Today I promised that I will list Kanetsugu Naoe's Military side of talent as top general of Uesugi Army which was called strongest in Japan in 16 - 17th century:
1. In Uesugi clan's civil war, Naoe strategized and implemented to tie with enemy's 2 strongest allies and lead the civil war in favor of his master. Everybody thought Naoe's strategy did not work. It looks like he never thought his strategy was impossible. His master went ahead on Naoe's strategy and won the war.
2. When Nobunaga Oda, who almost unfied Japan, attacked Uesugi by 2 route, one from west, the other from south, Naoe successfully defended Uesugi territory by moving their force quickly from west to south, concentrating on fight against enemy from south. The enemy needed to withdraw because Oda died in the middle of this war. It was said that Naoe already knew when Oda was killed by betrayal by his information source (Ninja).
3. "Sekigahara war" which decided Tokugawa to be next Shogun, Naoe and Uesugi were fighting against Tokugawa ally in North Japan. Uesugi needed to withdraw not because they are defeated, but because Uesugi ally was defeated in separate war. Naoe guarded rear of their army and limited damage of their force minimum.
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