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The trouble is, the Sengoku period is a long one (about 1460 to 1615), and the armies changed. My understanding is that it started with samurai primarily being bowmen, as in earlier periods (Gempai, Kamakura) but later the sword and spear (yari) took over. So I suspect we'll need multiple lists. In any case, mounted samurai generally didn't do massed charges, so don't really fit with normal TtS cavalry.
Starting at the end of the period, one question is how arquebus (teppo) units fit in TtS. I believe the units were actually mostly mixed teppo and bowmen, with samurai or ashigaru 'officers'. Should such a unit be treated as archers, handgunners or even crossbowmen? I wonder about using crossbow characteristics, but giving the handgun effect at close range. Would that work?
Ashgaru with yari seem to fit as spearmen. Dismounted samurai with yari might be billmen, with some upgraded to veteran for hashimoto or similar, or maybe even dismounted knights. Ronin may be fanatics? Lots of heroes!
Mounted samurai are the most difficult. If they moved mounted, but dismounted to fight, there isn't a direct equivalent in the current TtS unit types. The 'mounted infantry' rule doesn't readily fit as they had horse-holders and could remount. in any case, i'm not sure how many there were around in the later Sengoku. The Takeda clan had lots, I think, but other armies may have had fewer, if the Osaka screens are anything to go by. I know that, on the other thread, Usagisuki suggested limiting samurai cavalry to a single move/charge per turn. Another option could be to allow them to move as cavalry (2 squares), but charge as infantry (one square only). They could then need a 'remount' activation to move again as cavalry after a charge, otherwise they continue to move as foot. I know the cavalry were supported by infantry, but I've heard the infantry just had to keep up.
And that's just thinging about later Sengoku. i've no idea how to model the earlier mounted bowmen.
All ideas and comments welcome.