When Ieyasu arrived in Akasaka on September 14, the soldiers of the WESTERN ARMY were shaken. Sakon
Shima, the retainer of Mitsunari, was famous for being skillful in battle.
He lured the EASTERN ARMY well and won the fight at Kuise River. This
victory had the morale of the WESTERN ARMY heightened.(Battle of Kuisegawa)
After a battle at Kuise River, Mitsunari, Hideie, Isin,
Yukinaga and others held a council of war in Ogaki Castle, and they decided“Let's make a night attack at Akasaka, if we fail, let's persist in Ogaki Castle.”
Ieyasu knew that if the EASTERN ARMY besieged Ogaki Castle, they could
not make it surrender easily.
Ieyasu spread disinformation, "I attacked Sawayama Castle and attacked
On the night of September 14, as Mitsunari wound up the fight in Sekigahara,
he left 7,500 defense soldiers in Ogaki Castle, and in night rain, the WESTERN ARMY detoured around the foot of Mt.Nangu and marched to Sekigahara
Mitsunari positioned the WESTERN ARMY.
From the north
Mitunari Ishida at Mt. Sasao (6,000 men)
Yoshihiro Shimazu at Koike(1,500 men)
Yukinaga Konishi at Mt. Kitatemma(6,000 men)
Hideie Ukita at Mt. Minamitemma(17,000 men)
Yositugu Otani at Yamanaka (an army 4,000 strong)
Yasuharu Wakizaka, Mototutna Kutuki, Suketada Ogawa, Noyasu Akaza at the foot of Mt.Matsuoyama (4,000 men)
Hideaki Kobayakawa at Matsuo(16,000 men)
Hidemoto Mori(15,000 men), Hiroie Kitukawa(3,000 mens), Ekei Ankokuji(1,800 men), Masaie Natuka(1,500 men), Moritika
Chousokabe(6,600 men) at Mt.Nangu
Ieyasu received a report “the WESTERN ARMY left Ogaki Castle, and headed for Sekigahara.” Many generals of the EASTERN
ARMY marched one after another for Sekigahara, and stood face to face with the WESTERN ARMY.
Nagamasa Kuroda, Sigekado Takenaka(5,400 men) from the right of Maruyama for Ishida
Tadaoki Hosokawa(5,000 men), Yoshiaki Kato(3,000 men), Yoshimasa Tanaka(3,000 men), Sadaji Tutui (2,800 men) futher to
the right of Maruyama
Naomasa Ii(3,600 men); Tadayoshi Matsudaira(3,000 men); Uraku Oda, Kazumasa Ikoma, Shigekatsu Furuta(4,500 men) at
Haginaga(the front of the camp of Ieyasu)for Shimazu
Masanori Fukushima(6,000 men) from the left of Matsuo for Ukita.
Takatora Todo(2,500 men), Takatomo Kyogoku(3,000 men) at the rear of Shibai for Otani and Kobayakawa.
Ieyasu Tokugawa(30,000 men) at Mt. Momokubari
Terumasa Ikeda, Yoshinaga Asano, Kazutoyo Yamauchi(17,000 men)at Mt Nangu for Mori corp.
Ieyasu aligned 11,000 soldiers for Ogaki Castle.