Disciple of Peperna
- May 20, 2004
Congrats, Jon! I just read parts of your AAR and it looks interesting!
The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
Well, tragically, I get the impression from multiple sources of an ongoing conflict between the western military ideal in Japan, and the Bushido spirit ideal.Jon Young said:Before I write pages (which I should be doing to my AAR right now!) I'd just like to invite anyone out there with real know-how about the Japanese war machine to pop along and ask questions! I'm surrounded by reference but with all the pic editing I'm always too lazy to use it
Rensslaer said:Well, tragically, I get the impression from multiple sources of an ongoing conflict between the western military ideal in Japan, and the Bushido spirit ideal.
There were certainly learned, and qualified, generals in Japan. They accomplished alot! But there also seemed to be a sense that if they weren't accomplishing RIGHT THEN, that they were doing something wrong and should try harder.
This is what led to the Japanese Army (or Navy, probably) following a well thought-out and strategically/tactically based policy... Then getting an itch for glory or combat or whatever, and just doing a full-out, dangerous charge!
I do not understand it, but it seems to come up again and again in the histories I've read. The impulse to seek honor far above the preservation of one's own life seems very strong, such that it often overwhelmed good military sense. And in the end it killed the Japanese Army and Navy.
Just my observations, since you asked.
Snake IV said:Exactly. And preferibly you should pick it sometime yesterday