An all around good skirmish wargame, but I question the history behind it, in light of recent archeological finds. Ninja (shinobi no mono), by way of example, are handled as a "hidden unit" amongst your models, rather than the infiltration and advanced scouting, demolitions and fire use against fortifications, they achieved in the five types of spy (from Sun Tzu's Art of War) and as Samurai or Bushi in their own right.. Otherwise, a simple and quick game, easy to pick up, and modify. I only wish there were more models available for this genre of game; but there are always counters. A good first edition. Hopefully Osprey will continue to put out quality products like these dealing with "out of the usual" genres of play. Otherwise, a complex enough game, rich with oriental history (like the invasions of Korea and Battles against the Ming Chinese), that can be learned in a minimal amount of time.
[4 of 5 Stars!]