Ishida Mitsunari
Ishida Mitsunari
Ishida Mitsunari
Appears in Total War: Shogun 2
Rank General
Faction Toyotomi Clan
Birth 1560
Family Ishida

Ishida Mitsunari was a general of the Toyotomi Clan as well as commander of the coalition of Toyotomi, Shimazu, and Kobayakawa forces who fought against Tokugawa Ieyasu.

Mitsunari served under Toyotomi Hideyoshi for the first time at the Battle of Yamazaki against the Akechi Clan in 1582. Hideyoshi began to recognize Mitsunari's intellect after scoring victories over Shibata Katsuie at Shizugatake in 1583 and Tokugawa Ieyasu at Komaki-Nagakute a year later. These victories brought peace to the generals who fought to become successor to Oda Nobunaga and the destroyed Oda Clan. Mitsunari again served at the Siege of Odawara in 1590, being the one responsible for the capture of nearby Oshi Castle. He continued to serve Hideyoshi to his death in 1598, when Mitsunari would begin facing opponents such as Fukushima Masanori and Tokugawa Ieyasu. He narrowly escaped the first during a battle at Kyoto, and faced off against Ieyasu in 1600. The Battle of Sekigahara, the last battle of the Sengoku Era (take it that the Siege of Osaka Castle was a mere uprising rather than a full-blown war), was a defeat for Mitsunari. He would later be captured and executed.

Ishida Mitsunari corner

Ishida Mitsunari. This is the general's picture in the lower-left corner of the screen.