Two months after the incident in Osaka, the Inukai clan waits out the last days of winter. With enemies perched quite literally on their doorstep, Lord Inukai’s retainers busy themselves with festival preparations; despite the celebrations, they can’t help but look forward to the coming battles that will arrive in Spring. When the samurai receive a coded message, they must work together to confront an evil spawned from the consequences of their actions.
The year is Tenshō 10, in the Twelfth month. Six months ago the betrayer Akechi Mitsuhide attacked his master Oda Nobunaga at Honnō-ji, burning it to the ground along with the demon warlord. Snowfall covers the mainland, and a time that should be spent in contemplative seclusion is now spent in clandestine war meetings. Stillness and oppressive silence envelope the countryside, but whispers of secret treachery fill the halls of every daimyō. In Settsu province, Lord Inukai and his loyal retainers meet to discuss the coming war for the title of Shogun.
In early August 2008, Russia invaded the Republic of Georgia from the North. The Georgian government had expected a Black Sea landing and had deployed its army in the west. Taken off guard, a special forces team was hastily assembled and dropped into the northern part of South Ossetia -a place formally part of Georgia but with many rebel groups wanting to break away. Their mission was to destroy the Roki Tunnel, delaying the Russian army until the Georgians could redeploy. Historically, they failed to destroy the tunnel and instead destroyed a bridge further south and ambushed the Russian armored column, delaying the Russians about a day, but it wasn’t enough. All were lost, but they destroyed a lot of Russian hardware. In this alternate history scenario, a group of Georgian special forces operators attempt to hold back the Russians as long as possible.