I've tried to remain faithful to the movie as far as I can within the limits of the game, but I'm going on memory.
The map includes:
•The mill and two houses on the far side,
•The oval shaped village, but with fewer houses to bring the number of villagers down.
•Wheat fileds as rice patties.
•You as lord, five swordsmen, and a knight as the Samurai,
•A Pikeman as your disciple.
•The peasant horde of weapons.
•40 assorted bad guys coming after you.
I find that adapting tactics from the movie helps you win.
If you never saw the film the brief story wil set it up.