I keep trying to get a campaign started with this faction, but it always seems to fall apart. You start out at war and with one province. You can't go to war with Takeda or Hojo, because they'll annihilate you. Trying to take Santo island requires quite a few turns of getting a ship and troops enough to take the town. Plus, there's always the lingering possibility of war with about 5 different factions. Since you can't attack Takeda, you're forced to advance East into the very spread out regions around Date.
I love the appeal and colors of this faction, but can't seem to get them to work. I've done well with Oda and Tokugawa, both of which are supposed to be hard. And I've had campaigns go well with Mori and Hojo.
Frustrating to say the least.