Re: Hashirama's narration is skewed
From what i understand uchihas werent really well prepared for all out war at that time.
First off all those were times of many innovations, meaning a lot of jutsus were only developing etc. There was no shinobi training or education.
Uchihas were at square one basicly, they had no knowledge of MS or full sharingan capabilities. Madara was 1st in eras since ES to unlock MS, only he could provide that info and put it to the test. But he had no time for that, they were fighting day after day, although war is good for raising combat experience, its not good for creating new techniques. We didnt even saw him or izuna using susanoo or anything with MS. When he barely got EMS he charged at senju and was using V2 susanoo.
Madara only learned more about sharingan after he accepted truce, im guessing hashirama got his SM here as well.
Uchihas werent using, izanagis, izanamis, amaterasu not to mention MS techniques aside madaras incomplete susanoo, no1 brought bijus into the fight until madara pioneered the way (most likely after he read the tablet).
Those were times when they had to rediscover warfare and their own capabilities, now add that only few of them could use sharingan and u get the picture.
It was easier for senju, they always had stamina, while sharingan requires development which was hard to attain at everyday war.
But ultimately who knows, hashirama doesnt have to lie, he simply doesnt know it all.