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I played Shogun 2 for long time and always tried to learn something new or discover new ways for advance
Thanks to CA this game is very well balanced and interesting , When i was playing game today i discovered something that was really important and effective in campaign domination and progress and its some Strategic Locations that can change course of warfare , I know many professional players discovered and used this before i a guide will be useful for others
So i start with Chosokabe Clan but this topic will be updated .
Speciality : Can build Superior Bow Warriors
There is a province named Echizen in north of map between area influence of Takeda Clan ( East ) and area influence of Hattori and Ashikaga Shogunate ( West ) Echizen is unbelievably important province for Chosokabe domination and it will show its hidden capacity when you are playing on Very Hard - Legendary difficulty
Lets take a closer look :
Echizen - Specialty : Craftwork
Trade importance : Close to sea Warhorses trade location
so you don't need any trade agreement for importing Warhorses and you can't build Heavy Cavalry that are very important in Harder difficulties
Upgrade Castle-Town to Castle level and upgrade Craftwork to Master Bowmaker level
Because you are playing with Chosokabe Clan quickly reach Bow Expertise art then build a Bow Master Dojo
With Bow Master Dojo you can't build Chosokabe Bow Samurai with amazing quality and 1 turn recruit in Echizen
Its time quality wins over quantity
Then you can recruit you machine guns !!!
Details about Chosokabe Bow Samurai recruited with following instructions :
I tested Bow Samurais and then posted this guide
In my test i recruited 4 Bow Samurai , As you know archers are weak against cavalry so i chose 5 Katana Cavalry as enemy and started the war
I used Fire Arrows and then i was watching the battle and result :
Katana Cavalry crushed and retreated ( Legendary Difficulty )
I tested with 10 Katana Swordsmen and they defeated too
I must mention Katana Cavalry and Swordsmen was at normal stats in this test and i tested just to make sure this Bow Samurais are good and worth such investment
Now of course some of you thinking about other provinces that have such capacity but why i said Echizen have a strategic benefit and is important ?
As you know Takeda always rule in East and an alliance with Hojo so no one can stand against their might but in West there is completely different story , Many clans fight for survive and many fight for expand their territories
So a strategic location is a province that separate East and West and of course close to Kyoto
In north Echizen have such capacity and in south there is another province that i will add to guide later
With Echizen and Bow samurais that you recruit there you can easily defeat Takeda under any difficulty , Dont push autoresolve ! Go into battlefield and use your troops and i promise you will win
You can put your favorite general in Echizen province for fast level up
In strongest army of AI there are many Katana Swordsmen , If they attack your province put your Machine Guns oh ! sorry Bow samurais near walls and enemy will lost 50 %-70 % of its army till reach your tenshu then kill remaining soldiers with some infantry or for quicker victory use Katana Cavalry
I will add strategic locations for other clans as soon as i reach best results for them
Any suggestions will be appreciated and i am a normal gamer and i have mistakes too i will thankfull if you mention them