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Shogun 2 cavalry unit features online!

CraigTWCraigTW Lead Community Manager, The Creative AssemblyPosts: 1,120Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff, Tools Admin, Cakes!
edited February 2011 in The Archive
Hi all,

We've posted up the first of our cavalry unit features online!

We posted the following three features throughout the day.

Online so far:
  • Great Guard
  • Bow Cavalry
  • Katana Cavalry

Thanks,

CraigTW
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  • Dark SideDark Side Senior Member Posts: 1,549Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    Sexy. Inspiring elite units are always great in TW games.


    We need more features Craig, you got us hooked.
  • bennywhisebennywhise Senior Member Posts: 236Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    thanks a lot
    the more I get to see, the more I want to play the game
    already ordered a collectors version
    now I have to wait, while this is being released
    talk about torture
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  • totalwarzonetotalwarzone Senior Member Posts: 516Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    First? What is with the Yari? Wasn´t it the second now? Im sorry, just been a little confused now :)
  • CraigTWCraigTW Lead Community Manager, The Creative Assembly Posts: 1,120Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff, Tools Admin, Cakes!
    edited February 2011
    First? What is with the Yari? Wasn´t it the second now? Im sorry, just been a little confused now :)

    Technically it is the second, yes.

    I'm not editing the post though, you'll have to live with it :)

    Edit: I've edited the post. I'm fickle like that.
  • dge1dge1 Moderator Arkansas, USAPosts: 9,181Registered Users, Moderators
    edited February 2011
    These look like members of the B.M.C. (Bad Mothers Club) Will they be a limited recruitment unit, or are they the Heavy cavalry unit we get to run rough shod over everyone with? :)
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  • totalwarzonetotalwarzone Senior Member Posts: 516Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    CraigTW wrote: »
    Technically it is the second, yes.

    I'm not editing the post though, you'll have to live with it :)

    You're just lazy :) . Just a joke, thx for post this.
    Maybe you can do something for the german users, on Homepage are still not can watch the Ashigaru, only on the UK Homepage :(
  • eaglekelly84eaglekelly84 Senior Member Posts: 100Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    The unit description of the Great Guard sounds like they will be available only to the Tokugawa clan, and that they might even be a late game exclusive... or is that reading too much out of the historical description.

    Also, have the backgrounds of the unit cards been changed to pure white? Originally, the first Yari Ashigaru unit reveal showed a card with a colored and shaded background, and with the clan's icon displayed:

    Yari_Ashigaru.png
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  • CraigTWCraigTW Lead Community Manager, The Creative Assembly Posts: 1,120Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff, Tools Admin, Cakes!
    edited February 2011
    The unit description of the Great Guard sounds like they will be available only to the Tokugawa clan, and that they might even be a late game exclusive... or is that reading too much out of the historical description.

    Also, have the backgrounds of the unit cards been changed to pure white? Originally, the first Yari Ashigaru unit reveal showed a card with a colored and shaded background, and with the clan's icon displayed:

    Yari_Ashigaru.png

    The unit cards will still have this appearance.
  • NeclordNeclord Junior Member Posts: 17Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    Cool. Is this a special unit for the Tokugawa clan?
  • CraigTWCraigTW Lead Community Manager, The Creative Assembly Posts: 1,120Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff, Tools Admin, Cakes!
    edited February 2011
    We've now updated the news story with a second unit - the Bow Cavalry.
  • Psycho VPsycho V Registered User Posts: 460Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    Excellent. Thanks Craig!
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  • Yi Song-GyeYi Song-Gye Senior Member Posts: 626Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    Thanks! I like that. By the way I also like the ukiyo-e/woodcut style of your artworks.
  • JMaszkJMaszk Senior Member Posts: 1,290Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    Very Nice...these are some great units!!

    Edit: My guess is all factions will be able to possibilly recruit a limited number of Great Guard, but since the Tokugawa recruited many more of them, that will probably be allowed in the game as well. Or if they are also limited in slots available, then the Tokugawa Great Guard will most likely start out at a higher level than other clans Great Guard.
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  • King RufusKing Rufus Senior Member HispaniaPosts: 1,625Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    Great info, many thanks Craig :).
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  • CraigTWCraigTW Lead Community Manager, The Creative Assembly Posts: 1,120Moderators, Administrators, CA Staff Mods, CA Staff, Tools Admin, Cakes!
    edited February 2011
    We've now also added the Katana Cavalry!

    Hope you enjoyed today's features - we'll have more soon!
  • totalwarzonetotalwarzone Senior Member Posts: 516Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    i really hope you have more. Thx :)
  • SchepelSchepel Senior Member Posts: 1,157Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    Very nice. I like the unit cards as well! Just can't wait to see the mailman knock on the door with one very special package. :D
  • oOIYovoYIOo oOIYovoYIOo Banned Posts: 275Banned Users
    edited February 2011
    Nice feature Craig.
    One thing ,about my account, it seems that i cant send private messages ...
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  • oOIYovoYIOo oOIYovoYIOo Banned Posts: 275Banned Users
    edited February 2011
    CraigTW wrote: »
    We've now also added the Katana Cavalry!

    Hope you enjoyed today's features - we'll have more soon!

    Have you read my message Craig?
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  • oOIYovoYIOo oOIYovoYIOo Banned Posts: 275Banned Users
    edited February 2011
    Have you read my message Craig?

    Forget about this :o
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  • MarcusMarcus Member Posts: 36Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    Nice, Thanks Craig! :D
  • ClaymanVTWClaymanVTW Senior Member Posts: 1,117Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    sweet! thanks!
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  • SlippybeeSlippybee Senior Member Posts: 571Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    Looking good :)
  • TomakazeTomakaze Junior Member Posts: 9Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    I just hope people won't be able to spam horse archers or else atilla the hun is going to ravage Japan as well. (hypothetically assuming he landed/invaded successfully)
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  • eaglekelly84eaglekelly84 Senior Member Posts: 100Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    I would hope that a balanced mix of foot archers, protected by blocks of spearmen and heavily armored naginata samurai, would utterly crush horse archer spam.
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  • HeirofAlexanderHeirofAlexander Senior Member Posts: 1,088Registered Users
    edited February 2011
    Nice :D (need twenty characters)
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