This is the TW:S2 edition of the "Guide to the Guides." There will most likely be some overlap with Total War Center and other sources of guides, but I hope to keep things as organized as possible.
Official Shogun 2 FAQ
Frogbeastegg's Guide for Total War: Shogun 2
(^Thorough beyond compare)
Browser-Based Encyclopedia Access:*
You don't even need to launch the game to view the Encyclopedia, you can simply use a web browser.
Just create a shortcut that points to ...
C:\Program Files\Steam\steamapps\common\total war shogun 2\data\encyclopedia\how_to_play.html
C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\total war shogun 2\data\encyclopedia\how_to_play.html
Note: You will need to adjust that link depending on where you have installed the Steam client.
General Campaign Guides:
The Clans, a Complete Walkthrough (Part  
Dark Side's Economy Guide for Shogun 2
(^Superb. Read this)
Chronobomb's Guide to Retainers
Trait Gained Guide
Guide to factors that affect honour and loyalty
Edmon's Guide to Ashigaru Delivery Strategies
7horin's Guide to Generals
The Guide to Surviving Realm Divide
Dribbs' Guide to Diplomatic Relations
Guide: Strategic Locations
Tips on beating VH/Legendary
Shogun 2 Economic Quick Reference Guide
Clan Specific Campaign Guides:
How to Survive as Oda on Harder Difficulties
The Ultimate Oda legendary walk through including videos
You want to be Ieyasu? (Tokugawa Legendary guide)
Rise of the Samurai:
RotS Economic Quick Reference Guide
Fall of the Samurai:
Reworked Encyclopedia Map
(Includes original, RotS, and FotS)
FotS Economic Quick Reference Guide
"March to the Sea" - War Economy and Play Style
Fun Tips for FotS
Please post here with links to any useful guides you come across or create.
* daelin4 states that anyone posting online-sourced websites hosting the encyclopedia, such as totalwar.ru, violates breach of copyright as well as posting inaccurate information, and is forbidden on this forum. Please refrain from doing so and report any links that contain encyclopedia entries. Thanks!