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I've played FotS for quite some time. I've completed multiple campaigns with various factions, typically on Very Hard mode. However, I could never get going on Legendary. Last week I figured enough was enough and I was going to sit down and win a solo unmodded campaign on Legendary.
One week and dozens of hours later I am no closer to completing this goal than when I started.
I tried with a couple of the Shogunate clans and had little luck.
I tried with Satsuma about 6 times. I was always attacked by Tosa who would flip their allegiance, and then a garden variety of other enemies. It was never possible to develop a strong enough economy to withstand the attacks from all the enemies. The furthest I got was unifying the island and becoming the vanguard, at which point I got about 4 or 5 invasion forces from enemy clans landing per turn with full stacks of shogunate infantry and artillery while I am able to field basically levies if I'm lucky. I won 12 straight defenses with one province with a mix of heroic victories, using 1500 levies to fend off up to 4000 trained troops. But I couldn't keep up with my ports being constantly destroyed, my provinces devastated and uprising, and a total lack of revenue because I was constantly at war.
So I tried again with Tosa, a totally different approach. I quietly unified the 4 province island and kept my fleet at home port the whole time. The world passed me by for several dozen turns as I built up markets, inns, and farms. Finally war came and I was somewhat prepared, but once the map became revealed all the imperial clans had been spanked and Nagaoka had like 20 provinces, Obama had 16, and they declared war on me with basically full NAVY stacks wrecking my infrastructure. There was no way I could afford that many ships either.
I have maybe enough resolve for one more attempt at this. So I ask, I have failed with Tosa and Satsuma after multiple tries and strategies. Aggressive starts, slow starts, nothing has worked. Does ANYONE have a good opinion on a clan and strategy that I can finally beat this game on Legendary with? Please. I am going insane.