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    The second slice of DLC for Total War: Shogun 2 has just been released.
    The Jidai Unit Pack is now available and adds 10 new elite units for use in the game. There is one new elite unit per clan and purchasing the DLC will unlock all ten units for use in single and multiplayer Campaign mode.
    Here’s the full breakdown of what’s included in the DLC…

    1. Bulletproof Samurai unit – Date clan

    It takes true samurai to charge into musket fire – and prevail!

    Bulletproof armour makes them very resilient against matchlocks
    Heavy armour makes them slow
    Very good armour and melee defence
    Very good vs. cavalry
    Average melee attack

    Construction requirements in Campaign mode

    Yari Dojo 
    Armoury

    2. Marathon Monk – Uesugi or Ikko Ikki clan (Ikko Ikki clan requires the Ikko Ikki Clan Pack available on Steam)

    Faith builds the body, and faith makes outstanding warriors.

    Very fast moving and fatigue resistant
    Good against infantry and cavalry
    Very good melee defence
    Vulnerable to katana infantry and missiles

    Construction requirements in Campaign mode (Ikko Ikki clan)

    Ikko religion
    Jodo Shinshu Temple 
    Proving grounds

    Construction requirements in Campaign mode (Uesugi clan)

    Buddhist religion
    Buddhist Temple 
    Proving grounds

     3. Hand Mortar – Hojo clan

    Hand mortars can lob shots over the heads of intervening troops, even over high walls.

    High arc of fire is good for attacking units behind walls and other units
    Small unit size and weak stats make them very vulnerable in melee
    Low morale
    Very vulnerable to cavalry

    Construction requirements in Campaign mode

    Gunsmith 
    Armoury

    4. Heavy Gunner – Shimazu clan

    For some targets a simple musket is disrespectful. Better by far to use a heavy gun.

    Very large muskets can damage units and buildings
    Small unit size leaves them vulnerable in melee
    Very vulnerable to cavalry

    Construction requirements in Campaign mode

    Gunsmith 
    Armoury

    5. Wako Raider – Mori clan

    Piracy prepares men to fight unfairly and with deceit. A wise commander uses these skills.

    Can deploy outside of their own deployment area
    Can walk whilst hidden and can hide almost anywhere
    Good melee attack and morale
    Weak melee defence and armour
    Vulnerable to cavalry and missiles

    Construction requirements in Campaign mode

    Sword Dojo 
    Military port

    6. Mounted Gunner – Tokugawa clan

    These mounted samurai carry matchlocks, allowing them to fire a deadly volley and then gallop away.

    Very high missile damage
    Good accuracy but slow reload
    Average in melee
    Vulnerable to foot missile units

    Construction requirements in Campaign mode

    Stables 
    Gunsmith

    7. Bandit – Hattori clan (Hattori clan only available in the Total War: SHOGUN 2 Limited Edition)

    Banditry teaches a man much that is useful in warfare, such as striking from an unexpected direction.

    Can shoot whilst hidden
    Can hide almost anywhere
    Can walk hidden
    Weak in melee
    Vulnerable to cavalry

    Construction requirements in Campaign mode

    Bow dojo 
    Criminal syndicate 

    8. Long-Yari Ashigaru – Oda clan

    These men carry exceptionally long spears, pikes in effect, making them extremely dangerous to cavalry.

    Excellent against cavalry
    Good defensive unit
    Vulnerable to missiles and sword infantry
    Weak morale

    Construction requirements in Campaign mode

    Spear dojo 
    Encampment

    9. Fire Cavalry – Takeda clan

    These cavalry are a sword in their general’s hand, ready to slice into a battle line.

    Good against cavalry
    Good against infantry
    Good speed
    Weak against spears and naginatas
    Vulnerable to matchlocks and bows

    Construction requirements in Campaign mode

    Cavalry dojo 
    Proving grounds

    10. Daikyu Samurai – Chosokabe clan

    When archer and bow are as one, anything is possible.

    Extra-long range
    Very accurate and higher damage
    Slow reload speed
    Vulnerable to cavalry
    Weak melee attack 

    Construction requirements in Campaign mode

    Bow dojo 
    Hunting lodge

    Paul Younger
    Founder and Editor of PC Invasion. Founder of the world's first gaming cafe and Veteran PC gamer of over 22 years.

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