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Basic Building Statistics (can be modified by difficulty level, arts, skills, traits and retainers)

  • Cost: 2000
  • +5% increase in resistance to naval bombardment
  • Recruitment capacity (units in training): +1
  • +4 to repression in this province


Beneath high walls, all understand the value of obedience.

A stronghold acts as a visible symbol of power and keeps the local people in order. It also helps recruitment in a province. It is, however, a rather old-fashioned structure, but a design that has stood the test of time. Stone was used in Japanese castles and strongholds to create sturdy foundations, something that was important in a nation so beset by earthquakes. Wherever possible Japanese castle builders preferred to use the landscape to create a formidable defence, but often it was necessary to make a stone platform for a castle. This would then support an impressive collection of tiered towers and walls, a sign of both wealth and military might. The older design of stronghold, though, was designed to keep out traditional foes, not deal with modern artillery.