Military Port

Military Port


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  • Cost: 2300
  • +1 trade routes possible (sea)
  • +2 per turn to town growth from ports within this province
  • Improves export capacity (increases trade values) by +80
  • Recruitment capacity (ship under construction): +2


Beyond the gulls' cries, the waves test men's courage.

A military port specialises in the construction and maintenance of warships. These vessels are built for battle, and are not just floating platforms for warriors. This makes them expensive, and means that special yards are needed ashore, but also means that vessels can be properly repaired here too. Historically, the Japanese had no warships to speak of until the Sengoku Jidai. Though they had fought at sea, the ships were floating platforms for archers and warriors who would board enemy vessels to fight a land battle at sea. Ships were simply armoured with the same kind of wooden screens foot soldiers carried into battle, and so were vulnerable to fire arrows and bombs hurled from the decks. The intention, however, was to always close with the enemy and fight honourably in close combat. Sinking an enemy vessel might have been more effective, but it was not a proper way to conduct warfare.