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

Recruitment Cost 1070
Upkeep Cost 140
Melee Attack 6 17%
Charge Bonus 15 30%
Bonus vs Cavalry 0 0%
Range 150 23%
Accuracy 55 55%
Reloading Skill 30 30%
Ammunition 20 25%
Melee Defence 4 11%
Armour 2 13%
Morale 8 16%

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Can deploy outside main deployment area.
  • Very good accuracy and reload rate.
  • Long range.
  • Weak in melee.
  • Weak against cavalry.
  • Good morale.
  • Can move and fire whilst hidden.


  • Suppression Fire - This ability increases reload rate but lowers accuracy. Enemy units hit by suppression fire are slowed and suffer a morale penalty.
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Striking from concealment, these riflemen are expert at ambushes and similar battlefield deceits.

Yugekitai are a force of guerrilla fighters, irregular troops who can move unseen and strike without warning before melting away into concealment once more. They can hide in woods, move while hidden, and can be deployed away from the main army as an ambushing force. Armed with accurate rifles, they can give a good account of themselves in battle, and even remain hidden while firing. These skills, along with their belief in the rightness of their cause, give them good morale. They are, however, vulnerable to cavalry attacks, and will be quickly ridden down if they are mishandled. They should also not be sent into close combat with any expectation of victory. Irregular warfare often throws up unlikely protagonists, men with a talent for applied violence who would never get the chance to use it but for a war. Guerillas (the word is Spanish and means "little war") have a long history, and anyone taking up arms can be a guerrilla. In modern parlance, the term has neutral connotations, as opposed to "freedom fighters" who can be propagandised as the "good guys". "Terrorists", "insurgents" or even "bandits" are obviously being portrayed as bad even though they are guerrillas too. In practical terms, there may be little difference in methods between the guerrillas, freedom fighters, terrorists and insurgents: all will use ambush and similar underhand methods to achieve their goals against forces that have conventional military superiority. Guerrillas do not fight fairly, or attack the enemy's main strength: they attack where the enemy is not; they cause fear out of all proportion to their numbers; and they play a long game of outlasting their foes' will to win. Guerrillas are a political as well as a military force.