Bow Kachi

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

Recruitment Cost 940
Upkeep Cost 120
Melee Attack 6 17%
Charge Bonus 6 12%
Bonus vs Cavalry 0 0%
Range 150 23%
Accuracy 35 35%
Reloading Skill 50 50%
Ammunition 25 31%
Melee Defence 2 5%
Armour 3 20%
Morale 7 14%

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Good range and accuracy but low damage.
  • Weak in melee.
  • Weak against cavalry.
  • Weak at range against rifles.
  • Average morale.


  • Flaming Arrows - This unit can fire flaming arrows for a short period of time. Flaming arrows have a greater damage effect and can set fire to flammable objects. Flaming arrows don't function in wet weather.
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Excellent shots, with superb range, these men retain the skills of earlier centuries.

The noble art of the bow should not be forgotten in more modern times of steam engines and machine guns. These men still have much to offer as they are skilled warriors. With good range and an accuracy born of years of dedication to their art they are a fine addition to any army. However, they should never be committed to close combat and they are incredibly vulnerable to cavalry charges. Should they attempt a fight against more modern weapons they will probably find themselves overpowered and take heavy losses. The bow has always been a valued and important part of Japanese society and warfare. In some myths the bow could mean the difference between life and death, even for the innocent. During the Nara period the nine-headed dragon Kuzuryu took up residence in Lake Ashi in Hakone. The creature demanded sacrifice and the villagers had to devise a fair way to select the family whose daughter's life would satiate Kuzuryu. It was decided that a white feathered arrow should be shot into the air over the village and the house that it landed on would have to give up their youngest daughter for sacrifice. This process continued until Kuzuryu was vanquished by a priest named Mankan who chained him to a rock formation within Lake Ashi.