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Total War: Shogun 2 DLC released

28 Jul 2011  by   Paul Younger

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

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