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    Nobunaga's Ambition for NES FAQ/Strategy Guide
    
    by BHodges
    
    Version  1.0
    Created  07/05/09
    
    This document Copyright 2009 by Brian Hodges.  It may not be placed on any
    web site or otherwise distributed publicly without advance written permission. 
    
    Use of this guide on any other web site or as a part of any public display is 
    strictly prohibited, and a violation of copyright.
    
    All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
    respective trademark and copyright holders.
    
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    Table of Contents
    
    I.     Introduction
    II.    Background Story
    III.   Getting Started
    IV.    Object of the Game
    V.     Daimyos and Fiefs
             A.  Daimyo Abilities
                   1.  Health (Hlth)
                   2.  Drive (Driv)
                   3.  Luck
                   4.  Charm (Char)
                   5.  IQ
                   6.  Age
             B.  Fief Attributes
                   1.  Gold
                   2.  Debt
                   3.  Town
                   4.  Rice
                   5.  Output
                   6.  Dams
                   7.  Loyalty (Lylty)
                   8.  Wealth
                   9.  Men
                  10.  Morale
                  11.  Skill
                  12.  Arms
             C.  17 Fief
             D.  50 Fief
    VI.    Commands
             A.  Overview
                   1.  Main Display
                   2.  Giving Commands
             B.  Move
             C.  War
             D.  Tax
             E.  Send
             F.  Dam
             G.  Pact
             H.  Grow
             I.  Marry
             J.  Trade
                   1.  Loan
                   2.  Repay
                   3.  Sell
                   4.  Buy
                   5.  Arms
                   6.  Menu
             K.  Hire
                   1.  Men
                   2.  Ninja
                         a.  Uprising
                         b.  Revolt
                         c.  Dams
                         d.  Assassin
                         e.  Arson
             L.  Train
             M.  View
             N.  Build
             O.  Give
             P.  Bribe
             Q.  Assign
             R.  Rest
             S.  Map
             T.  Grant
                   1.  Industrial (Ind)
                   2.  Military (Mil)
                   3.  Balanced (Bal)
                   4.  Farming (Farm)
                   5.  Direct (Dir)
                   6.  Menu
             U.  Other
                   1.  Sound
                   2.  Animat
                   3.  Wait
                   4.  Save
                   5.  Battle
                   6.  End
                   7.  Menu
             V.  Pass
    VII.   War
             A.  Units
                   1.  Command Unit
                   2.  Cavalry
                   3.  Rifles
                   4.  Infantry
             B.  Deployment
             C.  Terrain
                   1.  Plains
                   2.  Hills
                   3.  Town
                   4.  Castle
                   5.  Mountains
                   6.  Water
                   7.  Out of the Fief
             E.  Battle Commands
                   1.  Move
                   2.  Attack
                   3.  Bribe
                   4.  Flee
                   5.  Pass
                   6.  View
             F.  Victory
    VIII.  Events
             A.  Seasonal Events
                   1.  Spring
                   2.  Fall
             B.  Natural Disasters
                   1.  Typhoons
                   2.  Plague
             C.  Rebellions
                   1.  Military Revolt
                   2.  Peasant Uprising
             D.  Bidding
    IX.    Strategies
             A.  Choosing a Daimyo
             B.  Acquiring Fiefs
             C.  Consolidating
             D.  Combat Strategies
             E.  Other Strategies
    X.     Game Review
    XI.    Version History
    XII.   Contact Information
    
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    I.     Introduction
    
    This is a FAQ/Strategy Guide for the NES game Nobunaga's Ambition.  It contains
    a list of controls, explanations of all commands, strategies for winning,
    maps/stats for all 50 fiefs as well as a mini-review.
    
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    II.    Background Story
    
    Here is the background story from the instruction booklet:
    
    THE LAST BATTLE OF ODA NOBUNAGA
    
    High above the gates of Honno Temple, a great white banner fluttered gently in
    the early morning breeze.  There were no colorful symbols upon its face, only
    five words written in heavy black ink:  RULE THE EMPIRE BY FORCE
    
    These words were first spoken by the daimyo Oda Nobunaga, many years ago.
    Then, he was still only one lord among the many warlords who battled for
    supremacy during the bloodiest time in Japan's history.  This period is called
    the Warring States Period, and that is exactly what it was: a time when Japan
    was divided into many little states, each ruled by a daimyo (lord).  These
    daimyos battled endlessly for control of the country.
    
    About this time, a young and ambitious daimyo named Oda Nobunaga seized the Oda
    Clan from his brothers, and took control of the province called Owari.  From
    there, he launched attacks on nearby countries, and quickly came to rule all of
    central Japan.  He was the first daimyo to get this far in his quest for
    supremacy.
    
    Now, on the morning of June 2nd, 1582, his banner boldly announced his presence
    in the city of Kyoto.  Yet, beneath his fearsome standard, Nobunaga slept
    restlessly.
    
    On the top of the nearby Rono hill, field marshall Akechi Mitsuhide gathered 
    his troops around him.  The first light of dawn cast a shadow across his face,
    masking his dark features.  The men, armed with spears, swords, and rifles,
    whispered nervously while they waited for their leader to speak.
    
    You see, Mitsuhide had once been Nobunaga's greatest general, and had fought in
    many campaigns alongside his master.  His love for his lord was so strong, that
    once, in order to convince the enemy Hatano Clan of Nobunaga's trustworthiness,
    he gave them his own mother as a hostage.  This was a tragic mistake, Nobunaga
    betrayed the Hatanos and Mitsuhide's mother was put to death.  Ever since,
    Mitsuhide was sullen and quiet in the presence of his lord.
    
    The men were ready for action.  Rumors had been spreading for weeks of how they
    were to go into action in southwestern Japan.  With north and central Japan
    already accounted for, victory in the southwest would spell final success for
    Nobunaga.  Surely it was the excitement of such a thought that caused their
    leader, Mitsuhide, to savor this moment, and draw out this silence.  Then,
    Mitsuhide spoke.
    
    "My men, I know how eager you must be for battle.  For weeks, you have listened
    to the battle reports from the southwestern front.  I expect that you are ready
    to march this very morning, ready to die for your master."
    
    "I too showed such loyalty to my master, once.  But no longer.  From today, I
    am your master, not Nobunaga.  You will not march to battle in the southwest,
    because his enemy is not yours.  Your enemy is my enemy."
    
    Mitsuhide paused, and pointed directly at the banner of Lord Oda.  "And my
    enemy is in the Honno Temple."
    
    Oda Nobunaga woke to the sound of distant gunfire.  He was immediately alert,
    and in a single practiced motion, leaped from his sleeping mat and drew his
    sword.  With his back against the wall, he held his sword at the ready, and
    listened.  Just then, Mori Ranmaru, Nobunaga's young page, burst into the room.
    
    Ranmaru bled from several small sword wounds, and his uniform was torn and
    soaked.  His eyes were wide with terror.
    
    "My Lord!  We are besieged!" he cried.  "By how many?  And how did they manage
    to get past Mitsuhide's guards?  Answer me at once!"
    
    Ranmaru was near tears as he answered.  "The enemy numbers over 13,000, and
    they are none other than your own troops, led by field marshall Mitsuhide."
    
    "Mitsuhide?  A traitor?  Unbelievable!"  Nobunaga's voice dropped to barely a
    whisper.  Then, with great speed, he donned his battle armor and stalked out
    of the room.
    
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    III.   Getting Started
    
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    New Game
    
    Press ANY button (even the d-pad) to bring up the title screen.  Press left to
    select yes and begin a new game.  Press right to select no if you want to load
    a previously saved game.
    
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    17 fiefs/50 fiefs
    
    Press left to start a game where the map is made of 17 fiefs or press right to
    start a game with 50 fiefs.  The 50 fief game is just like the 17 fief one,
    only a LOT longer!
    
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    Watch other daimyos battle
    
    Press left to select yes, right to select no.  If you choose yes, you will
    actually see every battle that involves only the CPU.  I strongly recommend
    choosing NO, it's really just a waste of time.
    
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    How many players
    
    Choose how many human players (up to eight people can play).  Press up on the
    control pad to increase the number, down to decrease.  When you are ready,
    press A to input the number.
    
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    Choosing a fief
    
    Here you enter the number of the fief you wish to rule.  You'll see a partial
    map of Japan.  To view the rest of the map, press the B button.  To input the
    number of the fief you want, press up or down on the control pad to change the
    number.  To input a number greater than nine, you need to press right or left
    to switch between the tens and ones digit.  When you are done, press A.  When
    it asks you to confirm your choice, press left for yes, right for no.
    
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    Setting daimyo abilities
    
    On this screen you set your daimyos health, drive, luck, charm, and IQ
    attributes.  I go into more detail on what these stats mean in the Daimyos
    and Fiefs section of this FAQ.  
    
    Press any button to stop the numbers.  When you are done, it will
    ask if these are ok, press left for yes, right for no.  If you choose no, you
    can try setting them again.
    
    These stats are very important to playing the game, so you want them to be as
    high as possible.  I recommend spending a minute or two trying to get all
    five stats at least in the 90s (preferably in the 100s).
    
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    Please select skill level
    
    Here you choose the difficulty level, the higher the number, the more difficult
    the game.  Press up and down to change the number and press A when you are
    done.
    
    I STRONGLY recommend keeping this at one, the game is already challenging
    enough as it is!
    
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    Is everything OK so far
    
    Press left to select yes and begin the game.  Pressing right to select no
    sends you all the way back to the title screen so you can start over.
    
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    IV.    Object of the Game
    
    This object of the game is simple, fulfill Nobunaga's ambition of unifying
    Japan by taking control of all 17 (or 50) fiefs.
    
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    V.     Daimyos and Fiefs
    
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    A.  Daimyo Abilities
    
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    1.  Health (Hlth)
    
    This determines how healthy your daimyo is.  The higher this attribute, the
    less likely your daimyo will get sick.  If your daimyo is sick, he will no
    longer be able to give certain commands (like War).  If your health reaches
    zero, you daimyo will die.
    
    Health goes down every spring or when there is a plague.  You can increase your
    health by using the Rest command.
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    2.  Drive (Driv)
    
    Drive represents your daimyo's ambition (how badly he wants to unify Japan).
    This ability will increase every time you win a battle.
    
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    3.  Luck
    
    Luck is like an x-factor that can influence many things, the higher your luck
    the more likely things are to go your way.  Luck will decrease whenever one of
    your marriage proposals is rejected.
    
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    4.  Charm (Char)
    
    Charm represents your daimyo's popularity.  The higher the number the more
    loyal your soldiers and peasants.  This stat will also influence how effective
    your attempts at bribery are.  You can increase your charm by giving rice/gold
    to your peasants or by winning battles.
    
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    5.  IQ
    
    Basically represents how smart your daimyo is, the higher the number the more
    effective your commands will be.  You can increase your IQ by winning battles.
    Losing battles will cause this stat to decrease.
    
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    6.  Age
    
    This is how old your daimyo is.  Your starting age will vary depending on
    which daimyo you choose.  Every spring, age increases by one year.  Daimyos
    can die of old age, a high health value can help you live longer.
    
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    B.  Fief Attributes
    
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    1.  Gold
    
    Gold is by far your most valuable resource, nearly every command requires you
    to spend some coin.  Each daimyo starts out with a predetermined amount of
    gold.  Every fall, you will receive gold from taxes, the amount depends on
    your tax rate.  You can also earn money by selling rice to a merchant.  A
    third option is to borrow gold from a merchant, the amount you can borrow
    depends on your town rating and peasant loyalty.  Every fall you must pay your
    soldiers salaries, if you don't have enough gold, they will desert!
    
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    2.  Debt
    
    Debt is how much gold you owe the merchant.  The number shown is the total of
    your loan and interest.  The amount of interest is determined by the rate
    displayed in the market section of the main display.  Loans are automatically
    repaid in the fall or you can repay them early if you wish.
    
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    3.  Town
    
    This is basically how much your town is worth.  The higher the value, the more
    taxes you will collect and the more gold you'll be able to borrow from
    merchants.  You can increase your town value by using the Build command.  The
    town value can be decreased by floods from typhoons or from having battles
    fought within the town limits.
    
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    4.  Rice
    
    Rice is second only to gold in importance!  Rice is used to feed your army and
    peasants each fall.  If you run out of rice during a battle, you automatically 
    lose!  You harvest rice each fall, the amount of rice is determined by the 
    output stat.  You can buy rice from merchants, or if you have a surplus, sell 
    some for gold.
    
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    5.  Output
    
    Output determines how much rice your fief can grow.  You can increase this
    stat by using the Build command.  This stat will be lowered by typhoons and
    sickness.
    
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    6.  Dams
    
    Dams are critical for protecting your fief from flooding caused by summer
    typhoons.  The higher the stat, the less chance of a flood occurring.  You can
    increase this stat by using the Dam command.  Using the Grow command will
    cause your dams value to decrease.
    
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    7.  Loyalty (Lylty)
    
    Loyalty is a measure of how happy your peasants are with the way you're running
    things, the higher the number, the less chance of a revolt.  You can increase
    loyalty by using the give command or decreasing taxes.  Increasing taxes or
    using the grow command will decrease loyalty.
    
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    8.  Wealth
    
    Wealth is a measure of how much money and land your peasants have.  A higher
    value means you will be able to collect more taxes.
    
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    9.  Men
    
    This represents (in units of one thousand) how many soldiers are stationed
    in that fief.
    
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    10.  Morale
    
    Morale is the loyalty level of your soldiers.  A high morale rating means that
    your soldiers will be less likely to defect or revolt.  You can increase morale
    by using the Give command.  Using the recruit command, losing a battle, and
    letting an enemy army occupy your castle will all cause a drop in morale.
    
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    11.  Skill
    
    Skill is how well trained your soldiers are.  The higher the skill level,
    the better they perform in battle.  For example, in battle, if the army being
    attacked has a higher skill level, they will be more likely to launch a
    counterattack.  Using the Train command will increase your army's skill level.
    
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    12.  Arms
    
    Arms represents how well equipped your army is, the higher the stat, the better
    your army will do in combat.  You can buy arms from a merchant by using the
    trade command.
    
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    C.  17 Fief
    
    Note:  The starting fief stats given here are for HUMAN players only, the CPU
    will get +10 Gold and +5 to all other stats (except Age and Debt).
    
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    Fief 1   Noto
    
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    | Daimyo:  Hatakeya             | Age: 21 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   33 | Debt:     0 | Town:     25 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   44 | Output:  30 | Dams:     26 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  24 | Wealth:  38 | Men:      48 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 23 | Skill:   53 | Arms:     51 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Hatakeya's stats are just too low to consider him as your daimyo.
    
    
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    | W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| W |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    Notes:
    
    This fief is composed entirely of plains, making the castle and town even
    more vital to defense.
    
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    Fief 2   Echigo 
    
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    | Daimyo:  Uesugi               | Age: 30 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   63 | Debt:     0 | Town:     48 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   79 | Output:  80 | Dams:     78 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  79 | Wealth:  70 | Men:      74 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 74 | Skill:   61 | Arms:     71 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Uesugi has great stats and a decent location, making him an excellent
    alternative to Oda.
    
    
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    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    Notes:
    
    Defenders can choose to center their defense around the castle in the usual
    fashion.  OR they can hide leave their rifles in the castle and deploy the
    rest of their units in the hills in far lower right of the fief ...
    
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    Fief 3   Musashi 
    
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    | Daimyo:  Hojo                 | Age: 22 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   53 | Debt:     0 | Town:     61 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   80 | Output:  80 | Dams:     75 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  63 | Wealth:  65 | Men:      70 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 68 | Skill:   68 | Arms:     65 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Hojo is an above average daimyo.  His high starting output stat makes up for
    his relatively low starting gold amount.
    
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    | H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | H |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | H |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
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    Fief 4   Kaga 
    
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    | Daimyo:  Honganji             | Age: 30 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   42 | Debt:     0 | Town:     38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   58 | Output:  61 | Dams:     52 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  74 | Wealth:  72 | Men:      41 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 53 | Skill:   41 | Arms:     38 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Average.
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
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    Fief 5   Echizen 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Asakura              | Age: 27 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   52 | Debt:     0 | Town:     44 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   68 | Output:  70 | Dams:     71 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  59 | Wealth:  54 | Men:      62 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 56 | Skill:   58 | Arms:     59 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | W |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
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    Fief 6   Hida 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Anekoji              | Age: 20 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   38 | Debt:     0 | Town:     41 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   36 | Output:  42 | Dams:     61 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  73 | Wealth:  69 | Men:      54 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 68 | Skill:   63 | Arms:     50 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 7   Suruga 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Imagawa              | Age: 41 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   68 | Debt:     0 | Town:     65 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   48 | Output:  45 | Dams:     73 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  65 | Wealth:  64 | Men:      73 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 61 | Skill:   72 | Arms:     63 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |
    |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 8   Mikawa 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Tokugawa             | Age: 18 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   69 | Debt:     0 | Town:     66 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   75 | Output:  80 | Dams:     80 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  76 | Wealth:  77 | Men:      71 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 75 | Skill:   74 | Arms:     73 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| M |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 9   Mino 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Saito                | Age: 33 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   29 | Debt:     0 | Town:     31 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   25 | Output:  28 | Dams:     21 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  31 | Wealth:  22 | Men:      38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 21 | Skill:   48 | Arms:     45 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Saito is without a doubt the worst daimyo in the game!  In the dozens of games
    I played, he only survived till the second turn ONCE!  Expect him to be invaded
    by a neighboring daimyo or killed in a revolt without fail ...
    
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    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 10   Yamato 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Tsutsui              | Age: 11 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   42 | Debt:     0 | Town:     40 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   38 | Output:  36 | Dams:     51 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  50 | Wealth:  48 | Men:      38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 47 | Skill:   31 | Arms:     35 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| T |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 11   Omi 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Asai                 | Age: 15 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   58 | Debt:     0 | Town:     53 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   69 | Output:  57 | Dams:     61 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  58 | Wealth:  57 | Men:      58 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 61 | Skill:   72 | Arms:     63 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| T |_ _| M |_ _| M |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 12   Iga 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Rokkaku              | Age: 39 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   36 | Debt:     0 | Town:     38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   24 | Output:  21 | Dams:     42 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  46 | Wealth:  45 | Men:      21 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 45 | Skill:   26 | Arms:     27 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    While not quite as bad as Saito, Rokkaku's low stats and small army make him
    just a minor speed bump.
    
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    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 13   Iseshima 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Kitabata             | Age: 32 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   55 | Debt:     0 | Town:     51 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   52 | Output:  48 | Dams:     76 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  65 | Wealth:  60 | Men:      74 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 65 | Skill:   75 | Arms:     71 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | O |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | O |_ _| O |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| W |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 14   Yamashir 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Ashikaga             | Age: 23 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   63 | Debt:     0 | Town:     68 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   57 | Output:  61 | Dams:     48 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  38 | Wealth:  46 | Men:      52 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 36 | Skill:   56 | Arms:     48 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 15   Settsu 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Miyoshi              | Age: 38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   62 | Debt:     0 | Town:     68 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   69 | Output:  63 | Dams:     63 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  65 | Wealth:  61 | Men:      69 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 70 | Skill:   69 | Arms:     58 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
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    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 16   Shinano 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Takeda               | Age: 39 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   73 | Debt:     0 | Town:     78 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   40 | Output:  46 | Dams:     80 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  74 | Wealth:  68 | Men:      72 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 73 | Skill:   71 | Arms:     63 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| T |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 17   Owari 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Oda                  | Age: 26 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:  100 | Debt:     0 | Town:     58 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   80 | Output:  80 | Dams:     80 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  71 | Wealth:  72 | Men:      78 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 77 | Skill:   78 | Arms:     80 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Oda is the best daimyo in the game!  I strongly recommend using him as your
    starting daimyo.
    
    
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    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _| 
    
    Notes:  
    
    A great fief for defense.  Place your command unit in the castle.  Place your
    cavalry in the space above the town and your rifles in the town itself.  Place
    unit 4 to the left of the town and unit five right below the castle.
    
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    D.  50 Fief
    
    Note:  The starting fief stats given here are for HUMAN players only, the CPU
    will get +10 Gold and +5 to all other stats (except Age and Debt).
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 1   Ezo 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Kakizaki             | Age: 11 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   22 | Debt:     0 | Town:     26 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   33 | Output:  27 | Dams:     46 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  69 | Wealth:  48 | Men:      23 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 36 | Skill:   28 | Arms:     25 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | W |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _|
    | W |_ _| H |_ _| W |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 2   Mutsu 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Tsugaru              | Age: 10 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   24 | Debt:     0 | Town:     22 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   28 | Output:  30 | Dams:     58 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  48 | Wealth:  62 | Men:      26 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 41 | Skill:   23 | Arms:     22 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _| 
    
    Notes:
    
    The castle here is a wonderful defensive point!  It is flanked by water and 
    mountains and is only approachable by plains.  If you are on defense, all you 
    have to do is put a unit in the castle and let your opponent wear himself out.
    If you are on offense, you will need vastly superior numbers in order to 
    breakthrough.  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 3   Morioka 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Nanbu                | Age: 62 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   25 | Debt:     0 | Town:     25 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   36 | Output:  45 | Dams:     39 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  41 | Wealth:  33 | Men:      24 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 60 | Skill:   21 | Arms:     38 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| W |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| W |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 4   Iwasaki 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Kasai                | Age: 26 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   58 | Debt:     0 | Town:     46 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   43 | Output:  41 | Dams:     35 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  38 | Wealth:  58 | Men:      33 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 73 | Skill:   48 | Arms:     35 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| W |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _|
    | M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _|
    | M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| O |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| O |_ _|
    | O |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| O |
    |_ _| O |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| O |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _| 
    
    Notes:
    
    If you are on defense, I recommend placing the command unit in the hills to the
    upper left of the castle.  Place the cavalry unit inside the castle and your
    rifles to the south of the command unit.  Place the two infantry units in the
    hills to the right of the castle.  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 5   Ugo 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Akita                | Age: 23 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   36 | Debt:     0 | Town:     33 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   51 | Output:  58 | Dams:     61 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  53 | Wealth:  36 | Men:      40 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 81 | Skill:   75 | Arms:     31 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| T |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 6   Rikuzen 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Date                 | Age: 17 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   61 | Debt:     0 | Town:     52 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   35 | Output:  37 | Dams:     68 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  58 | Wealth:  49 | Men:      43 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 78 | Skill:   63 | Arms:     54 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| H |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 7   Uzen 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Mogami               | Age: 39 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   43 | Debt:     0 | Town:     47 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   48 | Output:  51 | Dams:     52 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  33 | Wealth:  38 | Men:      41 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 38 | Skill:   53 | Arms:     46 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| C |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| O |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| T |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    Notes:
    
    Another good fief for defense.  Place your command unit in the castle.  Put
    your cavalry in the hills directly south of the castle and your rifles in the
    hills two squares southeast of the castle.  Put your two infantry units in the
    hills between units two and three.
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 8   Iwaki 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Yuki                 | Age: 27 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   35 | Debt:     0 | Town:     41 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   33 | Output:  46 | Dams:     38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  43 | Wealth:  41 | Men:      27 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 33 | Skill:   30 | Arms:     21 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | O |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 9   Iwashiro 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Ashina               | Age: 39 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   49 | Debt:     0 | Town:     38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   41 | Output:  31 | Dams:     50 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  72 | Wealth:  63 | Men:      38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 58 | Skill:   53 | Arms:     30 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | M |_ _| H |_ _| T |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 10   Echigo 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Uesugi               | Age: 30 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   63 | Debt:     0 | Town:     48 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   79 | Output:  80 | Dams:     78 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  79 | Wealth:  70 | Men:      74 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 74 | Skill:   61 | Arms:     71 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Uesugi has great stats and a decent location, making him an excellent
    alternative to Oda.
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    Notes:
    
    Defenders can choose to center their defense around the castle in the usual
    fashion.  OR they can hide leave their rifles in the castle and deploy the
    rest of their units in the hills in far lower right of the fief ...
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 11   Hitachi 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Satake               | Age: 13 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   60 | Debt:     0 | Town:     64 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   38 | Output:  54 | Dams:     60 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  51 | Wealth:  48 | Men:      46 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 40 | Skill:   42 | Arms:     33 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    Notes:
    
    This fief is completely composed of plains, so the town and castle are vital
    strategic points!
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 12   Shimotsu 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Utsunomi             | Age: 17 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   36 | Debt:     0 | Town:     21 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   25 | Output:  26 | Dams:     38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  23 | Wealth:  36 | Men:      25 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 31 | Skill:   28 | Arms:     27 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _| 
    
    Notes:
    
    This is an excellent fief for defense.  What I recommend doing is placing your
    command unit in the hills in the far bottom left corner.  Place your cavalry
    on the hills on the far left, blocking the entrance, then place your rifles
    directly south of them.  Place unit four to the right of your command unit and
    unit five in the castle.  Your attackers will most likely try to take out the 
    very secure) command unit.  Once your cavalry has been wiped out, move your 
    rifle unit up and begin moving your infantry over from the castle to help.
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 13   Awa 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Satomi               | Age: 53 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   26 | Debt:     0 | Town:     31 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   22 | Output:  34 | Dams:     59 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  58 | Wealth:  61 | Men:      46 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 62 | Skill:   50 | Arms:     36 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|
    
    Notes:
    
    Fief 13 is completely flat, so the castle and town will be important strategic
    points.  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 14   Musashi 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Hojo                 | Age: 22 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   53 | Debt:     0 | Town:     61 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   80 | Output:  80 | Dams:     75 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  63 | Wealth:  65 | Men:      70 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 68 | Skill:   68 | Arms:     65 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Hojo is an above average daimyo.  His high starting output stat makes up for
    his relatively low starting gold amount.
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | H |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | H |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 15   Shinano 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Takeda               | Age: 39 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   73 | Debt:     0 | Town:     78 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   40 | Output:  46 | Dams:     80 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  74 | Wealth:  68 | Men:      72 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 73 | Skill:   71 | Arms:     63 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| T |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _| 
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 16   Shinano 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Hatakeya             | Age: 21 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   33 | Debt:     0 | Town:     25 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   44 | Output:  30 | Dams:     26 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  24 | Wealth:  38 | Men:      48 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 23 | Skill:   53 | Arms:     51 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Hatakeya's stats are just too low to consider him as your daimyo.
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| W |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    Notes:
    
    This fief is composed entirely of plains, making the castle and town even
    more vital to defense. 
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 17   Ecchu 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Jinbo                | Age: 22 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   28 | Debt:     0 | Town:     22 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   31 | Output:  26 | Dams:     53 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  48 | Wealth:  53 | Men:      27 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 46 | Skill:   51 | Arms:     45 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | O |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | O |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| T |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 18   Hida 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Anekoji              | Age: 20 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   38 | Debt:     0 | Town:     41 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   36 | Output:  42 | Dams:     61 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  73 | Wealth:  69 | Men:      54 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 68 | Skill:   63 | Arms:     50 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 19   Kiso 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Kiso                 | Age: 20 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   26 | Debt:     0 | Town:     31 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   38 | Output:  32 | Dams:     46 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  39 | Wealth:  28 | Men:      36 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 34 | Skill:   48 | Arms:     40 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| T |_ _| H |_ _|
    | M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 20   Suruga 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Imagawa              | Age: 41 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   68 | Debt:     0 | Town:     65 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   48 | Output:  45 | Dams:     73 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  65 | Wealth:  64 | Men:      73 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 61 | Skill:   72 | Arms:     63 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |
    |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 21   Kaga 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Honganji             | Age: 30 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   42 | Debt:     0 | Town:     38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   58 | Output:  61 | Dams:     52 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  74 | Wealth:  72 | Men:      41 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 53 | Skill:   41 | Arms:     38 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Average.
    
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    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 22   Echizen 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Asakura              | Age: 27 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   52 | Debt:     0 | Town:     44 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   68 | Output:  70 | Dams:     71 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  59 | Wealth:  54 | Men:      62 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 56 | Skill:   58 | Arms:     59 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | W |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 23   Mino 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Saito                | Age: 33 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   29 | Debt:     0 | Town:     31 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   25 | Output:  28 | Dams:     21 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  31 | Wealth:  22 | Men:      38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 21 | Skill:   48 | Arms:     45 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Saito is without a doubt the worst daimyo in the game!  In the dozens of games
    I played, he only survived till the second turn ONCE!  Expect him to be invaded
    by a neighboring daimyo or killed in a revolt without fail ...
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 24   Mikawa 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Tokugawa             | Age: 18 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   69 | Debt:     0 | Town:     66 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   75 | Output:  80 | Dams:     80 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  76 | Wealth:  77 | Men:      71 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 75 | Skill:   74 | Arms:     73 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| M |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 25   Owari 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Oda                  | Age: 26 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:  100 | Debt:     0 | Town:     58 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   80 | Output:  80 | Dams:     80 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  71 | Wealth:  72 | Men:      78 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 77 | Skill:   78 | Arms:     80 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Oda has the best starting stats and is an excellent choice as your daimyo.
    
    
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    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _| 
     
    Notes:  
    
    A great fief for defense.  Place your command unit in the castle.  Place your
    cavalry in the space above the town and your rifles in the town itself.  Place
    unit 4 to the left of the town and unit five right below the castle.
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 26   Iseshima 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Kitabata             | Age: 32 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   55 | Debt:     0 | Town:     51 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   52 | Output:  48 | Dams:     76 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  65 | Wealth:  60 | Men:      74 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 65 | Skill:   75 | Arms:     71 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | O |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | O |_ _| O |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| W |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 27   Omi 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Asai                 | Age: 15 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   58 | Debt:     0 | Town:     53 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   69 | Output:  57 | Dams:     61 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  58 | Wealth:  57 | Men:      58 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 61 | Skill:   72 | Arms:     63 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| T |_ _| M |_ _| M |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 28   Iga 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Rokkaku              | Age: 39 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   36 | Debt:     0 | Town:     38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   24 | Output:  21 | Dams:     42 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  46 | Wealth:  45 | Men:      21 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 45 | Skill:   26 | Arms:     27 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    While not quite as bad as Saito, Rokkaku's low stats and small army make him
    just a minor speed bump.
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 29   Tango 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Isshiki              | Age: 49 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   43 | Debt:     0 | Town:     36 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   21 | Output:  22 | Dams:     38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  32 | Wealth:  39 | Men:      39 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 36 | Skill:   39 | Arms:     48 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|
    
    Notes:
    
    If you are on defense, put your command unit in the castle.  Place your cavalry
    to the lower left and rifles to the lower right of the castle.  Place your
    infantry units below the rifles.
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 30   Tanba 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Hatano               | Age: 31 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   26 | Debt:     0 | Town:     24 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   38 | Output:  33 | Dams:     21 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  27 | Wealth:  31 | Men:      20 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 27 | Skill:   21 | Arms:     22 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Hatano is second only to Saito in terms of feebleness.  Don't expect him to
    last more than a couple of turns at most.
    
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    | H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| C |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _| 
    
    Notes:
    
    While at first glance it seems the castle is easy to defend, this is actually
    far from the truth.  It is surrounded by hills on three sides which will
    nullify much of the castle's terrain bonus.
    
    If you are on defense, I recommend putting your command unit in the castle.
    Put your cavalry in the hills to the upper right of the castle and your rifles
    to the upper left.  Put unit four directly south of the castle and unit five
    to their lower left.
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 31   Yamashir 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Ashikaga             | Age: 23 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   63 | Debt:     0 | Town:     68 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   57 | Output:  61 | Dams:     48 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  38 | Wealth:  46 | Men:      52 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 36 | Skill:   56 | Arms:     48 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 32   Yamato 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Tsutsui              | Age: 11 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   42 | Debt:     0 | Town:     40 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   38 | Output:  36 | Dams:     51 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  50 | Wealth:  48 | Men:      38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 47 | Skill:   31 | Arms:     35 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| T |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 33   Settsu 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Miyoshi              | Age: 38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   62 | Debt:     0 | Town:     68 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   69 | Output:  63 | Dams:     63 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  65 | Wealth:  61 | Men:      69 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 70 | Skill:   69 | Arms:     58 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
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    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 34   Kii 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Horiuchi             | Age: 11 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   39 | Debt:     0 | Town:     36 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   56 | Output:  58 | Dams:     43 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  43 | Wealth:  52 | Men:      36 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 42 | Skill:   37 | Arms:     39 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| H |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| H |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| O |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    Notes:
    
    If you're on defense, place your command unit in the castle and your rifles in
    the town.  Place your remaining units in the hills to the west of the castle. 
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 35   Inaba 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Yamana               | Age: 12 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   38 | Debt:     0 | Town:     31 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   26 | Output:  23 | Dams:     21 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  27 | Wealth:  31 | Men:      50 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 26 | Skill:   48 | Arms:     45 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | O |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | O |_ _| H |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| O |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| T |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    Notes:
    
    Defenders should put their command unit in the castle.  Place your cavalry to
    the right of the castle and your rifles to the left.  Place one infantry unit
    to the north of your cavalry and other to the west of your rifles.
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 36   Harima
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Bessho               | Age:  6 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   21 | Debt:     0 | Town:     24 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   22 | Output:  26 | Dams:     25 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  20 | Wealth:  28 | Men:      41 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 23 | Skill:   43 | Arms:     36 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 37   Izumo 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Amako                | Age: 46 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   58 | Debt:     0 | Town:     51 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   42 | Output:  39 | Dams:     58 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  52 | Wealth:  55 | Men:      49 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 53 | Skill:   51 | Arms:     56 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 38   Sanbi 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Ukita                | Age: 30 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   32 | Debt:     0 | Town:     30 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   35 | Output:  31 | Dams:     59 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  58 | Wealth:  60 | Men:      28 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 56 | Skill:   28 | Arms:     32 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| O |_ _| O |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| O |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| O |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 39   Aki 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Mori                 | Age: 63 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   78 | Debt:     0 | Town:     76 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   48 | Output:  41 | Dams:     76 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  79 | Wealth:  76 | Men:      68 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 79 | Skill:   78 | Arms:     80 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| W |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 40   Sanuki 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Sogo                 | Age:  6 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   51 | Debt:     0 | Town:     52 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   61 | Output:  59 | Dams:     43 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  42 | Wealth:  48 | Men:      51 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 40 | Skill:   50 | Arms:     43 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    Notes:
    
    Another fief consisting entirely of plains, making the town and castle even
    more vital than usual. 
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 41   Awa 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Hosokawa             | Age: 46 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   38 | Debt:     0 | Town:     40 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   68 | Output:  65 | Dams:     38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  36 | Wealth:  45 | Men:      53 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 37 | Skill:   55 | Arms:     40 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| O |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| O |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    Notes: 
    
    If you are on defense, start out by placing your command unit in the castle.
    Place your cavalry to the south of the castle and your rifles to the northeast.
    Place one infantry unit in the town and the other to the northeast of the
    rifles.
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 42   Iyo 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Kono                 | Age: 32 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   31 | Debt:     0 | Town:     31 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   67 | Output:  63 | Dams:     36 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  35 | Wealth:  40 | Men:      37 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 33 | Skill:   35 | Arms:     30 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    Notes:
    
    Defenders should place their command unit in the castle.  Place your cavalry
    to the upper right of the castle.  Go ahead and drop your rifles in the town
    (the invaders will trash it anyway when attacking the castle).  Place one
    infantry unit to the south of the castle and the other to the right of the
    cavalry.
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 43   Tosa 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Chosokab             | Age: 21 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   49 | Debt:     0 | Town:     56 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   71 | Output:  69 | Dams:     73 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  70 | Wealth:  65 | Men:      75 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 69 | Skill:   73 | Arms:     67 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | O |_ _| O |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| O |_ _| O |
    |_ _| O |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| O |_ _|
    | O |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| O |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| O |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    Notes:
    
    Defenders should place their command unit in the castle.  Place your cavalry
    directly north of the castle and your rifles directly south.  Put one infantry
    unit in the town and the other to the north of the cavalry. 
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 44   Nakamura 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Ichijo               | Age: 17 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   36 | Debt:     0 | Town:     38 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   42 | Output:  39 | Dams:     41 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  49 | Wealth:  47 | Men:      31 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 48 | Skill:   30 | Arms:     28 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | O |_ _| P |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    | O |_ _| P |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _| 
    
    Notes:
    
    The upper right corner is perfect for defense.  Put your command unit in the
    far right corner.  Place your cavalry and two infantry units in the other three
    hills.  Place your rifles in the castle.  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 45   Buzen 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Kinoi                | Age: 24 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   32 | Debt:     0 | Town:     30 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   48 | Output:  45 | Dams:     39 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  32 | Wealth:  38 | Men:      46 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 38 | Skill:   48 | Arms:     46 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| O |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    Notes:
    
    There are no hills in Fief 45, so the castle and town will be important
    strategic points.
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 46   Chikuhi 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Ruzoji               | Age: 31 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   53 | Debt:     0 | Town:     59 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   73 | Output:  78 | Dams:     72 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  70 | Wealth:  68 | Men:      76 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 71 | Skill:   78 | Arms:     70 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
    | C |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 47
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Otomo                | Age: 30 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   25 | Debt:     0 | Town:     28 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   65 | Output:  61 | Dams:     48 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  36 | Wealth:  39 | Men:      62 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 41 | Skill:   59 | Arms:     63 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | P |_ _| O |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
    | P |_ _| O |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| O |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | O |_ _| O |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |
    |_ _| O |_ _| C |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    ...............................................................................
    Fief 48   Higo 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Aso                  | Age: 39 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   35 | Debt:     0 | Town:     32 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   68 | Output:  63 | Dams:     50 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  45 | Wealth:  43 | Men:      28 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 39 | Skill:   31 | Arms:     25 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | W |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |
    |_ _| W |_ _| C |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _|
    | P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| T |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   
    
    Notes:
    
    When on defense, put your command unit in the castle as usual.  Place your
    cavalry unit to the right of the castle.  Your rifles should go in the town (I
    know this will damage the town, but if you don't occupy it, your opponent will,
    so either way the town is going to be trashed).  Place your infantry units to
    the left and right of the town.
    
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    Fief 49   Hiyuga 
    
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    | Daimyo:  Ito                  | Age: 48 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   30 | Debt:     0 | Town:     26 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   28 | Output:  31 | Dams:     49 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  48 | Wealth:  50 | Men:      36 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 35 | Skill:   32 | Arms:     27 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| C |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| T |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| P |
    |_ _| M |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| P |
    |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
    | H |_ _| M |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| H |_ _| M |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
    | H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| W |
    |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _| 
    
    
    Notes:
    
    Another fief that seems designed for defense.  Defenders should hide the
    command unit in the castle and position the other four units in the hills to
    the LEFT of the town.  
    
    
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    Fief 50   Satuma 
    
     _________________________________________
    | Daimyo:  Shimazu              | Age: 46 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Gold:   48 | Debt:     0 | Town:     45 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Rice:   47 | Output:  47 | Dams:     62 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Lylty:  65 | Wealth:  61 | Men:      60 |
    |-----------------------------------------|
    | Morale: 63 | Skill:   61 | Arms:     57 |
    |_________________________________________|
    
    Notes:
    
    Shimazu may not have the best stats, but his location makes him a great choice
    as your daimyo.
    
    
     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| H |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| M |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| W |_ _| M |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _| W |_ _| P |
    |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| T |_ _| H |_ _|
    | W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _| W |
    |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| W |_ _|
        |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  
    
    Notes:
    
    This fief is a defender's dream!  Place your command unit in the castle as 
    usual.  Place your cavalry in the hills three squares right of the castle.  Put
    your rifles in the hills to the left of your cavalry.  Place unit four in the
    town and unit five south of them.  Now all you have to do is sit back and let
    your opponent wear himself out.  As your frontline units are wiped out, simply
    move the next unit up to replace it.  In the unlikely event the enemy army does
    penetrate your defenses, your command unit should be able to hold their own 
    from the safety of the castle.
    
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    VI.    Commands
    
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    A.  Overview
    
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    1.  Main Display
    
    When it is your turn, the view will switch to the Main Display.  It displays
    a lot of usual information as well as allow you to issue commands.  Pressing
    B while on the Main Display will bring up the map of Japan. 
    
    Above the portrait of the daimyo you will see the current year and season.
    Below the portrait will be your daimyo's current stats.  To the upper right of
    the portrait will be your daimyo's name.  Beneath the name it will tell you if
    your daimyo is in this fief, if it is directly under your control, or if 
    command has been delegated to the CPU.
    
    In the center of the screen are the current fief conditions (I already
    explained these in the Daimyos and Fiefs section).
    
    In the lower right is the market information.  Listed here are the current
    (interest)rate, as well as the current cost of rice, arms, men, and ninjas.
    These will fluctuate as the game progresses.
    
    On the right side of the Main Display is the command list (more info below).
    
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    2.  Giving Commands
    
    You have 21 different commands at your disposal (To view the rest of the 
    available commands, press right or left on the control pad). 
    
    To give a command, simply press up and down on the control pad to move the
    cursor to the one you wish to give and press A.  
    
    It is vital to choose your commands wisely, you are only allowed to give one
    command per turn (with the exception of the View, Map, Grant, Other, and Loan
    commands).
    
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    B.  Move
    
    The Move allows you to move men and/or your daimyo to a neighboring fief.
    Once you choose this command, the available fiefs will be listed, use the
    control pad to choose which one you wish to move to.  You will then be asked
    to enter the number of troops.  Afterwards, if your daimyo is in the current
    fief, you'll be asked if you want to send him with them.  Please note that
    in order to move your daimyo, you must send at least one unit of men with him
    and that your daimyo will be unable to move if he is sick.
    
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    C.  War
    
    Use the War command to invade a neighboring fief.  When you choose this command
    you'll be shown a list of available fiefs and asked which one you wish to
    attack.  Afterwards you'll be asked how many men you wish to invade with.  Note
    that it costs one unit of gold for every unit you send into battle.  Next 
    you'll be asked how much rice you want to take, the max you can take is equal
    to the number of men you are attacking with.  You will then be asked if you
    are leading them personally.  After choosing yes or no, you'll be taken to the
    Battlefield Display.
    
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    D.  Tax
    
    The Tax command lets you set the tax rate from 0% - 100%.  Raising the tax rate
    will decrease peasant loyalty and decreasing the tax rate increases peasant
    loyalty.
    
    Taxes are automatically collected each fall.  The amount of gold received
    depends on the tax rate, town value, wealth, and peasant loyalty.
    
    I recommend leaving the tax rate as is.  If you need gold, try selling rice.
    
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    E.  Send
    
    You can move rice and gold to other fiefs you control by using the send
    command.  Unlike the move command, supplies can be sent to ANY fief you
    control.
    
    When you choose this command, you will see a list of fiefs you control and be
    asked which one you wish to send supplies to.  You are then asked to input how
    much rice and how much gold to send. 
    
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    F.  Dam
    
    Use the Dam command to increase the value of your fief's dams.  Dams protect
    your fief from flooding caused by summer typhoons.  The maximum value for your
    dams is 100.
    
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    G.  Pact
    
    The Pact command allows you to make treaties with other daimyos.  When you
    select the command, you will be asked which fief you wish to make a pact with.
    The other daimyo will either refuse your offer or ask for some gold in return.
    If you agree pay, you will then have a pact.
    
    Making a pact decreases the likelihood that daimyo will attack.  As time passes
    the likelihood of an attack will increase.  If you try to attack a fief you
    are allied with, you will get a message saying that they are your allies and
    your turn will end (without attacking).  However, you can still hire ninjas
    to attack allies ...
    
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    H.  Grow
    
    Use the Grow command to increase the fief's output value and the amount of 
    rice your farms grow.  When you select this command, you will be asked how much
    gold you wish to spend.  Just remember that using the Grow command will 
    DECREASE both your peasant loyalty and dams value.
    
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    I.  Marry
    
    The Marry command allows you to propose to another daimyo's daughter.  Marrying
    another daimyo's daughter is basically a stronger version of a pact.  Once you
    choose the fief you are propositioning, they will either refuse you or ask for
    gold.  If you agree to pay, you will now have a wife!  There doesn't seem to
    be a limit to the number of wives your daimyo can have, it's even possible to
    marry multiple daughters of the same daimyo.
    
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    J.  Trade
    
    Use the Trade to command to trade with a merchant.  Merchants travel from fief
    to fief so they are not always available.  There will always be a merchant in
    Yamahshir (Fief 14/31) and Settsu (Fief 15/33).
    
    ...............................................................................
    1.  Loan
    
    Use this command to borrow gold from the merchant.  The amount of gold you can
    borrow is based on your town value.  The interest you have to pay on the loan
    is based on the Rate listed in the market table.  Your debt is the total of the
    loan + the interest.  Loans are automatically paid back in the fall.
    
    It's important to note that taking out a loan does NOT end your turn, you can
    still issue another command afterwards.
    
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    2.  Repay
    
    This allows you to repay part or all of your loan.
    
    There is no benefit to repaying your loan early, the interest is the same no
    matter how quickly you pay back the loan.  Since loans are automatically paid
    back in the fall, and using this command DOES end your turn, I don't recommend
    EVER using the repay command.
    
    ...............................................................................
    3.  Sell
    
    Use this command to sell extra rice to the merchant.  The amount of gold you
    receive is based on the price of rice listed in the market table.
    
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    4.  Buy
    
    Use this command to buy rice from the merchant.  The price of rice is listed in
    the market table.
    
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    5.  Arms
    
    Use this command to buy weapons for your army.  The price of arms is listed in
    the market table.
    
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    6.  Menu
    
    If you decide not to do business with the merchant, use this command to return
    to the Main Display.
    
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    K.  Hire
    
    The Hire command allows you to recruit soldiers or ninjas.
    
    ...............................................................................
    1.  Men
    
    Press left on the control pad to choose to hire more men.  You will then be
    asked to input how many you want.  The price of men is listed in the market
    table.
    
    While increasing the size of your army is usually a good idea, keep in mind
    that recruiting new soldiers will cause your morale, skills, and arms values
    to decrease.
    
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    2.  Ninja
    
    Press right on the control pad to hire ninjas.  You will then be asked to input
    how many you wish to hire.  The price of ninjas is listed in the market table.
    Unlike soldiers, ninjas are only hired for one specific mission.  You will be
    asked which fief you wish to attack and then choose which mission you want them
    to perform.
    
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    a.  Uprising
    
    Choose this mission to send your ninjas among the peasants to spread rumors 
    that will lower that fief's loyalty stat and may incite a peasant uprising.
    The lower the fief's loyalty stat, the more likely an uprising will occur.
    
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    b.  Revolt
    
    Choose this mission to send your ninjas among the soldiers to spread rumors
    that will lower that fief's morale and may incite a soldier revolt.  The lower
    the fief's morale, the more likely a revolt will occur.
    
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    c.  Dams
    
    Choose this mission to send your ninjas to blow up a fief's dams.  If they are
    successful, that fief's dams, morale, and rice values will decrease.
    
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    d.  Assassin
    
    Definitely the most useful of the ninja missions, choose this to try to
    assassinate one of your rivals.  Daimyos with high IQs and lots of soldiers are
    harder to kill, but you will still at least lower his health value.
    
    If you successfully assassinate another daimyo, the soldiers' morale will take
    a severe hit.  Most importantly, at the end of the season, you will have an
    opportunity to bid for control of his now leaderless fiefs!
    
    . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
    e.  Arson
    
    Choose this mission to send your ninjas to burn down a fief's town.  If they
    are successful, the fief's town and morale values will decrease.
    
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    L.  Train
    
    Use the Train command to increase your soldiers skill level.  The great thing
    about this command is that not only does it not cost ANY gold, it doesn't
    decrease any other stats!
    
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    M.  View
    
    Choose this command to pay a spy 10 gold to view the stats of another fief.
    If your spy is successful, you will be able to see their Main Display.  You
    will then be given the option to view another fief.  Choose 0 when you are
    done.  The View command does NOT end your turn, allowing you to give another
    command.
    
    You can use the View command to look at fiefs you already control (free of
    charge).  If you input 99 for the fief number, you will see a handy stat list
    for all of your fiefs.
    
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    N.  Build
    
    Use the Build command to increase your fief's town value.  When you choose this
    command you'll be asked how much gold you wish to spend improving your town.
    
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    O.  Give
    
    Choose this command to give rice or gold to either your peasants or men.
    First, you choose which group you wish to give. press left for peasants or
    right for men.  You'll then be asked what to give, press left for gold or right
    for rice.  You'll then be asked to input how much to give.
    
    Using this command will increase loyalty/morale as well as increase your
    daimyo's charm.
    
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    P.  Bribe
    
    Use this command to hire a spy to try to bribe peasants from another fief to
    move to yours.  It costs ten gold to hire the spy, then you input how much
    gold your spy can take for bribes.
    
    This command is worthless, it's a complete waste of gold and a turn!  I 
    don't know of any situation I would recommend using it. 
    
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    Q.  Assign
    
    Use this command to spend 30 gold to redistribute your men among the five
    combat units.  The only restrictions are that your command unit must have at
    least 1 unit and your rifles are limited to about 20% of your total forces.
    
    The controls here are a little awkward.  Press left or right on the control pad
    to choose a unit, then press up/down to increase/decrease the number of
    soldiers.
    
    While I personally never use this command, if you do use it, be sure to max
    out your rifles!
    
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    R.  Rest
    
    Use the Rest command to increase your health value or recover from an illness.
    You will be asked how many seasons you wish to rest.  The rest actually won't
    start until your next turn and your health value won't increase until your rest
    is over.
    
    There are several drawbacks to using this command.  First, using it will end
    your current turn.  Secondly, you will be unable to give commands while
    resting.  Finally, if you are attacked while resting, the CPU will handle the
    defense of your fief for you.
    
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    S.  Map
    
    Use the Map command to view the map of Japan.  Use the control pad to view
    other parts of the map, press A when you are done.  Using the Map command does
    NOT end your turn, allowing you to issue another command.
    
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    T.  Grant
    
    Use the Grant command to delegate control of one or more of your fiefs to the
    CPU.  This command MUST be given from your home fief and does NOT end your
    turn, allowing you to issue another command.
    
    I personally don't use this command, but it can be useful, particularly during
    the 50 fief campaign.
    
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    1.  Industrial (Ind)
    
    Choose Ind to have the CPU focus on raising the town value and peasant wealth.
    
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    2.  Military (Mil)
    
    Choose Mil to have the CPU focus on increasing army size, morale, and arms.
    
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    3.  Balanced (Bal)
    
    Choose Bal to have the CPU develop your town, farms, and military equally.
    
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    4.  Farming (Farm)
    
    Choose Farm to have the CPU increase output and peasant loyalty.
    
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    5.  Direct (Dir)
    
    Choose Dir to return a fief to your direct control.
    
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    6.  Menu
    
    Choose Menu to return to the Main Display.
    
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    U.  Other
    
    The Other command brings up the options menu.  Here you can change a variety
    of settings as well as save your game.  Using the Other command does NOT end
    your turn, allowing you to issue another command.
    
    ...............................................................................
    1.  Sound
    
    Press left to turn sound on or right to turn it off.  (Let's be honest, that
    music does get pretty annoying after a while ...)
    
    ...............................................................................
    2.  Animat
    
    Press left to turn on animations, right to turn them off.  While the
    animations certainly are cute, turning them off will make the game go by 
    faster, especially during a 50 fief campaign.
    
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    3.  Wait
    
    This affects how long messages remain on screen, the higher the wait, the
    longer they remain.
    
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    4.  Save
    
    This obviously saves your game.  Be careful, the save doesn't actually occur
    until the end of the season, so make sure you get the confirmation message
    before turning off the NES.
    
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    5.  Battle
    
    This option allows you to choose whether or not to watch the CPU battle.  I
    recommend turning this off, the game is already pretty  long.
    
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    6.  End
    
    Choose this to end your game.  As soon as you select it, you will be taken to
    a screen that says Game Over.  There's no way to leave that screen except to
    turn off the NES.  If playing a multiplayer game, the game won't actually end
    until all players choose End, in fact if they keep playing, the CPU will take
    over for any players that chose to quit.
    
    WARNING:  Even if you chose the Save command right before choosing End, your
              game WILL NOT BE SAVED!  Remember the save only takes place at the
              end of a season and this will end your game before then!
    
    This is absolutely pointless!  If the command took you back to the title screen
    it would be okay, but since you have to turn the power off any way, it's
    useless.  On top of that, that game doesn't even save your data first!
    
    ...............................................................................
    7.  Menu
    
    Use this command to return to the Main Display.
    
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    V.  Pass
    
    The Pass command will end your turn.  When you use it, you will be admonished
    for wasting your turn!
    
    NEVER, EVER USE THE PASS COMMAND!  You only get one command per season so you
    need to use them wisely.  If you ever have a turn where you don't have enough
    gold to do anything useful, then use the Train command instead of Pass.  That
    way at least you'll accomplish something.
    
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    VII.   War
    
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    A.  Units
    
    During combat, each daimyo will have up to five units at their disposal, each
    one represented by a square Unit Marker.  On the left side of the Unit Marker
    is the unit number, on the right will be the daimyo's flag, and at the bottom
    will be the number of men (in thousands).
    
    ...............................................................................
    1.  Command Unit
    
    The command unit is the unit led by either a daimyo or one of his generals.
    If the daimyo himself is leading the unit, it will be listed as unit "0" in the
    Unit Marker, otherwise it will be unit "X".
    
    The command unit is actually an infantry unit, the only real difference is that
    if this unit is destroyed, the battle is lost!
    
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    2.  Cavalry
    
    Unit 2 is your cavalry unit.  Even though they are on horseback, this unit can
    only move one space at a time like the other units.  However, this unit is
    twice as powerful as an infantry unit.
    
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    3.  Rifles
    
    Unit 3 is the rifle unit.  Rifle units are EXTREMELY powerful, twice as strong
    as cavalry and a whopping four times as strong as infantry.  The only real
    drawback is that the number of men you can place in this unit is limited to
    20% of your total forces.
    
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    4.  Infantry
    
    Units 4 and 5 are standard infantry units.
    
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    B.  Deployment
    
    When the battle begins, the defender places his units first.  He can place his
    units anywhere he wants, as long as the terrain isn't impassable (i.e. water,
    mountains, or out of the fief).
    
    The attacker can only place his units in the first four columns of the section
    of the map closest to his fief.  He CANNOT place any units in the town or
    castle.
    
    Units are placed in numerical order, starting with the command unit.  To deploy
    a unit, use the control pad to move the cursor to where you wish to place them,
    then press A.
    
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    C.  Terrain
    
    ...............................................................................
    1.  Plains
    
    Plains are the most common type of terrain.  They offer no offensive or
    defensive advantages.  Plains are represented by a "P" on my ASCII fief maps.
    
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    2.  Hills
    
    Hills are better than plains for both offense and defense.  Hills are
    represented by a "H" on my ASCII fief maps.
    
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    3.  Town
    
    The town is better than plains for offense and defense, but it's not as good
    as hills.  On top of that, if any fighting occurs in the town, it will be
    damaged and it's town value will be decreased by 10.  Towns are represented by
    a "T" in my ASCII fief maps.
    
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    4.  Castle
    
    The castle is far and away the best terrain for both attack and defense.  If
    the attackers manage to occupy the castle, the defending army's morale will
    decrease every turn.  The castle is represented by a "C" in my ASCII fief maps.
    
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    5.  Mountains
    
    Mountains are completely impassable, no units my occupy them.  Mountains are
    represented by a "M" in my ASCII fief maps.
    
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    6.  Water
    
    Water is also completely impassable.  Water is represented by a "W" in my ASCII
    fief maps.
    
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    7.  Out of the Fief
    
    The black squares on the map are not part of the fief and cannot be entered by
    any units.  The out of the fief squares are represented by an "O" in my ASCII
    fief maps.
    
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    E.  Battle Commands
    
    During each turn, you will be able to give one command to each of your units.
    Units are commanded in numerical order, starting with the command unit.
    
    ...............................................................................
    1.  Move
    
    The Move command allows you to move the unit to a neighboring square.  All
    units can only move one square per turn.  You CANNOT move a unit onto a square
    that is already occupied or consists of impassable terrain.
    
    When you select this command, press up and down on the control pad to select
    the direction you want to move from the list, then press A.
    
    ...............................................................................
    2.  Attack
    
    The Attack command allows you to attack an enemy unit in a neighboring square.
    The amount of damage depends on the unit types and terrain, as well as the
    arms, skill, and morale values of the two units.
    
    Unlike some games (like Advance Wars), there is NO first strike advantage for
    the attacking unit.  However, if the defending unit as a much higher skill
    value, they may counterattack and do extra damage to the attacker.
    
    ...............................................................................
    3.  Bribe
    
    The Bribe command lets you attempt to bribe enemy soldiers to desert and join
    you.  This command can only be given by the command unit.
    
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    4.  Flee
    
    The Flee command allows you to retreat to another of your fiefs.  You will
    leave behind all your gold, rice, and men.  This command can only be issued by
    the command unit and only if you have a fief available to flee to.  You should
    only use this if your daimyo's life is in immediate peril.
    
    ...............................................................................
    5.  Pass
    
    Use the Pass command to when you just want a unit to stay put.
    
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    6.  View
    
    Use the View command to view the stats of the two daimyos.  You are allowed to
    issue another command afterwards.
    
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    F.  Victory
    
    There are four ways to win (or lose) a battle:
    
    1.)  The enemy daimyo retreats.
    
    2.)  You destroy the enemy command unit.  If the enemy daimyo was leading the
         unit, you will gain control of ALL his fiefs!
    
    3.)  The enemy ran out of rice.  At the end of each day (except the first),
         you use one unit of rice.  If you have no rice at the end of a day, your
         army will desert and you lose!
    
    4.)  If the attacking army doesn't win within thirty days, the defending side
         wins by default.
    
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    VIII.  Events
    
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    A.  Seasonal Events
    
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    1.  Spring
    
    In the spring, every daimyo will grow one year older and will lose one health
    point.  At this time, older daimyos with low heath values may die of old age.
    
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    2.  Fall
    
    In the fall, taxes will be collected, loans automatically repaid, rice will
    be harvested, and your men will be paid with gold and issued rice.
    
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    B.  Natural Disasters
    
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    1.  Typhoons
    
    Typhoons only occur during the summer.  They will decrease your output value
    and if you have a low dams value, may cause a lot of damage to your fief.
    
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    2.  Plague
    
    Plagues can occur during any season.  Plagues can cause your daimyo to get
    sick (and even die) as well as decrease your men.
    
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    C.  Rebellions
    
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    1.  Military Revolt
    
    If your morale is low, your soldiers may revolt.  Once a revolt happens, you
    are immediately taken to the Battle Display.  If the revolt happens in your
    home fief, you control the defense, otherwise the CPU will handle it.
    
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    2.  Peasant Uprising
    
    If your loyalty is low, your peasants will revolt.  Once a revolt happens, you
    are given the choice of trying to placate them with gold or putting down the
    revolt by force.
    
    According to the instruction booklet, no peasant revolts will EVER occur in
    Kaga (Fief 4/21).  
    
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    D.  Bidding
    
    If a daimyo is killed or dies of natural causes, you will be given a chance to
    bid for his fief at the end of the season.  You are asked to input a bid, if
    it is high enough, the fief will then become yours.  You can only bid with the
    gold you have in your home fief.
    
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    IX.    Strategies
    
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    A.  Choosing a Daimyo
    
    Choosing the right daimyo is vital to success.  The two most important things
    to consider are the starting conditions of the home fief and location.
    
    For the 17 Fief game, I prefer choosing Oda (Fief 17).  He has the best stats
    of any daimyo (the game is named for him after all) and his central location
    with weak neighbors makes it easy to quickly expand.
    
    Oda is also a good choice for the 50 Fief game, but I actually prefer Shimazu
    of Fief 50.  While his stats aren't as good as Oda's, his fief is located on
    an island with only two VERY weak neighbors.
    
    Once you've chosen your daimyo, be sure and spend a few minutes on the
    abilities screen.  Keep trying until every single one has a value of at least
    90, this will make your life a LOT easier.
    
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    B.  Acquiring Fiefs
    
    There are two main ways of obtaining fiefs: winning them on the battlefield or
    by assassinating a rival daimyo then bidding on his fief.  I prefer the second
    way.  
    
    Let's look at the downsides of conquering fiefs with your army.  The combat
    system in this game favors the defender, no matter how well you command your
    army, you're going to lose a large number of soldiers.  Usually winning 
    involves wiping out the other army so when you are done, both your new fief and
    the one you attacked from will be depleted of soldiers, making BOTH fiefs juicy
    targets for opportunistic rivals.  Then there's the price tag, you have to pay 
    your soldiers to invade, then have to spend more gold to recruit soldiers in 
    both fiefs.
    
    Now let's take a look at the assassination route.  You spend maybe 20 gold
    hiring the ninjas, then another 50 or so bidding.  That's it!  When you gain
    control of the new fief, you gain control of its army, so you don't have to
    worry about recruiting new men.
    
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    C.  Consolidating
    
    After gaining control of a new fief, you should spend a few turns consolidating
    your hold.  You should first recruit some new men, then buy arms and train
    them.
    
    Next you should focus on improving your fief, especially the town and output
    values.  Make sure to keep your loyalty and morale values high to avoid having
    to deal with revolts.
    
    After you've consolidated your hold, it's time to prepare to expand your
    empire.  This means either building up an invasion force or stockpiling gold
    for ninjas/bidding.  Be sure to use the View command before invading just to
    make sure you have enough men.
    
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    D.  Combat Strategies
    
    -  This game favors the defenders, so when invading make sure you have more
       men, and make sure they are well armed and trained.
    
    -  Use the terrain to your advantage.  Always try to keep your units in the
       hills and your enemies on the plains.
    
    -  When defending, keep your command unit in the castle.
    
    -  Remember that the battle ends when the command unit is destroyed.  If you
       are hopelessly outnumber, rushing the enemy general may be your only hope
       of winning.
    
    -  Units move in numerical order.  As a general rule, keep units 2 and 3 on
       the front line with units 4 and 5 behind them so they can fill gaps as they
       occur.
    
    -  Only use the Flee command if your daimyo's life is in IMMEDIATE danger.
    
    -  When assaulting an enemy castle, only do so from plains as a last resort.
       Use hills whenever possible.
    
    -  Keep an eye on the rice stat, if yours is running low you may need to
       hurry things, while if your opponent is running low, you should avoid
       combat and stall as much as possible.
    
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    E.  Other Strategies
    
    -  Be patient, this game is a marathon, not a sprint.
    
    -  Make each turn count!  Even if you have no gold, you can always use the
       Train command.  NEVER, EVER USE THE PASS COMMAND.
    
    -  Be opportunistic.  When a neighbor is invaded, no matter the outcome, they
       will be weak and ripe for an attack.
    
    -  Save often and make sure you don't turn off the game until you see the
       confirmation message at the end of the season!
    
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    X.     Game Review
    
    Nobunaga's Ambition was Koei's first historical simulation game.  It's a turn-
    based strategy game where the goal is to conquer all of Japan.  But fighting is
    only half the battle; you must be able to wisely manage your conquered lands
    to ensure success.
    
    While not as polished and well known as the Romance of the Three Kingdoms
    games, Nobunaga's Ambition is a great game in its own right and a welcome
    break from the platformers that dominated the NES.  In my book, it's a must
    play for any fan of the console.
    
    Pros
    
    +  A very deep (for the time) strategy game.
    +  While the graphics may seem simple and cartoony, they have a certain charm.
    +  Multiplayer support for up to eight players!
    +  Backup battery saves your progress.
    
    Cons
    
    -  It may seem strange to say this about a turn-based strategy game, but there
       are times when the controls are really awkward and counter-intuitive.
    -  The AI cheats.
    -  The music gets annoying very quickly.
    
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    XI.    Version History
    
    1.0   07/05/09   Completed FAQ.
    
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    XII.   Contact Information
    
    You can contact me at Bhodges080@aol.com
    
    I would appreciate hearing what you thought of this guide and any thoughts
    you have for improving it.  Be sure to let me know if I have missed anything.
    
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