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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 |_ _| T |_ _| W |_ _|
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|_ _| W |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| C |_ _|
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|_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
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|_ _| 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 |_ _|
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|_ _| 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.

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|_ _| 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 

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| 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 |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
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|_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _|
| P |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |
|_ _| H |_ _| H |_ _| P |_ _| P |_ _| H |_ _|
    |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   


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Fief 6   Hida 

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| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


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| 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 |_ _|
    |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   


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Fief 7   Suruga 

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| 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 |
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|_ _| 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 |_ _|
    |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   


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Fief 8   Mikawa 

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| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 ...

 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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.

 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 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 |
|_________________________________________|

 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 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.


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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.

 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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.


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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.

 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


 _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _     _ _ 
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


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| 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 |_ _|
    |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  

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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. 

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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 |
|_________________________________________|


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| 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.

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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 |
|_________________________________________|


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| 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.

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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 |
|_________________________________________|


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| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


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| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


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| 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.

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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 |
|_________________________________________|


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| 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 |_ _|
    |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  

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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 |
|_________________________________________|


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| 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 |_ _|
    |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|   |_ _|  

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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 |
|_________________________________________|


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| 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 

 _________________________________________
| 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 |
|_________________________________________|


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| 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.


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| 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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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 ...)

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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!

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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).

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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