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Table of Contents-------------------------------------Your looking at it genius

Introduction-------------------------------------------------------------[IT01]

Tips and Advice----------------------------------------------------------[TA02]

The Battle of Kawanakajima-----------------------------------------------[TK03]

The Battle of Okehazama--------------------------------------------------[Ok04]

The Battle of Sekigahara-------------------------------------------------[SE05]

The Battle of Anegawa----------------------------------------------------[AN06]

The Battle of Kizagawaguchi----------------------------------------------[KZ07]

The Battle of Nagashino--------------------------------------------------[NA08]

Credits------------------------------------------------------------------[CS23]

My Other Guides----------------------------------------------------------[MOG1]

Legal Crap---------------------------------------------------------------[CYT2]
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------------------------------Introduction[IT01]-------------------------------
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Hello and welcome to my twentieth Guide.This is going to be a guide on how
to beat all of the historical battles in the game. I decided to write this
guide for 2 reasons. 1. The total war series is my favorite strategy game of
all time. 2.there aren't many other places to find help for these battles and I
know from personal experience that the scenerio battles can be hard at times.

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The following is list of basic tips and tricks that you should always keep in 
mind while playing. I will not be stating these later as I am assuming that 
you have already read this list.
 
1)Morale has a giant effect on the course of a battle. Unlike previous total 
war games units can and will route only after loosing 10 or so men. Along with 
this, one routing unit can cause a full unit to route that hasn't even been
to combat. Because of this. Cavalry charges and surrounding your army are 
even more crucial to winning a battle. Likewise, preventing these things from
happening to your men can mean the difference between winning and loosing a 
battle. 

2)Sick Units. Units that have only twenty or thirty percent of their men left
are likely to route at the slightest conflict with enemy units. When a unit 
routes nearby friendly units are likely to to loose morale and route as well. 
Because of this I refer to these units as sick units, for their ability to 
spread a illness throughout your army. As such, between battle you should 
move these units to the edges of the battle field to prevent them from ruining
the morale of the rest of your men. You should be aware that this does not 
apply to archers and cavalry. 

3)Keep your general alive and close. Like previously stated, morals plays a 
huge role and loosing your general will deal a devastating blow to your army. 
Your general should always be next to your main line. When attacking the walls 
of a castle your general shoulfd dismount and follow the rest of your army up 
the walls after your army has cleared out the main force in the first set of 
walls. 

4)Katana Infantry>Cavalry>Spear Infantry>Katana Infantry This is the basic
chain that the game operates under. Try to avoid any conflicts where your men 
are at a disadvantage. Katana infantry will hack down spear infantry and 
spear ingantry will cut down any cavalry in their way, 

5)Basic formation. Throughout this guide I will tell you to form your men "into 
formation". When I say this I am referring to a basic 3 line formation. The 
first line made of spear infantry, the second of Katana infantry, and a third
and final line consisting of archers plus your general. Your cavalry can either
be on the flank or directly behind your army depending on the formation of the
enemy army. When the enemy attacks you need to move your Katana infantry from
the second line to the front to reinforce where other infantry are attacking. 
 
6)One first for this game is the ability to dismount cavalry. If you find 
yourself short on infantry during a siege then you can dismount your men and
have them move up the wall with the rest of your normal infantry. Note that
the horses will not follow them and the soldiers will have to run all the way 
back to the horses if they wish to remount. 

7)Never leave Cavalry in combat for to long especially against spearmen. So
charge the flanks of the enemy soldiers then if they don't mediately route
pull your horses out and then charge them again.

8)Archers can work as melee units if you are running low on infantry.

9)Always keep your general out of danger. If your general dies you will
automatically lose the battle.

10)Never charge cavalry in to spear men head on! Allways attack from
spearmen from the flank. Even if you outnumber them 2 to 1 they will still
cause many casualties if you charge them while they are facing you.

11)You can pause the game and still order your troops. This will let you make
better decisions because you won't be under pressure.

12)Do not chase routing units unless the battle is very close to being over
because in a lot of these battles every single unit needs to be used to the
best of its ability for you to win.

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---------------------------The Battle of Kawanakajima [TK03]-------------------
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us0nd3Vn8P0

Units:

General: Uesugi Kenshin  

General's bodyguard x1 
Katana Cavalry x2 
Uesugi Warrior Monks x2
Katana Samurai x5
Yari Ashigaru x6
Uesugi Matchlock Warrior Monks x2
Bow Samurai x1
Uesugi Bow Warrior Monks x1

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General: Takeda Shingen  

General's Bodyguard x1
Bow Ashigaru x7
Yari Ashigaru x5
Katana Samurai x4
Yari Cavalry x1
Bow Cavalry x1
Katana Cavalry x1

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This is probably the easiest battle of the game. The enemy army is split into
two parts and you have plenty of team to defeat the first before fighting the
second. The first army consists of several units of archers along with one unit
of spear and one unit of katana infantry Along with a unit of general's 
bodyguards. The second army will show up in about 6 minutes after the battle 
starts.

At the start of the battle you will have to deal with the first enemy army. 
The first thing you need to do is pull the two units of spear infantry
from the right flank over to the main army. Move forward with all of your 
infantry and have each unit target either a unit of archers or a unit of 
infantry. If you want, you can have you cavalry attack the archers that are 
not close to the enemy infantry. Remember to notattack the Katana infantry with
spear infantry. Flank the enemy units with your cavalry to speed up the
process. Make sure that your infantry doesn't stay in combat for to long with 
enemy infantry.

With the first army defeated you can move onto the second part of this battle.
First thing you need to do is get rid of any sick units by sending them to 
the far corners of the battlefield away from your army. Form your army into
the normal 3 line formation and face the oncoming army. Make sure that the 
matchlock soldiers are at the front and that you don't stretch your army out
to far. The enemy army will usually open with a cavalry charge. If you have
a front line of spear infantry, like you should always have, then the charge
will be ineffective and the cavalry will route. Now just fight the enemy army
like any other battle. Move the katana infantry to the front as the line gets 
attacked and flank the enemy army with the cavalry as needed. With the 
superior numbers of your army the enemy soldier will route quickly. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=us0nd3Vn8P0
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ4J8VQ9EcM

Units:

General: Oda Nobunaga 

General's Bodyguard x1
Katana Cavalry x3
Yari Cavalry x2 
Yari Ashigaru x6
Katana Samurai x5
Bow Ashigaru x3

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General: 

Katana Samurai x5
Yari Cavalry x2
Yari Ahigaru x4
Bow Ashigaru x4
Katana cavalry x4 
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This is definitely the most unusual battle in all of the total war games. Along
with being the strangest battle is also one of the easiest. For the first half
of the battle you will only have control of your cavalry. Your first job will 
be to eliminate the patrols surrounding the camps. If your attacking katana
infantry then you should lead with the yari cavalry, if they are cavalry then
lead with katana cavalry, and if they are yari infantry then you should 
dismount you cavalry and then attack them on foot. Make sure that enemy 
soldiers don't get near your horses or else they will get scared and run away. 

Once the patrols have been eliminated the attack will begin. One half of the 
enemy army will stay at the north of the camp at all times. SO, you will only
have to deal with the soldiers on the lower half of the camp. Split your army
into 2 parts. Each part should have a equal amount of spear and katana 
infantry. Send one hald down the left of the camp and the send the other down 
the right side of the camp. Your objective is to get to the tent at the center
of the camp and hold it for 1 minute. Move your cavalry around the flank the
enemy forces and make your way to the center. Watch for archers on the far 
edge of the camp. Also, if a enemy unit is not attacking you then you should
not attack them. By the time you reach the center of the camp the soldiers in
the upper half of the camp will take no notice to you and you will be able to 
wait out the one minute in peace.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJ4J8VQ9EcM
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvpIF63L2Zk

Units:

General: Ishida Mitsunari 

General's Bodyguard x1
Katana Cavalry x5
Katana Samurai x4
Yari Ashigaru x5
Bow Ashigaru x5
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General: Shimazu Yoshihiro 

General's Bodyguard x1
Katana Cavalry x2

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General: Tokugawa 

Katana Samurai x7
General's Bodyguard x1
Matchlock Samurai x4
Yari Ashigaru x4
Yari Cavalry x2
Bow Ashigaru x2 

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General: Kobayakawa Hideaki

General's Bodyguard x1 
Katana Samurai x2
Yari Ashigaru x1
Naginata Samurai x3

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This is probably the hardest land battle in the entire game. Before we start 
you should know that your allies with the large army will betray you half way
through the battle and that your allies with the all cavalry army will not 
fight at any point during the battle unless they are attacked by enemy troops.
I will go into more detail later. 

The trick to winning this battle is forming your army into the correct 
formation in the correct spot. Where you army is currently located leaves your
army vulnerable to being flanked and as such we will be relocating. Move your
ENTIRE army over to where your cavalry allies are located (don't forget the 
infantry by your allies). Form your army into the basic three line formation 
with your left flank to the river and the right flank to the rocks. To the left
of your amry you should notice a river crossing. Move one unit of katana
infantry to block one side of the crossing along with unit of archers. 

In the process of moving your army to the next location the enemy cavalry will
attack. Make sure that you have your spear infantry to welcome them and then
have your cavalry finish them off. Put your spear infantry into yari wall 
formation stand ready. The enemy army will start by moving up with two units
of matchlock infantry. Move up your cavalry and run them down. Quickly move
them back behind your line before they become ingulfed the enemy army. This 
next part will make this battle a lot easier to win if you can pull it off. 
Several enemy units will down the river to your left but only 2 units will go
across the river crossing. The other units will skip the crossing and move
behind your army. Once your katana infantry has delt with the first two units
then you need to quickly move them up the hill and place them next to your 
cavalry allies. What this will do is make the enemy troops move through your
allies and cause them to attack the enemy army. 

This next part will happen while the events in the last paragraph are taking 
place so you will have to do some multi tasking. The main force of the enemy 
army will hit the front ranks of your army. Move up the katana infantry to 
wherever the enemy katana infantry are attacking. After playing this battle 
four times the enemy soldiers will only attack the right half of your line.
Move the rest of the infantry on the left side and have them surround the enemy
troops. Make sure to only do this after the majority of the enemy troops have 
already engaged your men. Move your general close to your men to stop routing
and have all of your cavalry flank the enemy army. It should only take one good
charge from your cavalry and your allies to route the enemy army. 

At this point the second enemy army will be heading towards you so there will
be no time to rest your men. You need to quickly form your army into back into
formation to the receive the enemy army. This army is much smaller then the 
other army and by now you should have your allies to help surround them. Have 
all of your archers fire into their ranks and use your cavalry to bash the 
enemy flanks. A mass route will finish off the enemy army. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvpIF63L2Zk
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvMBOT5mHU8

Units:

General: Tokugawa Leyaso 

Generals Bodyguard x1
Yari Cavalry x1
Katana Cavalry x1
Katana Samurai x2
Naginata Samurai x2
Yari Samurai x1
Yari Samurai x1
Yari Ashigaru x2

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General: Oda Nobunago 

Generals Bodyguard x1
Matchlock Ashigaru x1
Bow Ashigaru x1
Yari Ashigaru x7
Yari Samurai x4
Katana Samurai x2
Light cavalry x2

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General: Asakuro Yoshikage (Force inside the castle).

Generals Bodyguard x1
Yari Ashigaru x3
Bow Ashigaru x2
Yari Samurai x1
Katana Samurai x1
Onna Bushi x1

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General: Asai Hisomasa (Army directly in front of your allies army.)   

Generals Bodyguard x1
Yari Ashigaru x5
Yari Samurai x2
Bow Ashigaru x2
Bow Samurai x1
Fire Rockets x1

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General: Asai Nagamasa (Army directly in front of your army)  

Generals Bodyguard x1
Naginata Samurai x4
Bow Ashigaru x1
Yari Ashigaru x4
Light Cavalry x2

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This is another two stage battle. This is the first battle in total war history
where you have allies that are actually usefull. The first half of this battle
will take place on the river and the second half will be on the castle above.  

Your AI allies are total idiots and as such you will have to finish off the
army across from you as quickly as possible and then swing your army over to
help out your allied army. Eighty percent of the enemy army is spear infantry 
so your katana infantry are vital to winning this battle. 

Move up your army to the bank of the river but don't cross yet. Move your 
archers to the front and have them target the enemy line. After one or tow 
vollies the enemy army will charge across the river towards. (Anyone else find
it strange that all of the rivers in Japan are only two feet deep?) Your 
katana infantry will shred the enemy infantry in no time at all. Make sure 
that your katana infantry don't chase after the routing units as there are 
two units of hidden cavalry in the forest on the other side fo the river that
will attack if any of your infantry attempt to cross the river. Once the army
has been defeated move across the river with your spearmen leading the way.
Kill of the enemy cavalry and then turn your army to assist your allies. 

Use your cavalry to charge down the archers and then quickly divert them to 
flank the infantry attacking your men. Move in the rest of your men to finish
off the enemy army.

Now we will move into stage two of the battle. As long as your allies have at 
least two hundred men remaining then you should be just fine. Move up your 
army to the to the castle walls but keep your men out of the range of the 
enemy archers. Dismount your cavalry (including your general). You can attempt
to go up the walls directly in front of you but I would recommend against it as
the enemy archers have a high chance to causing a mass route amongst your men.  
Instead we will go up the same wall as our allies. Let the allied troops lead 
the way and then head up the walls. Make sure that your general goes last.
Capture the gates and then let the rest of your men in. Move up the final wall
and capture the castle to end the battle. This should be a really easy battle
as the enemy army only has one unit of archers and the rest are just spearmen. 
Along with that you will outnumber them two to one. 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvMBOT5mHU8
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRUFkaJrlhk

Units:

Admiral: Murakami Takayoshi   

Heavy Bune x2
Fire BOmb bune x2
Medium Bune x2
Bow Kobaya x3
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Admiral: Kuki Yoshitaka 

O Ataka Bune x6
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Naval battles are not my area of expertise and as such the following strategy 
relies quite a bit on luck and will only work about six times out of ten. If
you have a more reliable strategy then please give me a e-mail at 
ratlips24@aol.com. 

If you look at the lower left corner of the map you will notice two small 
islands. This is where our fleet will make there stand against the onslaught of
the enemy fleet. This strategy will exploit a kind of bug in the path finding
of the AI. Before we start the battle I would like to go over the units in
your fleet and the importance and strategies associated with each unit. 

The first and most important unit in your fleet are the fire bomb ships. These
ships have almost no range but will cause an enemy ship ship to route in 2-3 
vollies of bombs. One major down side is that the enemy ships will prioritize 
these guys and it only takes one to two vollies of enemy gun fire to route 
your ships. If these ships route before the majority of the enemy ships have 
been destroyed then it will be impossible for you to win this battle. Do to
all of these factors you will have to engage with your other ships and then 
come from behind with the fire bomb ships. 

The three light ships will also route in a few volleys so it is best that 
these guys stay in the back and attack the enemy ships from the flanks. Make
sure to use these ships fire arrow ability whenever available, which is every
minute. 

The last two kinds of ships in your fleet are the medium and heavy ships. These
ships are the strongest and the most durable. Make sure to use these guys  to
divert the enemy fire from the fire bomb ships. You should take note that in
the event of a boarding action these ships will almost always win against 
any one of the enemy ships as long as they are alone.   

The Key to making this plan work is the mines that the bomb ships can place.
If you look to the right of the screen after clicking on a bomb shp you will
notice a panel with deplorable defenses. Clicking on this will cause the 
ship to deploy a bomb from the back of the ship. Note that the mines WILL
be triggered by your own ships.  

Now let's get to the actual battle. The first thing we need to do is move
your fleet behind the two islands in the corner of the map. Form a line 
consisting of your heavy and medium ships. Form a line perpendicular to
the small island on the right consisting of your light ships. While you ships 
are in the process of moving through the islands you will need to place a 
line of mines with both of your fire bomb ships. Make sure that there are no
large gaps in the line and that none of the mines overlap as you will need
all of the mines in order to block off the pass. If done correctly this will 
mess with the path finding of the AI. Here is a really crappy diagram of how
your fleet should be set up. 

E= enemy ships
L= Land mass 
M= mines
SB= you light ships
MB= Your medium ships
HB= your heavy ships  
FB= your fire bomb ships





                     E  E  E
             
                     E  E  E 


        LLL
       L   LLLLL
   LLLL          L
   L             L
   L             L                LLLLLL
   LL          L    M   M  M  M LL      LL
     LL        L      M    M      LL      L
       LLLLLLLL                     LL    L  
                                      LLLL
                                         
                                       SB 
                     MB MB HB HB       SB      
                                       SB
                       FB   FB
 

This may take a few trys to do correctly but if it is done correctly then 
the enemy fleet should come through the pass one at a time. Even if they come
through two at a time you should still be able to defeat the enemy army. But,
if they come all at once through the pass then this strategy will not work and
you will have to restart the battle and set up everything all over again. 

While the enemy ships start to make their way through the mines you should
have you light ships barage the them with fire arrows and then the normal 
arrows. If done correctly, the enemy ships will come through the pass in 
groups of either one or two. 

Move in your heavy and medium ships to intercept the enemy vessels. 
If more then one ship is moving through the pass then you need to wait for
them to come through. Once you see an opening between when a ship came through 
and when another starts to come through it will be time for you to move in with
your fire bomb ships. Remember to have them attack the enemy ships from behind
and when they are already targeting one of your other ships. When the the ships
routes you need to quickly divert your ship to target the other enemy ships. 
Remember to have your ships shoot their fire arrows whenever they are 
available. Continue doing this until you win the battle. If you loose both of
your fire omb ships before the at least four of the enemy ships route then 
you might as well restart, as it is very hard to win this battle without these 
ships.  

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRUFkaJrlhk
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Since I'm a cheapskate I do not own the limited edition version of this game 
and as such I do not own this historical battle. If you do own this battle 
I would really appreciate it if you could e-mail me with a some-what detailed
explanation of how to beat this battle on normal difficulty.   

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-------------------------------My other Guides [MOG1]--------------------------
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God of war chains of Olympus-

X-men Origins Wolverine- (PSP)

Ratchet and clank size matters-

Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror-

Call of duty 4 Modern warfare-

Rainbow Six 3 weapon guide-

Rome Total War-

Rome Total War Barbarian Invasion-

Call of duty 2 modern Warfare-

Battlefield Bad Company 2-

Call of Duty World at War-

Call of Duty Black Ops-

Empire Total War-

Medal of Honor-

Medieval 2 Total War-

Iron Man-

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1. Gamefaqs.com for making such a great site.

2. the makers of this game, keep making these great games.

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This guide may not be reproduced or changed in any way whatsoever except for
personal or private usage. It should not be placed on any website without my
written permission.

Copyright 2010 Alek Kettenburg
Thanks for reading