Samurai Warriors 2 FAQ/Walkthrough
By:  Robert Dohner (a.k.a. Rampidzier)


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  Table of Contents
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Note:  All names are currently going by the format in the US version of the
   game.  Since this is a US guide, I will go by what the names are in the US
   version of the game, no matter how the order of the names are in the
   Japanese version or in history.  To navigate this guide, use your Find
   function on your browser (normally, it's Ctrl+F) and then input the code
   for the chapter you want.


 1. Introduction....................................................SW2INTRO
    1a. Version History.............................................SW2INVER
    1b. FAQ Progress................................................SW2INPRO

 2. The Basics of Battle............................................SW2BASIC
    2a. Controller Setup/Move Notations.............................SW2BACON
    2b. General Tips................................................SW2BAGEN

 3. Playable Characters' Move Sets..................................SW2PCHAR
    3a. Yukimura Sanada's Move Set..................................SW2PCYUK
    3b. Keiji Maeda's Move Set......................................SW2PCKEI
    3c. Nobunaga Oda's Move Set.....................................SW2PCNOB
    3d. Mitsuhide Akechi's Move Set.................................SW2PCMIA
    3e. Kenshin Uesugi's Move Set...................................SW2PCKEN
    3f. Oichi's Move Set............................................SW2PCOIC
    3g. Okuni's Move Set............................................SW2PCOKU
    3h. Magoichi Saika's Move Set...................................SW2PCMAG
    3i. Shingen Takeda's Move Set...................................SW2PCSHI
    3j. Masamune Date's Move Set....................................SW2PCMAS
    3k. No's Move Set...............................................SW2PCNOH
    3l. Hanzo Hattori's Move Set....................................SW2PCHAN
    3m. Ranmaru Mori's Move Set.....................................SW2PCRAN
    3n. Hideyoshi Toyotomi's Move Set...............................SW2PCHID
    3o. Tadakatsu Honda's Move Set..................................SW2PCTAD
    3p. Ina's Move Set..............................................SW2PCINA
    3q. Ieyasu Tokugawa's Move Set..................................SW2PCIEY
    3r. Mitsunari Ishida's Move Set.................................SW2PCMII
    3s. Nagamasa Azai's Move Set....................................SW2PCNAG
    3t. Sakon Shima's Move Set......................................SW2PCSAK
    3u. Yoshihiro Shimazu's Move Set................................SW2PCYOS
    3v. Ginchiyo Tachibana's Move Set...............................SW2PCGIN
    3w. Kanetsugu Naoe's Move Set...................................SW2PCKAN
    3x. Nene's Move Set.............................................SW2PCNEN
    3y. Kotaro Fuma's Move Set......................................SW2PCKOT
    3z. Musashi Miyamoto's Move Set.................................SW2PCMUS

 4. Story Mode Walkthroughs.........................................SW2STORY
    4a.-4z. Each Character..........................................SW2ST***

 5. Weapons.........................................................SW2WEAPO
    5a.-5z. Each Character..........................................SW2WE***

 6. Skills..........................................................SW2SKILL
    6a. Ability Skills..............................................SW2SKABI
    6b. Growth Skills...............................................SW2SKGRO
    6c. Battle Skills...............................................SW2SKBAT
    6d. Special Skills..............................................SW2SKSPE
    6e. Self Skills.................................................SW2SKSEL
    6f. Fourth Level Skills.........................................SW2SKFOU

 7. Survival Mode...................................................SW2SURVI
    7a. Regular Missions............................................SW2SMREG
    7b. Special Ranmaru Missions....................................SW2SMRAN
    7c. Special Mount Missions......................................SW2SMMOU
    7d. Special Guard Missions......................................SW2SMGUA
    7e. Special Skill Missions......................................SW2SMSKI

 8. Sugoroku........................................................SW2SUGOR
    8a. Minigames...................................................SW2SUMIN
    8b. Shrine and Port Events......................................SW2SUSHR
    8c. General Tips................................................SW2SUGEN

 9. Guards..........................................................SW2GUARD
    9a. Samurai.....................................................SW2GUSAM
    9b. Lady Samurai................................................SW2GULSA
    9c. Ninja.......................................................SW2GUNIN
    9d. Kunoichi....................................................SW2GUKUN
    9e. Musketeer...................................................SW2GUMUS
    9f. Archer......................................................SW2GUARC
    9g. Monk........................................................SW2GUMON
    9h. Shrine Maid.................................................SW2GUSHR
    9i. Sumo........................................................SW2GUSUM
    9j. Fire Ninja..................................................SW2GUFIR
    9k. Special Bodyguards..........................................SW2GUSPE
    9l. Max Bodyguard Test..........................................SW2GUMAX

10. Mounts..........................................................SW2MOUNT

11. Unlockables.....................................................SW2UNLOC

12. FAQs............................................................SW2FREQU

13. Special Thanks..................................................SW2THANK

14. Contact Information and Legal Stuffies..........................SW2LEGAL


Second Note:  For Sections 4 and 5, the sections are divided by sections
   based on characters.  Since it would make the Table of Contents too long
   and not very good to list every character individually every time, I will
   list them here with their character codes.  To find the specific section
   you are looking for, replace the *** with the correct character code.  For
   example, to find Yukimura Sanada's Story Mode walkthrough, you can hit
   Ctrl - F and then type in the code SW2STYUK, with the YUK replacing the
   *** above.  I did Section 3 to provide an example as to what I mean.

   Here is the list of the character codes:

   Yukimura Sanada........YUK
   Keiji Maeda............KEI
   Nobunaga Oda...........NOB
   Mitsuhide Akechi.......MIA
   Kenshin Uesugi.........KEN
   Oichi..................OIC
   Okuni..................OKU
   Magoichi Saika.........MAG
   Shingen Takeda.........SHI
   Masamune Date..........MAS
   No.....................NOH
   Hanzo Hattori..........HAN
   Ranmaru Mori...........RAN
   Hideyoshi Toyotomi.....HID
   Tadakatsu Honda........TAD
   Ina....................INA
   Ieyasu Tokugawa........IEY
   Mitsunari Ishida.......MII
   Nagamasa Azai..........NAG
   Sakon Shima............SAK
   Yoshihiro Shimazu......YOS
   Ginchiyo Tachibana.....GIN
   Kanetsugu Naoe.........KAN
   Nene...................NEN
   Kotaro Fuma............KOT
   Musashi Miyamoto.......MUS


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  1. Introduction
  SW2INTRO              \____________________________________________________


Samurai Warriors 2 is a game based on the Sengoku (Warring States) Era of 
Japan.  While the first Samurai Warriors focused on Nobunaga Oda and earlier 
battles of this era, Samurai Warriors 2 focuses on battles later on in this 
era.  The main focus of this game is the Battle of Sekigahara, which was the 
battle that gave the Tokugawa Army the momentum to be the eventual winners of 
this era.

Samurai Warriors 2 is a hack and slash game.  You can choose from one of 26 
different characters, each with their own weapon, moves, and personalities.  
You help guide that character throughout many of the historic battles of 
Japan.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  1a. Version History
  SW2INVER              \____________________________________________________


Version 0.1 (09/28/06):  This is the start of the FAQ.  This FAQ has actually
   been in progress for many months, since the release of the Japanese
   version of this game.  I have been adding to this FAQ what I saw through
   videos and what I heard from people on the GameFAQs board.  However,
   everything in this FAQ has been personally confirmed by me through play of
   the game.  Nothing in this FAQ that is currently in this FAQ is hearsay. 
   I really wasn't going to put this FAQ up until it was completed, but it is
   taking longer than I thought (the unedited version is 175 pages long, the
   edited version is smaller, but that's because I took out all the move set
   sections that aren't completed yet).

Version 0.2 (09/29/06):  Apparently I'm having punctuation problems, which is
   the reason for this early update.  Some of my dashes and apostrophes are
   turning into question marks.  I will figure this out and fix it, but I
   need to run this test update.  Damn converting into a text file.  I
   finished up Masamune Date's walkthrough and added Yukimura Sanada's move
   list.  I also made a quick update to the contact information.

Version 0.3 (10/02/06):  Finally, more than halfway through with the
   walkthroughs.  Finished up two more characters and finally got
   Mitsunari's fourth weapon.  I decided to make this quick update because
   people seem to be having problems with Kanetsugu's fourth weapon (it's not
   that hard, folks).  I also categorized the special missions in Survival
   mode because the section was too long and finding information there was
   more of a hit or miss thing.  I'm also thinking about redoing the mounts
   section to make them with gauges, but I'm still thinking about how to do
   that.  My free time is about to get limited again, so I'm not sure when I
   can make the next update.

Version 0.4 (10/13/06):  Added three more walkthroughs and fourth weapons.
   Only nine more characters to go.  I have decided that I'm going to finish
   up the move lists first, then finish up the walkthroughs for those
   characters that don't have walkthroughs, getting their fourth weapons
   while doing the walkthroughs.  I decided to take one character at a time
   when the guide started off so that I don't rush things with the FAQ.
   However, since I'm almost completely done with the walkthroughs and such,
   I've decided to make things go by quicker.  Besides, I've been wanting to
   play all the characters anyways.  Also added an often asked question about
   CAW (create-a-warrior) in the FAQ section.  There is no CAW in SW2.  Also,
   worked on the guards section a little bit.  This section really won't be
   complete until I level up all the bodyguards to level 20.  However, it
   just takes a long time to do so.  But I did format the section and
   separated it into types.

Version 0.5 (10/17/06):  Added three more walkthroughs and fourth weapons.
   Down to six more left.  This will be getting slower now that I got another
   job, so expect less and less updates.  I will try to complete this guide
   by the end of the month, but I don't know if I can pull it off.  Even
   after I do complete the walkthroughs of this guide, there are still a lot
   more information I want to add to this guide.  I also added my bodyguard
   test to prove that bodyguards will max out without the help of the Sensei
   growth skill.  There was some debate on this issue, so hopefully the test
   I ran will give people a better understanding of what the Sensei growth
   skill does.  I also finished up the Sugoroku Chapter, so that's over and
   done with.  I added an Unlockables Chapter that consolidates and adds
   information on everything that needs to be unlocked in SW2.

Version 0.6 (10/26/06):  I've had a couple of people ask me questions about
   what is the best way to play a certain character, which gave me the idea
   to put up a chapter on individual character strategies.  Of course, I'm
   not an expert with every character, but I have played this game for more
   hours than I care to disclose (don't ask me, either).  These strategies
   are incomplete, but hopefully they will be completed by the time this
   guide is at complete status.  I've also decided that Chapter 2 has been
   missing for long enough.  It's not complete, but this should be completed
   by the time of complete status.  I've also completed all of the Survival
   Mode Regular Missions.  Finally, I finished up one more walkthrough and
   two more fourth weapons.  If you're wondering why I only did completed one
   character this update, it's because of my job and my other side project
   taking up a lot of my time.  I'm afraid I don't have much time to create
   FAQs anymore.  Added some new confirmed information to Mitsuhide Akechi's
   fourth weapon.

Version 0.7 (11/05/06):  I like to ramble in my version history.  Finished up
   Ina, Kotaro, and Musashi.  Also, added more character strategies and
   general tips.  I listed all the bodyguard's starting stats.  I will be
   listing their max stats as I max them out.  Finally, I fixed some
   information in Yukimura Sanada's fourth weapon.

Version 0.8 (11/19/06):  Finished up Hanzo and Yoshihiro and started working
   on some Dream stages.  Should be a completed guide once the Dream stages
   are all there.  Also finished up all the move sets.  I want to have this
   guide completed by the end of the month.  I don't think it will happen,
   but we'll see.  I've been working on this guide more now that I can see
   the end of it.

Version 1.0 (01/28/07):  Finished the Story Mode Walkthroughs, the Guard
   section, and anything else that needed to be finished.  This is a
   completed guide.  I also fixed some Survival Mode missions with the help
   of some nice and friendly e-mailers.  Sorry it took so long to complete. 
   I hit a rough patch of time where I had no free time whatsoever to
   complete this.  Better late than never, I guess.  Due to the lack of free
   time, I've decided to scrap all other projects in regards to this guide,
   so this will probably be the last time I update this guide.

Version 1.1 (03/28/07):  It's been a long time coming, but I finally added
   Keiji Maeda and Musashi Miyamoto's Self skill.

Version 1.2 (06/20/07):  Minor changes.  Samurai Warriors 2:  Xtreme Legends
   has been announced...for Japan.  It will probably make it to the states,
   but I never thought it was going to be produced period.  But then again, I
   did underestimate KOEI's ability to milk a franchise...


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  1b. FAQ Progress
  SW2INPRO              \____________________________________________________


This guide is currently complete.


DONE Regular Missions in Survival Mode.
DONE Better sort of the Special Missions in Survival Mode.
DONE Finish up the Sugoroku Chapter.
DONE Making the Guards Chapter nicer looking.
DONE The Basics of Battle Chapter.
DONE Fourth Weapons.
DONE Move Sets.
DONE Story Mode Walkthroughs.
DONE Listing and maxing out all bodyguards.
DONE Individual character strategies.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  2. The Basics of Battle
  SW2BASIC              \____________________________________________________


Samurai Warriors 2 is, at its very core, a hack and slash game.  Even the most 
hardcore fan must admit that on a certain level, there is a lot of button 
mashing happening.  However, that doesn't mean that there isn't any finesse to 
the button mashing.  There are many strategies involved with this game that 
can mean the difference between victory and defeat.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  2a. Controller Setup/Move Notations
  SW2BACON              \____________________________________________________


If you have played other Samurai Warriors games or even the Dynasty Warriors 
games, then you should know the basic controller setup.  The only major 
difference between this game and the last game is that the first person bow 
and arrow view has been replaced with a special move button.


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Controller Setup
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Left Analog Stick/Directional Pad:  Moves character
Right Analog Stick:  Rotates camera

Square:  Normal attack
Triangle:  Charge attack
Circle:  Musou attack
X:  Jump/Mount or dismount horse

L1:  Guard/Strafe/Reset camera
L2:  Toggle mini map
R1:  Special stance
R2:  Evade

(Note:  I personally change the L1 and the L2 buttons on my controller
    because it is easier for me to hit L2 than it is to hit L1 and I block
    more than I toggle the mini map.  Therefore, if in this guide, you see me
    say the L2 button, odds are, I'm talking about blocking.  I don't think
    it comes up, but just in case, I don't want to confuse anyone.)


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Move Notations
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These are all the move notations that I will use throughout this guide, along 
with some explanations of some terms that is used throughout the game.

S:  This stands for the square button on the controller.

T:  This stands for the triangle button on the controller.

S String:  This is the regular attack combo of general.

Charge #/C#:  This indicates a specific charge attack.  The number indicates
   what type of charge attack it is.  For example, a C1 would be an attack
   where you just press T.  A C4 would be an attack where you press SSST.
   For tiered charge attacks, they would be indicated with a C#-#.  The first
   number is what type of charge attack while the second number indicates
   what tier of the charge attack it is.  Therefore, a C2-3 would be where
   you would press STTT.

Jump Charge:  This is performed by pressing triangle while in midair.

Special Attack:  If you press the R1 button, you enter a special stance.
   Pressing the square or the triangle button while in this special stance
   will execute your character's special attacks.

Back Flip:  When you are knocked into the air, you can back flip and land on
   your feet by pressing the guard button at the right moment.  There is a
   certain bit of timing involved, but the window of opportunity is normally
   very big.  You cannot always perform a back flip when you get knocked
   down.  This can also be called a tech by some people.

Grab:  Grabs are unblockable attacks where you pick up the enemy and throw
   them in some fashion.

Musou:  This is performed by pressing the circle button when your musou bar
   is charged up completely.  When you press the circle button, all regular
   soldiers slow down and your attacks are more powerful.  Unique soldiers do
   not slow down.  When you hold down the circle button, you will perform a
   powerful, unique attack.

True Musou:  This is performed by pressing the circle button when your musou
   bar is charged up completely and you are low on life.  When your life bar
   turns red, your musou will become a true musou.  True musous are the same
   as a regular musou except for two differences.  The first one is that true
   musous have the fire element attached to them.  The second one is that at
   the end of your musou, your character will perform additional attacks
   automatically.

Double Musou:  This is the same as a true musou except that the element
   attached is lightning instead of fire.  This can only be performed when
   you are close to your bodyguard and your bodyguard has a full musou bar
   while you have at least one level of your musou bar filled.

Level # Musou:  In SW2, the musou bar has three different levels.  The first
   level is a regular musou.  The second level is the regular musou with more
   power.  The third level adds a special effect to your musou.  You gain
   more levels to your musou bar as you level up your character.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  2b. General Tips
  SW2BAGEN              \____________________________________________________


Seal off Enemy Strongholds:  If you are finding out that your allies are
   dying quickly and you can't seem to keep people alive, odds are, the
   problem is that your morale is too low.  The best way to raise morale is
   to seal off enemy strongholds.  This is the best way to keep allies alive
   longer.  You'd be surprised at how much morale you are finishing stages
   with if you seal off every stronghold you come across while you are
   completing a stage.  You don't have to go out of your way to seal off
   strongholds, but if you are in the vicinity of one, seal it off.  I don't
   mention this during my walkthroughs, but I always seal off every
   stronghold I come across, unless I'm really pressed for time.

Learn to Play Defense:  If you are a novice at the game, the best way to stay
   alive is to learn how to block and how to roll.  Blocking allows you to
   find openings in your enemy's attacks while preventing you from taking
   damage.  Rolling allows you to avoid enemy attacks and get to the
   opponent's exposed side for a counter attack.  If you can master these two
   abilities, then you will be able to protect yourself while allowing your
   enemy to be exposed to your own attacks.

Learn to Back Flip:  A back flip can save you time and allow you to
   immediately launch a counter attack on an enemy.  However, it can also
   land you right back into another one of the enemy's combos.  First, learn
   how to perform a back flip just every time you get knocked down.  Then,
   learn when to perform a back flip.  Normally, it's best not to back flip
   when you are close to an enemy, as you are in range for them to catch you
   in midair and perform another combo on you.  The window of opportunity to
   perform a back flip is very big, so it's not a hard technique to perform.

Learn the Move Sets:  Know yourself and know your enemy.  If you know your
   character's move set, you will know what move is best for what situation
   and you can quickly adapt to situations.  One move may be good for one
   situation while another move may be good for another situation.  Also, if
   you learn your character's move set, you will know what that character can
   do when you have to face that character as an enemy.  If you learn the
   openings of a character's move set, you can exploit them.  Always try to
   recognize the way a character moves when they are performing certain
   charge attacks.  Also, try to recognize what a character does when he is
   about to perform the first attack of his S string.  This way, you can
   anticipate and formulate a counter attack on the fly.

Play to a Character's Strengths:  This goes along with learning the move
   sets.  The problem I hear most about people not liking a character is that
   they are trying to play every character the same way.  While you can do
   this, you won't get the most out of your character.  Not every character
   will be Musashi or Tadakatsu.  Instead, you must play to a character's
   strengths, especially the strengths of each move set type.  If a character
   is a Normal type, use that person's Normal attacks to either circle around
   them or set up a charge attack.  If a character is a Charge type, use the
   charge attacks to deal massive damage to crowds or officers.  If a
   character is a Special type, use their special attacks to your advantage
   to set up enemies for an attack.  While this is a button mashing hack and
   slash game, you don't have to button mash all the time.  You are allowed
   to infuse strategy into your gaming.

Best Skills for a New Character:  The skills I have found most helpful when
   creating a new character are Resilience, Prodigy, and Discern.  Try to
   start off playing a new character with these three skills at level 3.  The
   Resilience skill will help a whole lot, allowing you to get off attacks
   and charge attacks you really have no business performing.  Prodigy will
   allow you to get more skills.  Discern will allow you to get a better
   weapon which is extremely helpful early on.  Some other skills you should
   consider getting for a new character is Rage, Reach, Fitness, Potence
   (both the ability skill and the growth skill), Fortitude (both the ability
   skill and the growth skill), and Focus (just the growth skill).

Resetting the Camera:  The right analog stick now controls the camera.  This
   can be a useful tool in the middle of a musou attack, but sometimes, it
   can be hard to use during normal attacks.  However, there is one thing you
   can do with the camera while you are attacking.  If you press the block
   button, the camera automatically defaults behind your character.  If you
   press the block button while you are attacking, you will still attack, but
   the camera will also default behind you.  This can be very useful, as the
   hit detection in this game relies on you being able to see an enemy.  If
   you cannot see an enemy on your camera, odds are, you will not hit that
   enemy, even though your attack should hit the enemy.  Resetting the camera
   behind you while you are attacking ensures that you will always hit the
   target.  I normally hit the block button about once every two regular
   attacks. 

Circling the Enemy:  This is a technique that I use often when fighting
   enemy generals.  I call it circling.  When you are attacking, you are
   still able to use the left analog stick to move your character.  Whenever
   I am attacking an enemy general that is blocking, what I do is try to
   circle around the enemy while I am attacking and he is blocking.  Most
   characters with a Normal move set will be able to get to the enemy
   general's back after 5 or 6 hits, leaving him vulnerable to a C8 or the
   rest of the S string.  This only works if all your attacks hit the enemy's
   block.  If an attack misses the enemy general, he will be able to reset
   his block.  To solve this problem, press the block button while you are
   moving behind the enemy.  This will ensure that the enemy general stays on
   your screen and blocks your decoy attacks while you are moving behind him.
   This works really well with characters that have a Normal move set, as
   they have more regular hits to use, but some Charge and Special type
   characters can also circle really well.  Also, characters with less range
   are easier to circle with than characters with more range because of the
   distance put in between you and your opponent.  The closer the distance,
   the easier it is to circle.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3. Playable Characters' Move Sets
  SW2PCHAR              \____________________________________________________


There are a few new features of the move sets of Samurai Warriors.  The first 
new feature is the special abilities.  Each character has two special 
abilities, normally with one being a passive ability and the other being an 
attack ability.

The second new feature of the move sets are the different types of move sets 
that the characters can have.  Each character has one of three types of move 
sets.  The first type is the Charge move set.  The characters with this move 
set type can perform 8 regular attacks and 4 charge attacks that can be 
extended up to 3 times by pressing the Triangle button more times.  The second 
type of move set is the Normal move set.  The characters with this move set 
type can perform 12 regular attacks and 8 charge attacks, which can normally 
not be extended.  The final type of move set is the Special move set.  The 
characters with this move set type can perform 8 attacks with 4 charge attacks 
that can be extended up to 2 times by pressing the Triangle button more times.  
However, characters with the Special move set types can extend their special 
abilities up to three times by pressing the corresponding special ability 
combination more times.  Extending a special ability can have many effects, 
depending on what special ability you are extending.  Some special attacks can 
increase in power while some passive abilities can change effects depending on 
how many times you pressed the Square or Triangle button.  Some charge attacks 
may have more extensions than what their move set calls for.  These 
descriptions are very generalized and there are some exceptions to the rules.

The third new feature is the musou bar.  The musou bar is divided up into 
three levels.  If you fill up the first level of the musou bar, you get just a 
regular musou.  If you fill up the second level, you get the regular musou 
with more power.  If you manage to fill up all three bars, you get regular 
musou with more power plus an added effect.  The descriptions for the regular 
musous are only for when you press and hold down the circle button.  Of 
course, when you just tap the circle button, you are able to use your square 
and triangle attacks as normal.  They will be powered up while you are under 
your musou's effect.  The level 3 musous are the same way, except the extra 
effects will still be there, even if you do not hold down the circle button.  
As for horse attacks and horse specials, all special attacks are done on the 
right side of the horse unless otherwise noted.  In regards to horse musous, 
everyone has the same horse musou.  If you hold down circle, your horse will 
run at top speed and deal a large amount of damage to anyone it hits.  The 
added effects for a character's level 3 horse musou will be the same as the 
added effects for their regular level 3 musou with the exception of four 
characters.  When Kenshin, Hanzo, Nene, or Kotaro perform a level 3 musou on a 
horse, their musou changes.  These are noted in their move set list.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3a. Yukimura Sanada's Move Set
  SW2PCYUK              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Initially available.

Weapon Type:  Cross Spear

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  115            Life:  289
   Musou:  92            Musou:  276
   Attack:  88           Attack:  181
   Defense:  91          Defense:  186
   Ride:  92             Ride:  181
   Speed:  110           Speed:  175
   Dex:  114             Dex:  179
   Luck:  93             Luck:  187

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Warrior in Red
   Level 11-20:  Sanada's Hope
   Level 21-30:  Crimson Samurai
   Level 31-40:  Raging Inferno
   Level 41-49:  Mightiest Hero
   Level 50:  Immortal Legend

Move Set Type:  Charge

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
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 S                  A horizontal slash to the left.
 SS                 A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSS                A horizontal slash to the left.
 S4-S7              Twirls his spear alternating from right to left.
 SSSSSSSS           A horizontal slash to the left.


 T(T)               Yukimura charges up a dash attack while twirling his
                    spear.  Pressing triangle more will make the dash attack
                    longer.  Once the dash attack has been charged up,
                    Yukimura will start running.  Pressing triangle during
                    this run will cause Yukimura to swing his spear.  The
                    dash attack is ended with a spinning, horizontal swing to
                    the right.


 ST                 An upward slash that launches the enemy.
 STT                Swings repeatedly at the midair enemy.
 STTT               A downward slash that sends the enemy towards the ground.
                    When the enemy lands on the ground, it creates a
                    ground shockwave that damages other enemies.


 SST                Thrusts with the end part of his spear that dizzies.
 SSTT               Dashes forward with a horizontal slash.
 SSTTT              Turns around and does a jumping, spinning slash that
                    launches enemies.


 SSST               A jumping, spinning slash.
 SSST(T)            A series of multiple thrusts followed by a jumping,
                    spinning, slash.  The more times triangle is pressed, the
                    more thrusts will be performed.


 Horse S            A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of stabs off to the side of the horse.


 Horse ST           A swing upwards with the end part of his spear that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A slash towards the front of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A slash towards the back of the horse.


 Jump Attack        A downward slash to the right.
 Jump Charge        Stabs the ground, causing a ground shockwave.
 Running Attack     A spinning slash to the right.
 Deadlock Attack    A stab followed by a downward swing with the end part of
                    his spear to the left followed by another stab.
 Musou Level 1      A series of downward, horizontal slashes, alternating
                    from right to left.
 Musou Level 3      A series of downward, horizontal slashes, alternating
                    from right to left.  During this musou, there are
                    multiple flame geysers that appear from the ground.
 True Musou         
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Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  A quick, fiery dash, leaving a trail of flames behind him.

R1 + T:  Whistles for his horse.


Character Strategies:

Yukimura's move set is all around good, combining range, power, and quickness.  
The only move that doesn't stand out is his C1, but even then, that move does 
have its uses.  You can run through crowds of soldiers with this move and you 
don't have to worry about staying near your horse when performing this move, 
as one of Yukimura's specials calls for his horse.  The other three moves that 
Yukimura has are outright general killers.  His C2 and C4 can run through a 
general's health while his C3 has a guard breaking attack with the second hit.  
Yukimura's C3 is also good for crowds.  His S string is alright, but with 
three really nice charge attacks, you should be ending every attack with some 
type of charge attack.  His fire dash special is pointless and really has no 
uses that I can think of.  His special to call for his horse is convenient, 
but that's all.  The best element for Yukimura is Fire.  Yea sure, maybe the 
Demon element will get you more kills, but the Crimson Samurai would be 
nothing without the red swings of his spear.

When playing against Yukimura, there aren't many characters that can outrange 
or outspeed him.  The first attack of Yukimura's S string is quick.  His C1 
does leave him open, but the computer does not use this move very often, so 
you really cannot take advantage of it.  However, the computer controlled 
Yukimura doesn't use his C3-2 that much either, which means that both guard 
breaking attacks that Yukimura has aren't really used.  Therefore, you can be 
relatively safe blocking most of Yukimura's attacks and you don't have to 
worry about your guard being broken.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3b. Keiji Maeda's Move Set
  SW2PCKEI              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Kanetsugu Naoe's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Pike

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  128            Life:  317
   Musou:  82            Musou:  246
   Attack:  95           Attack:  198
   Defense:  95          Defense:  198
   Ride:  95             Ride:  185
   Speed:  94            Speed:  154
   Dex:  86              Dex:  146
   Luck:  93             Luck:  190

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Wild One
   Level 11-20:  Beast of Chaos
   Level 21-30:  Fierce Predator
   Level 31-40:  Wild Tiger
   Level 41-49:  The Unstoppable
   Level 50:  Insurmountable

Move Set Type:  Charge

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A horizontal slash to the left.
 SS                 A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSS                A horizontal slash to the left.
 S4-S7              A series of alternating moves of horizontal swings using
                    the end part of his pike to the left and horizontal
                    slashes to the right.
 SSSSSSSS           Jumps in the air and slams the end part of his pike on
                    the ground, causing a ground shockwave.


 T                  A diagonally upward slash to the left that can break the
                    enemy's guard.
 TT                 Two spinning, horizontal slashes to the right.
 TTT                A stab followed by an upward slash that launches.


 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the right that launches the
                    enemy.
 STT                A diagonally upward swing to the left using the end part
                    of the pike.
 STTT               An aura energy blast attack.


 SST                A left forearm swing that dizzies.
 SSTT               A spinning, horizontal swing to the right using the end
                    part of his pike.
 SSTTT              Slams the end part of his pike on the ground, causing a
                    ground shockwave. 


 SSST(T)            A series of swings to the left over the head followed by
                    a final spinning, horizontal slash to the left.  The more
                    times triangle is pressed, the more times the pike is
                    swung over his head.


 Horse S            A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A swing towards the back of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of swings alternating from towards the front to
                    towards the back of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward swing towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A swing using the end part of the pike towards the back
                    of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         Slams the end part of the pike on the ground, causing a
                    ground shockwave.


 Jump Attack        A downward slash to the right.
 Jump Charge        Slams his pike on the ground, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     A spinning horizontal slash to the left slash
 Deadlock Attack    A diagonally downward slash to the right followed by a
                    horizontal slash to the right and a diagonally upward
                    slash to the left.
 Musou Level 1      A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    left to right.  Keiji stands in one place when performing
                    this musou.
 Musou Level 3      A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    left to right.  Keiji stands in one place when performing
                    this musou.  During this musou, there are multiple ground
                    shockwaves that appear.
 True Musou         A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    left to right, finishing with a horizontal slash to the
                    right, a horizontal swing to the left with the end part
                    of the pike, and a spinning, horizontal slash to the
                    left.  Keiji stands in one place when performing the main
                    part of this musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Grabs the enemy, spins around once, and then throws them.

R1 + T:  Whistles for his horse.


Character Strategies:

Keiji is an all around powerhouse.  All of his moves are really good.  The 
last hit on his S string has a slight delay in the attack, but the attack is 
an area attack.  His C1 is good for breaking the opponent's guard and then 
juggling them.  His C2, C3, and C4 are all good for any situation.  In fact, 
his worst move may be his C4 because there is a slight delay at the start of 
the charge attack.  However, the move is still really good and hits a wide 
area of people.  His musou can run through the life bars of most enemy 
officers, although the level 3 version of this musou does sometimes knock the 
enemies out of the combo.  Still, every once in a while, you will be able to 
get the musou to hit just right where the ground shockwaves will knock the 
enemies straight up into the air and allow them to get hit for more damage.  
His grab special is really good for dealing quick damage to enemies, 
especially to those powered up enemies that block a lot.  His horse whistle 
isn't as effective for Keiji as it is for Yukimura simply because of the fact 
that a lot of Keiji's attacks have him moving very little while most of 
Yukimura's attacks having him moving a whole lot.  However, it is still nice 
to know that you can fight away from your horse.  Keiji's self skill allows 
you to perform an attack while your opponent is attacking you by pressing 
triangle.  This allows you to interrupt your opponent's combos.  As long as 
they are not juggling you, they basically cannot hit you for more than a 
couple of hits.  As far as elements go, Lightning always seems to be the best 
choice for Keiji.  He hits a lot of people and the Lightning element just adds 
to the devastation of crowds.

When fighting against Keiji, remember that Keiji loves to use his C1.  This 
move has a decent amount of start up time, so you should be able to get a 
quick hit in before Keiji attacks.  Also, the first attack on his S string is 
slow, so you can normally predict his moves and attack him before he can 
attack you.  The best way to approach Keiji is to watch his movements and 
predict his attacks and counter with an attack of your own.  Keiji's C1 will 
break your guard if it hits, so don't play a defensive battle with Keiji.  Go 
on the offensive as much as you can.  Normally, if you run into Keiji, he will 
be powered up.  There are not many times you will see him not powered up, so 
be prepared for a long fight.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3c. Nobunaga Oda's Move Set
  SW2PCNOB              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Magoichi Saika's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Broadsword (surrounded by an aura)

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  115            Life:  289
   Musou:  94            Musou:  282
   Attack:  91           Attack:  186
   Defense:  89          Defense:  183
   Ride:  97             Ride:  188
   Speed:  106           Speed:  171
   Dex:  106             Dex:  171
   Luck:  99             Luck:  196

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Fool of Owari
   Level 11-20:  Storm General
   Level 21-30:  The Upstart
   Level 31-40:  Nether Lord
   Level 41-49:  Master of Chaos
   Level 50:  Demon King

Move Set Type:  Special

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally downwards slash to the left.
 SS                 A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSS                A diagonally downwards slash to the left.
 S4-S7              A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    right to left.
 SSSSSSSS           A spinning, horizontal slash to the right.


 T(T)               Hovers in the air and then throws a ball of energy
                    towards the ground.  When the ball hits the ground, it
                    creates a shockwave.  If triangle is pressed a second
                    time, Nobunaga hovers higher before throwing the ball of
                    energy and the shockwave is more powerful and dizzies.


 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the right that launches the
                    enemy.
 STT                A diagonally upward slash to the right followed by
                    another diagonally upward slash to the right that sends
                    the enemy to the ground.  When the enemy lands on the
                    ground, it creates a ground shockwave that damages other
                    enemies.


 SST                A spinning, horizontal slash to the left that dizzies.
 SSTT               Jumps into the air and punches the ground, causing a
                    small, dark energy burst.


 SSST               A shockwave.
 SSSTT              Surrounds himself in an aura barrier that dizzies any
                    enemies in the vicinity of the barrier before releasing a
                    shockwave.


 Horse S            A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash straight down off to the side of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of slashes alternating from towards the back to
                    towards the front of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A slash towards the back of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A shockwave.


 Jump Attack        A downward slash to the right.
 Jump Charge        Stabs the ground with his sword, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     A hovering horizontal slash to the right.
 Deadlock Attack    Two diagonally downward slashes to the left followed by a
                    horizontal slash to the right and then a diagonally
                    downward slash to the left.
 Musou Level 1      Hovers in the air and moves really quickly, performing a
                    series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    right to left.
 Musou Level 3      Hovers in the air and moves really quickly, performing a
                    series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    right to left.  During this musou, there are multiple
                    dark energy bursts that appear from the ground.
 True Musou         Hovers in the air and moves really quickly, performing a
                    series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    right to left, finishing with a spinning slash to the
                    right, a downward spinning slash to the left, and a
                    dashing horizontal slash.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S(S):  Surrounds himself in a barrier.  The more times Square is
   pressed, the longer the barrier lasts and the more hits it can take.

R1 + T(T):  Increases the strength, range, and speed of weapon attacks.  The
   more times Triangle is pressed, the more powerful the strength.  When this
   move is performed three times in a row, this move can also extend the
   length of Nobunaga's charge attacks, giving them three extensions instead
   of two.  Here is how the charge moves change based on the new extensions:

    T(T)            Hovers in the air and then throws a ball of energy
                    towards the ground.  When the ball hits the ground, it
                    creates a shockwave.  If triangle is pressed a second
                    time, Nobunaga hovers higher before throwing the ball of
                    energy and the shockwave is more powerful and dizzies.
                    If triangle is pressed three times, Nobunaga hovers even 
                    higher before throwing the ball of energy and the
                    shockwave has the Demon element attached.

    ST              A diagonally upward slash to the right that launches the
                    enemy.
    STT             A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    right to left for four slashes.
    STT             A diagonally downward slash to the left that sends the
                    enemy to the ground.  When the enemy lands on the ground,
                    it creates a ground shockwave that damages other enemies.

    SST             A spinning, horizontal slash to the left that dizzies.
    SSTT            Jumps into the air and punches the ground, causing a
                    small energy burst.
    SSTTT           Torpedoes himself forwards (normally called the Psycho
                    Crusher attack for it's resemblance to M. Bison's Psycho
                    Crusher attack from Street Fighter).

    SSST            A shockwave.
    SSST(T)         Surrounds himself in an aura barrier that dizzies any
                    enemies in the vicinity of the barrier before releasing a
                    shockwave.  Pressing triangle more than twice will cause
                    the barrier to hit twice instead of once.


Character Strategies:

There is absolutely no reason to not use his weapon power up special ability 
when fighting an enemy officer.  This weapon power up turns Nobunaga from a 
good character to a great character.  The increase in range, weapon speed, and 
power is really good.  The best way to abuse the weapon power up special 
ability is to blow away the enemy officer with his C4 and then charge up 
Nobunaga's weapon as much as possible without letting the enemy general get 
near you.  A lot of people mistakenly think that you need all three tiers of 
the weapon power up move for the move to be good.  Even one charge up of the 
weapon will make Nobunaga more powerful.  The trick to abusing this move is to 
power up your weapon only as much as you can without getting hit.  You can 
also combine his shield special ability with this by first putting up your 
shield and then charging up your weapon while you are invulnerable to attacks.  
Obviously, the best crowd control attack Nobunaga has is his C4.  Nobunaga's 
C2 and C3 are good for one on one battles.  His musou is a little bit hard to 
control and isn't very good for one on one situations, so you may want to just 
use regular attacks during Nobunaga's musou.  Nobunaga's best element seems to 
be the Demon element, which makes sense.  He is the Demon King after all.  
Wind and Fire aren't bad choices either as they add extra damage.

When fighting Nobunaga, don't expect to see a lot of C1 attacks.  This attack 
leaves Nobunaga open, but the computer won't do it that much.  Even if the 
computer does use this attack, it's easily counterable.  You have plenty of 
time to lower your block and hit Nobunaga out of this attack.  Nobunaga's 
regular move set is fast, so it may be a little bit harder to predict his 
other attacks.  His musou is extremely hard to block as the computer likes to 
go around your block and hit you from behind.  They can control this musou so 
well.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3d. Mitsuhide Akechi's Move Set
  SW2PCMIA              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Initially available.

Weapon Type:  Katana

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  118            Life:  292
   Musou:  90            Musou:  270
   Attack:  89           Attack:  183
   Defense:  91          Defense:  186
   Ride:  93             Ride:  182
   Speed:  106           Speed:  171
   Dex:  100             Dex:  165
   Luck:  87             Luck:  182

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Mino Nobleman
   Level 11-20:  Man of Culture
   Level 21-30:  Man of Honor
   Level 31-40:  Warrior Sage
   Level 41-49:  Lord of Virtue
   Level 50:  Bringer of Peace

Move Set Type:  Normal

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A horizontal slash to the left.
 SS                 A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSS                A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SSSS               A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSSSS              A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SSSSSS             A diagonally downward slash to the right.
 SSSSSSS            A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 S8-S11             A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    right to left.
 SSSSSSSSSSSS       A horizontal slash to the right.


 T                  Mitsuhide charges up a dash attack while sheathing his
                    sword.  Once the dash attack has been charged up,
                    Mitsuhide will start running.  Pressing triangle during
                    this run will cause Mitsuhide to swing his sword.  The
                    dash attack is ended with a diagonally upward slash to
                    the left that launches the enemy.
 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the right that launches the
                    enemy.
 SST                A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SSST               Sheaths his sword and then performs a horizontal slash to
                    the right.
 SSSST              A jumping slash upwards that causes a tornado to appear
                    and spin around Mitsuhide.  Both the slash and the
                    tornado launches the enemy.
 SSSSST(T)          A series of quick stabs forward followed by a stab at the
                    ground, causing a small ground shockwave.  The more times
                    triangle is pressed, the more stabs will be performed.
 SSSSSST            A grab attack where Mitsuhide stabs the enemy with his
                    sword, picks them up, throws them forward and performs a
                    quick horizontal slash to the right followed by a
                    diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SSSSSSST           A jumping, spinning horizontal slash to the right.


 Horse S            A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of stabs off to the side of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A slash towards the back of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A slash towards the front of the horse.


 Jump Attack        A spinning, downward slash to the right.
 Jump Charge        Stabs the ground with his sword, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     A diagonally upward slash to the left that launches the
                    enemy.
 Deadlock Attack    While running behind the enemy, Mitsuhide performs a
                    horizontal slash to the left followed by a horizontal
                    slash to the right.  When Mitsuhide is behind the enemy,
                    he stabs him in the back.
 Musou Level 1      A series of alternating horizontal slashes from left to
                    right.
 Musou Level 3      A series of alternating horizontal slashes from left to
                    right.  During this musou, there are multiple energy
                    bursts that appear from the ground.
 True Musou         A series of alternating horizontal slashes from left to
                    right, finishing with a diagonally upward slash to the
                    right, a diagonally upward slash to the left, and a
                    horizontal slash to the right.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Mitsuhide sheaths his sword and then quickly draws his sword and
   slashes.  This attack has the Demon element attached to it.

R1 + T:  Counter attack stance.  When you are in this stance and an enemy
   attacks you, you immediately parry the attack and perform a diagonally
   upward slash to the right followed by a dashing diagonally upward slash to
   the left.


Character Strategies:

Mitsuhide has nice range and good attack speed.  All of his regular attacks 
have nice range and good speed.  His Normal move set allows him to circle 
around the enemy really well.  His C1 is not that good, but his other charge 
attacks are nice.  His C3 and C4 are quick charge attacks.  His C5 and C8 are 
good at crowd clearing, although his C8 does have a little startup time.  
Also, his C8 doesn't always guard break, but it has enough power to force a 
guard break most of the time.  His C6 is great for one on one situations while 
his C7 is an unblockable grab attack.  As far as his specials go, his quick 
slash attack is good for surprising the enemy with a quick hit.  It has the 
Demon element attached, so it can do decent damage as well.  His counter 
attack special can be extremely useful, especially if you're good at 
predicting your opponent's attacks.  Mitsuhide works well with all elements, 
although the Lightning element can lower the damage on his C6 due to its 
juggling effect.  Still, the Lightning element can provide more hits to his 
attacks that have a wide radius.

When fighting Mitsuhide, watch out for his quick regular attacks.  Mitsuhide 
doesn't like to use many charge attacks.  Instead, he likes to juggle and 
combo you with regular attacks.  He will not use his C1 attack often, so you 
cannot really take advantage of the slow startup time that move has.  
Mitsuhide's first attack on his S string is kind of hard to predict due to its 
speed.  However, having the Resilience 3 skill will increase that window of 
opportunity you have to catch Mitsuhide in your combo before he can catch you 
in his.  His musou is one that can be used to get around to your exposed side 
when you are blocking, so be careful of that.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3e. Kenshin Uesugi's Move Set
  SW2PCKEN              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Kanetsugu Naoe's Story Mode or have a Samurai Warriors
   save file on your memory card before you start a new game.

Weapon Type:  Seven Bladed Sword

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  125            Life:  314
   Musou:  84            Musou:  252
   Attack:  95           Attack:  198
   Defense:  92          Defense:  193
   Ride:  89             Ride:  176
   Speed:  90            Speed:  150
   Dex:  86              Dex:  146
   Luck:  93             Luck:  187

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Hero of Kasuga
   Level 11-20:  Great Warlord
   Level 21-30:  Dragon of Echigo
   Level 31-40:  Bishamon Avatar
   Level 41-49:  Divine Avenger
   Level 50:  God of War

Move Set Type:  Normal

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SS                 A diagonally upward slash to the right.
 SSS                A stab.
 SSSS               A diagonally upward slash to the right.
 SSSSS              A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SSSSSS             A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSSSSSS            A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 S8-S11             Spins his sword around in front of him.
 SSSSSSSSSSSS       A spinning, diagonally upward slash to the left.


 T                  Throws out a ball of energy that circles around him
                    twice.
 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the right that launches the
                    enemy.
 SST                A diagonally upward slash to the left that dizzies.
 SSST               A shockwave.
 SSSST              Slams his sword onto the ground, causing a ground
                    shockwave that launches the enemy.
 SSSSST             Charges forward and thrusts with the side part of his
                    sword.
 SSSSSST            A grab attack where Kenshin grabs the enemy, picks them
                    up, throws them forward, and punches them.
 SSSSSSST           Throws out a ball of energy that travels in a zigzag
                    pattern.


 Horse S            A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        Spins his sword around off to the side of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A slash straight down off to the side of the horse that
                    dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A slash towards the back of the horse.


 Jump Attack        A downward slash to the right.
 Jump Charge        Stabs the ground with his sword, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     A horizontal slash to the right.
 Deadlock Attack    A spinning horizontal slash to the right followed by a
                    spinning horizontal slash to the left followed by a
                    vertical slash downward.
 Musou Level 1      A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    left to right. 
 Musou Level 3      Creates an after image of himself and then performs a
                    series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from left
                    to right.  When this musou is performed on a horse,
                    multiple ground shockwaves appear instead.
 True Musou         A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    left to right, finishing with a diagonally upward slash
                    to the right, a diagonally downward slash to the left,
                    and a horizontal slash to the right.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Calls upon the powers of Bishamonten to create an after image of
   himself.

R1 + T:  Releases a white paper doll that explodes and dizzies.  The
   explosion has the Fire element attached.


Character Strategies:

Kenshin is really the god of circling.  He was the character that I was using 
when I discovered the technique.  Most of his regular attacks have a wide area 
and he moves forward a good bit when attacking.  You should easily be able to 
get behind an enemy with the circling technique and then unleash a charge 
attack on their exposed side.  As for charge attacks, his C8 is his best 
charge attack.  It has a wide area of range and is great for crowds and one on 
one battles.  It can hit an enemy officer multiple times, making it a great 
officer killer.  His C5 is a little slow.  If an enemy blocks all the attacks 
before Kenshin's C6, they will almost always roll away from Kenshin's C6.  His 
C7 is unblockable, but it seems really weak.  His C4 is good, but not as good 
as his C8.  His after image special is nice and extends the range, but the 
damage could be better.  The paper doll explosion is really useful when you 
need to dizzy strong opponents.  Save Kenshin's musou for countering purposes 
only.  It's slow and not really all that powerful, so it's best to keep the 
full musou bar to unleash elemental attacks.  Kenshin's best element is the 
Ice element, although the Demon element is also a good choice.

When fighting Kenshin, since he has a Normal move set, be prepared to get hit 
with a lot of regular attacks if you leave yourself wide open.  Normal move 
set characters tend to like regular attacks a lot.  You won't see many charge 
attacks from Kenshin.  This means you won't see his C1, which has a lot of 
start up time.  Block Kenshin's attacks and prepare to counter attack when 
Kenshin is done swinging his sword.  Most of Kenshin's S string has a little 
bit of lag in between attacks, but there really isn't that much startup time 
for his first attack.  Therefore, his attacks are a little harder to predict 
than some other characters.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3f. Oichi's Move Set
  SW2PCOIC              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Initially available.

Weapon Type:  Kendama (a Japanese toy similar to a cup and ball toy)

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  103            Life:  261
   Musou:  106           Musou:  318
   Attack:  84           Attack:  169
   Defense:  85          Defense:  171
   Ride:  90             Ride:  178
   Speed:  124           Speed:  194
   Dex:  126             Dex:  196
   Luck:  105            Luck:  200

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Lady of Odani
   Level 11-20:  Battle Flower
   Level 21-30:  Warrior Princess
   Level 31-40:  Deadly Rose
   Level 41-49:  Celestial Maiden
   Level 50:  Light of Hope

Move Set Type:  Normal

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally downward swing to the left. 
 SS                 An upward swing.
 SSS                A diagonally downward swing to the left.
 SSSS               A spinning, diagonally downward swing to the left.
 SSSSS              A diagonally downward swing to the right.
 SSSSSS             A spinning, diagonally downward swing to the right.
 SSSSSSS            A spinning, diagonally upward swing to the left.
 S8-S10             Spins the ball of the kendama over her head.
 SSSSSSSSSSS        A spinning, horizontal swing to the left.
 SSSSSSSSSSSS       A downward swing.


 T                  A horizontal swing to the left that can break the enemy's
                    guard.
 ST                 An upward swing that launches the enemy.
 SST                A horizontal swing to the left that dizzies.
 SSST(T)            Spins around with the ball of the kendama out.  The more
                    times triangle is pressed, the more times Oichi spins.
 SSSST              Spins around with the ball of the kendama out, causing a
                    cyclone to appear around her that launches the enemy.
 SSSSST             Slams the ball of the kendama down onto the ground,
                    creating a small ground shockwave that dizzies.
 SSSSSST            A straight forward swing with the ball of the kendama,
                    which shoots out a small, whirlwind projectile at the end
                    of the ball.
 SSSSSSST           Does a back flip while the ball of the kendama spins
                    around her.


 Horse S            A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A swing towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        Swings the ball of the kendama around in circles off to
                    the side of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward swing off to the side of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A swing straight down off to the side of the horse that
                    dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A swing towards the front of the horse on the right side
                    and then a swing towards the back of the horse on the
                    left side.


 Jump Attack        A swing straight down.
 Jump Charge        Stomps on the ground, causing a ground shockwave.
 Running Attack     Spins around with the ball of the kendama out.
 Deadlock Attack    A swing to the right followed by a swing to the left
                    followed by a straight swing and then swing straight
                    downward.
 Musou Level 1      Walks while spinning the ball of the kendama around her
                    over her head. 
 Musou Level 3      Walks while spinning the ball of the kendama around her
                    over her head.  During this musou, there are multiple
                    energy bursts that appear from the ground.
 True Musou         Walks while spinning the ball of the kendama around her
                    over her head, finishing with a diagonally downward swing
                    to the left, a diagonally downward swing to the right, a
                    spinning, diagonally downward swing to the right, and a
                    spinning, jump swing to the left.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Increases the abilities of nearby allies.  Has a chance to provide
   Attack x2 for 10 seconds, Defense x2 for 10 seconds, Speed x2 for 10
   seconds, or heal all nearby allies for 50 life.

R1 + T:  Calls for an allied unit to appear.


Character Strategies:

Oichi is another good circling character.  She also has a nice variety of 
charge attacks at her disposal.  Her C1 is great for taking out enemy blocks.  
Her C4 has good range of attack, but it's weak, even if you land multiple hits 
with it.  Her C5 and C8 are better for crowd control than her C4.  Her C6 and 
C7 are great for one on one situations.  Her C7 is her best move.  While it's 
not completely unblockable, 99.9% of the time, the enemy will not block this 
move.  Her musou is weak until you get Awakening 3.  Then, her musou is 
devastating.  She probably has one of the best double musous in terms of combo 
count.  Oichi's best element is Lightning, as it turns some of her straight 
forward attacks like her C6 and C7 into area attacks.  One of her C7 attacks 
with the Lightning element attached will knock down just about anyone in front 
of Oichi.  Her specials aren't really anything great, but it's always fun to 
summon some help every now and then.

Since Oichi has a Normal move set, she will perform a lot of regular attacks.  
She likes to try to juggle you with her regular attacks.  Watch out for her 
C1.  It is faster than you think.  Also, the first attack of her regular move 
set comes out quickly, so it can be hard sometimes to predict her attack 
pattern.  Of course, if you have the skill Resilience 3, you are normally not 
affected by Oichi's first attack.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3g. Okuni's Move Set
  SW2PCOKU              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Beat Sugoroku once in 1 Player Mode.

Weapon Type:  Umbrella

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  117            Life:  291
   Musou:  89            Musou:  267
   Attack:  90           Attack:  184
   Defense:  91          Defense:  185
   Ride:  86             Ride:  172
   Speed:  96            Speed:  158
   Dex:  94              Dex:  154
   Luck:  105            Luck:  200

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Ingenue
   Level 11-20:  Kyoto Dancer
   Level 21-30:  Shrine Maiden
   Level 31-40:  High Priestess
   Level 41-49:  Enchantress
   Level 50:  Diva

Move Set Type:  Charge

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A horizontal swing to the right.
 SS                 A horizontal swing to the left.
 SSS                A spinning horizontal swing to the left.
 S4-S7              Opens her umbrella, places it on her shoulders, and spins
                    around.
 SSSSSSSS           A dashing attack with her umbrella open and out in front
                    of her.


 T(T)               Opens her umbrella and throws it out in front of her
                    while walking.  The more times triangle is pressed, the
                    longer the umbrella will stay out.


 ST                 An upward kick that launches the enemy.
 STT                Jumps up at the launched enemy and performs a series of
                    four upward swings alternating from left to right.
 STTT               Opens her umbrella and twirls it around, letting the
                    launched enemy land on the umbrella.  When the enemy
                    lands on the ground, it creates a ground shockwave that
                    damages other enemies.


 SST                Opens the umbrella out in front of her.
 SSTT               A spinning horizontal swing to the left.
 SSTTT              Opens the umbrella, plants it into the ground, and spins
                    around the umbrella, causing a cyclone to appear around
                    her.


 SSST               An upward swing to the right that launches the enemy.
 SSSTT              Opens her umbrella and twirls it around, letting the
                    launched enemy land on the umbrella.
 SSSTTT             Throws her open umbrella around her in a circular motion.


 Horse S            A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A swing towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        Opens and closes her umbrella rapidly.


 Horse ST           An upward swing towards the back of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A swing towards the front of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         Opens her umbrella and throws it around the horse.


 Jump Attack        A downward swing to the left.
 Jump Charge        Stabs the ground with her umbrella, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     An upward swing to the right.
 Deadlock Attack    A diagonally upward swing to the right followed by a
                    diagonally upward swing to the left followed by a "stab".
 Musou Level 1      Opens her umbrella and throws it around her in a circular
                    motion.  Okuni stands still during this musou. 
 Musou Level 3      Opens her umbrella and throws it around her in a circular
                    motion.  During this musou, there are multiple auras
                    surrounding her that will randomly raise the stats of
                    your allies temporarily and also randomly heal them.
                    Okuni stands still during this musou.
 True Musou         Opens her umbrella and throws it around her in a circular
                    motion, finishing with a horizontal swing to the right, a
                    horizontal swing to the left, and a spin kick around her
                    open umbrella while it is planted on the ground.  Okuni
                    stands still during the main part of this musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Increases the abilities of nearby allies.  Has a chance to provide
   Attack x2 for 10 seconds, Defense x2 for 10 seconds, Speed x2 for 10
   seconds, or heal all nearby allies for 50 life.

R1 + T:  Lowers the enemy's defense but raises their attack.


Character Strategies:

Okuni isn't really as good in this game as she was in the last, even though 
most of her move set did not change.  It's probably just that every other 
character improved so much that Okuni just feels...old.  Her C1 only can break 
the opponent's guard with the very last hit, making this move pointless.  Her 
last couple hits of her regular move set are erratic and doesn't always hit.  
Her C2 and C4 are good officer killers.  The last hit of her C4 can clear out 
crowds, but sometimes you get knocked out of your combo before you can get to 
it.  Her best move is her C3.  It's good for both crowds and one on one 
battles.  Her musou is probably one of the worst.  It wouldn't be so bad if 
there wasn't a huge blind spot on the musou.  That blind spot just happens to 
be anywhere near Okuni.  Her umbrella flies out around Okuni in a very wide 
radius, leaving anyone right next to Okuni immune to this musou.  It doesn't 
help that the level 3 version of the musou doesn't deal damage, but instead 
provides help to allies.  It would be nice if it would also provide some power 
boosts to Okuni as well, but that is not the case.  When performing a musou 
with Okuni, stick to just performing her C3 during the musou.  Her triangle 
special would be good...if it didn't have such a bad start up time to it.

The computer likes to fall in love with Okuni's C1 attack.  You can catch 
Okuni before she can throw out her umbrella.  If she does manage to throw out 
the umbrella, don't worry.  Just dodge the umbrella and attack Okuni.  There 
is a nice blind spot for this attack and it is right in front of Okuni.  Get 
right next to Okuni and beat her up.  The first attack of her move set can be 
hard to predict.  Okuni stands with her umbrella down, which makes her first 
attack comes from a weird angle.  It doesn't help that the attack does have 
some speed to it.  Her running attack also comes from that weird angle and has 
a lot of range to it.  Just try to abuse Okuni's C1 attacks.  She should give 
you many opportunities to do so.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3h. Magoichi Saika's Move Set
  SW2PCMAG              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Mitsuhide Akechi's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Rifle and Bayonet

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  113            Life:  286
   Musou:  92            Musou:  276
   Attack:  88           Attack:  181
   Defense:  89          Defense:  183
   Ride:  87             Ride:  173
   Speed:  102           Speed:  167
   Dex:  106             Dex:  171
   Luck:  93             Luck:  189

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Loner
   Level 11-20:  Musketeer
   Level 21-30:  Marksman
   Level 31-40:  Sharpshooter
   Level 41-49:  Master Sniper
   Level 50:  Perfect Shot

Move Set Type:  Charge

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A horizontal swing to the right.
 SS                 A horizontal swing to the left.
 SSS                A diagonally downward swing to the right.
 S4-S7              Fires shots.
 SSSSSSSS           Fires three shots at once.


 T(T)               Fires multiple shots in multiple different directions.
                    The more times triangle is pressed, the more shots that
                    are fired.

 ST                 An upward swing that launches the enemy.
 STT                Shoots the launched enemy in the air multiple times.
 STTT               A final shot into the air that causes damage to anyone
                    within a small vicinity of Magoichi.


 SST                A diagonally downward swing to the right that dizzies.
 SSTT               A diagonally upward swing to the right followed by a
                    diagonally downward swing to the left.  He does two sets
                    of these attacks.
 SSTTT              A back flip kick that launches the enemy.


 SSST(T)            Fires multiple shots horizontally in a quick succession.
                    The more times triangle is pressed, the stronger the
                    shots are.


 Horse S            A swing towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SS           A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A swing towards the back of the horse.
 Horse S4-S7        Fires shots downward off to the side of the horse.
 Horse SSSSSSSS     Fires three shots at once downward off to the side of the
                    horse.


 Horse ST           An upward swing towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A swing straight down off to the side of the horse that
                    dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A swing towards the back of the horse.


 Jump Attack        A downward swing to the right.
 Jump Charge        Slams the barrel of the rifle to the ground, causing a
                    ground shockwave.
 Running Attack     A spinning kick with the right leg.
 Deadlock Attack    A downward swing followed by a stab and then a shot.
 Musou Level 1      A series of quick shots that have a shotgun like impact,
                    hitting multiple people with one shot. 
 Musou Level 3      A series of quick shots that have a shotgun like impact,
                    hitting multiple people with one shot.  During this
                    musou, a volley of gunshots is fired from above.
 True Musou         A series of quick shots that have a shotgun like impact,
                    hitting multiple people with one shot, finishing with a
                    diagonally downward swing to the right, a back flip kick,
                    and a firing of multiple shots horizontally in quick
                    succession.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Shoots with rifle.

R1 + T:  Lock-on multi shot that shoots five bullets.


Character Strategies:

Magoichi is definitely better at one on one confrontations than crowd control.  
His regular move set and C3 can run through an opponent's life bar.  The 
bullets on his regular move set can break the enemy's guard, but normally the 
enemy will roll out of the way if they are blocking.  Magoichi's best crowd 
control move is the last hit on his C2.  Getting to that attack can sometimes 
be a pain, but if you can, you won't have an enemy in sight.  His C4 is also 
good for crowds and is definitely improved from SW1.  Avoid his C1 like the 
plague.  It's one of those moves that covers too much ground to be useful for 
dueling but covers too little ground to be useful for crowd control.  His 
lock-on special is nice and deals good damage.  It's great to knock enemies 
off of horses.  His other special is only good for running up the combo meter.  
Magoichi's musou is very powerful and is great for both crowds and dueling.  
His level 3 musou can sometimes ruin the musou, but it can also sometimes add 
nice extra damage.  Magoichi works well with any element, although Fire seems 
to suit his weapon's nature the best.

When fighting Magoichi, the computer loves to use his C1, which means you 
should have plenty of openings to take advantage of.  Magoichi's first hit of 
his S string comes out kind of slow, leaving you another opening that you can 
exploit.  Also, remember that the bullet shots at the end of his move set can 
break your guard, so you can't really block around Magoichi.  Therefore, your 
best strategy around Magoichi is just to go all out offensive.  Exploit his 
slow attack speed and just keep beating him down.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3i. Shingen Takeda's Move Set
  SW2PCSHI              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Kenshin Uesugi's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  War Fan

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  128            Life:  317
   Musou:  80            Musou:  240
   Attack:  93           Attack:  195
   Defense:  95          Defense:  198
   Ride:  83             Ride:  167
   Speed:  88            Speed:  148
   Dex:  82              Dex:  142
   Luck:  97             Luck:  181

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Strategist
   Level 11-20:  Scholar of War
   Level 21-30:  Tiger of Kai
   Level 31-40:  Elder Tiger
   Level 41-49:  Master of War
   Level 50:  Omnipotent

Move Set Type:  Special

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A horizontal swing to the left.
 SS                 A horizontal swing to the right.
 SSS                A horizontal swing to the left.
 S4-S7              A series of alternating moves of punches with the left
                    hand to the right and horizontal swings to the left.
 SSSSSSSS           A spinning, horizontal swing to the right.


 T(T)               A cyclone appears around Shingen.  The more times
                    triangle is pressed, the more powerful and bigger the
                    cyclone is.


 ST                 A spinning upward swing that launches the enemy and
                    causes a small wind gust to appear on screen.
 STT(T)             A series of kicks alternating from the left leg to the
                    right leg.  The more times triangle is pressed, the more
                    kicks will be performed.


 SST                A downward swing that shoots out a wave of fire in front
                    of Shingen.
 SSTT(T)            A series of headbutts.  The more times triangle is
                    pressed, the more headbutts that will be performed.


 SSS(T)             A ground shockwave.  If triangle is pressed twice, the
                    shockwave turns into a more powerful ground fissure that
                    appears underneath Shingen and hits any enemies that are
                    around him.


 Horse S            A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A swing towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of swings alternating from towards the back to
                    towards the front of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward swing towards the back of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A swing towards the front of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A swing towards the back of the horse.


 Jump Attack        A downward swing to the right.
 Jump Charge        Stomps on the ground, causing a ground shockwave.
 Running Attack     Runs with both of his arms extended for a short period of
                    time.  At the end of the run, he will swing both of his
                    arms towards his chest.
 Deadlock Attack    A swing of both arms towards Shingen's chest that dizzies
                    followed by a huge uppercut with his right hand that
                    launches the enemy.  When the enemy lands on the ground,
                    it creates a ground shockwave that damages other enemies.
 Musou Level 1      A series of horizontal swings alternating from right to
                    left. 
 Musou Level 3      A series of horizontal swings alternating from right to
                    left.  During this musou, there are multiple orange
                    energy geysers that appear from the ground.
 True Musou         A series of horizontal swings alternating from right to
                    left, finishing with a punch with the right hand, a swing
                    towards the left, and a spinning horizontal swing towards
                    the right.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S(S):  Grabs the enemy, swings them around, and then throws them.  When
   the thrown enemy lands on the ground, it creates a small ground shockwave
   that damages other enemies.  The more times square is pressed while
   Shingen is spinning, the more times Shingen will spin and the more
   powerful the throw will be.

R1 + T(T):  Random stat boost for ten seconds.  If triangle is pressed once,
   the most common stat boost will be Speed Up.  If triangle is pressed
   twice, the most common stat boost will be Defense x2.  If triangle is
   pressed three times, the most common stat boost will be Attack x2.
   Sometimes, if your level is high enough, when you press triangle three
   times, you will get multiple stat boosts instead of just one.


Character Strategies:

Shingen is a Special move set character that relies on one his specials and 
his self skill to become anywhere near good.  His random power up special is 
really useful if you can get the Attack x2.  Granted, it doesn't show up as 
often as it probably should, even if you charge the special up to three 
levels.  However, the special charge doesn't take that long, so you should 
charge up that special every time you knock down an enemy officer.  Always try 
to keep the Attack x2 effect on, because Shingen really needs all the help he 
can get.  His self skill makes it harder for Shingen to flinch when he is 
attacked, providing some help for his slow regular attacks.  Shingen's best 
move is his C4.  You should abuse this move as much as possible.  Even though 
they added a wider area of attack to first hits his C2 and C3, the lag on 
those moves and the lack of flow between the hits of his moves really hurts 
those moves.  His C1 is slow and really doesn't provide much help and the last 
hits on his regular move set have a tendency to miss the intended target.  His 
C4 is good because most of the time, even if the enemy blocks your regular 
attacks, they will drop their guard when you are charging up your C4.  If you 
have your self skill and Resilience 3, you should be able to unleash your C4 
almost every time without interruption.  Because your self skill relies on you 
having a full musou bar, try to keep it full at all times.  Shingen's throw 
special is alright, but it's more of a fun move to use rather than a practical 
one.  Shingen's best element would be the Demon element, but if you can't find 
a weapon with that, stick to Fire or Wind.  Shingen would be good with Ice 
because of his C4 attack, but because Shingen's attacks are so slow, you might 
not be able to hit your opponent enough to really damage the frozen enemy.

When fighting Shingen, realize that all of his moves are slow.  His regular 
attacks are slow, his charge attacks are slow, and his musou is slow.  You 
should find ample opportunities to interrupt his attacks.  The computer cannot 
take advantage of Shingen's self skill to make up for the slow attacks, so you 
should be able to predict Shingen's attacks and then pound him.  You shouldn't 
really see Shingen too often unless you are in Survival Mode, as he's only on 
a few Story Mode stages.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3j. Masamune Date's Move Set
  SW2PCMAS              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Magoichi Saika's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Saber and Two Pistols

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  105            Life:  264
   Musou:  102           Musou:  306
   Attack:  85           Attack:  171
   Defense:  88          Defense:  176
   Ride:  104            Ride:  199
   Speed:  124           Speed:  194
   Dex:  126             Dex:  196
   Luck:  99             Luck:  192

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Pride of the Date
   Level 11-20:  Young Hero
   Level 21-30:  Fury's Prodigy
   Level 31-40:  One-Eyed Dragon
   Level 41-49:  Patron of Oshu
   Level 50:  Northern Legend

Move Set Type:  Charge

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SS                 A diagonally upward slash to the right.
 SSS                A diagonally upward slash to the left.
 S4-S7              Fires shots from one pistol.
 SSSSSSSS           A horizontal slash to the right.


 T                  Fires three bullets at once from one pistol that can
                    break the enemy's guard.
 TT                 A dashing, horizontal slash to the left.
 TTT                Does a back flip while firing many shots from both
                    pistols.


 ST                 An upward slash that launches the enemy.
 STT                Shoots the launched enemy in the air multiple times using
                    both pistols.
 STTT               Jumps up and slashes downward at the launched enemy.
                    When the enemy lands on the ground, it creates a ground
                    shockwave that damages other enemies.



 SST                A spinning kick with the right left that dizzies.
 SSTT               A dashing, horizontal slash to the left.
 SSTTT              Fires four wide angle shots in four different
                    directions.


 SSST(T)            A series of diagonally downward slashes alternating from
                    left to right followed by a spin while firing multiple
                    shots downwards in quick succession from both pistols.
                    The more times triangle is pressed, the more slashes Date
                    will perform.


 Horse S            A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse S4-S7        A series of slashes alternating from towards the back to
                    towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSSSSSSS     Fires shots downward off to the side of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the back of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A slash straight down off to the side of the horse that
                    dizzies.
 Horse SSST         Fires shots from one pistol off of the right side of the
                    horse then fires shots from the other pistol off the left
                    side of the horse.


 Jump Attack        Fires multiple shots downward.
 Jump Charge        Stabs the ground with his sword, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     A horizontal slash to the right.
 Deadlock Attack    A diagonally downward slash to the left followed by three
                    more slashes that gets Masamune behind his opponent
                    followed by a shot behind him from one of his pistols.
 Musou Level 1      Fires multiple shots from both pistols horizontally in
                    quick succession.  Date stands in one place when
                    performing this musou. 
 Musou Level 3      Fires multiple shots from both pistols horizontally in
                    quick succession.  Date stands in one place when
                    performing this musou.  During this musou, beams of light
                    are falling from above.
 True Musou         Fires multiple shots from both pistols horizontally in
                    quick succession, finishing with three spins while firing
                    multiple shots from both pistols downward in a circle in
                    quick succession.  Date stands in one place when
                    performing the main part of this musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Shoots with both pistols.

R1 + T:  Lowers the enemy's defense but raises their attack.


Character Strategies:

Masamune's strength lies in his ability to hit multiple people and hit them at 
a distance.  His C1, C3, and musou attacks all have great range and all have 
projectile attacks involved.  The last hits of his C1 can hit enemies on the 
ground.  His best charge attack is probably his C3, which not only clears a 
crowd, but can sometimes be used to get around an enemy officer's block.  His 
C4 is a great for either dueling or crowd control, depending on how many 
slashes you perform.  His C2 is only good for one on one encounters, but even 
then, his C4 is much better and does more damage.  Another problem with his C2 
is that sometimes, it doesn't combo properly.  The pistol shots at the end of 
his S string can break the guard of an enemy, but most enemy officers will 
roll away before that happens.  His first special would be good if it did any 
damage or break the opponent's guard.  His second special is just a run of the 
mill taunt attack, which is good in certain situations.  Masamune is best with 
the Ice element, which transforms his musou from very good to downright 
deadly.

When fighting Masamune, remember that he likes to use his C1.  His C1 can be 
annoying because it's a projectile guard breaker.  However, it is slow enough 
to counter with relative ease.  Also, remember that the pistol shots on his 
regular attacks also guard break.  It is best to not play defensive against 
Masamune and just focus on attacks.  That way, you don't get caught in his 
regular attacks and end up having your guard broken, leaving you open.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3k. No's Move Set
  SW2PCNOH              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Nobunaga Oda's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Retractable Blades

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  115            Life:  289
   Musou:  96            Musou:  288
   Attack:  88           Attack:  181
   Defense:  88          Defense:  181
   Ride:  87             Ride:  173
   Speed:  106           Speed:  171
   Dex:  100             Dex:  165
   Luck:  93             Luck:  189

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Viper's Daughter
   Level 11-20:  Lady of Oda
   Level 21-30:  Sweet Poison
   Level 31-40:  Deadly Beauty
   Level 41-49:  Demoness
   Level 50:  Venom Queen

Move Set Type:  Special

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A kick with the right leg.
 SS                 A kick with the left leg.
 SSS                Turns around and performs a back flip kick.
 S4-S7              A series of back flip kicks.
 SSSSSSSS           A jumping, spinning, horizontal back flip slash with both
                    blades out.


 T                  Throws out a bomb that dizzies, but doesn't explode.
                    This attack can break the enemy's guard.
 TT                 Throws out a bomb that explodes.


 ST                 A back flip kick that launches the enemy.
 STT                A horizontal slash with both blades.


 SST                A jumping, spinning kick that dizzies.
 SSTT               Stabs forwards and backwards with both blades followed by
                    a sweeping kick.


 SSST               A horizontal slash to the left with both blades.
 SSST(T)            A series of spins with both blades out before a final,
                    horizontal slash to the left with both blades.  The more
                    times triangle is pressed, the more spins are performed.


 Horse S            Slashes outwards towards the front and back of the horse
                    with both blades.
 Horse SS           Slashes inwards towards the middle of the horse with both
                    blades.
 Horse SSS          Slashes outwards towards the front and back of the horse
                    with both blades.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of stabs off to the side of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A spinning kick that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         Slashes outwards towards the front and back of the horse
                    with both blades.


 Jump Attack        A back flip horizontal slash with both blades out.
 Jump Charge        A stomp that causes a small shockwave.
 Running Attack     A spinning horizontal slash with both blades out that
                    launches the enemy.
 Deadlock Attack    A horizontal slash followed by a back flip kick and then
                    a backwards stab.
 Musou Level 1      Walks backwards and throws multiple bombs. 
 Musou Level 3      Walks backwards and throws multiple bombs.  During this
                    musou, there are multiple midair explosions that appear
                    all around No.
 True Musou         Walks backwards and throws multiple bombs, finishing with
                    two straight forward bomb tosses and then a toss of three
                    bombs at the same time.
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Special Abilities:

R1 + S(S):  Place a bomb on the ground.  No can place up to six bombs on the
   ground; two for each time this skill is upgraded.

R1 + T(T):  Performs a series of horizontal slashes with both blades out
   while detonating bombs.  The more times triangle is pressed, the more
   bombs are detonated.  Press triangle once to detonate one bomb.  Press
   triangle a second time to detonate up to two more bombs at the same time
   and the explosion will dizzy.  Press triangle a third time to detonate up
   to three more bombs at the same time and the explosion will have the Fire
   element.


Character Strategies:

No's best move is her C3.  This move is quick and can sometimes get around an 
enemy guard.  Abuse this move as much as possible.  I have issues aiming her 
C1 and it's very slow.  Her C2 isn't that great.  It's good for crowds, but if 
you want to get rid of crowds, her C4 is better.  Her C4 would be one of the 
better ones if it didn't lift enemies off of their feet.  This causes less 
damage to be done.  Her best asset is her specials.  The bombs are not that 
great as an attack, but they are perfect as a decoy.  If you know how to use 
the bombs, you can make the enemy vulnerable to attack almost every time.  
What you do is knock the opponent down on the ground or away from you.  Place 
one bomb and only one bomb on the ground and stand behind the bomb so that the 
enemy will run towards you, but will run across the bomb first.  Detonate the 
bomb as soon as the enemy runs near the bomb.  One of three things will now 
happen.  The first is that the enemy will get hit by the explosion and get 
stunned, leaving the enemy open to attack.  The second is that the enemy will 
attempt to block the explosion, which will cause his guard to be broken, 
leaving him open to attack.  The third, and the most common, is that the enemy 
will roll towards you.  The enemy will be vulnerable to attack as soon as they 
come out of their roll.  If you practice doing this, you can almost always get 
the enemy open with a bomb.  If the enemy does not come directly at your bomb, 
just leave it there and knock the enemy down again and then move behind your 
already set bomb.  This technique doesn't provide quick kills, but it does 
provide sure openings.  The only thing you have to worry about is enemies with 
long range running attacks like Tadakatsu or Nene, but once you get the range 
down with this technique, you can negate their chance for a running attack by 
shortening their running distance so they cannot perform one.  No's best 
element is the Demon element, as she is the Demon's Wife, although Fire works 
also.  I haven't tried her with Ice yet, but I don't think she would be very 
compatible with Ice, considering that most of her attacks knock enemies into 
the air.

When fighting No, take advantage of her short range on her regular attacks.  
No has great range with her charge attacks, but very short range with her 
regular attacks.  That is because all range enhancers seem to only work on her 
weapons and not her kicks.  An officer like Yukimura or Yoshihiro can get the 
early attack on No at a decent range.  Don't let No close in on you, because 
once she does, you're susceptible to her attacks.  Her kicks come out quickly, 
so most officers cannot out speed her in terms of regular attacks.  She 
doesn't use her C1 often, but if she does, take advantage of the long start up 
time.  Also, if you see her charging up for her musou and you don't think you 
can hit her in time, then run the opposite way of where she is going.  Her 
musou makes her move backwards, which means she can't close in the distance 
between you and her unless you're behind her.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3l. Hanzo Hattori's Move Set
  SW2PCHAN              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Kotaro Fuma's Story Mode or have a Samurai Warriors
   save file on your memory card before you start a new game.

Weapon Type:  Kusarigama (a sickle and chain)

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  103            Life:  261
   Musou:  100           Musou:  300
   Attack:  87           Attack:  174
   Defense:  84          Defense:  169
   Ride:  101            Ride:  194
   Speed:  130           Speed:  200
   Dex:  150             Dex:  200
   Luck:  93             Luck:  187

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Iga Ninja
   Level 11-20:  Ninja Leader
   Level 21-30:  Dark Assassin
   Level 31-40:  The Unseen
   Level 41-49:  Silent Death
   Level 50:  Lord of Shadow

Move Set Type:  Special

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally upward slash to the left.
 SS                 A diagonally upward slash to the right.
 SSS                A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 S4-S7              A series of dashing, horizontal slashes alternating from
                    right left.
 SSSSSSSS           A dashing, horizontal slash to the right.


 T(T)               Throws a bomb forward that explodes and can break the
                    enemy's guard.  If triangle is pressed twice, the
                    explosion will be bigger and have the Ice element
                    attached.


 ST                 A kick upwards with the left leg that launches the enemy.
 STT                A kick upwards with the right leg followed by a jump into
                    the air and a downward kick at the launched enemy.  When
                    the enemy lands on the ground, it creates a ground
                    shockwave that damages other enemies.


 SST                Jumps in the air and throws an explosive down to the
                    ground that dizzies.
 SSTT               A series of swings with the chain of his weapon
                    diagonally downward alternating from left to right,
                    finishing by throwing a black energy wave.


 SSST(T)            Swings his weapon over his head multiple times before a
                    final, horizontal slash to the left.  The more times
                    triangle is pressed, the more times the weapon is swung
                    over his head.


 Horse S            A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of slashes alternating from towards the back to
                    towards the front of the horse.



 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SST          Throws a bomb off to the side of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         Swings his weapon around in circles off to the side of
                    the horse.


 Jump Attack        Throws three shrunkens downward.
 Jump Charge        Slams his weapon on the ground, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     A horizontal slash to the left.
 Deadlock Attack    Two kicks followed by a horizontal slash to the right, a
                    jump into the air, and a downward slash from behind.
 Musou Level 1      Throws multiple black energy waves.  Hanzo stands in one
                    place when performing this musou. 
 Musou Level 3      Creates three illusions of himself and then throws
                    multiple black energy waves.  Hanzo stands in one place
                    when performing this musou.  When this musou is performed
                    on a horse, multiple mid air explosions appear instead.
 True Musou         Throws multiple black energy waves, finishing with three
                    horizontal slashes alternating from right to left.
                    Hanzo stands in one place when performing the main part
                    of the musou.
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Special Abilities:

R1 + S(S):  Performs various types of ninjutsu moves, which starts off with a
   fire wave in front of him, then a slam of the ground which causes a ground
   shockwave, followed by a tornado that moves around him.

R1 + T(T):  Makes copies of himself.  The more times triangle is pressed, the
   more copies are made.  Hanzo can make up to three copies.


Character Strategies:

Hanzo relies on speed more than dealing damage, which can sometimes leave him 
underpowered for certain situations.  Also, for someone wielding a weapon on a 
chain, most of Hanzo's moves have no range because the chain is rarely 
involved in his attacks.  Hanzo's best move is his C4.  It has good range and 
damage (for him), but the problem is that there is a slight start up time at 
the beginning of the move.  His C1 is really too slow to be useful, even with 
the added Ice element if you hit Triangle twice.  His C2 is average and the 
last parts of his C3 can be hard to aim because of the rapid change in camera 
angle during the stun bomb.  His S string is quick, but the lack of range and 
power hurts.  His musou is slow until you get his level 3 musou.  Once you get 
his level 3 musou, you can trap an enemy against the wall and then beat them 
down with the multiple energy waves that are coming out of the clones.  His 
clone special is good, but sometimes the clones can get lost because they 
don't exactly mimic Hanzo's movements.  This can be a good thing if you know 
how to abuse it, but it can also make this special less useful due to the fact 
that you have to try hard to get multiple hits.  Hanzo's ninjutsu special 
isn't that great because of its lack of power.  Element wise, stick with the 
Demon element that comes on his fourth weapon.  It adds much needed killing 
power to Hanzo's weak charge attacks.  If you don't have his fourth weapon, 
then try to find an Ice element third weapon, as it will make his C4 attack 
that much better.

When fighting Hanzo, first thing you should take note of is his quick opening 
attack on his S string.  Not only is the attack quick, but it's also deceptive 
and has very little movement to the attack.  This can make this move hard to 
predict.  While Hanzo has very horrid start up time on his C1, he will very 
rarely use it.  Finally, if Hanzo unleashes his musou, instead of putting 
distance between you and Hanzo, simply move to Hanzo's backside.  Hanzo's 
musou is a projectile wave that goes out very far, but doesn't hit the area 
behind him.  Also, Hanzo cannot turn quickly while performing this attack, so 
behind Hanzo is the safest place for avoiding his musou.  Just make sure you 
block the final shockwave of the musou attack.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3m. Ranmaru Mori's Move Set
  SW2PCMOR              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Complete Ranmaru's 2nd Request on 31F of Survival Mode.

Weapon Type:  Nodachi (a long katana)

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  108            Life:  267
   Musou:  102           Musou:  306
   Attack:  87           Attack:  174
   Defense:  85          Defense:  171
   Ride:  96             Ride:  187
   Speed:  124           Speed:  194
   Dex:  122             Dex:  192
   Luck:  87             Luck:  180

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Squire
   Level 11-20:  Elegant Page
   Level 21-30:  Retainer
   Level 31-40:  Model Samurai
   Level 41-49:  Guardian
   Level 50:  Wunderkind

Move Set Type:  Charge

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
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 S                  A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SS                 A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSS                A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 S4-S7              A series of slashes alternating from diagonally upward to
                    the right to diagonally downward to the left.
 SSSSSSSS           A spinning, horizontal slash to the left.


 T(T)               A horizontal slash to the right that sends out a blue
                    energy wave.  The more times T is pressed, the bigger the
                    energy wave is.


 ST                 An upward slash that launches the enemy.
 STT                A dashing horizontal slash forward.
 STTT               A dashing horizontal slash in the opposite direction.


 STT                A downward slash that dizzies.
 STTT               A horizontal slash to the left followed by a horizontal
                    slash to the right.
 STTTT              A dashing diagonally upward slash to the left that sends
                    out a ground energy wave forward.


 SSST               A diagonally downward slash to the right.
 SSSTT              A diagonally upward slash to the left that launches the
                    enemy.
 SSSTTT             A spinning, horizontal slash to the left that sends out a
                    blue energy wave.


 Horse S            A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of slashes alternating from towards the front to
                    towards the back of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A slash towards the back of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A slash towards the front of the horse.


 Jump Attack        A diagonally downward slash to the right.
 Jump Charge        Stabs the ground with his sword, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     A jumping, diagonally downward slash to the left.
 Deadlock Attack    A vertical slash downward followed by a horizontal slash
                    to the right.
 Musou Level 1      A series of spinning, diagonally upward slashes to the
                    left. 
 Musou Level 3      A series of spinning, diagonally upward slashes to the
                    left.  During this musou, there are multiple blue energy
                    waves that appear from above and move towards the ground.
 True Musou         A series of spinning, diagonally upward slashes to the
                    left, finishing with a diagonally downward slash to the
                    left, a horizontal slash to the right, and a dashing
                    horizontal slash to the left.
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Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  A quick forward slash of the sword.  This attack has the Demon
   element attached to it.

R1 + T:  Increases attack power but lowers defense.


Character Strategies:

Ranmaru has a lot of range, but his attacks can be slow.  His charge attacks 
are very unique.  His C1 is good for crowds, but in one on one situations, the 
enemy officer normally will roll out of its way.  His C2 is good for dueling, 
but it can be hard to use sometimes for crowds.  With his C3, sometimes it's 
best to just use the first three hits and not use the running slash.  The two 
horizontal slashes for his C3 can clear out crowds very effectively, but the 
running slash can miss a lot of times, even with the projectile that comes 
out.  His C4 can be tricky to master, but if you learn the AI's tendencies 
with this move, you can hit enemy officers with it most of the time.  If the 
enemy officer blocks every hit of his C4, the officer will roll to avoid the 
energy wave at the end of that move, since the energy wave will break an 
enemy's guard.  However, if the enemy has not blocked the hit right before the 
energy wave, he will not roll.  Therefore, if an enemy is blocking and you 
want to use Ranmaru's C4 on that officer, hit with the first two slashes on an 
enemy that is off to the side of the enemy officer and then turn and aim your 
energy wave slash at the enemy officer.  If you can perfect this move, you 
will normally be able to break the enemy officer's block and then have a free 
attack on that officer.  Ranmaru's musou is good, but it has been toned down 
from the first game.  Ranmaru works best with the Ice element, although 
Lightning can work as well with Ranmaru's wide slashes.

When fighting Ranmaru, the AI likes to use his C1.  Not only do they like to 
use his C1, but they like to charge it up some before releasing it.  
Therefore, you should have plenty of time to counter this move.  Also, 
Ranmaru's slashes have lots of range and have a wide area of attack, but they 
are very slow.  You should be able to see his attacks coming from a mile away 
and be able to counter them with just about anyone.  Use Ranmaru as a good 
starting practice dummy for predicting enemy attacks.  Try to see his attacks 
coming and roll out of their way.  When you can dodge most of Ranmaru's 
attacks, move on to a harder opponent.  Ranmaru as an opponent isn't hard to 
defeat at all.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3n. Hideyoshi Toyotomi's Move Set
  SW2PCHID              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Mitsunari Ishida's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Sansetsu (a three sectioned staff)

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  110            Life:  270
   Musou:  102           Musou:  306
   Attack:  85           Attack:  171
   Defense:  87          Defense:  174
   Ride:  105            Ride:  200
   Speed:  120           Speed:  190
   Dex:  128             Dex:  198
   Luck:  105            Luck:  198

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Stable Master
   Level 11-20:  Monkey
   Level 21-30:  Commander
   Level 31-40:  Cleaver Diplomat
   Level 41-49:  Great Dreamer
   Level 50:  Unifier

Move Set Type:  Normal

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
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 S                  A diagonally upward swing to the left.
 SS                 A diagonally downward swing to the right.
 SSS                A diagonally downward swing to the right.
 SSSS               A diagonally upward swing to the left.
 SSSSS              A diagonally downward swing to the left.
 SSSSSS             A diagonally upwards swing to the right.
 SSSSSSS            A diagonally downward swing to the right.
 S8-S11             A series of quick, twirling swings alternating from right
                    to left.
 SSSSSSSSSSSS       A dashing stab forward.


 T                  Jumps into the air and stomps on the ground, causing a
                    small ground shockwave.
 ST                 A diagonally upward swing to the right that launches the
                    enemy.
 SST                A stab forward with the staff that dizzies.
 SSST               A diagonally upward swing to the left followed by a
                    horizontal swing to the right.
 SSSST              Jumps up into the air and spins around, causing a cyclone
                    to appear around him that launches the enemy.
 SSSSST             A dashing, diagonally upward swing to the right followed
                    by a dashing, diagonally upward swing to the left that
                    dizzies.
 SSSSSST            A grab attack where Hideyoshi wraps his sansetsu around
                    the enemy, flips over them, and throws them forward.
 SSSSSSST           A diagonally upward swing to the left followed by a
                    diagonally upward swing to the right followed by a
                    jumping, spinning, diagonally upward swing to the left.

 Horse S            A swing towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SS           A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A downward swing off to the side of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of swings towards the front of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward swing towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A stab off to the side of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A somersault swing towards the back of the horse.


 Jump Attack        A downward swing to the left.
 Jump Charge        Slams his weapon on the ground, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     A series of spinning, horizontal swings.  The more times
                    square is pressed, the more times Hideyoshi spins and
                    swings.
 Deadlock Attack    A series of seven swings, alternating from left to right.
 Musou Level 1      A series of quick jumps and landing with horizontal
                    swings to the right. 
 Musou Level 3      A series of quick jumps and landing with horizontal
                    swings to the right.  During this musou, there are
                    multiple energy bursts that appear from the ground.
 True Musou         A series of quick jumps and landing with horizontal
                    swings to the right, finishing with four spinning,
                    horizontal swings.
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Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Causes the enemies to drop gold when defeated.

R1 + T:  Lowers the defense of enemies but raises their attack.


Character Strategies:

Hideyoshi has lots of range and quick attack speed, but not a whole lot of 
power.  You will need to use the range and attack speed to your advantage.  
Not many characters can outrange Hideyoshi.  He really does not have a charge 
attack that stands out, but a lot of his charge attacks are multihit.  His C7 
is a grab, which means it's unblockable.  However, this attack only hits once 
and is kind of weak compared to other charge attacks.  His best charge attacks 
for crowds are the ones that hit multiple times, which are his C4, C6, and C8.  
His C5 is decent, but you can sometimes get caught while you're still in the 
air if an enemy officer blocks.  I don't like his C1 at all, but that's 
probably just personal preference.  Besides, his C6 can get around most blocks 
and his C7 is unblockable.  Hideyoshi is not good at circling because of his 
range.  His attacks will knock the enemy out of range and will not give him a 
chance to get around him.  In fact, the only way to really circle using 
Hideyoshi is to use his C6 to get behind the enemy.  His musou is unique in 
the fact that it doesn't seem to be very good at crowd clearing or one on one 
situations.  I would just stick to using his musou as a counter measure and 
just use regular attacks when you do use his musou.  His special that causes 
the enemies to drop gold is a great way to money farm, especially when paired 
up with his fourth weapon.  His other special can sometimes make up for his 
lack of power, but enemies do tend to block this more often than not.  
Hideyoshi doesn't seem to be too compatible with the Lightning element, which 
means his fourth weapon is only good because of the Luck bonuses on it.  I 
would suggest using his fourth weapon to try to find a better third weapon, 
probably one with the Fire, Ice, or if you can find one, Demon element.

Hideyoshi, in my opinion, is one of the harder enemies to fight.  He has three 
things going for him that makes him a tough opponent:  Deceptive attack range, 
a Normal move set, and a first attack that seems to come out of left field.  
It is hard to predict his first attack because it is so fast and has a weird 
motion to it.  What's worse, it has more range than you expect it to have 
because his staff extends.  This makes it harder to hit Hideyoshi before he 
can hit you.  He has a Normal move set, which means he has a tendency to just 
use his S string to combo you.  He doesn't use his C1 a whole lot, but when he 
does, make him pay for it.  There should be enough start up lag on his C1 that 
you can get in an attack on him.  This is about his only attack that you can 
disrupt.  Of course, if you have Resilience 3, sometimes you don't have to 
worry about Hideyoshi's first attack.  His musou can get around your guard 
because of its nature, but it won't do a lot of damage to you because it isn't 
powerful and it doesn't hit that many times.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3o. Tadakatsu Honda's Move Set
  SW2PCTAD              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Ieyasu Tokugawa's Story Mode or have a Samurai
   Warriors:  Xtreme Legends save file on your memory card before you start a
   new game.

Weapon Type:  Large Headed Spear

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  128            Life:  317
   Musou:  82            Musou:  246
   Attack:  96           Attack:  200
   Defense:  96          Defense:  200
   Ride:  94             Ride:  184
   Speed:  90            Speed:  150
   Dex:  90              Dex:  150
   Luck:  93             Luck:  189

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Mikawa Warrior
   Level 11-20:  Mighty Samurai
   Level 21-30:  Loyal Protector
   Level 31-40:  The Unparalleled
   Level 41-49:  The Indomitable
   Level 50:  Valued Guardian

Move Set Type:  Charge

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A horizontal slash to the right.
 SS                 A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SSS                A stab forward with the end of his spear.
 S4-S7              A series of diagonally upward slashes to alternating from
                    right to left.
 SSSSSSSS           A diagonally downward slash to the left.


 T                  A spinning horizontal slash to the right that can break
                    the enemy's guard.
 TT                 A dashing stab forward, which launches a small energy
                    wave forward.
 TTT                A horizontal slash to the right, which launches an energy
                    wave forward.


 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the left that launches the
                    enemy.
 STT                Jumps up and slashes downward at the launched enemy.
                    When the enemy lands on the ground, it creates a ground
                    shockwave that damages other enemies.
 STTT               A diagonally upward slash to the right followed a
                    diagonally upward slash to the left.


 SST                A horizontal slash to the right that dizzies.
 SSTT               A diagonally upward slash to the left that launches the
                    enemy.
 SSTTT              Jumps and slams his spear down onto the ground, causing a
                    ground shockwave.


 SSST               A stomp on the ground that sends out a wave of energy
                    forward.
 SSSTT              A series of four diagonally downward slash alternating
                    from right to left.
 SSSTTT             Spins his spear towards the front three times followed by
                    a shockwave.


 Horse S            A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of slashes alternating from towards the back to
                    towards the front of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A slash straight down off to the side of the horse that
                    dizzies.
 Horse SSST         Spins his spear twice off the side of the horse followed
                    by a ground shockwave that appears around Tadakatsu.


 Jump Attack        A downward slash to the right.
 Jump Charge        Stabs the ground with his spear, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     A horizontal slash to the right.
 Deadlock Attack    A diagonally downward slash to the left followed by a
                    ramming headbutt that launches the enemy and a spinning
                    horizontal slash to the right.
 Musou Level 1      A series of horizontal slashes alternating from right to
                    left. 
 Musou Level 3      A series of horizontal slashes alternating from right to
                    left.  During this musou, there are multiple steam
                    geysers that appear from the ground.
 True Musou         A series of horizontal slashes alternating from right to
                    left, finishing with a horizontal slash to the right, a
                    diagonally downward slash to the left, and a spinning,
                    diagonally downward slash to the left.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Twirls his spear and performs a war cry that fills up the musou bar.

R1 + T:  Powers up to be able to run into enemies and deal damage to them.


Character Strategies:

Tadakatsu Honda is very powerful with attacks that hit a wide area.  His C1 is 
much improved from SW: Xtreme Legends, although there is still a heavy lag 
time when performing the move.  His C2 can be used for crowd control, although 
it's much better for dueling.  His C3 is probably best for crowd control, 
although the second hit of the attack can break the opponent's guard.  Still, 
it is sometimes hard to aim the last hit of the move because of the way the 
camera moves around.  His C4 is powerful and has a lot of hits, but sometimes 
it can take too long to get to the end of the move, which is a shockwave 
attack.  His musou is much improved from his first appearance and hits much 
faster and more times.  His musou charge special can be abused, although it 
does take longer to perform than Musashi's.  His second special has its uses, 
but it doesn't last long enough to warrant any special consideration.  
Tadakatsu works well with any element because of his wide range of attacks.

As far as I know, there isn't a single time where you fight Tadakatsu Honda in 
Story Mode and he is not powered up.  He is always powered up with a lot of 
attack, defense, and life.  When fighting Tadakatsu, remember that both his 
first attack on his S string and his C1 are very slow and very easy to 
predict.  The AI falls in love with his C1, which means you should be able to 
get your hits in.  Still, it will take a lot of hits for the big man to fall.  
Avoid getting hit, because most of the time, he can deal some serious damage. 


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3p. Ina's Move Set
  SW2PCINA              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Tadakatsu Honda's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Bow and Arrows

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  113            Life:  286
   Musou:  92            Musou:  276
   Attack:  88           Attack:  181
   Defense:  88          Defense:  181
   Ride:  98             Ride:  190
   Speed:  110           Speed:  175
   Dex:  118             Dex:  183
   Luck:  93             Luck:  189

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Bow Maiden
   Level 11-20:  Great Archer
   Level 21-30:  Arrow Mistress
   Level 31-40:  Dangerous Lady
   Level 41-49:  Graceful Fighter
   Level 50:  Bow Goddess

Move Set Type:  Special

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally upward swing to the left.
 SS                 A diagonally downward swing to the right.
 SSS                A diagonally upward swing to the left.
 S4-S7              Fires arrows.
 SSSSSSSS           Fires three charged arrows.


 T                  Fires arrows upwards.  They come back down in a wide
                    area.  The more times triangle is pressed, the stronger
                    the arrows are.


 ST                 An upward swing to the right that launches the enemy.
 STT                Fires a charged arrow at the launched enemy.


 SST                Fires an arrow downward that explodes into a puff of
                    smoke that dizzies.
 SSTT               A series of three horizontal swings alternating from left
                    to right followed by a jumping, spinning horizontal
                    swing.


 SSST(T)            A series of diagonally downward swings alternating from
                    left to right followed by shooting two wide, energy
                    waves. The more times triangle is pressed, the more
                    swings she performs.


 Horse S            A swing on the left side towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SS           A swing on the left side towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A swing on the left side towards the back of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        Fires sets of three arrows off to the left side of the
                    horse.


 Horse ST           An upward swing on the left side towards the front of the
                    horse that launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          a swing on the left side towards the back of the horse
                    that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A spinning swing on the left side of the horse.

 Jump Attack        Fires three arrows downward.
 Jump Charge        Fires an arrow downward.  When the arrow lands, it causes
                    a ground shockwave.
 Running Attack     Jumps and spins around 180 degrees with the bow out.
 Deadlock Attack    A diagonally upward slash to the left followed by a
                    firing of five arrows.
 Musou Level 1      Fires multiple, wide area arrows in rapid succession.
                    Ina stands in one place when performing this musou. 
 Musou Level 3      Fires multiple, wide area arrows in rapid succession.
                    Ina stands in one place when performing this musou.
                    During this musou, a volley of arrows is fired from
                    above.
 True Musou         Fires multiple, wide area arrows in rapid succession,
                    finishing with three horizontal swings alternating from
                    right to left.  Ina stands in one place when performing
                    the main part of this musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S(S):  Fires arrows.  Ina will shoot five singular arrows, then two
   triple arrow, then one triple charged arrows.

R1 + T(T):  Fires three elemental arrows and then adds an element to attacks
   while your musou bar is full.  The type of element depends on how many
   times square was pressed.  Pressing square once add a fire element.
   Pressing square twice will add a lightning element.  Pressing square three
   times will add an ice element.


Character Strategies:

Ina's strengths lie in her projectile attacks.  Her C1 and C2 have both been 
severely powered down to the point where they are both should not be used at 
all.  However, her C3 and C4 have been powered up.  The swings on her C3 are 
now faster and her C4 is probably her best move.  The two projectile energy 
waves at the end of the attack are very powerful and can clear out a crowd 
very easily.  The swings on her C4 can also be used to deal damage to enemy 
officers.  Her first arrow special is very good for getting rid of crowds, 
especially if you combine it with her Self Skill Pierce.  However, her second 
special, the elemental arrows, can be abused very easily.  The first two 
elements, Fire and Lightning, aren't that great.  However, the Ice element is 
extremely useful.  Having the Ice element on all of Ina's attacks can really 
increase the amount of damage she can do.  Ina's best element is Ice, as you 
can easily freeze an opponent and the immediately go into a musou for massive 
damage.  Also, remember that her mounted attacks are all on the left side of 
the horse, not the right side of the horse.

When fighting Ina, remember that most of her attacks are slow.  She won't use 
her C1 very much, but if she does, knock her out of it.  Even if she can get 
it off, it probably won't hit you due to the fact that it has poor accuracy.  
The arrows at the end of her S string knock you down to your knees instead of 
knocking you backwards, which means you cannot perform backflip to recover out 
of the attack.  Also, even though her musou is one of those that stands still, 
the range that the arrows can fly and the speed in which she can turn while 
performing her musou means that you probably will not be able to outrun her 
musou.  Instead, either knock her out of it or block it.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3q. Ieyasu Tokugawa's Move Set
  SW2PCIEY              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Initially available.

Weapon Type:  Cannon Spear

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  125            Life:  314
   Musou:  84            Musou:  252
   Attack:  93           Attack:  195
   Defense:  95          Defense:  198
   Ride:  84             Ride:  169
   Speed:  86            Speed:  146
   Dex:  82              Dex:  142
   Luck:  99             Luck:  194

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Lord of Mikawa
   Level 11-20:  The Persevering
   Level 21-30:  Eastern Champion
   Level 31-40:  Patient Ambition
   Level 41-49:  Shogun
   Level 50:  Great Patriarch

Move Set Type:  Normal

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally downward slash to the right.
 SS                 A horizontal slash to the left.
 SSS                A diagonally downward slash to the right.
 SSSS               A stab forward.
 SSSSS              A horizontal swing to the left with the end part of the
                    spear.
 SSSSSS             A diagonally upward slash to the right.
 SSSSSSS            A diagonally upward slash to the left.
 S8-S11             Fires cannonballs.
 SSSSSSSSSSSS       Fires a cannonball that explodes.


 T                  Stabs the ground and fires a cannonball, which causes a
                    small explosion that can break the enemy's guard.
 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the left that launches the
                    enemy.
 SST                Fires an explosion that dizzies.
 SSST               A horizontal slash to the left.
 SSSST              Fires three cannonballs upward that launches the enemy.
 SSSSST             Fires a cannonball downward at the ground, causing a
                    shockwave.
 SSSSSST            Fires a beam of light straight forward.
 SSSSSSST           A flamethrower blast towards the right.  This attack has
                    the Fire element attached.


 Horse S            A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        Fires cannonballs downward off to the side of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          Fires a cannonball at the ground, which causes an
                    explosion that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A flamethrower blast towards the front of the horse.
                    This attack has the Fire element attached.


 Jump Attack        Fires a cannonball downward.
 Jump Charge        Lands and fires a shot into the ground that causes a
                    ground shockwave.
 Running Attack     A horizontal slash to the left.
 Deadlock Attack    A stab forward, impaling the enemy, followed by firing a
                    cannonball.
 Musou Level 1      Fires multiple sets of five cannonballs that home in on
                    enemies.  Ieyasu stands in one place when performing this
                    musou. 
 Musou Level 3      Fires multiple sets of five cannonballs that home in on
                    enemies.  Ieyasu stands in one place when performing this
                    musou.  During this musou, cannonballs are fired from
                    above.
 True Musou         Fires multiple sets of five cannonballs that home in on
                    enemies, finishing with three more firings of five
                    cannonballs.  Ieyasu stands in one place when performing
                    this musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Fires a cannonball that explodes.

R1 + T:  Fires five cannonballs that home in on enemies.


Character Strategies:

Ieyasu is supposed to be one of those slow but powerful characters.  
Unfortunately, his power level doesn't seem to be as high as some of the other 
characters.  His charge attacks all seem to be lacking in strength.  His 
weapon and move set are definitely unique.  His regular move set does seem 
like it could have more range, considering how big his weapon is.  However, it 
does have decent range and power.  His regular attacks are awkward with the 
way he swings his spear, making it hard to get behind his opponents while they 
are blocking.  His C1 is slow and lacks the range it probably should have.  
His C3 is useful and his C4 is your standard crowd clearer.  His C5 and C6 
seem to be his best attacks, as they both have nice range and power.  His C7 
is slow in execution, which allows most enemies to dodge it.  His C8 has good 
power if you can hit with it multiple times.  Unfortunately, this can be hard 
to do.  His musou is great for crowds of enemy soldiers, but it will knock 
enemy officers out of the musou.  His special where he fires one cannonball 
may be the best projectile special attack in the game.  It's powerful for a 
special move and is a great way to finish off enemy officers that get knocked 
away before they die.  His second special is slow in execution and not as 
powerful as the first special.  His best element will have to be the Demon 
element as the other elements don't add enough damage to make his charge 
attacks powerful.  If you have to settle for another element, stick with the 
Fire or Wind elements, as it will add a little bit more damage to his charge 
attacks.

When fighting Ieyasu, be wary of his deceptive range.  He swings his spear 
awkwardly, which may make you think that his attacks don't have range.  
However, they do have enough range to catch you off guard.  His first attack 
is one of the harder attacks for me to predict, even though the attack is kind 
of slow.  The motion of the attack makes it kind of hard to see when he is 
attacking and when he is not.  He has a Normal move set, which means he will 
mainly use regular attacks.  He will normally hit you with his S string until 
he fires one of the cannonballs at you.  This will drop you straight down 
instead of launching you backwards, which means that if you back flip out of 
this attack, there's a good chance that he can hit you with an attack before 
you recover completely.  Since his C1 is easy to predict and is all but 
useless, just block Ieyasu's attacks until you see an opening.  Normally, you 
can hit him before he can hit you when he leaves himself open.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3r. Mitsunari Ishida's Move Set
  SW2PCMII              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Initially available.

Weapon Type:  Folding Fan

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  115            Life:  289
   Musou:  92            Musou:  276
   Attack:  89           Attack:  183
   Defense:  89          Defense:  183
   Ride:  92             Ride:  181
   Speed:  106           Speed:  171
   Dex:  100             Dex:  165
   Luck:  87             Luck:  183

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  The Precocious
   Level 11-20:  Loyal Retainer
   Level 21-30:  Talented Leader
   Level 31-40:  Disciple of Right
   Level 41-49:  Divine Minister
   Level 50:  Secret Schemer

Move Set Type:  Special

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally upward swing to the left.
 SS                 A horizontal swing to the right.
 SSS                A diagonally upward swing to the left.
 S4-S7              A series of spinning, diagonally upward swings to the
                    left.
 SSSSSSSS           A horizontal swing to the right.


 T                  Creates an energy ball that travels forward.  This attack
                    can break the enemy's guard.
 TT                 Turns the energy ball into a fast moving beam of light.


 ST                 A throw of his fan upwards that launches the enemy.
 STT                Jumps up, catches the fan, opens the fan, and spins it
                    downwards at the ground, throwing an energy ball at the
                    ground that causes a ground shockwave.


 SST                A diagonally downward swing to the right that dizzies.
 SSTT               An explosion that surrounds Mitsunari that dizzies.


 SSST(T)            Opens the fan and throws it around him.  Pressing the
                    triangle button twice will cause the fan to go around him
                    twice.


 Horse S            A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A swing towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse S4-S7        A series of swings alternating from towards the back to
                    towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSSSSSSS     Opens the fan and spins it around multiple times off to
                    the side of the horse.


 Horse ST           Opens the fan and performs a swing towards the front of
                    the horse that launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          Throws a mine on the ground that explodes and dizzies.
 Horse SSST         Opens the fan and throws it around the horse.


 Jump Attack        Throws the fan downward.
 Jump Charge        Opens the fan and slams it down against the ground,
                    causing a ground shockwave.
 Running Attack     A swing towards the right.
 Deadlock Attack    A stab with a closed fan followed by a twirl of an open
                    fan followed by a horizontal swing to the left with an
                    open fan.
 Musou Level 1      Opens the fan, throws it forward, and has it come back
                    multiple times.  Mitsunari stands in one place when
                    performing this musou. 
 Musou Level 3      Opens the fan, throws it forward, and has it come back
                    multiple times.  Mitsunari stands in one place when
                    performing this musou.  During this musou, there are
                    multiple mine explosions on the ground.
 True Musou         Opens the fan, throws it forward, and has it come back
                    multiple times, finishing with a horizontal swing to the
                    right, a diagonally upward swing to the left, and then a
                    throw of his fan around him.  Mitsunari stands in one
                    place when performing the main part of this musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S(S):  Place a mine on the ground.  Mitsunari can place up to six mines;
   two for each time this move is upgraded.

R1 + T(T):  Detonates mines previously set.  Pressing triangle once will
   detonate one mine and the explosion dizzies.  Pressing triangle a second
   time will detonate up to two more mines at the same time and the
   explosion will have the Fire element.  Pressing triangle three times will
   detonate up to three more mines and the explosion will have the Lightning
   element.


Character Strategies:

Mitsunari's main problem is lack of range and the slow delay on some of his 
charge attacks.  This means that getting the skills Reach 3 and Resilience 3 
are a must for Mitsunari.  If you have these two skills, Mitsunari becomes a 
pretty good character.  Mitsunari's best crowd clearing attack is really his 
Horse C4.  It seems to have more range than his standing C4.  Mitsunari's C1 
is good for one on one situations and the ball of energy he fires out does 
cover a decent area and can break an opponent's guard.  It is one of the 
quicker guard break attacks and deals a fair amount of damage, so abuse this 
move as much as possible.  His C2 leaves him wide open if you miss, so make 
sure you hit with it.  His C3 and his C4 are good, but if you don't have 
Resilience 3, you will end up getting knocked out of his attacks more often 
than not.  What you do is knock the opponent down on the ground or away from 
you.  Place one mine and only one bomb on the ground and stand behind the mine 
so that the enemy will run towards you, but will run across the mine first.  
Detonate the mine as soon as the enemy runs near the mine.  One of three 
things will now happen.  The first is that the enemy will get hit by the 
explosion and become dizzy, leaving the enemy open to attack.  The second is 
that the enemy will attempt to block the explosion, which will cause his guard 
to be broken, leaving him open to attack.  The third, and the most common, is 
that the enemy will roll towards you.  The enemy will be vulnerable to attack 
as soon as they come out of their roll.  If you practice doing this, you can 
almost always get the enemy open with a mine.  If the enemy does not come 
directly at your mine, just leave it there and knock the enemy down again and 
then move behind your already set mine.  This technique doesn't provide quick 
kills, but it does provide sure openings.  The only thing you have to worry 
about is enemies with long range running attacks like Tadakatsu or Nene, but 
once you get the range down with this technique, you can negate their chance 
for a running attack by shortening their running distance so they cannot 
perform one.  Mitsunari's best elements are probably Demon, Fire, and Wind.  
Ice is a decent element for Mitsunari, but his move set really doesn't take 
full advantage of what the Ice element can do.  Most of Mitsunari's first hits 
on his charge attacks knock the enemies off of their feet, which means that 
you only have one chance to activate the Ice element on each of his charge 
attacks.

When fighting Mitsunari, always try to block his attacks, even if he's got you 
in a combo.  Most of his charge attacks have a delay on them, which means you 
can sometimes slide in a block to prevent the rest of his combo from hitting 
you.  Take advantage of Mitsunari's range issues.  If you have a person that 
has a long range, then you hold the advantage.  Also, you should be able to 
predict his first attack on his S string.  His attacks are not that fast, so 
you can normally hit him before he hits you.  Finally, he will not use his C1 
all that often, so you don't have to worry about having your attack blocked.  


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3s. Nagamasa Azai's Move Set
  SW2PCNAG              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Oichi's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Lance

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  115            Life:  289
   Musou:  90            Musou:  270
   Attack:  91           Attack:  186
   Defense:  88          Defense:  181
   Ride:  99             Ride:  191
   Speed:  106           Speed:  171
   Dex:  100             Dex:  165
   Luck:  87             Luck:  180

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Young Romantic
   Level 11-20:  Pious Youth
   Level 21-30:  Prince of Omi
   Level 31-40:  Honorable Lord
   Level 41-49:  Faithful General
   Level 50:  Decisive Wisdom

Move Set Type:  Normal

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SS                 A diagonally upward slash to the right.
 SSS                A spinning, horizontal slash to the left.
 SSSS               A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SSSSS              A diagonally downward slash to the right.
 SSSSSS             A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SSSSSSS            A diagonally upward slash to the right.
 S8-S11             A series of stabs.
 SSSSSSSSSSSS       A spinning, horizontal slash to the right.


 T                  A diagonally downward slash to the left that can break
                    the enemy's guard.
 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the right that launches the
                    enemy.
 SST                A stab that dizzies.
 SSST               A dashing stab.
 SSSST              Jump up and stabs the ground, causing a ground shockwave
                    that launches the enemy.
 SSSSST             Stabs the lance into the ground and performs a spinning
                    kick around the lance that dizzies.
 SSSSSST            A grab attack where Nagamasa stabs the enemy with his
                    lance, lifts them up, and then performs a spinning slash
                    to the right, throwing the enemy forward.
 SSSSSSST(T)        A series of stabs followed by a spinning slash to the
                    left, which shoots an energy wave forward.  The more
                    times triangle is pressed, the more stabs are performed.


 Horse S            A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse S4-S7        A series of slashes alternating from towards the back to
                    towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSSSSSSS     A stab off to the side of the horse.



 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A stab off to the side of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A slash towards the back of the horse.


 Jump Attack        A downward slash to the right.
 Jump Charge        Stabs the ground, causing a ground shockwave.
 Running Attack     Runs with his lance out in front.
 Deadlock Attack    A stab followed by a horizontal slash to the left and
                    another stab.
 Musou Level 1      A series of rapid stabs.  Nagamasa stands in one place
                    when performing this musou. 
 Musou Level 3      A series of rapid stabs.  Nagamasa stands in one place
                    when performing this musou.  During this musou, Nagamasa
                    is surrounded by a pulsating energy field.
 True Musou         A series of rapid stabs, finishing with two stabs and a
                    horizontal slash to the left.  Nagamasa stands in one
                    place when performing the main part of this musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Adds an element to regular attacks when the musou bar is full.

R1 + T:  Calls for an allied unit to appear.


Character Strategies:

Nagamasa has great reach, which means he can outreach most opponents.  This 
also means he cannot circle behind the enemy.  Instead, to deal with an 
opponent who is blocking, you should use his C1 which breaks the enemy's guard 
or his C7, which is an unblockable grab.  His C4 can also be a good choice, as 
the enemy will sometimes lower his guard when you use this move, allowing you 
to hit the enemy.  Nagamasa's C5 is his best crowd clearing move.  His C6 and 
C8 all have startup lag, which means they can be blocked.  The best time to 
use Nagamasa's C8 is when you are juggling the opponent.  If you do manage to 
hit a standing opponent with every hit of Nagamasa's C8, it will deal massive 
damage to them.  You should almost always finish off your S string with a 
charge attack or end right before the last five hits.  This is because four of 
those last five hits are stabs that are hard to aim.  Nagamasa's musou is one 
of the best general killing musous.  However, his level 3 musou will push away 
enemy officers.  You can counteract this by maneuvering your opponent near a 
wall and then using this musou.  That way, he will get hit by both the stabs 
and the pulsating field.  The best element for Nagamasa is the Demon element.  
This element combines extremely well with Nagamasa's elemental special.  Being 
able to have the Demon element for every hit is just devastating and really is 
the only reason why Nagamasa would even be considered to be a good character.  
If you cannot find a Demon element third weapon, the Ice element is also an 
excellent choice for Nagamasa.  Nagamasa's fourth weapon is not that great for 
Nagamasa simply because that weapon has the Lightning element, which is 
probably the most incompatible element with Nagamasa.  This is because the 
Lightning element will cause Nagamasa's S string to juggle the enemy in the 
air instead of getting them into a combo on the ground.  Enemies in the air 
take less damage.  Once you have a third weapon with a good element on it, you 
should use Nagamasa's elemental special often.

When fighting Nagamasa, the biggest thing you have to worry about is range.  
Getting within Nagamasa's range should be your biggest priority.  If you take 
away Nagamasa's range advantage, you can take advantage of his slow first hit 
on both his S string and his C1.  You should be able to neutralize his range 
with either your own range or with a character with speed.  Also, projectile 
attacks can also help neutralize Nagamasa's range advantage.  Nagamasa has a 
Normal move set, which means if he catches you, he will most likely juggle you 
for the entire length of the S string.  This also means that Nagamasa won't be 
inclined to use too many charge attacks once he has started to hit you.  You 
will see a charge attack every once in a while, but Normal move set characters 
normally just like to juggle with their normal attacks.  Also, Nagamasa has a 
musou that stands in one place.  Therefore, if you cannot knock Nagamasa out 
of his musou charge, run away from him to avoid getting hit by his musou.  He 
cannot chase you when he is performing his musou.

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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3t. Sakon Shima's Move Set
  SW2PCSAK              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Mitsunari Ishida's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Giant Sword

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  118            Life:  292
   Musou:  92            Musou:  276
   Attack:  91           Attack:  186
   Defense:  91          Defense:  186
   Ride:  91             Ride:  179
   Speed:  102           Speed:  167
   Dex:  100             Dex:  165
   Luck:  93             Luck:  190

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Rebellious Spirit
   Level 11-20:  Sharp Mind
   Level 21-30:  Brilliant Protege
   Level 31-40:  Famous Samurai
   Level 41-49:  Sword and Savvy
   Level 50:  Deadly Tactitian (that's how it's spelled by KOEI)

Move Set Type:  Special

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SS                 A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSS                A diagonally upward slash to the left.
 S4-S7              A series of spinning, diagonally downward slashes to the
                    right.
 SSSSSSSS           A diagonally downward slash to the right.


 T                  A diagonally downward slash to the right that can break
                    the enemy's guard.
 TT                 A grab attack where Sakon grabs the enemy, runs with them
                    for a little bit, throws them forward, and performs a
                    jumping, diagonally upward slash to the left that
                    launches the enemy.


 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the right that launches the
                    enemy.
 STT                Stabs the ground, causing a ground fissure that hits any
                    enemies around Sakon.


 SST                A diagonally downward slash to the left that dizzies.
 SSTT               Slams his sword on the ground, causing a ground
                    shockwave.


 SSST               A shockwave.
 SSSTT              A diagonally upward slash to the left that sends out a
                    ground energy wave forward.


 Horse S            A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of slashes alternating from towards the back to
                    towards the front of the horse.



 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A slash straight down off to the side of the horse that
                    dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A slash towards the back of the horse on the right side
                    and then a slash towards the back of the horse on the
                    left side.


 Jump Attack        A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 Jump Charge        Slams his sword on the ground, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     A diagonally upward slash to the left followed by a
                    spinning, diagonally downward slash to the left.
 Deadlock Attack    A diagonally downward slash to the left followed by a
                    diagonally downward slash to the right.
 Musou Level 1      A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    left to right. 
 Musou Level 3      A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    left to right.  During this musou, fireballs are falling
                    from above.
 True Musou         A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    left to right, finishing with a series of three spinning,
                    diagonally downward slashes to the right.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S(S):  Damages enemies within a specific range with a elemental ground
   attack.  Pressing square once will cause a fire attack, twice for a
   lightning attack, and three times for an ice attack.

R1 + T(T):  Calls for volley fire from behind.  Pressing triangle one time
   will fire regular arrows, twice for charged arrows, and three times for
   rifle fire.


Character Strategies:

Sakon is one of those rare characters that has useful moves in all of his 
charge attacks and special attacks.  Also, unlike most characters, you don't 
need to have his entire move set for him to be good.  He is powerful right out 
of the box with great attacks.  His S string is quick, has lots of range, and 
is powerful.  His charge attacks are all useful.  His C1 is great to break an 
enemy's guard and the grab attack is unblockable as well.  His C2, C3, and C4 
all are great crowd clearers.  His C3 routinely goes around an enemy's block 
while his C4 is great for both crowds and one on one battles.  In fact, his 
weakest move is probably his C2, not because it's bad, but because his other 
charge attacks all outshine it.  His C2, however, is also useful for both 
crowd control and dueling.  His elemental ground attack special is great for 
crowds, but you can sometimes get caught when powering it up.  The ice attack 
is useful for freezing, but the amount of start up time it has can sometimes 
nullify its uses.  His volley special is great to the point of almost broken.  
The charged arrows can dizzy while the rifle fire can break the opponent's 
guard and dizzy.  Whenever you're fighting an enemy officer, it's always nice 
to have this move going on while you're attacking.  His regular musou is 
generic, but deals nice damage.  His level 3 musou deals a lot of damage to 
anyone who gets hit by the fireballs.  The Wind element is good for Sakon, but 
really, any element is good for Sakon.  He is just one of those characters 
that can dominate with whatever you give him.

When fighting Sakon, watch out for his quick S string.  The computer AI 
doesn't like to do a lot of charge attacks, but with Sakon, charge attacks 
aren't really needed.  His regular move set is quick and has enough range to 
hurt you on its own.  He won't use his C1 often, but that doesn't mean you can 
just block whenever you want.  His C1 is faster than most, so you might end up 
getting your block broken if you're not careful.  Overall, Sakon is one of the 
tougher enemies.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3u. Yoshihiro Shimazu's Move Set
  SW2PCYOS              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Ginchiyo Tachibana's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Hammer

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  130            Life:  320
   Musou:  80            Musou:  240
   Attack:  93           Attack:  195
   Defense:  93          Defense:  195
   Ride:  85             Ride:  170
   Speed:  90            Speed:  150
   Dex:  86              Dex:  146
   Luck:  87             Luck:  182

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Hero of Satsuma
   Level 11-20:  Proud Veteran
   Level 21-30:  Shimazu the Devil
   Level 31-40:  Wild Gambler
   Level 41-49:  One Man Army
   Level 50:  Island Colossus

Move Set Type:  Normal

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally downward swing to the left.
 SS                 A diagonally downward swing to the right.
 SSS                A horizontal swing to the left.
 SSSS               A diagonally downward swing to the right.
 SSSSS              A diagonally upward swing to the left.
 SSSSSS             A diagonally upward swing to the right.
 SSSSSSS            A horizontal swing to the left.
 S8-S11             A series of spinning, horizontal swings to the left.
 SSSSSSSSSSSS       A horizontal swing to the right.


 T                  Slams his hammer on the ground, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 ST                 A diagonally upward swing to the right.
 SST                A thrust forward with his hammer that dizzies.
 SSST               A horizontal swing to the left.
 SSSST              A spinning, horizontal swing to the left that launches
                    the enemy.
 SSSSST             A spinning, horizontal swing to the right followed by
                    another horizontal swing to the right.
 SSSSSST            A grab attack where Yoshihiro grabs the enemy, throws
                    them forward, and then performs a diagonally upward swing
                    to the right that launches the enemy.  When the enemy
                    lands on the ground, it creates a ground shockwave that
                    damages other enemies.
 SSSSSSST           Jumps and slams his hammer on the ground, causing a
                    ground fissure that hits any enemies around Yoshihiro.



 Horse S            A swing towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SS           A swing towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A swing towards the back of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of swings alternating from towards the front to
                    towards the back of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward swing towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A swing straight down off to the side of the horse that
                    dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A slash towards the back of the horse on the left side
                    and then a slash towards the back of the horse on the
                    right side.


 Jump Attack        A downward swing to the left.
 Jump Charge        Slams his hammer on the ground, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     Hops forward with a shoulder block.
 Deadlock Attack    A shoulder block that launches the enemy followed by a
                    slam of his hammer on the ground that causes a ground
                    fissure that hits any enemy around Yoshihiro.
 Musou Level 1      Slams his hammer on the ground multiple times, causing a
                    ground shockwave each time.  Yoshihiro stands in one
                    place when performing this musou. 
 Musou Level 3      Slams his hammer on the ground multiple times, causing a
                    ground shockwave each time.  Yoshihiro stands in one
                    place when performing this musou.  During this musou,
                    there are multiple ground shockwaves that appear.
 True Musou         Slams his hammer on the ground multiple times, causing a
                    ground shockwave each time, finishing with three slams of
                    his hammer on the ground.  Yoshihiro stands in one place
                    when performing this musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Increases attack power but lowers defense.

R1 + T:  Powers up to be able to run into enemies and deal damage to them.


Character Strategies:

Yoshihiro is a powerhouse with a lot of range.  The problem with that range is 
that sometimes, an enemy can get inside of your range and hit you.  This 
doesn't happen to often, but you will find that sometimes you can miss an 
attack simply because the enemy is too close.  His regular attacks are all 
generic swings.  The last four hits of his S string don't connect with the 
rest of his S string, which means that the enemy can block the last four hits 
if you caught them in a combo.  Because of this, it is always best to end with 
a charge attack.  His C1 isn't as slow as some of the other character's first 
charge attack and has good range to it.  His C3 can be a good move to use, but 
it can miss sometimes if the enemy is too close.  His C7 is very good to use 
against a blocking enemy.  His best charge attack is his C8, which has good 
range and has a jumping motion to it.  This allows you to sometimes get behind 
the enemy with this move and hit them.  The rest of his charge attacks are 
just generic swings or variations of them.  Another problem Yoshihiro has is 
his slow attack speed.  He can be knocked out of his attacks very easily.  
However, this changes when you get his Self skill, which allows him to 
withstand a lot of attacks when your musou bar is full.  Combine this with 
Resilience 3 and there will be very few attacks that can knock you out of your 
move set.  It is always best to keep Yoshihiro's musou bar full because of 
this.  Besides, Yoshihiro's musou is slow and doesn't do as much damage as it 
probably should anyways.  Yoshihiro really doesn't have a best element.  All 
elements work equally as well with him.  The Demon element does work a lot 
better than the other elements, but that element is normally the exception and 
hard to find.

When fighting Yoshihiro, take advantage of his slow attacks.  His first attack 
is very predictable for both his S string and his C1.  Of course, you will 
need to get inside of Yoshihiro's range first.  Speedy characters are the best 
characters to use against Yoshihiro because they can get to Yoshihiro and 
attack before he can swing his hammer.  Also, if you do manage to get caught 
up in a combo, just hold the block button the entire time.  A lot of times, 
you can manage to get a block inside one of his attacks, which will give you 
some time to perform a counter attack.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3v. Ginchiyo Tachibana's Move Set
  SW2PCGIN              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Initially available.

Weapon Type:  Lightning Sword

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  108            Life:  267
   Musou:  102           Musou:  306
   Attack:  84           Attack:  169
   Defense:  87          Defense:  174
   Ride:  90             Ride:  178
   Speed:  124           Speed:  194
   Dex:  126             Dex:  196
   Luck:  93             Luck:  189

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Dosetsu's Heiress
   Level 11-20:  Brave Princess
   Level 21-30:  Southern Fury
   Level 31-40:  Queen of Valor
   Level 41-49:  Kyushu's Finest
   Level 50:  Lady of Thunder

Move Set Type:  Normal

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SS                 A diagonally downward slash to the right.
 SSS                A horizontal slash to the left.
 SSSS               A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSSSS              A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SSSSSS             A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSSSSSS            A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 S8-S11             A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    right to left.
 SSSSSSSSSSSS       A horizontal slash to the right.


 T                  A lightning storm that surrounds her.
 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the right.
 SST                A vertical slash downwards that dizzies.
 SSST               A spinning, diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SSSST              Throws a ball of lightning forward that explodes into a
                    lightning shockwave that launches the enemy.
 SSSSST             A shockwave that dizzies.
 SSSSSST(T)         A stab.  Pressing triangle more than once will cause a
                    beam of light to shoot out from the end of the sword.
 SSSSSSST           A dash forward while surrounded by a yellow aura.


 Horse S            A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of slashes alternating from towards the back to
                    towards the front of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward slash towards the front of the horse that
                    launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          A slash straight down off to the side of the horse that
                    dizzies.
 Horse SSST         A lightning storm off to the side of the horse.


 Jump Attack        A downward slash to the right.
 Jump Charge        Throws a ball of lightning down at the ground.  When the
                    ball hits the ground, it causes a ground shockwave.
 Running Attack     A flipping, horizontal slash to the right that launches
                    the enemy.
 Deadlock Attack    A diagonally downward slash to the left, a spinning
                    horizontal slash to the right, and a backwards stab that
                    shocks the opponent.
 Musou Level 1      Jumps up and surrounds herself in a yellow aura that
                    pulsates multiple times.  Ginchiyo hovers in one place
                    when performing this musou. 
 Musou Level 3      Jumps up and surrounds herself in a yellow aura that
                    pulsates multiple times.  Ginchiyo hovers in one place
                    when performing this musou.  During this musou, there is
                    a lightning storm around Ginchiyo.
 True Musou         Jumps up and surrounds herself in a yellow aura that
                    pulsates multiple times, finishing with a horizontal
                    slash to the left, a spinning, diagonally downward slash
                    to the left, and a diagonally upward slash to the right.
                    Ginchiyo hovers in one place when performing the main
                    part of this musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Lightning storm attack.

R1 + T:  Increases the power, reach, and speed of weapon attacks.


Character Strategies:

Ginchiyo is a really good all around character.  Her attacks are quick and 
powerful.  Her C1 is dreadful.  It is slow and lacks range.  Her C2 through C4 
are average.  However, the rest of her charge attacks are really good.  Her C5 
and C6 are great for clearing crowds.  Her C7 is unblockable, making up for 
her bad C1.  Its only problem is that it's harder to aim than most charge 
attacks.  The beam of light on that attack only activates when you hit with 
the stab, which means that missing the attack will leave you pretty wide open.  
Her C8 is a great combo finisher and great for any situation.  She is good at 
circling, which makes her two last charge attacks even more valuable.  Her 
musou is a general killer, but is weak against crowds.  You really only want 
to use her musou against officers.  Her musou has short range, so you will 
always want to use it as a counter or in the middle of your attacks.  Her 
sword special is almost broken.  The reach she gains is extremely useful and 
her attack speed goes through the roof, almost to the point that she's 
uncontrollable.  Almost.  The extra power boost seems secondary to the reach 
and attack speed.  You should abuse this move every chance you get.  When you 
knock an enemy down on the ground, activate this move.  Then, knock the 
opponent down on the ground and power up her sword again.  The enemy will be 
defeated in no time flat.  Her other special is decent, but the lightning 
storm doesn't last a long time and it hits random places, making it 
unreliable.  Her best element is, of course, Lightning.  She seems tailor made 
for that element.

When fighting Ginchiyo, keep in mind that she is quick.  Her first attack is a 
compact quick slash, so unless you're playing a character that also has quick 
attacks, you probably will get hit twice before you can hit her once.  That 
means Resilience 3 will be your friend when fighting Ginchiyo.  She will 
almost never use her C1, so the openings in her attacks will be few and far 
between.  I would play defensively around Ginchiyo.  Block her attacks until 
she stops attacking, then begin your attack on her.  If she's powering up to 
use her musou and you don't think you can reach her in time to hit her out of 
it, then run away.  Her musou has very short range and she doesn't move at all 
when using it.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3w. Kanetsugu Naoe's Move Set
  SW2PCKAN              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Yukimura Sanada's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Broadsword and Charms

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  115            Life:  289
   Musou:  94            Musou:  282
   Attack:  89           Attack:  183
   Defense:  89          Defense:  183
   Ride:  92             Ride:  181
   Speed:  102           Speed:  167
   Dex:  106             Dex:  171
   Luck:  99             Luck:  194

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Man of Honor
   Level 11-20:  Blade of the Uesugi
   Level 21-30:  Passioned Thinker
   Level 31-40:  Genius of Echigo
   Level 41-49:  Chivalrous Warrior
   Level 50:  Defender of Right

Move Set Type:  Special

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally upward slash to the left.
 SS                 A diagonally downward slash to the right.
 SSS                A horizontal slash to the left.
 S4-S7              A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    left to right.
 SSSSSSSS           A horizontal slash to the right.


 T                  Throws his charms out in front of him that can break the
                    enemy's guard.
 TT                 Sends the charms upwards and then down to the ground,
                    causing an explosion.


 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the right that launches the
                    enemy.
 STT                Throws his charms upward at the launched enemy followed
                    by a jump and a diagonally downward slash to the left.
                    When the enemy lands on the ground, it creates a ground
                    shockwave that damages other enemies.


 SST                Throws his charms forward in a circular pattern that
                    dizzies.
 SSTT               A stab that causes a beam of light to shoot out from the
                    end of the sword.


 SSST               Throws his charms around him in a circular pattern
                    multiple times.
 SSSTT              Fires beams of light from the charms in multiple
                    directions.


 Horse S            A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of slashes alternating from towards the front to
                    towards the back of the horse.


 Horse ST           Throws his charms around him and then upwards, launching
                    the enemy.
 Horse SST          Throws his charms off to the side of the horse in a
                    zigzag pattern that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         Throws his charms around the horse in a circular pattern.


 Jump Attack        Throws his charms downward in a circular pattern.
 Jump Charge        Throws his charms out and then stomps on the ground at
                    the same time his charms land on the ground, causing a
                    ground shockwave.
 Running Attack     Throws his charms around him in a circular pattern.
 Deadlock Attack    A dashing horizontal slash that allows Kanetsugu to get
                    behind the enemy followed by a throw of his charms
                    backwards that hits the enemy multiple times.
 Musou Level 1      Throws his charms forward in a circular pattern while
                    firing multiple beams of light from the pattern.
                    Kanetsugu stands in one place when performing this musou. 
 Musou Level 3      Throws his charms forward in a circular pattern while
                    firing multiple beams of light from the pattern.
                    Kanetsugu stands in one place when performing this musou.
                    During this musou, rocks are falling from above.
 True Musou         Throws his charms forward in a circular pattern while
                    firing multiple beams of light from the pattern,
                    finishing with throwing his charms around him in a
                    circular pattern and firing beams of light from the
                    charms in multiple directions.  Kanetsugu stands in one
                    place when performing this musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S(S):  Surrounds himself with charms that act like a shield.  The more
   times square is pressed, the wider the area of the circle.

R1 + T(T):  Creates a field that decreases the enemy's speed.  The more times
   triangle is pressed, the larger area the field will encompass.


Character Strategies:

Kanetsugu Naoe is a very interesting character.  He isn't as strong as some of 
the other characters, but his moves are all useful.  Even though he doesn't 
really look like it, he is more of a speed and finesse character.  His regular 
attacks all come out quickly.  His C1 is quick and is very good at breaking 
the guard of the enemies.  His C2 is a great attack for one on one situations.  
However, his best move for dueling is his C3.  It has some power and is great 
for knocking the enemy backwards.  His C4 is good for crowd control, but it is 
weaker than a lot of charge attacks and the lasers that shoot out of the cards 
can sometimes miss an enemy, leaving you open to attack.  His musou is also 
lacking in power.  While it is good for clearing out a crowd, it won't do much 
damage against a powered up enemy officer.  A really good move that he has is 
his Horse C4.  This move can clear out a wide circle of enemies very quickly.  
Unfortunately, his specials are not that great, mainly due to the fact that 
none of them last very long.  The Fire, Wind, and Demon element all help add a 
little bit of damage to Kanetsugu's attacks, which are lacking in that 
department.

When fighting Kanetsugu, you shouldn't have to worry too much about his C1 
attack.  While it is a very good attack, the computer won't use it very often.  
On the other hand, Kanetsugu's regular attacks are deceptively quick.  The 
best way to attack Kanetsugu is to focus on blocking his attacks until he is 
done, then hit him with a counter attack.  Also, even though it may not look 
it, Kanetsugu's musou is a range musou.  There are beams of light that come 
out of the circular patterns that he makes with his charms.  Therefore, even 
though he is standing still, he does have some range to his musou.  


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3x. Nene's Move Set
  SW2PCNEN              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Clear Hideyoshi Toyotomi's Story Mode.

Weapon Type:  Two Daggers

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  100            Life:  358
   Musou:  104           Musou:  312
   Attack:  84           Attack:  169
   Defense:  84          Defense:  169
   Ride:  96             Ride:  187
   Speed:  126           Speed:  196
   Dex:  150             Dex:  200
   Luck:  99             Luck:  192

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Courtly Maiden
   Level 11-20:  Devoted Wife
   Level 21-30:  Monkey Charmer
   Level 31-40:  Headmistress
   Level 41-49:  Lovely Matron
   Level 50:  Far Eastern Queen

Move Set Type:  Special

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A horizontal slash to the left.
 SS                 A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSS                A diagonally upward slash to the left.
 S4-S7              A series of spinning kicks alternating from the right leg
                    to the left leg.
 SSSSSSSS           A spinning, handstand kick with both legs out.


 T                  Combines her daggers in a star shape and throws them
                    forward.  This attack can break the enemy's guard.
 TT                 Splits the two daggers, making them go in separate
                    directions when they return back to Nene.


 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the right.
 STT                Jumps up and does multiple back flips slashes followed by
                    throwing a bomb towards the ground that explodes.


 SST                A spinning kick with the right leg that dizzies.
 SSTT               Flips upside down and spins around on her hands with her
                    daggers out followed by throwing her daggers around her
                    in a circular motion.


 SSST(T)            A series of horizontal slashes alternating from right to
                    left followed by a throw of her daggers forward.  The
                    more times triangle is pressed, the more slashes are
                    performed.


 Horse S            A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the front of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of slashes alternating from towards the back to
                    towards the front of the horse.



 Horse ST           Throws a dagger upwards towards the back of the horse
                    that launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          Throws a bomb off to the side of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         Throws both daggers off to both sides of the horse at the
                    same time.


 Jump Attack        Throws her daggers downward.
 Jump Charge        Stabs the ground with both daggers, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     Rolls and throws her daggers forward.
 Deadlock Attack    A series of four horizontal slashes alternating from
                    right to left followed by a throw of her combined
                    daggers.
 Musou Level 1      Combines her daggers to form a star shape and throws them
                    forward multiple times.  Nene stands in one place when
                    performing this musou. 
 Musou Level 3      Creates three illusions of herself, combines her daggers
                    to form a star shape, and throws them forward multiple
                    times.  Nene stands in one place when performing this
                    musou.  When this musou is performed on a horse, multiple
                    energy bursts appear from the ground instead.
 True Musou         Combines her daggers to form a star shape and throws them
                    forward multiple times, finishing with a horizontal slash
                    to the left, a horizontal slash to the right, and an
                    upward slash with both daggers.  Nene stands in one place
                    when performing this musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S(S):  Makes copies of herself.  The more times square is pressed, the
   more copies will be made.  Nene can make up to three copies.

R1 + T(T):  Spins around and then transforms into a nearby soldier or general
   on the battlefield.  Pressing triangle once will turn you into a regular
   soldier.  Pressing triangle twice will turn you into a nearby specialized
   soldier, your bodyguard, or a generic officer.  Pressing triangle three
   times will turn you into a nearby unique officer.


Character Strategies:

Nene is very fast, but some of her moves don't have the range to make them 
really good until you get her fourth weapon.  Her C1, C3, and C4 are decent 
without her fourth weapon, but when you do get her fourth weapon, the area 
these three attacks cover is really nice.  Her C1 is quick and the second part 
of it covers a wide area, which makes it good for any situation.  Her C3 and 
C4 are also good for any situation.  Her weakest move is her C2, but even 
then, it's a good move for one on one battles.  Her musou is decent, but 
nothing really special.  Her level 3 musou doesn't do much to help it, but it 
doesn't hurt the musou either.  Her specials are really just novelties at 
best.  Her special that makes copies of herself really doesn't do much to add 
damage, but it works really well to add hits to the combo meter.  Her 
transforming special works the best when you don't have your entire move set 
unlocked yet.  You get the ability to change into generic officers before you 
get the second tiers of your charge attacks.  However, if you do change into a 
generic officer, you get the entire move set of that officer.  This way, you 
can have multi-tiered charge attacks of another officer before you have 
unlocked your own.  This is really nice when your Nene is weak, but when your 
Nene has her entire move set, transforming into another officer is really just 
for fun because it's too easy to get knocked out of it.  As far as elements 
go, Ice is good for most of her charge attacks.  It's really good when paired 
up with her C4, as it has multiple chances to activate and the enemy stays on 
the ground during the entire move.

When fighting Nene, remember that all of her attacks are fast.  Her C1 is kind 
of hard to predict and knock her out of.  Plus, it has really good range.  
Luckily, she won't use it that much.  Her first hit of her S string is also 
quick.  Even her jump charge seems to be faster than the jump charges of other 
officers.  It's best to not really focus on predicting her moves.  Instead, 
just play a defensive battle.  Her C1 is something to worry about, but she 
uses it rather sparingly.  Block her normal attacks and then counter with your 
own attacks when she is finished.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3y. Kotaro Fuma's Move Set
  SW2PCKOT              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Initially available.

Weapon Type:  Gauntlets

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  108            Life:  267
   Musou:  100           Musou:  300
   Attack:  88           Attack:  176
   Defense:  85          Defense:  171
   Ride:  100            Ride:  193
   Speed:  126           Speed:  196
   Dex:  150             Dex:  200
   Luck:  87             Luck:  183

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Ninja of the Hojo
   Level 11-20:  Master Fuma
   Level 21-30:  Fiend of Hakone
   Level 31-40:  The Catalyst
   Level 41-49:  Plague Upon Man
   Level 50:  Chaos Incarnate

Move Set Type:  Charge

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally downward punch with the right hand to the
                    left.
 SS                 A diagonally upward punch with the right hand to the
                    right.
 SSS                A spinning kick with the right leg.
 S4-S7              A series of horizontal punches alternating from the left
                    using the right hand to the right using the left hand.
 SSSSSSSS           Throws a dark energy wave.


 T                  Swings both arms forward.  This attack can break the
                    enemy's guard.
 TT(T)              Launches forward with multiple somersaults.  The more
                    times triangle is pressed, the more somersaults are
                    performed.


 ST                 Punches the ground with the left hand, causing a dark
                    energy blast that launches the enemy.
 STT                Slams the enemy down with a downward punch, causing a
                    ground shockwave.
 STTT               A horizontal punch with the left hand.


 SST                A forearm attack with the right hand to the left that
                    dizzies.
 SSTT               A diagonally upward punch with the left hand to the
                    right that launches the enemy.
 SSTTT              Throws a dark energy ball forward.


 SSST               A spinning punch with both fists stretched outward.
 SSST(T)            A series of diagonally downward punches with the left
                    hand alternating from left to right followed by a
                    spinning punch with both fists stretched outward.  The
                    more times triangle is pressed, the more punches are
                    performed.


 Horse S            A punch towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SS           A punch towards the back of the horse.
 Horse SSS          A punch towards the back of the horse.
 Horse S4-S8        A series of punches towards the front of the horse.


 Horse ST           An upward punch towards the front of the horse.
 Horse SST          Throws a bomb off to the side of the horse that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         Punches off to both sides of the horse at the same time.


 Jump Attack        Throws a dark energy wave downward.
 Jump Charge        Slams both hands on the ground, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     Swings both arms forward.
 Deadlock Attack    A backflip kick that launches the enemy followed by a
                    jump into the air, a grab of the enemy, a flip around,
                    and then a slam of the enemy on the ground headfirst.  If
                    Kotaro misses with the grab, he will wait for the enemy
                    to land on the ground and then he will stomp on the
                    enemy, causing a ground shockwave.
 Musou Level 1      Runs forward performing multiple punches. 
 Musou Level 3      Creates two illusions of himself and then runs forward
                    performing multiple punches.  When this musou is
                    performed on a horse, multiple dark energy bursts appear
                    from the ground instead.
 True Musou         Runs forward performing multiple punches, finishing with
                    a spinning kick with the right leg and a spinning punch
                    with both arms stretched out.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Stretches out his arm, grabs the enemy, and throws them.

R1 + T:  A ninjutsu move where he creates four fireballs and throws them.


Character Strategies:

Kotaro is a very interesting character.  The first three hits of his S string 
do not have that much range.  However, the last five hits are very quick and 
the projectile attack at the end can be very damaging.  Also, you can circle 
around the enemy using the alternating punches and then hit the enemy with the 
energy wave.  His C1 is very useful for breaking the opponent's guard.  
However, the forward summersaults at the end of the attack can be hard to 
control sometimes.  His C3 has a guard break in the middle of the attack, but 
the dark energy ball at the end of it cannot be aimed.  You must aim the 
attack before the second punch of the move.  His C4 is probably his best 
attack.  The multiple punches have a wide range and can be very damaging to an 
enemy officer, while the spin at the end can knock the entire crowd backwards 
in an instant.  His running musou attack is slow enough to be controlled, 
although sometimes you can over run the enemy if you are just targeting one 
person.  His throw special attack is useful for dealing with a blocking 
opponent, but his fireball attack doesn't do enough damage to warrant using.  
Of course, Kotaro's best element is the Demon element.

Out of all the characters in the game, Kotaro seems to be the one that likes 
to perform his C2 attack the most.  It can be a very annoying attack, since it 
is very quick.  The first attack on his regular move set is quick, but lacks 
range.  Therefore, if you have a long ranged character, you can normally get 
off the first hit before Kotaro can get to you.  His C1 would be very annoying 
if he ever decided to use it.  Kotaro's musou is a running attack, which means 
he can normally get around your guard if you try to block it.  Therefore, it 
is best to just try to hit Kotaro when you see him charging up for the musou.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  3z. Musashi Miyamoto's Move Set
  SW2PCMUS              \____________________________________________________


How to Unlock:  Unlock all characters other than Okuni and Ranmaru Mori.

Weapon Type:  Two Swords

Starting Stats:       Maximum Stats:
   Life:  120            Life:  295
   Musou:  92            Musou:  276
   Attack:  92           Attack:  188
   Defense:  88          Defense:  181
   Ride:  93             Ride:  182
   Speed:  106           Speed:  171
   Dex:  106             Dex:  171
   Luck:  93             Luck:  189

Titles:
   Level 1-10:  Untamed Frenzy
   Level 11-20:  Dual Swordsman
   Level 21-30:  Deadly Artist
   Level 31-40:  Great Teacher
   Level 41-49:  Unrivaled Master
   Level 50:  Living Legend

Move Set Type:  Charge

Move Set:

 Attack Type        Move Description
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 S                  A diagonally downward slash to the left.
 SS                 A diagonally downward slash to the right.
 SSS                A horizontal slash to the right.
 S4-S7              A series of diagonally upward slashes alternating from
                    left to right.
 SSSSSSSS           A double slash with one sword going diagonally upwards to
                    the right and one sword going diagonally downwards to the
                    left.


 T                  Jumps and performs a downward slash with both swords that
                    breaks the enemy's guard.
 TT                 A kick with the left leg.
 TTT                A spinning, horizontal slash to the left with the left
                    sword followed by a downward slash with the right sword.


 ST                 A diagonally upward slash to the right that launches the
                    enemy.
 STT                Jumps up and performs multiple stabs downward at the
                    launched enemy.
 STTT               Stabs downward at the enemy and performs a back flip
                    kick.  When the enemy lands on the ground, it creates a
                    ground shockwave that damages other enemies.


 SST                A stab with both swords that dizzies.
 SSTT               A horizontal slash to the right.
 SSTTT              Jumps forward and performs a double horizontal slash with
                    one sword going right and one sword going left.  During
                    this attack, multiple smaller slashes appear around
                    Musashi.


 SSST               A double horizontal slash with one sword going right and
                    one sword going left.
 SSST(T)            A series of horizontal slashes alternating from right to
                    left followed by a double horizontal slash with one sword
                    going right and one sword going left.  The more times
                    triangle is pressed, the more horizontal slashes are
                    performed.


 Horse S            A slash towards the front of the horse on the right side.
 Horse SS           A slash towards the front of the horse on the left side.
 Horse SSS          A slash towards the front of the horse on the right side.
 Horse S4-S7        A series of slashes towards the front of the horse
                    alternating from the left side to the right side.
 Horse SSSSSSSS     A double slash towards the back of the horse on the right
                    side.


 Horse ST           Slashes towards the front on both sides of the horse at
                    the same time with both swords that launches the enemy.
 Horse SST          Slashes towards the front on both sides of the horse at
                    the same time with both swords that dizzies.
 Horse SSST         Slashes towards the back on both sides of the horse at
                    the same time with both swords.


 Jump Attack        A slash downward with both swords.
 Jump Charge        Stabs the ground with both swords, causing a ground
                    shockwave.
 Running Attack     Runs and performs a series of three horizontal slashes
                    alternating from right to left, fishing with a spinning
                    horizontal slash to the right.
 Deadlock Attack    A diagonally downward slash to the left followed by two
                    diagonally downward slashes to the right, a horizontal
                    slash to the left and a spinning, horizontal slash to the
                    right.
 Musou Level 1      A series of diagonally downward slashes alternating from
                    left to right.  Musashi stands in one place when
                    performing this musou. 
 Musou Level 3      A series of diagonally downward slashes alternating from
                    left to right.  During this musou, multiple smaller
                    slashes appear around Musashi.  Musashi stands in one
                    place when performing this musou.
 True Musou         A series of diagonally downward slashes alternating from
                    left to right, finishing with three double slashes with
                    one sword going diagonally upwards to the right and one
                    sword going diagonally downwards to the left.  Musashi
                    stands in one place when performing the main part of this
                    musou.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------


Special Abilities:

R1 + S:  Counter attack stance.  When you are in this stance and an enemy
   attacks you, you immediately parry the attack and perform three quick
   slashes in a triangular pattern.

R1 + T:  A war cry that fills up the musou bar.


Character Strategies:

Musashi is an above average character.  His fourth weapon really makes him 
better than he should be.  His C1 is a great dueling attack since it has two 
guard breaks.  Unfortunately, the last hit is very vertical, which means it 
has to be aimed precisely or it will miss.  His C2 is one of the better and 
most damaging C2 attacks out there.  His C3 also has a guard break at the end 
of the move, but enemies will roll out of its way most of the time.  Also, the 
jump near the end of the move can sometimes be a blessing or a pain.  It can 
either jump you to behind your opponent or it can simply jump you away from 
the opponent.  His C4 and the end attacks to his regular move set are about 
the same.  His C4 simply has more elemental activation moves than his regular 
move set.  His musou keeps him in one place, but it has wide range.  
Unfortunately, his level 3 musou can sometimes knock enemy officers into the 
air and out of the way of the attack.  His horse attacks do alternate from 
side to side, but they have a very wide range of motion.  His horse charge 
attacks do hit both sides.  Musashi's running attack is a multi hit attack.  
You can hit enemies multiple times, making this a very damaging attack.  You 
can also take advantage of hit and run attacks using this move.  His war cry 
special is very cheap and will quickly fill up your musou bar.  Also, his Self 
skill is just as cheap.  If you are every caught in a combo, simply press 
Triangle and Musashi will perform an elemental horizontal slash.  This means 
that unless you are juggled, you shouldn't be hit by too many attacks.  
Musashi works well with any element, but the Demon element on his fourth 
weapon turns him into a character comparable with Keiji and Tadakatsu.

When fighting Musashi, you need to watch out for his C1 attack.  Since his C1 
attack is a jumping attack, you will normally juggle Musashi a lot.  
Unfortunately, this means you will be dealing less damage to him with each 
attack.  The trick is to try to catch Musashi when he is not performing his C1 
to deal the most damage to him.  Unfortunately, the first attack on his S 
string is decently quick, so it will take a good eye and good timing to catch 
him off guard.  Since he stands still for his musou attack, you can run away 
from it.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4. Story Mode Walkthroughs
  SW2STORY              \____________________________________________________


Every character except for Ranmaru Mori and Okuni have their own Story Mode.  
The Story Mode takes your character through different battles on the way to 
unifying Japan for either themselves or their lord.

Each character has their own unique walkthrough for each stage, as most of the 
stages are different for each character, even if multiple characters play on 
the same side on the same stage.  Normally, the missions are different for a 
character in a stage.

I have listed the victory and defeat conditions for each stage, as well as the 
armies that are on the battlefield.  I have tried to list all the 
reinforcements that arrive during the course of the battle.  Each walkthrough 
is a walkthrough for Hard mode.  While I was making the walkthrough for the 
stage, I was actually following the path in the game, so I know these 
walkthroughs work.

Of course, you may find a different path through your game, triggering 
different missions or different scenarios.  I have listed only one possibility 
for each stage.  There are many more possible outcomes that could happen on a 
stage.  I have tried to maximize the completed missions and kills in my 
walkthroughs while minimizing casualties.  Hopefully, I have succeeded.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4a. Yukimura Sanada's Walkthrough
  SW2STYUK              \____________________________________________________


--------------------------------
Stage 1:  Retreat from Nagashino
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga.

Defeat Conditions:  Katsuyori or Yukimura is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Takeda Army:                        | Oda-Tokugawa:                       |
|    Katsuyori Takeda                 |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Keiji Maeda                      |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Masatane Hara                    |    No                               |
|    Masakage Yamagata                |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Nobufusa Baba                    |    Nobutada Oda                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
|    None                             |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|                                     |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|                                     |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|                                     |    Nobumasa Okudaira                |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, turn around and pick a fight with Katsuie Shibata.  
This will cause a mission to appear to defeat the Oda enemies on the front 
line.  You will need to defeat two other officers in order to complete this 
mission.  Those officers are Kazumasu Takigawa and Nagahide Niwa.  Once they 
are defeated, rush over to where Katsuyori Takeda is at.  He should be getting 
attacked by Hideyoshi Hashiba.  When you get close to Katsuyori, you should 
get a mission to defend his retreat.  Defeat Hideyoshi and allow Katsuyori to 
escape.  He will attempt to go east, but the gates will be closed, so he will 
have to go south.  Clear out some enemies on the bridge structure and wait for 
the riflemen ambush inside Tobigasu Garrison.  Once that happens, defeat 
Nobumori Sakuma.  When Katsuyori makes it to Nagashino Castle, Mitsuhide 
Akechi and Nobumasa Okudaira will ambush him.  You will get a mission to 
defeat them both.  Defeat these two generals to complete the mission and allow 
Katsuyori to continue to retreat.

Katsuyori will continue north towards either the Maruyama Garrison or the 
northeast stronghold (I've seen both).  For this walkthrough, let's just 
assume he's going to the Maruyama Garrison (the northeast stronghold is 
actually easier and simpler).  When he gets near the stronghold at the 
intersection of the two paths, Hanzo Hattori will appear.  Defeat Hanzo and 
allow Katsuyori to continue his retreat.  Inside Maruyama Garrison, there 
should be a couple of officers in there waiting for Katsuyori.  Defeat them to 
allow Katsuyori a clear path to safety.  During this time, you should get a 
mission to defeat the Tokugawa Army.  This mission consists of defeating 
Ieyasu Tokugawa, Tadatsugu Sakai, and Yasumasa Sakakibara.  Defeat all three 
generals while waiting for Katsuyori to retreat.  There should be only three 
or four generals left on the board.  Three of them should be Nobunaga Oda, No, 
and Tadakatsu Honda.  If you're good at fighting or you have a powered up 
Yukimura, go fight Tadakatsu Honda for the experience and completion sake.  If 
you get Tadakatsu down to half life, a mission will appear to defeat him.  If 
you don't feel like fighting Tadakatsu, Keiji Maeda will keep Tadakatsu in 
check, so just run into the enemy main camp.  There, you will have to fight 
Nobunaga and No.  Defeat No first to get the distraction out of the way, then 
focus on finishing off Nobunaga. 


---------------------------------
Stage 2:  Siege of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa.  (Later changes to Defeat Ujimasa and
   Ujinao.)

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Ujitada Hojo                     |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|    Keiji Maeda                      |    Masataka Kasahara                |
|    Norihide Matsuda                 |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Naohide Matsuda                  |
|    Kanbei Kuroda                    |    Yasusato Matsuda                 |
|                                     |    Masayo Ito                       |
|                                     |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|                                     |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
|                                     |    Naosada Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Tanenaga Hara                    |
|                                     |    Norisada Ueda                    |
|                                     |    Ujinori Uesugi                   |
|                                     |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts off, you will want to make your way to the central 
clearing.  Defeat the Defense Captain to open the gate to Mt. Ishigaki.  
Defeat Ujiteru Hojo and Naosada Hojo (wait, Hojo names start with things other 
than Uji???) to take the mountain and open up all the gates in the central 
area.  Make your way out through the south gate.  Some enemies will attempt to 
charge their way to the central area.  Clear them out and then head over to 
the southwestern fort.  Kanbei Kuroda should have appeared there with the 
engineers to build the castle.  However, Ujitada Hojo is here trying to stop 
them.  Defeat Ujitada Hojo and then go north of Mt. Ishigaki.  Near the 
northern garrison, Ujitaka Hojo and Norisada Ueda is trying to get to 
Hideyoshi Toyotomi.  Defeat these two and then immediately head to the 
southern garrison.  When the castle is completed in the central area, a new 
path will appear in the central area and a siege ramp will appear in the 
southern garrison.  You will need to protect the siege ramp as it's getting 
into place.  You can get a head start by clearing out some of the enemy troops 
in this area, as well as getting rid of Yasusato Matsuda.

When the siege ramp is in place, make your way up the ramp and inside the 
castle.  Check the map for Masataka Kasahara's position, as you will get a 
mission from Hideyoshi to save one of his officers.  You can't find the 
officer on the map, but he is next to Masataka.  Defeat Masataka to save the 
officer and complete the mission.  The front gates should be opened, so the 
enemy will begin to march on your makeshift castle.  Start defeating enemies 
that are outside of the main keep of the castle.  There should be a few in the 
north and a few in the middle areas.  There's no real pattern to the 
destruction.  Just everyone except for Ujimasa Hojo should be dead before you 
move on.  Once Ujimasa is the only Hojo left, defeat the Defense Captain 
protecting the main keep and then go inside the castle.

Once inside the castle, there are some annoying things you have to do first.  
The gate on the first floor is locked, so you have to go to the second floor 
and destroy the statue that is blocking the mechanism that controls the gate 
on the first floor.  Head down through the gate on the first floor to get to 
another mechanism that controls the gate on the second floor.  Destroy the 
statue blocking the mechanism and then make your way back up the stairs again.  
Go through the gate and head to the third floor.  When you reach this floor, 
you will face off with Ujimasa Hojo.  However, when you defeat Ujimasa, it 
turns out that the person you just fought was just an illusion made by Kotaro 
Fuma.  You will need to defeat Kotaro before you can go back outside of the 
main keep.  Kotaro will be on the second floor.  While you are fighting 
Kotaro, Ujimasa and a few other Hojo officers will surround your main camp.  
Defeat Kotaro quickly and then make your way back down to the first floor and 
out of the main keep.  Get on your horse and ride back to your main camp.  
When you reach your main camp, first defeat Ujifusa Hojo and Hiroteru 
Minagawa.  Then, you can focus on the two Hojo leaders.  Defeat them in any 
order you want.


-----------------------------
Stage 3:  Rescue of Mitsunari
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Mitsunari arrives at the Escape Point.

Defeat Conditions:  Mitsunari or Kanetsugu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Ishida Army:                        | Anti-Ishida Army:                   |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Kiyomasa Kato                    |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |
|    Keiji Maeda                      |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Iemasa Hachisuka                 |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
| Reinforcements:                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Yoshinobu Satake                 |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|                                     |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|                                     |    Takatora Todo                    |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|                                     |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, go north.  When you reach Nagamasa Kuroda, defeat him.  
When Nagamasa is defeated, Hanzo Hattori will appear north of you.  Make your 
way through the alleyways towards Hanzo and defeat him.  You will find out 
that it was just a double of Hanzo, which means he's still out there on the 
loose.  Continue to follow the alleyways until you are close to Iemasa 
Hachisuka and Sakon Shima.  Help out Sakon by defeating Iemasa.  Take the 
north route all the way around to the castle that Mitsunari Ishida is holed up 
in.  Inside Nijo Castle, Yasuharu Wakisaka should be here, so escort him out 
of the castle by defeating him.  Two more Hanzos should appear, one at 
Mitsunari and one at Kanetsugu.  You will get a mission to defeat both Hanzos.  
Also, a Spy Captain will appear with both Hanzos.  Defeat both the Hanzo and 
the Spy Captain near Mitsunari and then leave the castle through the western 
gate.  Make your way south along the western path.  You want to rescue 
Kanetsugu Naoe next.  Defeat the Hanzo and the Spy Captain here too.  This 
will complete your mission to defeat both Hanzos.  Unfortunately, both Hanzos 
you killed were doubles.

By this time, both Kiyomasa Kato and Yoshiaki Kato should be moving.  Head 
towards Kiyomasa first and defeat him.  Make your way towards Yoshiaki, who 
should be trying to get to Mitsunari, and defeat him as well.  This should 
cause enemy reinforcements to arrive.  You should eventually get two missions.  
The first mission is to defeat all the enemy reinforcements.  The second 
mission is to help Mitsunari and Kanetsugu meet at the rendezvous point.  In 
the south, Yoshinaga Asano and Masanori Fukushima should be trying to get to 
Mitsunari.  Defeat them both and then make your way towards Mitsunari.  He 
should be trying to escape now.  Defeat the enemy officer that is north of him 
to complete the mission.  There should be even more enemy reinforcements now.  
They should all arrive along the eastern route, making it easy to knock each 
one of them off one by one.  The first two generals that you should defeat are 
Nagamasa Kuroda and Tadaoki Hosokawa.  Take the eastern path south towards 
where Yasuharu Wakisaka and Terumasa Ikeda are.  They should be harassing 
Kanetsugu, so defeat them both to allow Kanetsugu to reach the rendezvous 
point.  Once both Mitsunari and Kanetsugu are at the rendezvous point, they 
will talk strategy and decide it's best to run away.  During this time, Hanzo 
will appear again.  You should defeat Kiyomasa Kato and Hanzo to provide 
Mitsunari an open path to the escape point.  Hanzo is powered up, so it may 
take some time to bring him down.  But at least this time, you're bringing 
down the real deal.  Once Mitsunari reaches the escape point, the stage is 
finished.


--------------------------------
Stage 4:  Defense of Ueda Castle
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hidetada.

Defeat Conditions:  Masayuki or Yukimura is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Sanada Army:                        | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Masayuki Sanada                  |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Genba Karasawa                   |    Ina                              |
|    Mino Kaneko                      |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|    Yorisada Yazawa                  |    Nobuyuki Sanada                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Hidehisa Sengoku                 |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Tadamasa Mori                    |
|    Keiji Maeda                      |    Ietsugu Sakai                    |
|                                     |    Hidemasa Ogasawara               |
|                                     |    Tadachika Okubo                  |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Matsudaira              |
|                                     |    Bitchu Hineno                    |
|                                     |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|                                     |    Kazuaki Toda                     |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Honda                   |
|                                     |    Yasunaga Ishikawa                |
|                                     |    Yorimizu Suwa                    |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

I'm not a big fan of Ueda Castle, but at least on the Sanada side, you can at 
least see where all the tunnels go.  When the stage starts, make your way 
south to where Tadamasa Mori is located at.  You will eventually get a mission 
to ambush Tadamasa Mori and Hidehisa Sengoku, so get a jump start on the 
mission and defeat Tadamasa.  Make your way through the tunnels to where 
Hidehisa is at and defeat him to complete the mission.  You will get 
reinforcements in the form of Keiji Maeda and Kanetsugu Naoe, so the odds will 
get evened up a little.  Make your way through the main gates to Ueda Castle 
and prevent Yasumasa Sakakibara from going inside.  Defeat him and then head 
north.  What you will want to do is defeat any enemy generals that are in Mino 
Kaneko's way.  The first one to cause problems for Mino should be Kazuaki 
Toda.  Defeat him and move on.  When you get close to Nobuyuki Sanada, you 
will get a mission to defeat him to protect Toishi Castle.  Defeat Nobuyuki 
and then continue to clear enemies out of Mino's path.  Kotaro Fuma will 
eventually show up to try to stop Mino.  Kotaro is powered up, so he's not 
going down without a fight.  Defeat Kotaro and then finish up assisting Mino 
to the floodgate.  When Mino reaches the floodgate, he will initiate the flood 
attack against the Tokugawa forces.

The flood attack will cause three enemy generals to retreat and injure Ina, 
taking away her powered up status.  Go over and help Kanetsugu get rid of 
Yasunaga Ishikawa.  Eventually, Hanzo Hattori will reappear on the 
battlefield...in three places.  Typical Hanzo.  When you get close to one of 
the Hanzos, you will get a mission to defeat all three of them.  One is 
outside the front gates of Ueda Castle, one is inside the underground area of 
Ueda, and one is inside Toishi Castle.  Hunt down all three Hanzos before they 
can do any damage to Masayuki.  Luckily, Keiji should disappear and reappear 
near Masayuki, protecting him for a little while.  Defeat all three Hanzos and 
make him realize that he's just a failure.  The southeastern garrison should 
be the last place where Tokugawa forces are at, other than the main camp of 
course.  Make your way towards that point and defeat Ietsugu Sakai and 
Yorimizu Suwa.  From here, it's a straight shot into the east gate of the 
enemy main camp.  Inside the main camp, you will deal with three enemy 
generals.  Masanobu Honda and Ina are guarding Hidetada Tokugawa.  Get rid of 
Hidetada's two bodyguards.  Ina should be easy to defeat since she was injured 
in the flood attack.  Once Hidetada is defeated, you will have successfully 
defended Ueda Castle.  However, you will get grim news that Mitsunari Ishida 
lost at Sekigahara.


------------------------
Stage 5:  Osaka Campaign
------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.  (Later changes to Defeat Keiji.)

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyori or Yukimura is defeated.  (Later changes to
   Hideyori, Yukimura, or Kanetsugu is defeated.)

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Hideyori Toyotomi                |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Ina                              |
|    Musashi Miyamoto                 |    Masamune Date                    |
|    Harunaga Ono                     |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    Harufusa Ono                     |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|    Morichika Chosokabe              |    Takatora Todo                    |
|    Matabei Goto                     |    Katsumoto Katagiri               |
|    Teruzumi Akashi                  |    Toshitsune Maeda                 |
|    Katsunaga Mori                   |    Tadamasa Sengoku                 |
|    Shigenari Kimura                 |    Shigenaga Katakura               |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Naotaka Ii                       |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Tadateru Matsudaira              |
|                                     |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|                                     |    Hidemune Date                    |
|                                     |    Yasunaga Matsudaira              |
|                                     |    Katsunari Mizuno                 |
|                                     |    Ietsugu Sakai                    |
|                                     |    Tadanao Matsudaira               |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Naito                    |
|                                     |    Tadatomo Honda                   |
|                                     |    Yoshinobu Satake                 |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Keiji Maeda                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, you're inside the main keep of your castle.  Katsumoto 
Katagiri is inside the main keep also, so you want to kick him out by 
defeating him.  Once he is defeated, make your way outside through the main 
gate.  Your horse will be waiting out there for you.  Once outside the castle, 
defeat Naotaka Ii, Tadanao Matsudaira, and Toshitsune Maeda.  All the while, 
Musashi Miyamoto will start talking about Yukimura's past, thinking he's some 
kind of fight commentator or something.  Although, he will inform you that you 
need to take the Sanada Ward, which will be an important stop in the future.  
Once the main gate is clear of enemies, make your way south.  Ieyasu Tokugawa 
will order a cannon to approach the main gate.  Destroy the cannon before it 
can approach the main keep of your castle.  This will cause Ina and Masamune 
Date to lead their armies at your main keep from two directions.  Defeat any 
enemy generals that may still be in this area to prevent them from storming 
your castle and then make your way over to Ina's army.

Ina will be here with Tadamasa Sengoku, Tadateru Matsudaira, and Nagamasa 
Kuroda.  You will get a mission to prevent Ina from entering the main keep of 
your castle, but you might as well just defeat all of these enemy generals to 
protect Hideyori Toyotomi.  Once the eastern gate is cleared of enemies, make 
your way over to the western gate.  Here, Masamune is trying to enter the main 
keep through this entrance.  He will be here with Yasunaga Matsudaira and 
Tadaoki Naito.  You will get a mission to prevent Masamune from entering the 
main keep, so defeat him first to complete the mission.  After that, clear 
this entrance of all enemies.  This will cause the Toyotomi Army to begin to 
march on Ieyasu Tokugawa's main camp.  However, there is a couple more things 
you need to do before you can begin you yourself can charge the main camp.  
Head south to where Kanetsugu Naoe is.  He is in the Sanada Ward and he will 
be powered up.  He will challenge you to a duel to the death.  You will get a 
mission to defeat Kanetsugu.  He has a lot of defense, so this will be a long 
battle.  Defeating him will cause him to defect to your side and get the 
cannons firing on Ieyasu's main camp.  There should be two more enemies in the 
Sanada Ward.  Yoshinobu Satake and Hidemune Date should also be here, so 
defeat them to protect Kanetsugu.

From this point forward, it's just cleaning up the rest of the Tokugawa Army.  
Shigenaga Katakura should be in the northwestern area of the castle, so get 
rid of him first.  After that, there should only be the enemies that are 
around the Tokugawa main camp.  Hidetada Tokugawa and Tadatomo Honda should be 
at the front gate of the Tokugawa main camp.  Ietsugu Sakai should be at the 
western gate of the enemy main camp and Tadaoki Hosokawa should be at the 
eastern gate.  Defeat all four generals and then enter the Tokugawa main camp.  
Here, Ieyasu Tokugawa should be all alone, so defeat him.  This will not end 
the battle, but this will force all the enemy soldiers to retreat.  There is 
just one more thing left to do.  Keiji Maeda will appear near the main gate of 
the main keep of the castle.  He will challenge you to a one on one fight.  
You will get a final mission to defeat Keiji.  Keiji is powered up and has a 
lot of attack and defense, but just remember, the second part of Yukimura's C3 
breaks the enemy's guard, so abuse this to defeat Keiji.


----------------------------
Dream:  Battle of Sekigahara
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Mitsunari is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ina                              |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|    Yukinaga Konishi                 |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Takatora Todo                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |
|    None                             |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
|                                     |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
|                                     |    Sadatsugu Tsutsui                |
|                                     |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|                                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|                                     |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|                                     |    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |
|                                     |    Hirotaka Terasawa                |
|                                     |    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |
|                                     |    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |
|                                     |    Hidemoto Mori                    |
|                                     |    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |
|                                     |    Yoshinobu Satake                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Tsunamoto Oniniwa                |
|                                     |    Hideyasu Yuki                    |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Tadachika Okubo                  |
|                                     |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadatoshi Sengoku                |
|                                     |    Yasunaga Ishikawa                |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Mori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off in the northern part of the map.  Immediately defeat Sadatsugu 
Tsutsui.  While you're fighting Sadatsugu, Sakon Shima should get sniped by 
the enemy riflemen, which cuts his life bar in half.  Don't worry about him 
right now.  Instead, make your way east and defeat Kazutoyo Tamanouchi and 
then go west to the northwestern garrison to defeat Takatora Todo.  From the 
northwestern garrison, make your way south to the central area of Sekigahara.  
Make your way over to Sakon Shima right away.  When you reach Sakon, he will 
begin to retreat.  When he reaches your main camp, he will completely leave 
the battlefield.  Defeat the enemy officers that are in this area to prevent 
them from causing anymore problems to Sakon.  When two of them are defeated, 
Tadakatsu Honda will begin his march towards your main camp.  He will have to 
get through you first to get there.  Tadakatsu is powered up, so he will be 
difficult to beat.  This is why you should defeat the enemy officers in this 
area quickly, so you can make the battle a one on one fight.  Try to defeat 
Tadakatsu as quickly as possible, as enemy reinforcements will be arriving 
soon.  When Tadakatsu is defeated, begin clearing out the enemy officers that 
are in central Sekigahara.  Eventually, Ginchiyo Tachibana should make her way 
close to the enemy main camp.  When she does, Naomasa Ii will ambush her.  
Make your way over to Ginchiyo.  You will get a mission to rescue her.  Defeat 
Naomasa Ii to complete this mission.  Now, continue clearing out the central 
area.

You should have most, if not all, of the enemy officers in the central area 
defeated by the time Masamune Date arrives with reinforcements.  When Masamune 
shows up, Mitsunari Ishida will charge at Masamune, leaving the allied main 
camp.  What you should do now is make your way over to your main camp and 
clear the enemy officers out of this area.  Make sure to take out the enemy 
stronghold that is just north of your main camp.  This will be important for a 
mission later.  Ina will be here along with three other enemy officers.  Try 
to defeat these enemy officers quickly, as when Mitsunari reaches Masamune, 
Masamune will call for more reinforcements to appear and attack your main 
camp.  Sakon Shima will appear again and try to guard the main camp by 
himself, but he's still injured.  You will get a mission to prevent the Yuki 
Army from entering your main camp.  First, defend the eastern gate of the main 
camp by defeating Tadatoshi Sengoku, Tadachika Okubo, and Masanobu Honda.  You 
will have to be really quick in defeating these three enemy officers.  The two 
enemy officers attacking your main camp from the north will be distracted by 
that stronghold you took earlier, but the stronghold won't last very long.  If 
you're quick enough in killing off the enemy officers, you should be able to 
make it to your north gate in time to prevent Hideyasu Yuki and Yasumasa 
Sakakibara from entering your main camp.  When all five enemy officers are 
defeated, you will have completed the mission.  Ieyasu will send out his pet 
assassin, Hanzo Hattori, out to try to take Mitsunari Ishida's head.  Make 
your way over to Mitsunari.  He should be fighting off the Date Army.  Make 
your way over to the Date Army and begin defeating them one by one.  When you 
defeat Masamune Date, the Date Army will begin to retreat.  So much for the 
enemy reinforcements.  Now, it's time to find Hanzo Hattori and defeat him.  
Hanzo should be easy to defeat.  When Hanzo is defeated, all that is left now 
is to clean up the rest of the Tokugawa Army.  Defeat all the enemy officers 
that are in the central area and then head east.  In the eastern garrison, 
Yoshihiro Shimazu should be fighting off Hidemoto Mori.  Defeat Hidemoto and 
make your way north.  The only enemy officers that are left should be those 
three guarding the gates to the Tokugawa main camp and Ieyasu himself.  Defeat 
all three main camp guards before taking on Ieyasu.  Defeat Ieyasu to 
completely turn a losing battle into victory.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4b. Keiji Maeda's Walkthrough
  SW2STKEI              \____________________________________________________


---------------------------------
Stage 1:  Siege of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa.  (Later changes to Defeat Ujimasa and
   Ujinao.)

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Ujitada Hojo                     |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|    Keiji Maeda                      |    Masataka Kasahara                |
|    Norihide Matsuda                 |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Naohide Matsuda                  |
|    Kanbei Kuroda                    |    Yasusato Matsuda                 |
|                                     |    Masayo Ito                       |
|                                     |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|                                     |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
|                                     |    Naosada Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Tanenaga Hara                    |
|                                     |    Norisada Ueda                    |
|                                     |    Ujinori Uesugi                   |
|                                     |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts off, you're north of the central area.  Hideyoshi 
Toyotomi will order his forces to attack the central area and get it ready for 
the makeshift castle.  Defeat the Defense Captain guarding the north gate of 
the central area and then make your way inside.  You will get a mission to 
take Mt. Ishigaki, which is the central area.  Guarding this area is Naosada 
Hojo and Ujiteru Hojo.  You will need to defeat both of these enemies to 
complete this mission.  Now, all the gates to the central area will open.  You 
will first want to go through the southern gate and then follow the path until 
you reach the southern garrison.  Ujinori Uesugi and Ujimitsu Hojo will be 
here, attempting to find out what is going on in the central area.  Stop these 
two enemy generals before they can even come close to the central area.  Now, 
the engineers should have arrived by now.  They are being led by Kanbei 
Kuroda.  They will appear in the southwestern fort.  Ujitada Hojo will be 
trying to do everything he can to make sure the engineers don't reach the 
central area, so defeat him and clear out some of the enemies that are in 
front of Kanbei to get him going towards the central area.  When Kanbei gets 
moving, make your way back to the central area and leave through the north 
gate.  Here, Yukimura Sanada should be fighting off some enemy officers that 
are trying to get to Hideyoshi.  You will get a mission to prevent these 
officers from reaching your main camp.  Complete the mission by defeating 
Norisada Ueda and Ujitaka Hojo.  Now, while Kanbei is setting up the castle in 
the central area, you should make your way back south to the southern 
garrison.  Go through the southern garrison and clear out all of the enemies 
in this area.  Make sure you defeat Yasusato Matsuda, who is also in this 
area.

When the makeshift castle is completed, you will get a new path to the central 
gate.  Also, a siege ramp will appear near the southern garrison and will 
begin moving towards the area you just cleared out.  While the siege ramp is 
getting into position, make your way towards the central gate of Odawara 
Castle and defeat Ujinaga Narita and Naohide Matsuda.  Now, go up the siege 
ramp and enter the castle.  Your first goal will be to make your way towards 
the southeastern section of the map.  Here, Masataka Kasahara will be 
attempting to kill off Norihide Matsuda.  You will get a mission to rescue 
Norihide, so defeat Masataka to complete this mission.  Kotaro Fuma will open 
up the main gate of Odawara Castle.  This will allow Masayo Ito and Naoshige 
Chiba to charge out and attempt to take the makeshift castle.  Defeat these 
two enemy generals.  Now, go around and clear out the rest of the enemy 
generals that are outside of the main keep of Odawara Castle.  They should be 
mainly concentrated in the northern area of the map.  When the outside of 
Odawara Castle is cleared out, defeat the Defense Captain that is guarding the 
main keep of the castle and make your way inside.

When you're inside the castle, your first goal will be to get to the third 
floor.  To do this, you will have to go up to the second floor and destroy the 
statue that is blocking the mechanism that controls the closed gate on the 
first floor.  Now, go back to the first floor and destroy the statue that is 
in the way of the other mechanism.  This will open the gate on the second 
floor, allowing you to go to the third floor.  On the third floor, you will 
find Ujimasa Hojo.  However, this Ujimasa is a fake set up by Kotaro Fuma.  
Kotaro will appear on the second floor and block your path.  Also, the Hojo 
will ambush your main camp from all sides.  You will have to defeat Kotaro to 
be able to escape the main keep.  Kotaro is powered up a little, but not that 
much.  When you get outside of the main keep, get on your horse and make your 
way over to the makeshift castle.  Your first target should be Ujifusa Hojo.  
Defeat him and then leave the central area through the western gate.  South of 
your main camp, you should find Hiroteru Minagawa and Ujimasa Hojo.  Defeat 
them both and then enter your main camp.  Ujinao Hojo should be here fighting 
with Hideyoshi.  Defeat Ujinao to complete the stage.


-----------------------------
Stage 2:  Rescue of Mitsunari
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Mitsunari arrives at the Escape Point.

Defeat Conditions:  Mitsunari or Kanetsugu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Ishida Army:                        | Anti-Ishida Army:                   |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Kiyomasa Kato                    |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |
|    Keiji Maeda                      |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Iemasa Hachisuka                 |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
| Reinforcements:                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Yoshinobu Satake                 |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|                                     |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|                                     |    Takatora Todo                    |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|                                     |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

On this stage, you will need to make sure both Mitsunari Ishida and Kanetsugu 
Naoe don't get defeated.  This should not be too hard, as both Mitsunari and 
Kanetsugu are pretty strong.  You're right in front of Yoshiaki Kato when the 
stage starts, so why not start off by defeating him?  When Yoshiaki is 
defeated, stay in this area.  Hanzo Hattori will appear in the alleyway just 
west of the eastern path.  Unfortunately, this Hanzo is just a fake.  Defeat 
Hanzo and then continue north along the eastern path.  Kanetsugu will get 
ambushed, but don't worry about him for now.  Instead, defeat Nagamasa Kuroda 
and continue along the central path.  When you're south of Sakon Shima, go 
north.  You will get a mission to rescue Sakon.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Iemasa Hachisuka.  Now, make your way over to Mitsunari Ishida.  He 
is holed up inside of Nijo Castle.  Inside this castle, there is a Spy 
Captain.  I don't really know what the Spy Captains do, but defeat him just in 
case he does something bad.  Also, while you're here, defeat Yasuharu 
Wakisaka.  Finally, Hanzo Hattori will appear in two places.  One place will 
be inside Nijo Castle, where you are currently at.  The other place is near 
Kanetsugu Naoe.  You will get a mission to defeat both Hanzos.  Defeat the 
Hanzo that is currently inside Nijo Castle and then leave the castle through 
the western gate.

Make your way south along the western path and enter the series of alleyways 
that Kanetsugu is currently in.  Here, you will find the second Hanzo and a 
second Spy Captain.  Defeat the second Hanzo to complete your mission and 
defeat the second Spy Captain just to get another kill.  Unfortunately, both 
Hanzos were doubles, so of course, you're going to see Hanzo again sometime in 
the future.  Rescuing Kanetsugu will cause Kiyomasa Kato to begin to charge 
out.  Go meet up with Kiyomasa and defeat him.  Of course, just when you think 
you've defeated everyone on the map, more reinforcements arrive for the enemy.  
These reinforcements are led by Masanori Fukushima.  Since Masanori arrives 
close to where you are currently at, defeat Masanori first.  Make your way 
north along the western path to the northwestern corner, defeating Yoshinaga 
Asano along the way.  You will get two missions around this time.  The first 
will be to defeat all the enemy reinforcements.  You should already have two 
down by now and making your way towards the third.  The second mission will be 
to escort Mitsunari and Kanetsugu to the rendezvous point.  This just involves 
defeating the enemy soldiers that are in the way of both allies.  First, take 
care of the enemy reinforcements.  Defeat Takatora Todo to complete your first 
mission.  This will cause Kiyomasa Kato to appear once again, bringing along 
more enemy reinforcements.  Make your way along the central path to the 
eastern path.  First, defeat Nagamasa Kuroda and Tadaoki Hosokawa.  Now, make 
your way south along the eastern path until you get to the next batch of enemy 
generals.  They should be Yasuharu Wakisaka and Terumasa Ikeda and they should 
be getting in the way of Kanetsugu.  Defeat both enemy generals and then 
continue south.  Here, Kiyomasa should be trying to kill off your 
reinforcements, so defeat Kiyomasa.  Now, defeat any enemy soldiers that are 
in the way of Mitsunari and Kanetsugu.  When they both reach the "X" on the 
eastern path, your second mission is completed.  They will discuss how to 
defeat Ieyasu Tokugawa.  Of course, Keiji just wants into the action because 
of the fighting.  Mitsunari will continue his escape, but Hanzo Hattori will 
appear in the southeastern corner of the map, near Mitsunari's escape point.  
This Hanzo is the real Hanzo and he is powered up.  However, he shouldn't be 
too hard to defeat.  When Hanzo is defeated, Mitsunari should have a clear 
path to escape.


---------------------
Stage 3:  Pirate Hunt
---------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat the Marauder.

Defeat Condition:  All peasants are eliminated, or any Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Fishermen:                          | Pirates:                            |
|    Keiji Maeda                      |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Raider                           |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Marauder                         |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You get two missions right away when the stage starts.  The first mission is 
to protect all the Peasants.  This is easy to complete as long as you complete 
all the missions you are given on this stage.  The second mission you get 
right away starts when you make your way south towards the Peasant that is on 
the boat.  You will get a mission to protect this Peasant.  Complete this 
mission by defeating the two Raiders that are attacking this Peasant.  Make 
your way across the boat to the next Peasant.  You will get another mission to 
protect a Peasant.  The same thing applies to this Peasant.  Defeat both 
Raiders attacking the Peasant to complete this mission.  Now, make your way 
south along the eastern path until you reach the southeastern garrison.  Here, 
three Raiders will be attacking this garrison.  You will get a mission to 
protect this garrison.  Complete this mission by defeating all three Raiders.

When you have successfully protected the southeastern garrison, more Raiders 
will appear along with more boats.  Some Raiders will begin to attack the 
northwestern garrison.  Make your way across the boats in the south to make 
your way towards the northwestern garrison.  You will need to be quick in 
taking this garrison, as a Peasant will move onto the boats and end up getting 
ambushed by Raiders.  You will get two missions.  The first mission will be to 
protect the northwestern garrison.  This is completed by defeating all three 
Raiders attacking this garrison.  The second mission will be to rescue the 
ambushed Raiders.  When the northwestern garrison is rescued, make your way 
across the ships once again, this time making your way towards the central 
ship.  Defeat the Raider that is in the way and then defeat the Defense 
Captain that is protecting the plank to the area that the Peasant is at.  This 
will lower the plank, allowing you to defeat both Raiders that are attacking 
the trapped Peasant.  When this mission is completed, more Raiders will 
appear, this time in the south.  Also, the Marauder will finally show up to 
handle things personally.  Defeat both Raiders that appear in the south to get 
the plank to the Marauder's ship to be lowered.  Defeat the Marauder to 
complete the stage.


--------------------------
Stage 4:  Battle of Hasedo
--------------------------


Victory Condition:  The allied officers arrive at the Escape Point.  (Later
   changes to Defeat Masamune.)

Defeat Condition:  Kanetsugu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Uesugi Army:                        | Date-Mogami:                        |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Yoshiaki Mogami                  |
|    Keiji Maeda                      | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Chikanori Suibara                |    Minbu Satomi                     |
|    Yoshihide Shida                  |    Mitsuyasu Shimura                |
|    Mototada Kasuga                  |    Mitsuuji Ujiie                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masakage Rusu                    |
|    None                             |    Nobuyasu Goto                    |
|                                     |    Tsunenaga Hasekura               |
|                                     |    Tsunamoto Oniniwa                |
|                                     |    Kageyori Yashiro                 |
|                                     |    Yoshiyasu Mogami                 |
|                                     |    Mitsushige Nobesawa              |
|                                     |    Hidetsuna Sakenobe               |
|                                     |    Mitsunao Tateoka                 |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts off, make your way north to the first gate.  Yoshiaki 
Mogami is here guarding the first gate.  You will get a mission to break 
through the first gate.  Defeat Yoshiaki to get his troops to retreat and to 
open up the first gate.  Make your way up the path.  When you or your allies 
get too far north on the path, the enemy will ambush you.  You will then get a 
mission to break through the second gate.  There will be three enemy officers 
that will attack you.  The first two are Mitsuyasu Shimura and Mitsuuji Ujiie.  
They will ambush you on the path.  Defeat these two enemy officers and then 
continue to make your way north.  Minbu Satomi is guarding the second gate.  
Defeat Minbu to open up the second gate and complete your mission.  Now, wait 
for your allies to make their way north towards the third gate.  While you are 
waiting for this to happen, defeat the enemy soldiers that are just south of 
the third gate.

When your allies get close to the third gate, enemy reinforcements will appear 
from behind.  Keiji Maeda will offer to stay behind and defeat the enemy's 
entire rearguard while Kanetsugu Naoe escapes.  You will get a mission to 
prevent the enemy from passing the third gate.  You will fail this mission if 
any enemy officer passes through the third gate, so you don't have to worry 
about regular enemy soldiers passing through.  There will be four waves of 
enemies that will come at you.  The first wave will be three officers from the 
Date rearguard and they will appear just south of the third gate.  The second 
wave will also be from the Date rearguard and they will appear in the area 
east of the second gate.  There will be two officers in this group.  The third 
wave will be officers from the Mogami rearguard.  There will be four officers 
in this wave and they will appear around the second gate.  Finally, the fourth 
and final wave will appear, lead by Yoshiaki Mogami.  He will bring back some 
of the officers you have already defeated, except they will be powered up.  
However, they are still generic officers, so this shouldn't be too bad.  When 
all of the officers from all four waves are defeated, you will have completed 
the mission to stop the enemy at the third gate and gained a bonus reward of 
500 gold in the process.  Make your way north to where Kanetsugu is.  This 
will cause Masamune Date and his officers to appear just south of the fifth 
gate.  Your victory condition will change now.  To complete this stage, you 
will need to defeat Masamune.


-----------------------------
Stage 5:  Siege of Edo Castle
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hidetada.  (Later changes to Defeat Ieyasu.)

Defeat Conditions:  Kagekatsu, Kanetsugu, or Keiji is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Uesugi Coalition:                   | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Ina                              |
|    Keiji Maeda                      |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Yoshiaki Mogami                  |
|    Yoshinobu Satake                 |    Hideyasu Yuki                    |
|    Masayuki Sanada                  |    Hidehisa Sengoku                 |
|    Dokyu Yamagami                   |    Chikayoshi Hiraiwa               |
|    Kagetsugu Amakasu                |    Tadamasa Honda                   |
|    Mitsunaga Irobe                  |    Bitchu Hineno                    |
|    Shigenaga Honjo                  | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|    None                             |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|                                     |    Takatora Todo                    |
|                                     |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Ietsugu Sakai                    |
|                                     |    Yasutada Matsudaira              |
|                                     |    Tadatomo Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadasuke Okubo                   |
|                                     |    Munenori Yagyu                   |
|                                     |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
|                                     |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|                                     |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Masakage Rusu                    |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way towards the north gate of Edo Castle.  
Defeat Tadamasa Honda to open the north gate.  Make your way towards the main 
keep of the castle.  Chikayoshi Hiraiwa should be in your way, but you should 
easily be able to defeat him.  Defeat the Defense Captain in front of the main 
keep of the castle and enter.  You will want to quickly take the main keep of 
the castle, as Tokugawa reinforcements will constantly appear and make their 
way towards Kagekatsu Uesugi.  You cannot let Kagekatsu die, so you will want 
to be quick in taking the main keep.  Once inside the main keep, make your way 
up the stairs to the second floor.  Ina is guarding the gate to the third 
floor.  Defeat Ina and make your way up the stairs.  Hidetada Tokugawa will be 
here, trying to guard Edo Castle with his life.  He is powered up, but should 
be no match for the might of Keiji Maeda.  Defeat Hidetada to seize the 
castle.  Now, once you have the castle, you will need to quickly back outside 
of the castle to your horse.

When you get back on your horse, leave Edo Castle through the north gate and 
go all the way around the western path towards your main camp, which is 
located in the southwest.  Here, Kagekatsu should be fighting off hordes of 
Tokugawa officers.  One of them should be Hanzo Hattori, but the rest should 
be just generic officers.  Still, this will be a five on two battle.  Not good 
odds...for them.  Defeat every officer that is inside your main camp.  When 
this is done, the Tokugawa main army should arrive.  Ieyasu Tokugawa wants 
some revenge for the death of his son.  The first mission you will get is to 
escort Kagekatsu into the Edo Castle.  What you will want to do first is to 
make your way into the smaller keep of the castle.  Inside the smaller keep, 
Yasumasa Sakakibara is here.  Defeat him to seize the smaller keep.  If you 
don't seize the smaller keep, Kagekatsu will take the long way around to the 
main keep, which just takes forever.  This way, he just uses the smaller keep 
to get inside the main keep of the castle.  Now, defeat all enemy soldiers 
that are in the path of Kagekatsu.  Some enemy officers will also try to get 
in the way, but defeat them as well.  Once Kagekatsu announces that he will 
use the smaller keep to get to the main keep, you can just ignore him for now.  
He should find his way inside the smaller keep, as long as there are no 
officers in his way.  Make your way towards the west gate of Edo Castle and 
defeat Munenori Yagyu and Ietsugu Sakai.

Around this time, Ieyasu will talk some smack about how you haven't seen the 
full power of his army yet.  Masamune Date and his army will arrive in the 
northwest as enemy reinforcements.  Masamune will charge the main keep of the 
castle.  Tadakatsu Honda will also make his charge towards the smaller keep.  
Make your way over to Masamune.  You will get a mission to prevent him from 
entering the main keep.  Defeat Masamune Date to complete this mission and 
then and his other officers, Kojuro Katakura and Masakage Rusu.  Now, make 
your way over towards where Tadakatsu Honda is.  He should be at the eastern 
part of the castle trying to fight his way towards the smaller keep.  You will 
get a mission to prevent Tadakatsu Honda from entering the smaller keep.  
Tadakatsu is powered up, but you're Keiji Maeda.  Prove that you are the 
strongest in the land by defeating Tadakatsu.  Now, finish off any officers 
that are not in the northeastern part of the map.  When you are finished, 
there should only be two officers left.  They should be Ieyasu Tokugawa and 
Tadayoshi Matsudaira.  Make your way towards them both.  Defeat Tadayoshi 
first and then take on the man who wants to rule Japan.  Defeat Ieyasu to 
complete the stage.


-------------------------------
Dream:  Tournament of Champions
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.  (Later changes to Defeat Tadakatsu.)

Defeat Conditions:  Main Camp is captured.  (Later changes to Either
   Kanetsugu or Yukimura is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.)

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Keiji Maeda                      |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|                                     |    Hideyasu Yuki                    |
|                                     |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|                                     |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|                                     |    Tadachika Okubo                  |
|                                     |    Tadatoshi Sengoku                |
|                                     |    Yasunaga Ishikawa                |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Mori                    |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Kojiro Sasaki                    |
|                                     |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|                                     |    Yoshihisa Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Toshihisa Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Iehisa Shimazu                   |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
|                                     |    Tsunamoto Oniniwa                |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off facing an entire army by yourself.  You're in the central castle 
and the enemies are trying to get to your location.  Make your way north and 
defeat Yasunaga Ishikawa quickly.  You have to be really quick about this, as 
Ieyasu Tokugawa will send out his pet ninja, Hanzo Hattori, to try to take 
your main camp.  Hanzo starts off in the southeastern corner of the map, but 
he moves quickly.  Quickly make your way back to your main camp and leave this 
area through the south gate.  When you reach Hanzo, you will get a mission to 
prevent him from entering your main camp.  Defeat Hanzo quickly to complete 
this mission.  Clear your main camp of any enemies that might be here.  
Yukimura Sanada and Kanetsugu Naoe should arrive to assist you.  Make your way 
to the southeastern area of the map and begin clearing out enemies in the 
south.  Defeat Tadamasa Mori and then make your way to the northeastern area 
of the map.  Musashi Miyamoto and Kojiro Sasaki should appear near Kanetsugu 
Naoe.  When you reach Kanetsugu, you will get a mission to assist him.  
Complete this mission by defeating Musashi and Kojiro.  Both of them are 
powered up and definitely will try to bring the fight to you.  When both of 
them are defeated, Kanetsugu will continue along his path.  Continue to follow 
the northern path and defeat Naomasa Ii.  Make your way south to the central 
garrison and defeat Tadatsugu Sakai and Yasumasa Sakakibara.

Leave the central garrison through the western gate and head south back to 
where Yukimura is.  On your way there, you will get ambushed by the Shimazu 
Army.  Also, the Date Army will appear south of the Tokugawa main camp.  
First, deal with the Shimazu Army.  You will get a mission to destroy the 
Shimazu Army.  Complete this mission by defeating Yoshihisa Shimazu, Toshihisa 
Shimazu, Iehisa Shimazu, and Yoshihiro Shimazu.  While you're fighting the 
Shimazu Army, the Date Army should blow a hole in the wall of the central 
garrison and create a path leading to your main camp.  Quickly deal with the 
Shimazu Army so that you can go protect your main camp.  This is another four 
on one battle, but this shouldn't be any different than the one you just went 
through.  When the Date Army has been defeated, it's time to focus on the 
Tokugawa main camp.  Make your way to the area south of the Tokugawa main camp 
and defeat Tadachika Okubo and Masanobu Honda to open up the south gate of the 
enemy main camp.  Make your way inside the main camp to face off with Ieyasu 
Tokugawa.  Ieyasu has three generic officers as bodyguards, but this should be 
a familiar situation by now.  Ieyasu promises you that if you beat him, you 
will be able to fight Tadakatsu Honda, so defeat the head of the Tokugawa clan 
to make him make good on his promise.  Everyone will leave the battlefield, 
leaving it just a one on one battle between you and Tadakatsu Honda.  
Tadakatsu Honda will appear in the southwestern garrison and will begin 
hunting you down.  You will get a mission to defeat Tadakatsu.  Make your way 
over to Tadakatsu and bring the fight to him.  Your C1 should be faster than 
his C1, so you should have no problems breaking his guard and knocking him 
down.  Defeat Tadakatsu Honda to become the champion of champions, or as Keiji 
puts it, the baddest of the bad.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4c. Nobunaga Oda's Walkthrough
  SW2STNOB              \____________________________________________________


-----------------------------
Stage 1:  Battle of Nagashino
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Conditions:  Nobunaga or Ieyasu is defeated, or Katsuyori reaches the
   Escape Point.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Takeda Army:                        |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Katsuyori Takeda                 |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    No                               |    Nobufusa Baba                    |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Masakage Yamagata                |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Masatoyo Naito                   |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Masatsugu Tsuchiya               |
|    Nobutada Oda                     |    Nobukimi Anayama                 |
|    Kazumasu Takigawa                |    Masateru Sanada                  |
|    Toshiie Maeda                    |    Nobuzane Takeda                  |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Nobukado Takeda                  |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Nobushige Oyamada                |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Nobutsuna Sanada                 |
|    Nobumasa Okudaira                |    Masatane Hara                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Moritomo Saegusa                 |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

I still haven't gotten a real good grasp on this stage yet, so the path I take 
may not be exactly the best path.  You start off with a mission requiring you 
to defeat all of the Takeda Cavalry that is charging your main base.  There 
are a lot of regular soldiers on horses that are a pain in the butt and can 
take serious chunks out of your life, so make sure you take off anyone that's 
on a horse.  The officers that are part of the Takeda Cavalry are Yukimura 
Sanada, Masakage Yamagata, Masatoyo Naito, and Masatsugu Tsuchiya.  Defeat all 
four to complete the first mission.  I don't think there is any real sensible 
way to save Nagashino Castle other than going directly there from the start, 
which isn't practical.  From here, you can either head north or south.  I 
normally head north to where Nobufusa Baba is.  If he has caused a lot of 
devastation and destruction, when you reach him, there should be a mission to 
defeat him.  Either way, run him through along with Masatane Hara and then 
make your way to Katsuyori Takeda, defeating any generals along the path.  
Katsuyori should be inside Nagashino by now.  Defeat him while he is still 
inside the castle.

When Katsuyori is defeated, you will need to defeat every Takeda general in 
order to complete the stage.  Around this time, Yukimura Sanada should 
reappear close to your main base.  Head over to Yukimura.  You should receive 
a mission to defeat him.  Be careful, as he is powered up this time.  Once 
Yukimura is defeated, the rest of the Takeda Army should fall easily.  They 
should all be charging the main camp, so they should be close by.  Defeat any 
generals that may still remain and complete the stage.


-----------------------------
Stage 2:  Battle of Osaka Bay
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Magoichi.

Defeat Condition:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Army:                           | Honganji Army:                      |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|    Ranmaru Mori                     |    Rairen Shimozuma                 |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Rairyu Shimozuma                 |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Chuko Shimozuma                  |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Yorichika Shichiri               |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Shigetomo Suzuki                 |
|    Narimasa Sassa                   |    Yoshimasa Oka                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Ujiyoshi Horinouchi              |
|    Kazumasu Takigawa                |    Morishige Tsuchihashi            |
|    Yoshitaka Kuki                   |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Takeyoshi Murakami               |
|                                     |    Motoyoshi Murakami               |
|                                     |    Sukeyasu Innoshima               |
|                                     |    Michiyasu Kurushima              |
|                                     |    Munekatsu Nomi                   |
|                                     |    Terumoto Mori                    |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This battle will start off with a lot of enemies charging your main camp from 
two directions.  Start off by defending the eastern entrance to your main camp 
and defeat the Peasants that come through.  Also, Chuko Shimozuma should also 
be in the area, so defeat him quickly.  There should be enemy ships south of 
your main camp, so finish up any remaining enemies and head south.  When you 
get close to Mitsuhide Akechi, you should receive a mission to protect him.  
Defeat all enemy generals near him to complete this mission.  Now, continue to 
clean up in this area while waiting for the enemy supply captain to arrive.

Terumoto Mori is the supply general and when he appears on the boats, quickly 
run over to him.  You should receive a mission to defeat him, so quickly do 
so.  Once you have stopped the supplies from reaching the Honganji Army, 
continue to defeat any enemies near your main camp until your reinforcements 
arrive.  When your reinforcements arrive on the war ships, the enemy morale 
will go down and the ally morale will go up, allowing you to quickly run 
through all the remaining enemies around your main camp.  Head over to the 
enemy main camp where Magoichi Saika is at.  Also in the area should be Rairen 
Shimozuma and Yoshimasa Oka, who are guarding the gates to the main camp.  
Defeat Magoichi's two officers and then finish off Magoichi to complete the 
stage.


------------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Tedorigawa
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Kenshin.

Defeat Condition:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Army:                           | Uesugi Army:                        |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Kenshin Uesugi                   |
|    No                               |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Yataro Onikojima                 |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Tomonobu Saito                   |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Nagahide Yasuda                  |
|    Toshiie Maeda                    |    Takahiro Kitajo                  |
|    Nagahide Niwa                    |    Naganori Kawada                  |
|    Kazumasu Takigawa                |    Nagazane Irobe                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Shigenaga Honjo                  |
|    None                             |    Kagemochi Amakasu                |
|                                     |    Masashige Jojo                   |
|                                     |    Kagetsugu Amakasu                |
|                                     |    Nagaatsu Shimura                 |
|                                     |    Shigeie Shimura                  |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, five of your generals are surrounded by the enemy 
forces.  Your immediately goal is to rescue all five generals.  You should 
start by heading directly north to the central area of the western path.  
Shigeie Shimura is here along with an enemy stronghold.  Defeat Shigeie and 
capture the stronghold.  Head east and defeat Nagaatsu Shimura.  Now, when you 
approach each one of your ally generals, you should get a mission each time to 
rescue them and escort them back to the retreat area.  Don't worry about 
escorting your generals to the retreat area.  They will find their way there 
as long as you have defeated the two above generals first.  Just defeat the 
enemy general near your ally general and move on to the next ally.

The first general you should now save is Kazumasu Takigawa.  He is being 
attacked by Kagemochi Amakasu.  Defeat Kagemochi quickly and then continue 
along the path to Nagahide Niwa.  When you reach Nagahide Niwa, Nagahide 
Yasuda will attempt to stop your retreat plans.  Defeat Nagahide Yasuda and 
head north, leaving Nagahide Niwa to find his way home.  Katsuie should be the 
next general you save, which means Takahiro Kitajo should be the next general 
you kill.  Now there are only two generals left to save.  Toshiie Maeda is 
next up on the list.  He is north of Katsuie and guarded by Shigenaga Honjo.  
Defeat Shigenaga and then continue along the path to the northwestern area of 
the map.  Hideyoshi Hashiba is here fighting with Naganori Kawada.  The monkey 
normally survives the longest, so you don't have to worry about rescuing him 
last.  Defeat Naganori to allow Hideyoshi to retreat.  Head south to where No 
is fighting with Kagetsugu Amakasu.  Defeat him to make sure he doesn't cause 
any more problems.  Now that your allies are safe, you can focus on the rest 
of the Uesugi Army.

Kanetsugu Naoe will begin to take the southeastern path to Funaoka Castle to 
initiate a flood attack.  Stop him by going through Funaoka Castle and cutting 
him off while he's on the path.  You should receive a message to prevent 
Kanetsugu from reaching the castle.  Defeat Kanetsugu to prevent the flood 
attack and to complete the mission.  The rest of the Uesugi Army will begin to 
charge for the Oda main camp.  There should be only three enemy generals to 
stop and they are all easy to cut off, as they head in the same direction.  
However, once you do defeat them, Kenshin will call for an ambush at your main 
camp.  Quickly rush over to your main camp.  When you get near Kagekatsu 
Uesugi, a mission will appear to defeat him.  Quickly oblige and defeat 
Kagekatsu and protect your main camp.  The only thing left to do is to defeat 
Kenshin at his main camp.  Head to the northeastern fort and invite yourself 
in.  Defeat Yataro Onikojima who is with Kenshin and then face off with the 
God of War himself.  Defeat Kenshin to complete the stage.


----------------------------
Stage 4:  Fall of the Takeda
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Kenshin and Katsuyori.

Defeat Condition:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Coalition:                      | Takeda Army:                        |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Masayuki Sanada                  |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Katsuyori Takeda                 |
|    Ujimasa Hojo                     |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    Nobutada Oda                     |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    No                               |    Nobuyuki Sanada                  |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Morinobu Nishina                 |
|    Ujiteru Hojo                     |    Shigenori Suzuki                 |
|    Kotaro Fuma                      |    Nobutomo Akiyama                 |
|    Nobukimi Anayama                 |    Nobutoyo Takeda                  |
|    Yoshimasa Kiso                   |    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |
|    Nobushige Oyamada                |    Tomonobu Saito                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Takahiro Kitajo                  |
|    None                             |    Iyo Tomizawa                     |
|                                     |    Yorisada Yazawa                  |
|                                     |    Zushonosuke Yumoto               |
|                                     |    Yukishige Yokotani               |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Masanobu Kosaka                  |
|                                     |    Bitchu Kozuki                    |
|                                     |    Mino Kaneko                      |
|                                     |    Genba Karasawa                   |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

I am not a big fan of this map.  I do like the idea, but the execution is 
flawed.  There are just too many underground passages.  It seems like half the 
map is underground.  Also, you cannot get to anywhere directly.  You have to 
go through the maze just to get anywhere.  By the time you actually do get to 
where you are going, you're too late to save your allies.  The main focus of 
the first part of this map is saving your allies who have defected from the 
enemy.  The three defectors are Nobukimi Anayama, Yoshimasa Kiso, and 
Nobushige Oyamada.  Because of where they are located on the map and because 
you cannot get to anywhere within a reasonable time frame, expect two of them 
to die.  If you can just save one, consider it a moral victory (although I 
have completed this map without losing a single ally using this method, so 
while it's hard and you need a lot of speed to get everywhere, it's not 
impossible).  When the stage starts, make your way directly (or as directly as 
possible) to Toishi Castle.  This will assist with morale a little and also 
assist Nobukimi Anayama's survival rate.  To get there, go straight and then 
hang a left right before the second underground tunnel.  There, go straight to 
the gates of the castle.  Norinobu Nishina is guarding the castle, so enter 
the castle and defeat him quickly.  By this time, Masanobu Kosaka should have 
ambushed Nobushige Oyamada and Nobukimi Anayama should be surrounded by 
generals.  Nobushige will probably die even if you do try to assist him, so 
just head over to Nobukimi and complete the mission to protect him from all 
the enemy soldiers in the area.  Defeating Yoritsuna Yazawa and Nobutoyo 
Takeda will complete the mission.  Sometimes, when you pass through an 
underground tunnel, an ambush of soldiers and riflemen will appear.  Ignore 
them for now and only clean them out if your allies are having problems with 
them.  Now, defeat Zushonosuke Yumoto (gets my award for strangest name in the 
game) just to make sure he doesn't cause any problems for Nobukimi.

Go to where Nobushige is.  Odds are, he's already dead.  Sometimes he dies 
really quickly, sometimes he decides to hang around a bit.  If he isn't, 
complete the mission to protect him by defeating Masanobu Kosaka.  If he is 
already dead, get your revenge by defeating Masanobu.  To reach them, go back 
around the way you came by route of Toishi Castle.  When you reach the first 
tunnel near your main camp, hang a left (where the lamps are).  This should 
lead you to where Masanobu is.  By now, Kotaro Fuma should disappear from the 
map and the Hojo should retreat, saying there is a revolt in their homeland.  
You will see Kotaro again in the future, but not in a good way.  Yoshimasa 
Kiso will be left out to dry, so he should be your next protection target.  To 
get to him, continue east from where Nobushige and Masanobu are/were.  There 
should be a tunnel there that will take you to the eastern path.  Once you're 
on the eastern path, head directly south.  By now, Kanetsugu Naoe should have 
talked a lot and then opened the fort where they were hiding.  Their target is 
going to be the main camp, so protect Yoshimasa fast.  He has two generals in 
his area, who are Tomonobu Saito and Takahiro Kitajo.  Defeat them to complete 
the mission of protecting Yoshimasa.  Now, quickly run over to where the 
Kanetsugu Naoe and the Uesugi Army are.  You will get a mission to defeat the 
Uesugi Army.  Defeat Kanetsugu and Kagekatsu Uesugi to complete the mission.  
Now, if Nobushige Oyamada is still alive, lead him to the main gate.  If he is 
not, you will have to defeat all the Takeda generals outside the castle to get 
them to open the gates.  Either way, inside the gate is three generals.  They 
are Katsuyori Takeda, Nobutomo Akiyama, and Iyo Tomizawa.  Defeat them 
quickly, as there is an ambush party that hits your main camp.  You will need 
to quickly go there first.  There are three generals in your main camp.  When 
you reach your main camp, you are requested to defeat the Sanada ambush.  The 
generals who are part of the ambush are Bitchu Kozuki, Mino Kaneko, and Genba 
Karasawa (what kind of name is Bitchu?).  Defeat all three of them to protect 
your main camp and complete the mission.

Now back to the main task of invading Ueda Castle.  Masayuki Sanada is hiding 
inside of his castle.  Defeat any enemy generals who are still outside of the 
castle and then make your way inside.  Don't try to enter the right tunnel, as 
the door at the end of the tunnel will remain permanently locked.  Instead, go 
through the left tunnel.  Waiting for you here is Yukimura Sanada and Nobuyuki 
Sanada.  Yukimura is powered up, so be careful when you face him.  After this 
fight is over, the door they were guarding will open, allowing you to reach 
the stairs to the second floor.  When you reach the second floor, you will 
meet an old ally.  Kotaro Fuma is here, but he's not here to assist you with 
your Sanada problem.  He's here to attack you and he's also powered up.  
Defeat him in order to be able to access the stairs that will lead to Masayuki 
Sanada.  Masayuki Sanada does have some riflemen with him, so take them out 
first.  After they are done with, take out all your frustrations that the map 
has provided you out on Masayuki and the stage will be complete.


-----------------------------
Stage 5:  Incident at Honnoji
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsuhide.

Defeat Condition:  All allied officers other than Nobunaga are defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Army:                           | Akechi Army:                        |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |
|    No                               |    Kaneaki Mimaki                   |
|    Ranmaru Mori                     |    Toshimitsu Saito                 |
|    Nobutada Oda                     |    Junkei Tsutsui                   |
|    Naonori Akaza                    |    Shigetomo Akechi                 |
|    Sadakatsu Murai                  |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Shoju Ogura                      |    Katsusada Shibata                |
|    Jinsuke Yuasa                    |    Sadaoki Ise                      |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masachika Matsuda                |
|    None                             |    Nobuharu Tsuda                   |
|                                     |    Kunitsugu Yasuda                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|                                     |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|                                     |    Fujitaka Hosokawa                |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You need at least one ally to survive with you on this map, so I normally 
protect No and Ranmaru Mori.  As soon as the stage starts, you already have 
enemy generals in your vicinity.  Your first target should be Nobuharu Tsuda.  
Defeat him and then continue on your way north to Nijo Castle.  Mitsuhide 
should start to burn Honnoji.  Just continue along your way north to where 
Kaneaki Mimaki is.  Defeat him and enter Nijo Castle.  This will give you a 
mission to save Nobutada Oda.  Defeat Hidemitsu Akechi to complete the 
mission.  Nobutada Oda will begin to make his way back to the temple, so do 
the same.  After all, you have to protect your wife and your bodyguard.  
Mitsuhide will bring out his riflemen out to play, so defeat them quickly, as 
they can be a pain when fighting other generals.  Defeat any and all enemy 
generals that are around the temple.  After a little while, Magoichi Saika 
will ambush you.  He will be powered up, so he won't be an easy kill.  
However, you should have some allies in the area to assist you.

When Magoichi is defeated, Mitsuhide Akechi will finally arrive on the 
battlefield.  Ranmaru will decide he wants to charge Mitsuhide.  Follow him 
and defeat any enemy generals along the way.  There should be no enemy 
generals left on the board, as they should have all attacked Honnoji.  
However, just in case some of them got caught up in some area, you can decide 
to go after them if you want.  When you reach Ranmaru and Mitsuhide, you will 
get a mission to assist Ranmaru in defeating Mitsuhide.  This battle should be 
two on one, with you having the numbers edge in terms of generals.  Mitsuhide 
is powered up, but the added distraction of Ranmaru should even the odds.  
Defeat Mitsuhide to complete the stage.


-----------------------------
Dream:  Nobunaga Unites Japan
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Condition:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Army:                           | Coalition:                          |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    Nobutada Oda                     |    Keiji Maeda                      |
|    Toshiie Maeda                    |    Masamune Date                    |
|    Kazumasa Takigawa                |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Nagahide Niwa                    |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|    Toshimitsu Saito                 |    Nobumasa Okudaira                |
|                                     |    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |
|                                     |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|                                     |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|                                     |    Tadayo Okubo                     |
|                                     |    Tadasuke Okubo                   |
|                                     |    Shigenaga Honjo                  |
|                                     |    Nagazane Irobe                   |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Toshihisa Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Iehisa Shimazu                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way north to where Keiji Maeda is.  You will 
get a mission to prevent Keiji from entering the south rampart.  While you're 
at it, defeat Masanobu Honda and Moritsuna Watanabe.  Kazumasa Ishikawa should 
also advance.  Defeat him as well and then make your way back to your main 
camp.  Head over to Iwasaki Castle.  Defeat Kojuro Katakura to open up the 
western gate to Iwasaki Castle and let yourself inside.  Masamune Date will 
call for his riflemen to appear.  You will also get a mission to take control 
of Iwasaki Castle.  Complete this mission by defeating Shigezane Date and 
Masamune.  Now, make your way back to the south rampart.  Yoshihiro Shimazu 
should charge out of the north rampart and attempt to take your main camp.  
Ignore him for now, as you will receive reinforcements in the form of the 
Akechi Army.  They will handle Yoshihiro for now.  There should be a path from 
the south rampart that allows you to get to Kiyosu Castle.  Here, Tadatsugu 
Sakai and Yasumasa Sakakibara should be trying to take Kiyosu Castle.  Defeat 
Tadatsugu and Yasumasa.  Make your way back to the south rampart.  Yoshihiro 
should be here, along with Toshihisa Shimazu and Nobumasa Okudaira.  You will 
get a mission to prevent Yoshihiro from entering your main camp.  Defeat all 
three enemy officers that are in this area.

Make your way towards the northwestern garrison.  Defeat both enemy officers 
that are outside of this garrison.  Inside this garrison, it will be a one on 
one fight with a powered up Kanetsugu Naoe.  You will get a mission to defeat 
him.  Keep using your weapon power up special to maintain a range advantage 
over Kanetsugu and you should be able to beat him down without having him hit 
you a lot.  Ieyasu Tokugawa will leave his main camp and make his way over to 
Gakuden Castle.  Tadakatsu Honda will begin his march on your main camp.  Make 
your way to the central area of the map.  Defeat Naomasa Ii while waiting for 
Tadakatsu.  When you get close to Tadakatsu, you will get a mission to defeat 
him.  Tadakatsu Honda is powered up, so he won't be easy to defeat.  Again, 
use your weapon power up special to increase your range and power.  You won't 
get enough range to gain the range advantage over Tadakatsu, but it will 
quicken his defeat by dealing more damage to him.  Now, make your way back to 
the northwestern garrison.  Defeat Tadasuke Okubo to open up Inuyama Castle.  
Use this castle as a way to get into Gakuden Castle.  Inside Gakuden Castle, 
defeat Ieyasu Tokugawa and his bodyguard to unify Japan under the Oda banner.


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---------------------------------
Stage 1:  Retreat from Kanegasaki
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Nobunaga arrives at the Escape Point.

Defeat Condition:  Nobunaga is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Azai-Asakura:                       |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Kazumasa Isono                   |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Masazumi Azai                    |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Naoyori Shinjo                   |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Kagenori Asakura                 |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Jinpachiro Maeba                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Naotaka Magara                   |
|                                     |    Kagekata Uozumi                  |
|                                     |    Nagashige Tomita                 |
|                                     |    Kagetake Asakura                 |
|                                     |    Yoshimune Kawai                  |
|                                     |    Naotsune Endo                    |
|                                     |    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |
|                                     |    Nagamasa Azai                    |
|                                     |    Oichi                            |
|                                     |    Yoshikage Asakura                |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, move north to where Kazumasa Isono and Masazumi Azai 
are and quickly defeat them both.  Try to clear out as many enemies as you can 
quickly to avoid them causing problems to your allies in the future.  Once 
that is done with, head to where Hideyoshi Hashiba is and defeat some enemies 
surrounding him.  Don't spend too much time here, as there are other allies 
who need help.  Just make sure you seal off the stronghold in the area.  By 
this time, Sadayuki Atsuji and Naoyori Shinjo should be surrounding Ieyasu 
Tokugawa, so head over there and a mission will activate.  Defeat the two 
generals and then seal off the stronghold.  Nobunaga should have some company 
in the form of Jinpachiro Maeba and Tsunachika Kaiho, so quickly run to 
Nobunaga and defeat them both.  Once they are defeated and the enemies 
surrounding Nobunaga are gone, head over to where Magoichi Saika is and help 
him out.

When you enter the northeast garrison, Naotaka Magara will ambush Magoichi 
Saika and you will receive a mission to take the northeast garrison.  Defeat 
Naotaka Magara and Kagenori Asakura to complete the mission.  Defeat any 
enemies still inside the garrison and then make your way back to Nobunaga.  
Defeat any enemies around Nobunaga and follow him until he reaches the closed 
gate.  When that happens, an ambush will appear consisting of Kagekata Uozumi 
and Nagashige Tomita and a mission will activate.  Defeat both enemy generals 
in the area to complete the mission and then continue to follow Nobunaga.

Two more enemy generals will appear north of where Nobunaga is.  Defeat both 
Kagetake Asakura and Yoshimune Kawai and continue to move on.  By now, you 
should have an entire entourage for Nobunaga, which was the goal of saving 
everyone.  When Nobunaga reaches the central area on the eastern path, two 
more enemy generals will ambush Nobunaga.  This time, they will try to pincer 
Nobunaga.  Rescue Nobunaga again by defeating both ambush generals and then 
continue to escort Nobunaga.  When Nobunaga gets too far south, the main Azai 
Army will appear and then burn a path to where the escape point is.  Yoshikage 
Asakura will also appear.  Defeat any enemies that get close to Nobunaga.  If 
Nagamasa or Yoshikage gets close to you, a mission will appear to defeat them.  
As long as you guard the burnt out path, Nobunaga should be able to escape.


-------------------------------
Stage 2:  Siege of Odani Castle
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nagamasa.

Defeat Conditions:  Nobunaga is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Army:                           | Azai-Asakura:                       |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Nagamasa Azai                    |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Yoshikage Asakura                |
|    Oichi                            |    Masazumi Azai                    |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Naoyori Shinjo                   |
|    Ranmaru Mori                     |    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |
|    Toshiie Maeda                    |    Keijun Miyabe                    |
|    Nagahide Niwa                    |    Kagetake Asakura                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Kagekata Uozumi                  |
|    None                             |    Nagashige Tomita                 |
|                                     |    Kagetake Asakura                 |
|                                     |    Naganori Yamazaki                |
|                                     |    Yoshitsugu Maeba                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yoshimune Kawai                  |
|                                     |    Kazumasa Isono                   |
|                                     |    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, head directly north and defeat Kagekata Uozumi 
and Nagashige Tomita.  Also, close off the stronghold in this area.  Once you 
have done that, immediately go after Kagekata Uozumi.  Very soon, Hideyoshi 
will say he has a plan.  You will receive two missions.  The first mission is 
to guard the engineers.  The second mission is to not allow any of the Azai 
Army into the central garrison.  Complete the second mission first.  Defeat 
Kagekata Uozumi and Naganori Yamazaki to complete that mission.  Then, defeat 
any enemies surrounding the engineer unit.  Close off the stronghold near the 
southern gate of Yoshikage's fort if it's producing units that are bothering 
the engineers.  When the engineers get close to the central garrison, an 
ambush unit will appear, lead by Yoshimune Kawai.  Defeat him and all the 
soldiers around the Spy Captain and then lead them into the central garrison.  
Once they are inside, you are told to defeat Yoshikage Asakura.  He is hiding 
in the northwestern fort.  Defeat him and the general who is acting as his 
bodyguard and the wall in the central garrison will be destroyed, providing 
you a path into the castle that Nagamasa is hiding in.

By this time, Katsuie Shibata should either be dead or close to dying 
(although sometimes he does survive), which will trigger an Azai ambush in the 
south.  Head to the south and protect your main camp from any advancing 
armies.  Once they are defeated, make your way back to the Inner Ward.  A 
mission will trigger ordering you to take the inner ward.  Do this by 
defeating Naoyori.  Now, you can head for Nagamasa directly or you can 
complete another mission by taking out the minor ward and the Sadayuki Atsuji, 
who is guarding the minor ward.  Once you reach the area where Nagamasa is 
hiding, all the gates in that area will close and Nagamasa will disappear and 
reappear in the southeast.  He will attempt to charge the Oda main camp.  
Defeat the two generals inside the main ward to open all the gates back up and 
then charge Nagamasa.  Defeat him before he takes the main camp to complete 
the stage.


------------------------------
Stage 3:  Assault on the Saika
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Magoichi.

Defeat Condition:  Nobunaga is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Army:                           | Saika Renegades:                    |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Shigetomo Suzuki                 |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Yoshimasa Oka                    |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Morishige Tsuchihashi            |
|    Nobutada Oda                     |    Ujiyoshi Horinouchi              |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    |    Magoroku Saika                   |
|    Toshiie Maeda                    |    Peasant                          |
|    Kazumasu Takigawa                |    Peasant                          |
|    Nagahide Niwa                    |    Peasant                          |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Peasant                          |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yoshiro Sakai                    |
|                                     |    Hyobu Miyamoto                   |
|                                     |    Yuunken Mitsui                   |
|                                     |    Yoshimasa Satake                 |
|                                     |    Kamon Seki                       |
|                                     |    Genshiro Matoba                  |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

Your main goal early on is to make the fire attack successful.  You can help 
this out by quickly dispatching any enemies in the southern area.  You don't 
have to defeat all the soldiers, but you should at least thin them out and 
close off all the strongholds.  The first general in your path is Morishige 
Tsuchihashi.  When you reach the central area of the southern path, there will 
be a Saika ambush.  There will be many more ambushes along the paths you take 
on this map.  Again, you don't have to defeat all the enemies here, but thin 
them out a little.  Your next goal should be to defeat Shigetomo Suzuki in the 
south.  Also close off the stronghold in the area and defeat the Peasants 
there.  That will close off the central gates.  By this time, Kazumitsu will 
be heading for the southeastern garrison because of a taunt.  Let him go for 
now and continue to close off all the gates around the central garrison.  
Hideyoshi will retreat also.  Head for the eastern gate of the central 
garrison and close it off.

Now it's time to rescue Kazumitsu.  Head for the southeastern fort by way of 
the eastern path.  When you are on this path, Hyobu Miyamoto will ambush you.  
Defeat him and continue along the path.  When you reach the southeastern fort, 
you will receive a mission to take it.  Defeat Magoroku Saika and Yoshiro 
Sakai and you will have completed the mission.  Nobunaga will order the fire 
attack to commence.  Nobumori Sakuma is the unit that will set fire to the 
central garrison.  Protect this unit until it reaches its destination.  
Yoshimasa Satake will attempt to ambush Nobumori, so defeat him and all his 
men quickly.  When the central garrison is on fire, the Peasant units will 
attempt to escape and a few more ambush units will appear.  Quickly defeat all 
the Peasant units, not because it's mean, but because it's a mission.  
Magoichi Saika will ambush Nobunaga in his main camp, so quickly defeat all 
the officers on the board and then head on over to the main camp.  The final 
person to defeat should be Magoichi.


-----------------------------
Stage 4:  Incident at Honnoji
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Magoichi.

Defeat Condition:  Nobunaga is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Akechi Army:                        | Oda Army:                           |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |    No                               |
|    Shigetomo Akechi                 |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
|    Toshimitsu Saito                 |    Oichi                            |
|    Nobuharu Tsuda                   |    Nobutada Oda                     |
|    Masachika Matsuda                |    Sadakatsu Murai                  |
|    Katsusada Shibata                |    Shoju Ogura                      |
|    Yasuie Namikawa                  |    Jinsuke Yuasa                    |
|    Kunitsugu Yasuda                 | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Kaneaki Mimaki                   |    Kagemune Susukida                |
| Reinforcements:                     |                                     |
|    None                             |                                     |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

At the start of this battle, make your way towards Sadakatsu Murai and defeat 
him quickly.  Make your way to Nijo Castle where Nobutada Oda is.  You should 
receive a mission to take Nijo Castle.  Nobutada Oda is harder than other 
generics on the battlefield because he is powered up, but he should fall 
rather easily.  Watch out for the massive amounts of musketeers surrounding 
him though.  Once Nijo Castle is taken, head north and take a quick tour 
around the perimeter of the stage.  This is to defeat the generals surrounding 
the stage and keep your morale high for your own soldiers.  Mori Ranmaru will 
begin his charge and come after you.  He is powered up a lot, so watch out.  
However, if you defeat him and all the generals in the northern part of the 
map, then the morale of your army will stop dropping randomly.

It's time to set fire to Honnoji.  The unit that will set fire to the map is 
Toshimitsu Saito, so you will have to protect him.  Defeat Shoju Ogura, who 
should be engaging Toshimitsu.  You should receive a mission to take the 
central stronghold.  Take the stronghold to complete the mission.  Run back to 
Toshimitsu and there should be a mission to protect him.  Defeat any soldiers 
that are near Toshimitsu and allow him to run to the X.  When he reaches that 
point, the fire attack will happen.  Defeat all the enemies that are outside 
the temple and then the temple gates will open.

Inside the temple, you will face off with No and Oichi.  They are both powered 
up and they will double team you, so this should be a rough battle.  Try to 
focus on one of them to even the odds.  Once you got rid of the sister-in-law 
pair, it's time to face off with the Demon King himself.  Nobunaga will be 
inside the main hall of the temple and you cannot take a horse inside, so you 
will be on foot facing off with him.  Nobunaga has surrounded himself with a 
lot of musketeers, so defeat them all first before moving onto Nobunaga 
himself.  Defeat Nobunaga to complete the stage.


----------------------------
Stage 5:  Battle of Yamazaki
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hideyoshi.

Defeat Conditions:  Mitsuhide is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Akechi Army:                        | Hashiba Army:                       |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |    Nene                             |
|    Shigetomo Akechi                 |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|    Toshimitsu Saito                 |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|    Nobuharu Tsuda                   |    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |
|    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |    Kanbei Kuroda                    |
|    Yasuie Namikawa                  |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|    Sadaoki Ise                      |    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Kiyohide Nakagawa                |
|    Masachika Matsuda                |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|                                     |    Shigetomo Takayama               |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Sakon Shima                      |
|                                     |    Fujitaka Hosokawa                |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|                                     |    Junkei Tsutsui                   |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

First thing you need to do is to stop the cannon fire from Mt. Tenno.  Kanbei 
Kuroda is the one controlling all the cannons, so get close to him the start 
the mission to stop the cannons.  Defeat him to stop the cannon fire and 
prevent your morale from taking a big hit.  Enter Mt. Tenno by defeating 
Hidenaga Hashiba.  Mitsunari Ishida is guarding Mt. Tenno, so take the 
mountain by defeating him.  Hideyoshi will order an attack by Magoichi Saika 
and Hidemasa Hori to take back Mt. Tenno.  A mission will appear to protect 
Mt. Tenno.  Defeat the two attackers to protect the high ground.  Magoichi 
will be powered up after the confrontation between Magoichi and Mitsuhide, so 
it may take longer to defeat Magoichi.

When you have finished protecting Mt. Tenno, head over to Shoryuji, which 
should be either getting attacked by the rest of Hideyoshi's army or already 
fallen.  Defeat all the enemies in this area and that should leave only 
Hideyoshi's main camp left.  After time passes, Sakon Shima and the rest of 
his forces will appear near both Shoryuji and the Akechi main camp.  Dispatch 
of Fujitaka Hosokawa and Tadaoki Hosokawa first and then head to your main 
camp.  Sakon Shima is powered up, so he will take a while to defeat.  Once 
your main camp is safe, the only two generals left for the enemy is Hideyoshi 
and Nene.  Charge into the enemy's main camp and face off with the happy 
couple.  Try to separate Nene from Hideyoshi to make the two on one a one on 
one battle.  Defeat Hideyoshi to complete the stage.


------------------------------
Dream:  Mitsuhide Unites Japan
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Condition:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Akechi Army:                        | Coalition:                          |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Shigetomo Akechi                 |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    Toshimitsu Saito                 |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    Nobuharu Tsuda                   |    Keiji Maeda                      |
|    Masachika Matsuda                |    Masamune Date                    |
|    Sadaoki Ise                      |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Yasuie Namikawa                  |    Okuni                            |
|    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|    None                             |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Mototada Torii                   |
|                                     |    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |
|                                     |    Tadayo Okubo                     |
|                                     |    Tadasuke Okubo                   |
|                                     |    Shigenaga Honjo                  |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|                                     |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
|                                     |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Nagazane Irobe                   |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

There is a way to get through this stage without losing a single ally.  To do 
this, you have to be extremely quick in killing everyone.  If you slow down in 
killing one enemy general, odds are, it will affect you in a future mission.  
You have to kill quickly and a lot of the times, you will have to kill off two 
generals at once.  Either way, you can modify this walkthrough to just use it 
to get through the stage, as this is probably the easiest path to go, since 
you save the most allies this way.  As soon as the stage starts, defeat 
Narimasa Sassa.  Ignore Kazumasu Takigawa for now.  You will come back for him 
later.  When Narimasa is defeated, make your way to the northern garrison.  
This is where your ally Nobuharu Tsuda is.  He will be fighting off Keiji 
Maeda and Kazumasa Ishikawa.  You will get a mission to protect Nobuharu.  
Complete this mission by defeating Keiji.  While you're here, defeat Kazumasa 
also.  Make your way directly south to where your ally Sadaoki Ise is.  He 
will be fighting off Katsuie Shibata and Toshiie Maeda.  You will get a 
mission to rescue Sadaoki.  Complete this mission by defeating both Katsuie 
and Toshiie.  Now, make your way over to where your ally Masachika Matsuda is 
located at.  Ignore the two enemy officers on the way there.  You don't have 
time to deal with them now.  Their deaths can wait for later.  Masachika 
should have gotten himself into a little bit of trouble by getting ambushed by 
Nagazane Irobe.  He will also be getting attacked by Okuni and Naomasa Ii.  
You will get a mission to rescue Masachika Matsuda.  Defeat Nagazane and Okuni 
to complete this mission, and then defeat Naomasa Ii just because he's 
annoying.

When Masachika is defeated, make your way to the southwestern corner of the 
map.  Go directly there.  Don't stop to defeat any enemy officers.  When you 
reach the southwestern corner of the map, you will find Yasuie Namikawa is 
being beat up on by Kojuro Katakura and Shigezane Date.  You will get a 
mission to defeat the Date Army.  First, defeat Kojuro and Shigezane.  When 
they are defeated, make your way over to Masamune Date.  He will be all alone, 
but when you get close to him, riflemen will appear and start firing on you.  
Ignore the riflemen and defeat Masamune.  When the Date Army is defeated, make 
your way back to your main camp.  Yukimura Sanada and Kanetsugu Naoe should be 
trying to charge your main camp.  First, defeat Kazumasa Takigawa and any 
generic officers that may be around him.  This will protect your allies that 
are south of your main camp.  Now, make your way over to the allies that are 
east of your main camp.  Yukimura and Kanetsugu should be here, trying to 
double team you.  Defeat them both.  Now, clear out the enemy soldiers that 
are anywhere near your main camp.  You should now be able to leave your main 
camp without having your allies die on you.  Make your way over to the western 
gates of the enemy main camp.  Defeat Yasumasa Sakakibara, but don't enter the 
area where Tadakatsu Honda is just yet.  Circle around to the north gate of 
the enemy main camp.  Defeat Mototada Torii and then Tadatsugu Sakai and then 
approach Tadakatsu Honda.  This will cause Kotaro Fuma to appear in the 
northeastern garrison.  Your army will begin to charge out.  They should all 
be fine, since there isn't really anyone to give them any problems.  Make your 
way over to Kotaro.  You will get a mission to defeat him.  Kotaro is powered 
up, so he's not going to be easy to kill.  When Kotaro is defeated, make your 
way over to Tadakatsu Honda.  Tadakatsu is also powered up, so this will take 
even longer.  When Tadakatsu Honda is defeated, the final gate will open up.  
Ieyasu Tokugawa is here, waiting for you.  Defeat Ieyasu to complete the 
stage.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4e. Kenshin Uesugi's Walkthrough
  SW2STKEN              \____________________________________________________


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Stage 1:  Battle of Kawanakajima
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Shingen.

Defeat Conditions:  Kenshin is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Uesugi Army:                        | Takeda Army:                        |
|    Kenshin Uesugi                   |    Shingen Takeda                   |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Nobushige Takeda                 |
|    Kageie Kakizaki                  |    Kansuke Yamamoto                 |
|    Yoshikiyo Murakami               |    Masakage Yamagata                |
|    Kagemochi Amakasu                |    Yoshinobu Takeda                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masanobu Kosaka                  |
|    Kagetsuna Naoe                   |    Nobukado Takeda                  |
|    Yataro Onikojima                 |    Masatoyo Naito                   |
|                                     |    Masatane Hara                    |
|                                     |    Morinobu Nishina                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Nobufusa Baba                    |
|                                     |    Nobushige Oyamada                |
|                                     |    Nobutoyo Takeda                  |
|                                     |    Masakiyo Morozumi                |
|                                     |    Masatsugu Tsuchiya               |
|                                     |    Sakon Shima                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts off, make your way west and then south towards the 
Takeda main camp.  You will want to get to the area where Masanobu Kosaka is.  
If you are here, you will also lure out Nobukado Takeda and Kansuke Yamamoto.  
Defeat all three generals while you're waiting for the enemy reinforcements to 
appear in the northwest.  When Nobufusa Baba and Nobushige Oyamada appear in 
Kaizu Castle, make your way north towards them.  You will get a mission to 
stop the detached force from entering your main camp.  Defeat Nobufusa and 
Nobushige to prevent the pincer attack.  By the time you have completed that 
mission, you should find that about half of the Takeda Army is now in the 
central area.  Make your way for the central area and defeat any enemy 
generals that are in this area.  When there are no more enemy generals left in 
the central plains, make your way towards the western garrison.  You will get 
a mission to seize this garrison.  Complete this mission by defeating 
Yoshinobu Takeda.

Once you have the western garrison, make your way towards the southeastern 
garrison by making your way through the central plains.  When you reach the 
southeastern garrison, you will get a mission to seize this garrison as well.  
Complete this mission by defeating Masakage Yamagata.  Leave this garrison 
through the western gate.  The Takeda forces should now ambush your detached 
force that is west of the southeastern garrison.  You will get a mission to 
save the detached force.  When you enter this area, the area will be 
completely blanketed by fog.  What's worse, the area is set up to be kind of 
like a maze.  You will need to defeat Morinobu Nishina, Masatsugu Tsuchiya, 
Masakiyo Morozumi, and Nobutoyo Takeda to complete this mission.  When this 
mission is complete, try to escape this area.  Shingen should open up the 
gates to his main camp and call for Sakon Shima to appear as reinforcements.  
Defeat Sakon before he can cause much trouble and then isolate Shingen.  He 
should be the last general left for the enemy.  Defeat your nemesis to 
complete the stage.


------------------------
Stage 2:  Village Rescue
------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat the Marauder.

Defeat Conditions:  All peasants are eliminated or any Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Villagers:              | Bandits:               | Interlopers:           |
|    Kenshin Uesugi       |    Raider              |    None                |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              | Reinforcements:        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |    Keiji Maeda         |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
| Reinforcements:         |    Raider              |                        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Marauder            |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, you're close to the southeastern garrison.  Make your 
way towards the garrison and you will receive a mission to protect the 
garrison.  To complete this mission, you will have to defeat all four Raiders 
near the garrison.  Start by defeating the two Raiders near the western gate 
of the garrison.  Then, go through the garrison to the north gate and defeat 
the two Raiders there, completing the mission.  Two more Raiders will appear 
in the northeastern part of the map and ambush a Peasant.  You will get a 
mission to protect the Peasant.  Complete this mission by defeating the two 
Raiders.  The central village gates will now open.  Make your way inside the 
central village.  The gates will close, trapping you inside.  You will get a 
mission to take control of the village.  Complete this mission by defeating 
all four Raiders who are inside the village gates.  When this mission is 
complete, all the gates of the village will open.

By now, the northwestern garrison should be getting attacked by Raider 
reinforcements.  When you reach the northwestern garrison, you will get a 
mission to defend it.  Complete this mission by defeating all four Raiders 
attacking the garrison.  There should be two at the north gate and two at the 
south gate.  Leave the northwestern garrison through the north gate and make 
your way to the north gate of the central village.  When you enter the 
village, a lot of bandits will appear in the central village.  Ignore the 
Raiders for now, as you will be given a mission to defeat a certain amount of 
enemies within a certain timeframe.  The best way to complete this mission is 
to use your horse musou as often as possible.  This will cover the most ground 
and kill off the most bandits, since they seem to form pockets of enemies all 
around the village.  When you complete this mission, the Marauder will appear 
along with two more Raiders.  Also, Keiji Maeda will appear.  Defeat all the 
Raiders near the north gate of the village and then make your way over to 
Keiji.  You will get a mission to defeat Keiji.  When Keiji is defeated, 
defeat any Raiders that may be left on the map.  You should save the Marauder 
for last, as defeating him will save the village and end the stage.


----------------------------
Stage 3:  Melee at Nagashino
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga.

Defeat Conditions:  Shingen or Kenshin is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Takeda-Uesugi:                      | Oda-Tokugawa:                       |
|    Shingen Takeda                   |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Kenshin Uesugi                   |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
|    Katsuyori Takeda                 |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|    Nobufusa Baba                    |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
|    Masatoyo Naito                   |    Nobukatsu Oda                    |
|    Yataro Onikojima                 |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Nobuyasu Matsudaira              |
|                                     |    Nobumasa Okudaira                |
|                                     |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|                                     |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way towards Nagashino Castle.  You will have 
to defeat the Defense Captain at the eastern gate to get inside.  You will get 
a mission to take Nagashino Castle.  Complete this mission by defeating 
Nobumori Sakuma and Nobukatsu Oda.  Your next goal will be to take Tobigasu 
Garrison.  To get there, exit Nagashino Castle through the southern gate and 
follow the path.  Again, you will have to defeat a Defense Captain at the 
eastern gate to get inside the garrison.  This time, when you pass through the 
gate to enter the garrison, Mitsuhide Akechi will call for reinforcements 
inside the garrison.  You will get a mission to take Tobigasu Garrison.  
Complete this mission by defeating Mitsuhide, Nobuyasu Matsudaira, and 
Nobumasa Okudaira.  This will clear out all the enemies in the eastern area of 
the map.  This will cause the rain to fall on Nagashino, effectively making 
the Oda riflemen null and void.  Shingen will call for his army to charge the 
Oda Army now.  Leave Tobigasu Garrison through the western gate and make your 
way through the Takeda main camp.  Your goal is to reach the northern 
garrison.  This is where Hideyoshi Hashiba will arrive as reinforcements for 
the Oda Army.

With Hideyoshi out of the way, make your way towards Shitarahara.  You will 
get a mission to defeat the Oda Army that is at Shitarahara.  To complete this 
mission, you will need to defeat Katsuie Shibata, Nagahide Niwa, Toshiie 
Maeda, Kazumasu Takigawa, and Narimasa Sassa.  During this mission, the 
Tokugawa Army will arrive.  Ignore them for now.  However, when Hanzo Hattori 
arrives on the battlefield, make your way over to the Takeda main camp.  You 
will get a mission to prevent Hanzo from assassinating Shingen.  Defeat Hanzo 
to complete this mission.  When you have finished with Hanzo, make your way 
through the south gate of the Takeda main camp.  Ieyasu Tokugawa should be 
here with Yasumasa Sakakibara.  You will get a mission to prevent the Tokugawa 
Army from entering the Takeda main camp.  To complete this mission, you will 
need to defeat Ieyasu, Yasumasa, and Kazumasa Ishikawa.  When you have 
completed this mission, you can continue with your mission of destroying the 
Oda Army at Shitarahara.  Nobunaga should open the gates to his main camp when 
you complete the mission of defeating his army.  The only two generals that 
should be left on the map should be Tadakatsu Honda and Nobunaga Oda.  
Tadakatsu Honda should be standing guard right outside Nobunaga's main camp.  
Tadakatsu is powered up, but you should have enough allies in the area to 
distract him so you can get open shots at him.  Defeat Tadakatsu Honda to 
leave Nobunaga the last enemy general left.  Defeating Nobunaga will give 
victory to the Takeda-Uesugi coalition.  This also sets up a future battle 
between the Takeda and the Uesugi...involving tea and stabbing, which is 
always a good combination.


------------------------------
Stage 4:  Battle of Tedorigawa
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Katsuie.  (Later changes to Defeat Nobunaga.)

Defeat Conditions:  Kenshin or Kagekatsu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Uesugi Army:                        | Oda Army:                           |
|    Kenshin Uesugi                   |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Shigenaga Honjo                  |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|    Tomonobu Saito                   |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
|    Yataro Onikojima                 |    Nagayori Hara                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|    None                             |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|                                     |    Mitsuharu Fuwa                   |
|                                     |    Hanbei Takenaka                  |
|                                     |    Koroku Hachisuka                 |
|                                     |    Morinari Ando                    |
|                                     |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|                                     |    Ittetsu Inaba                    |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|                                     |    Oichi                            |
|                                     |    No                               |
|                                     |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, there should be two enemy generals over on your 
side of the map already.  They are Nagahide Niwa and Nagachika Kanamori.  
Defeat them both.  When they are defeated, make your way towards the 
southeastern corner of the map.  Use this path to get to Funaoka Castle (it's 
actually faster to get to Funaoka Castle through the southeast, as there is no 
direct path through the central area to get to Funaoka Castle until after the 
flood).  At Funaoka Castle, you will get a mission to open the floodgates and 
flood the Oda troops.  To complete this mission, you will need to defeat both 
Mitsuhide Akechi and Morinari Ando.  When you have captured Funaoka Castle, 
the floodgates will open and flood the central area of the map, completing 
changing the landscape of this area.  There will be fewer bridges and less Oda 
troops.  This will also cause Hideyoshi Hashiba to retreat.  Over at your side 
of the river, there should be four Oda officers here, including Katsuie.  
Defeat all the generic Oda officers on your side of the river first and then 
defeat Katsuie.

Once Katsuie is defeated, make your way towards the northwestern corner of the 
map.  Hideyoshi should reappear in the southeastern corner of the map and 
order for all the leftover Oda troops to charge.  There are only three 
officers left on the map, including Hideyoshi.  Two of them are in the 
northwestern corner of the map, which is where you should be going.  Defeat 
Koroku Hachisuka and Hanbei Takenaka.  Now, make your way back across the 
river to where Hideyoshi is located at.  He should still be at the 
southeastern corner of the map.  The monkey is powered up, so he will be a 
tough fight.  Hideyoshi is actually one of the tougher generals to read in my 
opinion, as his first attack on his S string comes out really fast and he has 
deceptive range because his weapon extends.  Defeat Hideyoshi to make more Oda 
reinforcements to appear.  This time, it's the main army, lead by Nobunaga Oda 
himself.  He will appear with three other unique generals and lots of 
soldiers.  Your first target should be No.  She will appear in the central 
area of the western path, so go there first.  When you get close to No, you 
will get a mission to prevent her from crossing the river.  Defeat No quickly, 
as you will have to activate another mission quickly.  That mission is to 
prevent Oichi from reaching your main camp.  She will appear in the northwest, 
but will quickly begin crossing the river to make her way to your main camp.  
Rush over to where Oichi is and activate the mission to stop her.  Defeat 
Oichi to complete this mission.  Now, the only thing left is the Oda main 
camp.  The only access to the Oda main camp is being guarded by Ranmaru Mori.  
Defeat Ranmaru to open the gate to the Oda main camp.  Now you will come face 
to face with the Demon King.  Defeat Nobunaga to kill him off and end his 
reign of terror.


--------------------------------
Stage 5:  Showdown at Sekigahara
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Shingen.

Defeat Conditions:  Kenshin, Kanetsugu, or Kagekatsu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Uesugi Army:                        | Takeda Army:                        |
|    Kenshin Uesugi                   |    Shingen Takeda                   |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    Tomonobu Saito                   |    Katsuyori Takeda                 |
|    Shigenaga Honjo                  |    Nobuyuki Sanada                  |
|    Yataro Onikojima                 |    Masakage Yamagata                |
|    Kageie Kakizaki                  |    Masatoyo Naito                   |
|    Masashige Jojo                   |    Nobukimi Anayama                 |
|    Kagetsugu Amakasu                |    Masanobu Kosaka                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nobufusa Baba                    |
|    Nagahide Yasuda                  |    Nobukado Takeda                  |
|    Katsunaga Irobe                  |    Nobushige Oyamada                |
|    Takahiro Kitajo                  |    Morinobu Nishina                 |
|    Naganori Kawada                  |    Yoshimasa Kiso                   |
|                                     |    Moritomo Saegusa                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Ina                              |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way towards the central area of Sekigahara.  
Shingen Takeda will order his forces to charge the central area, giving you a 
mission to defeat all of Shingen's forces in the central area.  To complete 
this mission, you will need to defeat Masanobu Kosaka, Masatoyo Naito, 
Nobukimi Anayama, and Masakage Yamagata.  Start off by defeating Masanobu and 
Nobukimi (or Masatoyo, whichever is closest).  Shingen will order his second 
wave to attack the northwest garrison when you're about halfway through 
clearing out the central area forces.  Race back towards the western path to 
meet up with this second wave.  You will get a mission to protect the 
northwestern garrison.  To complete this mission, you will need to defeat 
Nobuyuki Sanada and Nobukado Takeda.  This will cause Sakon Shima to appear 
from his castle in the south.  Make your way back towards the central area and 
defeat Masatoyo (or Nobukimi, whichever one you did not defeat earlier).  Head 
over to where Sakon Shima is.  He will be here with Nobufusa Baba, Nobushige 
Oyamada, Morinobu Nishina, and more than likely, Masakage Yamagata.  Either 
way you look at it, it will be a lot against you.  Start by clearing out the 
generic officers.  They are easier to defeat.  When you have Sakon Shima in a 
one on one situation, just use your skills in dueling to defeat him.  When you 
have defeated Masakage Yamagata, you will have succeeded in the first mission.

Make your way over to the eastern path.  Over here, Kanetsugu Naoe should be 
fighting off Yoshimasa Kiso and Moritomo Saegusa.  You will get a mission to 
rescue Kanetsugu Naoe.  Complete this mission by defeating Yoshimasa and 
Moritomo.  With most of the Takeda Army now obliterated, you will need to get 
the stage moving forward.  To do this, you will have to defeat any enemy 
soldiers that may be around your allied generals.  You will need all four of 
your allied generals to reach a stronghold in the central area.  When all four 
strongholds in central Sekigahara are yours, you will have officially taken 
control of central Sekigahara.  Of course, Shingen doesn't like this one bit.  
He will now play his trump card.  The Tokugawa Army will appear as 
reinforcements for the enemy.  You will have to deal with Ieyasu Tokugawa's 
regular assortment of unique generals, such as Tadakatsu Honda, Ina, and Hanzo 
Hattori.  However, you will also receive reinforcements from the four 
strongholds in central Sekigahara.  They will begin to go after the Tokugawa 
Army and protect your allied forces.  The battle now begins anew.

The first enemy general you should deal with is Hanzo.  He will appear south 
of the western gate of your main base.  Make sure you're in the vicinity when 
he appears, as he appears after Ieyasu does.  You will get a mission to 
prevent Hanzo from reaching your main camp.  Hanzo will be powered up, but he 
shouldn't be too bad to defeat, since he is alone.  Defeat Hanzo to protect 
Kagekatsu Uesugi and complete your mission.  Now, the next ally you should 
save is Kanetsugu Naoe.  He will be getting attacked by Ina.  Make your way 
over to the eastern path.  Ina will also be powered up, so she won't go down 
without a fight.  However, she's all alone and you have allied help this time 
in the form of Kanetsugu.  Defeat Ina and rescue Kanetsugu.  Now, the only 
officers left of the Tokugawa forces will be in the northeastern part of the 
map.  They should be attacking your northeastern garrison, which is being 
protected by Masashige Jojo and Kagetsugu Amakasu.  Help them out by riding to 
their rescue.  When you enter the northeastern garrison, you will quickly 
realize that the Tokugawa Army holds the advantage.  You will need to fight 
Ieyasu, Tadakatsu, and Yasumasa Sakakibara in a three on one fight (not 
counting any allied generals that may still be alive in this garrison).  Try 
to get rid of Yasumasa first, as he is just an annoyance and normally will go 
down quickly.  Ieyasu and Tadakatsu, on the other hand, are both powered up.  
You will need to use a lot of area attacks to get them off of your back.  This 
may be a tough battle, but your allied generals in this area may be a lot of 
help in distracting and interrupting the enemy attacks.  When the northeastern 
garrison is cleared out, Yukimura Sanada will charge out, along with Katsuyori 
Takeda.  Their only goal is to take you down and bring your head back to 
Shingen.  When you reach either Yukimura or Katsuyori, you will get a mission 
to defeat them both.  Yukimura is powered up, so he won't be an easy kill.  
Katsuyori is just a minor nuisance.  When you have defeated both guardians of 
Shingen, the gates to the Takeda main camp will open.  Make your way over to 
your nemesis.  Shingen will be waiting for you inside his main camp.  He won't 
make your victory a quick and easy one, but he should be no match for your 
strength.  Defeat Shingen to complete the stage.


---------------------------
Dream:  Conquest for Kyushu
---------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Yoshihiro and Yoshihisa.

Defeat Conditions:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Takeda-Uesugi:                      | Oda-Kyushu:                         |
|    Kenshin Uesugi                   |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Shingen Takeda                   |    No                               |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Nobutada Oda                     |
|    Katsuyori Takeda                 |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Kageie Kakizaki                  |    Yoshihisa Shimazu                |
| Reinforcements:                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|    None                             |    Kazumasa Takigawa                |
|                                     |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|                                     |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|                                     |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|                                     |    Kanbei Kuroda                    |
|                                     |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|                                     |    Koroku Hachisuka                 |
|                                     |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|                                     |    Nene                             |
|                                     |    Toshihisa Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Iehisa Shimazu                   |
|                                     |    Tadatsune Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Tadanaga Shimazu                 |
|                                     |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|                                     |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

There are two things that are tough about this stage.  The first one is 
protecting all of your allies.  The enemy is very strong, so you need to raise 
your morale quickly and kill even quicker.  The second tough thing about this 
stage is the final battle.  You start off in the southern garrison.  Leave 
this garrison through the eastern gate and make your way north along the 
eastern path.  When you reach the garrison, leave through the eastern gate and 
head over to Narimasa Sassa.  He will order an ambush.  A rockslide will block 
your path and Kazumasa Takigawa and Nagahide Niwa will appear.  You will get a 
mission to defeat the Oda Army.  Defeat Narimasa and the two ambush generals 
to complete this mission.  While you're fighting the Oda army, Toyohisa 
Shimazu and two other officers will ambush Kanetsugu Naoe.  When the gates to 
the eastern garrison are opened, make your way over to Kanetsugu.  You will 
get a mission to defeat the Shimazu army.  Complete this mission by defeating 
Toyohisa Shimazu, Nagamasa Kuroda, and Kanbei Kuroda.  Now, from this 
garrison, make your way to Tsuruga Castle.  Shingen Takeda will be at the 
north gate, fighting off Hideyoshi Hashiba and two other generic officers.  
You will get a mission to defeat the Hashiba army.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Hideyoshi Hashiba, Hidemasa Hori, and Koroku Hachisuka.  While 
you're fighting with Hideyoshi, Nene will appear in the north and begin her 
attack on the Takeda Army, so quickly defeat the Hashiba Army.

When the Hashiba Army is defeated, make your way to the north path.  Yukimura 
Sanada should be trying to fight off Nene.  You will get a mission to rescue 
Yukimura.  Defeat Nene and Toshiie Maeda to complete this mission and avoid 
getting a spanking from Nene.  Now, your next goal should be the northwestern 
garrison.  When you enter the northwestern garrison, the gates will close 
behind you.  You will quickly learn that the Yoshihisa Shimazu and the 
Yoshihiro Shimazu that are inside this garrison are not the real guys.  The 
real guys will appear in Tsuruga Castle.  Yoshihiro will order Shimazu 
ambushes at both main camps.  So while you're trapped inside the northwestern 
garrison dealing with fakes, the Shimazu army is beating up on your main 
camps.  Defeat both Shimazu fakes quickly, as No and Nobutada Oda will be 
looking to join in the fun as well.  And if that wasn't enough, as soon as you 
beat No and Nobutada Oda, Mitsuhide Akechi and Ranmaru Mori will appear and 
hunt down both commanders.  Another losing battle Yoshihiro says.  Has he 
looked at who's got the most men on the battlefield lately?

When you escape the northwestern garrison, the first thing you should do is 
hunt down Mitsuhide Akechi.  He will be going after Shingen.  You want to 
protect Shingen first.  Mitsuhide is powered up, so he's going to be a pain to 
defeat.  You will want to defeat Mitsuhide as quickly as possible, as Ranmaru 
should be trying to find you.  When Mitsuhide is defeated, find Ranmaru next.  
He might already be with you or he might be still searching for you.  Either 
way, Ranmaru is powered up and is looking to avenge the loss of his master.  
Defeat Ranmaru quickly, as there are two other places you still need to go.  
When Ranmaru is defeated, make your way south to the Uesugi main camp.  You 
will get a mission to rescue your main camp.  Toshihisa Shimazu is here and 
powered up, but he's still just a generic officer.  Defeat both Toshihisa and 
Tadatsune Shimazu to complete your mission.  Make your way back north to the 
Takeda main camp.  You will get a mission to rescue the Takeda main camp.  
Tadanaga Shimazu and Iehisa Shimazu are here.  Iehisa Shimazu is powered up.  
Defeat both Shimazus to complete your mission.  Now, the only thing left to do 
is to defeat Yoshihisa and Yoshihiro.  The problem with both Yoshihisa and 
Yoshihiro is that they are powered up to the point that most regular attacks 
will not make them flinch, unless you are really powerful.  You're going to 
have to dizzy them somehow and then juggle them.  Kenshin's exploding paper 
doll special attack will dizzy them, as will Kenshin's C3, if you can get it 
to connect.  Try to use your musou as a counter attack only, as Yoshihiro does 
a lot of damage every time he hits you with that huge hammer.  You also need 
to protect your allies.  By now, some of them should be near the two powered 
up Shimazus.  They will take a lot of damage if they get caught in a combo by 
Yoshihiro.  A bodyguard that can break the enemy's guard or stun such as a 
Fire Ninja or a Sumo can be useful as well (yea I know, this information would 
have been useful up at the top of this walkthrough, sue me).  If you can 
manage to take down both powered up officers, you will have completed the 
stage.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4f. Oichi's Walkthrough
  SW2STOIC              \____________________________________________________


------------------------
Stage 1:  Village Rescue
------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat the Marauder.

Defeat Conditions:  Nagamasa is defeated, Main Camp is captured, or all
   peasants are eliminated.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Azai Army:              | Bandits:               | Interlopers:           |
|    Nagamasa Azai        |    Raider              |    None                |
|    Oichi                |    Raider              | Reinforcements:        |
|    Kazumasa Isono       |    Raider              |    Kojiro Sasaki       |
|    Kiyotsuna Akao       |    Raider              |                        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
| Reinforcements:         | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|    None                 |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Marauder            |                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, there will be a cut scene.  After the cut scene, 
follow Nagamasa south.  There will be two Raiders in the area and a mission 
will trigger to defeat them.  Defeat both Raiders quickly.  There will be some 
talking going on between your allies about the love between Oichi and 
Nagamasa.  Take this time to eliminate some soldiers in the area.  Once the 
bandits start to invade the central area, Nagamasa will take off again, this 
time heading east.  Follow him to get more Raiders to appear and another 
mission.  Defeat the Raiders and close off the stronghold in the area.  Now, 
make your way towards the central area.  You will receive another mission, 
asking you to protect the central area from more bandits.  Defeat the two 
Raiders in the central area to complete that mission.

Follow Nagamasa to the eastern garrison, where inside there are, guess what?!?  
More Raiders and another mission!  This time, they have a new trick.  If you 
are not ahead or close to Nagamasa when he enters the eastern garrison, they 
will close the gates on him and force you to defeat a Defense Captain to get 
inside first.  Either way, there will be two Raiders in this area.  While you 
are fighting off these Raiders, more Raiders will be attacking the central 
area, so be quick about defeating them.  Once the eastern garrison is taken, 
head back towards the central village and you will receive a mission to defeat 
all Raiders in the area.  There is a lot of Raiders in this area, so make sure 
you get all the blinking dots before you leave the central village.  Once you 
complete the mission, make your way towards the Marauder.  You may think he's 
the last general to defeat, but unfortunately, you have one more uninvited 
guest to get rid of.  Kojiro Sasaki will appear out of no where and stick his 
nose where it doesn't belong.  Try to separate Kojiro from the Marauder, since 
they are both stronger than any of the other generals you have fought.  Defeat 
them separately to save the villages and complete the stage.


---------------------------------
Stage 2:  Retreat from Kanegasaki
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga.

Defeat Conditions:  Yoshikage, Nagamasa, or Oichi is defeated, or Nobunaga
   reaches the Escape Point.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Azai-Asakura:                       | Oda-Tokugawa:                       |
|    Nagamasa Azai                    |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Yoshikage Asakura                |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Oichi                            |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Kazumasa Isono                   |    Nobutada Oda                     |
|    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|    Naotsune Endo                    |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|    Naoyori Shinjo                   | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Kagenori Asakura                 |    No                               |
|    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|                                     |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
|                                     |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|                                     |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You will need to kill quickly in order to kill just about everyone and catch 
up with Nobunaga.  There may not seem like there are a lot of generals on the 
battlefield for the enemy, but reinforcements come often.  Your first target 
should be Hideyoshi Hashiba and Hidemasa Hori.  Defeat the monkey and his 
lackey, close off the stronghold in the area, and make your way north towards 
Yoshikage Asakura.  A mission will appear to receive reinforcements from the 
Asakura, which requires you to defeat both enemy generals surrounding the 
northeastern fort.  Ieyasu Tokugawa should be guarding the south gate of the 
northeastern fort, so defeat him.  At the other gate of the fort is Yasumasa 
Sakakibara, who should be easy compared to Tokugawa.

When you get reinforcements from the Asakura, Nagamasa will begin his plans 
for the fire attack and bring out Tsunachika Kaiho as reinforcements.  This is 
when Nobunaga starts pull out his trump cards, beginning with Mitsuhide 
Akechi.  No and Magoichi Sakai will also soon appear.  When Mitsuhide appears, 
run to him, defeat him, and collect the rewards from completing the mission.  
Now, head straight south to where Magoichi Sakai is.  When you reach the 
central area, an ambush will appear consisting of Ranmaru Mori, Katsuie 
Shibata, and Toshiie Maeda.  Ranmaru is supposed to be a distraction to you 
while Katsuie defeats the Asakura and Nobunaga retreats.  However, since 
you're already in the central area, Katsuie will normally come to you, with 
Toshiie, allowing you to defeat all three relatively quickly in the same area.  
This will also succeed in another mission, which is protecting Yoshikage from 
Katsuie.  Since Katsuie won't even come close to where Yoshikage is, it's an 
easy mission.

When you have cleared out the central area of generals and Reserve Captains, 
continue your march south towards Magoichi Sakai.  When you reach him and 
Tsunachika, a mission will appear to assist with the fire attack.  Defeat 
Magoichi Sakai quickly to allow the fire attack to happen.  This will open a 
path to the Escape Point, providing you a direct route to Nobunaga without 
having to take the scenic route.  Nobunaga should have a bodyguard of Nobutada 
Oda.  Defeat them both to complete the stage.  This route should get to 
Nobunaga before he escapes and defeat every general on the map except No.  
However, if you are quick enough, after the fire attack, you can race to No, 
defeat her quickly, and then race back to Nobunaga to finish him off before he 
escapes.


---------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Anegawa
---------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga and Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Nagamasa, Oichi, or Yoshikage is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Azai-Asakura:                       | Oda-Tokugawa:                       |
|    Nagamasa Azai                    |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Yoshikage Asakura                |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Oichi                            |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Kazumasa Isono                   |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|    Naotsune Endo                    |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Kagenori Asakura                 |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Kagetake Asakura                 |    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |
|    Kagekata Uozumi                  |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
|    Nagashige Tomita                 |    Yoshinari Mori                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masahisa Sakai                   |
|    None                             |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|                                     |    Saizo Kani                       |
|                                     |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|                                     |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|                                     |    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Nagatada Ogasawara               |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Ittetsu Inaba                    |
|                                     |    Bokuzen Ujiie                    |
|                                     |    Morinari Ando                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This map is unique in the fact that there are currents in the water that can 
hinder your progress from going from one area to the next, so make sure you 
don't accidentally get taken by a current you didn't want.  Bring a horse to 
this stage, as they are really helpful.  Nobunaga starts off with a major 
advantage in terms of generals.  The only advantage you have is that both 
Nobunaga and Ieyasu are both tentative in attacking.  Ieyasu will start off by 
attempting to attack the Asakura, so make your way towards the western part of 
the map.  Your first target should be Tadatsugu Sakai.  Defeat him and other 
generals will flock to the area, such as Yasumasa Sakakibara, Nagatada 
Ogasawara, and Kazumasa Ishikawa.  Now, head towards Nagamasa Azai, as he's 
about to fall into trouble.  Along the way, defeat any enemy generals in your 
path.  The more you defeat now, the less you will have to deal with near the 
end.  The Mino Three will appear and make their way towards Nagamasa, 
triggering a mission when you get close to Nagamasa.  Defeat them before they 
can get even close to Nagamasa.  The Mino Three will attempt to tag team you, 
but they shouldn't be too much of a problem.  While you're in the area, you 
might as well get rid of Nagahide Niwa, who thinks he can take a castle away 
from you.  At any rate, it's an easy mission to complete.

By this point of the battle, the only enemy generals that should be left 
should holed up in some stronghold or guarding the gates to Nobunaga.  Your 
next mission is to make your way towards Nobunaga.  Make your way to 
Nobunaga's first northern gate of his southeastern stronghold and defeat 
Masahisa Sakai.  Make your way inside and come face to face with Katsuie 
Shibata.  Defeat the man that should be a playable character and the next 
gate...will remain shut.  That means you need to find another way in.  Lucky 
for you, there's a western gate with guards of Nobumori Sakuma and Mitsuhide 
Akechi.  Defeat them and then make your way towards Nobunaga.  However, when 
you get near the final gate, Hideyoshi will order an attack on your main camp.  
Quickly defeat Yoshinari Mori, but don't head in to face off with Nobunaga 
just yet.  Backtrack to your main camp and defeat Hideyoshi and Magoichi.  If 
you do this later instead of now, Tadakatsu Honda will join the two of them, 
severely limiting your chances of survival.  It's best to take on Tadakatsu 
one on one.  Now, make your way back to Nobunaga and defeat him.  During this 
time, the Asakura Army should retreat.  This causes Tadakatsu to charge out, 
which separates him from Ieyasu.  Ieyasu will eventually come out, but he will 
not be in the same area as Tadakatsu, leaving you with two one on one battles.  
You can choose to defeat Tadakatsu or not.  It really depends on your skill 
level and how leveled up your character is.  Either way, defeat the isolated 
Ieyasu to complete the stage.  


--------------------------
Stage 4:  Siege of Mt. Usa
--------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Yoshinari.  (Later changes to Defeat Nobunaga.)

Defeat Condition:  Yoshikage, Nagamasa, Oichi, or Magoichi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Anti-Oda Army:                      | Oda Army:                           |
|    Yoshikage Asakura                |    Yoshinari Mori                   |
|    Nagamasa Azai                    |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|    Oichi                            | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Kagenori Asakura                 |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Kazumasa Isono                   |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |
|    Yoshikata Rokkaku                |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
|    Tatsuoki Saito                   |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
|    Nagayuki Miyoshi                 |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|    Masayasu Miyoshi                 |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|    Tomomichi Iwanari                |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|                                     |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
|                                     |    No                               |
|                                     |    Ittetsu Inaba                    |
|                                     |    Bokuzen Ujiie                    |
|                                     |    Morinari Ando                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This stage starts off pretty easy.  Only two enemy generals on the 
battlefield...which means that there are going to be a lot of reinforcements 
coming for the enemy.  However, you also get some reinforcements, although 
they seem to be a little grumpy to be lead by Nagamasa.  Either way, quickly 
run through both generals on the field.  Since this is a mountain stage, you 
need to follow the paths to reach the top of Mt. Usa, where Hidemasa Hori is.  
Defeat him and make your way towards the Asakura main camp, where Yoshinari is 
heading to.  A mission will appear to prevent Yoshinari from entering the main 
camp.  This should be simple, considering the fact that you got help from 
Magoichi.  However, now the real fun begins.

Nobunaga will appear on the map with all his reinforcements.  You will need to 
get the jump on them by quickly heading south of the Asakura main camp.  
Hideyoshi will be heading that way, so make your way towards him and cut him 
off quickly.  Once he is defeated, move very quickly to the Azai main camp, 
where your allies are all located.  Katsuie will be trying to get into the 
main camp.  If he succeeds, most of the allied generals within the Azai main 
camp will defect to the enemies.  Not good.  Defeat Hideyoshi Hashiba and 
Tsuneoki Ikeda and then make your way towards the Azai main camp.  You can 
take a shortcut by jumping down some ledges of the mountain.  You will get a 
mission telling you to prevent Katsuie from entering the Azai main camp.  
Defeat Katsuie along with Nobumori Sakuma and Kazumasu Takigawa to prevent 
your allies from defecting.

Nobunaga will receive even more reinforcements.  Head for Mt. Usa again and 
clear out all the enemies in that area.  You should get a mission to defeat 
Ranmaru Mori.  Watch out for him.  Since you killed his father, he's mad and 
is in powered up mode.  Also on the mountain top should be Mitsuhide Akechi 
and a few other generic generals.  Defeat them all and then race over to 
Yoshikage.  He should still be alive, but maybe just barely.  Once Yoshikage 
is safe or as safe as he can be on this stage, head over to where Nobunaga is 
hiding.  A mission should appear to break into the main camp by defeating No.  
There should be a few generals outside of his main camp.  The main concern is 
No, as the other generals in this area are generics.  However, you should have 
a few allied generals in this area of your own to assist you and even the 
odds.  Once the main camp gates have been opened, run in and defeat Nobunaga.

-------------------------------
Stage 5:  Siege of Odani Castle
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nagamasa.

Defeat Conditions:  Nobunaga is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Army:                           | Azai-Asakura:                       |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Nagamasa Azai                    |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Yoshikage Asakura                |
|    Oichi                            |    Masazumi Azai                    |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Naoyori Shinjo                   |
|    Ranmaru Mori                     |    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |
|    Nagahide Niwa                    |    Keijun Miyabe                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Kagetake Asakura                 |
|    None                             |    Kagekata Uozumi                  |
|                                     |    Nagashige Tomita                 |
|                                     |    Kageakira Asakura                |
|                                     |    Naganori Yamazaki                |
|                                     |    Yoshitsugu Maeba                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yoshimune Kawai                  |
|                                     |    Kazumasa Isono                   |
|                                     |    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

In this battle, you are now on the Oda Army fighting against the Azai-Asakura 
Army.  However, you're still looking at a bigger army on the other side of the 
field.  As soon as the stage starts, quickly head north and kill Kageakira 
Asakura.  Don't worry about cleaning up any of the enemy soldiers in the area 
just quite yet.  There will be plenty of time for that later.  You should kill 
off Yoshitsugu Maeba and Nagashige Tomita next.  By this time, two missions 
will appear.  The first one is to protect the engineers.  The second one is to 
prevent any enemy generals from entering the central fort.  Neither should be 
a problem if you kill quickly.  Once the southern area is clear of generals, 
quickly close off the western stronghold and then head for the central area 
via the western route.  Here, you should defeat Kagekata Uozumi.  Go straight 
through the central area and defeat Naganori Yamazaki, who is heading for the 
north gate.  Once they are all defeated, the protecting the central area 
mission will be cleared.

It's time to focus on getting those engineers to the central area.  Normally, 
I close off the stronghold that is south of the northwestern fort.  However, 
if this stronghold is not producing any enemy soldiers, then don't worry about 
it.  Clear out any enemy soldiers in the way of the engineers and then escort 
them towards the central area.  When they get close to the center, an ambush 
lead by Yoshimune Kawai will appear.  Defeat the general quickly, as he can 
put a hurting on the Spy Captain/Lead Engineer.  Defeat any stray soldiers and 
then head north towards where Yoshikage Asakura is hiding.  Defeat him and his 
general bodyguard and the wall in the central fort will explode, providing you 
with a trail into Nagamasa's castle.

If Katsuie dies, Azai calls for an ambush near your Main Camp.  This is no big 
deal, just a hassle to go back and defend your Main Camp.  Once you have dealt 
with this problem, go to the Inner Ward and defeat Naoyori Shinjo to complete 
another mission.  Now, all that is left is the Main Ward with Nagamasa Azai 
and two of his generals (well, that and Sadayuki Atsuji, if you so decide to 
fight him).  As soon as you enter the Main Ward, the gates close on you and 
Nagamasa Azai is no where to be found.  You must defeat Masazumi Azai and 
Tsunachika Kaiho before the Main Ward gates will open.  Where is Nagamasa 
Azai?  He's trying to turn defeat into victory by charging the Oda Main Camp.  
Rush over to Nagamasa and defeat him before he can take your Main Camp to end 
the stage.


-------------------------------
Dream:  Incident at Shizugatake
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Conditions:  Nagamasa or Oichi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Azai Army:              | Oda Army:              | Coalition:             |
|    Nagamasa Azai        |    Nobunaga Oda        |    None                |
|    Oichi                |    No                  | Reinforcements:        |
|    Keijun Miyabe        |    Kazumasa Takigawa   |    Ginchiyo Tachibana  |
|    Naotsune Endo        |    Narimasa Sassa      |    Ina                 |
|    Kiyotsuna Akao       |    Nagahide Niwa       |    Okuni               |
|    Tsunachika Kaiho     |    Yoshinari Mori      |                        |
|    Sadayuki Atsuji      |    Toshiie Maeda       |                        |
| Reinforcements:         |    Hidemasa Hori       |                        |
|    Okuni                | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|                         |    Nene                |                        |
|                         |    Nagachika Kanamori  |                        |
|                         |    Tsuneoki Ikeda      |                        |
|                         |    Ranmaru Mori        |                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This battle is to determine the most beautiful woman in the land.  When the 
stage starts, make your way over to Hidemasa Hori and defeat him quickly.  If 
you don't, Sadayuki Atsuji will die in record time.  Defeat Hidemasa Hori and 
then make your way over to Narimasa Sassa.  Okuni should also appear, but she 
will provide you with some reinforcements.  Defeat Narimasa Sassa and then 
head over to your ally Naotsune Endo.  He will be getting attacked by 
Yoshinari Mori.  You will get a mission to protect Naotsune Endo.  Nene will 
now appear as unwilling reinforcements for the enemy.  Defeat Yoshinari Mori 
to complete your mission and then make your way over to your ally Keijun 
Miyabe.  He is located in the western stronghold and will be getting attacked 
by Nene and Nagahide Niwa.  Nagamasa Azai will charge out and try to prove 
your beauty with his strength, which makes no sense at all.  When you reach 
Keijun Miyabe, you will get a mission to rescue him.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Nene and Nagahide Niwa.  Make your way back east to the central 
garrison.  Defeat Kazumasa Takigawa and then make your way over to Toshiie 
Maeda and defeat him as well.  It's now time to go rescue Nagamasa Azai.  He 
should be on the northern path fighting off Nagachika Kanamori and Tsuneoki 
Ikeda.  You will get a mission to rescue Nagamasa.  Complete this mission by 
defeating both ambush generals.  Now, head straight south towards Nobunaga 
Oda.  He is in the southern garrison.  Nobunaga is powered up, but try to kill 
him as quickly as possible.  No should be trying to seduce Kiyotsuna Akao, so 
you will want to rescue Kiyotsuna from No's evil clutches quickly.  When 
Nobunaga is defeated, double back to the central garrison.  You will get a 
mission to rescue Kiyotsuna Akao.  Defeat No to complete this mission.

No will retreat, as will the rest of the Oda army, but No will definitely be 
back for some more.  Oichi begins to declare herself the most beautiful in the 
land, but Ginchiyo Tachibana and Ina stop her from doing so.  Apparently, even 
the tomboys want to be beautiful.  Ginchiyo will threaten your army, so they 
will all begin to retreat except for Nagamasa and Okuni.  Nagamasa will just 
hide in his stronghold the rest of the battle, so you don't have to worry 
about him.  Both Ginchiyo and Ina have some twisted logic as to their 
reasoning on why they are the most beautiful, so get them straightened out by 
defeating them both.  Eventually, Ranmaru Mori will stumble his way onto the 
battlefield, wondering what is going on.  Oichi accidentally makes a mistake 
and thinks he's trying to become the most beautiful woman in the land, so he's 
here to stay.  Okuni, also wanting to get into the action, will defect to the 
third party Coalition side and try to fight you for the title.  Both Ranmaru 
and Okuni will be looking for you.  Ranmaru is powered up, but Okuni is not.  
Defeat Okuni first so that you can have a one on one battle with the man who 
looks like a girl.  When Ranmaru is defeated, he will run off saying that he's 
not a girl.  Just when you think everyone has been defeated, No will return 
for one last go around.  This time, No is powered up, so she really means 
business.  Defeat No to claim the title as the most beautiful woman in the 
land.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4g. Okuni's Walkthrough
  SW2STOKU              \____________________________________________________


Okuni doesn't have a Story Mode.  However, for most stages, she does speak a 
couple of lines at the beginning of the stage and she even has a special 
mission set for one battle.  It is the Battle of Anegawa, Azai-Asakura side.  
This is the only stage that I know of that Okuni has a special set of 
missions.  I have listed the walkthrough for that battle in this section.


---------------------------------------
Battle of Anegawa:  Azai-Asakura Forces
---------------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga and Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Nagamasa, Oichi, or Yoshikage is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Azai-Asakura:                       | Oda-Tokugawa:                       |
|    Nagamasa Azai                    |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Yoshikage Asakura                |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Oichi                            |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Kazumasa Isono                   |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|    Naotsune Endo                    |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Kagenori Asakura                 |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Kagetake Asakura                 |    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |
|    Kagekata Uozumi                  |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
|    Nagashige Tomita                 |    Yoshinari Mori                   |
|    Okuni                            |    Masahisa Sakai                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|    None                             |    Saizo Kani                       |
|                                     |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|                                     |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|                                     |    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Nagatada Ogasawara               |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Ittetsu Inaba                    |
|                                     |    Bokuzen Ujiie                    |
|                                     |    Morinari Ando                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the battle starts, make your way west to where the Asakura Army is.  You 
want Nagamasa Azai to run into the two Oda officers that are in the area to 
prevent him from making it to the Oda main camp.  This way, you can do 
missions and kill officers at your speed instead of the stage's speed.  The 
first officer you should run into is Narimasa Sassa.  Defeat him and then 
continue on to the Tokugawa Army.  You do not want to defeat Yasumasa 
Sakakibara right away.  You will want for Ieyasu Tokugawa to tell Yasumasa to 
attack the Asakura from behind.  That will trigger a mission telling you to 
prevent Yasumasa's sneak attack and protect the Asakura.  Defeat Yasumasa to 
complete this mission.  Now, get rid of the rest of the Tokugawa Army in this 
area.  This means defeating Nagatada Ogasawara, Tadatsugu Sakai, and Kazumasa 
Ishikawa.  Now that the Asakura Army is protected and has no chance of losing 
this battle for you, make your way back east.  If you run into Oichi or 
Nagamasa, Okuni will begin to make comments about how she can get Nagamasa 
whenever she wants...although, it seems like the conversation with Nagamasa is 
missing a piece...which makes the conversation pretty...weird...

Eventually, Nagamasa Azai will call forth a challenge against Nobunaga Oda.  
Of course, Nobunaga has a couple of tricks up his sleeves.  The first trick is 
the Mino Three, which are Ittetsu Inaba, Bokuzen Ujiie, and Morinari Ando.  
These three enemy officers will ride out and charge directly at Nagamasa.  You 
will get a mission to protect Nagamasa from the Mino Three.  You should also 
get a mission to break through the gates protecting the Oda main camp.  You 
can deal with this mission later.  First, take down the Mino Three.  Make your 
way over to Nagamasa and if they are still alive, defeat Saizo Kani and 
Tsuneoki Ikeda.  Now, it's time to take on the Mino Three.  Defeat the three 
officers that are trying to take down Nagamasa to successfully protect 
Nagamasa.  Of course, this leaves Nagamasa dazed and confused.  Could he 
possibly leave Oichi?  Doubtful...Oichi's just too cute.  Either way, continue 
to head east and then north to Yokoyama Castle.  Here, Naotsune Endo is trying 
to hold out against Nagahide Niwa.  You will get a mission to defend Yokoyama 
Castle.  Complete this mission by defeating Nagahide.  Once Yokoyama Castle is 
saved, it's time to complete that one mission of breaking through the gates of 
the Oda main camp.  First, attack the north gates of the camp.  They should be 
guarded by Masahisa Sakai and Katsuie Shibata.  When you defeat Katsuie 
Shibata, he will seal off the north gate, making it unable to open.  Looks 
like the only option left is to go through the west gate.  Make your way over 
to the western gate of the main camp.  To get through here, you must defeat 
Nobumori Sakuma and Mitsuhide Akechi.  When Mitsuhide is defeated, you will 
now have access to the enemy main camp.

However, the battle is far from over yet.  The moment you set foot inside the 
enemy main camp, Hideyoshi Hashiba and Magoichi Saika will begin their assault 
on your main camp.  You will get a mission to defend your main camp.  You can 
either intercept them before they make it to your main camp or you can just 
stand by Oichi and wait for them to come to you.  Either way, get rid of the 
monkey and the marksman to complete your mission.  Sometime during or after 
the mission, the Asakura Army should retreat, thinking the battle is well in 
control.  Ieyasu Tokugawa thinks this is the best time to make their attack.  
He will send out Tadakatsu Honda to attempt to take your main camp.  Everyone 
is just after poor Oichi these days.  Either way, make your way over to the 
big man.  He's powered up, which is normal for Tadakatsu, but you should be 
able to find a way to bring him down.  You get a gold bonus of 2000 for 
defeating him, so there's no reason not to.  When Tadakatsu falls, Ieyasu is 
all alone and defenseless.  Make your way south to where Ieyasu Tokugawa is 
hiding at.  He doesn't seem to have a way with the ladies, so take down the 
would be emperor to teach him some manners.  Now, you have to travel all the 
way across the stage back to the Oda main camp.  Defeat Yoshinari Mori to open 
up the final gate to Nobunaga.  Defeat Nobunaga to complete the stage.  I 
don't think Okuni managed to get Nagamasa in the end...


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4h. Magoichi Saika's Walkthrough
  SW2STMAG              \____________________________________________________


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Stage 1:  Battle of Anegawa
---------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nagamasa and Yoshikage.

Defeat Conditions:  Nobunaga or Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Azai-Asakura:                       |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Nagamasa Azai                    |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Yoshikage Asakura                |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Oichi                            |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Kazumasa Isono                   |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Masazumi Azai                    |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Naoyori Shinjo                   |
|    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |    Naotsune Endo                    |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |
|    Yoshinari Mori                   |    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |
|    Masahisa Sakai                   |    Kagenori Asakura                 |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Jinpachiro Maeba                 |
|    Masanobu Honda                   |    Kagetake Asakura                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshimune Kawai                  |
|    None                             |    Nagashige Tomita                 |
|                                     |    Kagekata Uozumi                  |
|                                     |    Naganori Yamazaki                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, head west towards Masazumi Azai and Kazumasa Isono.  
Defeat them quickly and continue west.  You will get a cut scene of Nagamasa 
running through your ranks.  Just let him go and let him run out of steam.  He 
will kill off a lot of generals in your army, but they are of no consequence.  
Basically, their whole point on the map is to die to Nagamasa.  Continue to 
make your way towards where Oichi is located at.  Defeat anyone around the 
Nagamasa main camp and then head to where Naotsune Endo is guarding the gate.  
Defeat him and enter the camp.  You should receive a mission to take the Azai 
main camp.  Oichi is in there waiting for you.  Unfortunately, she's waiting 
to kick your butt, so you're going to have to defeat her.  Once she is 
defeated, Nagamasa should be feeling the fatigue and should be ready for the 
kill.

Make your way towards where Nagamasa is, defeating any generals along the way.  
They should all be generics and all very easy to defeat.  Nagamasa should have 
one or two generals near him, so take them out first before dealing with 
Nagamasa.  Finally, face off with Nagamasa.  You will receive a mission to not 
let Nagamasa into the Oda main camp.  Complete this mission by defeating 
Nagamasa quickly.  This will cause Yoshikage Asakura and his army to make an 
all out dash towards Ieyasu Tokugawa.  Start running through the Asakura Army 
by defeating those who are the closest to getting to Ieyasu Tokugawa and make 
your way north.  You may end up fighting three, four, or five generals at a 
time, but they should all be generics.  The only officer that should present 
any problems is Yoshikage, but that is only because he has more stamina than 
the other generals.  Other than that, he won't put up much of a fight.  Defeat 
Yoshikage to end the stage.


-----------------------------
Stage 2:  Battle of Osaka Bay
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga.

Defeat Conditions:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Honganji Army:                      | Oda Army:                           |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Rairen Shimozuma                 |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
|    Rairyu Shimozuma                 |    No                               |
|    Chuko Shimozuma                  |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Yorichika Shichiri               |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Takeyoshi Murakami               |    Ujisato Gamo                     |
|    Motoyoshi Murakami               |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
|    Munekatsu Nomi                   |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|    Peasant                          |    Murashige Araki                  |
|    Peasant                          |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|    Peasant                          |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|    Peasant                          |    Nobutada Oda                     |
|    Peasant                          | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Peasant                          |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Peasant                          |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
|    Peasant                          |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshitaka Kuki                   |
|    Terumoto Mori                    |                                     |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You want to get supplies to your troops as soon as possible.  This means 
taking the southern path first.  Head directly for Murashige Araki and defeat 
him.  This will cause the bridge to drop.  Once you are on the southern ships, 
head north to where Hideyoshi is.  Defeat your friend and then continue to 
forge a path north by dropping the next bridge.  When Nobutada Oda starts 
attacking Takeyoshi Murakami, run over to where Takeyoshi is.  A mission will 
appear to defend Takeyoshi.  Complete this mission by defeating Nobutada.

By this time, Terumoto Mori should have appeared from the southern ship and a 
mission to protect the transport units.  Terumoto is the supply officer.  His 
final destination is the northeastern fort.  Help him get there by plowing a 
path for him.  Defeat any and all soldiers in his path so that he may continue 
northward.  There will be a couple of generals in your path, but they only one 
to worry about is Katsuie Shibata.  If anything, this mission may take a while 
because of how many soldiers are in the way between you and the northeastern 
fort.  Once Terumoto Mori enters the northeastern fort, your army receives its 
supplies and you have completed the mission.

Unfortunately, this is only the start of the battle.  A huge Oda warship will 
appear south of the main camp firing off cannons at your main camp.  What 
makes things even worse is that Mitsuhide Akechi appears with a lot of 
reinforcements.  A mission will appear to protect your main camp.  You will 
need to defeat Mitsuhide and all the generals not inside or guarding 
Nobunaga's fort to complete this mission.  However, during the fighting, 
cannonballs will be exploding around you, making this that much more 
difficult.  Fighting a battle two on one can be no fun sometimes.  Fighting a 
battle two on one with explosions happening around you can be no fun at any 
times.  The enemies will come swarming at your main camp from the west and 
from the south, so you will need to protect both fronts.  Try to clear out one 
front before moving on to the other front.  Once you have defeated all the 
generals trying to invade your main camp, the mission will be completed and 
the cannons will stop firing.  The only thing left to do is to take out 
Nobunaga, who is hiding in the northwest.  Ranmaru Mori is guarding Nobunaga's 
fort, so you will need to defeat him before the gates open.  Inside the fort, 
Nobunaga and No will be there waiting for you.  Try to separate the couple if 
you can so that you can defeat them individually, as it's a pain to defeat one 
while the other is attacking you from behind.  Once Nobunaga is defeated, the 
stage is complete.


------------------------------
Stage 3:  Assault on the Saika
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga.

Defeat Conditions:  Sadayu or Magoichi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Saika Renegades:                    | Oda Army:                           |
|    Sadayu Suzuki                    |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Shigetomo Suzuki                 |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Yoshimasa Oka                    |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
|    Ujiyoshi Horinouchi              |    No                               |
|    Morishige Tsuchihashi            |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Magoroku Saika                   |    Nobutada Oda                     |
|    Yoshimasa Satake                 |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|    None                             |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|                                     |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
|                                     |    Kazumasa Takigawa                |
|                                     |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|                                     |    Murashige Araki                  |
|                                     |    Yasuie Namikawa                  |
|                                     |    Fujitaka Hosokawa                |
|                                     |    Junkei Tsutsui                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You will receive a mission to defeat Hideyoshi Hashiba as soon as the stage 
starts.  Kill him off as quickly as possible and then move on to saving your 
allies.  Hideyoshi will run off after his defeat.  Now, it's time to focus on 
saving your allies.  Most of your allied generals are on the outside of the 
central fort.  Defeating the closest generals around your allies will allow 
them to retreat to inside the central fort.  The first ally you should save is 
Morishige Tsuchihashi, since he's the closest.  He is being attacked by 
Toshiie Maeda.  While you're in the area, you might as well defeat Narimasa 
Sassa and Hidemasa Hori, since they will normally join the fight anyways.

Once Morishige is saved, head over to where Murashige Araki is and defeat him.  
Take the eastern path all the way south to the southeastern fort.  When you 
enter the southeastern fort, all the gates will close and you will receive a 
mission to save Magoroku Saika.  Rescue Magoroku by defeating Nobumori Sakuma.  
Once you have completed the mission, take the western gate out to where 
Fujitaka Hosokawa is and defeat him.  When you get close to Yasuie Namikawa, a 
mission will appear to protect Ujiyoshi Horinouchi from him.  Defeat Yasuie to 
complete the mission and continue along the southern path.  Mitsuhide Akechi 
is on the southern path.  When you meet him, a mission will appear to defeat 
him, so do so.  While you are fighting Mitsuhide, a whole lot of riflemen will 
appear and hamper your fight, so you may want to take out any riflemen in your 
area before continuing your battle with Mitsuhide.  Once Mitsuhide falls, make 
your way towards Junkei Tsutsui.  A mission will appear to protect Yoshimasa 
Satake, so complete that mission.  Now, make your way to the central fort and 
then to where Katsuie Shibata is.

When all your allies are in the central fort, Nobunaga will decide to set fire 
to the fort and order all of his generals to attack the main fort.  However, 
you should have taken care of most of Nobunaga's army, so this shouldn't be a 
big deal.  Finish off Katsuie if you haven't already and then clear a path to 
the southeastern garrison, where your army will be retreating to.  Defeat any 
soldiers along the path to allow them to escape.  Now, Nobunaga will order his 
army to make their way to the southeastern fort.  The main part of this army 
will attack from the north.  Head north and cut them off.  Ranmaru Mori should 
be in this mess of generals, so make sure you try to take care of him first 
before he becomes a problem.  After the generals in the north have been 
defeated, make your way back south.  Normally, No likes to attack from the 
south to be a pain, so take care of her quickly.  Finally, the last general on 
the board should be Nobunaga.  Defeat him to complete the stage.


-----------------------------
Stage 4:  Escape from Honnoji
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga.

Defeat Conditions:  Sadayu or Magoichi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Magoichi Saika:         | Oda Army:              | Bandits:               |
|    Magoichi Saika       |    Hidemitsu Akechi    |    None                |
| Reinforcements:         | Reinforcements:        | Reinforcements:        |
|    Peasant              |    No                  |    Raider              |
|    Peasant              |    Ranmaru Mori        |    Marauder            |
|                         |    Toshimitsu Saito    |    Raider              |
|                         |    Masachika Matsuda   |                        |
|                         |    Sadayuki Atsuji     |                        |
|                         |    Shigetomo Akechi    |                        |
|                         |    Nobunaga Oda        |                        |
|                         |                        |                        |
|                         | Interlopers:           |                        |
|                         |    Kotaro Fuma         |                        |
|                         | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|                         |    None                |                        |
|                         |                        |                        |
|                         | (Note:  The Oda Army   |                        |
|                         |  changes its name to   |                        |
|                         |  Interlopers when      |                        |
|                         |  Nobunaga Oda is       |                        |
|                         |  defeated.)            |                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

On this stage, everything is covered beneath a veil of fog.  You have no mini 
map on this stage.  Also, you cannot see any generals on the general map when 
you press start.  You will have to travel without knowing where anything is.  
However, you do not have to travel blindly.  You can use the walls of the 
stage to guide you to where you need to go.  Make sure you have a horse for 
this stage, as it will become very critical in moving around.  Whenever you 
dismount your horse to fight, make sure you are pointing your horse in the 
direction you were heading.  It is really easy to get turned around on this 
stage.  Also, stay close to your horse when you are fighting, as it is easy to 
lose track of where your horse is located.

As soon as the stage starts, make your way to the right hand walls and follow 
it to Hidemitsu Akechi.  Defeat him and then get back on your horse and 
continue to follow the walls.  You should soon reach a Peasant fighting off 
some bandits.  A mission will appear to save the Peasant.  You need to defeat 
the Raider in the area in order to save the Peasant.  Continue to travel in 
the direction you were going along the walls (you did remember to point your 
horse in the direction you were traveling, right?).  You should get a cut 
scene of Ranmaru and No appearing from the fog and a mission to defeat them.  
Dismount from your horse and fight off the two lovers of Nobunaga.  Try to 
lure them out one at a time if you can.  Once they are defeated, continue 
along the walls again.  You should run into another Peasant, this time being 
attacked by a Raider and a Marauder.  You should also get another mission to 
save the Peasant.  Defeat the Raider and the Marauder to complete the mission 
and then continue to follow the walls.  You should reach a garrison.  However, 
it's being guarded by Shigetomo Akechi.  Defeat him quickly and then duck into 
the garrison.  However, inside the garrison is Nobunaga Oda!  Even though he's 
supposed to be dead, apparently he came back for one last go around.  Defeat 
him quickly to uncover the truth of the matter.  Turns out, it wasn't really 
Nobunaga, but a trick that Kotaro Fuma is playing on Magoichi.  It's now time 
to find Kotaro Fuma.  Apparently, he appears in random places, so just walk 
around until you encounter him.


----------------------------
Stage 5:  Battle of Yamazaki
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsuhide.

Defeat Conditions:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Hashiba Army:                       | Akechi Army:                        |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Shigetomo Akechi                 |
|    Nene                             |    Kaneaki Mimaki                   |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Yasuie Namikawa                  |
|    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |    Masachika Matsuda                |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    |    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |
|    Masanori Fukushima               | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Toshimitsu Saito                 |
|                                     |    Katsusada Shibata                |
|                                     |    Fujitaka Hosokawa                |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

The hardest thing about this stage is keeping everyone alive.  Fortunately, 
most of your allies are good at staying alive.  However, you do not want to 
leave anyone asking for help for too long on this stage.  When the stage 
starts, start making your way to Shoryuji.  You can leave the rest of your 
allies to take Mt. Tenno for now.  Kaneaki Mimaki should be the first officer 
in your way.  Defeat him and make your way to the fort.  Defeat the Defense 
Captains guarding the gates and then enter Shoryuji.  You should receive a 
mission to take Shoryuji.  Inside Shoryuji should be Sadayuki Atsuji.  Defeat 
him quickly and then head back out.  The last person to defeat before you can 
claim Shoryuji is Nobuharu Tsuda.  Defeat him to complete the mission.  Now, 
make your way back and head towards Mt. Tenno.

When you get close to the western gate of Mt. Tenno, you will be ambushed by 
Kotaro Fuma.  Kotaro is powered up, so he will be a tough opponent.  Use every 
trick in the book to take him down as quick as possible.  While you are 
fighting Kotaro, an ambush unit will appear around Shoryuji, so make sure to 
hurry up with Kotaro and any of Mitsuhide's generals around in the area.  
Masachika Matsuda and Yasuie Namikawa should also be in the area, so dispatch 
of them as well in order to make sure your allies take Mt. Tenno.  After 
Kotaro is defeated, Mitsuhide will order an all out assault on the Hashiba 
main camp, but you don't have to worry too much about this.  Head back to 
Shoryuji.  When you get close to the ambush generals, you will receive a 
mission to defeat them.  Defeat them quickly and then start making your way 
back to Mt. Tenno.  There should be a couple of generals in this area heading 
for the Hashiba main camp.  Defeat both Shigetomo Akechi and Hidemitsu Akechi.

The only enemy general that is left should be Mitsuhide.  Don't charge after 
him yet.  Instead, take over Mt. Tenno if your allies haven't done so already.  
If they have, then just complete the missions that you are given in regards to 
Mt. Tenno.  When Mt. Tenno is captured, Sakon Shima will appear as 
reinforcements for your army.  However, Mitsuhide will also receive 
reinforcements in the form of Fujitaka Hosokawa and Tadaoki Hosokawa.  You 
will receive a mission to protect Mt. Tenno from these two, as well as a 
mission to escort Kiyomasa Kato to Mt. Tenno.  Defeat the two Hosokawas and 
then clear a path for Kiyomasa to enter the mountain.  Once these two missions 
are complete, the only thing left to do is to face off with Mitsuhide.  Storm 
into the Akechi main camp and face off with Mitsuhide.  Defeat him to complete 
the stage.


--------------------------------
Dream:  Showdown at Mikatagahara
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Masamune or Magoichi is defeated.  (Later changes to
   Either Masamune or Magoichi is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.)

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Date Army:                          | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Ina                              |
|    Hidemune Date                    |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Shigenaga Katakura               |    Masanobu Honda                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshinao Tokugawa                |
|    Kojuro Katakura                  |    Yorinobu Tokugawa                |
|    Tsunenaga Hasekura               |    Naotaka Ii                       |
|                                     |    Ietsugu Sakai                    |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadachika Okubo                  |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|                                     |    Tadanao Matsudaira               |
|                                     |    Tadateru Matsudaira              |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off in the northern area of the map.  Musashi Miyamoto will throw 
taunts your way, trying to lure you into a trap.  Ignore Musashi for now and 
make your way over to the northeastern garrison.  You will get a mission to 
take this garrison.  Complete this mission by defeating Yoshinao Tokugawa.  
While you are here, defeat Ietsugu Sakai.  Make your way across the northern 
path and head for the western garrison next.  Make sure you don't get near the 
central garrison.  Masamune Date has a trap ready for Musashi.  At the western 
garrison, you will get a mission to seize it.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Yorinobu Tokugawa.  This will cause Musashi to get really mad and 
charge out of the central garrison.  When he gets too far north, he will get 
ambushed by the Saika riflemen and lose his powered up status.  Now, attack 
Musashi Miyamoto and Naotaka Ii to take control of the central garrison.  
Masamune Date will move his main camp to the central garrison.

From the central garrison, make your way to the southwestern corner of the 
map.  This area is covered with ledges that you can only jump down.  You 
cannot jump back up a ledge.  Therefore, if you don't know this area really 
well, you could get lost.  Also in this area, you will get ambushed by 
riflemen.  Looks like the Saika aren't the only ones that know how to use 
rifles.  Defeat Masanobu Honda and Tadachika Okubo and continue to head east.  
You should receive some allied reinforcements, who will help out later on.  
Make your way inside Hamamatsu Castle.  Ieyasu Tokugawa is here...or so you 
think.  Turns out, the Ieyasu here is Hanzo Hattori in a disguise.  Hanzo will 
close all the gates to Hamamatsu Castle and trap you inside.  The real Ieyasu 
Tokugawa will appear outside of the castle and make his way towards your main 
camp, along with the rest of the Tokugawa reinforcements that appear with the 
real Ieyasu.  Quickly defeat Hanzo Hattori and Tadamasa Honda to get the gates 
to the castle to open up.  Leave Hamamatsu Castle through the north gate and 
make your way over to Ina.  Hopefully, she hasn't gotten too far of a head 
start on you.  Defeat Ina and then make your way over to the central garrison.  
From the central garrison, take the western gate out and follow the path to 
the western garrison.  You will get a mission to protect the western garrison.  
Complete this mission by defeating Hidetada Tokugawa and Tadateru Matsudaira.  
Make your way back to the central garrison and leave this area through the 
north gate.  You will come face to face with Tadakatsu Honda, who needs to 
die.  Here will be here with Tadanao Matsudaira, who needs to die also.  
Tadakatsu is powered up, which is par for the course for him.  Take advantage 
of Magoichi's officer killing musou as much as possible to take down Tadakatsu 
with minimum problems.  When the area north of the central garrison is cleared 
out, make your way back into the central garrison and leave through the 
southern gate.  Here is where the real Ieyasu Tokugawa will be.  Defeat Ieyasu 
to complete the stage.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4i. Shingen Takeda's Walkthrough
  SW2STSHI              \____________________________________________________


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Stage 1:  Battle of Kawanakajima
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Kenshin.

Defeat Conditions:  Shingen is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Takeda Army:                        | Uesugi Army:                        |
|    Shingen Takeda                   |    Kenshin Uesugi                   |
|    Yoshinobu Takeda                 |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    Nobushige Takeda                 |    Shigenaga Honjo                  |
|    Masatane Hara                    |    Katsunaga Irobe                  |
|    Kansuke Yamamoto                 |    Sadamitsu Usami                  |
|    Nobukimi Anayama                 |    Tomonobu Saito                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masayori Takanashi               |
|    Masatoyo Naito                   |    Kageie Kakizaki                  |
|    Nobufusa Baba                    | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yoshikiyo Murakami               |
|                                     |    Takahiro Kitajo                  |
|                                     |    Kagetsuna Naoe                   |
|                                     |    Sadanaga Sanbonji                |
|                                     |    Yataro Onikojima                 |
|                                     |    Kagemochi Amakasu                |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way towards the central area of the map.  You 
will get a mission to distract the frontline of the enemy.  Complete this 
mission by defeating Shigenaga Honjo and Tomonobu Saito.  When this mission is 
completed, make your way over towards the enemy main camp.  You will find out 
that no one is there.  Kenshin Uesugi will now appear in Zenkoji.  The enemies 
that were inside the enemy main camp will now appear near your main camp.  
Rush over to your main camp and defeat Katsunaga Irobe, Masayori Takanashi, 
and Sadamitsu Usami.  When you clear out this area, Kenshin will call for 
reinforcements to appear south of your main camp.  Since you're already at 
your main camp, take the southern gate out of your main camp and enter the 
area east of Zenkoji.  This area will be covered in a blanket of fog.  You 
will not be able to see your position on the mini map, nor will you be able to 
see your position on the general map when you press start.  Two enemy ambush 
generals will attack your main camp, while the other two will head for the 
southeastern garrison.  You will get a mission to protect your main camp from 
the ambush generals.  To complete this mission, defeat Kagetsuna Naoe and 
Sadanaga Sanbonji.

More enemy reinforcements will arrive east of Zenkoji.  Make your way over to 
the southeastern garrison and defeat all the enemy generals that make their 
way near the garrison.  You should defeat four generals in all.  When all the 
ambush officers from Zenkoji are defeated, make your way north to where 
Kanetsugu Naoe is.  He should be making his way for Kaizu Castle.  Also, 
Nobufusa Baba should appear as ally reinforcements.  Make your way to Kaizu 
Castle in the northwest.  You will get a mission to defend Kaizu Castle.  
Complete this mission by defeating Kanetsugu Naoe.  By now, Kenshin should 
have reappeared at Hachimanbara.  First, defeat Kageie Kakizaki, who is hiding 
in the western fort.  You will get a mission to seize the western fort, which 
you can complete by defeating Kageie.  When the western fort is yours, make 
your way east towards your rival.  Defeat Kenshin to complete the stage.


---------------------
Stage 2:  Pirate Raid
---------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat the Marauder.

Defeat Condition:  All peasants are eliminated, or any Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Fishermen:                          | Pirates:                            |
|    Shingen Takeda                   |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Raider                           |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Marauder                         |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off in the southeastern area of the map.  You will get two missions 
right away.  The first mission will be to protect all the Peasants on the 
stage.  This will only be completed when you complete the map and all the 
Peasants are still alive.  The second mission you will get will be to defend 
the southeastern garrison.  You can complete this mission by defeating the one 
Raider south of the garrison and the two Raiders west of the garrison.  When 
this mission is completed, make your way north.  You will eventually reach 
another Peasant.  This Peasant will be getting attacked by two Raiders.  You 
will get a mission to protect this Peasant, so complete this mission by 
defeating the two Raiders.  Make your way onto the boat that is just south of 
the Peasant and use this boat to reach the next Peasant.  He is also getting 
jumped by two Raiders.  You will get another mission to protect the Peasant, 
so once again, complete the mission by defeating the two Raiders.

By now, there should be no more Raiders left on the map.  This won't last 
long, as more pirates will arrive on the scene, with a lot of boats.  From the 
point you are currently at, make your way south.  There will be a Raider on 
this boat.  Defeat the Raider to lower the plank and continue to make your way 
west along the boats.  You will soon run into another Raider.  Defeat that 
Raider and make your way towards the northwestern garrison.  Here, there will 
be three Raiders attacking this fort.  You will get a mission to protect this 
garrison.  You will need to quickly dispose of all three Raiders, because a 
Peasant troop will get ambushed in the central area of the boats.  You will 
get a mission to rescue the ambushed Peasants.  Defeat all three Raiders to 
protect the garrison and then run back onto the boats.  Backtrack along the 
path you initially took to get to the northwestern garrison.  This time, you 
will see a Defense Captain guarding a plank to get to the ambushed Peasant.  
Defeat the Defense Captain to lower the plank.  To rescue the ambushed Peasant 
troop, defeat both Raiders that are on this boat.  This will cause the 
Marauder to appear in the south, along with two more Raiders.  Defeat both 
Raiders that the Marauder brings along to lower the plank to the Marauder's 
boat.  Defeat the Marauder to complete the stage.  If all the Peasants 
survived, you will also complete the first mission of protecting all the 
Peasants.


--------------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Mikatagahara
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Shingen is defeated, or Ieyasu reaches the Escape Point.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Takeda Army:                        | Oda-Tokugawa:                       |
|    Shingen Takeda                   |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Katsuyori Takeda                 |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Nobukado Takeda                  |    Mototada Torii                   |
|    Masatane Hara                    |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|    Nobufusa Baba                    |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
|    Nobushige Oyamada                |    Hirohide Hirate                  |
|    Masatoyo Naito                   |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |
|    None                             |    Ietada Matsudaira                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Tadayo Okubo                     |
|                                     |    Nagatada Ogasawara               |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This map has some of the best lines in all of the game.  Shingen's comments 
are very well written.  You start off in the northern section of the map.  
Make your way towards the central garrison.  Defeat both Ietada Matsudaira and 
Tadatsugu Sakai.  Don't go inside the central garrison just yet.  Turn around 
and make your way west.  Over in the western area, you will run into the 
remnants of the Oda Army.  You will get a mission to not allow the Oda Army to 
escape.  Complete this mission by defeating Nobumori Sakuma, Hirohide Hirate, 
and Kazumasu Takigawa.  Now, make your way back towards the eastern garrison.  
Kazumasa Ishikawa should be south of the eastern garrison, so defeat him.  
Tadakatsu Honda will take up his position at the rear guard, trying to give 
Ieyasu Tokugawa time to escape.  Do not worry about Ieyasu escaping just yet 
and face off with Tadakatsu.  Tadakatsu will be extremely powered up and may 
be one of the toughest versions of Tadakatsu that you will run into.  Since 
you don't have any kittens to throw at Tadakatsu, you will only have your 
attacks to use.  It may take some time to slowly bring down the big man, but 
don't worry.  Ieyasu will stop once he reaches the ledges and wait for you, so 
take your time and destroy Tadakatsu the right way.

When Tadakatsu goes down, continue along the path to where Hanzo Hattori is.  
Defeat Hanzo and continue to make your way to the southwestern area.  When you 
reach the southwest, you will realize this area consists of a series of 
ledges.  While you can jump down a ledge, you cannot jump back up a ledge.  
Ieyasu should be here waiting for you.  You will get a mission to defeat 
Ieyasu.  Face off with Ieyasu and defeat him.  However, the Ieyasu you 
defeated was merely a double.  Another Ieyasu will appear west of the central 
garrison.  He will also bring along some friends with him.  First things 
first, make your way towards Hamamatsu Castle and defeat Mototada Torii.  Make 
your way back towards the ledges and defeat Nagatada Ogasawara and Tadayo 
Okubo.  For this next part, you will need to be quick.  Make your way north 
towards the central garrison via the ledge that drops you off south of that 
garrison.  Moritsuna Watanabe will be attacking the central garrison.  You 
will get a mission to defend this garrison.  Complete the mission by defeating 
Moritsuna.  Get back on your horse and ride over to the southwestern area of 
the map once again.  Ieyasu Tokugawa should either be passing through or just 
out of the ledges.  He will have a bodyguard with him this time that will try 
to distract you.  Defeat Yasumasa Sakakibara first to keep him from being a 
problem.  Once the bodyguard is out of the way, defeat Ieyasu Tokugawa for a 
second time.

However, this Ieyasu is also a double.  When the second double is defeated, 
three more Ieyasus will appear on the map.  One will be north of the western 
garrison, one will be north of the central garrison, and one will be south of 
the northeastern garrison.  One of these Ieyasu Tokugawas is the real one.  
You will get a mission to defeat the real Ieyasu.  The two times I have played 
this stage, the real Ieyasu has been the one along the eastern path, which 
makes sense, since he is the closest to reaching the Escape Point.  However, 
this could be something that is random.  Either way, your army will hold off 
all three Ieyasu Tokugawas long enough to allow you to defeat all three of 
them, if need be (or if you just feel like doing it anyways for the 
experience).  All three Ieyasus are powered up, so they won't be quick kills.  
Defeat the real Ieyasu to prevent his retreat and complete the stage.


-----------------------------
Stage 4:  Battle of Nagashino
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga.

Defeat Conditions:  Shingen or Katsuyori is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Takeda Army:                        | Oda-Tokugawa:                       |
|    Shingen Takeda                   |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Katsuyori Takeda                 |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Nobukado Takeda                  |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Nobuzane Takeda                  |    No                               |
|    Nobukimi Anayama                 |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Masatane Hara                    |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
|    Masakage Yamagata                |    Nobumasa Okudaira                |
|    Masatoyo Naito                   |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|    Nobufusa Baba                    |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nobutada Oda                     |
|    None                             |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
|                                     |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|                                     |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|                                     |    Tadayo Okubo                     |
|                                     |    Tadasuke Okubo                   |
|                                     |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|                                     |    Kagetada Matsudaira              |
|                                     |    Koretada Matsudaira              |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

There are a lot of enemy generals on this stage and a lot of unique generals 
as well.  When the stage starts, your first target should be Nagashino Castle.  
Defeat Kagetada Matsudaira to open the east gate to Nagashino Castle.  Inside 
the castle, you will get a mission to seize the castle.  Defeat Nobumasa 
Okudaira and Koretada Matsudaira to complete this mission.  Your next goal 
will be south of Nagashino Castle.  Take the southern gate out of the castle 
and make your way towards Tobigasu Garrison, defeating Nagachika Kanamori 
along the way.  When you reach Tobigasu Garrison, you will get a mission to 
defend the garrison.  To complete this mission, you must defeat Tadatsugu 
Sakai and Mitsuhide Akechi.  Tadatsugu starts off in the garrison, but 
Mitsuhide will take some time to get there, so you might have to go looking 
for him.  When you have successfully defended Tobigasu Garrison, make your way 
quickly to your main camp.  Both Hideyoshi Hashiba and Tadakatsu Honda should 
be attempting to force their way inside your main camp.  You will get a 
mission when you approach either of these two generals to prevent them from 
entering your main camp.  Tadakatsu Honda is powered up, as usual, but 
Hideyoshi should fall quickly.  Complete both missions by defeating these two 
generals before they can enter your main camp.

When Tadakatsu and Hideyoshi have both been defeated, rain will fall on the 
battlefield.  This will nullify Nobunaga Oda's riflemen, allowing the Takeda 
Calvary to run wild all over the Oda Army.  Of course, Nobunaga won't admit 
defeat quite yet.  He will send Katsuie Shibata out to get into your main 
camp.  Katsuie will open up the gates to the northern garrison, which will 
allow No to make her way towards the main camp as well.  You will get a 
mission to prevent Katsuie Shibata from entering your main camp.  Defeat 
Katsuie to complete your mission, then defeat No just because she's there.  By 
now, your army should have high morale and should be running all over the Oda 
Army.  The rest of the officers should all be concentrated in the western part 
of the map.  Start defeating all enemy generals that are outside of the main 
Oda camp.  The only officer outside of the Oda main camp that should present 
any problems will be Ieyasu Tokugawa.  He is guarding the gates to the Oda 
main camp.  When you get near Ieyasu, you will get a mission to open all the 
gates to the Oda main camp.  To complete this mission, simply defeat Ieyasu.  
He is powered up a little, but should really only be a minor pain.  Inside the 
main camp, Nobunaga is being protected by his trusted bodyguard, Ranmaru Mori.  
Defeat Ranmaru first and then go after his lord, Nobunaga.  Defeat Nobunaga to 
complete the stage.


--------------------------------
Stage 5:  Showdown at Sekigahara
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Kenshin.

Defeat Conditions:  Shingen or Katsuyori is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Takeda Army:            | Uesugi Army:           | Coalition:             |
|    Shingen Takeda       |    Kenshin Uesugi      |    None                |
|    Katsuyori Takeda     |    Kagekatsu Uesugi    | Reinforcements:        |
|    Masakage Yamagata    |    Kagetsugu Amakasu   |    Nagamasa Azai       |
|    Masatoyo Naito       |    Yataro Onikojima    |    Mitsuhide Akechi    |
|    Nobufusa Baba        |    Shigenaga Honjo     |    Katsuie Shibata     |
|    Nobukimi Anayama     |    Chikanori Suibara   |    Yoshikage Asakura   |
|    Nobukado Takeda      |    Kagetsuna Naoe      |    Kazumasu Takigawa   |
|    Nobushige Oyamada    |    Kagemochi Amakasu   |    Nagahide Niwa       |
| Reinforcements:         |    Nagahide Yasuda     |    Toshiie Maeda       |
|    Sakon Shima          | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|    Masanobu Kosaka      |    Kanetsugu Naoe      | (Note:  These officers |
|    Masatane Hara        |    Nagazane Irobe      |  will join up with the |
|    Morinobu Nishina     |    Tomonobu Saito      |  Uesugi Army when you  |
|                         |    Takahiro Kitajo     |  defeat one of them.)  |
|                         |    Naganori Kawada     |                        |
|                         |    Tadakatsu Honda     |                        |
|                         |    Hanzo Hattori       |                        |
|                         |    Naomasa Ii          |                        |
|                         |    Yasumasa Sakakibara |                        |
|                         |    Tadatsugu Sakai     |                        |
|                         |    Tadayo Okubo        |                        |
|                         |    Tadasuke Okubo      |                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, there are not many enemy generals on the field.  Make 
your way towards the central area.  Kenshin will order his troops to march 
towards the center, giving you a mission to defeat the Uesugi front lines.  
Complete this mission by defeating Yataro Onikojima, Shigenaga Honjo, and 
Kagetsugu Amakasu.  I normally start off with Yataro and work my way east.  
However, during the middle of this mission, Kanetsugu Naoe will arrive as 
reinforcements in the southwest.  Ignore them for now and continue defeating 
the Uesugi front line.  When the front line is defeated, you will now have to 
contend with the second wave of Uesugi generals.  Start off by defeating 
Kagekatsu Uesugi and Chikanori Suibara.  This will cause Kanetsugu Naoe to 
come out of his hidey hole and charge your army.  Make your way towards the 
southern part of the map and face off with Kanetsugu.  He will be trying to go 
after Katsuyori Takeda, so prevent him from reaching him.  You will get a 
mission to defeat Kanetsugu.  Of course, Shingen Takeda always has a quick and 
witty retort to whatever is said.  Defeat Kanetsugu along with his two 
bodyguards, Takahiro Kitajo and Naganori Kawada.

When Kanetsugu is defeated, former officers of the Oda Army, along with the 
Azai and Asakura Army, will arrive in the northwest.  They will start off as 
their own army first.  Ignore them for now and clear out the middle again, 
defeating Tomonobu Saito and Nagazane Irobe.  Now, make your way all the way 
to the eastern path.  This is where Yoshikage Asakura will be heading towards 
Mt. Matsuo Castle.  Stop him while he's on his way there.  You will get a 
mission to defeat Yoshikage, so complete this mission.  The Asakura Army will 
retreat.  However, the Azai and Oda Army will then join Kenshin.  Luckily for 
you, Katsuyori decides to play it safe and hide inside Mt. Matsuo Castle, so 
you no longer have to worry about him.  First, make your way over to Mitsuhide 
Akechi.  He should be here with Nagahide Niwa.  Defeat them both while you are 
waiting on Katsuie Shibata to make his way south.  By the time you are done 
with Mitsuhide and Nagahide, Katsuie should be close enough to where it's a 
quick ride to him.  When you reach Katsuie, defeat him to prevent him from 
reaching Mt. Matsuo Castle.  By this time, Sakon Shima should arrive with 
reinforcements for your army.  Shingen will order a charge and your army will 
begin to march forward.  Once again, clear out the central area by defeating 
Kazumasu Takigawa and Toshiie Maeda.

When this is done, remnants of the Tokugawa forces should arrive on the 
battlefield.  It seems like everyone hates Shingen.  Nagamasa Azai will make 
the first move, making his way towards Mt. Matsuo Castle.  Make your way 
towards the northwest.  You will get a mission to prevent Nagamasa from 
entering Mt. Matsuo Castle, so defeat him quickly.  While you are there, you 
might as well defeat Tadatsugu Sakai also.  While you're distracted with 
Nagamasa, Hanzo Hattori will also start to make his way towards Mt. Matsuo 
Castle.  When you're done playing with Nagamasa, it's time to play with a 
ninja.  Hanzo should either be inside the castle or close to it, so make your 
way towards him.  You will get a mission to defeat the cute little ninja, so 
defeat him quickly.  Make your way back towards the central area and clear 
this area out again for the third time.  Or was it the fourth time?  It's hard 
to keep track of these things.  Do this by defeating Yasumasa Sakakibara, 
Tadasuke Okubo, Tadayo Okubo, and Naomasa Ii.  With this done and all the 
surprise reinforcements out of the way, you are finally now able to move on to 
the Uesugi main camp.  When you come close to a gate of the main camp, 
Tadakatsu Honda will teleport from inside the main camp to right at your 
position.  Damn that Tadakatsu.  He's so powerful, he can now teleport.  
Doesn't matter though.  His teleportation skills should be no match for your 
witty remarks.  You will get a mission to defeat Tadakatsu.  Tadakatsu Honda 
is powered up, as always, but he should leave his usual openings in his move 
set as well.  When Tadakatsu is defeated, you will need to then open up the 
gates to the Uesugi main camp.  You can do this by defeating the enemy officer 
that is stationed at each entrance.  I normally defeat all three enemy 
officers to leave Kenshin the last enemy general left on the battlefield, just 
to prove how superior my strategies are to his.  When Kenshin is the last 
enemy general left on the battlefield, defeat the God of War to complete the 
stage.


---------------------------
Dream:  Conquest for Kyushu
---------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Yoshihiro and Yoshihisa.

Defeat Conditions:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Takeda-Uesugi:                      | Oda-Kyushu:                         |
|    Kenshin Uesugi                   |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Shingen Takeda                   |    No                               |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Nobutada Oda                     |
|    Katsuyori Takeda                 |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Kageie Kakizaki                  |    Yoshihisa Shimazu                |
| Reinforcements:                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|    None                             |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|                                     |    Kuroku Hachisuka                 |
|                                     |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|                                     |    Nene                             |
|                                     |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|                                     |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|                                     |    Kanbei Kuroda                    |
|                                     |    Kazumasa Takigawa                |
|                                     |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|                                     |    Toshihisa Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Iehisa Shimazu                   |
|                                     |    Tadatsune Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Tadanaga Shimazu                 |
|                                     |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|                                     |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off at the northeastern garrison.  Make your way over to Tsuruga 
Castle.  Defeat the Defense Captain that is at the north gate of Tsuruga 
Castle and then enter the castle.  You will end up getting ambushed by two 
officers under Hideyoshi Hashiba.  You will get a mission to defeat the 
Hashiba Army.  Complete this mission by defeating Hideyoshi Hashiba, Hidemasa 
Hori, and Kuroku Hachisuka.  While you're fighting Hideyoshi, Nene will appear 
and ambush Yukimura Sanada.  When you're done with the Hashiba Army, make your 
way to the northern path where Yukimura is.  You will get a mission to rescue 
Yukimura.  Complete this mission by defeating Nene and Toshiie Maeda.  By this 
time, Kanetsugu Naoe should have been jumped by the Shimazu Army.  Kanetsugu 
is in the garrison that is along the southwestern path.  You will get a 
mission to defeat the Shimazu Army.  Complete this mission by defeating 
Toyohisa Shimazu, Nagamasa Kuroda, and Kanbei Kuroda.  Now, make your way over 
the southeastern garrison.  The Oda Army should be here, trying to fight off 
your archrival, Kenshin Uesugi.

Make your way over to the northwestern garrison.  This is where Yoshihiro 
Shimazu and Yoshihisa Shimazu are at.  Get there before anyone else.  When the 
first officer enters the garrison, the gates will close.  The two Shimazus 
that are here will say they are not the real people.  Turns out, they are 
fakes.  The real Shimazus will appear in Tsuruga Castle.  Yoshihiro will also 
call for an ambush on both main camps.  Quickly defeat the two fake Shimazus, 
as No and Nobutada Oda will quickly make their way to the northwestern 
garrison to say hi.  No will be powered up because you killed her husband, so 
send No to reunite with her lost Nobunaga.  Defeat both No and Nobutada Oda 
and leave the northwestern garrison.  Yoshihiro will call for more backup in 
the form of Mitsuhide Akechi and Ranmaru Mori.  Mitsuhide will go after you, 
but Ranmaru will make his way towards Kenshin.  Head out to where Ranmaru is 
first, since you will probably survive longer than Kenshin will on this stage.  
Try to defeat Ranmaru quickly, even though he is powered up.  Mitsuhide is 
looking for you and fighting two powered up officers looking for revenge is a 
whole lot worse than just fighting one of them.

When Ranmaru is defeated, either find Mitsuhide or let Mitsuhide find you.  
Either way, you should defeat Mitsuhide next.  Like Ranmaru, he is powered up.  
Unlike Ranmaru, Mitsuhide has quicker attacks.  Still, if you have your self 
skill and a full musou bar, this should not matter.  Defeat Mitsuhide and make 
your way to your main camp.  When you reach your main camp, you will get a 
mission to rescue your main camp.  Complete this mission by defeating Iehisa 
Shimazu and Tadanaga Shimazu.  Iehisa Shimazu is powered up, but should be 
nothing compared to the powered up Mitsuhide and Ranmaru you just had to deal 
with.  When your main camp has been rescued, make your way all the way to the 
southern garrison, which is the Uesugi main camp.  Like your main camp, this 
main camp is getting attacked by an ambush party.  You will get a mission to 
rescue this main camp.  Defeating Toshihisa Shimazu and Tadatsune Shimazu will 
complete the mission.  Toshihisa is powered up, just like Iehisa.  However, 
just like Iehisa, it shouldn't matter much.  When the Uesugi main camp is 
defended, there should be only two enemy generals left.  They should be 
Yoshihisa and Yoshihiro in Tsuruga Castle.  However, these two enemy generals 
are not like the other generals on the map.  These two are powered up, but 
even more so than the other powered up generals.  Unless you have gotten your 
Shingen maxed out with every skill that improves your attack power, you might 
not be able to make Yoshihiro flinch with regular attacks.  On top of that, 
Yoshihiro and Yoshihisa deal a lot of damage with each of their regular 
attacks.  Getting caught in one of Yoshihiro's combos might be enough to 
finish you off completely.  You will definitely need Shingen's self skill and 
a full musou bar if you even want to think about competing with these two 
enemy officers.  Shingen's self skill will allow you to act like Yoshihiro and 
not make you flinch to most of his attacks.  However, you will still take a 
lot of damage to his attacks.  Try to pick your spots to attack.  You should 
be able to use Shingen's throw special to deal some damage to Yoshihiro, but 
don't rely on it as your main attack.  Also, if you have a bodyguard that can 
stun your enemy or break their guard, such as a Fire Ninja, it will be an 
advantage.  If you can manage to take down the two overly powered up Shimazus, 
you will have completed the stage.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4j. Masamune Date's Walkthrough
  SW2STMAS              \____________________________________________________


---------------------------------
Stage 1:  Siege of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa and Ujinao.

Defeat Condition:  Hideyoshi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Ina                              |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Naosada Hojo                     |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|    Kojuro Katakura                  |    Naohide Matsuda                  |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Tanenaga Hara                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Norisada Ueda                    |
|    None                             |    Ujinori Uesugi                   |
|                                     |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
|                                     |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|                                     |    Masataka Kasahara                |
|                                     |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|                                     |    Masayo Ito                       |
|                                     |    Yasusato Matsuda                 |
|                                     |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, you will need to break through into the castle.  Defeat 
Norisada Ueda to get the north gate to open.  Once inside the castle, Ujinori 
Uesugi and Masataka Kasahara will be waiting for you.  Defeat these two enemy 
generals.  You should have a mission to open up all the gates of Odawara 
Castle.  The first gate you should open is the east gate.  To get there, make 
your way through the bomb corridor.  Open up the east gate by defeating 
Ujifusa Hojo and Yasusato Matsuda.  This lets in the Tokugawa faction.  Make 
your way south to where Naohide Matsuda is at.  He is the one controlling the 
cannons that are firing on your allies.  Defeat Naohide and move on to the 
south gate.  At the south gate, Naoshige Chiba and Ujinaga Narita are guarding 
the gate.  Defeat these two and let Yoshihiro Shimazu in.  By now, the enemies 
that were hiding in the northeastern section of the castle will begin to march 
to the main camp.  Rush over to your main camp.  You will get a mission to 
defend your allied camp, so defeat Ujitaka Hojo, Tanenaga Hara, and Masayo Ito 
to complete the mission.

Once your main camp is secure, head back inside the castle and make your way 
to the southwestern corner of the castle where Ujitada Hojo is.  The 
storehouse is in this area.  To get there, you will need to take the 
southeastern path around to the storehouse.  When inside the storehouse, you 
will get ambushed by Yasuhiro Ogasawara.  The storehouse is also being guarded 
by Ujitada.  You will get a mission to take the storehouse.  Complete this 
mission by defeating both generals inside the storehouse.  Make your way north 
to the clearing that is just above the storehouse.  The gates around you will 
shut and you will be ambushed by ninja troops.  You will get a mission to 
defeat 100 ninjas.  Complete this mission and the gates will open.  The last 
two generals that are outside of the main keep of the castle should be Ujiteru 
Hojo and Ujimitsu Hojo.  They are either at their original starting point or 
they might have charged out.  Either way, locate these two and defeat them.  
After they are defeated, make your way inside the main keep of Odawara Castle.

When inside the main keep of Odawara Castle, pay a visit to Naosada Hojo and 
Hiroteru Minagawa.  They are to the left when you enter the main keep.  When 
you get near them, you will get a mission to stop the bomb corridor.  
Defeating these two generals will complete that mission.  Make your way to the 
second floor of the main keep.  Kotaro Fuma will appear out of no where and 
begin to fight you.  You will get a mission to defeat him.  He is powered up a 
little bit, but not much.  Defeat him to open up the gates to the third floor.  
On the third floor, you will fight the two main Hojos, Ujimasa and Ujinao.  
Defeat both Hojos to complete the stage.


--------------------------
Stage 2:  Battle of Hasedo
--------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Kanetsugu and Keiji.

Defeat Conditions:  Masamune or Yoshiaki Is defeated, or Kanetsugu reaches
   the Escape point.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Date-Mogami:                        | Uesugi Army:                        |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    Yoshiaki Mogami                  |    Keiji Maeda                      |
|    Yoshiyasu Mogami                 |    Chikanori Suibara                |
|    Mitsuuji Ujiie                   |    Yoshihide Shida                  |
|    Hidetsuna Sakenobe               |    Kagetsugu Amakasu                |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yasutsuna Kamiizumi              |
|    Masakage Rusu                    |    Yoshitada Shimo                  |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Mitsunaga Irobe                  |
|                                     |    Dokyu Yamagami                   |
|                                     |    Samanosuke Mizoguchi             |
|                                     |    Mototada Kasuga                  |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

On this stage, you will need to kill as quickly as possible, as you are trying 
to chase down Kanetsugu Naoe.  You do not want him to escape, as that will 
cause you to lose the stage.  As soon as the stage starts, you will face off 
with Keiji Maeda.  Keiji is not powered up here, so it shouldn't be a tough 
battle.  Once you have defeated Keiji, he will run off and the first gate will 
open.  Make your way up the mountain to the second gate.  When you get close 
to the second gate, the enemy will start rolling boulders down the mountain.  
You will get a mission to stop the boulder attack.  You can put a stop to this 
by defeating Yoshihide Shida.  This will complete the mission and allow your 
allies to climb the mountain.  The second gate will be sealed, but there is a 
gatehouse you can use to get through.  The gatehouse is guarded by Yoshitada 
Shimo, but I'm sure he won't mind you using it once you beat him senseless.  
When the gatehouse gate is open, rush over to where Yoshiaki Mogami is and 
defeat the two generals that have him surrounded, which should be Kagetsugu 
Amakasu and Yasutsuna Kamiizumi.  You will also get a mission to open the 
third gate.  To do so, you will need to defeat Yoshihide Shida at the 
gatehouse.  This will cause the third gate to open and complete your mission, 
as well as open the second gate.

By now, Kanetsugu should be close to the fourth gate.  Make your way through 
the maze area.  There will be a Uesugi ambush in this area.  At first, it's 
only two generals.  They are Mitsunaga Irobe and Dokyu Yamagami.  Defeat one 
of them quickly.  Two more enemy officers will arrive as ambush units.  They 
are Samanosuke Mizoguchi and Mototada Kasuga.  They will head over to where 
Yoshiaki is.  Make your way to Yoshiaki and you will get a mission to defeat 
all the ambush troops.  Defeat the remaining ambush units and then make your 
way north again.  Once you pass through the fourth gate, Keiji Maeda will make 
his grand reentrance.  Again, he will not be powered up, so he should be an 
easy kill.  You should kill Keiji before Kanetsugu, as a powered up Keiji is 
more powerful than a powered up Kanetsugu.  When Keiji is dead, Kanetsugu will 
get mad and be powered up.  However, he should be basically alone and in a two 
on one match against you and Masakage Rusu.  Defeat Kanetsugu to complete the 
stage.


---------------------
Stage 3:  Pirate Hunt
---------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat the Marauder.

Defeat Condition:  All peasants are eliminated, or any Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Fishermen:                          | Pirates:                            |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Raider                           |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Marauder                         |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off in the southeastern part of the map.  You will get an overall 
mission to rescue all the peasants and another mission to save the 
southeastern garrison.  You can save the southeastern garrison by defeating 
the three Raiders in the area.  There is one Raider south of the garrison and 
two west of the garrison.  Once you have completed this mission, go north and 
then west until you get close to another Peasant.  You will be asked to rescue 
this Peasant.  You can do so by defeating the two Raiders that are closest to 
him.  Once you have completed this mission, make your way onto the boat that 
he is near and ride it all the way until you see another Peasant.  This 
Peasant is also being harassed by two Raiders.  There will be another mission 
to save the Peasant, so defeat both Raiders in this area.

When you have completed this mission, there should be no more Raiders on the 
map...until more reinforcements arrive for the enemy.  Make your way south on 
the newly docked boats until you reach another Raider.  Defeat this Raider and 
then use the boats to get to the northwestern garrison.  There will be four 
Raiders in this area.  You will get a mission to protect the northwestern 
garrison, so defeat all four Raiders to complete this mission.  Do so quickly, 
as some of your Peasant army will attempt to run onto the boats while you are 
completing this mission.  They will get trapped and ambushed.  You will get a 
mission to rescue the trapped Peasants, so you will want to be quick with 
defending the northwestern garrison.  Once you have rescued the northwestern 
garrison, run back onto the boats and make your way towards where the Peasants 
are located at.  You will find you cannot get onto the boats where they are 
quite yet.  You will need to defeat a Defense Captain in order for the plank 
to be lowered.  Once it has been lowered, defeat the two Raiders that are in 
this area to rescue the trapped Peasants.  The Marauder will appear along with 
two more Raiders.  Make your way south to the Marauder's boat and defeat the 
two Raiders that are in this area.  This will cause the plank to the 
Marauder's boat to be lowered.  Make your way over to the Marauder and defeat 
him to complete the stage and complete the mission to rescue all the peasants.


------------------------
Stage 4:  Osaka Campaign
------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hideyori.  (Later changes to Defeat Hideyori and
   Yukimura.)

Defeat Conditions:  Ieyasu is defeated.  (Later changes to Ieyasu is
   defeated, or Hideyori reaches the Escape Point).

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Tokugawa Army:                      | Toyotomi Army:                      |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Hideyori Toyotomi                |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    Ina                              |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|    Hidetada Tokugawa                |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Naotaka Ii                       |    Matabei Goto                     |
|    Tadatomo Honda                   |    Teruzumi Akashi                  |
|    Toshitsune Maeda                 |    Morichika Chosokabe              |
|    Hidemune Date                    |    Katsunaga Mori                   |
|    Shigenaga Katakura               |    Hidenori Sengoku                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yukihiro Ujiie                   |
|    None                             |    Shigenari Kimura                 |
|                                     |    Harunaga Ono                     |
|                                     |    Harufusa Ono                     |
|                                     |    Danemon Ban                      |
|                                     |    Kanesuke Susukida                |
|                                     |    Yasukatsu Ishikawa               |
|                                     |    Yoshikatsu Otani                 |
|                                     |    Masayasu Miyoshi                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way towards Yukihiro Ujiie.  He is the guard 
of the gate to the Sanada Ward.  One of the first missions you receive will be 
to take the Sanada Ward, so it only makes sense to go here first.  Defeat 
Yukihiro and then enter the Sanada Ward.  Inside the Sanada Ward, you will 
have to fight off three generals, one of which is Yukimura Sanada.  The other 
two are Hidenori Sengoku and Kanesuke Susukida.  Yukimura is not powered up at 
this moment, so he shouldn't be too big of a problem.  Defeat all three 
generals to take control of the Sanada Ward and stop the cannon fire.  This 
will cause Yukimura to retreat.  Make your way south and rescue Ina from 
Katsunaga Mori real quick, then use the Sanada Ward to make your way to the 
west gate of Osaka Castle.  You should have a mission to open the west gate of 
Osaka Castle, so you should complete this mission next.  While on your way to 
the west gate, you will run into Shigenari Kimura, so just make quick work of 
him and move on.  The west gate is being controlled by Danemon Ban.  Defeat 
him and the gate will open, allowing your allied forces to storm the castle.  
From here, you should focus on clearing out the west side of the castle of 
officers.  Make your way to Teruzumi Akashi's position and defeat him.  
Continue along the path to where Yoshikatsu Otani is and defeat him.  Don't go 
inside the main keep of the castle just yet.  There are some more things to do 
outside of the castle.

Backtrack to where you fought Shigenari Kimura and then continue along that 
path.  You should run into Musashi Miyamoto.  He will be powered up on this 
stage, so be careful.  Treat him as you would Keiji Maeda or Tadakatsu Honda.  
You should be able to read his C1 move, but his regular S-string is pretty 
quick.  Either way, try to save up your musou to use against him for 
counterattacking purposes.  When Musashi is defeated, the gate south of him 
will open.  Ieyasu Tokugawa will call for the cannons to be used.  You will 
get a mission to protect the cannons from the enemies.  There should be two 
enemy generals in this area.  One of them will be Yasukatsu Ishikawa.  The 
other will be Morichika Chosokabe.  Try to focus on the enemy soldiers 
attacking the cannons and deal with the two generals if they come close to the 
cannons.  You can attack them from behind while they are attempting to attack 
the cannon.  Remember, when you are in musou mode, the enemy soldiers will 
move slowly, but your cannon will continue to move at its normal speed, so use 
this to your advantage.  Once the cannon is at the main gate of the castle, it 
will begin to bombard the castle, which will cause the Toyotomi army to open 
all the gates and charge out.  Make your way inside the main gates of the 
castle and start defeating enemies in this area.  There should be three 
generals in this area, including Magoichi Saika.  You will get a mission to 
defeat Magoichi.  He will be powered up, so he won't go down without a fight.  
Defeat Magoichi and make him see the light.  This will open the front door to 
the main keep of the castle.

Go inside the main keep of the castle.  There will be a lot of riflemen in 
this castle, so be cautious of that.  Make your way up the stairs to face off 
with Harufusa Ono.  Defeat him and go up to the third floor.  Hideyori 
Toyotomi is here.  Yukimura Sanada will appear to protect Hideyori.  Both 
Hideyori and Yukimura will be powered up, so they will be a tough team to 
beat.  Focus on defeating Yukimura first, then fight off Hideyori.  It appears 
that both Yukimura and Hideyori were body doubles.  The real Hideyori and 
Yukimura will appear outside the main keep of the castle.  Hideyori will 
attempt to escape while Yukimura will attempt to charge your main camp.  Make 
your way to Hideyori first to prevent his escape.  He should be located east 
of the castle's main keep.  You will get a mission to stop him from running 
away.  Defeat him and then make your way over to Yukimura.  He will be located 
in the northwest corner of the castle.  Yukimura is still powered up, so 
again, he won't be an easy kill.  Defeat Yukimura to conquer Osaka Castle and 
bring the Toyotomi rule to a halt.


----------------------------------
Stage 5:  Showdown at Mikatagahara
----------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Masamune or Magoichi is defeated.  (Later changes to
   Either Masamune or Magoichi is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.)

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Date Army:                          | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Ina                              |
|    Hidemune Date                    |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Shigenaga Katakura               |    Masanobu Honda                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshinao Tokugawa                |
|    Kojuro Katakura                  |    Yorinobu Tokugawa                |
|    Tsunenaga Hasekura               |    Naotaka Ii                       |
|                                     |    Ietsugu Sakai                    |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadachika Okubo                  |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|                                     |    Tadanao Matsudaira               |
|                                     |    Tadateru Matsudaira              |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, make your way over to the northeastern garrison.  
Do not attack the central garrison just yet, as Masamune has a plan to weaken 
Musashi Miyamoto.  You will get a mission to take the northeastern garrison, 
so complete this mission by defeating Yoshinao Tokugawa.  While you are in the 
area, you might as well defeat Ietsugu Sakai.  This will help Hidemune Date to 
survive.  Now, make your way over to the northwestern garrison.  Again, you 
will get a mission to take the garrison.  The holder of this fort is Yorinobu 
Tokugawa.  Defeat him and make your way back to your original starting point.  
By this time, Musashi Miyamoto is getting impatient and decides to charge out.  
He will get ambushed by Magoichi Saika's riflemen and get injured, causing him 
to lose his powered up status.  This will make Musashi easy to defeat.  This 
will also cause some reinforcements to arrive in the central garrison.  Defeat 
Musashi and Naotaka Ii, who should also be in the area, and then make your way 
into your new main camp in the central garrison.

From the central garrison, take the western gate.  Around this time, you 
should receive some reinforcements in the eastern area of the map.  They will 
definitely help you in the battles to come.  You will reach an area that has a 
lot of cliffs.  You can only go down the cliffs.  You cannot go up them.  It 
may take a little time to get this place memorized.  Don't worry about getting 
lost in this area.  You're now at a time where you can take a little bit of 
time to set things up.  When you get too close to the southwestern clearing, 
you will get ambushed by riflemen.  They can be a pain, but they are spread 
out far enough where you can take them out one at a time.  There are two 
generals in this area.  They are Masanobu Honda and Tadachika Okubo.  Defeat 
both generals and then get rid of the riflemen if you wish.  This should leave 
only the garrison with Ina and the southeastern fort with Ieyasu Tokugawa 
left.  You cannot get into the fort where Ina is quite yet, so you will have 
to go into Ieyasu's fort.

When you enter the southeastern garrison, the garrison gates will close and 
the man you thought was Ieyasu turned out to be Hanzo Hattori.  Reinforcements 
will arrive for the enemy at various points on the map and Ieyasu Tokugawa 
will appear outside of the southeastern garrison.  You will need to defeat 
Hanzo Hattori to get all the gates of the southeastern garrison to open.  Also 
inside this fort is Tadamasa Honda, so defeat him while you are down there.  
When the garrison gates have opened, your first order of business should be to 
track down Ina.  She should have started moving north from her garrison when 
all the enemy reinforcements have arrived.  Since she is the closest to you, 
she should be the first to go.  When Ina is defeated, make your way to the 
area north of your main camp.  This should be where Tadakatsu Honda and 
Tadanao Matsudaira are located at.  Tadanao is an easy kill, but Tadakatsu is 
a different story.  There is no way to take off his powered up status, so you 
will have to fight a powered up Tadakatsu.  Try to get behind him and use your 
allies as decoys to defeat him.  Once Tadakatsu falls in battle, make your way 
over to the northwestern garrison.  Hidetada Tokugawa and Tadateru Matsudaira 
should be here trying to take over what you rightfully conquered.  You will 
get a mission to protect the garrison, so defeat these two enemy generals to 
complete that mission.  Finally, the only general left on the battlefield 
should be Ieyasu Tokugawa, who should be south of your main camp.  Defeat 
Ieyasu to take over control of Japan.


----------------------------
Dream:  Battle of Sekigahara
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsunari.  (Later changes to Defeat Hideyori and
   Mitsunari.)

Defeat Conditions:  Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Eastern Army:                       | Western Army:                       |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Terumoto Mori                    |
|    Ina                              |    Hidemoto Mori                    |
|    Hidetada Tokugawa                |    Satoie Gamo                      |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Yukinaga Konishi                 |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |
|    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |    Teruzumi Akashi                  |
|    Kojuro Katakura                  |    Hideie Ukita                     |
|    Shigezane Date                   |    Morichika Chosokabe              |
|    Takatora Todo                    |    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |
|    Terumasa Ikeda                   |    Masaie Natsuka                   |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Yoshiaki Kato                    |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |    Tadatsune Shimazu                |
|    Sadatsugu Tsutsui                |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Yoshinaga Asano                  | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |    Hideyori Toyotomi                |
|    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|    None                             |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
|                                     |    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |
|                                     |    Sadatsugu Tsutsui                |
|                                     |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|                                     |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

The Eastern Army starts off with a decided officer advantage against the 
Western Army.  You start off near Morichika Chosokabe.  Defeat him and then 
defeat Hideie Ukita, who should be north of Morichika.  Head south to where 
Yoshitsugu Otani is and defeat them.  Then, make your way east a little and 
defeat Yukinaga Konishi.  Mt. Matsuo Castle will open up and Hideaki 
Kobayakawa and his army will begin his march to your main camp.  Ieyasu 
Tokugawa and Masamune will both express concerns about this battle.  Make your 
way over to the eastern path.  When you get near Hideaki, you will get a 
mission to prevent him from entering your main camp.  Defeat Hideaki 
Kobayakawa to complete your mission and then defeat Masaie Natsuka, who should 
be in the area.  When you complete this mission, Hideyori Toyotomi will appear 
in Mt. Matsuo Castle with Ginchiyo Tachibana.  Hideyori doesn't seem like he's 
much of a threat when he first arrives.  However, half of your army will 
decide to defect to the Western Army.  So much for the officer advantage.

You will get a mission to defeat all the traitors who defected to the Western 
Army.  Start off with Tadaoki Hosokawa, who should be the closest to the 
eastern path, which should be your current position.  Once Tadaoki is 
defeated, just continue to make your way westward, defeating any traitors 
along the way.  To complete your mission, you will need to defeat Sadatsugu 
Tsutsui, Yoshimasa Tanaka, Yoshiaki Kato, Nagamasa Kuroda, Masanori Fukushima, 
and Yoshinaga Asano.  Along the way, you will get missions to protect Takatora 
Todo and Terumasa Ikeda until all the traitors are defeated.  When all three 
missions are completed, Yoshihiro Shimazu will lead his Shimazu Army out from 
the northwestern garrison.  He will charge your main camp.  Quickly make your 
way to the northern path.  When you get near Yoshihiro Shimazu, you will get a 
mission to prevent him from entering your main camp.  He will be here with 
Toyohisa Shimazu and Tadatsune Shimazu.  Yoshihiro will be powered up, but 
with your quick attacks, his hammer shouldn't pose a threat.  Defeat all three 
Shimazus and complete your mission.  Your next problem will be Ginchiyo 
Tachibana.  She will attempt to quietly sneak into your main camp while you're 
fighting her rival, Yoshihiro.  Make your way over to the south gate of your 
main camp.  Ginchiyo should be here.  When Ginchiyo is defeated, that should 
be the last main threat on your main camp.  Now, it's time to go on the 
offensive.  Make your way over to the southwestern corner of the map.  
Mitsunari Ishida and his gang should be trying to escape this area.  Ina 
should be stalling the Western Army at the eastern gate of their main camp 
while Tadakatsu Honda should be stalling the enemy at their northern gate.  
Make your way over to there and just start beating up enemies.  Mitsunari is 
the only one in the group that is powered up, but Sakon Shima and Musashi 
Miyamoto aren't exactly pushovers either.  When you have cleared this area out 
of enemy officers, the only enemy general that should be left standing is 
Hideyori Toyotomi.  He will still be inside Mt. Matsuo Castle.  Defeat 
Hideyori to complete the stage.


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  SW2STNOH              \____________________________________________________


-----------------------------
Stage 1:  Battle of Nagashino
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Conditions:  Nobunaga or Ieyasu is defeated, or Katsuyori reaches the
   Escape Point.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Takeda Army:                        |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Katsuyori Takeda                 |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    No                               |    Nobufusa Baba                    |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Masakage Yamagata                |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Masatoyo Naito                   |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Masatsugu Tsuchiya               |
|    Nobutada Oda                     |    Nobukimi Anayama                 |
|    Kazumasu Takigawa                |    Masateru Sanada                  |
|    Toshiie Maeda                    |    Nobuzane Takeda                  |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Nobukado Takeda                  |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Nobushige Oyamada                |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Nobutsuna Sanada                 |
|    Nobumasa Okudaira                |    Masatane Hara                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Moritomo Saegusa                 |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

I don't really have a good feel for this map.  Everything seems to be 
separated by a lot of distance and there seems to be no direct routes to 
anywhere.  When the stage starts, you are getting charged by the Takeda 
Cavalry.  The first mission you have is to stop them.  The Takeda Cavalry 
consists of Yukimura Sanada, Masatsugu Tsuchiya, Masakage Yamagata, and 
Masatoyo Naito.  Defeat all four of these generals to complete the first 
mission.  Be careful about the enemy soldiers on horseback.  They tend to be a 
pain and use hit and run tactics.  Now, after this part, I normally go north, 
although that may not be exactly the best path.  Defeat Nobufusa Baba in the 
northern fort and then continue to make your way to Katsuyori Takeda.  Defeat 
any generals in your path to Katsuyori.  Once you reach Katsuyori, defeat him.  
He will be harder than most generic generals, although not by much.  Once he 
is defeated, quickly rush back to your main camp.

By this time, Yukimura should have reappeared on the map.  When you approach 
Yukimura, you should get a mission to defeat him.  Yukimura is powered up now, 
so he's a lot stronger than before.  Also, there will be probably a couple of 
generic generals in the area along with him, so watch out for double and 
triple teams.  Once Yukimura goes down, the rest of the Takeda Army should be 
a breeze.  Defeat all the generals on the map to complete the stage.


------------------------
Stage 2:  Village Rescue
------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat the Marauder.

Defeat Conditions:  All peasants are eliminated, or any Main Camp is
   captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Villagers:              | Bandits:               | Interlopers:           |
|    No                   |    Raider              |    None                |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              | Reinforcements:        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |    Magoichi Saika      |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
| Reinforcements:         |    Raider              |                        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Marauder            |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Yoshikata Rokkaku   |                        |
+-------------------------+-------------------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, run over to the southeastern garrison.  It will 
be under attack by four Raiders, two at each gate, and you will receive a 
mission to protect it.  Defeat all the Raiders surrounding this garrison 
quickly.  When you have completed your mission, two more Raiders will appear 
in the northeast.  They will attack a Peasant unit there, which will give you 
a mission to protect that Peasant.  Quickly defeat the two ambushing Raiders 
to complete the mission.  The gates to the central village will open.  Quickly 
run inside the village.  The gates will shut and then Raiders will ambush the 
northwestern garrison.  Quickly defeat all four Raiders inside the central 
village to open the gates again.  Doing this will make the end of the stage a 
lot easier.

Make your way to the northwestern garrison.  It is also being attacked by four 
ambushing Raider units, two at each gate.  When you reach the garrison a 
mission will appear to protect it.  Defeat all four Raider units to protect 
the garrison.  Once you have protected the northwestern garrison, three more 
Raiders will ambush the central village.  Quickly head over there and face off 
with the bandits in the area.  You will be given a mission to defeat a certain 
amount of bandits in a certain timeframe.  The best move for this kind of feat 
is the horse musou.  Since you are able to charge quickly and hit multiple 
enemies, this is your best bet for killing quickly, considering the fact that 
the bandits seem to be in multiple areas around the village.  When you have 
completed the mission, the Marauder will appear with two more Raiders.  Also 
appearing on the map is Magoichi Saika and Yoshikata Rokkaku.  Defeat 
Yoshikata and the rest of the Raiders on the map and then head over to 
Magoichi Saika to see what he wants.  You will receive a mission to defeat 
Magoichi Saika.  He is powered up a little bit, but not that much.  Defeat him 
to complete the mission.  Now, the last enemy on the map should be the 
Marauder.  Defeat him to complete save the village.

 
------------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Tedorigawa
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Kenshin.

Defeat Condition:  Nobunaga is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Army:                           | Uesugi Army:                        |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Kenshin Uesugi                   |
|    No                               |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Yataro Onikojima                 |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Tomonobu Saito                   |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Nagahide Yasuda                  |
|    Toshiie Maeda                    |    Takahiro Kitajo                  |
|    Nagahide Niwa                    |    Naganori Kawada                  |
|    Kazumasu Takigawa                |    Nagazane Irobe                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Shigenaga Honjo                  |
|    None                             |    Kagemochi Amakasu                |
|                                     |    Masashige Jojo                   |
|                                     |    Kagetsugu Amakasu                |
|                                     |    Nagaatsu Shimura                 |
|                                     |    Shigeie Shimura                  |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
|                                     |    Peasant                          |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

There are five allies in danger on this map.  They are each facing an enemy 
general.  Your first goal is to save the five generals.  As soon as the stage 
starts, ignore Kagetsugu Amakasu for now and head straight for Shigeie 
Shimura.  Kagetsugu should follow you to this area.  You want to face off with 
these two generals at the same time in order to save some time.  Defeat them 
both and then close off the enemy stronghold in this area.  Also, defeat 
Nagaatsu Shimura, who will cause problems for your returning allies.  Now it's 
time to save some allies.  Whenever you approach one of the generals that are 
in trouble, a mission will appear to escort them to the gathering point.  You 
only need to defeat the general that is in the area with your ally.  You don't 
have to escort them as they tend to find their way back safely by themselves.  
The first ally you should assist is Kazumasu Takigawa, who is being harassed 
by Kagemochi Amakasu.  Defeat Kagemochi quickly so that you can move on to 
save Nagahide Niwa.  Here, the Uesugi general in the area is Nagahide Yasuda.  
Once Nagahide Niwa is rescued, make your way to Katsuie Shibata.  The big guy 
is having problems with Takahiro Kitajo.  Assist Katsuie by defeating Takahiro 
and then move on to your next ally.  Toshiie Maeda is the next up on the 
rescue list.  The person there giving him problems is Shigenaga Honjo.  Defeat 
Shigenaga and then move on to the monkey.  Hideyoshi is normally the general 
that survives the longest, so he should be fine being last.  He is taking on 
Naganori Kawada.  Once Naganori is defeated, make sure all your allies return 
safely to the rendezvous point.  When all five missions have succeeded, you 
can now move on to more important things.

By this time, Mitsuhide should have had a conversation with Kenshin Uesugi and 
Nobunaga and decided that it is best to leave the battlefield.  Therefore, 
Kanetsugu Naoe has decided that he wants to try a flood attack.  His goal is 
Funaoka Castle.  He takes the southeastern route to get there, so cut off his 
path by going through Funaoka Castle.  When you get near Kanetsugu, you will 
be given a mission to prevent him from entering Funaoka Castle.  Defeat 
Kanetsugu and complete the mission.  Kenshin will now order an all out 
assault.  All the enemy generals that were lined up along the eastern route 
will begin to mobilize.  You can cut them off easily, since they are all 
heading in the same direction.  Defeat all three of them quickly.  Kenshin has 
one more trick up his sleeve.  He will call for an ambush of the Oda main 
camp.  Kagekatsu Uesugi will lead this ambush, along with a couple more 
Peasant units.  Quickly run back to your main camp and prevent Kagekatsu from 
doing any damage.  You will receive a mission to defeat Kagekatsu.  Finally, 
when you have completed that mission, the only officers left are Kenshin and 
Yataro Onikojima, who is hiding in Kenshin's main base.  Run into Kenshin's 
base and defeat the two enemy generals there to complete the stage.


----------------------------
Stage 4:  Fall of the Takeda
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Kenshin and Katsuyori.

Defeat Condition:  Nobunaga is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Coalition:                      | Takeda Army:                        |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Masayuki Sanada                  |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Katsuyori Takeda                 |
|    Ujimasa Hojo                     |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    Nobutada Oda                     |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    No                               |    Nobuyuki Sanada                  |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Morinobu Nishina                 |
|    Ujiteru Hojo                     |    Shigenori Suzuki                 |
|    Kotaro Fuma                      |    Nobutomo Akiyama                 |
|    Nobukimi Anayama                 |    Nobutoyo Takeda                  |
|    Yoshimasa Kiso                   |    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |
|    Nobushige Oyamada                |    Tomonobu Saito                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Takahiro Kitajo                  |
|    None                             |    Iyo Tomizawa                     |
|                                     |    Yorisada Yazawa                  |
|                                     |    Zushonosuke Yumoto               |
|                                     |    Yukishige Yokotani               |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Masanobu Kosaka                  |
|                                     |    Bitchu Kozuki                    |
|                                     |    Mino Kaneko                      |
|                                     |    Genba Karasawa                   |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

I don't really like this map at all.  There are too many underground tunnels.  
It's a novel concept, but way overused on this map.  Also, the paths are like 
mazes.  It takes a while to get used to where everything is and even then, the 
map still plays longer than it looks.  You have three allies that have 
defected from the enemy.  They are Nobukimi Anayama, Yoshimasa Kiso, and 
Nobushige Oyamada.  The enemy will try to kill off these three allies and odds 
are, they will succeed.  Because of where everyone is located and because of 
the map, it is hard to reach allies who are in trouble.  When the stage 
starts, immediately make your way north.  After you go through the first 
tunnel, take the left path before you reach the second tunnel.  Continue along 
the path straight north until you reach Toishi Castle.  Barge into the castle 
and you will receive a mission to take the castle.  Defeat the keeper of the 
castle, Morinobu Nishina, and then make your way to where Nobukimi Anayama is 
located.  You will receive a mission to protect him.  Defeat Nobutoyo Takeda 
and Yorisada Yazawa to complete this mission.  While you are here, you might 
as well knock off the enemy stronghold along with Zushonosuke Yumoto, who will 
later in the battle attempt to kill off Nobukimi.

By this time, Nobushige Oyamada will get the brilliant idea to attack the 
front gate of the castle.  Of course he runs into an ambush.  By the time you 
navigate the maze of tunnels, he might already be dead.  If he isn't, you will 
receive a mission to protect him from the ambush.  To get to Nobushige from 
your current position, backtrack your way through the tunnels the same way you 
came.  When you reach the tunnel nearest to your main camp, hang a left.  The 
pathway should be marked by two lamps.  When you reach this area, whether or 
not Nobushige is dead or not, defeat Masanobu Kosaka.  While you were doing 
all of this, Kotaro Fuma should have already disappeared from the map and the 
Hojo forces should have already retreated due to a fake revolt in their 
homelands.  This will leave Yoshimasa Kiso all alone to fend off Tomonobu 
Saito and Takahiro Kitajo.  So why don't you help an ally out and assist him 
with his enemy problems.  To get to Yoshimasa, continue to go east from the 
main gate of Ueda castle.  There should be a tunnel south of that path.  Take 
that tunnel all the way to the eastern path.  Once on the eastern path, just 
go south to where Yoshimasa is.  You will get a mission to protect him.  
Defeat both enemy generals in this area.  Now, the Uesugi Army should charge 
out of their fort and begin to make their way to the Oda main camp.  Stop them 
by cutting them off.  When you get near the two Uesugi generals, you will 
receive a mission to defeat them.  Defeat Kanetsugu Naoe and Kagekatsu Uesugi 
to complete the mission.  Now, if Nobushige is still alive, just lead him to 
the main gate of Ueda Castle.  If he's not alive, you will need to defeat all 
the generals outside of the castle in order to get the gates to open.  Either 
way, get the main gates to open and move on to where Katsuyori Takeda is 
hiding.  Along with Katsuyori, there are Nobutomo Akiyama and Iyo Tomizawa 
hiding just inside the front gate.  Defeat all three enemy generals quickly, 
as Masayuki Sanada decided to ambush your main camp.

Head back to your main camp to receive a mission to protect your main camp.  
There are three generals in the ambush.  They are Bitchu Kozuki, Mino Kaneko, 
and Genba Karasawa.  All three are easy to defeat, so this should not be a 
hard mission to complete.  Backtrack back to Ueda Castle and defeat any 
enemies that may still be outside.  Go inside the castle, but don't go down 
the right hand tunnel.  It's a dead end with a permanently locked door.  
Instead, go down the left tunnel.  There, Yukimura Sanada and Nobuyuki Sanada 
will be waiting for you.  Yukimura is powered up, so he may present a problem.  
Defeat both Sanadas to get the door they were guarding to open.  Head through 
the door and then go up to the second floor.  Masayuki Sanada is not here 
either, but your old friend and former ally Kotaro Fuma is.  Apparently, the 
Hojo betrayed you (as if you didn't already know).  Kotaro is also powered up, 
but he shouldn't pose too much of a problem.  Defeat him and the stairs to 
Masayuki will appear.  Go down the stairs and face off with the elder Sanada.  
He's surrounded by enemy soldiers and riflemen, so be careful.  Sometimes, 
it's best to lure him out of his room to take him out.  Whatever strategy you 
use, when you defeat Masayuki, the stage will be completed.


-----------------------------
Stage 5:  Incident at Honnoji
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsuhide.

Defeat Condition:  All allied officers other than Nobunaga are defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Army:                           | Akechi Army:                        |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |
|    No                               |    Kaneaki Mimaki                   |
|    Ranmaru Mori                     |    Toshimitsu Saito                 |
|    Nobutada Oda                     |    Junkei Tsutsui                   |
|    Naonori Akaza                    |    Shigetomo Akechi                 |
|    Sadakatsu Murai                  |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Shoju Ogura                      |    Katsusada Shibata                |
|    Jinsuke Yuasa                    |    Sadaoki Ise                      |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masachika Matsuda                |
|    None                             |    Nobuharu Tsuda                   |
|                                     |    Kunitsugu Yasuda                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|                                     |    Fujitaka Hosokawa                |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, head out through the western gate.  You will want 
to defeat Nobuharu Tsuda first.  Once he is defeated, make your way to Nijo 
Castle.  Mitsuhide Akechi should set fire to Honnoji.  Kaneaki Mimaki is 
outside the western gate of Nijo Castle.  Defeat him quickly and then make 
your way inside Nijo Castle.  This will activate the mission to protect 
Nobutada Oda.  Defeating Hidemitsu Akechi will complete this mission, so do so 
quickly.  Make your way back to the temple where Nobunaga is.  While you're on 
the road, Mitsuhide will use his riflemen to ambush the temple along with 
block a couple of the road.  When you reach the temple, protect Nobunaga from 
the hordes of enemies that are pouring through the eastern gate of the temple.  
There should be a lot of generals and enemies here, so run through them all.

When you have defeated enough generals, Mitsuhide himself will show up, along 
with Fujitaka Hosokawa and Tadaoki Hosokawa.  This will cause Ranmaru to 
charge Mitsuhide.  Defeat all generals that may remain near the east gate of 
the temple and then follow Ranmaru to Mitsuhide.  When you reach where 
Mitsuhide and Ranmaru are fighting, a mission will appear to defeat Mitsuhide 
and protect Ranmaru.  Mitsuhide is strong and powered up, but this should be a 
two on one situation.  Use Ranmaru to distract Mitsuhide while you attack him 
from behind.  This should allow you to keep Mitsuhide from hurting you too 
much.  There will be a lot of soldiers in the area, but they're mostly just 
regular troops and really there are not that many specialty troops in the 
area.  Defeat Mitsuhide to complete the mission and the stage and survive the 
ambush.


-------------------------------
Dream:  Incident at Shizugatake
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Conditions:  Nobunaga or No is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Oda Army:               | Azai Army:             | Coalition:             |
|    Nobunaga Oda         |    Nagamasa Azai       |    None                |
|    No                   |    Oichi               | Reinforcements:        |
|    Kazumasa Takigawa    |    Keijun Miyabe       |    Ginchiyo Tachibana  |
|    Nagahide Niwa        |    Naotsune Endo       |    Ina                 |
|    Yoshinari Mori       |    Kiyotsuna Akao      |                        |
|    Toshiie Maeda        |    Tsunachika Kaiho    |                        |
| Reinforcements:         |    Sadayuki Atsuji     |                        |
|    Nene                 | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|                         |    Okuni               |                        |
|                         |    Nene                |                        |
|                         |    Ranmaru Mori        |                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way north to where Sadayuki Atsuji is.  
Defeat Sadayuki Atsuji while No and Oichi are talking about who is the most 
beautiful.  When Sadayuki Atsuji is defeated, make your way over Tsunachika 
Kaiho.  You will get a mission to defeat Tsunachika and make him recognize 
your beauty.  While you're fighting Tsunachika, Okuni will appear as 
reinforcements for the Azai Army.  Defeat Tsunachika and then make your way 
over to Okuni.  She will be attacking Yoshinari Mori.  You will get a mission 
to rescue Yoshinari.  Complete this mission by defeating Okuni.  While you're 
fighting Okuni, Nene will appear as reinforcements for your army.  Of course, 
she really doesn't want to, but No convinces Nene by threatening the well 
being of Nene's pet monkey, Hideyoshi Toyotomi.  Make your way over to 
Naotsune Endo.  You will get a mission to make him recognize your beauty.  
While you're fighting Naotsune, Kiyotsune Akao should make his way over to 
you, triggering another mission.  This time, you will have to force Kiyotsune 
to recognize your beauty.  Complete both missions by defeating both officers.  
By this time, Nagamasa Azai should be near your position.  Nagamasa is powered 
up, so it will take some time to defeat him.

When Nagamasa Azai is defeated, you will have sufficiently pissed Oichi off 
enough to where she will storm out of the central garrison looking for you.  
Ignore Lady Oichi for now and make your way over to Keijun Miyabe.  You will 
get a mission to make him recognize your beauty.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Keijun.  By this time, Oichi will be attacking Kazumasa Takigawa and 
spreading dirty rumors about you.  You will get a mission to rescue Kazumasa.  
Complete this mission by defeating your sister-in-law.  Oichi will be powered 
up, so she's not going to go down without a fight.  Seems like she's pretty 
serious about being the most beautiful in the land.  Now you are the most 
beautiful woman in the land...except there are some people that still don't 
recognize your claim to the title.  Ginchiyo Tachibana will appear in the east 
to try to take that title away from you.  The Azai and Oda Armies will leave 
the battlefield.  Nene will also defect to the enemy, making this battle a 
three way battle for beauty.  When both Ginchiyo and Nene are defeated, Ina 
will appear in the north and Ranmaru Mori will appear in the west.  Make your 
way north to Ina and defeat her first.  Ranmaru is powered up, so you want to 
get rid of the easier of the two.  When Ina is defeated, find Ranmaru.  He 
should be looking for you.  When you get to Ranmaru, defeat him to claim your 
prize as the most beautiful woman in Japan.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4l. Hanzo Hattori's Walkthrough
  SW2STHAN              \____________________________________________________


---------------------------
Stage 1:  Battle of Anegawa
---------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nagamasa and Yoshikage.

Defeat Conditions:  Nobunaga or Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Azai-Asakura:                       |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Nagamasa Azai                    |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Yoshikage Asakura                |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Oichi                            |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Kazumasa Isono                   |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Masazumi Azai                    |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Naotsune Endo                    |
|    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |
|    Yoshinari Mori                   |    Kagenori Asakura                 |
|    Masahisa Sakai                   |    Jinpachiro Maeba                 |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Kagetake Asakura                 |
|    Masanobu Honda                   |    Yoshimune Kawai                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nagashige Tomita                 |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Kagekata Uozumi                  |
|                                     |    Naganori Yamazaki                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, immediately go north and defeat both Kagenori Asakura 
and Nagashige Tomita.  Continue to go north and then go west towards the back 
road to the Asakura main camp.  You will get a mission to attack the Asakura 
main camp from the back road.  Complete this mission by defeating Jinpachiro 
Maeba and the Defense Captain that is guarding the back gate to the enemy main 
camp.  Once you have opened up the back gate, you will have completed your 
mission.  Once this mission is completed, defeat both Kagetake Asakura and 
Yoshikage Asakura to take control of the Asakura main camp.  Now, finish off 
the Asakura Army by defeating Kagekata Uozumi and Naganori Yamazaki.

When the Asakura Army has withdrawn, Ieyasu Tokugawa will call for his army to 
assist the Oda.  This will cause Oichi to think she can stop an entire army by 
herself.  Of course, she charges your army with her personal bodyguards to 
assist her.  There will be three Azai officers that charge with Oichi.  They 
will get to your army before Oichi does, so defeat them while you're waiting 
for the princess to show herself.  When Oichi arrives, defeat her.  She isn't 
tough to defeat as she is not powered up.  When Oichi is defeated, this will 
cause Nagamasa Azai to lose some of his will to fight.  This will also stop 
him from reappearing on the stage every time he is defeated.  Now, it's time 
to clean up some of the officers that are on the stage.  Make your way first 
to the southern garrison where Yoshimune Kawai is.  Defeat him and then make 
your way back to the northern river and follow it over to Masazumi Azai and 
Kazumasa Isono.  Defeat them both and make your way towards the Oda main camp.  
Nagamasa should either be close to entering the main camp or already inside of 
it.  If Nagamasa has not defeated Katsuie Shibata yet, you will get a mission 
to defeat Nagamasa before he enters the Oda main camp.  Defeat Nagamasa's two 
bodyguards first and then defeat Nagamasa to complete the stage. 


--------------------------------
Stage 2:  Battle of Mikatagahara
--------------------------------


Victory Conditions:  Defeat Shingen or Ieyasu and Hanzo arrive at the Escape
   Point.

Defeat Condition:  Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Takeda Army:                        |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Shingen Takeda                   |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Nobutoyo Takeda                  |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Nobukimi Anayama                 |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Masatane Hara                    |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Moritomo Saegusa                 |
|    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |    Nobufusa Baba                    |
|    Tadazane Honda                   |    Masatoyo Naito                   |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Nobushige Oyamada                |
|    Hirohide Hirate                  |    Masatsugu Tsuchiya               |
| Reinforcements:                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Yoshinobu Natsume                |    Katsuyori Takeda                 |
|    Tadatsugu Matsui                 |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|    Kyuzaburo Suzuki                 |    Masakage Yamagata                |
|                                     |    Nobukado Takeda                  |
|                                     |    Masanobu Kosaka                  |
|                                     |    Sakon Shima                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off at the northwestern section of the map.  Your overall goal is to 
allow Ieyasu Tokugawa to reach Hamamatsu Castle.  Your immediate goal is to 
assist the Oda Army in retreating.  You will get a mission to assist in their 
retreat.  To complete this mission, first defeat Nobukimi Anayama to open the 
north gate to the western garrison.  Enter the garrison and defeat Masatane 
Hara to open up the south gate to the western garrison.  Finally at the south 
gate of the western garrison, defeat Moritomo Saegusa.  This should clear out 
the path for the Oda Army.  They should have no problems retreating on their 
own now.  Make your way back north and head towards Tadakatsu Honda.  He will 
be either near or fighting Nobushige Oyamada.  You will get a mission to halt 
Nobushige's pursuit.  Complete this mission by defeating him.  Make your way 
south to where Ieyasu Tokugawa is.  He should have triggered an ambush by 
Katsuyori Takeda.  You will get a mission to defeat Katsuyori Takeda.  Now, 
continue to go south, following Ieyasu.  When he reaches the area south of the 
central garrison, Kotaro Fuma will appear.  He will target Ieyasu and attempt 
to assassinate him.  You will get a mission to stop Kotaro's assassination 
attempt.  Defeat Kotaro to complete this mission.

Now, double jump onto the ninja path and cross over to the southern area.  You 
will get a mission to attack Masatoyo Naito.  Complete this mission by 
attacking Masatoyo Naito by way of the ninja path.  If you take another route, 
the mission will fail.  Defeat Masatoyo Naito and make your way back across 
the ninja path.  Make your way towards the south gate of the central garrison.  
Defeat Masatsugu Tsuchiya and enter the southern garrison.  The gates of the 
southern garrison will close and a Takeda ambush party will appear.  You will 
get a mission to defeat this ambush party.  Complete this mission by defeating 
both Masakage Yamagata and Nobukado Takeda.  In the southwestern section of 
the map, you will run into an area full of ledges.  You can only move down 
ledges.  You cannot move up a ledge unless you double jump up it.  Also in 
this area, another ambush will be sprung.  This time, it is lead by Masanobu 
Kosaka.  Defeat him and continue on.  Eventually, Shingen Takeda will open up 
all the gates to his garrison and order a full assault on your army.  Ieyasu 
Tokugawa doubles will appear all over the map, distracting the Takeda Army.  
Continue to fight off enemy soldiers that are blocking Ieyasu's path and allow 
him to continue to move forward.  When Ieyasu reaches Hamamatsu Castle, Sakon 
Shima will appear.  He has closed all the gates to Hamamatsu Castle.  To open 
up these gates, you will need to defeat Sakon.  Sakon is determined not to let 
you through, however, and is powered up.  Defeat Sakon to allow Ieyasu to 
retreat.  Now, you can retreat as well or you can go find Shingen and defeat 
him.  It's normally more fun to hunt down Shingen, so you might as well.  Make 
your way to the northeastern garrison, defeating Nobufusa Baba along the way.  
Inside the Takeda main camp, you will find Nobutoyo Takeda and Shingen 
himself.  You will get a mission to defeat Shingen.  Defeat both Takedas to 
complete the stage.


-----------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Nagashino
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Conditions:  Nobunaga or Ieyasu is defeated, or Katsuyori reaches the
   Escape Point.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Takeda Army:                        |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Katsuyori Takeda                 |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    No                               |    Nobufusa Baba                    |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Masakage Yamagata                |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Masatoyo Naito                   |
|    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |    Masatsugu Tsuchiya               |
|    Nobutada Oda                     |    Nobukimi Anayama                 |
|    Kazumasu Takigawa                |    Masateru Sanada                  |
|    Toshiie Maeda                    |    Nobuzane Takeda                  |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Nobukado Takeda                  |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Nobushige Oyamada                |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Nobutsuna Sanada                 |
|    Nobumasa Okudaira                |    Masatane Hara                    |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Moritomo Saegusa                 |
| Reinforcements:                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|    None                             |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

Right from the start, you get a mission to defend Nagashino Castle.  To 
complete this mission, you will need to defeat Yukimura Sanada and Nobukado 
Takeda, who will attack the castle from different directions.  When you have 
completed this mission, you will immediately get another mission.  This 
mission will be to defend Maruyama garrison.  Maruyama garrison is located on 
the northern path.  On your way to Maruyama garrison, defeat Nobushige 
Oyamada.  When you get inside Maruyama garrison, you will find Nobufusa Baba.  
Defeat Nobufusa to complete your mission.  Make your way towards your main 
camp.  You will get a mission to defeat the Takeda Calvary.  To complete this 
mission, defeat Masatoyo Naito, Masakage Yamagata, and Masatsugu Tsuchiya.

Katsuyori Takeda will be forced to retreat.  He won't retreat right away.  He 
will try to go through Nagashino Castle, but since it didn't fall, he will 
have to go another way.  While he is figuring out what path to take, make your 
way to the southern area of the map.  Defeat Nobutsuna Sanada and make your 
way north.  At the four way bridge area, defeat Masateru Sanada and Moritomo 
Saegusa.  While on the four way bridge, wait for Katsuyori Takeda to pass 
through here.  When you get close to Katsuyori, Yukimura will reappear in the 
central area.  Ignore him for now and defeat Katsuyori.  When Katsuyori is 
defeated, the gates to Tobigasu Garrison will open.  Inside Tobigasu Garrison, 
defeat Nobuzane Takeda.  Now, make your way back west.  The leftovers of the 
Takeda Army should be in this area.  The only enemy officer you have to worry 
about is Yukimura.  He is powered up.  When you get close to Yukimura, you 
will get a mission to defeat him.  Defeat the last three enemy officers to 
complete the stage.


-----------------------------------
Stage 4:  Battle of Komaki-Nagakute
-----------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hideyoshi.

Defeat Condition:  Ieyasu or Nobukatsu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Tokugawa Army:                      | Hashiba Army:                       |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Nobukatsu Oda                    |    Nene                             |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Ujisato Gamo                     |
|    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |    Suketada Ogawa                   |
|    Masanobu Honda                   |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|    Nobumasa Okudaira                |    Ittetsu Inaba                    |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|    Ujishige Niwa                    |    Hidetsugu Hashiba                |
| Reinforcements:                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|    None                             |    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |
|                                     |    Nagayoshi Mori                   |
|                                     |    Kiyomasa Kato                    |
|                                     |    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |
|                                     |    Nene                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way north.  Just defeat enemies in the 
central area until a detached enemy force attacks Iwasaki Castle.  Do not 
defeat any enemy officers until this point.  When Iwasaki Castle is under 
attack, make your way over to the eastern side of the map.  You will get a 
mission to capture Iwasaki Castle.  To complete this mission, defeat Hidetsugu 
Hashiba, Nagayoshi Mori, Tsuneoki Ikeda, and Hidemasa Hori.  When this mission 
is completed, the Hashiba Army will begin their advance.  You will get a 
mission to defend the allied front line.  To complete this mission, you will 
need to defeat Ujisato Gamo, Suketada Ogawa, Nagachika Kanamori, Ittetsu 
Inaba, and Hidenaga Hashiba without losing any of your frontline officers.  I 
normally go from the west to the east when defeating enemy officers.

When your frontline has been protected, Ieyasu Tokugawa will charge the enemy 
main camp.  When he crosses through the gate to the northern castles, the gate 
behind him will close and you will get two enemy officers that appear inside 
the gates.  You will also get a mission to rescue Ieyasu.  If you are outside 
of the northern area when the gates close, you will have to use the ninja path 
to get inside to reach Ieyasu.  Complete the mission by defeating Kiyomasa 
Kato and Kazutoyo Yamanouchi.  Nene will appear near Nobukatsu Oda while 
you're fighting Hideyoshi's reinforcements, so when you're done rescuing 
Ieyasu, quickly make your way towards the southwestern castle.  You will get a 
mission to defeat Nene.  When you get to Nene, you will find that she is 
powered up (and no, Nene is not Kunoichi from SW1 and Hanzo's remarks to Nene 
does not imply that Nene is Kunoichi, since kunoichi is the word for a female 
ninja).  When Nene is defeated, the rest of the Hashiba Army will charge out.  
Sakon Shima will attack from the western path while Mitsunari Ishida and 
Hideyoshi will attack from the central path.  Defeat Sakon first and then make 
your way over to the central area.  Defeat Mitsunari and then Hideyoshi to 
complete the stage.


-------------------------------
Stage 5:  Siege of Osaka Castle
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hideyoshi.

Defeat Conditions:  Either Ieyasu or Ujimasa is defeated, or Kotaro defeats
   Hideyoshi.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Tokugawa-Hojo:          | Toyotomi Army:         | Assassins:             |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa      |    Hideyoshi Toyotomi  |    None                |
|    Ujimasa Hojo         |    Masanori Fukushima  | Reinforcements:        |
|    Hanzo Hattori        |    Magoichi Saika      |    Kotaro Fuma         |
|    Ina                  |    Hidemasa Hori       |                        |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara  |    Tadaoki Hosokawa    |                        |
|    Kotaro Fuma          |    Hidetsugu Hashiba   |                        |
|    Ujinao Hojo          |    Hideie Ukita        |                        |
|    Ujiteru Hojo         |    Tsuneoki Ikeda      |                        |
| Reinforcements:         |    Kanbei Kuroda       |                        |
|    None                 |    Kiyomasa Kato       |                        |
|                         |    Yoshiaki Kato       |                        |
|                         | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|                         |    Tsuneoki Ikeda      |                        |
|                         |    Koroku Hachisuka    |                        |
|                         |    Hidenaga Hashiba    |                        |
|                         |    Mitsunari Ishida    |                        |
|                         |    Yoshitsugu Otani    |                        |
|                         |    Yukinaga Konishi    |                        |
|                         |    Nene                |                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off in the southern area of the map.  Quickly head north and defeat 
Tadaoki Hosokawa.  The front gate of Osaka Castle cannot be opened from the 
outside.  You will need to find another way.  That way is through the eastern 
path.  When you get close to the eastern path, Koroku Hachisuka will appear 
and attempt to attack your main camp.  You will get a mission to defeat Koroku 
before he can enter your camp.  Defeat him and then make your way over to the 
eastern gate of the castle.  The eastern gate is guarded by a Defense Captain, 
but you should be able to defeat them easily to open the gate.  Make your way 
north and defeat Kanbei Kuroda, who is attacking Ina.  Once inside Osaka 
Castle, you will be given an order to find the enemy storehouse.  It could be 
in this area of the castle.  If it is, you will get a mission to take over the 
storehouse.  To complete this mission, defeat Hidenaga Hashiba.  When you have 
captured the storehouse or if the storehouse isn't here, continue to move 
north to where Kiyomasa Kato is.  Defeat him but do not enter the main keep 
just yet.  Instead, head back south and then west towards the western gate of 
Osaka Castle.  Along the way, defeat Masanori Fukushima, but don't pass 
through the gate he is guarding just yet.

When you reach the western gate of Osaka Castle, you will get two missions.  
The first mission is to seize control of the outer ward.  The second mission 
will be to prevent Tsuneoki Ikeda from entering the Hojo main camp.  Complete 
the second mission first by defeating Tsuneoki Ikeda.  Defeat Hidemasa Hori 
and Hideie Ukita to ensure the protection of the Hojo main camp.  If you 
haven't taken down the enemy storehouse yet, make your way towards the 
northwestern corner of the castle.  The storehouse should be located here.  To 
capture the enemy storehouse, defeat Hidenaga Hashiba.  Either way, your next 
target should be the outer ward.  Magoichi Saika has control over the outer 
ward.  Since you shouldn't be giving snipers control over bigger guns, defeat 
Magoichi Saika and stop the cannons.  While you are here, you might as well 
defeat Hidetsugu Hashiba as well.  Now, make your way towards the main 
entrance to the main keep of the castle.  When you enter the courtyard right 
in front of the main keep, Mitsunari Ishida will appear with a couple more 
enemy officers.  Clear this area out of enemy officers and enter the main keep 
of the castle.

Make your way to the second floor of the main keep.  You will get a cut scene 
of Nene appearing and trying to fight you off, with Kotaro appearing to make 
the save for Nene.  Kotaro will become his own third army.  This will be a 
three way ninja battle to see who gets to kill off (or protect) Hideyoshi 
Toyotomi.  Even though they can hurt each other, they both really just want to 
kill you off.  Both ninjas are powered up, so this will be a serious battle 
with Japan as the prize.  Defeating Nene will open up the gate to the third 
floor.  Defeating Kotaro will ensure that he doesn't kill Hideyoshi and ruin 
your day.  When both ninjas are defeated, make your way to the third floor.  
Defeat Hideyoshi to complete the stage.


----------------------------
Dream:  Siege of Ueda Castle
----------------------------


Victory Conditions:  Defeat Masayuki and Yukimura.

Defeat Condition:  Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Sanada Army:                        |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Masayuki Sanada                  |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    Mototada Torii                   |    Nobuyuki Sanada                  |
|    Nagamori Okabe                   |    Shigenori Suzuki                 |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Yorisada Yazawa                  |
|    Tadayo Okubo                     |    Genba Karasawa                   |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Shigenaga Honjo                  |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Tomonobu Saito                   |
|    Chikayoshi Hiraiwa               |    Yataro Onikojima                 |
|    Tadataka Okubo                   |    Takahiro Kitajo                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Chikanori Suibara                |
|    None                             |    Nagazane Irobe                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Zushonosuke Yumoto               |
|                                     |    Mino Kaneko                      |
|                                     |    Bitchu Kozuki                    |
|                                     |    Yukishige Yokotani               |
|                                     |    Mikawa Hisaya                    |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

At the start of the level, make your way north and then west.  You will have 
to go around the closed gate that is directly north of you.  The western path 
will lead you around the gate and to Toishi Castle.  Defeat Tomonobu Saito and 
continue north.  You will get a mission to seize Toishi Castle when you reach 
it.  Complete this mission by defeating Yataro Onikojima.  While you are here, 
also defeat Chikanori Suibara.  When Toishi Castle falls, Kotaro Fuma will 
appear south of Toishi Castle.  Ignore him for now, because Masayuki Sanada 
will be attempting a flood attack on your allies.  There will be Spy Captains 
that appear at the western gate of Ueda Castle.  Make your way over to those 
Spy Captains.  You will get a mission to prevent the flood attack.  Complete 
this mission by defeating all the Spy Captains before they reach the 
floodgates.  When you complete this mission, you will find a map that will 
show you all of the annoying underground tunnels that are on this map.  Now, 
head back to Kotaro.  Kotaro will be powered up, but you should be strong 
enough to defeat him.

When Kotaro retreats, make your way back south and then east.  You want to end 
up in the central area, south of where Yukimura Sanada is.  Kotaro Fuma will 
reappear, but he will reappear in three different places.  You will get a 
mission to eliminate Kotaro Fuma.  From the central area, take the ninja path 
to the southern area of the map, where the first Kotaro is.  When you reach 
this area, Yukimura Sanada will call for an ambush.  Mino Kaneko will appear 
near Kotaro.  Defeat the first Kotaro clone and Mino Kaneko and then head back 
over the ninja path.  Get back on your horse and take the tunnels to the 
southeastern garrison.  You will get a mission to take this garrison.  Defeat 
the Defense Captain that is at the southern gate to the garrison to gain 
access to this area.  Complete your mission by defeating Takahiro Kitajo.  
Leave this garrison through the western gate and defeat Nagazane Irobe and 
Zushonosuke Yumoto.  Do this quickly, as Kanetsugu Naoe will begin to move 
from his garrison.  When the south is cleared out, make your way over to 
Kanetsugu.  Defeat Kanetsugu Naoe along with all enemy officers that are along 
the eastern path.  Make your way north through the eastern garrison.  When 
you're close to the northeastern corner of the map, you will get ambushed by 
Yukishige Yokotani and Mikawa Hisaya.  Now, make your way to the eastern gate 
of Ueda Castle.  You will want to avoid taking on Yukimura head on.  You can 
if you want, but it's easier to take Ueda Castle first and make Yukimura less 
powered up than he already is.  Once you defeat the Defense Captain at the 
east gate of Ueda Castle, enter the main keep of the castle.

Once inside the main keep, the first enemy officer you will come across is 
Nobuyuki Sanada.  Defeat him to open up the gates to the underground tunnels 
of Ueda Castle.  There are two paths you can take.  For now, take the western 
path.  Defeat Shigenori Suzuki and make your way up the stairs to the second 
floor.  Masayuki Sanada is here, along with another Kotaro clone.  Defeat the 
Kotaro clone first, as Masayuki is a commander on this stage and therefore, is 
powered up.  When you have made the second Kotaro clone disappear, defeat 
Masayuki to bring down Ueda Castle.  Yukimura Sanada will be disheartened by 
the loss of the castle and will lose his will to fight and make him less 
powered up.  Make your way out of the main keep of Ueda Castle through the 
front gate.  Yukimura is here, along with a couple of generic officers and the 
real Kotaro Fuma.  You should deal with Kotaro first.  The real Kotaro is 
powered up, so try your best to move him away from the other enemy officers.  
When your rival has finally been defeated, you should focus on the enemy 
officers that are around Yukimura next.  When Yukimura is the last enemy 
officer on the map, defeat him to complete the stage.  He should be much 
easier to defeat now that he's less powered up.  He's still powered up, but 
he's no longer has the ungodly high attack, defense, and life he once had.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4m. Ranmaru Mori's Walkthrough
  SW2STRAN              \____________________________________________________


Ranmaru doesn't have a Story Mode.  However, he does have a couple of lines 
spoken about him at the battle of Odani Castle if you are playing as him and 
he does have a special mission set for one battle.  It is the Incident at 
Honnoji, Oda side.  This is the only stage that I know of that Ranmaru has a 
special set of missions.  I have listed the walkthrough for that battle in 
this section.


--------------------------------
Incident at Honnoji:  Oda Forces
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsuhide.

Defeat Condition:  Nobunaga is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda Army:                           | Akechi Army:                        |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |
|    No                               |    Kaneaki Mimaki                   |
|    Ranmaru Mori                     |    Toshimitsu Saito                 |
|    Nobutada Oda                     |    Junkei Tsutsui                   |
|    Naonori Akaza                    |    Shigetomo Akechi                 |
|    Sadakatsu Murai                  |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Shoju Ogura                      |    Katsusada Shibata                |
|    Jinsuke Yuasa                    |    Sadaoki Ise                      |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masachika Matsuda                |
|    None                             |    Nobuharu Tsuda                   |
|                                     |    Kunitsugu Yasuda                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|                                     |    Fujitaka Hosokawa                |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

At the start of the battle, you will be given a mission to secure an escape 
route for Nobunaga Oda.  You will need to defeat either Kunitsugu Yasuda or 
Nobuharu Tsuda.  I normally defeat Nobuharu first to complete the mission and 
then double back to defeat Kunitsugu to make sure he doesn't bother Nobunaga.  
When you have secured the escape route, you will get three new missions.  The 
first will be to escort Nobunaga to the escape point.  The second will be to 
escort No to the escape point.  The third will be to defeat the Spy Captain 
and prevent the fire attack.  The Spy Captain will appear in the alley near 
the western path and head east, so be quick in catching up with the Spy 
Captain.  When the Spy Captain is defeated, you will have prevented the fire 
attack.

Now, continue along the western path and head north to Nijo Castle.  Here, you 
will get a mission to rescue Nobutada Oda.  Complete this mission by defeating 
Kaneaki Mimaki and Hidemitsu Akechi.  Make your way back to where Nobunaga is.  
He should be getting bothered by Akechi officers like Shigetomo Akechi and 
Katsusada Shibata.  Defeat any officers that may be in the vicinity of 
Nobunaga and clear a path for him to head north.  You should run into Sadaoki 
Ise on the northern path, so defeat him.  Also in this area should be whatever 
remnants of the Akechi Army is left.  There might be quite a few officers, so 
quickly dispatch of them before Nobunaga makes his way through this area.  The 
officer that should be guarding the escape point is Sadayuki Atsuji.  When 
Nobunaga reaches him, Mitsuhide Akechi will appear, along with some 
reinforcements.  Quickly get rid of Sadayuki Atsuji and then clear the area 
out as quickly as possible.  Allow Nobunaga and No to both make it to the 
escape point to complete your missions.  The only things left to do is to take 
out Mitsuhide and the rest of his army.  Defeat both Fujitaka Hosokawa and 
Tadaoki Hosokawa first, then finish of Mitsuhide to foil his assassination 
attempt.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4n. Hideyoshi Toyotomi's Walkthrough
  SW2STHID              \____________________________________________________


----------------------------
Stage 1:  Battle of Yamazaki
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsuhide.

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi or Hidenaga is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Akechi Army:                        |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Shigetomo Akechi                 |
|    Nene                             |    Kaneaki Mimaki                   |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Yasuie Namikawa                  |
|    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |    Masachika Matsuda                |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    |    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |
|    Masanori Fukushima               | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nobuharu Tsuda                   |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Toshimitsu Saito                 |
|                                     |    Katsusada Shibata                |
|                                     |    Kunitsugu Yasuda                 |
|                                     |    Sadaoki Ise                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the battle starts, run up the mountain quickly to Mt. Tenno.  Try to 
defeat as many enemies as you can along the way.  You don't have to defeat 
every enemy soldier.  Just focus on the group leaders to allow Kiyomasa Kato a 
semi-clear path to the top.  When you have taken the mountain jump down the 
cliffs towards your main camp and then go over to where Shoryuji is.  When you 
get close to the southeastern fort, you will get a mission to take Shoryuji.  
Sakon Shima should arrive as reinforcements, so he'll help take down Shoryuji 
as well.  To complete the mission of taking Shoryuji, you will need to defeat 
Kaneaki Mimaki and Sadayuki Atsuji.  While you're fighting Sadayuki Atsuji, 
Nobuharu Tsuda should appear as reinforcements for Shoryuji, so defeat him as 
well, since you're already down there and everything.  Once Shoryuji is 
cleared out, race back up the mountain and get next to Kiyomasa Kato.  You 
should get a mission to assist him up to the top of Mt. Tenno.  Get rid of any 
enemy soldiers that may remain in his path.

When Kiyomasa's path is clear, head back to Shoryuji.  Kiyomasa can make it to 
the top on his own if his path is clear.  Mitsuhide will call out another 
ambush party to attack Shoryuji.  This ambush party consists of Toshimitsu 
Saito and Katsusada Shibata.  When you get close to one of these two officers, 
you will get a mission to defeat the ambush party.  Complete this mission by 
defeating the two officers.  Mitsuhide should call for a full assault, so 
defeat the two Akechis that are trying to get to your main base.  They should 
be Hidemitsu Akechi and Shigetomo Akechi.  Defeat them and race back up to the 
top of Mt. Tenno.  There should be a few generals trying to reach the mountain 
top.  Defeat any enemies that are on the mountain top to protect your cannons 
and then jump back down the cliffs of the mountain, this time on the Akechi 
Army's side of things.  Mitsuhide should be the last officer to beat.  He 
shouldn't be too hard to beat, considering this is the first level and all.


-------------------------------
Stage 2:  Battle of Shizugatake
-------------------------------


Victory:  Defeat Katsuie.

Defeat:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Shibata Army:                       |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Oichi                            |
|    Nene                             |    Keiji Maeda                      |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Toshinaga Maeda                  |
|    Nagahide Niwa                    |    Morimasa Sakuma                  |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    |    Katsumasa Shibata                |
|    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|    Shigetomo Takayama               |    Nagayori Hara                    |
|    Kiyohide Nakagawa                |    Katsumitsu Fuwa                  |
|    Shogen Yamaji                    |    Hideaki Tokuyama                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nagayori Murai                   |
|    None                             |    Yasumasa Sakuma                  |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Shogen Yamaji                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the fight starts, head over to where Yasumasa Sakuma is.  He should be 
trying to make an early charge at you, so defeat him while Hideyoshi is 
contemplating his next step.  When Hideyoshi says that he doesn't want to 
fight Toshiie Maeda, make your way over to the western fort, where Toshiie is.  
That fort is guarded by Toshinaga Maeda, so defeat him.  I normally don't go 
into the fort at this time.  I normally head over to where Morimasa Sakuma is.  
This will give you a mission to prevent Morimasa from entering your main camp.  
However, you should only defeat Morimasa before Toshiie if you are fast at 
killing.  If you are afraid you are not, you can forgo this mission and kill 
Toshiie first and then defeat Morimasa.  When you get close to Toshiie, you 
will get a mission to defeat Toshiie.  Once Toshiie is defeated, he will 
retreat from the battlefield and you will get the western fort.  You will also 
get a tongue lashing from Oichi, but not the good type.  Okay, enough sexual 
innuendos.  If you haven't defeated Morimasa, do so now.  Morimasa's entrance 
into the main camp or defeat will cause Shogen Yamaji to defect to the enemy's 
side.  He should be your next target, since you can't let people who defect 
live.  It sets a bad example, you know?

By this time, Keiji Maeda should get bored and decide to charge after your 
main camp.  Don't go to him.  Let him come to you.  While you're waiting for 
him to arrive, you can take down a couple of garrisons on the eastern side of 
the map.  There are four garrisons in all.  When you enter a fort, you will 
get a mission to take over all four garrisons.  Each garrison is guarded by a 
different enemy general.  When that general is defeated, you will get the 
garrison.  When Keiji is within a respectable amount of distance to you, go 
over and say hi to him.  Ignore the message to ignore Keiji.  There's no 
reason to ignore Keiji.  Keiji just wants to play, after all.  Keiji will be 
extremely powered up, so this won't be an easy battle.  However, if you are 
good at reading moves, you can normally catch Keiji before he can hit you.  
His opening move for his S-string and his C1 both have huge openings before 
they connect with you.  In the middle of your fight with Keiji, you should get 
a mission to defeat Keiji.  Once Keiji is defeated, take down the remaining 
garrisons.  This will cause Katsumasa Shibata to begin to charge your main 
camp.  Defeat him while he's on the way to your main camp.  Then, go through 
the fort that Katsumasa was located in to reach the northern path.  Take the 
northern path to Katsuie Shibata's main base.  Defeat Nagayori Murai, who is 
guarding the gate, and let yourself in.  Inside, Katsuie and Oichi are waiting 
for you.  Defeat Oichi first if you want to defeat her.  Defeating Katsuie 
will end the stage in victory for you.


-----------------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Komaki-Nagakute
-----------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Condition:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Nobukatsu Oda                    |
|    Nene                             |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Ina                              |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|    Hidetsugu Hashiba                |    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |
|    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|    Nagayoshi Mori                   |    Nobumasa Okudaira                |
|    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |    Tadasuke Okubo                   |
|    Ujisato Gamo                     |    Tadayo Okubo                     |
|    Nagachika Kanamori               |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|    Ittetsu Inaba                    |    Naomasa Ii                       |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Ujishige Niwa                    |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, the first officer you should fight is Nobumasa 
Okudaira.  Continue moving east by defeating Tadayo Okubo.  By the time he is 
defeated, you should receive a report that Tsuneoki Ikeda is charging Iwasaki 
Castle.  Go rescue your ally.  When you get close to Tsuneoki, you will 
receive a mission to save him.  Complete this mission by defeating Naomasa Ii 
and Ujishige Niwa.  With Tsuneoki rescued and you so close to the castle, you 
might as well just take Iwasaki Castle.  When you get inside the castle, you 
will receive a mission to take the castle from its owner, Yasumasa Sakakibara.  
When you have Iwasaki castle and Yasumasa is defeated, Ieyasu Tokugawa will 
retreat into Kiyosu Castle.  This will also cause Tadakatsu Honda and his 
daughter, Ina, to try to take Iwasaki Castle back.  Don't let the father and 
daughter pair get close to Iwasaki Castle.  Make your stand inside Komaki 
Castle or just outside of Iwasaki Castle.  Defeat Ina first, as that will make 
dealing with Tadakatsu easier.  Tadakatsu is powered up, as always, so this 
may take some time.

When you have finished with Tadakatsu, make your way back to your main camp.  
While you were fighting Tadakatsu, your main camp has probably had a ninja 
infestation, led by Hanzo Hattori.  Since Terminex doesn't exist in Japan 
during this era and they don't exterminate ninjas anyways, you're going to 
have to do the exterminating yourself.  Rush to where ever Hanzo is and defeat 
him.  If he is not inside your main camp yet, you will receive a mission to 
stop him from entering your main camp.  When Hanzo is defeated, head back to 
the central plains.  Defeat any enemy generals that are in this area.  Your 
army should have been working these enemies over, so there shouldn't be many 
people left here that isn't an ally.  Once the central area is cleared out, 
the only enemies left should be in the southwest.  Make your way there and 
defeat the first enemy general you see, who should be Tadasuke Okubo.  Once he 
is defeated, you have a choice.  You can either go to the south and defeat 
Moritsuna Watanabe or go west and defeat Kazumasa Ishikawa.  Either one you 
pick, you should probably defeat the other next.  This will leave only 
Nobukatsu Oda and Ieyasu left.  Defeat Nobukatsu first, then defeat Ieyasu to 
complete the stage.


-----------------------------
Stage 4:  Conquest for Kyushu
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Yoshihisa, Yoshihiro, and Toshihisa.

Defeat Conditions:  Ginchiyo is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Shimazu Army:                       |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Yoshihisa Shimazu                |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Iehisa Shimazu                   |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Toshihisa Shimazu                |
|    Hidehisa Sengoku                 |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|    Nobuchika Chosokabe              |    Arinobu Yamada                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nobumitsu Saruwatari             |
|    None                             |    Tadatsune Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Tadanaga Shimazu                 |
|                                     |    Tadamune Ijuin                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Tadamoto Niiro                   |
|                                     |    Kakuken Uwai                     |
|                                     |    Hisataka Kabayama                |
|                                     |    Hisatora Ei                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way towards Tadamune Ijuin.  He should be the 
first to go.  This will open the gates of the central garrison.  Next, you 
should head north.  If the enemy hasn't destroyed the northern bridge already, 
they should now.  Defeat Nobumitsu Saruwatari next.  When you get to Iehisa 
Shimazu, he should trigger an ambush, lead by Tadamoto Niiro.  You will get a 
mission to rescue Hidehisa Sengoku.  Rescue him by defeating both Iehisa and 
Tadamoto.  Iehisa will retreat when defeated.  Once Hidehisa is rescued, 
continue west along the northern path.  You should run into Arinobu Yamada.  
Defeat him and continue to take the path until you reach the northeastern 
fort.  Inside this fort is Tadanaga Shimazu.  Defeat Tadanaga and then make 
your way south to Tsuruga Castle.  When you get close to Tsuruga Castle, you 
will get a mission to seize control of it.  The castle is currently being 
guarded by the general with the big hammer, Yoshihiro Shimazu.  Defeating 
Yoshihiro will cause him to retreat, the mission to be completed, and all the 
gates inside the castle to open.

Head out of Tsuruga Castle through the west gate.  This will cause the geyser 
that was blocking the path to Toyohisa Shimazu to recede.  This will also 
cause the volcano on the stage to erupt, shooting out fireballs into the sky 
that will damage you if they land on you.  These fireballs will only hit the 
parts of the map near the volcano, so it's not a stage wide thing.  Make your 
way towards Toyohisa Shimazu and you will get a mission to prevent Toyohisa 
from entering your main camp.  This shouldn't be too hard, as your main camp 
is quite a bit of distance away.  Defeat Toyohisa to complete your mission and 
then rush back to Tsuruga Castle.  There should have been an ambush consisting 
of Kakuken Uwai and Hisataka Kabayama.  Their goal is to take back Tsuruga 
Castle, so assist them with failing their goal by defeating them both.  When 
you get close to either ambush party officer, you will trigger a mission to 
defend your castle, so it all works out in the end.  Well, except for the 
Shimazu.  Who you're in the middle of crushing.  Back to the matters at hand.  
Your next goal should be the two Shimazu's south of Tsuruga Castle.  They are 
Toshihisa Shimazu and Tadatsune Shimazu.  When you get close to Toshihisa, he 
will set off a rockslide that will block your retreat path.  No matter.  You 
shouldn't need to retreat anyways.  However, there will be another ambush led 
by Hisatora Ei.  You will get a mission to defeat Toshihisa.  When defeated, 
Toshihisa will make up some kind of excuse and retreat.  While you're here, 
also defeat Hisatora for trying to ambush you.  The only thing left is the 
Shimazu main camp, guarded by Yoshihisa Shimazu.  However, when you enter the 
Shimazu main camp, Yoshihiro, Iehisa, and Toshihisa will all appear once again 
to fight you in a four on one battle inside their main camp.  Not sporting 
odds, but this is war.  The Shimazus are stronger now than the first time you 
met them.  To complete this stage, you will need to defeat Yoshihisa, 
Yoshihiro, and Iehisa.


---------------------------------
Stage 5:  Siege of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa.

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.


+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Nene                             |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ujitada Hojo                     |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Ujisato Gamo                     |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Norihide Matsuda                 |
|    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |    Masataka Kasahara                |
|    Nagachika Kanamori               |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
|    Kanbei Kuroda                    |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |    Naosada Hojo                     |
|    Terumasa Ikeda                   | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|    None                             |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|                                     |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|                                     |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

It's time to take on the large family of the Hojo.  When the stage starts, you 
are given a mission with the option to go north or south.  Your first choice 
should be...middle.  Take out the Ujimitsu Hojo and Naosada Hojo first.  
Kotaro Fuma should be in the vicinity also, so he should be the next one to 
fall.  Kotaro shouldn't be too bad of an opponent for now.  When the middle is 
cleared, make your choice to go north or south.  I normally go south to assist 
Nene.  After all, she is your wife.  Either way, destroy the enemy general 
that's inside the garrison of your choice.  Once that general is defeated, the 
gates inside the garrison will open.  A siege ramp will appear and immediately 
get attacked by a lot of enemy troops, along with two enemy officers.  You 
will get a mission to defend the siege ramps.  Take this time to clear out as 
many enemy troops as possible and defeat the two officers.  If the siege ramp 
breaks, don't worry.  A second one will appear.  This is why you need to clear 
out the enemy troops during the first one's appearance.  Once either siege 
ramp is in position, you can now enter the outside grounds of Odawara Castle.

Once inside the castle, make your way to where Ujitada Hojo is.  He is 
guarding the Odawara Castle storehouse.  You will get a mission to capture the 
storehouse.  Complete this mission by defeating Ujitada.  When you get close 
to the gates of the inner keep of Odawara Castle, Ujimasa will call for an 
ambush of your main camp.  Three more Hojos fresh off of the Hojo production 
line will surround your main camp.  You will get a mission to protect your 
main camp.  Also, Kotaro will show up near your position and ask you to beat 
him up again.  Kindly oblige him by beating him down.  During your fight with 
Kotaro, Masamune Date should arrive as reinforcements, adding some more 
firepower to your arsenal.  Go over to your main camp and defeat the three 
Hojos surrounding it.  It doesn't matter which one goes down first as long as 
all three are defeated.  To finish up the mission of protecting your main 
camp, you will need to defeat every enemy that is outside the castle's inner 
keep.  Once you have done that, the gates to the inner keep of the castle will 
open.  Make your way inside the castle.

Enter the castle and face off with Yoshitake Mibu and Norihide Matsuda on the 
first floor.  Once they are defeated, make your way to the second floor.  On 
the second floor, there are a lot of riflemen in the area.  Ujiteru Hojo 
should be your first opponent on the second floor.  He is guarding the gate to 
the stairs.  Once Ujiteru is defeated, the gate will rise up.  However, before 
you can go up the stairs, Masataka Kasahara will try to block your path.  
Defeat Masataka and climb the stairs to the third floor.  Here is where 
Ujimasa Hojo is.  However, he is not alone.  Kotaro Fuma will show up again, 
officially making him a huge pain in the ass.  Kotaro will be powered up, so 
he won't be as easy to defeat as he was in the first two fights.  Defeat 
Kotaro first and the focus all your attacks on the leader of the Hojos.  
Defeat Ujimasa to complete the stage and complete your conquest of Japan.


----------------------------
Dream:  Battle of Sekigahara
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Ina                              |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|    Yukinaga Knoishi                 |    Takatora Todo                    |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|    Teruzumi Akashi                  |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|    Ekei Ankokuji                    |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|    Hidemoto Mori                    |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
|    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |
|    Satoie Gamo                      | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Kiyomasa Kato                    |
|    None                             |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |
|                                     |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, make your way over to Masanori Fukushima.  You 
will get a mission to defeat the traitor.  While you are fighting Masanori, 
the Mori army will decide they don't want to defect and will begin to move 
towards the enemy main camp.  When Masanori is defeated, make your way over to 
Naomasa Ii and defeat him.  Make your way over to Takatora Todo and defeat him 
as well.  You will be waiting on Kiyomasa Kato to appear.  When he does, make 
your way over to Kiyomasa.  You will get a mission to defeat him.  While you 
are fighting Kiyomasa, Ginchiyo Tachibana, Yoshihiro Shimazu, and Toyohisa 
Shimazu will all defect to the enemy.  Also, Tadakatsu Honda will begin to 
march towards the northwestern garrison and Hanzo Hattori will appear in Mt. 
Matsuo Castle.  When Kiyomasa is defeated, make your way over to Mt. Matsuo 
Castle.  You will get a mission to rescue Hideaki Kobayakawa.  Complete this 
mission by defeating Hanzo Hattori.  While you are here, also defeat Yoshiaki 
Kato.  Make your way over to your main camp.  At the eastern gate of your main 
camp, Ginchiyo Tachibana and Ina will be trying to get inside your base.  You 
will get a mission to prevent Ginchiyo from entering your main camp.  Defeat 
Ginchiyo to complete your mission and then defeat Ina to prevent her from 
causing problems and then make your way to the northern gate of your main 
camp.  Yoshihiro Shimazu will be here, along with Toyohisa Shimazu and a few 
other enemy officers.  You will get a mission to prevent Yoshihiro from 
entering your main camp.  Defeat Yoshihiro before he can enter your camp and 
then clear this area out of enemy officers.

When this is done, make your way to the northwestern garrison.  Your army will 
begin to charge the enemy main camp.  This will cause Masamune Date along with 
his army to appear in the northwestern garrison.  Tadakatsu Honda will also be 
here.  You will get two missions.  The first mission will be to rescue Satoie 
Gamo.  Complete this mission by defeating Tadakatsu.  This might be the only 
stage where Tadakatsu is not powered up, so enjoy it while it lasts.  The 
second mission will be to prevent Masamune Date from entering your main camp.  
This shouldn't be too hard to complete, since Masamune is a long ways away 
from your main camp.  The hard part of these two missions will be defeating 
the multiple enemy officers that are all crowded in the same area, but if you 
defeat each enemy officer on at a time, this shouldn't be too hard.  The only 
powered up officer is Masamune, so save him for last.  Once both missions are 
completed, clear out any enemy officer that is around or near your main camp.  
When that is done, make your way towards the Tokugawa main camp.  Defeat the 
three guards that are guarding the gates to the main camp and then enter the 
main camp.  Once inside the Tokugawa main camp, you will have to face off with 
Kazutoyo Yamanouchi and Ieyasu Tokugawa.  Defeat Ieyasu to complete the stage.


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---------------------------
Stage 1:  Battle of Anegawa
---------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nagamasa and Yoshikage.

Defeat Conditions:  Nobunaga or Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Azai-Asakura:                       |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Nagamasa Azai                    |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Yoshikage Asakura                |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Oichi                            |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Kazumasa Isono                   |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Masazumi Azai                    |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Naotsune Endo                    |
|    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |
|    Yoshinari Mori                   |    Kagenori Asakura                 |
|    Masahisa Sakai                   |    Jinpachiro Maeba                 |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Kagetake Asakura                 |
|    Masanobu Honda                   |    Yoshimune Kawai                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nagashige Tomita                 |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Kagekata Uozumi                  |
|                                     |    Naganori Yamazaki                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

The stage starts off with the Tokugawa Army outnumbered 3 to 1.  Of course, 
this doesn't matter since one of those officers in the Tokugawa Army is 
Tadakatsu Honda.  When the stage starts, make your way north and defeat 
Nagashige Tomita and Kagenori Asakura.  Ieyasu Tokugawa will order you to 
attack the central garrison, so make your way over there.  The garrison is 
being guarded by Yoshimune Kawai.  Defeat him and then make your way back 
west.  Help out the Tokugawa frontline by defeating Naganori Yamazaki, 
Kagekata Uozumi, and Jinpachiro Maeba.  By now, Yasumasa Sakakibara should 
have infiltrated the Asakura main camp and opened all the gates to the camp.  
Go inside the Asakura main camp and say hi to the leader of the Asakura.  
Defeat both Yoshikage Asakura and his bodyguard, Kagenori Asakura, to drive 
off the Asakura Army.

Now, the next goal is to defeat the Azai Army.  From the Asakura main camp, 
head east.  Oichi will order her faction of the Azai Army to charge the 
Tokugawa.  You will face off with Kiyotsuna Akao, Tsunachika Kaiho, and 
Naotsune Endo.  Each one of those enemy officers thinks he can stop you, so 
prove each one of them wrong by defeating them.  Finally, Oichi will attempt 
to stop the Tokugawa advance.  Defeat Oichi and then continue east along the 
river.  When you reach the eastern part of the northern river, you will run 
into two Azai officers.  They are Kazumasa Isono and Masazumi Azai.  Defeat 
them both and then make your way inside the Oda main camp through the north 
gate.  Here, Nagamasa Azai should be either inside or almost inside the Oda 
main camp.  He should be here with Sadayuki Atsuji and Naoyori Shinjo.  Defeat 
both of Nagamasa's officers first before defeating Nagamasa himself to 
complete the stage.


--------------------------------
Stage 2:  Battle of Mikatagahara
--------------------------------


Victory Conditions:  Defeat Shingen or Ieyasu and Tadakatsu arrive at the
   Escape Point.

Defeat Condition:  Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Takeda Army:                        |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Shingen Takeda                   |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Nobutoyo Takeda                  |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Nobukimi Anayama                 |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Masatane Hara                    |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Moritomo Saegusa                 |
|    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |    Nobufusa Baba                    |
|    Tadazane Honda                   |    Masatoyo Naito                   |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Nobushige Oyamada                |
|    Hirohide Hirate                  |    Masatsugu Tsuchiya               |
| Reinforcements:                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Yoshinobu Natsume                |    Katsuyori Takeda                 |
|    Tadatsugu Matsui                 |    Masakage Yamagata                |
|    Kyuzaburo Suzuki                 |    Nobukado Takeda                  |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Masanobu Kosaka                  |
|                                     |    Sakon Shima                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This is basically a stage where you retreat, but you don't really have to 
retreat at the end.  When the stage starts off, you're in the northern area of 
the map.  The first person you should come across is Nobushige Oyamada.  You 
will get a mission to stop his pursuit, so defeat him to complete this 
mission.  Now, make your way west towards the Oda Army.  You will get a 
mission to help them escape.  You can help them out by opening a path for 
them.  First, defeat Nobukimi Anayama to open up the north gate to the western 
garrison.  Once inside the western garrison, defeat Masatane Hara to open up 
the south gate to the western garrison.  Finally, defeat Moritomo Saegusa at 
the south gate.  Now, thin out some of the enemy soldiers in this area.  You 
don't have to defeat them all, but just get rid of some so that the Oda Army 
doesn't die to them.  Now, leave the western garrison through the north gate 
and take the long way around to where Ieyasu Tokugawa is.  He should be 
getting attacked by Katsuyori Takeda at this point.  If you go through the 
central garrison, you will get ambushed there and you don't want that to 
happen just yet.  When you reach Katsuyori, you will get a mission to stop his 
attack.  Defeat Katsuyori to complete this mission.

Now, go back to the central garrison.  When you go inside the garrison, all 
the gates to the garrison will close and Masakage Yamagata and Nobukado Takeda 
will ambush you.  You will get a mission to open up all the gates to the 
central garrison.  Defeat Masakage and Nobukado to complete this mission and 
open up the gates.  Leave the central garrison through the south gate and 
defeat Masatsugu Tsuchiya.  Now, go back to where Ieyasu is and defeat all 
enemy soldiers that are around him.  This will get him moving towards 
Hamamatsu Castle.  When Ieyasu gets near the south gate of the central 
garrison, Kotaro Fuma will appear and attempt to assassinate Ieyasu.  You will 
get a mission to defeat Kotaro, so complete this mission and then continue to 
escort Ieyasu towards Hamamatsu Castle.  In the southwestern section of the 
map, this area will be filled with ledges.  This area can be easy to get lost 
in if you don't know the terrain.  You can only jump down ledges.  You cannot 
go back up a ledge.  Also, here in this area, Ieyasu will get ambushed once 
again.  This ambush will be lead by Masanobu Kosaka.  You will get a mission 
to protect Ieyasu.  Complete this mission by defeating Masanobu.  Now, by this 
time, Shingen Takeda should order a full attack on your army.  You should get 
some allied reinforcements.  Now, you can ignore protecting Ieyasu for the 
time being.  The first general you should defeat is Masatoyo Naito.  Now, make 
your way over to where Nobufusa Baba is.  He should be in the garrison just 
north of Hamamatsu Castle.  Defeat him and then make your way back towards 
Ieyasu.  Clear out the enemies that are near him to get him moving towards 
Hamamatsu Castle again.  When Ieyasu gets closed to Hamamatsu Castle, Sakon 
Shima will arrive as reinforcements for the Takeda Army.  He will close all 
the gates to the castle and stop Ieyasu's retreat.  You will need to defeat 
Sakon to open up all the gates to the castle.  Now, when Sakon is defeated, 
you have two options.  You can either escape with Ieyasu through the castle or 
you can go pay Shingen a visit.  I normally just go after Shingen's head.  
Make your way all the way north to the northeastern garrison.  Shingen is here 
with Nobutoyo Takeda.  You will get a mission to defeat Shingen.  Defeat both 
Takedas to complete the mission and the retreat.


------------------------------
Stage 3:  Siege of Ueda Castle
------------------------------


Victory Conditions:  Defeat Masayuki and Yukimura.

Defeat Condition:  Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Sanada Army:                        |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Masayuki Sanada                  |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    Mototada Torii                   |    Nobuyuki Sanada                  |
|    Nagamori Okabe                   |    Shigenori Suzuki                 |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Yorisada Yazawa                  |
|    Tadayo Okubo                     |    Genba Karasawa                   |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Shigenaga Honjo                  |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Tomonobu Saito                   |
|    Chikayoshi Hiraiwa               |    Yataro Onikojima                 |
|    Tadataka Okubo                   |    Takahiro Kitajo                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Chikanori Suibara                |
|    None                             |    Nagazane Irobe                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Zushonosuke Yumoto               |
|                                     |    Mino Kaneko                      |
|                                     |    Bitchu Kozuki                    |
|                                     |    Yukishige Yokotani               |
|                                     |    Mikawa Hisaya                    |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts off, make your way east.  Your first goal will be to 
seize the southwestern garrison.  When you get close to Nagazane Irobe, there 
will be some ambush troops that will appear behind you.  Ignore them for now.  
They will come to you, so just focus on the southwestern garrison.  You will 
get a mission to take the southwestern garrison, so complete this mission by 
defeating Nagazane and Takahiro Kitajo.  When they are defeated, go ahead and 
defeat the two ambush units, Zushonosuke Yumoto and Mino Kaneko.  Now, leave 
the southwestern garrison through the north gate and head north.  You cannot 
get inside the Uesugi garrison just yet, but you can defeat the enemy officer 
that is outside the stronghold.  Defeat Shigenaga Honjo and then make your way 
back inside the cave and head west.  You will get ambushed by Bitchu Kozuki, 
so teach him that it is not wise to ambush one of the strongest warriors in 
Japan by defeating him and then move on.  At the south gate of Ueda Castle, 
you should find Yukimura Sanada, who is powered up and more powerful than most 
powered up enemy officers.  He will be here with Genba Karasawa and Yorisada 
Yazawa.  Normally, when you're facing an officer that is as powered up as 
Yukimura is, there is a way to get rid of that powered up status.  In this 
case, you can get rid of Yukimura's status by taking control of Ueda Castle by 
defeating Masayuki Sanada.  However, since you're Tadakatsu Honda, why not 
challenge the powered up Yukimura and see who exactly the strongest warrior in 
Japan is?  Get rid of Yukimura's two bodyguards first and then face off with 
Yukimura himself in a one on one confrontation.  During this battle, your army 
should get flooded near the central area, but don't worry about that too much.  
The only major thing that happens is that some of the terrain changes because 
of the flood.  Just concentrate on knocking off Yukimura for now.  When 
Yukimura falls, you should be able to access Ueda Castle.

Now, you can open up the western gate of Ueda Castle from the inside just by 
going near it.  First, make your way through the western gate of Ueda Castle 
and head over towards the northwestern castle.  You will get a mission to take 
Toishi Castle.  Do this by defeating Yataro Onikojima.  Also, make sure you 
defeat Chikanori Suibara, who is guarding the south gate of Toishi Castle.  
When you have taken Toishi Castle, there is just one more officer in this area 
that you must defeat.  South of Toishi Castle is Tomonobu Saito.  Defeat him 
and then make your way back to the western gate of Ueda Castle.  Your next 
goal will be Kanetsugu Naoe.  He is locked away in the eastern garrison.  You 
cannot get inside that garrison from the south, but you can get inside the 
garrison from the north.  You will need to travel through another cave to get 
to the north gate of the eastern garrison.  This gate is being guarded by a 
Defense Captain, so run through the soldier quickly and then make your way 
inside the garrison.  Kanetsugu Naoe is not powered up, so he shouldn't 
provide much trouble.  When you are finished with Kanetsugu, make your way 
back through the cave that is north of the eastern garrison and then head 
north through the cave.  Follow this path until you get ambushed by two enemy 
officers.  They should be Yukishige Yokotani and Mikawa Hisaya.  Defeat them 
both and follow this path all the way to the east gate of the main keep of 
Ueda Castle.

To open the east gate of the main keep of Ueda Castle, you will need to defeat 
the Defense Captain guarding it.  Once inside the main keep, the first officer 
that will greet you will be Nobuyuki Sanada.  Defeat your future son-in-law to 
open up the gates within Ueda Castle.  Now, there are two paths you can take.  
Take the western path.  This will lead you to Shigenori Suzuki.  While you are 
fighting Shigenori, Kotaro will announce his presence on the stage.  Defeat 
Shigenori and go up the stairs to the second floor.  On the second floor, you 
will face off with both Kotaro Fuma and Masayuki Sanada.  You will get a 
mission to defeat Kotaro, so defeat him first.  When the dark ninja is 
defeated, finish off the elder Sanada to complete the stage.


----------------------------
Stage 4:  Battle of Kusegawa
----------------------------


Victory Conditions:  Defeat Sakon.

Defeat Condition:  Kazutada, Kazuhide, Toyouji, and Tanomo are eliminated,
   or Tadakatsu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Eastern Army:                       | Western Army:                       |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Ina                              |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Hideie Ukita                     |
|    Kazutada Nakamura                |    Yukinaga Konishi                 |
|    Kazuhide Nakamura                |    Tamehiro Hiratsuka               |
|    Toyouji Arima                    |    Satoie Gamo                      |
|    Tanomo Noisshiki                 |    Teruzumi Akashi                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Shigemasa Toda                   |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |
|                                     |    Yoshikatsu Otani                 |
|                                     |    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |
|                                     |    Yoritsugu Kinoshita              |
|                                     |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This stage is a relatively quick stage.  You have to protect four allied 
generals from getting defeated.  Since there are four of them, this shouldn't 
be too much of a problem.  When the stage starts, make your way west.  Defeat 
Teruzumi Akashi and continue to go west.  When you get close to Kazuhide 
Nakamura, you will get a mission to rescue him.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Satoie Gamo and Shigemasa Toda.  When this mission is complete, make 
your way towards the northwestern part of the map.  Ginchiyo Tachibana will 
launch an ambush of the southern garrison, but ignore her for now.  You should 
be close to Tanomo Noisshiki, who should get ambushed by Yoshitsugu Otani and 
Yoshikatsu Otani.  You will get a mission to assist in Tanomo's retreat, so 
defeat both Otani officers to help him survive.  He should be fine now, so 
just leave him to retreat on his own.

Make your way towards the southern garrison.  Ginchiyo should be here with her 
assistant, Yoritsugu Kinoshita.  You will get a mission to defend the southern 
garrison.  Complete this mission by defeating both Ginchiyo and Yoritsugu.  
Now, leave the southern garrison through the south gate.  Yoshihiro Shimazu 
should appear with Toyohisa Shimazu.  Toyohisa will appear in the southeastern 
corner of the map, hence the reason for leaving the southern garrison through 
the south gate.  When you get close to Toyohisa, you will get a mission to 
destroy the Shimazu Army.  Defeat Toyohisa and then make your way north along 
the eastern path to the northeastern garrison.  Defeat Yoshihiro Shimazu to 
complete your mission of destroying the Shimazu Army.  Now, Yukinaga Konishi 
and Tamehiro Hiratsuka should be inside or around the northeastern garrison.  
Defeat both of these enemy generals to rescue Toyouji Arima.  If Tanomo hasn't 
retreated yet, make your way over to him and defeat any and all enemy soldiers 
that around him until he retreats to complete the mission.  The only thing 
left to do now is to take down the enemy main camp.  Make your way back across 
the river to the western side of the map.  Guarding the entrance to the enemy 
main camp is Musashi Miyamoto and Hideie Ukita.  Hideie should be an easy 
kill, but Musashi is powered up and may take some time to bring down.  You 
should have the advantage in terms of reach, so use that to your advantage.  
Once Musashi is defeated, make your way inside the enemy main camp.  Sakon 
Shima is waiting for you here.  Defeat Sakon to complete the stage.


------------------------------
Stage 5:  Battle of Sekigahara
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsunari.

Defeat Condition:  Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Eastern Army:                       | Western Army:                       |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Ina                              |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Satoie Gamo                      |
|    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |
|    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |    Hideie Ukita                     |
|    Yoshiaki Kato                    |    Yukinaga Konishi                 |
|    Nagachika Kanamori               |    Teruzumi Akashi                  |
|    Hirotaka Terasawa                |    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |
|    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |    Suketada Ogawa                   |
|    Terumasa Ikeda                   |    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|    Magobei Fuse                     |    Ekei Ankokuji                    |
|    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |
|    Hidemoto Mori                    |    Hidemoto Mori                    |
|    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |    Morichika Chosokabe              |
|    Suketada Ogawa                   |    Masaie Natsuka                   |
|    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |    Shigemasa Toda                   |
|                                     |    Tamehiro Hiratsuka               |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, make your way south and then west.  Your first 
target should be Teruzumi Akashi.  When he is defeated, defeat Yukinaga 
Konishi next.  South of your location should be the first enemy cannons.  It's 
guarded by a Defense Captain.  Defeat that Defense Captain and shut down that 
cannon.  You will get a mission to shut down the enemy cannons.  You've 
stopped one, but wait to stop the other one until later.  Now, make your way 
south to where Masanori Fukushima is located at.  He should be fighting off 
Yoshitsugu Otani.  Defeat him and then quickly make your way north.  Ginchiyo 
Tachibana should be attempting to make a run at your main camp.  Normally, the 
west gate of your main camp is protected by Tadakatsu Honda.  However, since 
you're Tadakatsu, there isn't anyone guarding that gate, which means once 
Ginchiyo defeats one allied general, she has a clear shot at your main camp.  
Track down Ginchiyo before she can enter your main camp.  You will get a 
mission to prevent Ginchiyo from reaching your main camp.  She will be powered 
up, so it may take some time to defeat her.

When Ginchiyo is defeated, it's time to start the enemy defections.  The first 
defection you should focus on is the Mori Army defection.  This happens when 
you defeat Ekei Ankokuji.  Make your way over to Ekei, ignoring Hiroie Kikkawa 
in the process.  You will get a mission to defeat Ekei.  When you have 
completed this mission, Hiroie and Hidemoto Mori will defect to your side.  
Now, remember that mission to stop the enemy cannons?  Complete that mission 
by stopping the enemy cannons that are just south and west of your current 
location.  Now, it's time to get the main defection started.  Make your way 
over to the eastern path.  When you get close to Magobei Fuse, you will get a 
mission to assist him in getting to Mt. Matsuo.  To do this, first you must 
defeat Masaie Natsuka, who is trying to act like a roadblock.  When he is 
defeated, make your way to the southern path that leads to Morichika 
Chosokabe.  Defeat him and then leave the area.  Magobei should make his way 
to Mt. Matsuo without anymore help, thus completing your mission.  What you 
should do while you're waiting for Hideaki Kobayakawa to defect is to clear 
out some of the enemy generals that are still alive in the central area.

When Hideaki defects, immediately begin to make your way towards the 
northwestern section of the map.  Here, the Shimazu Army will begin to make 
their retreat.  You will get a mission to stop their retreat.  To complete 
this mission, you need to defeat Yoshihiro Shimazu and Toyohisa Shimazu.  Both 
Yoshihiro and Toyohisa will be powered up with lots of life and defense, so 
they can take a few hits.  Quickly defeat Toyohisa, as Musashi Miyamoto should 
begin to make his way towards your location.  That is, unless you like three 
on one battles.  Musashi is also powered up, so he also can take a few hits.  
However, he can also dish out the hits as well, making Yoshihiro's range and 
Musashi's power a deadly combination.  Defeat one of these two enemy generals 
first, and then focus on the other one.  When you get through these two 
generals, there should only be two enemy generals left on the battlefield and 
they should both be at the southwest corner of the map (if not, hunt down 
everyone else first).  Sakon Shima is the general that is guarding the enemy 
main camp, so you will have to go through him first.  You may have to open up 
a gate by defeating a Defense Captain, but that shouldn't be any problem.  
Sakon is powered up a little, but compared to Yoshihiro and Musashi, he should 
go down relatively quickly.  When Sakon is defeated, the only thing left to do 
is defeat Mitsunari Ishida.  Defeat Mitsunari to complete the stage.


-------------------------------
Dream:  Tournament of Champions
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Condition:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Tokugawa Guardians:                 | Rival:                              |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    None                             |
|    Naomasa Ii                       | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Kojiro Sasaki                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Tadaaki Ono                      |
|    None                             |    Munenori Yagyu                   |
|                                     |    Shigetaka Togo                   |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Nene                             |
|                                     |    Genba Karasawa                   |
|                                     |    Koroku Hachisuka                 |
|                                     |    Keiji Maeda                      |
|                                     |    Dokyu Yamagami                   |
|                                     |    Danemon Ban                      |
|                                     |    Matabei Goto                     |
|                                     |    Shigenari Kimura                 |
|                                     |    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |
|                                     |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|                                     |    Yoshihisa Shimazu                |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This stage is different from any other battle.  You start off with no enemies 
on the stage.  The enemies will appear in four waves.  The first three waves 
are random in appearance.  The enemy officers for each wave are the same, but 
which waves appear first, second, or third is randomized.  Furthermore, which 
garrisons the enemy officers attack are also randomized.  Therefore, this is a 
hard battle to give specifics on.  However, there are some tips that I can 
provide.  First off, prevent the unique officers from entering the garrisons.  
If they enter a garrison, they will become powered up.  You will know they 
have become powered up because they will say something along the lines of they 
rule you drool.  Either way, make sure the unique officers are the first to 
fall.  You will get a mission each time you get close to a unique officer to 
prevent them from entering whatever garrison they are targeting, so you can 
gain some gold for stopping the enemy officers from getting inside your 
garrisons.  Second, try to keep as many soldiers alive as possible.  You can 
do this by defeating the enemy officers quickly.  The more soldiers that are 
alive in front of the gates to the garrisons, the more of a chance you have to 
prevent unique officers from entering a garrison.

Even though when the enemy officers will show up is random, I can provide you 
which enemy officers will appear each wave.  One wave will be the wave of 
swordsmen.  This wave has the unique officers of Musashi Miyamoto and Kojiro 
Sasaki and the generic officers of Tadaaki Ono, Munenori Yagyu, and Shigetaka 
Togo.  Another wave will be a wave of ninjas.  This wave has the unique 
officers of Kotaro Fuma, Hanzo Hattori, and Nene and the generic officers of 
Genba Karasawa and Koroku Hachisuka.  The third wave is the wave of 
miscreants.  This wave has Keiji Maeda as it's only unique officer, but it has 
four generic officers.  They are Dokyu Yamagami, Danemon Ban, Matabei Goto, 
and Shigenari Kimura.  When the first three waves are defeated, the fourth 
wave will show up.  This is the wave of minor lords.  This wave is always 
last.  This wave has the unique officers of Hideyoshi Toyotomi, Ieyasu 
Tokugawa, and Masamune Date and the generic officers of Ujinao Hojo and 
Yoshihisa Shimazu.  This wave is normally the toughest wave because of two 
reasons.  First, they are all already powered up.  If a unique officer enters 
a garrison, they become even more powered up.  The second reason is the simple 
fact that most of your soldiers guarding the three garrisons should be killed 
off.  Therefore, the unique officers will normally have an easy time breaking 
into a garrison and becoming stronger.  Odds are, you will have to fight one 
or two powered up officers before completing this stage.  When the last minor 
lord is defeated, you will have proven yourself to be the strongest warrior in 
the land.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4p. Ina's Walkthrough
  SW2STINA              \____________________________________________________


--------------------------------
Stage1:  Siege of Odawara Castle
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa and Ujinao.

Defeat Condition:  Hideyoshi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Ina                              |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Naosada Hojo                     |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|    Kojuro Katakura                  |    Naohide Matsuda                  |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Tanenaga Hara                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Norisada Ueda                    |
|    None                             |    Ujinori Uesugi                   |
|                                     |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
|                                     |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|                                     |    Masataka Kasahara                |
|                                     |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|                                     |    Masayo Ito                       |
|                                     |    Yasusato Matsuda                 |
|                                     |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off near the eastern gate.  This gate will not open, so you will 
need to get a siege ramp set up to enter the castle.  The siege ramp will 
start off along the eastern path and move towards the southeastern part of the 
castle.  You will get a mission to defense the siege ramp.  There will be an 
ambush of the siege ramp, but they will only be regular soldiers.  Use a horse 
musou to run through these soldiers.  Once the siege ramp is set up, your 
mission will be complete.  Run up the siege ramp and enter Odawara Castle.  
Once inside, you will get a mission to stop the enemy cannon fire.  Complete 
this mission by defeating Naohide Matsuda.  Now, you will get a mission to 
open all three gates of Odawara Castle.  Start by opening up the east gate.  
You can do this by defeating Yasusato Matsuda and Ujifusa Hojo.  Now, make 
your way to the south gate.  Here, defeat Naoshige Chiba and Ujinaga Narita to 
open up the south gate.  Run outside of the south gate and defeat Yoshitake 
Mibu.  Now, make your way towards the north gate of Odawara Castle.  Take the 
eastern route around.  This means you will have to navigate through the bomb 
corridor, but it's not too bad.  Worst comes to worst, use a horse musou to 
get through it.  When you arrive at the north gate, defeat Masataka Kasahara 
and Ujinori Uesugi to open the gate.  Make your way outside of the gate and 
defeat Norisada Ueda.

With your mission to open up all the gates of Odawara Castle complete, Kotaro 
Fuma has a surprise for you.  He will open up a gate next to your main camp 
and allow some enemy generals direct access to your main camp.  Rush over to 
your main camp.  You can use the gate Kotaro opens to get to your main camp 
faster.  When you reach your main camp, you will get a mission to defend your 
main camp.  Defeat Masayo Ito, Ujitaka Hojo, and Tanenaga Hara to complete 
this mission.  Now, leave your main camp through the southern exit and re-
enter Odawara Castle through the east gate.  Take the southern path around to 
the southwestern corner of the map.  It is here that the storehouse can be 
found.  When you enter the storehouse, you will get ambushed by Yasuhiro 
Ogasawara.  You will also get a mission to take the storehouse.  Complete this 
mission by defeating both Yasuhiro Ogasawara and Ujitada Hojo.  Once you have 
taken the storehouse, make your way north towards the western courtyard.  
Kotaro will close off all the gates in this area and ambush you with ninjas.  
You will get a mission to defeat 100 enemy soldiers.  Your horse musou will 
quickly run through a lot of enemy soldiers, so use that to your advantage.  
When 100 enemy soldiers are defeated, all the gates in this area will open.  
Continue to make your way north to where Ujiteru Hojo and Ujimitsu Hojo are.  
Defeat these two officers and then make your way towards the main keep of 
Odawara Castle.

Enter the main keep and immediately head east.  You will find two enemy 
soldiers here that are running the bomb corridor.  You will get a mission to 
shut down the corridor.  Defeat Hiroteru Minagawa and Naosada Hojo to complete 
this mission.  Make your way west and head up the stairs to the second floor.  
On the second floor, Kotaro Fuma will appear and challenge you.  You will get 
a mission to defeat Kotaro.  When you have defeated Kotaro, the gates to the 
third floor will open up.  Make your way to the third floor and defeat both 
Ujimasa Hojo and Ujinao Hojo to complete the stage.


------------------------
Stage 2:  Village Rescue
------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat the Marauder.

Defeat Conditions:  All peasants are eliminated, or any Main Camp is
   captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Villagers:              | Bandits:               | Interlopers:           |
|    Ina                  |    Raider              |    None                |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              | Reinforcements:        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |    Kotaro Fuma         |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
| Reinforcements:         |    Raider              |                        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Marauder            |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
+-------------------------+-------------------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way towards the southeastern garrison.  Four 
Raiders will be trying to get inside.  You will get a mission to protect this 
garrison from the Raiders.  Start off by defeating the two Raiders that are 
attacking from the south.  When they are defeated make your way towards the 
northern gate of the garrison.  Defeat the two Raiders who are here to 
complete your mission.  Now, a Peasant should get ambushed in the northeastern 
part of the map.  He will get attacked by two Raiders.  Make your way towards 
this area.  You will get a mission to protect the Peasant.  Complete this 
mission by defeating the two Raiders who are attacking the Peasant.  From 
here, make your way towards the central village.  When you get inside, the 
gates of the central village will close.  To get the gates to open, you will 
need to defeat all four Raiders who are inside this central area.  When all 
the gates are open to the central village, leave the village through the north 
gate.

While you were trapped inside the central village, Raiders have ambushed the 
northwestern garrison.  Make your way towards the northwestern garrison.  You 
will get a mission to protect this garrison.  Complete this mission by 
defeating all four Raiders that have surrounded this garrison.  Now, go back 
to the central village.  When you enter the central village, a lot of regular 
bandits will appear here.  You will get a mission to defeat a certain amount 
of bandits within a certain timeframe.  The best way to kill off a lot of 
enemy soldiers quickly is to abuse your horse musou.  This way, you can kill 
off many pockets of enemy soldiers.  When this mission is completed, the 
Marauder will finally make his appearance.  He will bring some more Raiders 
with him.  Leave the central village through the north gate.  Defeat all of 
the Raiders who are here and make your way back to the central village.  
Defeat any and all Raiders until you get close to the Marauder.  The Marauder 
will say that he is bringing the Hojo back.  This will cause Kotaro Fuma to 
appear on the map.  He will be in the northeastern corner of the map.  Make 
your way over to him.  You will get a mission to defeat Kotaro.  Kotaro is 
powered up, so he's much stronger than any of the other enemies on the map.  
When Kotaro is defeated, defeat any leftover Raiders.  When the Marauder is 
the last enemy left on the battlefield, defeat the Marauder to complete the 
stage.


----------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Kusegawa
----------------------------


Victory Conditions:  Defeat Sakon.

Defeat Condition:  Kazutada, Kazuhide, Toyouji, and Tanomo are eliminated,
   or Tadakatsu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Eastern Army:                       | Western Army:                       |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Ina                              |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Hideie Ukita                     |
|    Kazutada Nakamura                |    Yukinaga Konishi                 |
|    Kazuhide Nakamura                |    Tamehiro Hiratsuka               |
|    Toyouji Arima                    |    Satoie Gamo                      |
|    Tanomo Noisshiki                 |    Teruzumi Akashi                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Shigemasa Toda                   |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|                                     |    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |
|                                     |    Yoshikatsu Otani                 |
|                                     |    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |
|                                     |    Yoritsugu Kinoshita              |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off in the northeastern garrison.  Make your way west across the 
river.  In the northwestern corner of the map, Yukinaga Konishi and Tamehiro 
Hiratsuka are just starting their march towards the northeastern garrison.  
You will get a mission to protect the northeastern garrison.  Defeat both of 
these enemy officers to complete this mission.  Sakon Shima will call for 
reinforcements from the Shimazu Army.  They will appear along the eastern path 
of the map.  They will march towards the northeastern garrison.  Make your way 
back to the northeastern garrison and then leave through the south gate.  The 
first Shimazu you should run across is Toyohisa Shimazu.  You will now get a 
mission to defeat the Shimazu Army.  Defeat Toyohisa and continue south.  
Here, Yoshihiro Shimazu should challenge you to a fight.  Defeat Yoshihiro to 
complete your mission.

By this time, more reinforcements should arrive for the enemy.  What you will 
want to do first is to go to where your ally Kazuhide Nakamura is located at.  
He should have three enemy generals surrounding him.  You will get a mission 
to rescue Kazuhide.  Complete this mission by defeating Teruzumi Akashi, 
Satoie Gamo, and Shigemasa Toda.  Ginchiyo Tachibana should arrive as enemy 
reinforcements, but ignore them for now.  Make your way towards the western 
path.  Your ally Tanomo Noisshiki should be here getting attacked by 
Yoshitsugu Otani and Yoshikatsu Otani.  You will get a mission to assist in 
Tanomo's retreat.  Defeat these two enemy generals to assist in Tanomo's 
survival, and then head back to the southern garrison.  You will get a mission 
to protect the southern garrison.  First, defeat Yoritsugu Kinoshita.  Now, 
make your way inside the southern garrison.  Ginchiyo should be here waiting 
for you.  Ginchiyo is powered up, so she won't be an easy kill.  Now, make 
your way back to Tanomo and defeat any enemy soldiers that are in his way.  
When Tanomo reaches the retreat point, you can finally now go after the enemy 
main camp.  There are two enemy officers guarding the enemy main camp.  One of 
them is a generic officer, Hideie Ukita.  The other is Musashi Miyamoto.  
Musashi isn't powered up on this stage, so he's not as powerful as he could 
be.  However, he can still be a real handful.  Get rid of Hideie first to make 
the battle one on one.  Then, defeat Musashi to isolate Sakon Shima.  Now, 
enter the enemy main camp and face off with Sakon.  Defeat Sakon to complete 
the stage.


------------------------------
Stage 4:  Battle of Sekigahara
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsunari.

Defeat Condition:  Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Eastern Army:                       | Western Army:                       |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Ina                              |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Satoie Gamo                      |
|    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |
|    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |    Hideie Ukita                     |
|    Yoshiaki Kato                    |    Yukinaga Konishi                 |
|    Nagachika Kanamori               |    Teruzumi Akashi                  |
|    Hirotaka Terasawa                |    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |
|    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |    Suketada Ogawa                   |
|    Terumasa Ikeda                   |    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|    Magobei Fuse                     |    Ekei Ankokuji                    |
|    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |
|    Hidemoto Mori                    |    Hidemoto Mori                    |
|    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |    Morichika Chosokabe              |
|    Suketada Ogawa                   |    Masaie Natsuka                   |
|    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |    Shigemasa Toda                   |
|                                     |    Tamehiro Hiratsuka               |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way over to where Teruzumi Akashi is.  He 
should be fighting with Naomasa Ii.  Defeat Teruzumi and then continue west.  
Don't get near Musashi Miyamoto.  Leave him for later.  However, do defeat 
Yukinaga Konishi.  Now, make your way towards the first of the enemy's 
cannons.  It should be east and then south of your location.  Defeat the 
Defense Captain that is here to seal off the first of the cannons.  You will 
get a mission to stop all of the enemy's cannons.  You will get the second one 
later.  For now, make your way north.  Defeat some enemy generals in the 
central region along the way.  You should try to defeat at least two of them 
quickly.  When you have done that, make your way to where Tadakatsu Honda is.  
He should be getting attacked by Ginchiyo Tachibana.  You will get a mission 
to prevent Ginchiyo from entering your main camp.  Ginchiyo is powered up, but 
you should have some help from Tadakatsu.  Defeat Ginchiyo to complete the 
mission and protect your main camp.

Now, you should focus on getting some enemies to defect.  The first defections 
you should trigger are the defections of Hiroie Kikkawa and Hidemoto Mori.  To 
get them to defect, you will need to defeat Ekei Ankokuji.  When you get close 
to Ekei, you will get a mission to defeat him.  Defeat Ekei to gain some new 
allies.  Now, make your way south.  The second enemy cannon should be here.  
Defeat the Defense Captain that is guarding the second cannon and complete 
your mission of stopping the enemy cannons.  Now, defeat Tamehiro Hiratsuka 
and make your way east.  When you get close to Magobei Fuse, you will get a 
mission to escort him to the top of Mt. Matsuo.  First, defeat Masaie Natsuka 
to get Magobei to start moving.  Then, pass through the gate on the eastern 
path and follow the southern path to where Morichika Chosokabe is.  Defeat 
Morichika to clear the path for Magobei.  When Magobei enters Mt. Matsuo, he 
will use a hail of rifle fire to get Hideaki Kobayakawa and his men to defect.  
Now, the tides of the battle have turned.

Make your way back north.  You should clear out any enemy officers that may be 
trying to attack your main camp while you're waiting for Hideaki to defect.  
When Hideaki defects, there will be some talking.  Once all the talking is 
done with, Yoshihiro Shimazu decides to make one final charge.  When this 
happens, make your way towards the northwestern part of the map.  You will get 
a mission to stop Yoshihiro from retreating.  To complete this mission, you 
will need to defeat Yoshihiro, but Toyohisa Shimazu is also in the area trying 
to cause problems for you.  They are both powered up, so they have a lot of 
life and defense.  Take down Toyohisa first to even things up a little.  
Yoshihiro has the advantage of range, but you should be able to negate this 
advantage with your attack speed.  Try to be quick with defeating one of the 
two Shimazus, as Musashi Miyamoto is looking for your head.  A two on one 
battle is much more preferable than a three on one battle, especially when all 
three enemy generals are powered up.  Musashi has quick attack speed, so he 
will make up for the slow attack speed that Yoshihiro has.    This is not a 
good situation for you to be in, so focus on one enemy general and then focus 
on the other.  When both Yoshihiro and Musashi are defeated, there shouldn't 
be too many enemy officers left.  Defeat anyone who still may be attempting to 
get into your main camp.  You should defeat everyone until there are only two 
enemy officers left.  They should be Sakon Shima and Mitsunari Ishida, both 
hiding in the southwestern corner of the map.  Make your way to that area.  
Sakon Shima is guarding all the gates to the enemy main camp.  Defeat Sakon to 
get those gates to open.  Now, it's just Mitsunari left.  Defeat Mitsunari to 
complete the stage.


------------------------
Stage 5:  Osaka Campaign
------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hideyori.  (Later changes to Defeat Hideyori and
   Yukimura.)

Defeat Conditions:  Hidetada is defeated.  (Later changes to Hidetada is
   defeated, or Hideyori reaches the Escape Point).

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Tokugawa Army:                      | Toyotomi Army:                      |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Hideyori Toyotomi                |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    Ina                              |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|    Hidetada Tokugawa                |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Naotaka Ii                       |    Matabei Goto                     |
|    Tadatomo Honda                   |    Teruzumi Akashi                  |
|    Toshitsune Maeda                 |    Morichika Chosokabe              |
|    Hidemune Date                    |    Katsunaga Mori                   |
|    Shigenaga Katakura               |    Hidenori Sengoku                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yukihiro Ujiie                   |
|    None                             |    Shigenari Kimura                 |
|                                     |    Harunaga Ono                     |
|                                     |    Harufusa Ono                     |
|                                     |    Danemon Ban                      |
|                                     |    Kanesuke Susukida                |
|                                     |    Yasukatsu Ishikawa               |
|                                     |    Yoshikatsu Otani                 |
|                                     |    Masayasu Miyoshi                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way north and defeat Katsunaga Mori.  This 
will open the gates to the Sanada Ward.  You will get a mission to seize the 
Sanada Ward.  Inside the Sanada Ward, you will have to deal with enemy 
officers and enemy riflemen.  Defeat the riflemen so they won't cause any 
problems and then focus on the enemy officers.  First, defeat Hidenori Sengoku 
and Kanesuke Susukida.  Now that you have isolated Yukimura Sanada, he 
shouldn't be too hard to defeat.  He is not powered up at this point, so he 
will fall quickly.  When you have defeated him, Yukimura will retreat and you 
will have seized the Sanada Ward.  Now, leave the Sanada Ward through the 
western gate and defeat Yukihiro Ujiie.  Make your way back inside the Sanada 
Ward and leave this area through the north gate.  This will allow you to have 
access to Osaka Castle.  Your first goal should be to clear out the western 
part of the castle and open the western gate.  Make your way over where 
Shigenari Kimura is and defeat him.  Now, make your way over to the western 
gate of the castle.  Danemon Ban should be guarding this gate.  Defeat Danemon 
to open up the western gate.  Make your way north to where Teruzumi Akashi is.  
Defeat him and pass through the gate he was near.  In this area, you should 
find Yoshikatsu Otani.  This will open up a gate to the main keep, but don't 
enter just yet.  There's still some more work to do outside.

Leave this area and make your way back south and then east towards the central 
area of Osaka Castle.  It is here that you will run into Musashi Miyamoto.  He 
is powered up and ready to fight.  He has a lot of attack power, life, and 
defense, so he's not an easy challenger.  However, consider this a litmus test 
for later.  If you are having problems defeating Musashi, then odds are, what 
comes later will provide even more issues.  When Musashi is defeated, the 
front gate to Osaka Castle will open.  Ieyasu Tokugawa will order a cannon to 
move in front of Osaka Castle.  You will get a mission to protect the cannon.  
First thing you want to do is get rid of all the riflemen that were behind the 
front gate of Osaka Castle.  This way, you don't get knocked off of your 
horse.  Now, you will want to defeat as many regular soldiers that are around 
the cannons as possible.  The best way to do this is by using a horse musou.  
When you use a horse musou, the cannon will still move at normal speed because 
it is considered an officer, but the enemy soldiers will all move slowly, 
making them easy targets to run into.  Also remember that Ina's horse attacks 
are on the left side of the horse, not the right side as most officers have 
them.  There will be two enemy officers that also will try to attack the 
cannon, but they shouldn't be able to do too much damage.  When the cannon is 
in place, it will fire on the main keep of the castle.  This will get the 
enemy officers to charge, opening up the gates to Osaka Castle.  Make your way 
north to the main gate of the main keep.  Here, you will find Magoichi Saika 
along with Masayasu Miyoshi and Matabei Goto.  Magoichi is powered up.  He 
doesn't try to hit on Ina, so you definitely know he means business.  Also, 
since it is Magoichi, he's brought along a lot of his friends, all of whom 
know how to use a rifle.  Defeat all enemy officers in this area to get the 
main gate to the main keep to open.

When you enter the main keep of the castle, take the stairs on your left and 
go up them.  Here, you will fight Harufusa Ono.  When he is defeated, what I 
normally do is go back down the stairs, go north a room, and then go up those 
stairs.  That way, I can get rid of Harunaga Ono before aiming for Hideyori 
Toyotomi's head.  When you go up to the third floor, Yukimura Sanada will 
appear again.  Both Yukimura and Hideyori will be powered up.  Defeat Yukimura 
first and then defeat Hideyori.  Turns out, they were both merely doubles.  
The real Yukimura and Hideyori are actually outside of the main keep of the 
castle.  Hideyori will attempt to escape through the eastern path while 
Yukimura will aim for Ieyasu's head.  Your first goal should be to stop 
Hideyori.  Hideyori will make a mad dash for the escape point, so it's your 
goal not to let him do that.  Hideyori is powered up, but he shouldn't be any 
more difficult than the last time you fought him...which was about a minute 
ago.  Defeat Hideyori and move on to Yukimura.  Yukimura appears in the 
western area of the castle and tries to go south.  He should have to deal with 
some allies first, so he shouldn't be anywhere near Ieyasu.  Yukimura is even 
more powered up and will definitely put up a fight worthy of the greatest 
samurai of the era.  When Yukimura is defeated, Osaka castle will have fallen 
and Japan will be unified under the Tokugawa banner.


--------------------------------
Dream:  Defense of Numata Castle
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Masayuki and Yukimura.

Defeat Conditions:  Numata Castle is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Tokugawa Army:                      | Sanada Army:                        |
|    Ina                              |    Masayuki Sanada                  |
|    Shobei Fukae                     |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    Mohei Takigawa                   |    Genba Karasawa                   |
|    Shigeyasu Ikeda                  |    Zushonosuke Yumoto               |
|    Tadashige Suzuki                 |    Bitchu Kozuki                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yukishige Yokotani               |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Mino Kaneko                      |
|                                     |    Yorisada Yazawa                  |
|                                     |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|                                     |    Sakon Shima                      |
|                                     |    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |
|                                     |    Mikawa Hisaya                    |
|                                     |    Iyo Tomizawa                     |
|                                     |                    |
|                                     |                   |
|                                     |                     |
|                                     |                     |
|                                     |                      |
|                                     |                               |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, you will get a mission to prevent the first wave of 
Sanada troops from entering the castle.  Make your way south to defeat Genba 
Karasawa.  After he is defeated, make your way over to the eastern gate of 
Numata Castle.  Here, Zushonosuke Yumoto will be trying to break into the main 
keep.  While you are fighting Zushonosuke, Masayuki Sanada should leave the 
battlefield.  Something is going on.  When Zushonosuke is defeated, head for 
the western gate of the castle.  Defeat Bitchu Kozuki to complete your 
mission.  Now, your next target should be the southeastern garrison.  
Yukishige Yokotani is here, guarding the garrison.  You will get a mission to 
seize this garrison.  Complete this mission by defeating Yukishige.  Now, use 
the southern path to enter the enemy main camp.  Here, Yukimura Sanada will be 
waiting for you.  However, as soon as you reach Yukimura, Masayuki Sanada will 
appear in the northwestern garrison and will begin to move towards Numata 
Castle from the north.  Defeat Yukimura Sanada quickly, as Masayuki does move 
fast towards the castle.  He will be held up by some enemy soldiers, but not 
for long.  Use Ina's musou early and often against Yukimura, as her musou is a 
general killer when it's not in level 3 form.  When Yukimura is defeated, 
leave the enemy main camp through the north gate and take that path all the 
way to the northern path.  You should have just enough time to cut Masayuki 
Sanada off from entering your castle.  You will get a mission to defeat 
Masayuki before he can enter your castle.  When Masayuki is defeated, the 
mission will be complete, but the stage will not.

Masayuki will reappear inside your castle anyways and claim his strategy 
worked.  I don't see how as you handed him his ass on a platter, but we'll let 
him think what he wants to think.  Make your way over Mino Kaneko and defeat 
him while the Sanada Army is regrouping.  Yukimura Sanada will eventually 
appear inside Numata Castle and he brings some friends with him.  Mitsunari 
Ishida will appear, along with his army.  Ina gets really flustered now that 
Mitsunari is around.  After Mino Kaneko is defeated, make your way north to 
where Mitsunari is.  Mitsunari is powered up, so he's going to take a while to 
defeat.  You want to defeat Mitsunari quickly, as there are more places to go 
and more enemies to defeat.  When Mitsunari goes down, make your way over to 
Numata Castle.  If at any time Mikawa Hisaya and Iyo Tomizawa appear, make 
your way over to them.  They will only appear when Tadashige Suzuki reaches 
the lake area that is northeast of the enemy main camp.  You will get a 
mission when you get near them to defeat the ambush party and rescue Tadashige 
Suzuki, so defeat both ambush officers to complete this mission.  Yoshitsugu 
Otani and Yorisada Yazawa should either be around or just barely inside Numata 
Castle.  Defeat both of these generals and then head for the southeastern 
garrison.  Sakon Shima will be here, trying to advance onto the castle.  
Again, Ina will ask the age old question:  Why is Mitsunari here?  Try to beat 
the answer out of Sakon Shima.  Sakon is powered up, so he's not going to 
respond well to any interrogations.  When Sakon is defeated, make your way 
back to Numata Castle.  Enter the main keep and take the eastern path.  The 
western path is blocked off.  When you reach the end of the path, Yukimura 
Sanada will be here, trying to stop you from reaching the second floor.  
Yukimura Sanada is powered up and is surrounded by riflemen.  So much for 
family reunions.  Yukimura has a lot of attack, but his defense isn't high 
enough to make him withstand regular attacks.  When your brother-in-law is 
defeated, make your way up the stairs to the second floor to face off with 
your father-in-law.  Defeat Masayuki Sanada to complete the stage and defend 
your castle.    


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4q. Ieyasu Tokugawa's Walkthrough
  SW2STIEY              \____________________________________________________


---------------------------
Stage 1:  Battle of Anegawa
---------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nagamasa and Yoshikage.

Defeat Conditions:  Nobunaga or Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Azai-Asakura:                       |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Nagamasa Azai                    |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Yoshikage Asakura                |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Oichi                            |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Kazumasa Isono                   |
|    Katsuie Shibata                  |    Masazumi Azai                    |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Naotsune Endo                    |
|    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |
|    Yoshinari Mori                   |    Kagenori Asakura                 |
|    Masahisa Sakai                   |    Jinpachiro Maeba                 |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Kagetake Asakura                 |
|    Masanobu Honda                   |    Yoshimune Kawai                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nagashige Tomita                 |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Kagekata Uozumi                  |
|                                     |    Naganori Yamazaki                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts off, you're at the southwestern corner of the map with 
your army.  Immediately defeat Nagashige Tomita and Kagenori Asakura, since 
they are the first two generals you will run across.  Now, make your way 
north.  You will get a mission to divert the enemy's attention by attacking 
the frontline.  Complete this mission by defeating one of the three enemy 
generals that are in the area.  Of course, why just defeat one of them when 
you can defeat all three?  Defeat Naganori Yamazaki, Kagekata Uozumi, and 
Jinpachiro Maeba, completing the mission in the process.  This will allow 
Yasumasa Sakakibara to attack the back gate of the Asakura main camp, opening 
up all the gates to the Asakura main camp.  First, defeat Yoshimune Kawai, who 
should be east of where you are currently located at, and then enter the 
Asakura main camp.  Inside, you will find Yoshikage Asakura along with a 
bodyguard, Kagetake Asakura.  Defeat both Asakura generals to force the 
Asakura Army to retreat.  Now, you can focus on the Azai Army.

Oichi will decide it is up to her to stop your entire army and leave her main 
camp.  From the Asakura main camp, make your way east along the river.  You 
should run into Oichi along with a couple other Azai officers, Kiyotsuna Akao 
and Naotsune Endo.  Defeat all three Azai officers and continue to make your 
way east along the river.  You should reach an area where Masazumi Azai and 
Kazumasa Isono are at.  Defeat them both and then use the north gate of the 
Oda main camp to make your way towards Nagamasa.  Nagamasa should either be 
inside the Oda main camp or close to being inside the Oda main camp.  He 
should also be here with the remaining forces of the Azai Army, so defeat them 
first before you take on Nagamasa.  Nagamasa should be tired by now and not as 
powered up as he starts off, so he shouldn't be that hard to defeat.  Defeat 
Nagamasa to complete the stage.


--------------------------------
Stage 2:  Battle of Mikatagahara
--------------------------------


Victory Conditions:  Defeat Shingen or Ieyasu arrives at the Escape Point.

Defeat Condition:  Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Tokugawa:                       | Takeda Army:                        |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Shingen Takeda                   |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Nobutoyo Takeda                  |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Nobukimi Anayama                 |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Masatane Hara                    |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Moritomo Saegusa                 |
|    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |    Nobufusa Baba                    |
|    Tadazane Honda                   |    Masatoyo Naito                   |
|    Nobumori Sakuma                  |    Nobushige Oyamada                |
|    Hirohide Hirate                  |    Masatsugu Tsuchiya               |
| Reinforcements:                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Yoshinobu Natsume                |    Masakage Yamagata                |
|    Tadatsugu Matsui                 |    Nobukado Takeda                  |
|    Kyuzaburo Suzuki                 |    Katsuyori Takeda                 |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Masanobu Kosaka                  |
|                                     |    Sakon Shima                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This stage is a retreat battle, but that doesn't mean you have to treat it as 
if it were a retreat.  When the stage starts, make your way north and defeat 
Nobushige Oyamada.  Now, head west to where the Oda Army is located at.  When 
you reach them, you will get a mission to protect their retreat.  Do this by 
defeating the enemy soldiers that are in the way.  You don't have to defeat 
all of them, but at least make sure the enemy officers that are in the area 
are out of their way.  Start off by defeating Nobukimi Anayama to open up the 
gate to the western garrison.  Enter the western garrison and defeat Masatane 
Hara.  This will open up the next gate.  At this gate, Moritomo Saegusa will 
attempt to block the Oda Army's retreat.  Defeat him and then thin out the 
enemy soldiers a little.  You don't have to defeat everyone, but just make 
sure that there are not too many people around these areas.  When you are 
satisfied with your killing, make your way east towards the central garrison.  
When you get inside the central garrison, the gates will close and you will 
get ambushed.  You will get a mission to open all the gates to the central 
garrison.  You must defeat Nobukado Takeda and Masakage Yamagata to complete 
this mission and escape the central garrison.

Leave through the northern gate of the central garrison and make your way 
south of the Takeda main camp.  Katsuyori Takeda should ambush you at this 
area.  You will get a mission to defeat Katsuyori, so do this.  Make your way 
south and take the path that leads you south of the central garrison.  Kotaro 
Fuma will appear and attempt to take your head.  You will get a mission to 
defeat Kotaro, so complete this mission.  Kotaro is powered up slightly, but 
he should present no problems.  While you're in this area, defeat Masatsugu 
Tsuchiya as well.  Now, continue along the path that you are on.  This will 
lead you to the southwestern area of the map.  This area is filled with ledges 
and if you don't know this area very well, you could get lost.  You can only 
jump down ledges.  You cannot climb back up the ledges.  Of course, since you 
are entering a new area, you're going to get ambushed again.  This time, 
Masanobu Kosaka is leading the ambush.  You will get a mission to defeat him 
and stop the ambush.  Defeat Masanobu and continue along towards Hamamatsu 
Castle.  Around this time, the Takeda Army should order a full scale attack on 
your army.  However, you will also receive a lot of reinforcements in the form 
of Ieyasu impersonators.  They will appear at various points on the map to 
distract the Takeda Army.  Continue along the southern path, defeating 
Masatoyo Naito along the way.  When you reach Hamamatsu Castle, Sakon Shima 
will appear as enemy reinforcements.  He will close all gates to Hamamatsu 
Castle.  Of course, Sakon has some witty comments for you.  Sakon's quotes are 
second only to Shingen Takeda himself.  In order to get inside Hamamatsu 
Castle, you must defeat Sakon.  Now, you have two choices once Sakon goes 
down.  You can end the stage by going inside Hamamatsu Castle, or you can hunt 
down Shingen.  I normally go face off with Shingen.  Make your way north to 
where Nobufusa Baba is and defeat him.  Exit this garrison through the north 
gate and continue going north to the northeastern garrison.  Shingen is here 
with Nobutoyo Takeda.  You will get a mission to defeat Shingen.  Defeat both 
Takedas to complete the stage.


-----------------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Komaki-Nagakute
-----------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hideyoshi.

Defeat Condition:  Nobukatsu is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Tokugawa Army:                      | Hashiba Army:                       |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Nobukatsu Oda                    |    Nene                             |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Ujisato Gamo                     |
|    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |    Suketada Ogawa                   |
|    Masanobu Honda                   |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|    Nobumasa Okudaira                |    Ittetsu Inaba                    |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|    Ujishige Niwa                    |    Hidetsugu Hashiba                |
| Reinforcements:                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|    None                             |    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |
|                                     |    Nagayoshi Mori                   |
|                                     |    Kiyomasa Kato                    |
|                                     |    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, you are told not to charge out right away.  Instead, 
defeat some enemy soldiers in the central area.  I normally just close off the 
stronghold that is in the central area while waiting.  After a little bit of 
time, you will get a message that says a detached enemy force is at Iwasaki 
Castle.  They will start to attack the castle.  You will get a mission to 
defend Iwasaki Castle.  Complete this mission by defeating Nagayoshi Mori, 
Tsuneoki Ikeda, Hidetsugu Hashiba, and Hidemasa Hori.  When Iwasaki Castle is 
defended, the Hashiba Army will begin to march.  You will get a mission to 
defend the allied frontlines.  I normally start off with defeating the 
officers in the west and work my way east.  First, defeat Ujisato Gamo and 
Suketada Ogawa.  Now, at the central area of the map, Nagachika Kanamori and 
Ittetsu Inaba should have gathered here.  Defeat them both and make your way 
north.  Your final target to complete your mission is Hidenaga Hashiba.  
Defeat him and you will have defended your frontlines.

You should be close Gakuden Castle, so enter this area.  The gates to the 
castle will close on you and you will get ambushed by Kiyomasa Kato and 
Kazutoyo Yamanouchi.  Also, Hideyoshi Hashiba will begin his march south 
towards Nobukatsu Oda.  Ignore him for now and deal with Kiyomasa and 
Kazutoyo.  They both will be powered up, but they should go down quickly.  
When they are both defeated, the gates to Gakuden Castle will open.  Nene will 
begin her attack on your main camp.  You will get a mission to defeat Nene.  
Make your way south towards your main camp.  Nene will be powered up, so she 
won't retreat without putting up a fight.  When you defeat Nene, make your way 
back north to the central area.  Defeat Mitsunari Ishida and Sakon Shima, who 
should be in the same area.  They will try to double team you, but they both 
shouldn't be too much trouble.  Now, if Hideyoshi hasn't reached Nobukatsu 
yet, make your way over to him and prevent him from reaching Nobukatsu.  If he 
has, don't worry.  Just rush over to Hideyoshi and defeat him to complete the 
stage.


---------------------------------
Stage 4:  Siege of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa and Ujinao.

Defeat Condition:  Hideyoshi, Ieyasu, Masamune, or Yoshihiro is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Ina                              |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Naosada Hojo                     |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|    Kojuro Katakura                  |    Naohide Matsuda                  |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Tanenaga Hara                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Norisada Ueda                    |
|    None                             |    Ujinori Uesugi                   |
|                                     |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
|                                     |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|                                     |    Masataka Kasahara                |
|                                     |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|                                     |    Masayo Ito                       |
|                                     |    Yasusato Matsuda                 |
|                                     |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, you start off near the eastern gate.  This gate will 
not open, so Hideyoshi Toyotomi calls for a siege ramp.  You will get a 
mission to protect the siege ramp.  There are no enemies to where the siege 
ramp is going, so of course, there's going to be an ambush of the siege ramp.  
They're just regular enemy soldiers, so it should be easy to knock them all 
off of the ramp.  Worst comes to worst, a horse musou really works wonders on 
regular soldiers.  When the siege ramp is in place, go up the ramp and inside 
the castle.  You will now get a mission to stop the enemy cannon fire.  
Complete this mission by defeating Naohide Matsuda, who should be in this 
area.  When this mission is completed, you will get another mission.  This 
time, the mission will be to open all the gates to Odawara Castle.  Start with 
the east gate, since you're already there.  To open this gate, defeat Ujifusa 
Hojo and Yasusato Matsuda.  Now, make your way over to the south gate.  Open 
this gate by defeating Naoshige Chiba and Ujinaga Narita.  Now, put your 
mission to open all the gates of Odawara Castle on hold for just one second 
while you go take out the enemy storehouse.  They are located in the 
southwest, so make your way over to there.  On your way to the storehouse, you 
will get ambushed by two ninja units, but just ignore them.  When you reach 
the storehouse, you will get a mission to take the storehouse.  Also, you will 
get ambushed by Yasuhiro Ogasawara.  Defeat both Yasuhiro and Ujitada Hojo to 
take the storehouse and complete your mission.

Now, you have pissed off Kotaro Fuma.  He will open a gate that leads to a 
path that will lead directly to your main camp.  Enemy generals will use this 
path to reach your main camp, so make your way over to your main camp.  You 
will get a mission to defend your allied main camp.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Ujitaka Hojo, Tanenaga Hara, and Masayo Ito.  Now, remember that 
mission you got earlier to open all the gates to Odawara Castle?  Masamune 
Date should complete this mission for you by opening up the north gate.  
However, sometimes he is slow, so if he doesn't open up the gate fast enough, 
the enemy will open the gate up for him and begin to charge after him, which 
means you need to go save him.  Either way, make your way towards this area.  
You will probably have to pass through the bomb corridor to get there, so make 
sure you don't lose your horse in this area.  Defeat any enemy generals that 
may still be in this area.  Now, from this area, take the western gate around 
to north entrance to the main keep of the castle.  This entrance should be 
guarded by Ujimitsu Hojo and Ujiteru Hojo.  Defeat both Hojos, but don't enter 
the main keep of the castle just yet.  Instead, from this area, make your way 
back to the western path and go south.  You will be in a large courtyard.  
Kotaro Fuma will have the gates of this courtyard close and ambush you with a 
large group of ninjas.  You will get a mission to defeat 100 enemy soldiers.  
A horse musou will kill off a lot of enemy soldiers quickly, so use that to 
your advantage.  When 100 enemy soldiers are defeated, all the gates will open 
again, including an entrance to the main keep of the castle.  Go inside the 
main keep.

When you're inside the main keep of the castle, the first thing you should do 
is shut off the bomb corridor.  The enemy officers controlling the bomb 
corridor are two rooms east of the staircase to the second floor.  You will 
get a mission to stop the bomb corridor.  Complete this mission by defeating 
Hiroteru Minagawa and Naosada Hojo.  With the bomb corridor shut down, make 
your way up the stairs to the second floor.  Here, Kotaro Fuma will appear and 
shut the gate to the third floor.  You will get a mission to defeat Kotaro.  
Kotaro is powered up, but shouldn't be too hard to defeat.  Ruin Kotaro's fun 
by giving him a good beating.  When Kotaro is defeated, the gate to the third 
floor will open up.  Now, you will face off with the two heads of the Hojo 
clan.  Ujimasa Hojo and Ujinao Hojo will attempt to double team you, but 
they're only Hojo officers, so they shouldn't be too hard to defeat, even with 
a two on one disadvantage.  Defeat both Hojo leaders to complete the stage and 
unify Japan for the Toyotomi Army.


------------------------------
Stage 5:  Battle of Sekigahara
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsunari.

Defeat Condition:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Eastern Army:                       | Western Army:                       |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Ina                              |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Satoie Gamo                      |
|    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |
|    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |    Hideie Ukita                     |
|    Yoshiaki Kato                    |    Yukinaga Konishi                 |
|    Nagachika Kanamori               |    Teruzumi Akashi                  |
|    Hirotaka Terasawa                |    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |
|    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |    Suketada Ogawa                   |
|    Terumasa Ikeda                   |    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|    Magobei Fuse                     |    Ekei Ankokuji                    |
|    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |
|    Hidemoto Mori                    |    Hidemoto Mori                    |
|    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |    Morichika Chosokabe              |
|    Suketada Ogawa                   |    Masaie Natsuka                   |
|    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |    Shigemasa Toda                   |
|                                     |    Tamehiro Hiratsuka               |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, make your way over to where Naomasa Ii is located 
at.  In this area, there should be two generals here trying to defeat him.  
Defeat both Teruzumi Akashi and Yukinaga Konishi.  Now, make your way south of 
this area to where the first cannons for the Western Army is located at.  
Defeat the Defense Captain that is here.  You will get a mission to stop the 
enemy cannons.  You have stopped the first one.  You will get the second one 
later.  For now, make your way over to where Hideie Ukita and Yoshitsugu Otani 
are at.  They will either be finishing off Masanori Fukushima or making their 
way north.  Defeat them both and then defeat Shigemasa Toda and Satoie Gamo 
while you are at it.  Now, make your way north towards your main camp.  Here, 
Ginchiyo Tachibana should be attempting to take on Tadakatsu Honda.  Normally, 
this is an unfair fight, but Ginchiyo is powered up, so she's not going to let 
Tadakatsu stand in her way.  Defeat Ginchiyo quickly.

Now, it's time to make some enemies defect to your side.  Your first goal is 
to make the Mori camp defect.  To do this, you will need to defeat Ekei 
Ankokuji.  Ignore Hiroie Kikkawa and make your way straight to Ekei.  You will 
get a mission to defeat him, so do so.  Defeating Ekei will cause Hiroie and 
Hidemoto Mori to defect.  The fun doesn't stop there.  Remember that mission 
to stop the enemy cannons you partially completed?  Now complete that mission 
by getting rid of the second Defense Captain that is located southwest of your 
current position.  Once you have done that, defeat Tamehiro Hiratsuka and 
continue along this path that leads to the eastern path.  When you get close 
to Magobei Fuse, you will get a mission to escort him to Mt. Matsuo.  To 
complete this mission, first, defeat Masaie Natsuka and then move south and 
then west towards Morichika Chosokabe.  Defeat Morichika and then clear the 
path for Magobei Fuse to enter this area.  When Magobei gets close to Mt. 
Matsuo Castle, you will get a cut scene of his riflemen firing at Hideaki 
Kobayakawa.  This will cause Hideaki and his troops to defect to your side, 
giving you the advantage in the battle.

Now, from this point, make your way towards the northwestern part of the map.  
Here, Yoshihiro Shimazu will be attempting to retreat along with Toyohisa 
Shimazu.  You will get a mission to defeat the Shimazu Army and stop them from 
retreating.  Both Yoshihiro and Toyohisa will be powered up, so they won't be 
quickly defeated.  What makes things even worse is that Musashi Miyamoto will 
begin to hunt you down.  He is also powered up, so you will want to defeat 
Toyohisa quickly to avoid a three on one battle.  A two on one battle isn't 
that good either, especially when one of them is Musashi, but it's better than 
a three on one battle.  Yoshihiro isn't really a good match up for Ieyasu 
because Yoshihiro has the edge in range, so you will have to find some ways to 
get close to Yoshihiro to combo him.  You can't really use long range attacks 
on him because Musashi is there to stop your attacks if you attempt to use 
them.  Try to focus on one of these two generals and defeat them so you can 
focus on the other.  When both Yoshihiro and Musashi are defeated, this will 
leave only two enemy generals left on the battlefield.  Make your way south 
using the western path until you get to the enemy main camp.  Sakon Shima will 
be guarding the main camp, so you will need to get by him first to get to 
Mitsunari Ishida.  Defeat Sakon to get the gates of the main camp to open.  
Here, Mitsunari is waiting for you.  Defeat Mitsunari to claim victory at 
Sekigahara.


------------------------
Stage 6:  Osaka Campaign
------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hideyori.  (Later changes to Defeat Hideyori and
   Yukimura.)

Defeat Conditions:  Hidetada is defeated.  (Later changes to Hidetada is
   defeated, or Hideyori reaches the Escape Point).

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Tokugawa Army:                      | Toyotomi Army:                      |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Hideyori Toyotomi                |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    Ina                              |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|    Hidetada Tokugawa                |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
|    Naotaka Ii                       |    Matabei Goto                     |
|    Tadatomo Honda                   |    Teruzumi Akashi                  |
|    Toshitsune Maeda                 |    Morichika Chosokabe              |
|    Hidemune Date                    |    Katsunaga Mori                   |
|    Shigenaga Katakura               |    Hidenori Sengoku                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yukihiro Ujiie                   |
|    None                             |    Shigenari Kimura                 |
|                                     |    Harunaga Ono                     |
|                                     |    Harufusa Ono                     |
|                                     |    Danemon Ban                      |
|                                     |    Kanesuke Susukida                |
|                                     |    Yasukatsu Ishikawa               |
|                                     |    Yoshikatsu Otani                 |
|                                     |    Masayasu Miyoshi                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough

When the stage starts off, cannons are firing from the Sanada Ward.  Your 
first goal should be to stop those cannons.  The gate to the Sanada Ward is 
being guarded by Katsunaga Mori.  Defeat him to gain access to the Sanada 
Ward.  Once inside, you will get a mission to take control of the Sanada Ward.  
The first two generals to greet you are Hidenori Sengoku and Kanesuke 
Susukida.  Defeat them both and then continue on deeper into the Sanada Ward.  
When you go up the stairs inside the Sanada Ward, you will come face to face 
with Yukimura Sanada.  Yukimura is powerful, but not powered up.  When 
Yukimura is defeated, the cannons will stop firing.  Also, the west gate of 
the Sanada Ward will open up.  Take the west gate out of the Sanada Ward and 
defeat Yukihiro Ujiie.  Make your way back inside the Sanada Ward and go back 
up the stairs to where you fought Yukimura.  This will give you access to the 
entire castle.  The first thing you will want to do is clear out the western 
section of the castle.  The first general in this area you will want to defeat 
is Shigenari Kimura.  Now, head over to the western gate of Osaka Castle.  
Here, Danemon Ban will be guarding the western gate.  Defeating him will open 
up the gate, allowing more of your allied troops to enter the castle.  Make 
your way north to where Teruzumi Akashi is located at and defeat him as well.  
This will open up the gate north of him.  Pass through the gate and face off 
with another enemy general.  This time it is Yoshikatsu Otani.  Defeating him 
will open up a gate to the main ward of the castle, but don't go inside just 
yet.  You still have a few more enemies on the outside of the castle you need 
to get rid of.

Make your way back out towards the western gate of Osaka Castle and then head 
back up the stairs, working your way towards the central area of Osaka Castle.  
Here, Musashi Miyamoto will be standing guard.  He will be powered up, so he's 
not going to be an easy kill.  Just try to get to his backside and attack him 
from behind whenever possible.  Also, try to defeat all the riflemen that are 
in this area.  This will become important later on.  When Musashi is defeated, 
the front gate of Osaka Castle will open up.  A cannon will appear outside the 
front gate and will slowly move towards the castle.  You will get a mission to 
protect the cannon.  Use your horse musou often to defeat any enemy soldiers 
that are around the cannon.  This will also slow down the enemy soldiers while 
your cannon moves at regular speed, since it is considered to be an allied 
officer.  This is why you needed to defeat those riflemen earlier.  The cannon 
can take a lot of hits, but it still needs a lot of protection.  When the 
cannon is in place at the second front gate of Osaka Castle, it will begin 
firing at the main keep of the castle, completing your mission.  The gate will 
open up, allowing you to access the front door of the main keep.  However, 
this area is guarded by a few enemy generals, the strongest being Magoichi 
Saika.  Defeat Magoichi and the men that are protecting the front door of the 
main keep and then enter the main keep of the castle.

Once inside the main keep, make your way up the first set of stairs to the 
second floor.  Here, Harufusa Ono will attempt to stop you from getting to his 
lord.  Defeat Harufusa, but don't go up the stairs just yet.  Go back to the 
first floor and then go north to the next room.  Go up the set of stairs that 
are in this room.  Here, Harunaga Ono will attempt to stop you from going any 
further inside the main keep.  Defeat Harunaga and then go up the stairs to 
the third floor.  Hideyori Toyotomi is here, but he is not alone.  Yukimura 
Sanada will come back to protect Hideyori.  Both Yukimura and Hideyori will be 
powered up.  Try to defeat Yukimura first, as when you do, you will realize 
that he is just a body double.  When you defeat Hideyori, the same thing will 
happen.  It will be just a body double.  The real Hideyori and Yukimura will 
appear outside of the main keep of the castle.  Hideyori will attempt to 
escape while Yukimura will go after Hidetada Tokugawa.  Make your way outside 
the main keep of the castle and get back on your horse.  Ride over to where 
Hideyori is at.  He will be attempting to escape in the southeast.  Defeat 
Hideyori before he can reach the escape point.  Hideyori shouldn't be too hard 
to defeat.  Now, the only enemy officer you have left to defeat is Yukimura, 
who is powered up and gunning for Hidetada.  Make your way over towards the 
western side of the map.  Yukimura will not go down without a fight, but this 
should be a fairly one sided battle.  Defeat Yukimura to complete the stage, 
unify Japan, and bring an end to the Sengoku Era.


---------------------------------
Dream:  Last Stand against Ieyasu
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Kagekatsu, Kanetsugu, and Yoshinobu.  (Later
   changes to Defeat Kagekatsu, Kanetsugu, Yoshinobu, Yoshishige, Masayuki,
   and Yukimura.)

Defeat Conditions:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Tokugawa Army:                      | Uesugi Coalition:                   |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |
|    Ina                              |    Yoshinobu Satake                 |
|    Nobumasa Okudaira                |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |    Keiji Maeda                      |
|    Tadamasa Matsudaira              |    Yoshishige Satake                |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Mototada Kasuga                  |
|    None                             |    Chikanori Suibara                |
|                                     |    Dokyu Yamagami                   |
|                                     |    Yasutsuna Kamiizumi              |
|                                     |    Fusamoto Makabe                  |
|                                     |    Shigemoto Makabe                 |
|                                     |    Masakage Umezu                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Mitsunaga Irobe                  |
|                                     |    Yoshihide Shida                  |
|                                     |    Yoshitada Shimo                  |
|                                     |    Masayuki Sanada                  |
|                                     |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|                                     |    Yorisada Yazawa                  |
|                                     |    Genba Karasawa                   |
|                                     |    Mino Kaneko                      |
|                                     |    Bitchu Kozuki                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way north and quickly defeat Fusamoto Makabe 
and Masakage Umezu.  You will want to kill them fast, as Shigemoto Makabe will 
eventually begin his march on Zenkoji.  When you have killed the two enemy 
officers in the central area, make your way to Zenkoji.  You will have to get 
here by going through your main camp and through the southern maze area to 
reach Zenkoji in the southwest.  When you reach Shigemoto, you will get a 
mission to prevent him from entering Zenkoji.  Defeat him to complete this 
mission.  When Zenkoji is safe, make your way north along the western path 
into the western garrison.  You will get a mission to take this garrison by 
defeating the Satake Army.  Complete this mission by defeating Yoshishige 
Satake and Yoshinobu Satake.  Leave the western garrison through the north 
gate.  You will get ambushed by Mitsunaga Irobe here.  Quickly defeat him, as 
the Uesugi Army will begin to charge your main camp.  You will want to stop 
the Uesugi Army before they can do any damage.  When Mitsunaga is defeated, 
make your way to the central plains.  Defeat Mototada Kasuga and Chikanori 
Suibara and then make your way over to Kagekatsu Uesugi and his army.  When 
you reach Kagekatsu, you will get a mission to prevent the Uesugi Army from 
entering your main camp.  Defeat Kagekatsu and the other officers in the area 
to complete this mission.

Even with Kagekatsu gone, Kanetsugu Naoe doesn't seem to be startled one bit.  
Make your way south to the southeastern garrison where Kanetsugu is.  You will 
get ambushed by Yoshihide Shida and Yoshitada Shimo.  You will also get a 
mission to seize this garrison.  Clear out all enemy officers in this garrison 
to complete this mission.  Kanetsugu Naoe is powered up, so he may take some 
time to defeat.  When Kanetsugu is defeated, the Sanada Army will appear and 
try their luck against your army.  Unfortunately, Keiji Maeda decides that 
this is the right moment to make his move and leave his garrison in the 
northwest.  Quickly defeat Mino Kaneko, who will appear in the southeastern 
garrison and then make your way to the western garrison, which is Keiji 
Maeda's target.  He will be powered up and will have Bitchu Kozuki in tow.  
Try to defeat Keiji quickly, as Yukimura Sanada and everyone else will pick 
this time to make a run at your main camp.  When Keiji is defeated, make your 
way into your main camp.  Yukimura will be here, along with his father, 
Masayuki Sanada, and a couple other generic officers.  Of course, Yukimura and 
Masayuki are both powered up, so try to kill off the two other generic 
officers first.  After that, defeat the two Sanadas and complete the stage.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4r. Mitsunari Ishida's Walkthrough
  SW2STMII              \____________________________________________________


----------------------------
Stage 1:  Battle of Yamazaki
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsuhide.

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi or Hidenaga is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Hashiba Army:                       | Akechi Army:                        |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Shigetomo Akechi                 |
|    Nene                             |    Kaneaki Mimaki                   |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Yasuie Namikawa                  |
|    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |    Masachika Matsuda                |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    |    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |
|    Masanori Fukushima               | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nobuharu Tsuda                   |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Toshimitsu Saito                 |
|                                     |    Katsusada Shibata                |
|                                     |    Kunitsugu Yasuda                 |
|                                     |    Sadaoki Ise                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, quickly take over Mt. Tenno.  Once you have done this, 
defeat some enemies that are along the slopes of the mountain, along with 
Masachika Matsuda, and then run back down the mountain.  Make sure you 
activate the mission to assist with Kiyomasa with going up to Mt. Tenno.  You 
don't have to escort him, but just clear out all enemies that are in his path.  
Head over and assist with the taking of Shoryuji.  When you get close to 
Shoryuji, you will receive a mission to take Shoryuji.  To accomplish this 
mission, you will need to defeat Kaneaki Mimaki and Sadayuki Atsuji.  While 
you are taking Shoryuji, two things should happen.  Kiyomasa should reach the 
top of Mt. Tenno and Nobuharu Tsuda should ambush your troops near Shoryuji.

Once you have taken Shoryuji, defeat Nobuharu and then head over to Mt. Tenno.  
Wipe out any troops and generals that are attempting to climb up the mountain.  
What you are waiting for is another ambush by Mitsuhide at Shoryuji.  This 
ambush unit will consist of Toshimitsu Saito and Katsusada Shibata.  When you 
get close to the ambush unit, you will receive a mission to defeat the ambush 
unit.  Defeat these two generals quickly, as Mitsuhide will launch another 
ambush at Mt. Tenno.  Rush up the mountain defeat the two generals here.  Now 
the only people left should be the Akechi family.  Hidemitsu Akechi and 
Shigetomo Akechi should be out trying to charge Mt. Tenno at this time, so 
hunt them down and defeat them before they can even get on the slopes.  The 
only person left should be Mitsuhide in his main camp.  Defeat Mitsuhide to 
complete the stage.

-------------------------------
Stage 2:  Battle of Shizugatake
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Katsuie.

Defeat Condition:  Hideyoshi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Hashiba Army:           | Shibata Army:          | Uesugi Army:           |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba    |    Katsuie Shibata     |    None                |
|    Mitsunari Ishida     |    Oichi               | Reinforcements:        |
|    Nene                 |    Keiji Maeda         |    Kanetsugu Naoe      |
|    Masanori Fukushima   |    Toshiie Maeda       |                        |
|    Kiyomasa Kato        |    Toshinaga Maeda     |                        |
|    Nagahide Niwa        |    Morimasa Sakuma     |                        |
|    Hidemasa Hori        |    Katsumasa Shibata   |                        |
|    Hidenaga Hashiba     |    Nagachika Kanamori  |                        |
|    Shigetomo Takayama   |    Nagayori Hara       |                        |
|    Kiyohide Nakagawa    |    Katsumitsu Fuwa     |                        |
|    Shogen Yamaji        |    Hideaki Tokuyama    |                        |
| Reinforcements:         |    Nagayori Murai      |                        |
|    None                 |    Yasumasa Sakuma     |                        |
|                         | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|                         |    Shogen Yamaji       |                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

The first mission you receive when you start the stage is to take more 
garrisons than Kiyomasa Kato or Masanori Fukushima.  This should be easy, as 
you only need to take three garrisons to complete this mission.  However, the 
mission is not considered to be complete until all four garrisons are taken.  
The closest garrison is the southern garrison, guarded by Hideaki Tokuyama.  
The closest garrison to that one is the eastern garrison, guarded by Nagayori 
Hara.  Then, take your third garrison by taking over the west garrison and 
defeating Katsumitsu Fuwa.  When you have taken two garrisons, Kanetsugu Naoe 
should appear on the battlefield.  Ignore him for now and make your way to the 
central path.  Wait for Hideyoshi to say that he would like to talk to Toshiie 
Maeda.  You will need to complete a mission before you can rush over to where 
Toshiie Maeda is located at.  You will receive a mission to stop Morimasa 
Sakuma from entering the central garrison.  Complete this mission first by 
defeating Morimasa and then go to the fort where Toshiie is.  To get inside 
the fort, you will need to defeat Toshinaga Maeda first.  When you get inside 
the fort, you will be given a mission to defeat Toshiie Maeda.  Completing 
this mission will cause Kanetsugu Naoe to retreat.

By now, Shogen Yamaji should have defected to the Shibata Army, so head to 
your main camp.  You will get a mission to protect your main camp.  Defeat 
Shogen Yamaji to complete this mission.  If the fourth garrison hasn't been 
taken yet, head for the north garrison and take it.  Either way, when all four 
garrisons have been taken, your next target should be the central fort.  
Inside the fort is Katsumasa Shibata.  Defeat him and to get the north gate to 
open.  Right beyond the north gate is Keiji Maeda.  Keiji is Keiji, meaning he 
won't be an easy general to defeat.  However, if you are having problems with 
Keiji, you can try to get some of your allies to help you out.  Hideyoshi 
should have called for his army to charge, so there should be some allies 
somewhere just waiting to be used as decoys.  Once Keiji is defeated, the only 
thing left to do is storm the enemy main camp.  Nagayori Murai drew the short 
straw of defending the main camp gate, so reward him by killing him off.  
Inside the main camp, Katsuie Shibata and Oichi are waiting for you.  
Defeating Katsuie will end the stage, so if you want the experience from 
defeating Oichi, you have to defeat her first.


-----------------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Komaki-Nagakute
-----------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Condition:  Hideyoshi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Hashiba Army:                       | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Nobukatsu Oda                    |
|    Nene                             |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Ina                              |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|    Hidetsugu Hashiba                |    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |
|    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|    Nagayoshi Mori                   |    Nobumasa Okudaira                |
|    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |    Tadasuke Okubo                   |
|    Ujisato Gamo                     |    Tadayo Okubo                     |
|    Nagachika Kanamori               |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|    Ittetsu Inaba                    |    Naomasa Ii                       |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Ujishige Niwa                    |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, head for the central area and then make your way 
towards the eastern path.  Along the way, you should defeat Nobumasa Okudaira 
and Tadayo Okubo.  This should give Tsuneoki Ikeda enough time to be a moron 
and attack when he shouldn't.  Go over and help the moron stave off the enemy.  
When you reach the Ikeda Army, you should receive a mission to assist them.  
Complete this mission by defeating Ujishige Niwa and Naomasa Ii.  Once that is 
done with, continue on and take Iwasaki Castle.  When you get inside the 
castle, you will receive mission to take it.  Defeat Yasumasa Sakakibara to 
complete this mission.  This will cause Ieyasu Tokugawa to move his forces to 
Kiyosu Castle.  Tadakatsu Honda will advance on Iwasaki Castle and Hanzo 
Hattori will begin his move to your main camp.  Cross the bridge and take the 
fight to Tadakatsu.  Ina should advance first, so defeat her quickly before 
Tadakatsu arrives.  You do not want this to be a two on one battle, especially 
if one of those two is Tadakatsu.  When Tadakatsu arrives in your area, you 
will be given a mission to defeat both Ina and Tadakatsu.  Tadakatsu is not an 
easy opponent, so defeating him will be a pain.  However, you should have some 
allies in the area, so use them as decoys to beat down Tadakatsu.

When you have completed the mission to protect Iwasaki Castle, make your way 
back towards your own main camp.  You will want to cut Hanzo off before he 
reaches your camp.  When you approach Hanzo, you will receive a mission to 
stop him from reaching your main camp.  This should be no problem, as Hanzo 
should be no where near your main camp.  After beating down Tadakatsu, Hanzo 
should be a breeze to beat.  Once Hanzo is defeated, make your way back to the 
central area of the map and start to clean house.  When there are no more 
enemies in the central field, make your way to Kiyosu Castle.  Along the way, 
you should run into Tadasuke Okubo.  Defeat him and then move on to the 
castle.  There should be two gates here.  Each gate is guarded by a general.  
Kazumasa Ishikawa is defending the north gate and Moritsuna Watanabe is 
defending the east gate.  Pick a door that you want to go through (or go 
through both if you want to defeat both generals) and make your way to 
Nobukatsu Oda and Ieyasu Tokugawa.  This will be a two on one battle, but 
Nobukatsu should only be a minor annoyance.  Defeat him first and then finish 
off Ieyasu to complete the victory.


---------------------------------
Stage 4:  Siege of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa.

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Nene                             |    Ujitada Hojo                     |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Norihide Matsuda                 |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Masataka Kasahara                |
|    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |    Naohide Matsuda                  |
|    Nagachika Kanamori               |    Yasusato Matsuda                 |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|    Kanbei Kuroda                    |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
|    Terumasa Ikeda                   |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    None                             |    Naosada Hojo                     |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|                                     |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

There are a lot of Hojos on the board, but as Shingen said in SW:XL inside the 
infinite castle, they are just Hojos.  Your first mission is to take the 
northern garrison.  You can complete this mission by defeating Hiroteru 
Minagawa.  Once you have the northern garrison, the gates in that garrison 
will open and a siege ramp will appear.  Your next mission will be to defend 
the siege ramp.  Odds are, because of how many enemies are in this area, you 
won't be able to defend the first siege ramp, so just focus your energy on 
defeating as many soldiers and generals in this area as you can.  If the first 
siege ramp is destroyed, don't worry.  Hideyoshi has lots of money, so he can 
afford to bring a spare one.  Make sure one of the two siege ramps goes up to 
complete the mission.  Now, make your way inside the castle walls and start 
running wild over any enemies inside.  Your first target should be Ujimitsu 
Hojo.  Defeat him and then continue south.  Your next target should be Naosada 
Hojo.  Continue south to where Ujitada Hojo is.  He will be guarding the 
storehouse for the castle.  You will get a mission to take the storehouse.  
Complete the mission by defeating Ujitada.

The Hojo will then spring an ambush around your main camp.  This will cause a 
mission of defending your main camp to appear.  Don't rush to your main camp 
just yet because as soon as you leave through the front gate, Kotaro Fuma will 
show up and try to ambush Hideyoshi.  Kotaro is powered up, so he won't be an 
easy kill.  Once you have defeated Kotaro, make your way back to your main 
camp, which is now surrounded by various Hojos.  They're worse than 
cockroaches and number as many.  To complete the mission of defending your 
main camp, you need to defeat all enemy generals outside of Odawara Castle.  
This means that even if that a general not anywhere near your main camp could 
cause the mission to continue.  However, if you have been following my guide, 
there should be only a few enemy generals that are not inside the main keep of 
the castle.  When going to your main camp, you should run into a couple of 
generals.  They are Naoshige Chiba and Ujinaga Narita.  Defeat them both and 
then make your way into your main camp.  It doesn't matter which order you 
defeat the Hojo ambushers just so long as you defeat all three.  They all 
pretty much have the same name anyways, so it really doesn't matter.  
Christmas time in the Hojo household must have been very confusing.  I mean, 
if they had Christmas back then in Japan...  Either way, once all three Hojo 
ambushers are defeated, defeat any other generals that may be on the map.  
There should be only be a few more generals left, so clean them out.  To 
complete the mission, you do not have to defeat Yoshitake Mibu or Norihide 
Matsuda, so you can save them for last.  However, you do need to defeat 
Yasuhiro Ogasawara, so defeat him while you're down there defeating Ujifusa 
Hojo. Once all the generals outside have been defeated, you will be complete 
the mission of protecting your allied base.  It's now time to go inside the 
castle.

Once inside the castle, make your way to the second floor.  There, you should 
find a bunch of riflemen along with Ujiteru Hojo.  When Ujiteru is defeated, 
the gate on the second floor will rise up.  Beyond the gate is Masataka 
Kasahara, who is not a Hojo but should be beat like one anyways.  There are a 
lot of riflemen here, so get them out of the way first.  Once Masataka is 
defeated, make your way up to the third floor.  There, you will find Ujimasa 
Hojo, but he will not be alone.  Kotaro Fuma has decided that being a loser 
once a day is not enough, so he will show up again.  Make Kotaro a two time 
loser and then defeat Ujimasa to complete the stage.  Long live the Hojo Clan 
indeed.


----------------------------
Stage 5:  Battle of Kusegawa
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Conditions:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Kazutada Nakamura                |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Kazuhide Nakamura                |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Toyouji Arima                    |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Noriyori Arima                   |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Tanomo Noisshiki                 |
|    Teruzumi Akashi                  | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |
|    None                             |    Kojiro Sasaki                    |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|                                     |    Ina                              |
|                                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|                                     |    Tadatomo Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This map is actually a pretty quick map and it's not as tough as it may sound.  
Your allies are surprisingly tough and won't die at the slightest touch.  
However, that doesn't mean you can take your time.  In order to complete the 
missions on this map, you need to be quick.  As soon as the stage starts, make 
your way to where Kazuhide Nakamura is located.  Defeat Kazuhide quickly, as 
you will soon receive a mission to prevent the Eastern Army from retreating.  
Make your way north and defeat Tanomo Noisshiki next.  Yoshimasa Tanaka should 
appear and try to make an escape route for the Eastern Army, so you have to be 
quick with completing the first mission.  You will receive a second mission 
soon after Yoshimasa arrives.  That mission is to stop the enemies from 
securing the escape route in the southeast.  Defeat Tanomo and then continue 
north to where Noriyori Arima is.  While you are fighting him, Kojiro Sasaki 
should arrive as reinforcements for the Eastern Army.  Defeat Noriyori quickly 
and then make your way to the southeastern corner of the map.  There, you will 
face off with Yoshimasa and Kojiro.  Defeat these two quickly, as while you 
are fighting them, they are trying to secure the escape route.  If you have 
managed to do everything quick enough, you should complete both missions.

When both missions are completed, the gates to the southern and northeastern 
forts will open, allowing you access to Kazutada Nakamura and Toyouji Arima.  
You should first defeat Kazutada, as he is the closest.  Once Kazutada is 
defeated, Tadakatsu Honda and the rest of the Eastern Army reinforcements will 
arrive.  Tadakatsu's goal is your main camp, so cut him off before he reaches 
it.  You will receive a mission to prevent Tadakatsu from reaching your main 
camp.  While you are fighting Tadakatsu, Hanzo will appear and head for Sakon.  
Ignore Hanzo for now and beat down Tadakatsu.  I love how Tadakatsu says he's 
never suffered any wounds in battle, considering the fact that he already got 
beat once at Komaki-Nagakute.  Once Tadakatsu is defeated, make your way back 
to your main camp.  While you're on your way to your main camp, defeat any 
generals that are standing along the way.  Hanzo might be in the area, so if 
he is, have a nice friendly debate with him on the topic of "Which is cooler:  
Ninjas or Pirates" and then prove your argument by beating him.  When you 
reach your main camp, Tadatomo Honda should be there trying to cause problems.  
Once Tadatomo is defeated, it's time to do some clean up duties.  The main 
general that you really should focus on is Ina.  When you reach Ina, there 
will be a mission to defeat her.  She is powered up and should have a couple 
of enemy generals in the area, so she won't go down easily.  However, you 
should also have a couple of allied generals in the area also, so use them as 
distractions to get to Ina's backside (I mean in terms of attacking her, you 
pervert).  Once she is defeated, the rest fall easily and without much 
trouble.  When all enemy generals on the map are defeated, then victory is 
yours.


-----------------------------
Stage 6: Battle of Sekigahara
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ina                              |
|    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|    Yukinaga Konishi                 |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |    Takatora Todo                    |
|    Ekei Ankokuji                    |    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |
|    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
|    Hidemoto Mori                    |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
|    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |    Sadatsugu Tsutsui                |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|    None                             |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|                                     |    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Magobei Fuse                     |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

I apologize if this walkthrough isn't that great.  When making this 
walkthrough, this was only the second time I played through Sekigahara 
(Mitsunari was the first character I used that had Sekigahara as a stage and 
was actually the sixth character I played as when playing this game).  The 
path I provide here may not be the best path through the stage.  Either way, 
make your way towards the central area and start to clear out some of the 
enemy generals in this area.  Ina will disappear, but she will be back later.  
When you get the mission to stop the enemy cannons, complete this mission.  
Magobei Fuse will appear and then begin to make his way to where Hideaki 
Kobayakawa.  When you reach Magobei, you will get a mission to defeat him.  
Stop Magobei from being able to taunt Hideaki and prevent Hideaki from 
defecting.

Now, head to where Ekei Ankokuji is, but do not go there by way of the eastern 
path.  Take the other path and go around to where Ekei is.  Getting too close 
to Hiroie Kikkawa will cause him to defect.  You will have to take on a few 
generals in this area.  Some of them are Terumasa Ikeda, Kazutoyo Yamanouchi, 
Yoshinaga Asano, and last but not least, Hanzo Hattori.  This can be a rough 
battle, especially considering the fact that there are a lot of annoying 
ninjas in this area.  Fight off everyone and clear the area of enemy soldiers 
to save Ekei from being defeated.  By now, Ina should have showed back up on 
the western path and is heading for your main camp.  Get back on your horse 
and ride all the way across the map to where Ina is.  When you get close to 
Ina, you will receive a mission to prevent her from reaching your main camp.  
She is powered up, so she may take a good bit of time to defeat.

Once Ina is defeated and you have completed the mission to stop her, head back 
to the central area.  There should still be a few generals in this area such 
as Masanori Fukushima and Naomasa Ii, so clear out this area.  After all the 
enemy generals in the central area are defeated, make your way to the 
northwestern section of the map.  Ginchiyo Tachibana should be here fighting 
with Tadaoki Hosokawa, so help her out with this issue.  Once there is only 
Ieyasu Tokugawa and Tadakatsu Honda left on the battlefield, the entire 
Western Army will begin charging the enemy main base.  However, to get to 
Ieyasu, you will need to go through Tadakatsu.  However, this is the third 
time you've seen Tadakatsu, so this battle is no different than the other two.  
Use your allies and decoys and attack Tadakatsu when he's not looking and the 
big man will go down pretty quickly.  The only thing left to do is to run 
Ieyasu out of town.  Defeat Ieyasu and you will have won the battle of 
Sekigahara. 


--------------------
Dream:  Edo Campaign
--------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyori or Mitsunari is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Hideyori Toyotomi                |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Masamune Date                    |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Satoie Gamo                      |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|    Yukinaga Konishi                 |    Yoshiaki Mogami                  |
|    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |    Takatora Todo                    |
|    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|    Hidemoto Mori                    |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|    Ekei Ankokuji                    |    Ietsugu Sakai                    |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Hideyasu Yuki                    |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Naotaka Ii                       |
|    Yoshinobu Satake                 |    Shigenaga Katakura               |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Hidemune Date                    |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |
|                                     |    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |
|                                     |    Hidemoto Mori                    |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Toranosuke Aoyama                |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

Make your way over to the north gate right away and defeat Naotaka Ii.  
Masamune Date will eventually open up the north gate and begin firing at 
Hideie Ukita with an ambush of riflemen.  Make your way inside the north gate.  
You will get a mission to rescue Hideie Ukita.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Shigenaga Katakura.  While you're in this area, also defeat Masanobu 
Honda, who is located in the northwestern part of the castle.  Now, make your 
way back out of the castle through the north gate.  Make your way over to the 
west gate of Edo Castle.  You will get a mission to open the west gate.  
Complete this mission by defeating Terumasa Ikeda.  At this point, the Mori 
army will defect to the Eastern Army.  It didn't work the first time at 
Sekigahara (well, historically, it did, but not in this story mode), so what 
makes them think it will work a second time?  You will get a mission to 
quickly wipe out the Mori traitors.  Defeat Hiroie Kikkawa, who is at the west 
gate of Edo Castle and then make your way to the south gate of Edo Castle.  
You will get a message that Ekei Ankokuji has been taken prisoner inside Edo 
Castle.  You will get to this in a moment.  Right now, focus on defeating the 
three defectors.  Your next target will be Hidemoto Mori.  He will be with 
Nagachika Kanamori.  Defeat them both and move on to the east gate of Edo 
Castle.  By now, Kanetsugu Naoe and Yukimura Sanada will bring some 
reinforcements to assist your army.  They should be able to hold most of the 
enemy army in check while you are dealing with the traitors.  When you reach 
the east gate of Edo Castle, Hideaki Kobayakawa will be here with Yoshiaki 
Mogami.  Defeat Hideaki to complete your mission.

Make your way back to the western gate of Edo Castle and enter the castle.  
You will get a mission to defeat all enemies inside the castle walls to open 
the gates to the main keep.  To complete this mission, you will need to defeat 
Naomasa Ii, Shigezane Date, Takatora Todo, Ietsugu Sakai, and Yasumasa 
Sakakibara.  While you are completing this mission, you should also open up 
the two remaining closed gates from the inside.  Eventually, Kotaro Fuma will 
appear and attempt to rush Hideyori Toyotomi.  Quickly make your way over to 
Kotaro.  You will get a mission to prevent Kotaro from entering your main 
camp.  Kotaro is powered up, but he shouldn't be too hard to defeat.  When 
Kotaro is defeated, make your way to the southeastern section of Edo Castle.  
Here, you will find a Defense Captain guarding a gate leading to the smaller 
keep of the castle.  This is where Ekei Ankokuji is being locked up.  When you 
reach Ekei, you will get a mission to escort him to your main camp.  However, 
when Ekei steps out of his prison cell, Toranosuke Aoyama ambushes him.  
Toranosuke is a powered up ninja officer, so he can be annoying sometimes.  
Defeat Toranosuke and then clear a path for Ekei to reach your main camp.  
Ekei likes to stop along the way and fight any peons in his line of sight, so 
make sure his path is cleared for him to reach the main camp.

Now, if you want, you can head to the main keep and defeat Hideyasu Yuki and 
Hidetada Tokugawa.  However, you cannot reach Ieyasu Tokugawa through the main 
keep.  You will have to reach Ieyasu through the smaller keep.  Hidemune Date 
is on the first floor of the smaller keep.  Defeat him and then make your way 
upstairs to Masamune Date.  He is guarding the path to the second floor of the 
main keep.  Masamune is powered up, but you should have some help in the form 
of allied generals.  Defeat the ambitious young lord and make your way across 
the catwalk.  Now, the only obstacle standing in between you and Ieyasu is 
Tadakatsu Honda, and he is one big obstacle.  Tadakatsu is powered up and has 
lot of life and defense, so it may take a while for you to bring the big man 
down.  Once Ieyasu's bodyguard is defeated, make your way to the third floor 
of the main keep.  Defeat Ieyasu to complete the stage.


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---------------------------
Stage 1:  Battle of Anegawa
---------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga and Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Nagamasa, Oichi, or Yoshikage is defeated.


+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Azai-Asakura:                       | Oda-Tokugawa:                       |
|    Nagamasa Azai                    |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Yoshikage Asakura                |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Oichi                            |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Kazumasa Isono                   |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|    Naotsune Endo                    |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Kagenori Asakura                 |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Kagetake Asakura                 |    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |
|    Kagekata Uozumi                  |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
|    Nagashige Tomita                 |    Yoshinari Mori                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masahisa Sakai                   |
|    None                             |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|                                     |    Saizo Kani                       |
|                                     |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|                                     |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|                                     |    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Nagatada Ogasawara               |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

At the start of the battle, quickly get rid of Tsuneoki Ikeda and Saizo Kani.  
When that is done with, head over to where the Asakura are.  Start taking down 
the Tokugawa Army one by one.  Clear out all the generals from this side of 
the map to make sure the Asakura don't get into any trouble at all.  Ieyasu 
will order Hanzo Hattori to attack Oichi.  Protect your woman by heading back 
to your main camp.  You will receive a mission to protect Oichi.  Defeat Hanzo 
quickly, as Hideyoshi Hashiba should have ordered an attack on your main base, 
triggering another mission.  He will come with Magoichi Saika, so you really 
don't want a three on one battle right now.  When Hanzo is defeated, focus 
your attention on the monkey and the sniper.  Complete the mission of 
protecting your main camp from these two and then begin your trek east.  When 
you get close to Yokoyama Castle, you will receive a mission to protect it.  
The enemy general attacking Yokoyama is Nagahide Niwa, so make quick work of 
him.

With all the wandering enemy generals out of the way, it's time to focus on 
those generals that just stay in their forts all day.  The first general you 
want to try to get to is Nobunaga Oda.  You will need to break through two 
sets of gates to get to him.  Since you're already close to the north gate of 
Nobunaga's fort, you might as well break through there first.  The first 
general guarding the north gate is Masahisa Sakai.  Defeat him and then move 
on to Katsuie Shibata.  He should provide a little bit more of a challenge, 
but not by much.  When you have defeated Katsuie, Katsuie will seal the gates 
so that you can't open them (why didn't he just do that to begin with and then 
go attack your main base?).  You will need to find another way into the main 
base.  Luckily, there a west gate conveniently placed for all your breaking in 
needs.  Nobumori Sakuma is guarding the first western gate while Mitsuhide 
Akechi is guarding the second western gate.  Defeat these two guards and you 
will meet up with the final guard.

However, the Asakura will retreat and Tadakatsu Honda will decide that this is 
the perfect time to attack your main camp.  You have one of two choices.  You 
can quickly finish off the level and hope Tadakatsu doesn't take your main 
camp or you can defeat face off with Tadakatsu.  Since we're assuming you want 
to defeat every general on the map (you do want to, right?), head back and cut 
off Tadakatsu Honda from invading your main camp.  After all, you can't let 
Oichi get hurt trying to fight off Tadakatsu and you get 2000 gold just for 
beating him.  I love how Nagamasa talks about protecting Oichi his entire 
Story Mode, yet when knowing Tadakatsu is trying to kill off Oichi, he goes 
and says he must not face Tadakatsu.  Tadakatsu is not like normal generals.  
He is always in powered up mode and has a lot of stamina and health.  He won't 
fall quickly, so use every trick in the book that you know to beat him.  Once 
Tadakatsu falls, you will need to head back to the Oda main camp.  Defeat 
Yoshinari Mori, who is guarding the last gate into the Oda main camp, and then 
face off with your brother-in-law.  Defeat Nobunaga and then locate Ieyasu.  
He will not be in his main camp.  He will be out trying to assist Nobunaga.  
Where ever Ieyasu is, defeat him to complete the stage.


--------------------------
Stage 2:  Siege of Mt. Usa
--------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Yoshinari.  (Later changes to Defeat Nobunaga.)

Defeat Conditions:  Yoshikage, Nagamasa, Oichi, or Magoichi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Anti-Oda Army:                      | Oda Army:                           |
|    Yoshikage Asakura                |    Yoshinari Mori                   |
|    Nagamasa Azai                    |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|    Oichi                            | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Kagenori Asakura                 |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Kazumasa Isono                   |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |
|    Yoshikata Rokkaku                |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
|    Tatsuoki Saito                   |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
|    Nagayuki Miyoshi                 |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|    Masayasu Miyoshi                 |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|    Tomomichi Iwanari                |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|                                     |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
|                                     |    No                               |
|                                     |    Ittetsu Inaba                    |
|                                     |    Bokuzen Ujiie                    |
|                                     |    Morinari Ando                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the level starts, make your way up Mt. Usa.  Keep going to the top of the 
mountain.  When Nagamasa sees that no one is at the top of the mountain, jump 
down the cliffs of the mountain to where Yoshinari Mori and Hidemasa Hori are.  
You will get a mission to stop Yoshinari from entering the Asakura main camp.  
Defeat Yoshinari and Hidemasa and the Oda main forces will arrive on the 
battlefield.  What you will want to do first is to take the eastern path to 
where Hideyoshi Hashiba and Tsuneoki Ikeda are located at.  You will want to 
defeat these two generals to help the Asakura survive this battle.  Defeat 
them quickly, as this isn't the only main camp you have to save.  You need to 
rush over to Katsuie Shibata and prevent him from entering your main camp.  
You have some time, but not much.  When you get close to Katsuie, you will 
receive a mission to stop him.  If he enters your main camp, all the generals 
inside your main camp will defect to the Oda forces, leaving you with more 
problems than you want to deal with right now.  While you're in the area, you 
might as well defeat Nobumori Sakuma and Kazumasu Takigawa, since they're 
there in your way.

The Oda Army will receive some more reinforcements and then begin to charge.  
You need to defend two points.  The first point you should defend is Mt. Usa.  
Mitsuhide Akechi, Morinari Ando, and Nagahide Niwa should be attacking the 
southern side of mountain, so rush up the mountain and knock these guys off of 
it.  You want to protect Mt. Usa first instead of the Asakura main camp 
because Yoshikage Asakura is surprising durable.  After you're done defeating 
Mitsuhide and his gang, you will want to fight off Ranmaru Mori next.  Ranmaru 
has Narimasa Sassa with him and Ranmaru himself is powered up because you 
killed his father.  Defeat Ranmaru and Narimasa and then jump down the 
mountain to where the Asakura main camp is.  Start defeating enemies near 
Yoshikage.  Yoshikage is durable, but not that durable.  He should be 
surrounded, so thin out some of the Oda troops.  Also, Ittetsu Inaba should be 
here, so make sure you get rid of him.  Once you have gotten it to a point 
where you know Yoshikage will survive, take down some strongholds that are 
producing the enemy soldiers.  You don't have to get rid of the ones far away, 
but get rid of the ones closest to the Asakura main camp.  Once this is over 
and done with, it's time to invade Nobunaga Oda's main camp.  When you get 
close to the Oda main camp, you will receive a mission to get inside.  There 
are three generals outside of the Oda main camp.  The gates will open if you 
defeat No.  The other general, Bokuzen Ujiie, is just here to be annoyances.  
Get rid of all three generals and invite yourself inside the camp.  Nobunaga 
should be inside with Toshiie Maeda, so defeat these two generals to complete 
the stage.


---------------------------------
Stage 3:  Defense of Odani Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga.

Defeat Conditions:  Either Oichi or Yoshikage is defeated, or Odani Castle is
   captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Azai-Asakura:                       | Oda Army:                           |
|    Nagamasa Azai                    |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Oichi                            |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Kazumasa Isono                   |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
|    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |    Ujisato Gamo                     |
|    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
|    Keijun Miyabe                    |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|    Yoshikage Asakura                |    Saizo Kani                       |
|    Kagenori Asakura                 |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|    Kagetake Asakura                 |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|    Kageakira Asakura                | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Kagekata Uozumi                  |    Ittetsu Inaba                    |
|                                     |    Yukihiro Ujiie                   |
|                                     |    Morinari Ando                    |
|                                     |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|                                     |    Tsunoeoki Ikeda                  |
|                                     |    No                               |
|                                     |    Nobutada Oda                     |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, ride out to where Saizo Kani and Hidemasa Hori 
are located at.  Defeat these two quickly, as Nagamasa will begin to say that 
reinforcements from the Asakura are coming from Mt. Jizo.  Mt. Jizo at the 
time is currently occupied by the Oda Army, so you will have to ride up there 
and defeat the enemies there.  There are a lot of riflemen outside of Mt. 
Jizo, so be careful of your advance.  At Mt. Jizo, Nagahide Niwa and Nagachika 
Kanamori aren't just going to give you the mountain, so you will have to take 
it from them by defeating those two.  Taking the mountain will fulfill two 
things.  The first thing it will do is it will complete the mission that pops 
up when you arrive at Mt. Jizo.  The second thing it will do is allow your 
reinforcements to show up.  When your reinforcements do show up, quickly make 
your way to the central garrison.  Hideyoshi Hashiba should have blown up a 
wall in the garrison that revealed a path to the Inner Ward of your castle.  
When you get close to Hideyoshi, you will receive a mission to stop him from 
going inside your castle.  Punish the bad, destructive monkey by defeating him 
in battle.  This will complete your mission, but this will also cause you to 
get ambushed by Ittetsu Inaba, Yukihiro Ujiie, and Morinari Ando.  Defeat 
these three generals quickly, as there are other places you need to go.

When the gates of the central garrison open, make your way to where Ranmaru 
Mori is located at.  He should be here with Ujisato Gamo.  Mitsuhide Akechi 
should also show up in this area as an ambush unit.  Defeat these three 
generals while you are waiting for another Oda ambush, this time north of the 
central garrison.  These ambush troops will arrive when Oichi reaches the 
Minor Ward.  They are Tsuneoki Ikeda and Toshiie Maeda.  There should be some 
allied soldiers in this area, so they shouldn't be able to go very far.  They 
should still be in the northern area by the time you reach them.  Defeat these 
two enemy generals and make your way back into the central garrison.  Use the 
path that Hideyoshi created to get inside your castle.  The place you want to 
go is where Tsunachika Kaiho is located at.  He should be getting beat up on 
by Katsuie Shibata and his two cronies, Kazumasu Takigawa and Narimasa Sassa, 
so go assist your ally.  When you reach Tsunachika, you will receive a mission 
to assist him.  Defeat these three generals here in this area and you will 
complete the mission.  Nobunaga Oda will commend Nagamasa for his abilities 
and the Azai Army will begin to charge the Oda main camp.  This will cause No 
and Nobutada Oda to appear at the gates of the Oda main camp.  No will be 
guarding the north gate and Nobutada Oda will be guarding the east gate.  
Defeat one of these two generals and then make your way inside the main camp.  
You will probably have to face the other general along with Nobunaga, so 
defeat the other general as well before finishing off Nobunaga.


---------------------------------
Stage 4:  Showdown at Shizugatake
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hideyoshi.  (Later changes to Defeat Hideyoshi,
   Ieyasu, and Mitsuhide.)

Defeat Conditions:  Either Oichi or Yoshikage is defeated, or the Main Camp
   is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Azai-Asakura:                       | Coalition:                          |
|    Nagamasa Azai                    |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Yoshikage Asakura                |    Nene                             |
|    Oichi                            |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Kazumasa Isono                   |    Kiyomasa Kato                    |
|    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |    Koroku Hachisuka                 |
|    Kagenori Asakura                 |    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |
|    Kagetake Asakura                 |    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|    None                             |    Saizo Kani                       |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|                                     |    Yoshitsuga Otani                 |
|                                     |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|                                     |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|                                     |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|                                     |    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |
|                                     |    Nobuharu Tsuda                   |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This battle is a long one and is a two phase battle.  The first phase is 
taking on the Hashiba Army.  When the battle starts, make your way south and 
then towards where Nene is.  You do not want Nene to convince to Asakura to 
defect.  This would mean you have to worry about enemies on all sides instead 
of just three fronts like you are right now.  When you reach Nene, you will 
receive a mission to stop her.  Complete this mission and then make your way 
back to the central path.  Sakon Shima will be trying to charge into your main 
camp.  Stop him from doing so.  Now, Mitsunari Ishida along with Yoshitsuga 
Otani should have appeared near the Asakura main camp.  You will want to help 
the Asakura out.  However, what you can do is complete one mission while going 
to rescue your allies.  You might as well complete the mission to take down 
the four garrisons on Mt. Tenjin while you're on the way to fighting 
Mitsunari.  It will kill two birds with one stone.  Each garrison has a 
guardian in it, with Kiyomasa Kato guarding the eastern garrison, Masanori 
Fukushima guarding the western garrison, Hidemasa Hori in the southern 
garrison, and Koroku Hachisuka hiding in the northern one.  You should start 
at the southern garrison and work your way north.  Defeat all four of these 
generals to complete the garrison mission.  Now, take the northern path to 
where Mitsunari is trying to defeat your allies.  Fighting off Mitsunari and 
Yoshitsuga should not be a hard battle because you should have a few allies in 
the area.  Defeat them both and then make your way back to the central area.

The next goal you should focus on is taking out that western fort.  You will 
need to access the fort through the south gate.  When you get to the south 
gate, you will receive a mission to take the fort.  Defeat the Defense Captain 
and then make your way inside.  To complete the mission, you will need to 
defeat Tsuneoki Ikeda and Hidenaga Hashiba, which should be simple.  Once you 
have taken the western fort, make your way south.  You will get a mission to 
assist Kiyotsuna Akao with the attack on the Hashiba main camp.  You will want 
to attack the Hashiba main camp from the western gate, so defeat Yoshinaga 
Asano and Saizo Kani who are just in the way.  When you defeat Saizo Kani, the 
western gate will open.

When you enter the Hashiba main camp, the second phase of the battle will 
begin.  Ieyasu Tokugawa, Mitsuhide Akechi, and Katsuie Shibata will all arrive 
on the field with their armies.  Defeat Hideyoshi quickly, as the stage 
rapidly fills up with enemies again.  Luckily, Hideyoshi isn't powered up on 
this stage, so he should fall pretty easily.  When Hideyoshi is done for, 
leave through the same gate you came in.  You will run into a few members of 
Mitsuhide's army, Hidemitsu Akechi and Nobuharu Tsuda.  Defeat these two 
enemies and then continue north along the western path.  Since Mitsuhide is 
going for your main camp, you will want to defeat him first.  Mitsuhide is a 
little powerful, but not by much.  He should fall quickly.  Go rescue Oichi if 
she is in danger from any enemy generals and then make your way north through 
your main camp.  Katsuie Shibata should be your next target, as the garrisons 
you have taken on Mt. Tenjin are extremely sturdy, especially against a 
Tadakatsu Honda attack.  Toshiie Maeda should be inside your main camp, so get 
him out of it by defeating him.  Make your way to the Asakura main camp.  
Katsuie should either be inside the Asakura main camp or close to entering the 
camp.  Defeat him before he can cause too much damage.  Now, you can focus on 
defending the eastern garrison.  Your first target should be the biggest 
target, and on the battlefield, they don't come much bigger than Tadakatsu 
Honda.  He should be harassing the southern garrison, so go there quickly to 
assist with its defense.  Tadakatsu is the same as always.  It's a pain to 
hurt him and he painfully hurts you.  When you manage to get the big man down, 
assist with the defense of the next two garrisons by defeating Naomasa Ii and 
Yasumasa Sakakibara.  When you have isolated Ieyasu Tokugawa, go after him.  
Defeat Ieyasu to complete the stage.


------------------------------
Stage 5:  Battle of Kanegasaki
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga.  (Later changes to Defeat Yoshikage.)

Defeat Conditions:  Nagamasa, Yoshikage, or Oichi is defeated, or Nobunaga
   reaches the Escape Point.  (Later changes to Nagamasa, Nobunaga, or Oichi
   is defeated).

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Azai-Asakura:                       | Oda-Tokugawa:                       |
|    Nagamasa Azai                    |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|    Yoshikage Asakura                |    No                               |
|    Oichi                            |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
|    Kazumasa Isono                   |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    None                             |    Yoshinari Mori                   |
|                                     |    Saizo Kani                       |
|                                     |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|                                     |    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |
|                                     |    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |
|                                     |    Toshimitsu Saito                 |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|                                     |    Yoshimasa Oka                    |
|                                     |    Morishige Tsuchihashi            |
|                                     |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|                                     |    Naramasa Sassa                   |
|                                     |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Azai:                           | Asakura Army:                       |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Yoshikage Asakura                |
|    Nagamasa Azai                    |    Kagenori Asakura                 |
|    Oichi                            |    Kagetake Asakura                 |
|    Kazumasa Isono                   |    Kagekata Uozumi                  |
|    Kiyotsuna Akao                   |    Naotaka Magara                   |
|    Tsunachika Kaiho                 |    Naozumi Magara                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Jinpachiro Maeba                 |
|    None                             |    Yoshitsugu Maeba                 |
|                                     |    Naganori Yamazaki                |
| (Note:  In the middle of the        |    Yoshimune Kawai                  |
|  battle, you will switch sides.     |    Nagashige Tomita                 |
|  Any previous enemies you did not   | Reinforcements:                     |
|  defeat will become your allies.)   |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

So apparently, all the battles up until now were just a dream.  Say what you 
want about KOEI and their storylines in this game, that twist was one twist 
that no one was expecting.  Whether you liked the little plot twist or not, it 
sure was creative.  Things don't stop their either.  This battle is another 
two phase battle.  The first phase is chasing down Nobunaga Oda.  When the 
stage starts, make your way north to where Hideyoshi Hashiba is.  Pick a fight 
with the monkey and you will get a mission to break through the surrounding 
enemy.  You will need to defeat Hideyoshi, Tsuneoki Ikeda, and Hidemasa Hori 
to complete this mission.  Continue north to the Asakura main camp.  You will 
get a mission to prevent the Tokugawa Army from entering the Asakura main 
camp.  You can accomplish this by defeating Ieyasu Tokugawa and Yasumasa 
Sakakibara.  During this mission, the Asakura should order you and your men to 
burn down a forest.  Don't worry about this quite yet.  When you have 
accomplished this mission, your next targets should be Tadatsugu Sakai and 
Tadakatsu Honda.  Tadatsugu should be an easy kill, but Tadakatsu, as always, 
is a different story.  You do have some time to play with him, but not a whole 
lot of time, so try to end the battle as quickly as possible.

When Tadakatsu is defeated, you will want to help Oichi now and the fire 
attack.  Take the long way around by taking the eastern route.  Taking the 
central route will cause Nobunaga to show up prematurely.  You're not done 
setting up the battlefield quite yet.  When you reach where Oichi is, she 
should be getting harassed by Magoichi Saika and his posse.  Defend your woman 
by beating down Magoichi and then clean this area out.  You should get a 
mission during or after this battle with Magoichi to make the fire attack 
succeed.  There should be three more officers in this area.  They are Saizo 
Kani, Yoshimasa Oka, and Morishige Tsuchihashi.  Get rid of all three of them, 
along with any other enemy soldiers, so that the fire attack may succeed.  
Take the path that the fire attack carves out to where Yoshinari Mori and No 
are at.  Defeat these two generals and then head north.  When you reach where 
Mitsuhide is located at, there will be a lot of riflemen in the area.  A level 
3 musou from Nagamasa will get rid of most, if not all, of the riflemen.  If 
you don't have that yet, then just get rid of the riflemen that are the most 
annoying and then focus on Mitsuhide.  Also in this area should be Hidemitsu 
Akechi and Toshimitsu Saito, who should die as well.  Once they are defeated, 
Katsuie Shibata should show up with more men for you to kill.  When you have 
defeated Katsuie Shibata and his men, Nobunaga Oda and Ranmaru Mori will 
appear around the center of the western path.  You will receive a mission to 
not let Nobunaga escape.  Chase down Nobunaga.  The Asakura Army will call for 
reinforcements, but this shouldn't be a big deal.  Ignore Ranmaru (or defeat 
him if you want, doesn't really matter) and defeat Nobunaga.  Nobunaga is 
tough, so this may take a little bit of time.

After Nobunaga is defeated, you will get a cut scene of Nagamasa deciding to 
not kill Nobunaga.  The Asakura will receive a lot of reinforcements.  All of 
a sudden, most of your allies are now your enemies and all of your enemies are 
now your allies.  The second phase of the battle has just begun.  There should 
be an Asakura enemy at just about every clearing, so get to work going around 
and defeating the Asakura Army.  Since you defeated Nobunaga, in the western 
area, it only makes sense to target the enemy in that area first.  Defeat 
Naotaka Magara and then make your way south.  Jinpachiro Maeba should be here 
fighting with Kazumasa Isono, so rescue your ally.  Head east through the fire 
carved path to where Naganori Yamazaki is.  Defeat him and then go north.  By 
now, all the Asakura Army should be gathering in the northern areas trying to 
take down Nobunaga, Oichi, or both.  Destroy any enemies in the northern areas 
that your allies haven't gotten to yet.  When you have defeated all the 
enemies outside of the Asakura main camp, defeat the Defense Captain guarding 
the enemy main camp and make your way inside.  Your former ally, Yoshikage 
Asakura, should have two bodyguards with him, Kagenori Asakura and Kagetake 
Asakura.  Defeat all three Asakuras, leaving Yoshikage for last, to complete 
the stage.


------------------------------
Dream:  Showdown at Sekigahara
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Conditions:  Nobunaga, Nagamasa, or Oichi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Oda-Azai:                           | Takeda-Uesugi:                      |
|    Nobunaga Oda                     |    Shingen Takeda                   |
|    Nagamasa Azai                    |    Kenshin Uesugi                   |
|    Oichi                            |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|    Yoshinari Mori                   |    Katsuyori Takeda                 |
|    Toshiie Maeda                    |    Masayuki Sanada                  |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    |    Nobufusa Baba                    |
|    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |    Masakage Yamagata                |
|    Saizo Kani                       |    Masanobu Kosaka                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|                                     |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Tsunamoto Oniniwa                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|                                     |    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |
|                                     |    Yataro Onikojima                 |
|                                     |    Kageie Kakizaki                  |
|                                     |    Yoshikiyo Murakami               |
|                                     |    Kagetsuna Naoe                   |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You have a lot of enemy officers to defeat on this stage.  Make your way to 
the central area of the map.  The Takeda Calvary will begin their charge on 
the central area.  The first officer you should aim for is Nobufusa Baba.  He 
will be powered up, so he may take some time to defeat.  When he is defeated, 
make your way south and defeat Katsuyori Takeda and Masanobu Kosaka.  They 
will also be powered up.  When all three are defeated, Kenshin Uesugi will 
charge out from the northwestern garrison.  Make your way over to Kenshin.  
When you reach Kenshin, the main army of the Uesugi will arrive.  You will 
receive two missions.  The first will be to defeat the Uesugi army.  The 
second will be to prevent Kenshin from entering your main camp.  Focus your 
energy on defeating Kenshin.  He is powered up, so he's going to be hard to 
defeat, especially with Kagetsuna Naoe in the area providing a distraction.  
When Kenshin and Kagetsuna are defeated, quickly make your way south to Mt. 
Matsuo Castle.  Tsuneoki Ikeda should be attempting to capture this castle.  
Unfortunately, Masamune Date and his army will ambush him.  You will get a 
mission to rescue Tsuneoki Ikeda.  Defeat Shigezane Date, Kojuro Katakura, and 
Masamune Date to complete this mission.  While you are here, also defeat 
Tsunamoto Oniniwa.

Now, make your way back to where Kanetsugu Naoe and the rest of the Uesugi 
Army are.  Defeat Kanetsugu Naoe and the remnants of the Uesugi Army to 
complete your first mission.  There should be four or five officers leftover 
from the Uesugi Army.  When they are defeated, make your way north to where 
the north cannon is.  You will get a message that Yukimura Sanada is 
controlling the cannons.  You will then get a mission to halt the cannon fire.  
To complete this mission, defeat Yukimura Sanada.  Yukimura is not powered up, 
so he shouldn't be too difficult to defeat.  When Yukimura is defeated, the 
cannons will stop firing on the central area, making this a little bit easier.  
With the death of Yukimura, the remnants of the Takeda Army will begin another 
charge on your main camp.  Make your way back to the central area and fight 
off this next wave of attackers.  When the last Hojo officer is defeated (or 
when Shingen Takeda is the last one left, I'm not sure which), Kotaro Fuma 
will appear near Oichi.  Make your way over to Oichi to assist her.  You will 
get a mission to protect Oichi from Kotaro Fuma.  Kotaro really wants to kill 
off your wife, so he's powered up.  Defeat Kotaro to complete this mission.  
When Shingen is the last enemy officer left standing, make your way northeast 
to the enemy main camp to face off with the cunning strategist one on one.  
You will get a mission to defeat Shingen.  Complete this mission to complete 
the stage.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4t. Sakon Shima's Walkthrough
  SW2STSAK              \____________________________________________________


----------------------------
Stage 1:  Battle of Yamazaki
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsuhide.

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi or Hidenaga is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Hashiba Army:                       | Akechi Army:                        |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Shigetomo Akechi                 |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Kaneaki Mimaki                   |
|    Nene                             |    Yasuie Namikawa                  |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Masachika Matsuda                |
|    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Nobuharu Tsuda                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Toshimitsu Saito                 |
|    None                             |    Katsusada Shibata                |
|                                     |    Kunitsugu Yasuda                 |
|                                     |    Sadaoki Ise                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts off, you will be at the southern area of the map.  
Kaneaki Mimaki is just north of you, so make your way to him first and defeat 
him.  You're already near Shoryuji, so you might as well take it first.  
Defeat the Defense Captain that is guarding the gate to Shoryuji.  You will 
get a mission to take Shoryuji.  Complete this mission by defeating Sadayuki 
Atsuji.  Nobuharu Tsuda should appear as reinforcements for the Akechi Army 
near Shoryuji, so defeat him while you're on your way to Mt. Tenno.  You 
should have a mission to stop the Akechi officers from getting to Mt. Tenno.  
The two officers you need to defeat to complete this mission are Yasuie 
Namikawa and Masachika Matsuda.  Defeat them both to complete your mission and 
then make your way up to Mt. Tenno.  Get to the peak to claim the mountain for 
the Hashiba Army and then make your way back to Shoryuji.  By this time, there 
should be ambush units near this area trying to take it back.  When you get 
near the ambush units, a mission will appear to defeat them.  Defeat 
Toshimitsu Saito and Katsusada Shibata to complete this mission.

Mitsuhide will call for, you guessed it, another ambush.  This time, it will 
be an ambush of Mt. Tenno.  Make your way back up the mountain again and clear 
it out of enemies.  You should have a mission to escort Kiyomasa Kato up to 
the top of the mountain.  First, clear off the mountain top so it doesn't get 
taken.  If you lose the mountain top, you fail the mission.  Kunitsugu Yasuda 
and Sadaoki Ise should be the two enemy generals you will need to defeat to 
ensure the safety of the mountain top.  Once the mountain top is safe, clear 
out any enemies that are around Kiyomasa.  He gets distracted easily.  Once 
you have completed this mission, make your way towards the two enemy generals 
that are attempting to get to your main base.  They should be Shigetomo Akechi 
and Hidemitsu Akechi.  Defeat these two enemy generals to isolate Mitsuhide 
Akechi in his main base.  The only thing left to do is charge into the enemy's 
main camp and take Mitsuhide's head.


-----------------------------
Stage 2:  Conquest for Kyushu
-----------------------------

Victory Condition:  Defeat Yoshihisa, Yoshihiro, and Toshihisa.

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi or Ginchiyo is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Shimazu Army:                       |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Yoshihisa Shimazu                |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Iehisa Shimazu                   |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Toshihisa Shimazu                |
|    Hidehisa Sengoku                 |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|    Motochika Chosokabe              |    Arinobu Yamada                   |
|    Nobuchika Chosokabe              |    Nobumitsu Saruwatari             |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Tadatsune Shimazu                |
|    None                             |    Tadanaga Shimazu                 |
|                                     |    Tadamune Ijuin                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Tadamoto Niiro                   |
|                                     |    Kakuken Uwai                     |
|                                     |    Hisataka Kabayama                |
|                                     |    Hisatora Ei                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way south along the path you are currently on 
towards the garrison.  Defeat Tadamune Ijuin to open the gates.  This will 
allow you to reach most of the northern area.  The Shimazu should destroy the 
bridge in the north, cutting off some of your allies.  You better go rescue 
them first, as they are about to get ambushed.  Defeat Nobumitsu Saruwatari on 
your way north.  When you get close to Hidehisa Sengoku, Iehisa Shimazu will 
call for an ambush.  The ambush unit will be led by Tadamoto Niiro.  You will 
get a mission to rescue Hidehisa.  Defeat both Iehisa and Tadamoto to complete 
this mission.  Iehisa Shimazu will run away, so don't think you've seen the 
last of him just yet.  Continue on the northern path until you reach Arinobu 
Yamada.  Defeat him and continue on the path to the northeastern fort.  
Guarding this fort is Tadanaga Shimazu.  Defeat Tadanaga and claim the fort as 
your own.  Now, from this fort, you can reach Tsuruga Castle, which should be 
your next target.  You will get a mission to take Tsuruga Castle.  Yoshihiro 
Shimazu is guarding Tsuruga Castle and he won't give it up without a fight.  
He's powerful, but his attacks are slow, so they are easily readable.  Defeat 
Yoshihiro to claim Tsuruga Castle.  Yoshihiro will retreat.  Makes you think 
you will see him again sometime soon...

From Tsuruga Castle, make your way out of the western gate.  This will cause 
two things to happen.  First, the geyser blocking one of the paths will stop 
flowing.  Secondly, a volcano that is on the map will begin to erupt.  The 
volcano will spit fireballs onto the paths that are near it.  It doesn't 
affect the northern area or the southern fort, but anywhere else, you might 
get hit by a fireball.  When the geyser goes down, Toyohisa Shimazu decides it 
would be best to attack your main camp.  You will get a mission to defend your 
main camp.  Defend your main camp by defeating Toyohisa Shimazu.  After 
Toyohisa is defeated, the enemy will call for another ambush, this time at 
Tsuruga Castle.  Their plan is to cut your attack line in half.  Make your way 
back to Tsuruga Castle.  You will get a mission to defend your castle, so 
defeat Kakuken Uwai and Hisataka Kabayama to complete the mission.  Make your 
way back out through the west gate of the castle onto the main path.  This 
time, go east instead of west.  You will reach a fort that is occupied by 
Tadatsune Shimazu.  Defeat Tadatsune and ride through the fort.  Yoshihisa 
Shimazu decides to block your retreat by using trees and rocks.  Since you 
can't retreat, you might as well just charge forward.  Toshihisa Shimazu will 
also send an ambush party after you.  Defeat Toshihisa and the leader of the 
ambush party, Hisatora Ei.  Toshihisa will end up retreating when you defeat 
him.  The only place left to go is the enemy's main camp in the south.  When 
you enter the main camp, all the Shimazus that retreated earlier will be back 
inside the fort.  This battle will most likely be a four on one battle, but 
I'm sure you can handle it.  The only general you really have to worry about 
is Yoshihiro.  All the generals in the fort are powered up, but Yoshihiro is 
the only unique general in the group.  Clear the fort of all four Shimazus to 
finish your conquest of Kyushu.


---------------------------------
Stage 3:  Siege of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa.  (Later changes to Defeat Ujimasa and
   Ujinao.)

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Ujitada Hojo                     |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|    Norihide Matsuda                 |    Masataka Kasahara                |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
|    Kanbei Kuroda                    |    Naohide Matsuda                  |
|                                     |    Yasusato Matsuda                 |
|                                     |    Masayo Ito                       |
|                                     |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|                                     |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
|                                     |    Naosada Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Tanenaga Hara                    |
|                                     |    Norisada Ueda                    |
|                                     |    Ujinori Uesugi                   |
|                                     |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|                                     |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, Hideyoshi will want to build a castle in the central 
area on Mt. Ishigaki.  Assist Hideyoshi in his castle building project by 
entering Mt. Ishigaki and clearing it out.  You will get a mission to take the 
mountain, so defeat Naosada Hojo and Ujiteru Hojo to complete this mission.  
Make your way through the south gate and go to the gates of the southern 
garrison.  The enemy will begin to march towards Mt. Ishigaki, so don't let 
them get anywhere near your castle in the making.  Defeat Ujimitsu Hojo and 
Ujinori Uesugi to prevent them from finding out about your castle.  Kanbei 
Kuroda should arrive with engineers to build the castle with.  They will 
appear in the southwestern fort, which is currently closed off.  Defeat the 
Defense Captain outside of the fort to open it up.  Ujitada Hojo is currently 
trying to kill off your engineers, so defeat him.  Clear out the southwestern 
fort to allow your engineers to start marching towards Mt. Ishigaki.  From the 
southwestern fort, make your way back to the center and then go through the 
north gate.  You will reach two enemy officers trying to force their way to 
your main camp.  They are Ujitaka Hojo and Norisada Ueda.  You will get a 
mission to defeat them both and protect your main camp.  Complete this mission 
and move on.

Make your way back to the southern garrison.  You will want to be here because 
when the castle is finished being built at the center, a siege ramp will 
appear in this garrison and head for the walls of Odawara Castle.  However, 
Yasusato Matsuda and his troops will do their best to try to break your siege 
ramp.  Defeat Yasusato and clear this area out of enemies to allow your siege 
ramp set up.  If your siege ramp gets destroyed, you will have to enter the 
castle through the north gate.  However, you shouldn't need to do that, as you 
should be able to clear out this area in time.  Once your siege ramp is set 
up, do go up it yet.  Make your way north near the central gate.  Ujinaga 
Narita and Naohide Matsuda are trying to guard the central gate, so defeat 
them.  You won't be able to enter the central gate quite yet, as Kotaro Fuma 
has placed a ninja spell on the gate to keep it closed.  However, once you 
have defeated both of these generals, you can enter Odawara Castle using your 
siege ramp.  When inside the castle, immediately make your way towards 
Masataka Kasahara.  You will get a mission to save Norihide Matsuda, who is 
Hideyoshi's agent on the inside.  You won't be able to find Norihide Matsuda 
on the general map when you press start, but he will always be near Masataka 
Kasahara.  Defeat Masataka to save Norihide.  Now, Kotaro should perform his 
little ninja trick and open the front gate to Odawara Castle, allowing the 
Hojo forces inside the castle to begin to try to take out the makeshift 
castle.  Masayo Ito and Naoshige Chiba will charge the central area, so stop 
them in their tracks and defeat them.  Clear out the northern area of all 
enemy generals.  This should leave only Ujimasa Hojo left.  He is inside the 
main keep of the castle.  To get inside the main keep of the castle, defeat 
the Defense Captain standing guard and walk right in.

Inside the main keep of the castle, you will notice that a gate on the first 
floor is locked.  It can only be opened by a mechanism on the second floor.  
When you get to the second floor, there is another gate that is locked.  It 
can only be opened by a mechanism on the first floor that is passed the locked 
gate.  However, the mechanism for the gate on the first floor is accessible.  
Destroy the statue that is keeping the gate on the first floor closed and then 
make your way back down the stairs.  Go through the gate on the first floor 
and destroy the other statue that is blocking the mechanism from working.  
This will open up the gate on the second floor.  If you have ninjas explaining 
this kind of thing to you, why don't they just open the gates for you?  Go 
through the gate on the second floor and up the stairs.  You will now face off 
with Ujimasa Hojo.  However, when you defeat Ujimasa, Kotaro will begin to 
laugh at you and say it was all just a trick.  The real Ujimasa, along with 
some other Hojos will ambush your main camp.  Kotaro will close and lock the 
gate on the second floor, preventing you from saving your main camp.  The only 
way to open the gate is to defeat Kotaro.  Kotaro is powered up and is the 
hardest officer on the map, but he still shouldn't cause too many headaches.  
Once Kotaro is defeated, the gate will open, allowing you to escape the main 
keep of the castle.  Get back on your horse and ride towards your makeshift 
castle.  Ujifusa Hojo should be attempting to attack your makeshift castle, so 
defeat him.  Now, leave the makeshift castle area through the west gate.  The 
real Ujimasa Hojo and Hiroteru Minagawa should be trying to attack your main 
camp from the south.  Defeat both Ujimasa and Hiroteru.  Make your way into 
your main camp.  Ujinao should be here by now.  He thinks he's a match for 
Hideyoshi, but you already know he's hopelessly outclassed.  Help out 
Hideyoshi by defeating Ujinao.  Now, the Toyotomi have all of Japan under 
their control.


----------------------------
Stage 4:  Battle of Kusegawa
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Conditions:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Kazutada Nakamura                |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Kazuhide Nakamura                |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Toyouji Arima                    |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Noriyori Arima                   |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Tanomo Noisshiki                 |
|    Teruzumi Akashi                  | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |
|    None                             |    Kojiro Sasaki                    |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|                                     |    Ina                              |
|                                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|                                     |    Tadatomo Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This stage is a pretty quick stage.  You need to keep all your allies alive 
and defeat all of the enemy officers, but your allies all tend to be really 
good at surviving.  By the time the main batch of reinforcements arrive, you 
will have killed off a lot of generals, giving your allies some morale boosts 
in the process.  When the stage starts, you will get two missions in a short 
time span.  The first mission will be to kill off all the enemy generals 
trying to escape.  These generals are Kazuhide Nakamura, Noriyori Arima, and 
Tanomo Noisshiki.  The second mission will be to prevent the enemy 
reinforcements in the southeastern corner of the map from securing an escape 
route.  Those two generals will be Yoshimasa Tanaka and Kojiro Sasaki.  First, 
start off by defeating Tanomo, then immediately go north to where Noriyori is.  
Defeat him and then make your way south to where Kazuhide is.  Since all of 
the islands are connected to each other by bridges, you should be able to get 
to each general without any problems.  You want to end with Kazuhide so that 
you can continue moving south.  When you have defeated Kazuhide, you will have 
completed the first mission.  By this time, Yoshimasa Tanaka should have 
arrived in the southeastern corner of the map.  Make your way towards that 
corner and defeat him.  Eventually, Kojiro Sasaki will arrive and attempt to 
secure the escape route.  Defeat him as well to complete the second mission.  
Both Kazutada Nakamura in the southern garrison and Toyouji Arima in the 
northeastern garrison will realize it's pointless to try to hide and escape.  
They will both come out and charge your force.  Since you're already in the 
south, defeat Kazutada.

By now, a lot of enemy reinforcements should arrive.  Since you're currently 
in the southern garrison, defeat the two enemies that arrive inside there.  
They should be Naomasa Ii and Moritsuna Watanabe.  Defeat both of them.  
Tadakatsu Honda should be attempting to charge your main camp.  Cut him off 
while he is crossing the river and face off with him.  You will get a mission 
to prevent Tadakatsu from entering your main camp, which you can complete by 
defeating Tadakatsu.  He will be with Tadatomo Honda.  Defeat Tadatomo first 
and then focus all your power on Tadakatsu.  Tadakatsu is powered up, as 
usual, and will take a while to defeat.  Don't worry about your other allies.  
They should be fine and more than able to survive on their own.  I love 
Sakon's response to Tadakatsu about Tadakatsu's daughter.  Sakon has some 
really good lines on this level.  Anyway, Hanzo should be trying to jump 
Mitsunari Ishida while you are fighting Tadakatsu, so make your way over to 
the dark ninja next.  Defeat Hanzo and then head north.  The last enemies on 
the map should be fighting with the Shimazu clan.  You will get a mission to 
defeat Ina.  There will be two other generals with Ina.  They are Toyouji 
Arima and Tadayoshi Matsudaira.  Ina will be powered up, but if you had no 
problems with her dad, you should have no problems with her.  Defeat all three 
generals to complete this stage.


------------------------------
Stage 5:  Battle of Sekigahara
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ina                              |
|    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|    Yukinaga Konishi                 |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |    Takatora Todo                    |
|    Ekei Ankokuji                    |    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |
|    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
|    Hidemoto Mori                    |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
|    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |    Sadatsugu Tsutsui                |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|    None                             |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|                                     |    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Magobei Fuse                     |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way north.  There are four enemy generals in 
the central area.  Start with the one that is the furthest to the north.  This 
should be Yoshiaki Kato.  The next general you should defeat is Yoshimasa 
Tanaka.  Now, continue north to where the first of the enemy's cannons are at.  
Defeat the Defense Captain guarding this cannon.  You should get a mission to 
stop both enemy cannons.  This is one.  The second one is located near your 
next destination.  Leave the cannon and move southeast, defeating Takatora 
Todo in the process.  You should run into Nagamasa Kuroda.  Defeat him and 
then make your way towards the second cannon.  Defeat the Defense Captain here 
to complete your first mission.  When Hideaki Kobayakawa begins to speak, make 
your way for the passageway near the southwest.  Ieyasu Tokugawa will call for 
riflemen to shoot at Hideaki.  Magobei Fuse will appear in this area.  You 
will get a mission to stop Magobei's taunts, so defeat him before he can cause 
any problems.

Now, you will need to stop Hanzo Hattori next.  However, you cannot get near 
Hiroie Kikkawa or the Mori camp, or they will defect to the enemy.  To get to 
Hanzo without crossing through the Mori camp, simply take the eastern path 
that is the closest to the central area and go around the camp.  That path 
will allow you to assist Ekei Ankokuji in defeating the enemies in his area 
and allow you to get to Hanzo without making the Mori defect.  In this area, 
there should already be three other generals.  They are Terumasa Ikeda, 
Yoshinaga Asano, and Kazutoyo Yamanouchi.  Defeat all three, along with Hanzo, 
to save both Ekei and Hideaki.  By now, Ina should have shown up along the 
western path.  Get on your horse and quickly ride over towards the western 
side of the map.  On your way there, protect one of your cannons by defeating 
Masanori Fukushima.  Don't worry, Ina will wait for you.  When you reach Ina, 
you will get a mission to prevent Ina from entering your main camp.  Ina is 
powered up and will take a little bit of time to defeat.  Now, from Ina, make 
your way back out to the central area and defeat Tadayoshi Matsudaira, Naomasa 
Ii, and Sadatsugu Tsutsui.

There should only be three generals left.  Tadaoki Hosokawa should be fighting 
with Ginchiyo Tachibana, so make your way to him next.  Defeat Tadaoki and 
continue along the northern path.  Mitsunari should order his army to charge.  
When you get to Ieyasu Tokugawa's main camp, you will see that Tadakatsu Honda 
is guarding the camp.  You will have to defeat Tadakatsu in order to get 
inside.  Tadakatsu is powered up, as usual.  Use your allies as decoys and get 
behind him to injure him.  When the big man goes down, all the gates to the 
enemy main camp will open.  The only thing left to do is defeat Ieyasu 
Tokugawa to complete the stage.


------------------------------
Dream:  Battle of Mikatagahara
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Shingen is defeated, or Ieyasu reaches the Escape Point.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Takeda Army:                        | Oda-Tokugawa:                       |
|    Shingen Takeda                   |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Katsuyori Takeda                 |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Nobukado Takeda                  |    Mototada Torii                   |
|    Masatane Hara                    |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|    Nobufusa Baba                    |    Nobumori Sakuma                  |
|    Nobushige Oyamada                |    Hirohide Hirate                  |
|    Masatoyo Naito                   |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |
|    None                             |    Ietada Matsudaira                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|                                     |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Tadayo Okubo                     |
|                                     |    Nagatada Ogasawara               |
|                                     |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|                                     |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|                                     |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|                                     |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, immediately make your way west to the Oda Army.  You 
will face off in a three against one situation.  Good thing Sakon is great at 
crowd control.  You will get a mission to prevent the Oda Army from escaping.  
Complete this mission by defeating Kazumasu Takigawa, Nobumori Sakuma, and 
Hirohide Hirate.  Now, make your way over to Tadatsugu Sakai.  Defeat him and 
then continue on to where Ietada Matsudaira.  He should either be close to or 
inside your main camp.  Defeat him and then leave your main camp through the 
southern gate.  Make your way over to where Kazumasa Ishikawa is and defeat 
him.  Now, the next officer in your path is Tadakatsu Honda.  You can either 
face off with him or you can avoid him and go around him.  When you get near 
him, you will get a mission to defeat him.  Tadakatsu Honda is extremely 
powerful on this stage.  However, you should have enough useful skills and a 
decent enough weapon by now to take him on.  Just take advantage of the 
openings he leaves when he attacks and you shouldn't take too much damage.

After Tadakatsu is defeated or avoided, make your way over to the gate that is 
south of the central garrison.  You should be able to catch up to Hanzo 
Hattori here.  Defeat Hanzo and then continue make your way to the 
southwestern part of the map.  This area is filled with ledges.  You can only 
jump down a ledge.  You cannot jump back up a ledge.  The ledges area should 
be where you can catch up to Ieyasu Tokugawa.  When you do, you will get a 
mission to defeat Ieyasu.  When Ieyasu is defeated, you will have realized 
that you have killed a fake Ieyasu.  Ieyasu Tokugawa will reappear west of the 
central garrison.  He will bring two more enemy officers with him.  One of 
them, Moritsuna Watanabe, will begin attacking the central garrison.  You will 
get a mission to defend the central garrison.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Moritsuna.  When Ieyasu Tokugawa reaches the ledges area, there will 
be more enemy reinforcements that will arrive west of the southeastern castle.  
Make your way over to the area where the enemy officers are gathering at.  
Eventually, the Oda Army will also appear, lead by Mitsuhide Akechi, Hideyoshi 
Hashiba, and Katsuie Shibata.  The Oda Army will begin attacking your main 
camp.  Quickly run through Tadayo Okubo, Yasumasa Sakakibara, Nagatada 
Ogasawara, and Mototada Torii.  Then, defeat Ieyasu Tokugawa for a second 
time.  Once again, it's only a double.  Use this time to make your way over to 
the western garrison.  Here, Nagahide Niwa and Katsuie Shibata should be 
trying to take over the garrison.  You will get a mission to defeat the Oda 
Army.  Defeat Katsuie and Nagahide and then make your way north and then east 
to where Mitsuhide Akechi and Hideyoshi Hashiba are at.  You will want to 
defeat them quickly, because while you are playing with the Oda Army, the real 
Ieyasu Tokugawa will be retreating.  For a fat man, Ieyasu sure can run fast.  
When the Oda Army is completely wiped out, make your way back south to where 
Ieyasu Tokugawa is.  Defeat him one last time to complete the stage.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4v. Yoshihiro Shimazu's Walkthrough
  SW2STYOS              \____________________________________________________


-----------------------------
Stage 1:  Conquest for Kyushu
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hideyoshi.

Defeat Conditions:  Yoshihisa or Yoshihiro is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Shimazu Army:                       | Toyotomi Army:                      |
|    Yoshihisa Shimazu                |    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|    Toshihisa Shimazu                |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Hidehisa Sengoku                 |
|    Arinobu Yamada                   |    Motochika Chosokabe              |
|    Iehisa Shimazu                   |    Nobuchika Chosokabe              |
|                                     |    Yoshimune Otomo                  |
|                                     |    Ekei Ankokuji                    |
|                                     |    Nagayasu Sogo                    |
|                                     |    Kiyomasa Kato                    |
|                                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Nene                             |
|                                     |    Kanbei Kuroda                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off with only three allies, but you will receive reinforcements in 
the form of ambushes while you are playing through the map.  When the stage 
starts, make your way north and then east when you reach the garrison.  You 
will get a mission to defeat Nobuchika Chosokabe.  Defeat him and then make 
your way back to the garrison.  Hidehisa Sengoku will charge after you.  Just 
stay put.  He is powered up, but when he gets lured too far out, a rockslide 
will cut off his retreat and an allied ambush party will appear, taking away 
his powered up status.  Defeat Hidehisa Sengoku and then make your way west.  
Yoshimune Otomo should be trying to attack Toyohisa Shimazu.  Defeat Yoshimune 
and then make your way to Tsuruga Castle.  Defeat Motochika Chosokabe to take 
control of Tsuruga Castle.  Mitsunari Ishida will charge out and try to take 
Tsuruga Castle away from you.  Nene will also appear and do the same thing.  
You will get two missions.  The first mission will be to defend Tsuruga Castle 
from Mitsunari.  The second mission will be to prevent Nene from entering 
Tsuruga Castle.  Defeat both Nene and Mitsunari to complete both missions.

While you are busy defending Tsuruga Castle, Toyohisa will attempt to attack 
the enemy main camp while the geyser recedes.  Unfortunately for Toyohisa, the 
geyser reactivates when he passes it.  The geyser cuts off Toyohisa's retreat, 
effectively trapping him.  Kanbei Kuroda will appear as an enemy ambush unit.  
Make your way over to Toyohisa.  You will get a mission to rescue Toyohisa.  
Complete this mission by defeating Sakon Shima and Kanbei Kuroda.  Make your 
way to the northern path to where Ekei Ankokuji is.  You will get a mission to 
defeat Ekei.  When you do, Ginchiyo Tachibana will be lured out.  When she 
crosses the bridge on the northern path, your army will collapse it, trapping 
her.  Another allied ambush unit will appear.  Ginchiyo will lose her powered 
up status, allowing you to defeat her easily.  Now, make your way to the 
northwestern garrison.  When you are at this garrison, leave through the 
southern gate.  This will get you inside the Toyotomi main camp.  Hideyoshi 
Toyotomi is here with a few bodyguards.  Defeat Hideyoshi and the other three 
enemy officers to complete the stage.


---------------------------------
Stage 2:  Siege of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa and Ujinao.

Defeat Condition:  Hideyoshi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Naosada Hojo                     |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|    Kojuro Katakura                  |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Naohide Matsuda                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Tanenaga Hara                    |
|    None                             |    Norisada Ueda                    |
|                                     |    Ujinori Uesugi                   |
|                                     |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
|                                     |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|                                     |    Masataka Kasahara                |
|                                     |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|                                     |    Masayo Ito                       |
|                                     |    Yasusato Matsuda                 |
|                                     |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off near the south gate of Odawara Castle.  Defeat Yoshitake Mibu to 
open up the south gate of Odawara Castle.  Make your way inside the castle and 
defeat Naoshige Chiba and Ujinaga Narita, who should be just on the other side 
of the south gate.  Make your way inside the castle and head north and east.  
By this time, you should get a mission to open up all the gates to Odawara 
Castle.  You should focus on this mission first.  Make your way to Naohide 
Matsuda.  You will get a mission to stop the enemy cannons.  Complete this 
mission by defeating Naohide.  Make your way to the east gate of Odawara 
Castle.  Open this gate by defeating Ujifusa Hojo and Yasusato Matsuda.  Now, 
there is only one last gate left to open.  It is the north gate.  To get to 
the north gate, you will have to cross through the bomb corridor.  When you 
get passed the annoying area of the castle, defeat Masataka Kasahara and 
Ujinori Uesugi.

Now, Kotaro Fuma will open up a gate that leads to a path that goes directly 
into your main camp.  He will send out three enemy officers to try to take 
down Hideyoshi.  Make your way back to the east gate of Odawara Castle.  There 
should be a gate in this area that goes north.  This gate will lead to that 
northeastern path that will get you inside your main camp.  Here, you will get 
a mission to protect your main camp.  Complete this mission by defeating 
Tanenaga Hara, Masayo Ito, and Ujitaka Hojo.  Now, make your way back inside 
the castle.  This time, your goal is the southwestern corner of the map.  It 
is in this area that the enemy has hid their storehouse.  When you reach the 
storehouse, you will get ambushed by Yasuhiro Ogasawara.  You will also get a 
mission to seize the storehouse.  Complete this mission by defeating Yasuhiro 
Ogasawara and Ujitada Hojo.  Leave this area through the north gate.  You will 
end up in a courtyard.  Kotaro will close all gates to this area and ambush 
you with ninjas.  You will get a mission to defeat 100 enemies.  The fastest 
way to defeat enemies is by using your horse musou.  When you have defeated 
100 enemies in this area, the gates will open.  Leave this area through the 
north gate.  In this area, you should find Ujiteru Hojo and Ujimitsu Hojo 
fighting the Date Army.  Help out Masamune Date by defeating both enemy 
officers.  Now, enter the main keep through the gate that is in this area.

When you are inside the main keep, head east.  When you enter this area, you 
will get a mission to deactivate the bomb corridor.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Naosada Hojo and Hiroteru Minagawa.  You have shut down an annoying 
area that you will never cross again on this map.  Now, make your way back 
west until you reach a set of stairs.  Head up those stairs to the second 
floor.  On the second floor, you will run into Kotaro Fuma.  He has shut the 
gate to the third floor.  You will need to defeat Kotaro in order to advance 
further.  Kotaro is powered up, so he's pretty upset that you have entered his 
home.  Defeat Kotaro to raise the gate to the third floor.  Make your way up 
to the third floor.  It is here that you will find the two leaders of the Hojo 
clan.  Defeat both Ujinao Hojo and Ujimasa Hojo to complete the stage.


----------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Kusegawa
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Condition:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Kazutada Nakamura                |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Kazuhide Nakamura                |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Toyouji Arima                    |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Noriyori Arima                   |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Tanomo Noisshiki                 |
|    Teruzumi Akashi                  | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |
|    None                             |    Kojiro Sasaki                    |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|                                     |    Ina                              |
|                                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|                                     |    Tadatomo Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

Even though you lose if an ally dies, this stage is relatively easy and quick.  
Your allies do stay alive for quite a while on this stage.  You start off in 
the northwestern corner of the map.  You will get three missions immediately.  
The first mission will be to protect your allied officers, which if you fail 
this mission, you fail the stage.  The second mission will be to prevent the 
enemy officers that are outside the garrisons from retreating.  The third 
mission will be to prevent the enemy officers from preparing an escape route 
in the southeast corner of the map.  Your first objective should be to prevent 
the retreat of the enemy officers.  Start off by defeating Noriyori Arima and 
work your way south.  Defeat Tanomo Noisshiki next and finish with Kazuhide 
Nakamura to complete the second mission.  While you're fighting off the 
enemies that are out in the open, Yoshimasa Tanaka will appear in the 
southeastern corner of the map and try to prepare an escape route.  When you 
are finished with your second mission, head directly for the southeastern 
corner of the map and defeat Yoshimasa Tanaka.  This will get Kojiro Sasaki to 
appear in the battlefield at the area you are currently at.  Kojiro is powered 
up, but try to defeat him quickly, as if you spend too much time playing with 
Kojiro, you will fail your third mission.  Defeat Kojiro to complete the third 
mission.  Now, both garrisons in the northeast and the south should open up 
their gates.  Make your way inside the southern garrison and defeat Kazutada 
Nakamura.

Around this time, Tadakatsu Honda should arrive with reinforcements.  
Tadakatsu himself will attempt to charge your main camp while the other enemy 
officers will try to distract you.  Two of those enemy officers, Naomasa Ii 
and Moritsuna Watanabe, will appear in the south garrison.  Defeat both of 
these enemy officers and then head directly for Tadakatsu Honda.  Tadakatsu 
will run directly to your main camp without stopping to play with your allied 
soldiers, so you he should be well on his way to your main camp.  When you 
reach Tadakatsu, you will get a mission to prevent him from entering your main 
camp.  Tadakatsu is powered up, so he might present problems to you.  Try to 
stay out of his range while taking advantage of your range.  Also abuse your 
unblockable C7 move if you have to.  When you have finished with Tadakatsu, 
take out Tadatomo Honda as well.  Your next goal should be to locate Hanzo 
Hattori.  He will appear while you're fighting Tadakatsu and attempt to make 
his way into your main camp to assassinate Mitsunari Ishida.  Hanzo is powered 
up, but after dealing with Tadakatsu, the little ninja should present no 
problems.  After Hanzo is defeated, the only thing left to do is take out Ina 
and her crew.  They should be trying to track you down, since their goal is to 
defeat the Shimazu Army.  Find out where Ina is and make your way over to her.  
It's not nice to keep a girl waiting, you know.  When you reach Ina, you will 
receive a mission to defeat her.  Ina will be powered up and should have 
Toyouji Arima and Tadayoshi Matsudaira with her.  Defeat all three enemy 
officers in any order you want to complete the stage.


--------------------------------
Stage 4:  Struggle at Sekigahara
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Condition:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ina                              |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Naomasa Ii                       |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|    None                             |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|                                     |    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |
|                                     |    Takatora Todo                    |
|                                     |    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |
|                                     |    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |
|                                     |    Hidemoto Mori                    |
|                                     |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
|                                     |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
|                                     |    Sadatsugu Tsutsui                |
|                                     |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|                                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|                                     |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Tadachika Okubo                  |
|                                     |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadatoshi Sengoku                |
|                                     |    Yasunaga Ishikawa                |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Mori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, defeat Masanori Fukushima, Sadatsugu Tsutsui, 
Yoshiaki Kato, Yoshinaga Asano, and Tadayoshi Matsudaira to clear out the 
central area.  After you have done this, make your way towards your allied 
main camp in the southwest.  You will get a mission rescue Mitsunari Ishida.  
Complete this mission by defeating Hideaki Kobayakawa, Takatora Todo, and 
Yoshimasa Tanaka.  Make your way east towards Sakon Shima.  On your way there, 
Ieyasu Tokugawa should order Hanzo Hattori to assassinate Mitsunari Ishida.  
Hanzo starts off in Mt. Matsuo Castle and will head directly for the main 
camp.  When you reach Hanzo, you will get a mission to prevent him from 
entering your main camp.  Hanzo is powered up, so he will have a lot of life 
and defense.  Defeat Hanzo before he can enter your main camp to succeed in 
your mission.  Mitsunari will now move towards the center of the map.  Now, 
continue on your march west towards Sakon.  When you get close to him, you 
will get a mission to rescue Sakon.  Complete this mission by defeating 
Terumasa Ikeda, Hidemoto Mori, and Hiroie Kikkawa.  Ieyasu will order 
Tadakatsu Honda to attack Sakon.  Intercept Tadakatsu before he can reach his 
destination.  Tadakatsu is powered up, as usual, so he might take a while to 
defeat.  When Tadakatsu is defeated, Sakon will begin to march towards the 
center.

Make your way over to the northwestern garrison.  Ginchiyo Tachibana is here, 
trying to fight off three enemy officers of her own.  You will get a mission 
to rescue Ginchiyo.  Complete this mission by defeating Tadaoki Hosokawa, 
Nagamasa Kuroda, and Naomasa Ii.  Ieyasu will order another one of his 
generals to attack the person you just rescued.  This time, he sends Ina off 
to fight Ginchiyo.  Again, intercept Ina before she reaches Ginchiyo and 
defeat her.  Ina is also powered up, but she shouldn't be as bad as Tadakatsu 
was.  When Ina is defeated, Ginchiyo will move towards the central area.  When 
all your allies are in the central area, Ieyasu will send out a second wave of 
reinforcements.  Most of the enemy reinforcements will surround the central 
area.  You will get a mission to defeat the reinforcements of the Eastern 
Army.  To complete this mission, you will need to defeat the following 
generals:  Tadachika Okubo, Tadamasa Mori, Masanobu Honda, Yasunaga Ishikawa, 
Tadatoshi Sengoku, Tadamasa Honda, Yasumasa Sakakibara, and Hidetada Tokugawa.  
This will open up the gates to the enemy main camp.  Make your way inside the 
Tokugawa main camp and face off with Ieyasu.  Defeat Ieyasu to complete the 
stage and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.


-----------------------------
Stage 5:  Siege of Edo Castle
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Condition:  Hideyori is defeated.  (Later changes to Yoshihisa is
   defeated.)

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Shimazu Army:           | Eastern Army:          | Western Army:          |
|    None                 |    Ieyasu Tokugawa     |    Hideyori Toyotomi   |
| Reinforcements:         |    Masamune Date       |    Yoshihiro Shimazu   |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu    |    Tadakatsu Honda     |    Toyohisa Shimazu    |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu     |    Naomasa Ii          |    Mitsunari Ishida    |
|    Yoshihisa Shimazu    |    Yasumasa Sakakibara |    Satoie Gamo         |
|    Tadatsune Shimazu    |    Yoshiaki Mogami     |    Yoshitsugu Otani    |
|    Hisataka Kabayama    |    Takatora Todo       |    Hideie Ukita        |
|    Arinaga Yamada       |    Nagachika Kanamori  |    Hideaki Kobayakawa  |
|    Tadamoto Niiro       |    Terumasa Ikeda      |    Hiroie Kikkawa      |
|                         |    Hidetada Tokugawa   |    Hidemoto Mori       |
|                         |    Ietsugu Sakai       | Reinforcements:        |
|                         |    Hideyasu Yuki       |    Kagekatsu Uesugi    |
|                         |    Naotaka Ii          |    Yoshihide Shida     |
|                         |    Shigenaga Katakura  |    Yoshinobu Satake    |
|                         |    Shigezane Date      |    Ginchiyo Tachibana  |
|                         |    Hidemune Date       |                        |
|                         | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|                         |    Hideaki Kobayakawa  |                        |
|                         |    Hiroie Kikkawa      |                        |
|                         |    Hidemoto Mori       |                        |
|                         |    Kotaro Fuma         |                        |
|                         |    Ina                 |                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off on the side of the Western Army at the north gate.  You will get 
a mission to secure the northern and northeastern strongholds.  Defeat 
Yoshiaki Mogami first.  Then, make your way east.  Defeat Nagachika Kanamori 
to complete the first mission.  Ieyasu Tokugawa will convince the Mori Army to 
defect.  Those Mori switch positions more times than a politician.  Make your 
way south to where the defectors are at.  They have surrounded Toyohisa 
Shimazu.  You will get a mission to rescue Toyohisa.  While you're completing 
this mission, you and Toyohisa will defect to your own army, making your 
former allies a third army on the battlefield.  The Western Army will receive 
reinforcements, but so will your army.  Now, complete your current mission by 
defeating Hideaki Kobayakawa, Hiroie Kikkawa, and Hidemoto Mori.  While you're 
here, defeat Ietsugu Sakai as well.  Your next mission will be a long one.  It 
is to defeat the entire Western Army.  Start off by defeating Yoshitsugu Otani 
at the east gate and Satoie Gamo at the south gate.  While you're at the south 
gate, defeat both Eastern Army generals here as well.  Kotaro Fuma should 
appear at this time and attempt to assassinate Yoshihisa Shimazu.  Circle 
around the castle by taking the eastern path to the northern path and make 
your way to Kotaro Fuma.  You should defeat Hideie Ukita at the north gate 
along the way.  When you reach Kotaro Fuma, you will get a mission to defeat 
him.  Kotaro is powered up, but you should have some allies that are willing 
to help you.

When Kotaro is defeated, continue on your mission of defeating Western Army 
officers.  Make your way to the west gate of Edo Castle and defeat Yoshinobu 
Satake.  Also, defeat both Eastern Army generals that are here too.  This 
should leave the southwestern garrison as the only place where Western Army 
officers are at.  At the southwestern garrison, you should have two Eastern 
Army officers and four Western Army officers just looking to take your head.  
Deal with the Eastern Army officers first.  When they are defeated, focus your 
attacks on the Western Army officers.  Mitsunari Ishida is the only officer 
here that is unique, but Hideyori Toyotomi is a powered up generic officer.  
These two officers will give you the most problems, but they shouldn't be too 
hard to defeat.  Defeat Hideyori Toyotomi, Mitsunari Ishida, Kagekatsu Uesugi, 
and Yoshihide Shida to complete your mission of destroying the Western Army.  
Now, it's time to focus on the Eastern Army inside Edo Castle.  Make your way 
inside Edo Castle through the trap door that Kotaro Fuma opened.  It's located 
in the northwestern corner of the castle.  Defeat Hideyasu Yuki to open up the 
gate to the main keep.  Inside the main keep, Hidetada Tokugawa is guarding 
the gate to the second floor.  However, when you defeat Hidetada, the gate 
will not open.  You will have to access the second floor of the main keep by 
using the smaller keep.  Leave the main keep and use the path inside the 
castle that goes east and then south to circle around to the smaller keep.  At 
the entrance to the smaller keep, Ina and Naomasa Ii are determined to keep 
you outside.  Since they're not being very hospitable, defeat the both of them 
to open the gate to the smaller keep.

When the smaller keep is opened up, Hidemune Date will rush out.  Defeat him 
and then make your way to the second floor of the smaller keep.  Masamune Date 
is here, guarding the gate to the main keep.  He is also here with a bunch of 
riflemen.  However, if you have Yoshihiro's self skill, Resilience 3, and a 
full musou bar, the riflemen should provide no problems at all.  Defeat 
Masamune to access the catwalk that will lead to the main keep.  On the second 
floor of the main keep, Tadakatsu Honda will challenge you to a fight.  
Tadakatsu is powered up, as always, so he may take some time to take down.  
Defeat Tadakatsu to open up the final gate to Ieyasu Tokugawa.  Defeat Ieyasu 
to unify all of Japan under the control of the Shimazu...except there are 
still a few enemy officers who don't accept your rule, even after the beating 
you gave them.  After your army retreats, Edo Castle gets set on fire and some 
enemies you have previously beaten come back to stop you.  On the second floor 
of the main keep, you will run into Tadakatsu Honda again.  Fighting Tadakatsu 
once is bad enough.  Fighting him twice on the same stage is just not fair, 
especially with a burning castle.  When you have defeated Tadakatsu for good, 
make your way onto the catwalk.  Here, Masamune is still trying to take Japan 
for himself.  This time, Masamune is powered up.  Defeat the ambitious One-
Eyed Dragon to open up the gate to the smaller keep.  Make your way inside the 
smaller keep and down the stairs.  On the first floor of the smaller keep, Ina 
is here, looking to still impress her daddy.  Of course, like everyone else, 
she is powered up.  When Ina is defeated, you can get outside of the burning 
castle.  Finally, just when you think everything is over, Ginchiyo Tachibana 
appears to try to settle the score one last time.  She appears in the 
southwestern garrison.  Make your way to the garrison and fight with your 
rival.  Ginchiyo is powered up, of course, and attacks a lot faster than you 
do.  Take advantage of your unblockable C7 grab attack and try to keep a full 
musou bar at all times, so that your self skill will be in effect.  This 
should help you fight off some of Ginchiyo's regular attacks.  Defeat Ginchiyo 
to finally complete the stage.


----------------------------
Dream:  Battle of Sekigahara
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Mitsunari is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ina                              |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|    Yukinaga Konishi                 |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Takatora Todo                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |
|    None                             |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
|                                     |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
|                                     |    Sadatsugu Tsutsui                |
|                                     |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|                                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|                                     |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|                                     |    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |
|                                     |    Hirotaka Terasawa                |
|                                     |    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |
|                                     |    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |
|                                     |    Hidemoto Mori                    |
|                                     |    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Tsunamoto Oniniwa                |
|                                     |    Hideyasu Yuki                    |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Tadachika Okubo                  |
|                                     |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadatoshi Sengoku                |
|                                     |    Yasunaga Ishikawa                |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Mori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off in the southeastern part of the map.  Make your way north and 
west and defeat Hiroie Kikkawa.  Then, make your way over to Tadakatsu Honda.  
He is powered up and will be a pain later on in the battle, so since you have 
some free time, why not defeat him sooner rather than later?  It will take 
some time to whittle his high health down, but you should be able to do it in 
a reasonable fashion.  When he is defeated, make your way over to Ginchiyo 
Tachibana.  She will have been ambushed by Naomasa Ii.  You will get a mission 
to rescue Ginchiyo Tachibana.  Complete this mission by defeating Naomasa Ii.  
While you are here, also defeat Kazutoyo Yamanouchi.  Make your way north to 
where Yukimura Sanada is and defeat Sadatsugu Tsutsui.  This will free up 
Yukimura to cause havoc in other places.  Make your way to the central area of 
Sekigahara.  Clear out some of the enemy officers that may be in this area.  
Also, make sure to make your way over to Sakon Shima.  This will cause him to 
retreat.

When the central area is relatively cleared out, make your way over to your 
main camp.  It should be under siege by now by many officers, including Ina.  
Begin to clear out this area of all the enemy officers.  Masamune Date will 
soon appear in the central area, causing Mitsunari Ishida to charge after him.  
Eventually, Masamune will call for an ambush of your main camp.  You will get 
a mission to not allow the Yuki Army inside your main camp.  There are two 
armies that will attack your main camp.  A good way to stall one of the armies 
is to take the gates that are near the entrance points to your main camp.  
That way, the army will stop and seal up that gate before moving on to your 
main camp.  To complete this mission, defeat Yasumasa Sakakibara, Hideyasu 
Yuki, Masanobu Honda, Tadatoshi Sengoku, and Tadachika Okubo before they reach 
your main camp.  Now, Ieyasu Tokugawa, realizing that he's beginning to lose, 
will send out his pet ninja to try to assassinate Mitsunari Ishida.  Make your 
way over to Mitsunari and protect him from both Hanzo and the Date Army.  When 
Masamune Date is defeated, the rest of his army will retreat, so you may want 
to defeat him either first or last, depending on how quickly you want to 
complete the stage or how many officers you want to kill.  Now, clear the 
central area of the rest of the Tokugawa Army and then head for the Tokugawa 
main camp.  Each gate of the Tokugawa main camp is being guarded by an 
officer.  Defeat the three guards and then make your way inside the main camp.  
Ieyasu is waiting for you to have a showdown to determine which side will take 
the land.  Defeat Ieyasu to complete the stage.


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-----------------------------
Stage 1:  Conquest for Kyushu
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Yoshihisa, Yoshihiro, and Toshihisa.

Defeat Conditions:  Ginchiyo is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Shimazu Army:                       |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Yoshihisa Shimazu                |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Iehisa Shimazu                   |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Toshihisa Shimazu                |
|    Hidehisa Sengoku                 |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|    Motochika Chosokabe              |    Arinobu Yamada                   |
|    Nobuchika Chosokabe              |    Nobumitsu Saruwatari             |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Tadatsune Shimazu                |
|    None                             |    Tadanaga Shimazu                 |
|                                     |    Tadamune Ijuin                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Tadamoto Niiro                   |
|                                     |    Kakuken Uwai                     |
|                                     |    Hisataka Kabayama                |
|                                     |    Hisatora Ei                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, make your way east and across the bridge.  The 
bridge will collapse and you will get ambushed by Tadamoto Niiro.  Defeat 
Tadamoto and also Iehisa Shimazu and Nobumitsu Saruwatari, who are also in 
this area.  This will force Iehisa to retreat.  Now, continue to make your way 
east towards the northeastern garrison.  Along the way, defeat Arinobu Yamada.  
Now, at the northeastern garrison, you will face off with Tadanaga Shimazu.  
Defeat him to open up the gate in the northwestern garrison.  Now, make your 
way south towards Tsuruga Castle.  Here, you will get a mission to take 
Tsuruga Castle.  To complete this mission, you will need to defeat Yoshihiro 
Shimazu.  Yoshihiro is powered up, but he shouldn't be too hard to defeat.  
You should be able to counter his range with your attack speed.  Yoshihiro 
will retreat when you defeat him.  When you have seized Tsuruga Castle, leave 
the castle through the western gate.
 
Now, two things will happen.  First, the geyser that was blocking the western 
path will recede, allowing Toyohisa Shimazu to gain access to your main camp.  
Secondly, the volcano on the stage will erupt, throwing fireballs on the paths 
around the volcano.  You can't do anything about the volcano, but you can do 
something about Toyohisa's attack on your main camp.  Make your way over to 
the western path.  When you get close to Toyohisa, you will get a mission to 
defeat him.  When you have completed that mission, Yoshihisa Shimazu will 
order an attack on Tsuruga Castle.  Hisataka Kabayama will attack the western 
gate of the castle while Kakuken Uwai will attack the northern gate.  Make 
your way back over to Tsuruga Castle.  When you get close to the castle, you 
will get a mission to protect the castle.  Defeat both Hisataka and Kakuken to 
complete this mission.  Now, leave through the western gate of Tsuruga Castle 
again, but this time take the eastern path.  Tadatsune Shimazu should be at 
the garrison that is on this path, so defeat him.  Now, approach Toshihisa 
Shimazu.  He should call for a rockslide to block off one of the paths.  He 
will also call for an ambush.  Defeat Toshihisa and his ambush partner, 
Hisatora Ei.  Toshihisa will retreat when he is defeated.  Now, the only thing 
left to do is to raid the enemy main camp.  When you get inside the enemy main 
camp, Yoshihiro, Iehisa, and Toshihisa will all appear inside the main camp.  
They will be powered up, so they won't be as easy to defeat as they were the 
first time.  You only need to defeat Yoshihisa, Yoshihiro, and Toshihisa to 
complete the stage, but you might as well defeat Iehisa along with them, just 
to make him feel like he is part of the group.


---------------------------------
Stage 2:  Siege of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa and Ujinao.

Defeat Condition:  Hideyoshi, Ieyasu, Masamune, or Yoshihiro is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Ina                              |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Naosada Hojo                     |
|    Masamune Date                    |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|    Kojuro Katakura                  |    Naohide Matsuda                  |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Tanenaga Hara                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Norisada Ueda                    |
|    None                             |    Ujinori Uesugi                   |
|                                     |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
|                                     |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|                                     |    Masataka Kasahara                |
|                                     |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|                                     |    Masayo Ito                       |
|                                     |    Yasusato Matsuda                 |
|                                     |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts off, you will be inside your main camp.  Make your way 
south and wait for the siege ramp to appear.  You will get a mission to escort 
the siege ramp into place.  The siege ramp will get ambushed by soldiers, but 
they should be easy to clear out.  There will be no officers that ambush the 
siege ramp.  When the siege ramp is in place, your mission will be completed.  
Now, use the siege ramp to enter the castle.  The first area you will be in is 
the area that controls the cannons.  You will get a mission to stop the 
cannons from firing.  Now, your next goal will be to open up all the gates to 
Odawara Castle.  The first thing you want to do is open up the east gate.  
This gate is being guarded by Ujifusa Hojo and Yasusato Matsuda.  Defeat them 
both to get the east gate to open.  Your next goal will be the north gate.  
This gate is guarded by Masataka Kasahara and Ujinori Uesugi.  Defeat them 
both to allow the Date Army inside the castle.  Now, the last gate you will 
need to open up is the south gate.  Do not go around to the south gate by way 
of the western path.  Use the bomb corridor to get to the south gate.  You 
don't want to trigger anything else just yet.  At the south gate, you will 
need to defeat Naoshige Chiba and Ujinaga Narita to get that gate to open.

When all the gates to Odawara Castle are open, Kotaro will order an attack on 
your main camp.  He will open up a gate that leads to a path that goes right 
into your main camp.  You can use this path to get to your main camp faster.  
When you reach your main camp, you will get a mission to protect it.  Complete 
this mission by defeating Ujitaka Hojo, Masayo Ito, and Tanenaga Hara.  Now, 
from your main camp, you want to go all the way to the southwestern corner of 
the castle.  This is where the storehouse is located at.  When you reach the 
storehouse, you will get ambushed by Yasuhiro Ogasawara.  You will also get a 
mission to take the storehouse.  Complete this mission by defeating Yasuhiro 
and Ujitada Hojo.  Now the enemy won't get morale boosts anymore.  Leave this 
area through the northern gate.  You will be inside of a courtyard.  All the 
gates to this courtyard will close and you will get ambushed by a huge amount 
of ninjas.  You will get a mission to defeat 100 enemy soldiers.  Use your 
horse musou to kill off enemies quickly.  When you have killed 100 enemy 
soldiers, the gates in the courtyard will open.  Leave the courtyard through 
the north gate.  You will find Masamune Date fighting off two Hojo officers 
here.  Defeat them both and then make your way inside the main keep of Odawara 
Castle.

The first thing you should do when you get inside the main keep is to shut 
down the bomb corridor.  The officers controlling the bomb corridor should be 
one room east of where you are currently at.  When you reach this room, you 
will get a mission to shut off the bomb corridor.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Hiroteru Minagawa and Naosada Hojo.  Now, make your way up the 
stairs to the second floor.  Here, Kotaro Fuma will shut the gate to the 
stairs to the third floor.  You will get a mission to defeat Kotaro.  He 
should not be too difficult to defeat.  When Kotaro is defeated, the gate will 
open up, allowing you to access the third floor.  On the third floor, you will 
find the last two members of the Hojo family.  They are Ujinao Hojo and 
Ujimasa Hojo.  Defeat both Hojos to complete the stage.


----------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Kusegawa
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Conditions:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Kazutada Nakamura                |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Kazuhide Nakamura                |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Toyouji Arima                    |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Noriyori Arima                   |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Tanomo Noisshiki                 |
|    Teruzumi Akashi                  | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |
|    None                             |    Kojiro Sasaki                    |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|                                     |    Ina                              |
|                                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|                                     |    Tadatomo Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

This battle should be relatively quick.  Your objective is to keep all allied 
generals alive, which really is not that hard to do.  Most of the allied 
generals on this map have good staying power.  When the stage starts off, you 
are on the western path and next to Kazuhide Nakamura.  You will get three 
missions right away.  The first mission will be to prevent the Eastern Army's 
retreat.  The second mission will be to prevent them from preparing an escape 
route.  The last mission will be to protect your allies.  If you fail this 
mission, you fail the level, so don't let an allied officer die (this isn't 
hard to do).  Complete the first mission by defeating Kazuhide Nakamura, 
Tanomo Noisshiki, and Noriyori Arima.  Kazuhide and Tanomo are next to each 
other in the central area.  Noriyori is along the northern path.  Defeat all 
three of them and immediately make your way towards the southeastern corner of 
the map.  This is where you will complete the second mission.  You will need 
to defeat Yoshimasa Tanaka and Kojiro Sasaki to prevent the enemy from 
preparing an escape route.  Now, the garrisons in the northwest and the south 
will open up, allowing you to get at the enemy officers that have been in 
there hiding.  Make your way towards the southern garrison and defeat Kazutada 
Nakamura.

While you are defeating Kazutada, the Eastern Army should receive 
reinforcements.  These reinforcements are lead by Tadakatsu Honda.  There will 
be two officers that appear in the southern garrison.  They are Naomasa Ii and 
Moritsuna Watanabe.  Defeat them both while you are inside the southern 
garrison.  Now, you will want to locate Tadakatsu Honda.  He will be running 
towards your main camp and won't stop until he gets there or until you stop 
him.  Make your way over to Tadakatsu and you will get a mission to prevent 
him from entering your main camp.  Tadakatsu is powered up, but you should be 
able to beat him with your quick attacks.  Tadakatsu is also here with 
Tadatomo Honda, so defeat Tadatomo also.  Now, the next officer you should 
defeat is Hanzo Hattori.  He should be on the western path.  Defeat Hanzo and 
then make your way over to Yoshihiro Shimazu.  He will be fighting off three 
enemy officers, one of which is Ina.  You will get a mission to defeat Ina.  
Defeat Ina and the other two officers to complete the stage.


------------------------------
Stage 4:  Battle of Sekigahara
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Mitsunari is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ina                              |
|    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|    Yukinaga Konishi                 |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |    Takatora Todo                    |
|    Ekei Ankokuji                    |    Yoshimasa Tanaka                 |
|    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
|    Hidemoto Mori                    |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
|    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |    Sadatsugu Tsutsui                |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|    None                             |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|                                     |    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Magobei Fuse                     |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off the stage in the northwest.  Your first goal will be to take the 
northwestern garrison.  When you get inside the garrison, defeat Tadaoki 
Hosokawa to seize this garrison.  There should be an enemy cannon nearby in 
this area.  Make your way over to that cannon.  It will be guarded by a 
Defense Captain.  You will get a mission to take down both enemy cannons.  
This is the first one, so defeat the Defense Captain.  You will get the second 
one later.  Now, pick out a couple of generals in the northwest to take out.  
You should get two defeated before Ginchiyo talks about wanting Yoshihiro 
Shimazu out on the battlefield.  Make your way over to Yoshihiro and then make 
your way back towards central Sekigahara.  You don't have to wait for 
Yoshihiro to respond.  Now, Magobei Fuse should appear on the battlefield.  
When he does, immediately make your way over to him.  Seal off the second of 
the enemy's cannons on your way there and then continue on to Magobei.  
Magobei will be attempting to reach Hideaki Kobayakawa.  Don't let him do 
this, as this will cause Hideaki to defect.  When you reach Magobei, you will 
get a mission to stop his taunting.  Do this by defeating Magobei.  Ieyasu 
will order Hanzo Hattori to attack Kobayakawa next.  To prevent this from 
happening, what you will want to do is circle around the garrison that the 
Mori have occupied.  If you go inside the garrison on the eastern path, the 
Mori will defect to the enemy.  There is a path that goes around this camp, so 
use that path.  It will lead you to where Ekei Ankokuji is located at.  Rescue 
Ekei and at the same time, defeat Hanzo.  There should be four enemy generals 
in this area, so be prepared to defeat a lot of generals.

When you have defeated Hanzo and the rest of the enemies along this path, you 
will want to go all the way across Sekigahara to the western path.  Ina will 
be here, trying to make her way into your main camp.  You will get a mission 
to prevent Ina from entering your main camp.  Defeat Ina to complete this 
mission.  Now, what you will want to do is clear out the central area of 
Sekigahara.  There should be a lot of enemies in this area alone, since you 
have been focusing on every area but the central area, so make sure you defeat 
everyone that is here.  When everyone but Tadakatsu Honda and Ieyasu Tokugawa 
is defeated, Mitsunari will order his army to charge the enemy main camp.  
Make your way towards the northeastern section of the map.  Here, you will 
find Tadakatsu Honda is guarding all the gates to the enemy main camp.  
Tadakatsu is powered up, but you should have experience fighting him from the 
previous stage.  Use your quick attacks to defeat Tadakatsu.  This will open 
up all the gates to the enemy main camp.  Defeat Ieyasu to complete the stage.


------------------------------
Stage 5:  Pursuit of Yoshihiro
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Yoshihiro.

Defeat Conditions:  Either Mitsunari or Sakon is defeated, or one of the Main
   Camps is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Shimazu Army:                       |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Yoshinaga Asano                  |
|    Morichika Chosokabe              |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|    None                             |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Yoshihisa Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Tadatsune Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Hisataka Kabayama                |
|                                     |    Arinaga Yamada                   |
|                                     |    Tadamoto Niiro                   |
|                                     |    Shigetaka Togo                   |
|                                     |    Kojiro Sasaki                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

Of course, Ginchiyo's story couldn't end without one last standoff with 
Yoshihiro.  When the stage starts, make your way east towards Shoryuji.  
Defeat Yoshiaki Kato, who is standing outside of Shoryuji, and then make your 
way inside the garrison.  You will get a mission to take Shoryuji.  Complete 
this mission by defeating Masanori Fukushima.  Now, leave Shoryuji and make 
your way north towards the northeastern allied main camp.  Here, you will get 
a mission to prevent the Shimazu Army from entering this main camp.  To 
complete this mission, you will need to defeat Yoshinaga Asano and Terumasa 
Ikeda.  Now, your next goal will be to stop the enemy's cannons.  Make your 
way towards Mt. Tenno.  You will get a mission to stop the enemy's cannons.  
Tadaoki Hosokawa is the one controlling the southern cannons and Nagamasa 
Kuroda is the one controlling the eastern cannons.  Defeat both of these enemy 
generals to stop the cannons and complete your mission.

By this time, Kotaro Fuma should have arrived to spread some chaos in the 
south.  Jump the ledges of the mountain to make your way towards the 
southwestern allied main camp.  You will get a mission to protect the 
southwestern main camp.  To complete this mission, you will need to defeat 
Kotaro.  Kotaro is powered up with a lot of life and defense, so he's not an 
easy kill.  While you're fighting Kotaro, the Shimazu reinforcements will 
arrive and begin attacking the two allied main camps.  You will probably get 
some officers trying to assist Kotaro while you're fighting him, so don't 
expect this fight to be fair.  Defeat Kotaro and anyone who dares interfere 
with your match and then make your way over to the western path.  Here, you 
should find Toyohisa Shimazu and Tadatsune Shimazu trying to make their way 
towards the southwestern main camp.  Defeat them both and then make your way 
east.  Sakon Shima should be here fighting with Kojiro Sasaki inside a closed 
up Shoryuji.  Kojiro appears when Sakon arrives at Shoryuji, so he might 
already be in trouble.  Hopefully, Sakon's timing is good and that he doesn't 
actually reach this area until you're ready for him to.  You will get a 
mission to rescue Sakon when you get close to Shoryuji.  To get inside 
Shoryuji, defeat the Defense Captain that is outside the gates of Shoryuji to 
open the gates.  Kojiro is also powered up, but he should not be as tough to 
defeat as Kotaro was.  Defeat Kojiro to complete your mission.  Clear out any 
enemy officers that may be in this area to ensure Sakon survives.  Now, make 
your way north towards the northeastern main camp.  Yoshihisa Shimazu should 
be leading a couple of his generals in attacking this main camp.  Yoshihisa is 
powered up, but is only a generic officer.  The other two enemy officers are 
easy kills.  Defeat all three enemy generals that are attacking this main camp 
and then proceed to climb up the cliffs of Mt. Tenno.  Yoshihiro should be the 
last remaining enemy officer on the map, so this will be a one on one 
confrontation.  Yoshihiro is really not powered up, but he does have the 
advantage in terms of range.  However, you can match this advantage with your 
attack speed and nullify his advantage with your special weapon skill.  Defeat 
Yoshihiro to complete the stage.


--------------------
Dream:  Edo Campaign
--------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyori or Mitsunari is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Hideyori Toyotomi                |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Masamune Date                    |
|    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Satoie Gamo                      |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|    Yukinaga Konishi                 |    Yoshiaki Mogami                  |
|    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |    Takatora Todo                    |
|    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|    Hidemoto Mori                    |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|    Ekei Ankokuji                    |    Ietsugu Sakai                    |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Hideyasu Yuki                    |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Naotaka Ii                       |
|    Yoshinobu Satake                 |    Shigenaga Katakura               |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Hidemune Date                    |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |
|                                     |    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |
|                                     |    Hidemoto Mori                    |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Toranosuke Aoyama                |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off in the northwestern corner of the map.  Make your way over to 
the north gate of Edo Castle.  Defeat Naotaka Ii and then enter the castle 
through the north gate.  Masamune Date should open it up for you, so invite 
yourself inside.  When you get inside, you will find an ambush waiting for 
Hideie Ukita.  A bunch of riflemen will appear.  You will get a mission to 
protect Hideie.  Complete this mission by defeating Shigenaga Katakura.  While 
you are here, also defeat Masanobu Honda.  Leave Edo Castle through the north 
gate and make your way over to the west gate of Edo Castle.  You will get a 
mission to open the west gate.  Complete this mission by defeating Terumasa 
Ikeda.  When the west gate is opened, the Mori Army will defect to the enemy.  
You will then get a mission to defeat the traitors quickly.  Start off this 
mission by defeating Hiroie Kikkawa.  Make your way to the south gate of Edo 
Castle.  Here, you will find Nagachika Kanamori and Hidemoto Mori trying to 
make their way to your main camp.  Defeat them both.  By now, you should 
receive some allied reinforcements in the form of Yukimura Sanada, Kanetsugu 
Naoe, and Yoshinobu Satake.  They will be a big help in defending your main 
camp and keeping the enemy in check.  Now, make your way over to the eastern 
gate of Edo Castle.  Here, you will find Yoshiaki Mogami and Hideaki 
Kobayakawa.  Defeat them both.  Defeating Hideaki will complete your mission 
to defeat the traitors.

Make your way back to the western gate of Edo Castle.  You will have to enter 
the castle here, since you can only open the other gates from the inside.  
Once inside the castle, you will get a mission to defeat all of the enemy 
officers that are inside the castle but not inside one of the two keeps.  
Complete this mission by defeating Naomasa Ii, Shigezane Date, Takatora Todo, 
Ietsugu Sakai, and Yasumasa Sakakibara.  These officers are spread out 
throughout the castle, so just make sure you get rid of them all.  Also, make 
sure you open all the gates to Edo Castle while completing this mission.  This 
will allow your allies to have better access to the castle.  Completing this 
mission should open up the gates to the main keep and the smaller keep.  Now, 
make your way over to the northwestern corner of the castle.  Kotaro Fuma 
should be here, trying to make his way over to Hideyori Toyotomi.  You will 
get a mission to defeat Kotaro.  Kotaro is powered up, but unfortunately for 
him, chaos is going to turn against him.  Defeat Kotaro to complete that 
mission.  Make your way back to the southeastern corner of the castle.  You 
should find a Defense Captain guarding a gate right next to the smaller keep.  
This is the jail cell that Ekei Ankokuji is located in.  Perform a prison 
break by defeating the Defense Captain.  You will get a mission to escort Ekei 
to your main camp.  Unfortunately for you, jail warden Toranosuke Aoyama isn't 
about to let the inmates run the prison without a fight.  Toranosuke is 
powered up, but he shouldn't be any harder than Kotaro was.  Defeat Toranosuke 
and then clear a path for Ekei to make it back to your main camp.  He has a 
tendency to stop and fight peons that should just be left alone, so you may 
have to end up clearing out all the little red dots between Ekei and your main 
camp.

Now, if you want, you can clear out the first floor of the main keep.  There 
are two enemy officers on this floor.  They are Hideyasu Yuki and Hidetada 
Tokugawa.  Unfortunately, you cannot reach the second floor of the main keep 
from the first floor.  You will need to go through the smaller keep to get to 
the second floor.  When you reach the smaller keep, your first enemy will be 
Hidemune Date.  He is on the first floor of the smaller keep.  Defeat him and 
then make your way up the stairs to the second floor.  Here, Masamune Date is 
still dreaming about ruling Japan.  Masamune is powered up and surrounded by 
riflemen.  Put the kid in his place by beating him down.  This will open up 
the gate to the second floor of the main keep.  Cross the catwalk to the main 
keep.  Unfortunately for you, your way is blocked by Tadakatsu Honda.  He is 
powered up and doesn't really like the idea that you're after his lord's head.  
I guess that's reasonable.  Like Masamune, Tadakatsu is also surrounded by 
riflemen.  When you defeat Tadakatsu, the gate to the third floor will open.  
Here, you will find Ieyasu Tokugawa.  Defeat Ieyasu to complete the stage.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4w. Kanetsugu Naoe's Walkthrough
  SW2STKAN              \____________________________________________________


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Stage 1:  Battle of Kawanakajima
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Shingen.

Defeat Conditions:  Kenshin is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Uesugi Army:                        | Takeda Army:                        |
|    Kenshin Uesugi                   |    Shingen Takeda                   |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Nobushige Takeda                 |
|    Kageie Kakizaki                  |    Kansuke Yamamoto                 |
|    Yoshikiyo Murakami               |    Masakage Yamagata                |
|    Kagemochi Amakasu                |    Yoshinobu Takeda                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masanobu Kosaka                  |
|    Kagetsuna Naoe                   |    Nobukado Takeda                  |
|    Yataro Onikojima                 |    Masatoyo Naito                   |
|                                     |    Masatane Hara                    |
|                                     |    Morinobu Nishina                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Nobufusa Baba                    |
|                                     |    Nobushige Oyamada                |
|                                     |    Nobutoyo Takeda                  |
|                                     |    Masakiyo Morozumi                |
|                                     |    Masatsugu Tsuchiya               |
|                                     |    Sakon Shima                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, head south and cross the central river.  Defeat 
Nobushige Takeda and Nobukado Takeda while you're waiting for the Shingen 
reinforcements to arrive in the northwest.  When Kaizu Castle opens its gates, 
Nobufusa Baba and Nobushige Oyamada will appear there.  Make your way to the 
northwest section of the map.  You will get a mission to prevent the two 
ambush units from reaching your main camp.  Defeat the pincer before it can 
even get started by defeating Nobufusa and Nobushige to complete the mission.  
Make your way back to the central area.  There should be a few Takeda officers 
around this area, still trying to complete the failed pincer attack, so defeat 
them as well.  You will get some reinforcements in the southwest from Zenkoji.  
They will be important later, but ignore them for now.

Once there are no more enemy generals in the central area, make your way to 
the southeastern garrison.  You will get a mission to seize this garrison, so 
complete it by defeating Masakage Yamagata.  Make your way west towards your 
reinforcements from Zenkoji.  This area is blanketed by a thick fog, so you 
will not be able to use your mini map or see your position on the general map 
when you press start.  There will be many Takeda reinforcements in this area, 
so you will have to hunt them out blindly.  You will get a mission to save 
your detached unit that is in this fogbank.  To complete this mission, you 
must defeat Masatsugu Tsuchiya, Morinobu Nishina, Masakiyo Morozumi, and 
Nobutoyo Takeda.  Once this mission is completed, you have to find your way 
out of this area, which is no easy task considering the fact that most of this 
area is like a maze.  Once you manage to find your way out of the fog, there 
should be only three enemy generals left.  Hunt down Yoshinobu Takeda and 
finish him off.  Sakon Shima should arrive as reinforcements as some point, so 
find him and defeat him as well.  Once Shingen Takeda is the last person left, 
make your way to his main camp and face off with him.  Defeat Shingen to 
complete the stage.


------------------------------
Stage 2:  Battle of Tedorigawa
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Katsuie.  (Later changes to Defeat Nobunaga.)

Defeat Conditions:  Kenshin is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Uesugi Army:                        | Oda Army:                           |
|    Kenshin Uesugi                   |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Shigenaga Honjo                  |    Nagahide Niwa                    |
|    Tomonobu Saito                   |    Kazumasu Takigawa                |
|    Yataro Onikojima                 |    Nagayori Hara                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|    None                             |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|                                     |    Mitsuharu Fuwa                   |
|                                     |    Hanbei Takenaka                  |
|                                     |    Koroku Hachisuka                 |
|                                     |    Morinari Ando                    |
|                                     |    Narimasa Sassa                   |
|                                     |    Ittetsu Inaba                    |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Nobunaga Oda                     |
|                                     |    Oichi                            |
|                                     |    No                               |
|                                     |    Ranmaru Mori                     |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, begin to clear out an enemy general that is on 
your side of the map.  Nagachika Kanamori and Nagahide Niwa should start the 
battle over on your side, so take them out first.  When they are gone, there 
should be more forces that charge at your side.  Defeat Nagayori Hara and 
Kazumasu Takigawa.  You should receive an order to go to Funaoka Castle to 
start off the flood attack.  Katsuie Shibata should begin to march over to 
your side.  You will need to take Funaoka Castle before Katsuie crosses to 
your side.  Katsuie does take a while to get over, so you do have some time.  
Inside Funaoka Castle, Mitsuhide Akechi and Morinari Ando are guarding the 
castle.  You will get a mission to seize the castle.  You can complete this 
mission by defeating these two generals.  As soon as you have defeated the 
last general inside the castle, the floodgates will open, flooding the map and 
causing a lot of the Oda generals to retreat.  It's funny that Katsuie gets 
caught in a trap, but doesn't realize it.  Over on your side of the 
battlefield, there should be two generals there.  Toshiie Maeda and Katsuie 
Shibata should have made it across the river before it flooded, so you will 
have to defeat them yourself.  Hideyoshi Hashiba should run away, but he will 
be back.  Defeat Toshiie and Katsuie to clear off your side of the battlefield 
again.

When Katsuie is defeated, Hideyoshi will come back, this time in the 
southeastern corner of the map.  He will call for a charge of all the enemy 
forces remaining on the map, which should be only two generals other than 
himself.  Apparently, he thinks he can gain control of your main camp before 
Nobunaga arrives.  Make your way to the northwestern corner of the map and 
defeat Hanbei Takenaka and Koroku Hachisuka.  Then, make your way back to the 
southeastern corner of the map where Hideyoshi is and defeat him.  As soon as 
you defeat Hideyoshi, make your way towards the central area on the western 
side of the map.  You won't make it there, but your goal is to attempt to cut 
off No as quickly as possible.  When Nobunaga Oda arrives, he will bring with 
him three generals.  Two of them, No and Oichi, will attempt to cross the 
river to get to your side.  You will get missions to not let them cross.  You 
cannot let No cross over to your side of the map.  For Oichi, you just need to 
prevent her from entering your main camp.  In order to complete both missions, 
you will have to get the jump on No first.  Rush over to No and quickly defeat 
her before she can get very far.  After No is defeated, loop around the river 
area and make your way over to where Oichi is.  Defeat her before she can get 
into your main camp to complete the second mission.  The only thing left to do 
is take the main camp of the enemy.  Ranmaru Mori should be guarding the only 
entrance to the enemy main camp, so defeat him first.  Once the gates are 
open, you can get to Nobunaga.  Defeat Nobunaga and win victory for the 
Uesugi.


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Stage 3:  Siege of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa.  (Later changes to Defeat Ujimasa and
   Ujinao.)

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Ujitada Hojo                     |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|    Norihide Matsuda                 |    Masataka Kasahara                |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
|    Kanbei Kuroda                    |    Naohide Matsuda                  |
|                                     |    Yasusato Matsuda                 |
|                                     |    Masayo Ito                       |
|                                     |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|                                     |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
|                                     |    Naosada Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Tanenaga Hara                    |
|                                     |    Norisada Ueda                    |
|                                     |    Ujinori Uesugi                   |
|                                     |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|                                     |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, Hideyoshi and Mitsunari will have a conversation about 
Odawara Castle.  Hideyoshi, being the castle building monkey he is, will 
decide to build a castle at Mt. Ishigaki.  Your first mission will be to 
defeat all enemies on Mt. Ishigaki.  Of course, Naosada Hojo and Ujiteru Hojo 
just won't give you the mountain.  You have to take it from them by defeating 
them.  That will complete the mission and open all the doors on the mountain 
top.  Make your way south, as enemies will attempt to get to Mt. Ishigaki and 
see what is going on.  Defeat them and then make your way north.  Defeat 
Ujimitsu Hojo and Ujinori Uesugi, who isn't a Hojo but has a name like one.  
By this time, Kanbei Kuroda should have arrived with the engineers.  He will 
arrive in the southwestern garrison.  You will have to go to the garrison and 
get rid of Ujitada Hojo to open all the gates to the garrison.  Now, clear out 
any and all enemies inside the garrison to allow Kanbei to start moving 
towards the central mountain.  Once Kanbei gets to the center, he will begin 
working on the castle.  In the meantime, make your way to Mt. Ishigaki also 
and then leave through the north gate.  Defeat Norisada Ueda and Ujitaka Hojo 
to prevent them from getting anywhere near your main camp.  Make your way back 
to the southern path again.  This time, go inside the southern garrison and 
make your way towards Yasusato Matsuda.

When the castle gets built on Mt. Ishigaki (I was hoping for the Hideyoshi 
monkey dance), a siege ramp will appear near Yasusato Matsuda.  Defeat 
Yasusato and clear out this area of enemies to allow the siege ramp to get set 
up.  While the siege ramp is getting into place, get rid of Ujinaga Narita as 
well.  This will allow you to get into the castle.    Immediately make your 
way towards Masataka Kasahara.  He should be fighting Norihide Matsuda.  You 
will get a mission to rescue Norihide.  Defeat Masataka to complete this 
mission.  Kotaro Fuma should have opened the main gate of Odawara Castle, so 
you will want to defeat any enemies that are trying to get to the makeshift 
castle.  The three enemy generals that attack the central area are Naohide 
Matsuda, Masayo Ito, and Naoshige Chiba.  Go to the northern garrison now and 
then clear out the enemies that are in this area.  Yoshitake Mibu and Tanenaga 
Hara should be outside of the castle.  When they are defeated, the north 
Odawara gate will open, allowing you to reach Yasuhiro Ogasawara.  This will 
leave only Ujimasa Hojo left.  He is inside the main keep of the castle.

Defeat the Defense Captain guarding the gate to the main keep of the castle 
and enter.  The gate on the first floor will be locked, so you will have to go 
up to the second floor.  On the second floor, another gate will be locked.  
You will find a rotating mechanism that is being blocked by a statue.  Destroy 
the statue and the mechanism will open the gate on the first floor.  Head 
through the gate on the first floor and you will find the same mechanism.  
This mechanism will open the gate on the second floor.  Once the gate on the 
second floor is open, you can proceed to where Ujimasa Hojo.  Defeat Ujimasa 
Hojo to...continue the battle.  Apparently, Kotaro Fuma played a trick on you.  
That was a fake Ujimasa.  The real Ujimasa, along with reinforcements, are 
surrounding your main camp.  Kotaro Fuma closes the gate to the second floor.  
You will have to defeat Kotaro to get them to open.  Now, rush back all the 
way across the stage to the central area.  Ujifusa Hojo should be attacking 
this area, so defeat him first.  Once Ujifusa is gone, take the western gate 
out of the central area and then follow the path all the way to your main 
camp.  You should run into two enemy generals at the southern gate of your 
main camp.  They should be Hiroteru Minagawa and Ujimasa Hojo.  Defeat them 
both and then locate Ujinao Hojo.  Defeat him to complete the stage.


--------------------------
Stage 4:  Battle of Hasedo
--------------------------


Victory Condition:  The allied officers arrive at the Escape Point.  (Later
   changes to Defeat Masamune Date.)

Defeat Conditions:  All allied officers other than Kanetsugu are defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Uesugi Army:                        | Date-Mogami:                        |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Yoshiaki Mogami                  |
|    Keiji Maeda                      | Reinforcements:                     |
|    Chikanori Suibara                |    Minbu Satomi                     |
|    Yoshihide Shida                  |    Mitsuyasu Shimura                |
|    Mototada Kasuga                  |    Mitsuuji Ujiie                   |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Masakage Rusu                    |
|    None                             |    Tsunenaga Hasekura               |
|                                     |    Nobuyasu Goto                    |
|                                     |    Yoshiyasu Mogami                 |
|                                     |    Mitsushige Nobesawa              |
|                                     |    Hidetsuna Sakenobe               |
|                                     |    Mitsunao Tateoka                 |
|                                     |    Minbu Satomi                     |
|                                     |    Mitsuyasu Shimura                |
|                                     |    Mitsuuji Ujiie                   |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
|                                     |    Tsunamoto Oniniwa                |
|                                     |    Kageyori Yashiro                 |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, you will get a mission to break through the first gate.  
Complete this mission by defeating Yoshiaki Mogami.  This will cause all 
enemies near the first gate to retreat.  Lead your allied generals up the 
mountain.  When you get too far up, enemy reinforcements will arrive and 
ambush you on the mountain.  You will get a mission to break through the 
second gate.  You will need to defeat Mitsuuji Ujiie, Mitsuyasu Shimura, and 
Minbu Satomi to get the second gate to open.  When the second gate opens, 
clear out the enemies just beyond the gate while waiting for your army to make 
its way to the third gate.  When your army is all gathered near the third 
gate, enemy reinforcements will arrive from behind.  You will get a mission to 
get all your officers to retreat.  I normally go over to where the ambush 
generals are at and defeat all three of them to give Keiji a little help 
before passing through the third gate.  When your entire army goes through the 
third gate, Keiji will close the gate.

Your army will get ambushed by the enemy just passed the third gate.  There 
will be four enemy generals that will begin to attack your army.  Defeat all 
four of the generals from the ambush party to get the fourth gate to open.  
Defeat any stray enemies and allow your army to cross the fourth gate.  
Yoshiaki Mogami will return with reinforcements and will guard the fifth gate.  
Masamune Date will also appear, but he will be blocked by Keiji and the third 
gate.  You will need to defeat Minbu Satomi, Mitsuyasu Shimura, Mitsuuji 
Ujiie, and Yoshiaki to get the fifth gate to open.  There will be more Date 
reinforcements beyond the fifth gate, so clear them out.  Now, your allies can 
retreat.  However, there is an enemy stronghold in this area that will 
continue to pump out enemies even after these enemies have been defeated.  
However, if you leave this area, your allies tend to want to retreat more than 
if you stay here and try to guard their path.  If you have defeated the three 
earlier reinforcements for Keiji, Keiji should be able to guard the gate long 
enough for your allies to retreat.  Make your way back to the third gate and 
help Keiji out.  Stand by Keiji and just defeat any enemies that may come your 
way.  Eventually, Masamune and his crew will slowly reach you.  Of course, you 
could always go to them and defeat them.  Once Masamune is defeated, you will 
have successfully let your army retreat.


-----------------------------
Stage 5:  Siege of Edo Castle
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hidetada.  (Later changes to Defeat Ieyasu.)

Defeat Conditions:  Kagekatsu, Kanetsugu, or Keiji is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Uesugi Coalition:                   | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |    Ina                              |
|    Keiji Maeda                      |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Yoshiaki Mogami                  |
|    Yoshinobu Satake                 |    Hideyasu Yuki                    |
|    Masayuki Sanada                  |    Hidehisa Sengoku                 |
|    Dokyu Yamagami                   |    Chikayoshi Hiraiwa               |
|    Kagetsugu Amakasu                |    Tadamasa Honda                   |
|    Mitsunaga Irobe                  |    Bitchu Hineno                    |
|    Shigenaga Honjo                  | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|    None                             |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|                                     |    Takatora Todo                    |
|                                     |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Ietsugu Sakai                    |
|                                     |    Yasutada Matsudaira              |
|                                     |    Tadatomo Honda                   |
|                                     |    Tadasuke Okubo                   |
|                                     |    Munenori Yagyu                   |
|                                     |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
|                                     |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|                                     |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Masakage Rusu                    |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way north and defeat Bitchu Hineno.  This 
will cause the west gate to open.  Make your way inside the castle and defeat 
Yoshiaki Mogami.  Defeat the Defense Captain that is outside the smaller keep 
and enter the smaller keep.  You will want to quickly take the main keep away 
from Hidetada Tokugawa.  Inside the smaller keep, go to the second floor.  
Yasumasa Sakakibara should be guarding it.  Defeat him and make your way 
across the catwalk to the main keep.  Ina will be guarding the gate to the 
third floor of the main keep.  Defeat Ina and the gate will open.  Make your 
way to the third floor and face off with Hidetada Tokugawa.  Defeat Hidetada 
and Edo Castle will be yours.  Make your way back across the catwalk to the 
smaller keep.  Exit through the gate and get back on your horse.  You will 
want to rush over to your main camp.

By now, there should be a lot of generals infesting your main camp, including 
Hanzo Hattori.  You will need to protect Kagekatsu Uesugi by defeating every 
general.  Once all the generals have been defeated in your main camp, the main 
Tokugawa Army will arrive.  You will get a mission to escort Kagekatsu to the 
main keep.  Ieyasu will open up two hidden gates in an attempt to get his 
soldiers inside the castle to prevent Kagekatsu from getting to the main keep.  
Defeat any and all soldiers in Kagekatsu's way.  You will probably end up 
facing off with Tadatomo Honda, Yasutada Matsudaira, and Terumasa Ikeda along 
the way, so defeat them all.  Once you have completed the mission to protect 
Kagekatsu, start hunting down any Tokugawa generals inside Edo Castle.  
Eventually, Tadakatsu Honda will begin to make his march to Edo Castle and 
Masamune Date will arrive with reinforcements.  First, deal with the Date 
faction.  You will get a mission to prevent Masamune from entering the main 
keep.  You can use the hidden passage in the northwest to your advantage.  
Defeat Masamune along with his two officers and then make your way over to 
where Tadakatsu is located at.  You will get a mission to prevent Tadakatsu 
Honda from entering the smaller keep.  Tadakatsu is powered up and will be 
more difficult to beat than Masamune.  After all, Tadakatsu is the Lu Bu of 
the Samurai Warriors series.  Defeat Tadakatsu and complete the mission.  Your 
army will begin to charge the enemy's main camp.  Clear out the southern 
section of the castle of all enemies and make your way to the northern 
section.  There should only be about four enemy generals in the northern 
section of the battlefield, including the enemy's main camp.  There should be 
some enemy generals at Edo Castle's north gate and two enemy generals in the 
enemy's main camp.  Defeat all the enemies at the north gate and then enter 
the enemy's main camp.  Defeat Tadayoshi Matsudaira first, leaving Ieyasu 
Tokugawa for last.  Defeat Ieyasu to take over his home castle.


--------------------------------
Dream: Last Stand against Ieyasu
--------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Kagekatsu, Keiji, or Yukimura is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Uesugi Coalition:                   | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Chikanori Suibara                |    Ina                              |
|    Mototada Kasuga                  |    Nobumasa Okudaira                |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Tadasuke Okubo                   |
|    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |    Yasutada Matsudaira              |
|    Keiji Maeda                      |    Chikayoshi Hiraiwa               |
|    Katsunaga Irobe                  |    Tadamasa Matsudaira              |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Masanari Naito                   |
|    Katsunaga Irobe                  | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Masakage Rusu                    |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|                                     |    Takatora Todo                    |
|                                     |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|                                     |    Terumasa Ikeda                   |
|                                     |    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |
|                                     |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|                                     |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|                                     |    Kojiro Sasaki                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

At the beginning, there are not a lot of enemies on the battlefield.  This 
will quickly change, so you will want to defeat enemies quickly.  Quickly get 
rid of Chikayoshi Hiraiwa, Tadasuke Okubo, and Nobumasa Okudaira.  Chikayoshi 
and Tadasuke will attack from the east while Nobumasa will attack Kaizu Castle 
from the west.  You should be able to defeat all three of them before your 
allied reinforcements arrive.  Kagekatsu Uesugi will appear and head for Kaizu 
Castle.  Along the way, he will get ambushed by Masakage Rusu and Kojuro 
Katakura.  You will get a mission to escort Kagekatsu to Kaizu Castle.  Defeat 
Masakage and Kojuro to get Kagekatsu moving towards Kaizu.  When Kagekatsu 
gets close to Kaizu Castle, Masamune Date and Shigezane Date will appear and 
try to prevent Kagekatsu from going any further.  Defeat both members of the 
Date clan and then quickly make your way over to Kaizu Castle.  Kaizu Castle 
should be under attack by Yasutada Matsudaira and Tadamasa Matsudaira.  When 
Kagekatsu makes his way into Kaizu Castle, you will have completed your first 
mission.  This will cause Yukimura Sanada to arrive with reinforcements.

However, Ieyasu Tokugawa will call for his reinforcements, and he has a lot of 
them.  These reinforcements are lead by Tadakatsu Honda and Hanzo Hattori.  
First thing you will want to do is make your way over to the western garrison.  
This is where Tadakatsu Honda will appear.  You will want to get rid of him 
quickly.  When you get near Tadakatsu Honda, you will get a mission to defeat 
him.  Tadakatsu is powered up and has a lot of life and defense.  
Unfortunately, power isn't one of Kanetsugu Naoe's strong points.  It may take 
some time to whittle down the life of Tadakatsu.  Also, Kazutoyo Yamanouchi 
will be here to try to cause some problems.  When the western garrison is 
cleared out, make your way over to the central garrison.  Here is where Hanzo 
will be hiding.  You will get a mission to seize the central garrison.  
Complete this mission by defeating Hanzo, Tadayoshi Matsudaira, and Naomasa 
Ii.  When this mission is completed, make your way over to the southeastern 
garrison.  This is where Ina should be, attempting to hold off your allied 
attack.  You will get a mission to capture the southeastern garrison.  To 
complete this mission, you will need to defeat Ina, Terumasa Ikeda, and 
Nagachika Kanamori.  When this mission is completed, make your way over to the 
maze area that is west of the southeastern garrison.  Make your way over to 
Moritsuna Watanabe.  When you reach him, Kojiro Sasaki should appear to try to 
cause some problems.  You will get a mission to defeat Kojiro.  Kojiro is 
powered up, but after dealing with Tadakatsu, he shouldn't be too terribly 
difficult.  When Kojiro is defeated, make your way over to Zenkoji.  When you 
get there, first defeat Takatora Todo to get him out of the way.  Then, defeat 
Ieyasu to complete the stage. 


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Stage 1:  Battle of Yamazaki
----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsuhide.

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi or Hidenaga is defeated.

Armies:


+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Hashiba Army:                       | Akechi Army:                        |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Mitsuhide Akechi                 |
|    Magoichi Saika                   |    Sadayuki Atsuji                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Shigetomo Akechi                 |
|    Nene                             |    Kaneaki Mimaki                   |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Yasuie Namikawa                  |
|    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |    Masachika Matsuda                |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    |    Hidemitsu Akechi                 |
|    Masanori Fukushima               | Reinforcements:                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nobuharu Tsuda                   |
|   Sakon Shima                       |    Toshimitsu Saito                 |
|                                     |    Katsusada Shibata                |
|                                     |    Kunitsugu Yasuda                 |
|                                     |    Sadaoki Ise                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+

Walkthrough:

When the stage begins, rush up to the top of Mt. Tenno.  Your first mission 
will be to be the first one to take Mt. Tenno, so complete this quickly.  You 
will have a lot of places to go and people to see.  You will probably complete 
the mission before it even pops up.  Use this time to head to Shoryuji and 
defeat Kaneaki Mimaki.  If Yasuie Namikawa and Masachika Matsuda are close to 
Mt. Tenno, defeat them on your way to Shoryuji, but don't make it a priority.  
Make your way into Shoryuji and you should receive a mission (eventually, once 
all the message spam is over with) to defeat Sadayuki Atsuji and take 
Shoryuji.  Nobuharu Tsuda should arrive near Shoryuji, so defeat him next.  If 
you have defeated Yasuie and Masachika, Mt. Tenno will get ambushed.  Either 
way, the top of Mt. Tenno should be your next target.  Make sure you get next 
to Kiyomasa Kato to trigger the mission to escort him to the top.

When you get to the top of Mt. Tenno, defeat any enemies that may be up there.  
You don't have to wait for Kiyomasa.  He normally gets there on his own.  When 
the top is clear enough to where it will survive until Kiyomasa gets there, 
make your way to Shoryuji.  Waiting for you there is another ambush party 
consisting of Toshimitsu Saito and Katsusada Shibata.  When you get close to 
them, you will trigger a mission.  Defeat these two generals to complete that 
mission.  Your next two targets should be Shigetomo Akechi and Hidemitsu 
Akechi.  They should be attempting to charge your main camp, but they should 
be pretty far away from actually succeeding.  Defeat these two generals.  If 
Mt. Tenno has any generals around it (and it will if you didn't defeat Yasuie 
and Masachika early), then defeat them.  You may or may not see a cut scene 
about a ninja path on Mt. Tenno.  It's practically useless if you got a fast 
horse.  The amount of time to go up the ninja path and to use a horse to go 
around on the trails is roughly the same.  You want to defeat all generals on 
the map until Mitsuhide Akechi is the only one left.  When Mitsuhide is all 
alone, make your way into his main camp to duel with him.  Defeat Mitsuhide to 
complete the stage.


-------------------------------
Stage 2:  Battle of Shizugatake
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Katsuie.

Defeat Condition:  Hideyoshi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Hashiba Army:                       | Shibata Army:                       |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Katsuie Shibata                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Oichi                            |
|    Nene                             |    Keiji Maeda                      |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Toshiie Maeda                    |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Toshinaga Maeda                  |
|    Nagahide Niwa                    |    Morimasa Sakuma                  |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    |    Katsumasa Shibata                |
|    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |    Nagachika Kanamori               |
|    Shigetomo Takayama               |    Nagayori Hara                    |
|    Kiyohide Nakagawa                |    Katsumitsu Fuwa                  |
|    Shogen Yamaji                    |    Hideaki Tokuyama                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Nagayori Murai                   |
|    None                             |    Yasumasa Sakuma                  |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Shogen Yamaji                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, make your way towards the southern garrison on 
the eastern side.  You will have a mission to seize all four garrisons on your 
own soon.  To complete this mission, you and you alone must get the final kill 
on all four garrison guards.  When you reach the southern garrison, Hideaki 
Tokuyama will be guarding the garrison.  Defeat him quickly and move on to the 
western garrison.  Katsumitsu Fuwa will be here trying to impede your path, so 
defeat him quickly as well.  Move to the eastern garrison and face off with 
Nagayori Hara.  Defeat him quickly.  You should hopefully have these three 
garrisons down before or just a little after Hideyoshi asks you to go speak 
with Toshiie Maeda.  When you have the western garrison seized, make your way 
over to the central path (I love Mitsunari's comments towards Nene).  Morimasa 
Sakuma will be trying to force his way into your main camp.  If you let him, 
he will wound Kiyohide Nakagawa, leaving the north gate of your main camp 
unguarded.  We can't let that happen, so defeat Morimasa before he can enter 
your main camp.  Defeating Morimasa will cause Shogen Yamaji to defect, but he 
would have defected anyways.  Ignore Shogen for now and head over to the 
western fort, where Toshiie is located at.  Toshinaga Maeda will be guarding 
the southern gate of the fort, so defeat him.  Quickly run inside and you will 
get a mission to force Toshiie to retreat.  Defeat Toshiie quickly.  
Otherwise, Katsuie might order him to attack your army and you will fail the 
mission.

Once Toshiie is defeated, race back to your main camp.  Now is the time to 
deal with that traitor Shogen Yamaji.  Defeat Shogen and make your way back to 
the north garrison, which should be the last garrison that you left behind.  
It should still belong to the enemy, but not for long.  Defeat Nagachika 
Kanamori to finish off the mission to take over all the garrisons.  By now, 
Keiji should be feeling a little antsy and wants to rush into your main camp.  
Don't allow him to do this.  Instead, block his path and battle with him.  
Keiji is powered up and he can put a hurting on you if you let him.  However, 
he does have some openings in his move set that you can exploit.  Otherwise, 
just use some allies as decoys and then beat him while his back is turned.  
Either way, escort Keiji off of the battlefield.  This will cause Katsumasa 
Shibata to think he can be like Keiji and charge into your main camp.  Rush 
over to your main camp's front gate and defeat him.  Then, use the central 
fort he came out of as a shortcut to get to Katsuie Shibata's main camp.  
Nagayori Murai is guarding the only way into the main camp, so defeat him.  
Once inside, you will get double teamed by Oichi and Katsuie.  Defeat Oichi 
first, as she is the weaker of the two.  After it's a one on one battle, 
Katsuie should fall easily.


-----------------------------------
Stage 3:  Battle of Komaki-Nagakute
-----------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Condition:  Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Hashiba Army:                       | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Hideyoshi Hashiba                |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Nobukatsu Oda                    |
|    Nene                             |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|    Sakon Shima                      |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Ina                              |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|    Hidemasa Hori                    |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|    Hidetsugu Hashiba                |    Kazumasa Ishikawa                |
|    Tsuneoki Ikeda                   |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|    Nagayoshi Mori                   |    Nobumasa Okudaira                |
|    Hidenaga Hashiba                 |    Tadasuke Okubo                   |
|    Ujisato Gamo                     |    Tadayo Okubo                     |
|    Nagachika Kanamori               |    Moritsuna Watanabe               |
|    Ittetsu Inaba                    |    Naomasa Ii                       |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Ujishige Niwa                    |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way towards the central area.  Focus on 
getting rid of Nobumasa Okudaira first.  Tadayo Okubo should be next on your 
list.  These two generals are close to the eastern path, which is the next 
place you will be going, once Tsuneoki Ikeda gets into trouble.  When 
Hideyoshi Hashiba asks Hidemasa Hori to assist Tsuneoki, make your way over to 
Tsuneoki yourself and assist him.  He should be getting beat up by Naomasa Ii 
and Ujishige Niwa.  You will get a mission to rescue Tsuneoki, so beat down 
the two bullies who are bothering him.  Once this is done, Hideyoshi decides 
it's just best to take Iwasaki Castle while everyone is down there.  Yasumasa 
Sakakibara is the holder of this castle, so hand him his eviction notice and 
force him to leave.  This will cause Ieyasu Tokugawa to leave his castle and 
move over to the Kiyosu Castle.  This will also cause Tadakatsu Honda and his 
daughter, Ina, to attempt to take Iwasaki Castle away from you.  Tadakatsu 
Honda is powered up, as usual, so get rid of Ina first.  Tadakatsu will take 
some time to beat, but he has the same openings in his move set that Keiji 
Maeda does.  His first attack in his S string is a tad bit faster to come out, 
but it's still easy to get the jump on him before he can use it, especially 
with someone who has the weapon speed that Nene has.  His C1 is just as long 
as Keiji's C1, so this is definitely exploitable.  You really don't have any 
allies in the area to be nice decoys, so you will just have to do this with 
your bodyguard alone.

While you're fighting with Tadakatsu, Hanzo Hattori should be trying to get 
into the Hashiba main camp.  When you're done with Tadakatsu, make your way 
over to your own castle.  The front gate of your castle will be closed, but 
there will be a ninja path off to the right of the gate.  Double jump up to 
the ninja path and then follow Hanzo's trail.  If he hasn't entered your main 
camp yet, you will get a mission to prevent him from entering your main camp.  
If he's already inside your main camp, get him out of it by defeating him.  
Either way, once he's done with, your castle gates will open up again.  Clear 
out the central area of the stage.  There should be a couple of generals here 
still alive, but they shouldn't be doing any harm to the massive numbers you 
have on them.  The only place that should be left for Ieyasu to hide in is 
Kiyosu Castle.  On your way to the castle, defeat Tadasuke Okubo.  Once he is 
defeated, there should be two generals that you can choose from next.  You can 
either defeat Kazumasa Ishikawa or Moritsuna Watanabe.  Either way, when you 
defeat one, you should make your way to the other one and defeat him as well.  
When the outside generals have retreated, it's time to make the inside ones do 
the same.  Nobukatsu Oda is here with Ieyasu, so make quick work of Nobukatsu.  
Finally, the only person left to beat is Ieyasu.  Defeat the man with the 
cannon on his spear to complete the stage.


----------------------
Stage 4:  Pirates Hunt
----------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat the Marauder.

Defeat Condition:  All peasants are eliminated, or any Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Fishermen:                          | Pirates:                            |
|    Nene                             |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
|    Peasant                          |    Raider                           |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Raider                           |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Marauder                         |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
|                                     |    Raider                           |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, you will get a mission to protect all the Peasants.  At 
various times throughout the stage, you will be asked to protect each Peasant 
individually, which will help in the success in the overall mission.  You 
start next to where four Raiders are.  You will get a mission to protect the 
Peasants in your area.  You only need to defeat the two Raiders closest to the 
Peasant troops to complete this mission.  Make your way across the ship to 
where the other two Raiders ran off to.  They will be harassing another 
Peasant, so you will get a mission to protect them.  Defeat the two Raiders in 
this area to complete this mission.  Make your way to the southeastern 
garrison.  You will get a mission to protect it.  To complete this mission, 
you will need to defeat the three Raiders that are attacking it.

Once this mission is completed, more ships will arrive, along with five more 
Raiders.  Four of those Raiders will attempt to attack the northwestern 
garrison, giving you a mission to protect that area.  You can use the ships as 
a shortcut to get to that area.  You won't be able to cross some ships.  When 
you go up to a plank that is up, it will either stay up or it will go down for 
you.  To make it to the northwestern garrison, stay along the south ships 
until you are forced to go north.  Defeat all the Raiders in the northwestern 
garrison quickly, because some Peasants that were trying to get to the 
northwestern garrison will get ambushed on the ships and will need to be 
rescued.  The mission for it will spring up as soon as the Peasants are 
ambushed.  Once the four Raiders are out of the northwestern garrison, make 
your way to the trapped Peasants.  To get there, take the ship that is second 
to the left and use that to make your way across (the leftmost ship isn't 
connected to anything).  To get the plank to the Peasants to go down, you will 
need to get rid of the Defense Captain there.  There should be another Raider 
on the ship, but ignore him for now.  You can get him later and he isn't part 
of the mission.  Defeat the two Raiders that have ambushed the Peasants to 
complete this mission.  Once the Peasants have been rescued, the Marauder will 
appear with two more Raiders.  Defeat the two Raiders that just appeared and 
then go back and defeat that Raider you bypassed.  He should still be standing 
there doing nothing.  Once there are no more Raiders on the map, defeat the 
Marauder, which will complete the first mission of saving all the Peasants.  
Warm and fuzzy Japan indeed. 


---------------------------------
Stage 5:  Siege of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa.

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyoshi is defeated, or Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Hojo Army:                          |
|    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Nene                             |    Ujitada Hojo                     |
|    Mitsunari Ishida                 |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|    Masanori Fukushima               |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
|    Ujisato Gamo                     |    Norihide Matsuda                 |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Masataka Kasahara                |
|    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |    Naohide Matsuda                  |
|    Nagachika Kanamori               |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|    Kiyomasa Kato                    |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|    Kanbei Kuroda                    |    Hiroteru Minagawa                |
|    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |
|    Terumasa Ikeda                   |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Masashige Daidoji                |    Naosada Hojo                     |
| Reinforcements:                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|    None                             |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|                                     |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way to the southeastern garrison.  Yasuhiro 
Ogasawara is here defending the garrison.  You will get a mission to take the 
garrison, so defeat Yasuhiro to complete this mission.  The gates inside the 
garrison will open and a siege ramp will appear.  You will get a mission to 
protect the siege ramp.  Defeat as many soldiers as you can and clear this 
area out.  If the enemy breaks the siege ramp, it's no big deal.  There will 
be a second one to come out.  That's why you need to use the first one to 
clear out as many soldiers and enemy generals as possible.  When the siege 
ramp is up, some enemy spies will start spreading rumors.  You will get a 
mission to locate the spies and destroy them.  Make your way over to where 
Masashige Daidoji is.  The Spy Captain will be near him.  Defeat the Spy 
Captain and then head back to the siege ramp.  Go up the ramp and make your 
way inside the castle.

Once inside the castle, your first order of business is to take out the 
storehouse of the castle.  Ujitada Hojo is guarding the storehouse, so make 
your way to where he is located.  You will get a mission to take over the 
storehouse, so defeat Ujitada to complete this mission.  Now, go over to 
Naosada Hojo and defeat him next.  Once Hideyoshi Hashiba is inside the castle 
gates, Ujimasa Hojo will order an ambush of your main camp.  You will get a 
mission to protect your main camp.  Don't rush over to your main camp yet.  
Kotaro Fuma will show up and ambush Hideyoshi, so you will want to protect him 
first.  Kotaro will be powered up, so he won't be a quick kill.  While you're 
in the area, you might as well clean out all the enemy officers that ran into 
this area when Kotaro showed up.  Now, it's time to protect your main camp.  
Rush over to your main camp and start getting rid of all the Hojos that are 
surrounding it.  When the three gates are cleared of the Hojos, make your way 
to the northern garrison, as there is a general there that is important to the 
mission, for some reason.  Inside the northern garrison, Hiroteru Minagawa is 
there occupying Mitsunari Ishida.  Defeat Hiroteru and the mission to protect 
your main camp should be successful.  The gates to the main keep of the castle 
should then open.  Clear out any enemy officers that may be outside of the 
main keep and then make your way inside the castle.

When you get inside the main keep, run up to the second floor.  Once on the 
second floor, the first officer you will see is Ujiteru Hojo.  Defeat Ujiteru 
to get the gates to the third floor to open.  When the gates open, the next 
general in your way will be Masataka Kasahara.  There will be a lot of 
riflemen in the area, so you might want to get rid of them first.  Once 
Masataka is defeated, climb up to the third floor.  There, Ujimasa Hojo will 
be waiting for you.  However, Kotaro Fuma will also show up and try to protect 
his master.  Defeat Kotaro first and get him out of the way.  Ujimasa should 
be the last general left, so defeat him to complete the stage.


---------------------------
Dream:  Melee at Sekigahara
---------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat all enemy officers.

Defeat Condition:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+------------------------+------------------------+-------------------------+
| Nene:                  | Western Army:          | Eastern Army:           |
|    Nene                |    Mitsunari Ishida    |    Ieyasu Tokugawa      |
|    Hideaki Kobayakawa  |    Sakon Shima         |    Ina                  |
| Reinforcements:        |    Ginchiyo Tachibana  |    Masanori Fukushima   |
|    Okuni               |    Teruzumi Akashi     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa     |
|                        |    Satoie Gamo         |    Takatora Todo        |
|                        |    Yukinaga Konishi    |    Nagamasa Kuroda      |
|                        |    Hideie Ukita        |    Naomasa Ii           |
|                        |    Yoshitsugu Otani    |    Yoshiaki Kato        |
|                        |    Ekei Ankokuji       |    Yoshimasa Tanaka     |
|                        |    Hiroie Kikkawa      |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira |
|                        |    Hidemoto Mori       |    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi  |
|                        |    Tamehiro Hiratsuka  |    Terumasa Ikeda       |
|                        |    Shigemasa Toda      |    Yoshinaga Asano      |
|                        |    Yoshihiro Shimazu   | Reinforcements:         |
|                        |    Toyohisa Shimazu    |    Kiyomasa Kato        |
|                        | Reinforcements:        |    Magobei Fuse         |
|                        |                        |    Hanzo Hattori        |
|                        |                        |                         |
|                        |                        |                         |
|                        |                        |                         |
|                        |                        |                         |
|                        |                        |                         |
+------------------------+------------------------+-------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off as your own force and attempt to stop the battle of Sekigahara.  
Actually, your main goal is to spank everyone in sight.  Your starting point 
is Mt. Matsuo Castle.  Leave the castle through the north gate and defeat 
Yoshiaki Kato and Yoshitsugu Otani.  You will get a mission to stop the enemy 
cannons from firing.  There are two cannons in this area, one belonging to the 
Eastern Army and one belonging to the Western Army.  Stop both cannons and 
then make your way towards the central area of Sekigahara.  You will receive 
reinforcements in the form of Okuni.  And by reinforcements, I mean she will 
basically just stand there, hit on you, and become an annoyance while trying 
to die.  Make your way over to Masanori Fukushima.  You will get a mission to 
lecture Masanori.  Complete this mission by defeating him.  After spanking 
Masanori, also defeat Shigemasa Toda, who should also be in this area.  Make 
your way over to Okuni and defeat any enemy officers that area around her.  
During this time, Magobei Fuse will attempt to fire rifles at Hideaki 
Kobayakawa to get him to defect to the Eastern Army.  However, with Lady Nene 
around, he's more afraid of a spanking than the rifle bullets.  Having failed 
to persuade Hideaki through means of bullets, Magobei Fuse will then retreat.  
Kiyomasa Kato will appear and make his way towards central Sekigahara.  While 
you are waiting for him to make his way there, stop the second Eastern Army 
cannon.  When that cannon is down, make your way over to Kiyomasa.  You will 
get a mission to lecture him.  Spank Kiyomasa and then make your way over to 
the second Western Army cannon, defeating any enemy officers you may encounter 
along the way.  Stopping that cannon will complete your first mission.

Ginchiyo Tachibana will then decide to charge out.  Make your way over to her.  
You will get a mission to lecture her.  Proceed to put a spanking on Ginchiyo 
and then make your way back to central Sekigahara.  Defeat some enemy officers 
in this area while waiting for people to get done talking.  If you get close 
to Tadayoshi Matsudaira or defeat him, you will get some funny comments from 
Nene.  (Hell, who am I kidding?  Just about every comment from Nene on this 
stage is funny.)  When Yoshihiro Shimazu says that he's going to retreat, make 
your way over to him.  You will get a mission to prevent Yoshihiro from 
escaping.  Defeat Yoshihiro and Toyohisa Shimazu and complete this mission.  
Now, make your way back to Mt. Matsuo Castle.  Hanzo Hattori should appear 
inside the castle and try to convince Hideaki to betray his mother.  Well, we 
can't have bad influences around Hideaki, now can we?  When you get close to 
Hanzo, you will get a mission to lecture him.  Spank Hanzo and teach him the 
value of sharing and being a good boy.  Now, clear out central Sekigahara and 
then make your way over to the eastern path.  There should be a lot of enemy 
officers on this side of the stage.  Clear this area out and then make your 
way towards the northeastern garrison.

The northeastern garrison is where Ieyasu Tokugawa is hiding at.  First, you 
will have to deal with Ina.  When you approach her, you will get a mission to 
lecture her.  After spanking Ina, make your way inside the garrison.  You will 
then get a mission to lecture Ieyasu Tokugawa.  Cure Ieyasu of his delusions 
with a good spanking.  This will cause the Eastern Army to retreat.  However, 
there's still the matter of Mitsunari Ishida and the Western Army to deal 
with.  Mitsunari will charge out, which will also cause Hideaki to charge out 
as well.  Defeat any remaining Western Army officers that are not Sakon Shima 
or Mitsunari.  When Sakon and Mitsunari are the only officers left, make your 
way over to Sakon.  You will get a mission to lecture Sakon.  Spank Sakon and 
then make your way over to Mitsunari.  Mitsunari, as usual, will have a very 
sharp tongue and isn't the least bit happy that you interfered with his plans.  
You will get a mission to lecture Mitsunari.  Defeat him to end the battle of 
Sekigahara.  Does this mean that Japan is now unified under Nene?


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-------------------------------
Stage 1:  Melee at Mikatagahara
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.  (Later changes to Defeat Shingen.)

Defeat Condition:  Kotaro is defeated.  (Later changes to Kotaro or Ieyasu is
   defeated.)

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Kotaro Fuma:            | Oda-Tokugawa:          | Takeda Army:           |
|    Kotaro Fuma          |    Tadakatsu Honda     |    Katsuyori Takeda    |
| Reinforcements:         |    Yasumasa Sakakibara |    Masanobu Kosaka     |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa      |    Kazumasa Ishikawa   |    Masatoyo Naito      |
|                         |    Toranosuke Aoyama   |    Nobukimi Anayama    |
|                         |    Nobumori Sakuma     |    Masatane Hara       |
|                         |    Kazumasu Takigawa   | Reinforcements:        |
|                         | Reinforcements:        |    Shingen Takeda      |
|                         |    Ieyasu Tokugawa     |    Nobukado Takeda     |
|                         |    Toranosuke Aoyama   |    Nobutoyo Takeda     |
|                         |                        |    Nobufusa Baba       |
|                         |                        |    Nobushige Oyamada   |
|                         |                        |    Masakage Yamagata   |
|                         |                        |    Moritomo Saegusa    |
|                         |                        |    Masatsugu Tsuchiya  |
|                         |                        |    Sakon Shima         |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, three fake Ieyasu Tokugawas will appear on the map.  
You will get a mission to find the real Ieyasu Tokugawa.  Start off with the 
fake Ieyasu that is just west of your position.  Defeat that fake Ieyasu.  
Kotaro will mention about the art of ninjutsu is at work here.  You will get a 
mission to enter the ninja path without being detected.  You will fail this 
mission if you enter the central garrison of if you defeat all three doubles.  
Make your way back where you came from and then go north.  You want to defeat 
the double that is right next to the ninja path next.  When that double is 
defeated, jump up on the ninja path and head for the ninja that is controlling 
the doubles.  When you enter the garrison, you will get a new mission to break 
Toranosuke Aoyama's spell that is creating the doubles.  Toranosuke is a ninja 
and has a ninja move set.  Furthermore, he is powered up.  However, he 
shouldn't be too hard to defeat.  When Toranosuke is defeated, all the fake 
Ieyasus will disappear, leaving only one remaining.  Make your way back across 
the ninja path and get on your horse.  Ride west towards the southwestern 
area.  This area is covered with ledges.  You can only go down a ledge while 
on your horse.  You must double jump to get back up a ledge or find a new path 
to get back on that ledge.  In this area, Yasumasa Sakakibara is here waiting 
for you.  Defeat Yasumasa and move north, out of this area.  When you reach 
the "real" Ieyasu, ignore him for now.  Make your way north towards the 
western garrison.  You will get a mission to prevent the Oda troops from 
escaping.  To complete this mission, defeat Nobumori Sakuma and Kazumasu 
Takigawa.  While you're here, you might as well defeat Nobukimi Anayama as 
well.  After all, the Hojo may care about the Takeda, but you don't.

Now, it's time to finish off the "real" Ieyasu.  Make your way over to Ieyasu 
and defeat him.  Turns out, that wasn't the real Ieyasu either.  That was just 
Hanzo Hattori in a disguise.  Now, here is where you have to be quick.  The 
real Ieyasu Tokugawa will appear along the eastern path of the map.  You can 
either go directly to where Ieyasu is and defeat him, or you can defeat the 
remaining two enemy officers on the map and then go after Ieyasu.  Tadakatsu 
Honda is in the central garrison.  If you get near him, you will get a mission 
to defeat Tadakatsu.  He is powered up, but a few C4s from Kotaro and he 
should fall.  If you have time, also defeat Kazumasa Ishikawa, who is located 
south of the central garrison.  Ieyasu runs slow, so you should have just 
enough time to defeat both enemy generals and catch up to Ieyasu.  If you 
reach Ieyasu while he is still outside of Hamamatsu Castle, you will get a 
mission to prevent him from entering the castle.  Complete this mission by 
defeating Ieyasu.

Kotaro decides to take over the Tokugawa Army and the main force of the Takeda 
Army arrives.  Kotaro presents a challenge to the Takeda Army:  Defeat Ieyasu 
before Kotaro defeats Shingen Takeda.  You must now protect Ieyasu as well as 
get rid of Shingen.  First, make your way north to where Nobufusa Baba is.  
While you're fighting him, Sakon Shima should bring more reinforcements for 
the enemy.  Quickly defeat Nobufusa Baba and then make your way back to the 
castle.  From the castle, go west to where Sakon Shima is.  You will get a 
mission to prevent the enemy reinforcements from entering your castle.  Two 
will try to get inside the castle from the western gate.  One will try to get 
through the northern gate.  First, defeat Sakon Shima and Moritomo Saegusa.  
Now, make your way over to where Masatsugu Tsuchiya is located at.  Defeat him 
to complete your mission.  Now, you just need to prevent the rest of the 
Takeda Army from entering your castle.  The enemy officers will try to split 
up and enter Hamamatsu Castle from two sides, so you will have to do a little 
bit of traveling to get rid of all the enemy officers that are trying to break 
into your castle.  You should defeat all enemy officers until there are just 
three left.  Those three should be in the northeastern corner of the map.  
Make your way up there to face off with Shingen.  Nobutoyo Takeda is guarding 
the southern gate of the main camp while Nobushige Oyamada is guarding the 
western gate.  Defeat both of these guards before you defeat Shingen.  Defeat 
Shingen to complete the stage.


-----------------------------
Stage 2:  Battle of Osaka Bay
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Nobunaga.

Defeat Condition:  Kotaro is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Kotaro Fuma:            | Oda Army:              | Honganji Army:         |
|    Kotaro Fuma          |    Mitsuhide Akechi    |    Rairen Shimozuma    |
| Reinforcements:         |    No                  |    Shigeyasu Suzuki    |
|    None                 |    Sadakatsu Murai     |    Chuko Shimozuma     |
|                         |    Toshimitsu Saito    |    Yorichika Shichiri  |
|                         |    Hidemitsu Akechi    |    Rairyu Shimozuma    |
|                         |    Nobumori Sakuma     |    Narihide Kodama     |
|                         | Reinforcements:        |    Harutada Inoue      |
|                         |    Nobunaga Oda        |    Munekatsu Nomi      |
|                         |    Nobutada Oda        |    Motoyoshi Murakami  |
|                         |    Narimasa Sassa      |    Yoshimitsu Murakami |
|                         |    Hideyoshi Hashiba   | Reinforcements:        |
|                         |    Ranmaru Mori        |    Terumoto Mori       |
|                         |    Yoshitaka Kuki      |    Takeyoshi Murakami  |
|                         |    Kazumasu Takigawa   |    Sukeyasu Innoshima  |
|                         |    Toshiie Maeda       |    Michiyasu Kurushima |
|                         |    Hidemasa Hori       |    Magoichi Saika      |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way east towards Narihide Kodama.  You will 
get a mission to prevent the Mori navy from reaching shore.  First, defeat 
Narihide Kodama.  Then, make your way back west and defeat Motoyoshi Murakami.  
You don't have to worry about the other two officers just yet.  They will get 
stopped by the Oda Army.  Instead, make your way all the way west to the 
southwestern island.  Here, you will get a mission to take control of the Mori 
navy's stopover point.  Defeat Yoshimitsu Murakami to complete this mission.  
Now, make your way back east and take the central path across the boats north 
to the rest of the Mori navy.  Defeat Munekatsu Nomi and Harutada Inoue to 
complete your initial mission.  While you are in the area, you might as well 
defeat Sadakatsu Murai and Nobumori Sakuma while you are at it.  Now, 
Mitsuhide Akechi will decide to try to solve things peacefully.  That's not 
very chaotic.  He will begin moving towards the northeastern garrison.  From 
the area you are currently at, take the boats east and then north.  You cannot 
get to Mitsuhide Akechi by way of the shoreline because the gates to the 
northern garrison are closed.  When you reach Mitsuhide, you will get a 
mission to stop the reconciliation.  In this area also are Shigeyasu Suzuki 
and Toshimitsu Saito.  Kill off both generic officers and then focus on 
Mitsuhide.  Defeat Mitsuhide to break off all talks of peace.

Nobunaga Oda will appear and bring some warships with him.  He will also bring 
out a lot of reinforcements.  First, defeat Yorichika Shichiri.  Now, make 
your way south.  You will get a mission to prevent the Oda reinforcements from 
entering Honganji Castle.  Do not enter Honganji Castle while completing this 
mission.  You will trigger the Honganji reinforcements to arrive when you do 
and you do not want that to happen just yet.  First, defeat Rairyu Shimozuma.  
Then, make your way onto the Oda warships and defeat Toshiie Maeda and 
Hidemasa Hori.  Make your way south and defeat Hideyoshi Hashiba.  Continue to 
go south and east until you reach the southeastern boat.  Here, when you 
defeat Yoshitaka Kuki, you will stop the firing of the Oda warships.  This 
will make the battlefield less hectic.  Make your way back north and defeat 
Kazumasu Takigawa and Ranmaru Mori to complete your mission of preventing the 
Oda reinforcements from entering the castle.  Finally, defeat Chuko Shimozuma 
because he is in the way.  The Honganji reinforcements will arrive along with 
Magoichi Saika.  Make your way north and inside Honganji Castle.  Rairen 
Shimozuma will be here, trying to escape.  He is powered up, but he shouldn't 
pose any threat.  Defeat him quickly and then continue to head north.  
Magoichi Saika is here, trying to make his way to Nobunaga to assassinate him.  
You will get a mission to prevent the assassination attempt.  Defeat Magoichi 
to complete this mission.  Now, make your way onto the boats and head west.  
When you get close to the Mori navy, you will get a mission to prevent them 
from getting inside the Oda main camp.  To complete this mission, you will 
need to defeat Terumoto Mori, Michiyasu Kurushima, Takeyoshi Murakami, and 
Sukeyasu Innoshima.  While you're at this, you might as well defeat Nobutada 
Oda and Narimasa Sassa.  Now, enter the Oda main camp.  Here, you will get 
double teamed by No and Nobunaga.  Defeat No first and then finish off the 
Demon King to complete the stage.


-------------------------------
Stage 3:  Siege of Osaka Castle
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hideyoshi.

Defeat Conditions:  Either Ujimasa or Ieyasu is defeated, or Hanzo defeats
   Hideyoshi.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Tokugawa-Hojo:          | Toyotomi Army:         | Assassins:             |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa      |    Hideyoshi Toyotomi  |    None                |
|    Ujimasa Hojo         |    Masanori Fukushima  | Reinforcements:        |
|    Hanzo Hattori        |    Magoichi Saika      |    Hanzo Hattori       |
|    Ina                  |    Hidemasa Hori       |                        |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara  |    Tadaoki Hosokawa    |                        |
|    Kotaro Fuma          |    Hidetsugu Hashiba   |                        |
|    Ujinao Hojo          |    Hideie Ukita        |                        |
|    Ujiteru Hojo         |    Tsuneoki Ikeda      |                        |
| Reinforcements:         |    Kanbei Kuroda       |                        |
|    None                 |    Kiyomasa Kato       |                        |
|                         |    Yoshiaki Kato       |                        |
|                         | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|                         |    Tsuneoki Ikeda      |                        |
|                         |    Koroku Hachisuka    |                        |
|                         |    Hidenaga Hashiba    |                        |
|                         |    Mitsunari Ishida    |                        |
|                         |    Yoshitsugu Otani    |                        |
|                         |    Yukinaga Konishi    |                        |
|                         |    Nene                |                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, you will get a mission to take control of the Outer 
Ward.  Quickly defeat Hidemasa Hori and Hideie Ukita.  Now, make your way 
north to the northwest corner of the map.  Double jump and enter the castle.  
The storehouse is randomly located inside the castle, but it always appears at 
certain spots.  This area is one of them.  If the storehouse is here, Hidenaga 
Hashiba will appear and you will get a mission to take the storehouse, which 
you can do by defeating Hidenaga.  Either way, you should defeat Yoshiaki 
Kato.  By now, Tsuneoki Ikeda should have appeared and opened up the west gate 
of Osaka Castle.  He will be charging the Hojo main camp.  Double jump back 
outside of the castle and then ride your horse to where Tsuneoki is.  You will 
get a mission to prevent Tsuneoki from entering the Hojo main camp.  Defeat 
Tsuneoki to complete this mission.  Now, enter Osaka Castle through the west 
gate.  Make your way to the Outer Ward.  Here, Magoichi Saika will be 
controlling the cannons.  Defeat Magoichi Saika to seize the Outer Ward and 
complete your first mission.  Also, defeat Hidetsugu Hashiba, who should be 
south of Magoichi's position.  Now, leave the Outer Ward through the south 
gate and make your way over to the Tokugawa main camp.  Make your way over to 
Koroku Hachisuka.  You will get a mission to prevent him from entering your 
main camp.  Defeat Koroku to complete this mission.  While you are here, also 
defeat Tadaoki Hosokawa.

Now, from here, you will want to re-enter Osaka Castle through the Outer Ward.  
Make your way through the Outer Ward and the castle until you reach Masanori 
Fukushima.  Defeat Masanori to open up both front gates to Osaka Castle.  
Don't make your way towards the main keep of the castle just yet.  Instead, 
you will want to take the stairs that are east of the second main gate and 
continue to go east.  If the storehouse wasn't at the first area I specified, 
it will most likely be in this area.  If it is, defeat Hidenaga Hashiba to 
complete the mission to capture the enemy storehouse.  Either way, continue to 
go east until you make your way to Ina.  You will get a mission to rescue Ina.  
Complete this mission by defeating Kanbei Kuroda.  Make your way back north 
and defeat Kiyomasa Kato.  Now, it's time to approach the main keep of the 
castle.  When you get close to the front gate of the main keep of the castle, 
Mitsunari Ishida will ambush you along with two other generic officers.  
Defeat Mitsunari to open up the front gate to the main keep.

When you enter the main keep of the castle, make your way up to the second 
floor.  You will get a cut scene of Nene appearing and Hanzo Hattori attacking 
you.  Hanzo will then appear on the second floor as a third party army.  Both 
ninjas will be powered up and will normally try to double team you, even 
though they can technically hurt each other.  Defeating Nene will open up the 
gate to the third floor.  Defeating Hanzo will prevent him from even 
attempting to defeat Hideyoshi and ruining all your hard work up to this 
point.  You should defeat both ninjas and then make your way up the stairs to 
where Hideyoshi is.  Defeat Hideyoshi to complete the stage.


-------------------------------
Stage 4:  Kotaro's Insurrection
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ujimasa and Ujinao.

Defeat Condition:  Ieyasu is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Fuma-Tokugawa:                      | Hojo-Date:                          |
|    Kotaro Fuma                      |    Ujimasa Hojo                     |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Ujinao Hojo                      |
|    Tadakatsu Honda                  |    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Naosada Hojo                     |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Ujitada Hojo                     |
|    Ina                              |    Ujitaka Hojo                     |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Ujifusa Hojo                     |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Norihide Matsuda                 |
|                                     |    Tanenaga Hara                    |
|                                     |    Yoshitake Mibu                   |
|                                     |    Ujinaga Narita                   |
|                                     |    Masayo Ito                       |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Naoshige Chiba                   |
|                                     |    Ujiteru Hojo                     |
|                                     |    Norisada Ueda                    |
|                                     |    Ujinori Uesugi                   |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Kojuro Katakura                  |
|                                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|                                     |    Tsunamoto Oniniwa                |
|                                     |    Kageyori Yashiro                 |
|                                     |    Munezane Shiroishi               |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off inside the main keep of the castle.  You're on the second floor.  
Make your way up the stairs to the third floor and defeat Ujimasa Hojo.  Make 
your way down to the first floor of the main keep and leave the main keep 
through the western gate.  Out here, Ujitada Hojo is the first to greet you.  
Defeat him and then make your to the southwestern corner of the map.  The 
enemy storehouse is in this area.  Hanzo Hattori is already there and has the 
enemy supplies.  You will get a mission to escort Hanzo to the escape point.  
Defeat all the enemy soldiers that are in Hanzos way and follow him.  When you 
get close to the southern gate of Odawara Castle, you will run into Yoshitake 
Mibu.  Defeat him and clear this area out of enemy soldiers.  Your horse musou 
should be a really good way to defeat enemy soldiers quickly.  Finally, 
Naoshige Chiba will ambush Hanzo in one last attempt to prevent him from 
escaping.  Defeat Naoshige and then leave Hanzo here to escape on his own.  He 
should now be able to make it out without any more of your help.  Now, make 
your way north.  Defeat Ujimitsu Hojo and then go east.  Norihide Matsuda is 
here.  He is controlling the cannons that are firing on Tadakatsu Honda.  You 
will get a mission to stop the enemy cannons.  Defeat Norihide to complete 
this mission.

Make your way towards the eastern gate of Odawara Castle.  Defeat Ujifusa Hojo 
to open up the eastern gate.  Now, make your way outside and defeat Ujitaka 
Hojo, who should be fighting Tadakatsu Honda.  Now, make your way onto the 
eastern path and go north to the Tokugawa main camp.  Here, Ieyasu Tokugawa 
should be getting attacked by two enemy officers.  You will get a mission to 
rescue Ieyasu.  Complete this mission by defeating Ujinaga Narita and Tanenaga 
Hara.  Leave the Tokugawa main camp through the north gate and follow the path 
back inside Odawara Castle.  In this area, there should be a ledge that you 
can double jump on top of to get inside the sealed off area where Ina is.  You 
will get a mission to rescue Ina.  To get to Ina, you will have to defeat 
Ujinori Uesugi to open up the gate.  Now, enter this area and defeat Ujiteru 
Hojo and Norisada Ueda to rescue Ina.  Leave this area the way you came in and 
double jump back up the ledge to get back to your horse.  Now, make your way 
to the Tokugawa main camp and go south along the eastern path.  When you reach 
the southeastern area of the map, you will get a mission to open up the 
southern pass.  Complete this mission by defeating Masayo Ito.  Now, make your 
way back inside Odawara Castle by using the eastern gate and make your way 
south.  There should be another ledge in the southern area of the castle that 
you can double jump onto to gain access to the central area of the castle.  
Enter the main keep of the castle through the gate here and make your way 
north and then east.  Naosada Hojo should be here.  Defeat him to defuse the 
bomb corridor.  Now, go back outside of the main keep and then go to the 
Defense Captain that is guarding the central gate in the bomb corridor.  
Defeat him to open up this gate.  Make your way back to the ledge you double 
jumped and get back on your horse.  Make your way back to the area that you 
rescued Ina at and follow this path until you reach the area where Ujinao Hojo 
is hiding in.  When you enter this area, Masamune Date will appear with his 
army to try to take over Japan.  Defeat Ujinao Hojo quickly and focus your 
wrath on the Date Army next.

Make your way back out of this area and go to the northern gate of Odawara 
Castle.  Defeat Kageyori Yashiro here and then go south and then east.  You 
should find three enemy officers at the eastern gate of Odawara Castle.  
Defeat all three and then go north.  Shigezane Date should be here, so defeat 
him.  Take the path that leads from this area to your former main camp.  
Masamune Date has decided to use this area as his base of operations.  Raid 
his main camp and face off with the One-Eyed Dragon.  Defeat Masamune Date to 
complete the stage.


-----------------------------
Stage 5:  Conquest for Kyushu
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Mitsunari, Nene, Sakon, Yoshihiro, Ginchiyo, and
   Musashi.

Defeat Condition:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Fuma-Tokugawa:                      | Toyotomi-Kyushu:                    |
|    Kotaro Fuma                      |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |    Nene                             |
|    Hanzo Hattori                    |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |    Ginchiyo Tachibana               |
|    Naomasa Ii                       |    Musashi Miyamoto                 |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Yukinaga Konishi                 |
|    None                             |    Hideie Ukita                     |
|                                     |    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |
|                                     |    Yoshimune Otomo                  |
|                                     |    Kanbei Kuroda                    |
|                                     |    Morichika Chosokabe              |
|                                     |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Yoshihisa Shimazu                |
|                                     |    Ekei Ankokuji                    |
|                                     |    Hiroie Kikkawa                   |
|                                     |    Hidemoto Mori                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way to the northeast garrison.  Ginchiyo 
Tachibana will collapse a bridge and then make her way towards the 
northeastern garrison.  You will get a mission to defend the northeastern 
garrison.  While you are completing this mission, Yoshihiro Shimazu should 
spring an ambush on one of your allies and Sakon Shima should be making his 
way towards another one of your allies.  You will need to kill Ginchiyo 
quickly.  However, Ginchiyo is powered up, so she won't be that easy to kill 
quickly.  When Ginchiyo is defeated, you will have completed the mission.  
Now, follow the northern path until you reach the path that goes south towards 
the central garrison.  Along the way, defeat Yoshimune Otomo.  When you reach 
the central garrison, defeat the Defense Captain that is guarding the northern 
gate and enter the garrison.  You will get a mission to seize control of the 
central garrison.  Complete this mission by defeating Musashi Miyamoto.  
Musashi is powered up and can dish out a lot of damage.  He can also take a 
lot of damage, so this may take a while.  Try to kill him as quickly as 
possible, as you have other allies to rescue.  When you have completed this 
mission, defeat Hideie Ukita who is also in this area and then make your way 
south.  Defeat Morichika Chosokabe to free up Hanzo Hattori.  He will be 
useful later.

Now, take the path that is going east towards Tsuruga Castle.  Sakon Shima 
should be along this path, trying to get inside Tsuruga Castle.  You will get 
a mission to prevent Sakon from entering the castle.  Defeat Sakon to complete 
this mission.  Now, continue to follow this path to the western garrison.  
Pass through this garrison and make your way east towards Naomasa Ii.  You 
will get a mission to rescue Naomasa.  To complete this mission, you will need 
to defeat Toyohisa Shimazu, Yoshihisa Shimazu, and Yoshihiro Shimazu.  When 
Naomasa Ii is rescued, make your way towards the southern garrison.  Defeat 
the two enemy officers that are right outside of the southern garrison and 
then enter the garrison.  Nene is here waiting for you.  You will get a 
mission to defeat Nene.  Of course, she has some ninja tricks up her sleeve.  
Nene will split into three Nenes.  Each time you defeat a Nene clone, another 
one will appear.  Also, she taunts you in her cute voice the entire time you 
are fighting her and defeating her clones.  Finally, after you have defeated a 
fair amount of clones, Kotaro will ask for help from Hanzo.  Hanzo will make 
all the fake Nenes disappear, leaving only the real one remaining.  The real 
Nene is powered up, so even without her clones, she can be a handful.  Defeat 
the real Nene to complete your mission.  With Nene's house of fun dismantled, 
make your way all the way north and enter the northwestern garrison.  From the 
northeastern garrison, take the southern path to the eastern garrison.  Here, 
Mitsunari Ishida is waiting for you.  He will close all the gates to this 
garrison and spring an ambush lead by the Mori Army.  You will get a mission 
to defeat all of these enemies.  The Mori Army is easy to kill off, but 
Mitsunari is powered up.  Defeat all of these enemies to complete your mission 
and to get the gates to this garrison to open.  Just when you think you have 
finally defeated all of your enemies, all the unique officers you have 
previously beaten will ambush Tsuruga Castle.  This is why none of them had 
retreat or death scenes.  The only one that doesn't show up is Mitsunari 
Ishida.  Quickly rush to Tsuruga Castle.  All five enemy officers are not 
powered up, but they do seem to have more life and defense than they normally 
would.  They will be at various points around the castle, so just defeat them 
one by one.  When all five enemy officers are defeated, the stage is 
completed.


---------------------------------
Dream:  Defense of Odawara Castle
---------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hideyoshi and Mitsunari.

Defeat Conditions:  Ujimasa or Kotaro is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Hojo Army:                          | Toyotomi Army:                      |
|    Ujimasa Hojo                     |    Hideyoshi Toyotomi               |
|    Kotaro Fuma                      |    Mitsunari Ishida                 |
|    Ujinao Hojo                      |    Hidemasa Hori                    |
|    Ujitada Hojo                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|    Ujiteru Hojo                     |    Hidetsugu Hashiba                |
|    Ujimitsu Hojo                    |    Hideie Ukita                     |
|    Yasuhiro Ogasawara               |    Yoshitsugu Otani                 |
|    Naoshige Chiba                   |    Kazutoyo Yamanouchi              |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Kanbei Kuroda                    |
|    None                             |    Yoshitaka Kuki                   |
|                                     |    Yasuharu Wakisaka                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Nene                             |
|                                     |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|                                     |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|                                     |    Masanobu Honda                   |
|                                     |    Yasumasa Sakakibara              |
|                                     |    Tadatsugu Sakai                  |
|                                     |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|                                     |    Sakon Shima                      |
|                                     |    Keiji Maeda                      |
|                                     |    Kiyomasa Kato                    |
|                                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

The biggest annoyance on this stage is the fact that you will be spending most 
of the stage off of your horse.  As soon as the stage starts, double jump over 
the wall directly in front of you.  In this area, the Toyotomi Army will send 
a siege ramp and try to set it up in this area.  While you are waiting for the 
siege ramp to appear, defeat Yoshitaka Kuki.  When the siege ramp appears, you 
will get a mission to destroy it.  Quickly destroy the siege ramp and then 
head north.  In this area, you will get a mission to defend the entrance to 
Odawara Castle.  Complete this mission by defeating Tadaoki Hosokawa and 
Hidemasa Hori.  Now, continue to head north to where Ujiteru Hojo is.  You 
will get a mission to rescue him.  Complete this mission by defeating Kazutoyo 
Yamanouchi, Yasuharu Wakisaka, and Kanbei Kuroda.  By this time, Nene, should 
have appeared inside the main keep of Odawara Castle.  Make your way back 
south and then double jump over the wall and then head for the main keep of 
your castle.

When you enter the main keep of your castle, Kotaro Fuma will inform you that 
there are explosives inside the castle.  You will get a mission to defeat all 
fire ninjas on the first and second floors.  For me, there has always been 
five fire ninjas, although this number could be random.  You will know you 
have gotten them all when the mission is completed.  When you have completed 
the mission, make your way up the stairs to where Ujimasa Hojo is.  Nene 
should be here, trying to take Ujimasa's head.  Defeat Nene and then make your 
way back outside the main keep.  Now, depending on how fast you were at 
getting everything done, Yasuhiro Ogasawara may or may not be defeated 
already.  If he is still alive, make your way over to him.  He is located in 
the southwestern garrison.  Ieyasu Tokugawa will arrive with reinforcements 
inside Odawara Castle when you reach the southern garrison.  When you reach 
Yasuhiro, you will get a mission to rescue him and escort him to Odawara 
Castle.  When Hideie Ukita and Terumasa Ikeda are defeated, Yasuhiro will 
begin to make his way towards Odawara Castle.  When he reaches the southern 
garrison, Sakon Shima will ambush him there.  Defeat Sakon and any enemy 
soldiers that are in Yasuhiro's way until he reaches Odawara Castle.  If 
Yasuhiro was already defeated, Ieyasu Tokugawa will still arrive with 
reinforcements.

Either way, when your mission to protect Yasuhiro is completed or when Ieyasu 
Tokugawa arrives, begin to take out the Tokugawa soldiers.  You will get a 
mission to protect Ujimasa Hojo.  Complete this mission by defeating Hidetada 
Tokugawa, Masanobu Honda, Tadatsugu Sakai, Yasumasa Sakakibara, Naomasa Ii, 
and Ieyasu Tokugawa.  When this mission is completed, clear out the third 
floor to ensure the safety of Ujimasa Hojo and then make your way back down 
the stairs and exit the main keep.  Make your way across the stage over to 
where Mitsunari Ishida is.  Mitsunari's garrison is guarded by Hidetsugu 
Hashiba in the south and Yoshitsugu Otani to the north.  Defeat one of those 
two generals and then enter the garrison.  Mitsunari Ishida is powered up, so 
he's pretty determined to take Odawara Castle.  Defeating Mitsunari will open 
up the western gate to the Makeshift Castle.  When you enter the Makeshift 
Castle, you'd think that Hideyoshi Toyotomi will be man enough to fight you 
one on one.  Think again.  Hideyoshi will call for his bodyguards.  They are 
Keiji Maeda, Kiyomasa Kato, and Masanori Fukushima.  All two of the four enemy 
officers are powered up and all four are aiming for your head.  It's like 
they're having some private contest to see who can kill you first.  This 
battle will not be easy.  It is best to try to isolate each enemy officer one 
at a time and defeat them separately, but most of the time, they will not let 
you do that so easily.  Also, always be aware of where Keiji and Hideyoshi are 
located at.  Both of these enemy officers can do a lot of damage with one 
combo.  When Hideyoshi is defeated, you will have successfully defended 
Odawara Castle.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4z. Musashi Miyamoto's Walkthrough
  SW2STMUS              \____________________________________________________


------------------------------
Stage 1:  Battle of Sekigahara
------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.  (Later changes to Defeat Kojiro.)

Defeat Conditions:  Musashi or Hideie is defeated.  (Later changes to Musashi
   is defeated.)

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Western Army:                       | Eastern Army:                       |
|    Hideie Ukita                     |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Musashi Miyamoto                 |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
|    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |    Ina                              |
|    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |    Naomasa Ii                       |
|    Yukinaga Konishi                 |    Nagamasa Ii                      |
|    Shigemasa Toda                   |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|    Tamehiro Hiratsuka               |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|    Teruzumi Akashi                  |    Takatora Todo                    |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Hideaki Kobayakawa               |
|    None                             |    Mototsuna Kutsuki                |
|                                     |    Hirotaka Terasawa                |
|                                     |    Tadayoshi Matsudaira             |
|                                     |    Naoyasu Akaza                    |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Takatsugu Kyogoku                |
|                                     |    Masanori Fukushima               |
|                                     |    Yoshiaki Kato                    |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Kojiro Sasaki                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, you will get a mission to defeat all enemies that are 
attacking you.  Quickly defeat Tadaoki Hosokawa and Naomasa Ii.  Then, make 
your way south to where Takatora Todo is and defeat him.  This will complete 
your mission.  By now, Hideaki Kobayakawa should begin to march on your main 
camp.  Since you're already in the south, you might as well stop him from 
doing so.  They will march from Mt. Matsuo Castle, so stop them while they are 
on the path towards your main camp.  Defeat Hideaki and his crew and then head 
back north towards central Sekigahara.  You will want to make your way north 
towards the northwestern garrison.  Along the way, you will get ambushed in 
the central area by three enemy officers, but ignore them for now.  You will 
also get a mission to defeat 100 enemy soldiers, but also ignore this mission 
for now.  When you reach the northwestern garrison, you will get a mission to 
assist Yoshihiro's attack.  Help him out by defeating Nagamasa Kuroda and Ina.  
When Yoshihiro reaches the enemy main camp, you will complete your mission and 
Ieyasu Tokugawa will begin to retreat.  Now, focus on getting your 100 kills 
and killing off the three enemy generals that ambushed you in the central 
area.

Hanzo Hattori will appear on the western path.  Make your way towards Hanzo 
and defeat him.  When you get close to Hideie Ukita, you will get a mission to 
assist in his retreat.  Just defeat the enemy soldiers that are in his way and 
he will make his way to the escape point.  Your next target should be 
Tadakatsu Honda.  He will charge out and begin to look for you, so why don't 
you find him instead?  Tadakatsu is powered up, but you should be also, since 
you're Musashi.  Defeat Tadakatsu Honda and then make your way Ieyasu.  You 
will get a mission to prevent Ieyasu's retreat.  Defeat Ieyasu before he 
reaches the southeastern corner of the map to complete this mission.  When 
Ieyasu is defeated, Kojiro Sasaki will appear in the central area of the map.  
Make your way over to Kojiro and complete the stage by defeating him.


------------------------
Stage 2:  Village Rescue
------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat the Marauder.

Defeat Conditions:  All peasants are eliminated or any Main Camp is captured.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Villagers:              | Bandits:               | Interlopers:           |
|    Musashi Miyamoto     |    Raider              |    None                |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              | Reinforcements:        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |    Keiji Maeda         |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
| Reinforcements:         |    Raider              |                        |
|    Peasant              |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         | Reinforcements:        |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Marauder            |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
|                         |    Raider              |                        |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way east towards the southeastern garrison.  
When you get near the Raiders, you will get a mission to protect the garrison.  
To complete this mission, you will have to defeat the two Raiders at the west 
gate of the garrison and the two Raiders at the north gate.  When that is 
completed, make your way north.  When you get near the Peasant that is here, 
you will get a mission to protect that Peasant.  Complete this mission by 
defeating both Raiders that are in the area.  Now, make your way west and 
inside the central village.  When you get inside the village, all the gates 
will shut.  To open these gates, you will have to defeat all four Raiders that 
are inside this village.  While you are fighting off these Raiders, more 
Raiders will appear and ambush the northwestern garrison.  When you get all 
the gates to the central village to open, leave the central village through 
the north gate.

Make your way towards the northwestern garrison.  You will get a mission to 
protect this garrison.  Complete this mission by defeating the four Raiders 
that have surrounded this garrison.  Now, make your way back towards the 
central village.  When you get inside, a bunch of bandits will appear here.  
You will get a mission to defeat a certain amount of bandits within a certain 
amount of time.  The quickest way to kill off these bandits is by using a 
horse musou.  That way, you can hit many bandits quickly.  When you have 
succeeded in this mission, the Marauder will finally make an appearance.  He 
will bring more Raiders with him, but don't worry about him for now.  Keiji 
Maeda should appear in the eastern part of the map.  He will offer to give you 
some sword lessons.  Make your way over to Keiji.  You will get a mission to 
defeat him.  Keiji is the most powerful general on this board, but that really 
isn't saying much.  You should be able to handle him with no problems.  When 
Keiji is defeated, defeat the rest of the Raiders and then make your way 
towards the Marauder.  Defeat the Marauder to complete the stage.


------------------------
Stage 3:  Chaos at Kyoto
------------------------


Victory Condition:  Hideyori arrives at the Escape Point.  (Later changes to
   Defeat Kojiro.)

Defeat Condition:  Hideyori is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:          | Tokugawa Army:         | Vagabonds:             |
|    Hideyori Toyotomi    |    Ieyasu Tokugawa     |    Vagabond            |
|    Musashi Miyamoto     |    Terumasa Ikeda      |    Vagabond            |
|    Kiyomasa Kato        |    Yoshinao Tokugawa   |    Vagabond            |
|    Yoshinaga Asano      |    Yorinobu Tokugawa   |    Vagabond            |
|    Katsumoto Katagiri   | Reinforcements:        |    Vagabond            |
|    Harunaga Ono         |    Hanzo Hattori       |    Vagabond            |
| Reinforcements:         |    Ina                 |    Vagabond            |
|    Yukimura Sanada      |    Masanobu Honda      |    Vagabond            |
|                         |    Takatora Todo       | Reinforcements:        |
|                         |    Tadakatsu Honda     |    Vagabond            |
|                         |                        |    Vagabond            |
|                         |                        |    Vagabond            |
|                         |                        |    Vagabond            |
|                         |                        |    Vagabond            |
|                         |                        |    Vagabond            |
|                         |                        |    Kojiro Sasaki       |
|                         |                        |    Vagabond            |
|                         |                        |    Vagabond            |
|                         |                        |    Vagabond            |
|                         |                        |    Vagabond            |
|                         |                        |    Vagabond            |
+-------------------------+------------------------+------------------------+


Walkthrough:

As soon as the stage starts, head straight for Ieyasu Tokugawa.  He will begin 
to retreat when the stage starts.  He starts off in the northwestern corner of 
the map.  His retreat point is the northeastern stronghold.  You will get a 
mission to prevent Ieyasu's retreat when you get close to him.  Defeat Ieyasu 
Tokugawa before he can escape to complete this mission.  Ieyasu is powered up, 
so he will not be quick to kill.  While you're along the northern path, you 
might as well defeat the three other Tokugawa officers that are scattered 
along this path.  When there are no more Tokugawa officers left, make your way 
over to Nijo Castle.  Hideyori Toyotomi should be south of this castle and 
should be getting attacked by some Vagabonds.  Defeat all the Vagabonds that 
are on the map and then clear the path for Hideyori to move south.  There 
should be some Vagabonds around Hideyori and then some more Vagabonds in the 
south.  When Hideyori makes his way too far south, some more Vagabonds will 
appear as reinforcements.  They will appear along the central road.  Make your 
way back north to this central path.  You will get a mission to defeat all the 
Vagabonds.  These Vagabonds are more powerful than the other Vagabonds, but 
they shouldn't be too hard to defeat.  Yukimura Sanada will also appear and 
decide to assist you.

When all of the powered up Vagabonds are defeated, the Tokugawa Army will 
appear and mistake you for Hideyori.  They will charge after you.  You will 
get a mission to defeat the Tokugawa Army.  Start off with the enemy officers 
that appear in the west.  They are Takatora Todo and Hanzo Hattori.  Defeat 
these two and then go east.  Ina should be here, trying to chase after you.  
Defeat Ina and then continue to go east.  When you reach the eastern path, go 
north through the alleyways towards Masanobu Honda.  Tadakatsu Honda should 
appear, but ignore him for now.  Yukimura should keep him busy long enough for 
you to take down Masanobu.  When Masanobu is defeated, you will have completed 
your mission to defeat the Tokugawa Army.  Make your way over to where 
Tadakatsu Honda is.  You will get a mission to defeat Tadakatsu.  You will 
need to defeat Tadakatsu before Hideyori reaches the escape point.  Otherwise, 
you will fail the mission to defeat Tadakatsu and he will retreat.  When 
Tadakatsu Honda is defeated, just wait for Hideyori to reach the escape point.  
When he does, Kojiro Sasaki will appear, along with more Vagabonds.  All of 
the enemies will appear in the southern part of the map.  You will get a 
mission to defeat Kojiro.  Make your way here and defeat all the Vagabonds 
that Kojiro brings.  When Kojiro is the last enemy officer on the map, make 
your way over to your rival.  Defeat Kojiro to complete the stage.


------------------------
Stage 4:  Osaka Campaign
------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Ieyasu.

Defeat Conditions:  Hideyori or Yukimura is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Hideyori Toyotomi                |    Ieyasu Tokugawa                  |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Ina                              |
|    Musashi Miyamoto                 |    Masamune Date                    |
|    Harunaga Ono                     |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|    Harufusa Ono                     |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|    Morichika Chosokabe              |    Takatora Todo                    |
|    Matabei Goto                     |    Katsumoto Katagiri               |
|    Teruzumi Akashi                  |    Toshitsune Maeda                 |
|    Katsunaga Mori                   |    Tadamasa Sengoku                 |
|    Shigenari Kimura                 |    Shigenaga Katakura               |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Naotaka Ii                       |
|    None                             |    Tadateru Matsudaira              |
|                                     |    Nagamasa Kuroda                  |
|                                     |    Hidemune Date                    |
|                                     |    Yasunaga Matsudaira              |
|                                     |    Katsunari Mizuno                 |
|                                     |    Ietsugu Sakai                    |
|                                     |    Tadanao Matsudaira               |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Naito                    |
|                                     |    Tadatomo Honda                   |
|                                     |    Yoshinobu Satake                 |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    None                             |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, you're at the entrance to the main keep of Osaka 
Castle.  Make your way up to the second floor.  Here, Katsumoto Katagiri is 
trying to get to Hideyori Toyotomi.  Stop him from getting there by defeating 
him.  Now, make your way back to the first floor and leave the main keep.  
Your horse should be right outside the main gate of the main keep.  There 
should be three enemy officers in this area.  Defeat all three of the enemy 
officers.  Now, Ieyasu Tokugawa will order his cannon to bombard the main keep 
of the castle.  Ride south to where the cannon is.  You will get a mission to 
destroy the cannon.  Destroy the cannon before it can reach it's destination 
to complete this mission.  Now, defeat Katsunari Mizuno and Takatora Todo.  
Now, go back north and make your way towards the eastern part of the castle.  
Ina is here, trying to enter the main keep through the east gate.  You will 
get a mission to defeat Ina before she enters the main keep.  Defeat Ina 
quickly.  While you are here, also clear out this area of enemy officers.  
There should be three enemy officers in this area.  When you have cleared out 
the eastern area, it's time to do the same to the western area.  Like the 
eastern area, there are three generic enemy officers here and one unique enemy 
officer.  The unique enemy officer this time is Masamune Date.  You will get a 
mission to prevent him from entering the main keep of the castle.  Defeat 
Masamune Date quickly, along with the other three enemy officers.

When these missions have been completed, Hideyori Toyotomi will order his army 
to charge out.  Assist the Toyotomi with their charge.  First, you will want 
to help Yukimura Sanada take over the Sanada Ward.  The enemy officer in 
control of the Sanada Ward is Kanetsugu Naoe.  You will get a mission to 
defeat Kanetsugu Naoe.  Kanetsugu is powered up, but you should be strong 
enough to take him down easily.  While you're fighting Kanetsugu, Yoshinobu 
Satake should join in the fight to make this a two on two battle.  Defeat both 
Kanetsugu and Yoshinobu to take control of the Sanada Ward.  Taking over the 
Sanada Ward will fire cannons at the enemy main camp, forcing open the gates 
to the enemy main camp.  Now, defeat Hidemune Date and make your way south.  
There should be four enemy officers that are around the enemy main camp.  
Defeat each one of them and then enter the main camp.  Ieyasu Tokugawa is 
here, making one last stand against you.  Defeat Ieyasu to complete the stage.


-----------------------------
Stage 5:  Siege of Edo Castle
-----------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Hidetada.  (Later changes to Defeat Kotaro, and
   Hideyori arrives at the Escape Point.)

Defeat Conditions:  Any allied officer is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Toyotomi Army:                      | Tokugawa Army:                      |
|    Hideyori Toyotomi                |    Magoichi Saika                   |
|    Yukimura Sanada                  |    Tadachika Okubo                  |
|    Musashi Miyamoto                 |    Yoshinao Tokugawa                |
|    Matabei Goto                     |    Shigezane Date                   |
|    Morichika Chosokabe              |    Yoshiaki Mogami                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Hidemune Date                    |
|    None                             | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|                                     |    Yorinobu Tokugawa                |
|                                     |    Tadaoki Hosokawa                 |
|                                     |    Tadamasa Sengoku                 |
|                                     |    Yasunaga Matsudaira              |
|                                     |    Tadateru Matsudaira              |
|                                     |    Naotaka Ii                       |
|                                     |    Ietsugu Sakai                    |
|                                     |    Toshitsune Maeda                 |
|                                     |    Kagetsuna Naoe                   |
|                                     |    Masamune Date                    |
|                                     |    Shigenaga Katakura               |
|                                     |    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |
|                                     |    Kageie Kakizaki                  |
|                                     |    Hidetada Tokugawa                |
|                                     |    Ina                              |
|                                     |    Takatora Todo                    |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

You start off in the northeastern part of the map.  Make your way west.  Here, 
Magoichi Saika is looking for a happy ending.  Of course, he's not going to 
have one with you around.  You will get a mission to defeat the Date Army.  
Complete this mission by defeating Magoichi and Hidemune Date.  When they are 
defeated, the north gate of Edo Castle will open.  Don't enter Edo Castle just 
yet.  Instead, circle around the castle via the northwestern path.  Make your 
way to the southwestern camp where Hideyori Toyotomi is.  You will get a 
mission to prevent the Tokugawa Army from entering your main camp.  To 
complete this mission, defeat Yoshiaki Mogami and Shigezane Date at the north 
gate and Yoshinao Tokugawa at the east gate.  When this mission is completed, 
enter Edo Castle through the west gate.  Make your way to the smaller keep of 
Edo Castle.  Kanetsugu Naoe will give soliloquy about how his life is so 
horrible.  Since when did Nagamasa Azai invade Kanetsugu's body?  Either way, 
make your way to the second floor of the smaller keep.  On the catwalk between 
the main keep and the smaller keep, Tadachika Okubo will be here.  Defeat him 
to open up the main keep.

Make your way to the third floor of the main keep.  When you get here, 
Kanetsugu will set the main keep on fire and will try to take as many people 
to the afterlife with him.  Also, the main army of the Tokugawa will arrive, 
along with the Uesugi and Date armies.  On the third floor of the main keep, 
Kanetsugu will be here with Kagetsuna Naoe.  You will get a mission to defeat 
Kanetsugu.  Kanetsugu will be powered up, so he's definitely trying to take 
someone with him to the afterlife.  Defeat both Naoe's and move on to the 
second floor.  Here, Yasunaga Matsudaira and Tadateru Matsudaira will try to 
get in your way.  Defeat them both and make your way down the stairs to the 
main keep's first floor.  Here, five enemy officers will be trying to prevent 
you from leaving.  Each one is powered up, so they're determined to make this 
area your fiery grave.  Defeat all five enemy officers.  When you have 
defeated all five enemy officers, the gates to the main keep of the castle 
will open, allowing you to leave this area.  However, right outside the gate 
is Yorinobu Tokugawa.  He's there just in case you manage to escape.  Defeat 
Yorinobu and leave this area.  To get back to your horse, circle around by 
staying inside the castle.  You will have to take the eastern path to circle 
around, as the northwestern part of the castle is not connected to the 
southwestern part.  When you reach your horse, ride it on out through the 
western gate.

When you reach your main camp, you will get a mission to defend your main camp 
from the enemy.  To complete this mission, you will need to defeat Kagekatsu 
Uesugi, Kageie Kakizaki, Masamune Date, and Shigenaga Katakura.  When you get 
near Hideyori, you will get a mission to assist his retreat.  Hideyori will 
try to reach the northeastern part of the map.  When you have protected your 
main camp, Hidetada Tokugawa will appear in the southeast.  When you get near 
Hidetada, Ina and Takatora Todo will appear to protect him.  Defeat Hidetada's 
bodyguards first, then defeat Hidetada himself.  When Hidetada is defeated, 
Kotaro Fuma will appear in the northeast.  When you get close to the 
northeastern corner of the map, Kotaro will create two doubles of himself.  
There will be a total of three Kotaros on the map.  One will be along the 
eastern path.  One will be on the northern path.  One will still be in the 
northeast.  You will have to find the real Kotaro by defeating all of them.  
When you defeat the real Kotaro, the doubles will disappear with him.  When 
Hideyori reaches the escape point, the stage will end in victory.


-------------------------------
Dream:  Tournament of Champions
-------------------------------


Victory Condition:  Defeat Tadakatsu and Sakon.  (Later changes to Defeat
   Kojiro.)

Defeat Conditions:  Musashi is defeated.

Armies:

+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+
| Musashi Miyamoto:                   | Toyotomi-Tokugawa:                  |
|    Musashi Miyamoto                 |    Tadakatsu Honda                  |
| Reinforcements:                     |    Sakon Shima                      |
|    None                             |    Yukimura Sanada                  |
|                                     |    Kanetsugu Naoe                   |
|                                     |    Yoshihiro Shimazu                |
|                                     | Reinforcements:                     |
|                                     |    Miscreant                        |
|                                     |    Miscreant                        |
|                                     |    Toyohisa Shimazu                 |
|                                     |    Kagekatsu Uesugi                 |
|                                     |    Chikanori Suibara                |
|                                     |    Kagetsugu Amakasu                |
|                                     |    Nagahide Yasuda                  |
|                                     |    Keiji Maeda                      |
|                                     |    Kotaro Fuma                      |
|                                     |    Nene                             |
|                                     |    Hanzo Hattori                    |
|                                     |    Kojiro Sasaki                    |
+-------------------------------------+-------------------------------------+


Walkthrough:

When the stage starts, make your way north along the western path.  The first 
enemy officer you will run into is Yukimura Sanada.  He is powered up, as are 
all of the unique enemy officers are on this stage.  Continue to follow the 
western path north.  Tadakatsu Honda and Sakon Shima will decide to team up 
against you when you get further north.  Also, Miscreants will appear in the 
northwestern corner of the map.  You will get a mission to defeat a random 
number of enemy soldiers within a random timeframe.  Quickly defeat as many 
enemy soldiers as possible.  Don't worry about running out of enemies.  They 
will pour out of the gate in this area.  When you have completed this mission, 
make your way east towards Yoshihiro Shimazu.  When you reach Yoshihiro, 
Toyohisa Shimazu will appear.  You will need to defeat Yoshihiro Shimazu 
before Toyohisa arrives in the area.  Continue south to where Kanetsugu Naoe 
is.  The Uesugi Army will arrive to protect Kanetsugu, but Kanetsugu will tell 
them to retreat and go home.  You will get a mission to defeat the entire 
Uesugi Army before they retreat.  Complete this mission by defeating Nagahide 
Yasuda, Chikanori Suibara, Kagekatsu Uesugi, and Kanetsugu Naoe.  Each member 
of the Uesugi Army other than Kanetsugu will retreat in a different direction, 
so it's best to try to kill one or two members of the Uesugi Army before they 
begin their retreat.

When you have defeated the Uesugi Army, find Toyohisa Shimazu and defeat him.  
Continue to head south.  Kotaro Fuma will appear in the southern area and 
Keiji Maeda will appear in the northern area.  Quickly defeat Kotaro Fuma and 
then make your way back north.  Keiji Maeda will be looking for you, so be 
sure to welcome him with open arms...or open swords.  Now, make your way 
towards the southeastern corner of the map.  Sakon Shima is here waiting for 
you.  Of course, if you thought this was going to be a one on one battle, you 
thought wrong.  Nene, Japan's cute, happy homemaker, will appear to assist 
Sakon.  Defeat both Sakon and Nene and then make your way north to where 
Tadakatsu Honda is.  Tadakatsu, not to be outdone by Sakon, has his own ninja 
to show you.  Hanzo Hattori will appear to make your life even more fun.  When 
you have defeated the two officers of the Tokugawa, one of two things will 
happen.  If you failed to defeat someone personally or you failed a mission, 
Kojiro will say you are not worth his time and will not appear.  However, if 
you managed to defeat everyone personally and complete both missions during 
the course of the stage, Kojiro Sasaki will appear and challenge you to a 
duel.  You will get a mission to defeat Kojiro.  Defeat Kojiro to complete the 
stage.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5. Weapons
  SW2WEAPO              \____________________________________________________


Knowing and managing your weapons in Samurai Warriors 2 will greatly help you 
in your battles.  Each character has four different types of weapons of 
varying power.

The first three weapons can be found at random in weapon boxes.  The stats on 
these weapons are random.  The higher the difficulty a weapon is found, the 
better the chance to find more and higher stats on a weapon.  Fourth weapons 
can only be obtained by (unless otherwise indicated) completing certain tasks 
on a certain stage on Hard mode.  You must be playing Story Mode and not Free 
Mode.  Also, you may have to complete the character's Story Mode once before 
you can get his or her fourth weapon.  The stats and elements on fourth 
weapons are set.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5a. Yukimura Sanada's Weapons
  SW2WEYUK              \____________________________________________________


--------------------------------
First, Second, and Third Weapons
--------------------------------

Cross Spear - Base Attack:  +20

Lunar Spear  Base Attack:  +29

Crimson Fang  Base Attack:  +37


-------------
Fourth Weapon
-------------

Dragon's Tail

Base Attack:  +45
Element:  Fire
Life:  +19
Attack:  +20
Attack:  +15
Defense:  +20
Defense:  +18
Ride:  +18
Musou Charge:  +17
Musou Charge:  +15

Stage:  Osaka Campaign

Requirements:  Succeed in getting your entire army to advance.

Location:  On the second floor of the main keep of the castle in the western
   area of the floor in a black box.

My Method:

The three things you need to do in order to get your army to charge the enemy 
main camp are destroy the enemy's cannon, prevent Ina from entering the main 
keep of the castle, and prevent Masamune Date from entering the main keep of 
the castle.  You do not have to personally defeat Ina or Masamune Date and you 
don't even need to wait for the mission to prevent them from entering the main 
keep to show up.  The first thing you should do is get rid of that one enemy 
general that is currently inside the main keep of your castle.  That general 
is Katsumoto Katagiri.  Find him and defeat him.  He should be on the second 
floor.  Once you have done that, make your way out of the main gate of the 
main keep.  Here, there should be three generals right around this area.  They 
should be Naotaka Ii, Tadanao Matsudaira, and Toshitsune Maeda.  Defeat all 
three of them.  This will cause Ieyasu Tokugawa to call forth a cannon to 
bombard the main keep of your castle.  It will begin to slowly move towards 
your main keep.  Defeat it quickly by using musou attacks.  This will cause 
both Ina and Masamune Date to charge your castle with their armies.  Ina will 
approach from the east side and Masamune will approach from the west.  Since 
you're already near the east side, approach Ina first.  You will get a mission 
to prevent her from entering the main keep.  Defeat Ina to succeed in this 
mission.  You do have enough time to get rid of the three generals that she 
brings with her to the east side of the main keep, so you might want to do 
that to save you some trouble in the future.  Make your way over to the 
western entrance to your main keep.  This is where Masamune Date is with two 
more generals.  You will get a mission to prevent Masamune from entering your 
main keep.  Defeat Masamune to cause the weapon to appear.  The weapon will be 
inside of a box on the second floor of your main keep.  To get there, enter 
through the gate that Masamune was trying to break through and go up the 
stairs.  When you zoom in on your mini map, you should see an X where the box 
is located at.  The box is black and along the wall, so you may not see it at 
first.  Just because the mission succeeds does not mean you have your weapon.  
You need to break open the box and grab your weapon for it to count.  Once 
this is done, defeat Kanetsugu Naoe to get him to defect to your side, clear 
out the rest of the Tokugawa forces, and then charge into Ieyasu's main camp 
and defeat him.


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First, Second, and Third Weapons
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Double Pike - Base Attack:  +23

Snake Tongue  Base Attack:  +33

Ogre Horn  Base Attack:  +41


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Fourth Weapon
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Divine Mandible

Base Attack:  +50
Element:  Lightning
Life:  +18
Attack:  +20
Attack:  +18
Attack:  +15
Ride:  +19
Musou Charge:  +18
Musou Charge:  +17
Musou Charge:  +14

Stage:  Battle of Hasedo

Requirements:  Achieve 1000 KOs.

Location:  Supply Team will appear near the stronghold that is just west of
   the second gate and move south.

My Method:

You will need to get as many kills as you can.  Don't let many enemies get 
through you.  Luckily, you don't really have to worry about keeping all your 
allies alive.  You only need to keep Kanetsugu alive and he doesn't die 
easily.  Also, when you see a large group of enemy soldiers, a horse musou is 
the best way to kill off many regular soldiers quickly.  It's fast and it does 
tons of damage to enemy soldiers.  When the stage starts off, Yoshiaki Mogami 
is blocking your path.  Try to get at least 100 KOs before you defeat 
Yoshiaki.  If you defeat Yoshiaki, all enemies will retreat.  A retreating 
enemy dies in one hit, but only if you can catch them.  It's best to defeat 
enemies while they are not trying to run away, as you have more of a chance to 
not miss.  Still, knocking off runaways is a good way to get some easy kills.  
When you get passed the first gate, you will get ambushed by more enemy 
soldiers.  You will want to try to be close to 300 KOs by the time you are 
finished with the ambush troops.  When all the ambush officers are defeated, 
make your way passed the second gate to the third gate.  You will find some 
soldiers here, just waiting to be picked off.  Defeat these soldiers and wait 
for your allies to arrive in this area.  When your allies get close to the 
third gate, more enemy reinforcements will arrive.  This is where you will get 
most of your kills.  There will be four waves of enemy reinforcements.  You 
should try to get at least 100 KOs per wave, but you will probably want more 
than that.  Don't let any enemy officers get passed the third gate while you 
are getting kills.  You should have close to 900 KOs by the time you have 
completed your mission and finished off the last officer from the final wave 
of enemy reinforcements.  Now, make your way north to where Kanetsugu and his 
gang is.  Masamune Date should ambush your allies in the northern area of the 
map.  You should be able to get the rest of your kills in this area to make 
1000 KOs.  Now, make your way south towards the second gate.  The Supply Team 
should be on the path south of the second gate.  Defeat the Supply Captain to 
get your weapon and then finish off Masamune Date to complete the stage.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5c. Nobunaga Oda's Weapons
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First, Second, and Third Weapons
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King's Sword - Base Attack:  +21

King's Rage - Base Attack:  +30

Demon Slayer - Base Attack:  +38


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Fourth Weapon
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Demon Regalia

Base Attack:  +46
Element:  Wind
Musou:  +18
Attack:  +18
Attack:  +17
Defense:  +16
Speed:  +18
Musou Charge:  +18
Musou Charge:  +15
Range:  +19

Stage:  Battle of Tedorigawa

Requirements:  Complete the missions "Assist Kazumasu Takigawa's escape",
   "Assist Nagahide Niwa's escape", "Assist Katsuie Shibata's escape",
   "Assist Toshiie Maeda's escape", and "Assist Hideyoshi's escape".

Location:  Supply Team will appear south of the Uesugi main camp and move
   south.

My Method:

As soon as the stage starts, five of your generals are surrounded by the enemy 
forces.  Your immediately goal is to rescue all five generals.  You should 
start by heading directly north to the central area of the western path.  
Shigeie Shimura is here along with an enemy stronghold.  Defeat Shigeie and 
capture the stronghold.  Head east and defeat Nagaatsu Shimura.  Now, when you 
approach each one of your ally generals, you should get a mission each time to 
rescue them and escort them back to the retreat area.  Don't worry about 
escorting your generals to the retreat area.  They will find their way there 
as long as you have defeated the two above generals first.  Just defeat the 
enemy general near your ally general and move on to the next ally.  The first 
general you should now save is Kazumasu Takigawa.  He is being attacked by 
Kagemochi Amakasu.  Defeat Kagemochi quickly and then continue along the path 
to Nagahide Niwa.  When you reach Nagahide Niwa, Nagahide Yasuda will attempt 
to stop your retreat plans.  Defeat Nagahide Yasuda and head north, leaving 
Nagahide Niwa to find his way home.  Katsuie should be the next general you 
save, which means Takahiro Kitajo should be the next general you kill.  Now 
there are only two generals left to save.  Toshiie Maeda is next up on the 
list.  He is north of Katsuie and guarded by Shigenaga Honjo.  Defeat 
Shigenaga and then continue along the path to the northwestern area of the 
map.  Hideyoshi Hashiba is here fighting with Naganori Kawada.  The monkey 
normally survives the longest, so you don't have to worry about rescuing him 
last.  Defeat Naganori to allow Hideyoshi to retreat.  Head south to where No 
is fighting with Kagetsugu Amakasu.  Defeat him to make sure he doesn't cause 
any more problems.  Now that your allies are safe, you can focus on the rest 
of the Uesugi Army.  Oh, and yes, I did just copy and paste this from the 
Story Mode Walkthrough section.  Honestly, why would you want me to type the 
same thing twice?  It's a method that works for both getting through the stage 
normally and for getting the weapon.  God invented copy and paste for a 
reason.  The weapon will appear south of where the Uesugi main camp is, which 
is convenient because that's where you need to go next.  Grab your weapon, 
hunt down Kanetsugu Naoe before he launches the flood attack, protect your 
main camp from the Uesugi charge and ambush, and then beat down Kenshin.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5d. Mitsuhide Akechi's Weapons
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First, Second, and Third Weapons
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Katana - Base attack:  +20

Masterpiece - Base Attack:  +29

Hallowed Edge - Base Attack:  +37


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Fourth Weapon
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Gilded Talon

Base Attack:  +45
Element:  Lightning
Musou:  +19
Musou:  +17
Attack:  +18
Attack:  +16
Defense:  +18
Defense:  +17
Range:  +20
Range:  +17

Stage:  Mitsuhide Unites Japan

Requirements:  Succeed in getting your main army to charge and advance after
   Kotaro Fuma appears.  You need to keep four allies alive for the charge to
   happen.

Location:  Supply Team will appear near the middle stronghold along the
   northern river route and move west.

My Method:

There is a way to keep all your allies alive.  This way is probably a lot 
tougher than the way I described here.  That is because you need to kill 
everyone faster in that method.  If you slow down at any step, an ally will 
die.  To see that method, look for the walkthrough of this stage in section 
4d.  In order to get your army to charge, you need to defeat Masamune Date, 
Katsuie Shibata, Keiji Maeda, Okuni, Yukimura Sanada, and Kanetsugu Naoe while 
keeping four allies alive.  You don't need to protect all your allies, just 
most of your allies that are near the main camp.  To get Kotaro Fuma to 
appear, you will need to get to where Tadakatsu is after you have defeated all 
the enemy officers outside of the Tokugawa main camp.  Your first target 
should be Katsuie Shibata.  Make your way to him and defeat any generals you 
see along your way.  A mission will appear to protect Sadaoki Ise when you 
approach him.  Complete that mission by defeating Katsuie Shibata and Toshiie 
Maeda.  Now, continue on your way south to where Masamune is.  You will 
receive another mission to defeat the Date Army.  Defeat Kojuro Katakura and 
Shigezane Date before entering the southern fort.  When you approach Masamune, 
he will ambush you with a lot of musketeers.  Ignore them the best you can and 
focus on defeating Masamune quickly.  Once that is over with, you should have 
a flood of enemies approaching your main camp.  Defeat any and all generals 
that approach your main camp.  You should have every general charge your main 
camp except for those protecting the gates of Ieyasu's fort and Ieyasu 
himself.  Odds are, you will be triple teamed and more by the likes of Keiji, 
Okuni, Yukimura, and Kanetsugu, so do your best to quickly defeat generals.  
Luckily, you should have some allies in the area to assist you with the 
massive onslaught.  If you manage to survive all of this and defeat all the 
enemy generals charging your main camp, it's time to return the favor.  Head 
for Ieyasu's main camp and then break through either the western or the 
northern gates, whichever one you choose.  Kotaro Fuma should appear shortly 
after you reach Tadakatsu Honda.  Kotaro will then proceed to charge your main 
camp, but the allies in your main camp will proceed to charge Ieyasu's fort, 
so long as you have four allies still alive.  After you receive the message 
that your allies are charging, the supply team will appear.  Chase after them 
and grab your weapon.  Now, it's just defeating Kotaro, Tadakatsu, and Ieyasu 
to complete the stage.  Special thanks to saitou1024 for providing information 
in regards to the requirements of this weapon.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5e. Kenshin Uesugi's Weapons
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First, Second, and Third Weapons
--------------------------------

Spiked Blade - Base Attack:  +21

Seven Spirits - Base Attack:  +30

Barbed Fang - Base Attack:  +38


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Fourth Weapon
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Frozen Flame

Base Attack:  +46
Element:  Ice
Musou:  +19
Attack:  +20
Attack:  +17
Attack:  +13
Speed:  +20
Speed:  +18
Range:  +18
Range:  +16

Stage:  Conquest for Kyushu

Requirements:  Complete the following tasks:  Activate the geyser, complete
   the mission "Defeat the Hashiba Army", defeat Mitsuhide Akechi, and defeat
   Ranmaru Mori.  (I think these are the exact requirements, I may be missing
   something or added something extra, but I do know the method below works. 
   I'm just guessing these are the exact requirements, but I could be wrong.)

Location:  Supply Team will appear inside the Uesugi main camp and move east.

My Method:

When the stage starts, make your way over towards the western path of the map.  
You need to head towards the geyser.  Pass the geyser to activate it.  Now, 
make your way around the map by way of the north path.  You will want to go 
where Shingen Takeda is currently at.  He will get jumped by Hideyoshi and two 
generals.  Those generals are Hidemasa Hori and Koroku Hachisuka.  Defeat all 
three generals to rescue Shingen.  Now, make your way back to the northern 
path.  Nene should be here with Toshiie Maeda.  They're in the middle of 
attacking Yukimura Sanada, so rescue him by defeating both generals.  Now, 
what you will want to do is make your way south towards your main camp.  You 
will want to locate Toyohisa Shimazu.  He could either be at your main camp or 
attacking the southwestern garrison where Kanetsugu Naoe is.  Either way, you 
will want to defeat Toyohisa and the two generals with him, Nagamasa Kuroda 
and Kanbei Kuroda.  Now, what you will want to do is locate Narimasa Sassa.  
He should be with Kazumasu Takigawa and Nagahide Niwa.  You can either do one 
of two things here.  You can kill off all three generals, which will cause 
your allies to charge the Shimazu main camp.  Or, you can leave just one enemy 
alive and then charge the Shimazu main camp.  Either way, you want to reach 
the northwestern garrison before Shingen does.  If Shingen enters the garrison 
first, it might cause you to lose the weapon.  The northwestern garrison gates 
will close when the first allied general enters the garrison, so make sure 
that first allied general is you.  When you reach the northwestern garrison, 
you will find out that the Yoshihiro Shimazu and the Yoshihisa Shimazu are 
both doubles.  Also, No and Nobutada Oda will leave their main camp and enter 
the northwestern garrison, giving you four generals that you need to defeat.  
The real Shimazus will appear on the map, along with many enemy 
reinforcements.  These enemy reinforcements will begin to attack both main 
camps.  You need to quickly defeat all four generals that are inside the 
northwestern garrison.  This will cause Yoshihiro Shimazu to call for more 
help.  This time, Mitsuhide Akechi and Ranmaru Mori will appear.  Mitsuhide 
will go after Shingen and Ranmaru will go after you.  First, make your way 
over to Mitsuhide.  Mitsuhide is powered up and has really high attack, 
defense, and life, so he will be a tough fight.  Defeat him quickly, as 
Ranmaru is chasing after you.  Ranmaru also is powered up and has very high 
attack, defense, and life, so you really don't want to be double teamed 
against two overpowered generals (although this will be the case later on in 
the stage).  When Mitsuhide is defeated, find Ranmaru (or let him find you).  
Defeat Ranmaru to make the Supply Team appear.  They will appear in your main 
camp.  Make your way over towards your main camp and grab your weapon.  Now, 
defend your main camp by clearing out Toshihisa Shimazu and Tadatsune Shimazu.  
Toshihisa Shimazu will be powered up, so he won't be easy to defeat.  Now, you 
can go over to Tsuruga Castle and defeat Yoshihiro and Yoshihisa or you can 
assist the Takeda by defending their main camp from Iehisa Shimazu and 
Tadanaga Shimazu to gain some more gold and experience (Iehisa is powered up).  
Either way, you will eventually need to end up in Tsuruga Castle fighting with 
Yoshihiro and Yoshihisa.  Both Yoshihiro and Yoshihisa are severely 
overpowered.  If your Kenshin isn't strong enough, then your regular attacks 
won't even make either one of these two generals flinch.  If this is the case, 
you will need to rely on attacks that dizzy (Kenshin's C2, C6, and R1+T) or 
grab attacks when they are blocking (Kenshin's C7).  These two are very 
powerful and have a tendency to attack your allies, so don't think you have 
all day to defeat them.  They can turn your allied generals into corpses with 
just a few hits, not to mention turn you into a corpse with just a few hits as 
well.  If you manage to defeat the two Shimazus, you will complete the stage 
with your new weapon.


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First, Second, and Third Weapons
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Cup & Ball - Base Attack:  +19

Cup & Stone - Base Attack:  +27

Cup & Iron - Base Attack:  +35


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Fourth Weapon
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Cup & Gold

Base Attack:  +42
Element:  Lightning
Life:  +20
Life:  +14
Attack:  +20
Attack:  +18
Defense:  +20
Defense:  +16
Musou Charge:  +19
Musou Charge:  +13

Stage:  Incident at Shizugatake

Requirements:  Perform the following tasks in order:  Complete the mission
   "Rescue Nagamasa Azai", defeat Nobunaga Oda, defeat No, defeat Ginchiyo
   Tachibana and Ina (doesn't matter in which order), defeat Ranmaru Mori,
   and defeat Nene and Okuni (doesn't matter in which order).

Location:  Supply Team will appear south of the western fort and move south.

My Method:

As soon as the stage starts, start to defeat some of the generic officers.  
Don't touch any of the unique officers just yet.  There should be many generic 
officers to choose from.  When you defeated on generic officer, Okuni should 
join the battle as one of your allies.  Once you have defeated three generic 
officers, Nagamasa Azai should leave his fort and start to charge out.  This 
will cause No to also come out.  When Nagamasa Azai reaches the first 
stronghold on the northern path, he will get ambushed by Nagachika Kanamori 
and Tsuneoki Ikeda.  Quickly rush to where Nagamasa to trigger the mission to 
rescue him.  Defeat both enemy generals to complete the mission.  Now, head 
directly to the southern fort.  This is where Nobunaga Oda is.  Defeat him 
quickly.  He will take a while to beat, as he is powered up.  Nene might try 
to get involved in the action, so avoid killing her.  You need to save her for 
the end.  Once Nobunaga is defeated, it's time to go after his wife.  No 
should be in the central fort by now, so run up there and face off with her.  
You will also have to fight off a couple of generic officers along with Nene.  
Again, don't kill Nene, but everyone else is fair game.  No should be easy to 
kill this time around.  Once No is defeated, Ginchiyo Tachibana and Ina should 
appear along the eastern side of the map and join the fight as well.  You must 
defeat these two.  Also, during this time, Nene should get upset at Oichi 
because she thinks that Oichi is trying to steal her husband.  That will get 
Nene really fired up, which means she's now a powered up general.  Defeat both 
Ginchiyo and Ina.  It does not matter who dies first, as long as they both 
die.  Now, Ranmaru Mori shows up in the battle along the western side of the 
battlefield.  Even though he's not a woman, he wants to claim the title as 
most beautiful woman himself, for whatever reason.  Ranmaru is powered up as 
well, so be careful.  Defeat him and he will run off, stating that he's not a 
girl (so shut up with your "Ranmaru is a girl" topics already).  Okuni will 
then defect to the Coalition side.  Both Nene and Okuni should be conveniently 
located in the central fort.  However, this also means that this is going to 
be a two on one.  Well, not exactly because they can hit each other, but they 
will be trying to hit you and not each other.  You should defeat Okuni first, 
as Nene is powered up and has a lot of stamina.  Once you have isolated Nene, 
defeat her.  Oichi will begin to claim victory as the most beautiful woman, 
but No will appear once again in the southern fort.  Apparently, she's not 
going down without a fight.  After No has said her speech, the supply team 
with your weapon will appear along the western path, south of the western 
fort.  They will be heading south, so quickly cut them off before they can get 
too far and claim your weapon.  Now, just finish off No, who should be chasing 
after you, and Oichi will claim the title as most beautiful woman in the land 
(which I agree).


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5g. Okuni's Weapons
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First, Second, and Third Weapons
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Umbrella  Base Attack:  +19

Dance Parasol  Base Attack:  +28

Scorned Moon  Base Attack:  +36


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Fourth Weapon
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Raging Sun

Base Attack:  +44
Element:  Fire
Attack:  +19
Defense:  +20
Defense:  +17
Speed:  +17
Dex:  +20
Dex:  +19
Range:  +18
Range:  +17

Stage:  None (Must be obtained in Survival Mode)

Requirements:  Complete the mission "The Traveling Dancer" on any floor
   higher than 61F.

Location:  Dropped by Keiji Maeda when you defeat him on the fifth floor.

My Method:

First off, the floor to complete this mission on is 61F.  To ensure that you 
get this mission on 61F, first make your way up to level 60F with Okuni.  When 
you are given the option to exit Survival Mode and save, do so.  Now, select 
the Continue option on the main menu.  This will send you right back to 
Survival Mode on 61F.  If you do not see "The Traveling Dancer" as one of the 
missions, soft reset and then load your save file.  This will allow you to 
keep starting up in Survival Mode on 61F until you get the mission you want.  
Now, I could just direct you to where the mission is located in the Survival 
Mode chapter, but I decided to copy and paste this for convenience sake.  On 
the first floor, just defeat enemies until the stairs open.  On the second 
through fourth floors, you will have to convince a lord to donate to your 
cause.  You must defeat a general or generals (normally) to get that lord to 
come out.  When the officer's lord appears, you must defeat him to force him 
to make a contribution.  On the fifth floor, you must defeat Okuni.  Keiji 
Maeda is your ally and will assist you in defeating Okuni.  Okuni is powered 
up, so she's not just going to go down easily.  If you are playing as Okuni 
and are above 60F, you will fight a fake Okuni with Keiji.  When you have 
defeated the fake Okuni, Keiji will then say he has something for you, but you 
have to defeat him first to get it.  Keiji will turn into an enemy and fight 
you.  He will be powered up.  If you defeat him, he will drop Okuni's fourth 
weapon.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5h. Magoichi Saika's Weapons
  SW2WEMAG              \____________________________________________________


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First, Second, and Third Weapons
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Musket - Base Attack:  +20

Silver Trigger - Base Attack:  +29

Thunder Thrower - Base Attack:  +37


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Fourth Weapon
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Marksman's Pride

Base Attack:  +45
Element:  Fire
Life:  +19
Life:  +16
Attack:  +20
Attack:  +18
Luck:  +12
Musou Charge:  +20
Range:  +20
Range:  +19

Stage:  Escape from Honnoji

Requirements:  Defeat Nobunaga Oda within 10 minutes.

Location:  No clue, although I believe I caught the supply team somewhere in
   the southwestern area, but not 100% sure.

My Method:

Nobunaga Oda is hiding in the northeast garrison, so you need to make your way 
there.  The problem is that there is a fog covering the entire stage, 
preventing your from seeing where you're going.  You also have no mini map and 
cannot locate yourself on the general map by pressing start.  Therefore, you 
will need to do a few tricks in order to make your way to the northeast 
garrison.  First of all, you will need to follow the wall that leads to the 
northeastern garrison.  Second of all, you will need a horse.  Whenever you 
dismount from your horse, always point it in the direction you were traveling 
so you do not get lost.  Third of all, you need to stay close to your horse.  
If you do not, you could easily get turned around and lose sight of your 
horse.  Also, you may want to save frequently during this battle, just in case 
you get lost or you lose sight of your horse.  As soon as the stage starts, 
you are near Hidemitsu Akechi.  Quickly head for the right hand walls and 
follow it to where Hidemitsu is located.  Defeat him quickly and then get back 
on your horse.  Continue along the walls until you reach a Peasant fighting a 
Raider.  It's your choice whether or not you want to save the Peasant, but you 
do have enough time to do so.  Once the Peasant is saved, continue along the 
walls again.  This time, you will face off with Ranmaru Mori and No.  When you 
dismount from your horse, try to lure the enemies to your horse so you do not 
lose it.  If they are still too far away for them to chase after you, get back 
on your horse, move along the walls some more, then dismount again.  Once you 
defeat these two generals, continue to move along the walls.  You will run 
into another Peasant, this time being attacked by a Marauder and a Raider.  
Again, it's your choice whether or not to save the Peasant, but again, you do 
have time to do so.  The Peasant is very close to the northeastern garrison, 
so once you have saved the Peasant, make your way to the fort.  The gates to 
the fort are shut.  You will need to defeat Shigetomo Akechi in order to get 
the gates to open.  When inside the gate, leave your horse at the gate you 
entered and then make your way to the center of the garrison.  There, Nobunaga 
Oda will appear.  Defeat him as quickly as possible.  When Nobunaga is dead, 
he will turn out to be just an illusion of Kotaro Fuma's.  After Kotaro Fuma 
talks for a little bit, a supply team will appear.  However, because of the 
fact that there is no mini map and you cannot see enemies on the general map, 
you will need to blindly look for the supply team.  I do not know where they 
show up, but I can direct you to where the supply team showed up for me.  Get 
on your horse again and then go through the other gate (the one you did not 
leave your horse by).  When you exit the garrison, head straight.  When you 
reach a dead end, take a right.  When you reach a dead end again, take another 
right.  This is where I encountered the supply team at.  I would suggest 
saving your game right after the supply team appears just in case you cannot 
find them the first time.  Once you have defeated the Supply Captain and 
grabbed your weapon, start searching for Kotaro.  He tends to appear at 
random, so just keep wandering around until he shows up.  Defeat Kotaro to 
finish this god awful map.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5i. Shingen Takeda's Weapons
  SW2WESHI              \____________________________________________________


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First, Second, and Third Weapons
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War Fan - Base Attack:  +21

Takeda Fan - Base Attack:  +31

Pressed Element - Base Attack:  +39


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Fourth Weapon
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Heaven's Sign

Base Attack:  +48
Element:  Wind
Life:  +18
Attack:  +20
Defense:  +20
Defense:  +17
Ride:  +19
Speed:  +19
Range:  +19

Stage:  Battle of Nagashino

Requirements:  Defeat Tadakatsu Honda and Hideyoshi Hashiba to make the rain
   fall on the battlefield.

Location:  Supply Team will appear near the southwestern garrison and move
   east.

My Method:

To make the rain fall, you will need to defeat Tadakatsu Honda and Hideyoshi 
Hashiba.  They start off on the opposite side of the map, so you do not have 
to rush them.  Instead, wait for them to come to you.  Start off by taking 
Nagashino Castle.  Defeat Kagetada Matsudaira to get inside the castle and 
then defeat Nobumasa Okudaira and Koretada Matsudaira to claim the castle for 
the Takeda Army.  Next, make your way south to Tobigasu Garrison.  Here, you 
will get a mission to protect the garrison.  While you're completing this 
mission, Tadakatsu Honda and Hideyoshi Hashiba will begin to make their march 
on your main camp.  They will take some time in getting near your main camp, 
so you can go ahead and protect Tobigasu Garrison by defeating Tadatsugu Sakai 
and Mitsuhide Akechi.  Now, cross the four way bridge and make your way north 
to your main camp.  Tadakatsu Honda will be close to the south gate of your 
main camp.  He is powered up, so he may take some time to defeat.  However, 
you should have some helpful allies that will make good distractions.  Defeat 
Tadakatsu and then continue along the path that is just east of your main 
camp.  Hideyoshi Hashiba should be along this path, getting beat up by Sakon 
Shima.  Assist Sakon by defeating Hideyoshi.  This will cause the rain to fall 
on the battlefield.  After Sakon is done praising your intelligence, your 
weapon will appear in the southwestern corner of the map.  Make your way down 
there and meet with the Supply Team.  Defeat the Supply Captain to get your 
weapon.  Now, your army should be more than able to survive the rest of this 
battle.  The only real threat to your main camp will come from Katsuie Shibata 
and No, but you should be able to stop these two from getting anywhere near 
your main camp.  When you have cleared out any and all enemy officers from 
around your main camp, make your way east towards the Oda main camp.  The Oda 
Army should still have quite a few enemy generals concentrated around the Oda 
main camp, but with your army having high morale and their army having low 
morale, this shouldn't be any problems.  Destroy all the enemy officers that 
are outside of the main camp.  To get inside the Oda main camp, you must 
defeat Ieyasu Tokugawa.  When Ieyasu is defeated, the gates to the enemy main 
camp will open, allowing you to access and defeat Nobunaga Oda to complete the 
stage.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5j. Masamune Date's Weapons
  SW2WEMAS              \____________________________________________________


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First, Second, and Third Weapons
--------------------------------

Blade & Pistol - Base Attack:  +19

Edge & Powder - Base Attack:  +28

Metal & Fire - Base Attack:  +36


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Fourth Weapon
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Manhunters

Base Attack:  +44
Element:  Ice
Attack:  +20
Attack:  +17
Ride:  +18
Ride:  +16
Musou Charge:  +20
Musou Charge:  +18
Range:  +19
Range:  +16

Stage:  Showdown at Mikatagahara

Requirements:  Without losing a single ally, personally defeat all enemy
   generals except for Ieyasu Tokugawa.

Location:  Supply Team will appear near the northwestern stronghold and move
   east.

My Method:

On this stage, morale can be a huge help to your allies.  Whenever you can, if 
you are near an enemy stronghold, take it over.  Taking over enemy strongholds 
will greatly help out your morale.  You will need all the morale you can get 
near the end of the level.  When the stage starts, you will want to avoid the 
central garrison where Musashi Miyamoto is located at.  You want him to fall 
into your trap, not fall into his.  Therefore, your first target should be the 
northeastern garrison.  You will get a mission to take the garrison when you 
get close.  Defeat Yoshinao Tokugawa to claim this garrison.  Also, while 
you're in the area, defeat Ietsugu Sakai, who should be here also.  This will 
help Hidemune Date survive.  When that is over and done with, make your way 
over to the northwestern garrison via the northern route.  Inside this 
garrison, Yorinobu Tokugawa is standing guard.  When you get close to the 
garrison, you will get another mission to take it, so defeat Yorinobu and 
complete this mission.  This will cause Musashi Miyamoto to charge out, which 
is exactly what you want.  He will get ambushed by riflemen and get injured, 
causing him to be powered up no longer.  He should fall easily now, along with 
Naotaka Ii, who should be in this area.  Once Musashi has fallen, make your 
way over to the western side of the map.  There are a lot of cliffs in this 
area, so try to have this section memorized by the time you attempt to get 
this weapon.  Masanobu Honda and Tadachika Okubo will attempt to ambush you 
with riflemen, so defeat the two generals and then clear out the riflemen.  
There are four strongholds in this area, so take all four.  This will help out 
your morale.  If your morale is more than half of the morale bar, then you're 
in good shape.  By this time, only Ieyasu Tokugawa, Ina, and Tadamasa Honda 
should be alive on the map.  Make your way over to the southeastern garrison.  
The gates to the garrison will close and Hanzo Hattori will appear.  
Apparently, he was acting as a body double for Ieyasu.  Defeat Hanzo to get 
all the gates to open and then defeat Tadamasa Honda while you're in the area.  
The enemy should get a lot of reinforcements on the map, but if your morale is 
high enough, your allies should survive long enough for you to get rid of them 
all.  Your first target should be the closest, which is Ina.  Defeat her as 
she is trying to get to your main camp.  Make your way north of your main camp 
to where Tadakatsu Honda is.  He will be here with Tadanao Matsudaira.  
Tadakatsu will be his normal powered up self, so he may take some time to 
defeat.  Try to keep him from hurting your allies too much.  You may be able 
to take a few hits from Tadakatsu, but that doesn't mean your allies can.  
When you have defeated Tadakatsu and Tadanao, go over to the northwestern 
fort.  There should be two enemy generals in here trying to kill off one of 
your allies.  Protect Shigenaga Katakura by defeating Hidetada Tokugawa and 
Tadateru Matsudaira.  If all your allies are still alive, a Supply Team should 
appear close to the northwestern stronghold.  Since you're already in the 
area, just head north, grab your weapon, and finish off Ieyasu.


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First, Second, and Third Weapons
--------------------------------

Hand Claw - Base Attack:  +19

Spider Sting  Base Attack:  +28

Scorpion Tail  Base Attack:  +36


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Fourth Weapon
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Delicious Venom

Base Attack:  +44
Element:  Wind
Musou:  +20
Musou:  +18
Defense:  +19
Defense:  +17
Speed:  +19
Speed:  +18
Musou Charge:  +20
Musou Charge:  +16

Stage:  Incident at Honnoji

Requirements:  Complete the mission "Rescue Nobutada Oda".  While Nobutada
   Oda is still alive, let Ranmaru Mori get defeated without activating the
   mission to protect Ranmaru.

Location:  Supply Team will appear at the central western stronghold and move
   east along the central road.

My Method:

Apparently, No is jealous of Ranmaru.  As soon as the stage starts, make your 
way through the west gate of the temple.  Along the western path, you should 
run into Nobuharu Tsuda.  Defeat him quickly and then make your way north to 
Nijo Castle.  Outside of Nijo Castle should be Kaneaki Mimaki.  Defeat him and 
then go through Nijo Castle.  This will activate the mission to rescue 
Nobutada Oda.  To complete this mission, you will need to defeat Hidemitsu 
Akechi.  Complete this mission and then make your way down the middle path.  
Defeat one or two generals along this path to help Nobutada survive.  This 
will mean that you will have to take the long way around to get back to the 
temple, so make sure you are quick in defeating those generals along the 
middle path.  When you get back to the temple, your area should be surrounded 
by riflemen and generals.  The good thing about taking a long time to reach 
your main base is that Ranmaru should be beat up a little bit.  Defeat any 
generals in the area and try to clear out some of the massive amounts of 
soldiers here.  Continue to clear out enemy generals until Mitsuhide appears 
on the map.  Ranmaru Mori will then charge Mitsuhide.  When Ranmaru and 
Mitsuhide meet, do not get near these two.  If you do, you will activate the 
mission to save Ranmaru and the weapon will be lost.  You can't go help 
Nobutada because the only path to him is along the eastern path, unless there 
is some path through Honnoji that I'm not seeing.  Either way, when Ranmaru is 
defeated, the supply team will appear in the west and move east along the 
central path.  Quickly grab your weapon and then quickly head back to 
Nobunaga.  He should still be alive, but barely.  Lure Mitsuhide away from 
Nobunaga and then defeat him as quickly as possible.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5l. Hanzo Hattori's Weapons
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First, Second, and Third Weapons
--------------------------------

Scythe - Base Attack:  +19

Flash Cutter  Base Attack:  +28

Shadow Fang  Base Attack:  +36


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Fourth Weapon
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Chained Dragon

Base Attack:  +44
Element:  Demon
Attack:  +20
Attack:  +19
Speed:  +20
Speed:  +16
Dex:  +20
Dex:  +14
Range:  +20
Range:  +18

Stage:  Siege of Ueda Castle

Requirements:  Defeat Yukimura Sanada before defeat Masayuki Sanada and
   defeat Kotaro Fuma and all of his clones.

Location:  On the first floor of the main keep of the castle in the northern
   most room in the eastern area of the floor in a black box.

My Method:

The biggest problem with this weapon is defeating Yukimura Sanada before 
defeating Masayuki Sanada.  Normally, you can take off Yukimura's powered up 
mode by defeating Masayuki Sanada and taking over Ueda Castle.  However, you 
cannot take Ueda Castle first.  You must defeat Yukimura first.  Therefore, it 
is best to make Yukimura Sanada the only enemy officer left outside of Ueda 
Castle before taking him on.  That way, he takes a slight morale hit and you 
get some of your allies fighting at your side.  First, make your way towards 
the northwestern corner of the map.  Defeat all of the enemy officers that are 
in this area.  This will make the first Kotaro appear.  He will appear south 
of Toishi Castle.  However, first deal with the Sanada flood attack.  When 
Hanzo discovers the Sanada plan to flood the river, make your way west of 
Toishi Castle and then head south through the cave area to the bridge that is 
west of Ueda Castle.  This is the bridge that the Sanada spy units will use to 
the flood control device.  Defeat all three Spy Captains to prevent the Sanada 
flood attack and to make the entire map visible.  Now, make your way over to 
the first Kotaro and defeat him.  This Kotaro is powered up, but if you are 
having major problems with this Kotaro, then you might want to power up your 
Hanzo some more, as this isn't even close to difficult compared to what is to 
come.  When Kotaro is defeated, he will send three more clones out on the 
battlefield.  They will appear in different areas of the map, but one will 
always appear inside Ueda Castle.  Ignore the one that appears inside Ueda 
Castle and go after the two that are outside of it.  One normally appears 
south of the ninja path that is south of the main gate of Osaka Castle.  
Normally, when you get here, Yukimura will call for an ambush right near the 
Kotaro double.  Defeat the ambush party while you are defeating the Kotaro 
double that is in this area.  Now, defeat all enemy officers that are in the 
southeastern area of the map.  This will cause Kanetsugu Naoe to come out and 
charge your army.  Defeat Kanetsugu and the rest of the enemy officers that 
are in this area.  Now, make your way towards Yukimura Sanada.  The second 
Kotaro Fuma should be with Yukimura by now, along with two other generic 
officers.  Try to defeat Kotaro and the other generic officers to isolate 
Yukimura.  Yukimura is not only powered up, but he has a lot of attack and 
defense.  He can take you down from full life to no life in only a few hits.  
Also, you might have problems making him flinch.  Hanzo doesn't really have 
any dominant moves, so you will have to take him down little by little.  Take 
advantage of all the power ups that the enemy soldiers drop.  Don't be afraid 
to use your allies as distractions for Yukimura.  When you defeat Yukimura, 
the main gates to Osaka Castle will open.  Make your way inside the main keep 
of Ueda Castle.  Defeat Nobuyuki Sanada to get the gates inside Ueda Castle to 
open.  On the first floor of the main keep, there are two paths.  Kotaro is 
along the eastern path.  This Kotaro is powered up, but after fighting 
Yukimura, this should be a cinch.  Defeating Kotaro will make your weapon 
appear in the room north of you inside of a black box.  Grab your weapon, go 
the second floor of the castle, and defeat Masayuki Sanada to complete the 
stage.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5m. Ranmaru Mori's Weapons
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First, Second, and Third Weapons
--------------------------------

Long Sword  Base Attack:  +21

Brave Metal  Base Attack:  +30

Storm Blade  Base Attack:  +38


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Fourth Weapon
-------------

Iron Vengeance

Base Attack:  +46
Element:  Ice
Life:  +20
Life:  +17
Defense:  +20
Defense:  +18
Speed:  +19
Musou Charge:  +20
Musou Charge:  +17
Range:  +14

Stage:  None (Must be obtained in Survival Mode)

Requirements:  Complete the mission "Keiji's Real Request" on 46F.

Location:  Dropped by Keiji Maeda when you defeat him on the fifth floor.

My Method:

I could just direct you to where the mission is located in the Survival Mode 
chapter, but I decided to copy and paste this for convenience sake.  On the 
first floor, you will need to ask questions to a lot of people.  Detective 
Keiji Maeda will be your assistant and ally through these floors, so he will 
provide some nice help in the interrogation process.  An interrogation inside 
the castle, of course, normally means beating down someone, so run over to 
Katsuie Shibata and "interrogate" him.  Once he is defeated, he will let you 
know that he was somewhere else, which means he has to be telling the truth.  
Make your way to the staircase.  On the second floor, it's Lady No's turn to 
be "interrogated".  Defeat her and she will also say it wasn't her.  Like the 
real fugitive will just tell the truth.  On the third floor, Oichi is here.  
Keiji wants to "interrogate" her, so go over to her and ask her about that 
night.  Of course, Oichi doesn't want to talk and will fight you over it.  
Even the cute ones are violent.  Oichi also has two generals that will assist 
her with her Fifth Amendment rights.  Kindly remind Oichi that she's not in 
the United States by defeat her and her two allies.  Of course, when she does 
talk, she denies everything, so move on.  After all, it's never the cute ones.  
On the fourth floor, Hideyoshi Toyotomi and Nene are having a conversation 
about ninjas.  It's obviously not a conversation about two ninjas walking into 
a bar, so the suspicion level is high.  "Interrogate" Hideyoshi and Nene.  
They will attempt to double team you, but remember, you have Detective Keiji 
on your side.  After the battle, Hideyoshi confesses to the crime, move to the 
next floor.  On the fifth floor, Detective Keiji decides to throw a little 
party to celebrate solving the crime.  And by "party", he means "fight".  Your 
first objective is to defeat 100 enemy soldiers.  Once you have done this, 
Keiji will think you want to have a little throw down.  Keiji will turn 
hostile and begin to attack you.  When Keiji is injured, he will regain life 
and then become harder to stagger, so just when you think you have him beat, 
you really don't.  If you are playing as Ranmaru Mori and you defeat Keiji, 
you will get Ranmaru's fourth weapon.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5n. Hideyoshi Toyotomi's Weapons
  SW2WEHID              \____________________________________________________


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First, Second, and Third Weapons
--------------------------------

Triple Staff  Base Attack:  +19

Painful Triad  Base Attack:  +27

Monster Bones  Base Attack:  +35


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Fourth Weapon
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Simian Sansetsu

Base Attack:  +42
Element:  Lightning
Speed:  +20
Speed:  +20
Speed:  +20
Dex:  +20
Dex:  +20
Luck:  +20
Luck:  +20
Luck:  +20

Stage:  Battle of Shizugatake

Requirements:  Succeed in the missions "Defeat Toshiie Maeda and convince him
   to retreat" and "Defeat Keiji Maeda".

Location:  Supply Team will appear near the stronghold inside the western
   fort and move south.

My Method:

As soon as the stage starts, defeat Yasumasa Sakuma while you're waiting for 
Hideyoshi to mention that he wants to meet with Toshiie Maeda.  When Hideyoshi 
says he doesn't want to fight Toshiie, make your way to the western fort.  
This fort will be guarded by Toshinaga Maeda.  Defeat Toshinaga to get the 
gate to the western fort to open.  Once inside the fort, you will get a 
mission to defeat Toshiie Maeda and convince him to retreat.  Defeat Toshiie 
Maeda before Katsuie orders him to attack your main camp.  If Toshiie starts 
to glow a bright red and he becomes harder to kill, then Katsuie has ordered 
him to attack your main camp and you have lost your weapon.  Once Toshiie is 
defeated, guard your main camp from the enemy general and the defected ally.  
Keiji will soon get bored and then begin to charge, with the intentions of 
running through your main camp.  Don't let him near your main camp.  Instead, 
meet him while he's in the eastern plains.  While you're waiting on him, you 
can take down a garrison or two.  Once you get in range of Keiji, you will get 
a message to ignore him.  Don't ignore him.  Instead, begin to fight him.  
Once you get Keiji's life bar down half way, you will receive a mission to 
defeat him.  Keiji is a tough kill, but his attacks leave openings that you 
can exploit.  Once Keiji is defeated, the supply team will appear inside the 
fort that Toshiie was in.  Rush over and defeat the Supply Captain to force 
him to drop your weapon.  Once you have your weapon, take the remaining 
garrisons in the east, take the northern path to Katsuie's fort, and say hi to 
Katsuie and Oichi.  Oh, and while you're saying hi to them, make sure you 
defeat them also.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5o. Tadakatsu Honda' Weapons
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First, Second, and Third Weapons
--------------------------------

Great Spear - Base Attack:  +23

Tiger Slayer  Base Attack:  +33

War Trident  Base Attack:  +41


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Fourth Weapon
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Tonbo-giri

Base Attack:  +50
Element:  Fire
Musou:  +15
Attack:  +20
Attack:  +17
Defense:  +20
Defense:  +17
Defense:  +16
Musou Charge:  +17
Musou Charge:  +16

Stage:  Tournament of Champions

Requirements:  Prevent Keiji Maeda, Musashi Miyamoto, Kojiro Sasaki, Kotaro
   Fuma, Hanzo Hattori, Nene, Hideyoshi Hashiba, Ieyasu Tokugawa, and
   Masamune Date from entering any one of the three garrisons and kill them
   personally.

Location:  Supply Team will appear near the stronghold south of the central
   garrison and moves northeast.

My Method:

This weapon is really hard to provide decent walkthrough on as the enemies 
come out at random and seem to attack random garrisons.  While the enemy 
officers do seem to appear at the exact same spots, the paths they take are 
random.  However, there are three important things you need to remember.  The 
first one is to focus on the unique generals first and defeat them quickly.  
It does not matter if a non-unique general enters a garrison, but you just 
need to make sure no unique generals enter a garrison.  The second thing you 
need to remember is that even though you do not have to prevent the non-unique 
generals from entering a garrison, you should still kill them quickly.  The 
more enemies at a gate they kill, the more of a chance they give another enemy 
general to enter that garrison through that gate.  You want to keep as many 
regular soldiers alive on the battlefield as you possibly can, and the only 
way to do this is to kill enemy officers quickly.  The third thing to remember 
is that whenever a new wave of enemies attack, try to protect the garrisons 
that are the weakest first.  With each wave, they will take down some of the 
defenses that are outside of a garrison.  If you see a garrison with no allied 
soldiers outside of the gate and you see a unique general attempting to go 
after that gate, you should focus on that general first.  The enemies will 
come at you in four waves.  Each time a wave appears, the enemy officers will 
go after a garrison.  You will get a mission to prevent the unique officers 
from entering the garrison they are aiming for.  If you manage to complete all 
nine of these missions, you will get your weapon to appear.  The wave of 
Miscreants is led by Keiji Maeda and has four other generic officers with him.  
The wave of Swordsmen is led by Musashi Miyamoto and Kojiro Sasaki and has 
three other generic officers with them.  The wave of Ninjas is led by Kotaro 
Fuma, Hanzo Hattori, and Nene and has two other generic officers with them.  
These three waves will attack you at random and they will also attack 
garrisons at random.  When you get done with these three waves, the final wave 
will be the Minor Lords wave.  They are led by Hideyoshi Hashiba, Ieyasu 
Tokugawa, and Masamune Date and have two other generic officers in the wave.  
This wave will be the hardest to keep out, since most of your defenses are 
already beaten up.  For this last set, Hideyoshi normally appears in the 
southwest while Ieyasu and Masamune normally appear in the north.  Of course, 
luck plays a huge factor in getting this weapon.  If you get enemies that 
decide to focus on a single gate and leave other ones alone, you will have 
some defense still left at the end.  However, if you don't have many defenses 
left at the end and the unique generals decide to focus on the many areas that 
you are the weakest at, then you might have to restart the stage and hope you 
get some better luck.  There is a way to sort of manipulate the randomness of 
the game.  If you save right before each wave shows up, then each time you 
reload the game, the enemy officers will attack different gates and different 
garrisons.  This way, you might be able to get the enemy officers to attack 
gates that have defenses up instead of attacking those that have no defenses.  
If an enemy officer enters a garrison, they will normally make some comment 
about how they got in and they're better than you.  Then, you will see a 
message that the enemy officer has gotten stronger because they got inside the 
garrison.  You lose your weapon if this happens.  When you have prevented all 
nine unique officers from entering your garrisons, the Supply Team will appear 
south of the central garrison.  Remember, the stage ends when you defeated all 
enemy officers, so you want to keep at least one generic officer from the last 
wave alive so that you can go after your weapon.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5p. Ina's Weapons
  SW2WEINA              \____________________________________________________


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First, Second, and Third Weapons
--------------------------------

Long Bow - Base Attack:  +19

Bladed Bow  Base Attack:  +28

Wind Rider  Base Attack:  +36


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Fourth Weapon
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Coiled Viper

Base Attack:  +44
Element:  Ice
Attack:  +17
Defense:  +18
Defense:  +15
Dex:  +16
Musou Charge:  +19
Musou Charge:  +17
Range:  +20
Range:  +18

Stage:  Siege of Odawara Castle

Requirements:  Personally defeat all enemy generals except for Ujimasa Hojo
   and Ujinao Hojo.

Location:  Supply Team will appear in your main camp near the stronghold
   there and move south.

My Method:

The two enemy officers that die the fastest are Yoshitake Mibu and Norisada 
Ueda because they start outside Odawara Castle.  Also, they start off getting 
attacked by Yoshihiro Shimazu and Masamune Date.  You will need to make defeat 
these two enemy officers your main priority.  Once they are defeated, getting 
to the rest of the enemy officers should be easy.  You should save every so 
often to make sure your kills don't get stolen.  And yes, I did copy and paste 
this from Ina's walkthrough, taking out some parts about missions because 
missions aren't important for this weapon.  I actually tailored her 
walkthrough for this weapon.  You start off near the eastern gate.  This gate 
will not open, so you will need to get a siege ramp set up to enter the 
castle.  The siege ramp will start off along the eastern path and move towards 
the southeastern part of the castle.  There will be an ambush of the siege 
ramp, but they will only be regular soldiers.  Use a horse musou to run 
through these soldiers.  When the siege ramp is set up, run up the siege ramp 
and enter Odawara Castle.  Once inside, defeat Naohide Matsuda.  Now, you will 
get a mission to open all three gates of Odawara Castle.  Start by opening up 
the east gate.  You can do this by defeating Yasusato Matsuda and Ujifusa 
Hojo.  Now, make your way to the south gate.  Here, defeat Naoshige Chiba and 
Ujinaga Narita to open up the south gate.  Run outside of the south gate and 
defeat Yoshitake Mibu.  Now, make your way towards the north gate of Odawara 
Castle.  Take the eastern route around.  This means you will have to navigate 
through the bomb corridor, but it's not too bad.  Worst comes to worst, use a 
horse musou to get through it.  When you arrive at the north gate, defeat 
Masataka Kasahara and Ujinori Uesugi to open the gate.  Make your way outside 
of the gate and defeat Norisada Ueda.  With your mission to open up all the 
gates of Odawara Castle complete, Kotaro Fuma has a surprise for you.  He will 
open up a gate next to your main camp and allow some enemy generals direct 
access to your main camp.  Rush over to your main camp.  You can use the gate 
Kotaro opens to get to your main camp faster.  When you reach your main camp, 
defeat Masayo Ito, Ujitaka Hojo, and Tanenaga Hara.  Try to make sure 
Hideyoshi Toyotomi doesn't steal your kills.  Now, leave your main camp 
through the southern exit and re-enter Odawara Castle through the east gate.  
Take the southern path around to the southwestern corner of the map.  When you 
enter the storehouse, you will get ambushed by Yasuhiro Ogasawara.  Defeat 
both Yasuhiro Ogasawara and Ujitada Hojo.  Once you have taken the storehouse, 
make your way north towards the western courtyard.  Kotaro will close off all 
the gates in this area and ambush you with ninjas.  You will get a mission to 
defeat 100 enemy soldiers.  Your horse musou will quickly run through a lot of 
enemy soldiers, so use that to your advantage.  When 100 enemy soldiers are 
defeated, all the gates in this area will open.  Continue to make your way 
north to where Ujiteru Hojo and Ujimitsu Hojo are.  Defeat these two officers 
and then make your way towards the main keep of Odawara Castle.  Enter the 
main keep and immediately head east.  You will find two enemy soldiers here 
that are running the bomb corridor.  Defeat Hiroteru Minagawa and Naosada Hojo 
and move on.  Make your way west and head up the stairs to the second floor.  
On the second floor, Kotaro Fuma will appear and challenge you.  Defeat Kotaro 
to open up the gates to the third floor and to get the Supply Team to appear.  
They will start off in your main camp and move south, so leave the main keep 
of the castle, get on your horse, and make your way towards the east gate of 
Odawara Castle.  Once you have reached the east gate, make your way south 
towards the Supply Team.  Defeat the Supply Captain to get your weapon.  Now, 
go back inside the main keep of Odawara Castle and defeat the two Hojo 
leaders.


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  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5q. Ieyasu Tokugawa's Weapons
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First, Second, and Third Weapons
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Cannon Spear - Base Attack:  +21

Fuse Pike  Base Attack:  +31

Boom Blade  Base Attack:  +39


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Fourth Weapon
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Quake Maker

Base Attack:  +48
Element:  Fire
Musou:  +17
Attack:  +19
Attack:  +16
Defense:  +20
Defense:  +18
Speed:  +19
Speed:  +17
Luck:  +19

Stage:  Battle of Sekigahara

Requirements:  Personally defeat all enemy generals except for Mitsunari
   Ishida and including the ones that normally defect to your side during the
   battle.

Location:  Supply Team will appear near the northwestern stronghold and move
   south.

My Method:

You need to personally defeat every enemy general, which means no one can 
steal a kill from you, even your bodyguard.  You will want to save often to 
ensure you don't lose a kill.  Also, you need to ensure that no enemy generals 
defect to your side.  Normally, Hiroie Kikkawa, Hideaki Kobayakawa, and their 
factions defect to your side.  You do not want this to happen.  The good thing 
about this weapon, though, is that you don't need to keep your allies alive, 
so that's one less thing to worry about.  When the stage starts, make your way 
towards the central area of Sekigahara.  Defeat Teruzumi Akashi and Yukinaga 
Konishi quickly.  Next, you will want to defeat Hideie Ukita, Yoshitsugu 
Otani, and Shigemasa Toda.  Magobei Fuse should appear to attempt to convince 
Hideaki Kobayakawa to defect.  Ignore him and let him die to the enemy forces.  
Now, make your way back north to where Ginchiyo Tachibana is.  She should be 
trying to get into your main camp, so stop her by defeating her.  Next, defeat 
Tamehiro Hiratsuka and Satoie Gamo.  Now, make your way over to Hiroie Kikkawa 
and Hidemoto Mori and defeat them both.  This will allow you to now be able to 
defeat Ekei Ankokuji without having any enemy officer defect to your side.  
Defeat Ekei and continue on south.  Stop the enemy cannons from firing and 
then defeat Suketada Ogawa.  Now, wait for Hideaki Kobayakawa to march on your 
main camp.  While you are waiting, defeat the Shimazu Army of Toyohisa Shimazu 
and Yoshihiro Shimazu.  This should provide time for Hideaki to decide to 
remain with the Western Army.  When he does, the entire Western Army will 
begin to march on your main camp.  Start off by defeating Musashi Miyamoto and 
make your way east, defeating Yasuharu Wakisaka along the way.  On the eastern 
path, you should find Morichika Chosokabe and Masaie Natsuka here trying to 
enter your main camp, so defeat them first.  Now, all that is left is 
Mitsunari Ishida, Sakon Shima, and Hideaki Kobayakawa.  They should all be 
grouped together, so you may find it difficult to defeat two of them while 
keeping the other one alive.  When Sakon and Hideaki are defeated, the Supply 
Team will appear in the northwest.  Get on your horse and race over to them.  
They will move south along the western path, so cut them off along that path.  
When you have your weapon, defeat Mitsunari to complete the stage.


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  Samurai Warriors 2  \
  FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5r. Mitsunari Ishida's Weapons
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First, Second, and Third Weapons
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Folding Fan - Base Attack:  +20

Fuji's Grace - Base Attack:  +29

Open Valor - Base Attack:  +37


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Fourth Weapon
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Golden Frill

Base Attack:  +45
Element:  Ice
Musou:  +19
Musou:  +17
Defense:  +20
Defense:  +18
Musou Charge:  +17
Musou Charge:  +16
Range:  +20
Range:  +17

Stage:  Edo Campaign

Requirements:  Perform the following tasks:  Complete the mission "Open Edo
   Castle's east gate", complete the mission "Rescue Hideie Ukita", complete
   the mission "Defeat the traitors quickly", complete the mission "Destroy
   all enemies within the castle", complete the mission "Prevent Kotaro Fuma
   from entering the main camp", complete the mission "Protect Ekei
   Ankokuji", and reach the locked door in the main keep.

Location:  On the second floor on a catwalk between the smaller keep and the
   main keep of the castle in a black box.

My Method:

As soon as the stage starts, make your way south to the east gate.  Yoshiaki 
Mogami is here guarding the east gate.  You will get a mission to open the 
gate, so complete this mission by defeating Yoshiaki.  As soon as you complete 
this mission, make your way back north and go to the north gate.  Here, Hideie 
Ukita should be getting shot by riflemen.  You will get a mission to rescue 
Hideie.  To complete this mission, defeat Shigenaga Katakura.  Clear the 
northern area of enemy generals.  Some allies should defect to the enemy's 
side.  Make your way outside of the castle and then take the western route 
around to where Terumasa Ikeda is located at.  Defeat him and then make your 
way to your main camp.  When you approach Hiroie Kikkawa, you will get a 
mission to def