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    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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      Samurai Warriors 2  \
      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
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     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         
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    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.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    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.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    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
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     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.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    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
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
     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.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    
    
    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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    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.
    
    
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    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.
    
    
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    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.
    
    
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    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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    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.
    
    
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    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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    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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    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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    ---------------------------
    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.
    
    
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    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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    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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    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.
    
    
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    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.
    
    
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    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.
    
    
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    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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    -----------------------------
    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.
    
     
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    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.
    
    
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    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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      FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4l. Hanzo Hattori's Walkthrough
      SW2STHAN              \____________________________________________________
    
    
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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:
    
    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. 
    
    
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    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.
    
    
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    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.
    
    
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    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.
    
    
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    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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    ----------------------------
    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.
    
    
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    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.
    
    
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    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              \____________________________________________________
    
    
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    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.
    
    
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    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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    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.
    
    
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    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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      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.
    
    
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    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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    ----------------------------
    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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    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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    Stage 1:  Battle of Kawanakajima
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    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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      SW2STNEN              \____________________________________________________
    
    
    ----------------------------
    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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      FAQ/Walkthrough      \  4y. Kotaro Fuma's Walkthrough
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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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    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.
    
    
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    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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      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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      FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5a. Yukimura Sanada's Weapons
      SW2WEYUK              \____________________________________________________
    
    
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    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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      FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5b. Keiji Maeda's Weapons
      SW2WEKEI              \____________________________________________________
    
    
    --------------------------------
    First, Second, and Third Weapons
    --------------------------------
    
    Double Pike - Base Attack:  +23
    
    Snake Tongue  Base Attack:  +33
    
    Ogre Horn  Base Attack:  +41
    
    
    -------------
    Fourth Weapon
    -------------
    
    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
      SW2WENOB              \____________________________________________________
    
    
    --------------------------------
    First, Second, and Third Weapons
    --------------------------------
    
    King's Sword - Base Attack:  +21
    
    King's Rage - Base Attack:  +30
    
    Demon Slayer - Base Attack:  +38
    
    
    -------------
    Fourth Weapon
    -------------
    
    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
      SW2WEMIA              \____________________________________________________
    
    
    --------------------------------
    First, Second, and Third Weapons
    --------------------------------
    
    Katana - Base attack:  +20
    
    Masterpiece - Base Attack:  +29
    
    Hallowed Edge - Base Attack:  +37
    
    
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    Fourth Weapon
    -------------
    
    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
      SW2WEKEN              \____________________________________________________
    
    
    
    --------------------------------
    First, Second, and Third Weapons
    --------------------------------
    
    Spiked Blade - Base Attack:  +21
    
    Seven Spirits - Base Attack:  +30
    
    Barbed Fang - Base Attack:  +38
    
    
    -------------
    Fourth Weapon
    -------------
    
    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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      FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5f. Oichi's Weapons
      SW2WEOIC              \____________________________________________________
    
    
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    First, Second, and Third Weapons
    --------------------------------
    
    Cup & Ball - Base Attack:  +19
    
    Cup & Stone - Base Attack:  +27
    
    Cup & Iron - Base Attack:  +35
    
    
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    Fourth Weapon
    -------------
    
    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
      SW2WEOKU              \____________________________________________________
    
    
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    First, Second, and Third Weapons
    --------------------------------
    
    Umbrella  Base Attack:  +19
    
    Dance Parasol  Base Attack:  +28
    
    Scorned Moon  Base Attack:  +36
    
    
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    Fourth Weapon
    -------------
    
    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
    --------------------------------
    
    Musket - Base Attack:  +20
    
    Silver Trigger - Base Attack:  +29
    
    Thunder Thrower - Base Attack:  +37
    
    
    -------------
    Fourth Weapon
    -------------
    
    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
    --------------------------------
    
    War Fan - Base Attack:  +21
    
    Takeda Fan - Base Attack:  +31
    
    Pressed Element - Base Attack:  +39
    
    
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    Fourth Weapon
    -------------
    
    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
    
    
    -------------
    Fourth Weapon
    -------------
    
    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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      FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5k. No's Weapons
      SW2WENOH              \____________________________________________________
    
    
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    First, Second, and Third Weapons
    --------------------------------
    
    Hand Claw - Base Attack:  +19
    
    Spider Sting  Base Attack:  +28
    
    Scorpion Tail  Base Attack:  +36
    
    
    -------------
    Fourth Weapon
    -------------
    
    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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      Samurai Warriors 2  \
      FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5l. Hanzo Hattori's Weapons
      SW2WEHAN              \____________________________________________________
    
    
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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
    -------------
    
    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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      Samurai Warriors 2  \
      FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5m. Ranmaru Mori's Weapons
      SW2WEMOR              \____________________________________________________
    
    
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    First, Second, and Third Weapons
    --------------------------------
    
    Long Sword  Base Attack:  +21
    
    Brave Metal  Base Attack:  +30
    
    Storm Blade  Base Attack:  +38
    
    
    -------------
    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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      Samurai Warriors 2  \
      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
    
    
    -------------
    Fourth Weapon
    -------------
    
    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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      Samurai Warriors 2  \
      FAQ/Walkthrough      \  5o. Tadakatsu Honda' Weapons
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    First, Second, and Third Weapons
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    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