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    Nobunaga's Ambition By Koei for the NES ^_^ Back in the days
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    Nobunaga's Ambition FAQ version 3.0
    1.Who I recommand to start out with
     1. Sound
     A.Understanding the market
    4.Building an army
     A. Skills
     B. Arms
     C. Assignning men to units
    5.Battling Strats.
     A. Waring
     B. Fleeing
     C. Strats
     D. How many men
     E. Palace + Town
    6.Stas on all Fiefs in beginning
    1.Who I recommand to start out with
    	To start off I would Recommand 2 Uesgji, 17 Oda and 8 Tokugawa for 17 fiefs
    game. But you can chose which one best suits you. I like to play fief 8 and 2
    the most. But it is your choice so look at the stats a below and see what you
    like the most.
    2. Menu
    A. Move
    If you have another fief let's say you own fief 2 and 16. Then your home fief 
    is 2 and you can use move to send men to your other fief and your lord. If you
    bring your lord to the other fief or anyother fief that you own it will become
    the home fief. So you might want to watch out. You can be attacked while you
    are moving but it is super rare.
    B. War
    You can only war fiefs that are connected to any of your fiefs.
    C. Tax
    The higher the tax you get more money but you have a higher chance of getting a
    riot or re-volt. The lower the tax you get less money but you have a very low
    chance of getting a riot or a re-volt. You might want to give them some rice or
    gold.(Look at the give section)
    D. Send
    Sending is a way you can send gold and rice to other fiefs of you own anyother
    fiefs that its.
    E. Dams
    The more dams you have the less chance a typhon will hit and it won't damage
    your town if your dams are really high the maxium is 100 dams
    F. Pact
    If somebody pacts with you your their allie and you can't school or waste them
    at all and your luck goes down. If you pact with somebody your luck goes down.
    They will offer a certain amount of gold to you so be certain about this if
    thye pact with you they are afraid of you so I wouldn't take the gold unless
    you really need it but since you can't attack him you can always assianate him.
    G. Grow
    Growing makes your damn output go up and you get more rice on everyfall but
    beware your output could go down because of your damns flood the crops even
    though they didn't say it but that's what I think. Think what you want about
    H. Marry
    When you marry people you will get a bride! duh! :D. You need to keep marrying
    and there is a slim chance you will get a son. If you die the son will take
    over your fiefs. I have no idea what the stats are but I think they are the
    same as the lord you were playing before he died.
    I. Trade
    You can only use the Trade when there is a merchant in the area so you might
    want to keep trying till you get one. don't worry you don't waste yout town.
    You can buy rice, sell rice, take a loan, repay loan and buy arms.
    J. Hire
    IF you use this you can hire more men and ninjas(Look at ninja section)
    K. Train
     Training brings your skill up
    L. View
     You can look at other lords fief very important to use when you think you
    should attack.
     Building allows you to bring your town value up and you get more money from it
    because you have more workers and your wealth goes down.
     You need to give your workers and your soliders gold, rice or they will revolt
    or a riot.When you give Soliders rice or gold your wealth? goes up and your
    morale. When you give workers rice and gold your lytly,wealth goes up. When you
    raise taxes you should give them rice or gold so they don't turn against you.
    If have to give rice and gold and if you only give one thing they well revolt
    and take away your other thing. So you better give alot
    O. Bribe
     You bribe enemy workers with your gold and if your sucessful your town value
    will go up by a little but it's not really worth it. IT SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    It usually doesn't work and it is a waste of gold and a turn. If you want to
    rasie your town value them just use build.
    P. Rest
     Your health goes up when you rest. You can rest from one to ten seasons you
    should rest when you are sick so you don't DIE of SICKNESS!!!!!!!! But
    sometimes it's not a good idea to rest because the other lords might attack you
    and you have no contorl over your troops. So the computer is playing for you
    and if you don't have a high iq your screwed!
    Q. Map
      Using the maps shows you all the fiefs and does not waste a turn. You also
    can take a shortcut by using the B button on the nes.
    R. Granting
      Granting allows you to tell one fief to do something specific for example you
    can turn it into a military base but beware you can't control it anymore. It's
    really useless if you have to many fiefs it might be a good idea.
    S. Other
      Sound- Turn sound off, on
      Animat-Turns Animation on, off
      Wait- Amount of time you takes for your next turn?
      Save- The most important thing in the game especially. However you can't save
    on an emulator(Nesticle and others) but you can use the emulator save state
    thing to do so.
      battle-Turns off or on computer battles(Showing al lthe battles)
      End- Duh! Quits the game and game over don't FREAK OUT!
      Menu- Go back to the main menu
      Waste a turn if you can't do anything or if you don't want to do anything bu
    passing sucks.
    3. Market
      A. Describing the market in 5 mins.
    4. Ninja's
      Use ninja's if you want to weaken an enemy base however don't try to assinate
    people alot just in the beginning of the game.
    5. Building an army
    First of all when building a army make sure you have rice and gold. When you
    hire more men your skills and arms go down depending on how many men you buy.
    The more men you have the better. The other fiefs usually don't attack you if
    you have alot of men in your fief. But I recommand to get land first is to hire
    ninja's and I hope you have alot of money so you can kill the leader and then
    bid for there fief and you can only bid if your fief connects to yours.
    Skills are important because once you are in battle skills will help counter
    attack so the oppoent would take more damage and you would have the upperhand
    over them The higher the skills then the enemies then you will likely to
    counter their attack.
    Be warned that just because you have higher skills does mean you will counter
    attack every single turn.
    The more arms you have the better. You can do more damage to
    the enemies guys with arms but beware that if you don't have skill they can
    counter attack you and the arms really wouldn't do a thing to them so you
    better make sure that if you attack you have skills.
    C.Assigning men to units
    When assigning men you better watch out because you will decrease one group and
    will give men to other the other groups. There are 5 groups 1. InFantry=
    Leaders group or generals group always number one. 2.Calvary 3.Rifles
    4.Infantry 5. Infantry. What I like to do is get rid of unit 5 and add it to
    unit 2 and 3 because if you bought arms it will help you alot because they will
    get more powerful.
    6. Battling Strats
    A. War(War is bad unless you win ^_^ )
    Waring people might not be the greatest idea in the beginning of the game
    because you really don't want to lose men. So try assainating your
    opponet(don't use all your money) then you can bid for it but you may do what
    you like. Let's say you have 100 men and you attack somebody and you bring
    let's just say anything more than 50 is stupid! If you win you get there land.
    But since you have no men another lord will take advantage and attack you with
    double your men. So it happenes when you have no men. They attack people with
    less men in order to suceed(Right spelling??? :D )Then they will have the land
    so becareful. What I like tdo do is get like 500 men send 250 men out and attck
    you usually win but later in the game that's not enough sadly.
    B. Fleeing
    If you attack somebody and you can't win Flee! The rest of your guys will
    return back to your fief or any of them. IF you see the computer flee that
    means he had the lord there. I learned that from when I was playing because the
    lord kept running away and then I killed him before he was about to run away.
    If he doesn't flee then what means he's just a general so you can kill him.
    That's all I know about this subject so I'll add more to it after I play the
    game again.
    C. Battling Strats
    This is the section you all have been looking for eh? Well then here we are the
    battling section! Well I guess here are some of the most used battle strats
    used by me, friends and people who have this game and reading this section
    right now! That's right you! First Stratagey is that you may want to go for the
    general or the leader first 1. because I said so 2. If you can't get rid of the
    units. 3. If  you kill the leader with lost's of men still left you get the men
    in your army. 3. You better have a good CHAR! because yo ucan bribe the enemy
    units and you get some of there guys. When you pass it says the best offense is
    the best defense or something like that. If they have no rice run around until
    they have no rice left and then they will die and you will get all there men!
    Also try to trap the generals or leaders from running away so I recommand this.
    Here is a picture
    |X |M	  M | 	
    |__|_M|_  M |
    |_O_|_O_|M  |
    |M    M  P  |	
    |______T____| Get it you get him trapped that in this picture I have him
    trapped in the corner try to trap them anyway you can so yo ucan get their men
    and gold + rice!
    E. Palace + Town
     Don't let them get one unit to your palace you lose moral everysingle turn
    they stay there and if you attack from the palace your town will be in chaos
    same if you attack on the town or if somebody attacks you while you are on your
    town. If you attacked an enemy then try to get to there palace and lower their
    morale alot and then you can try to bribe and then attack the general or
    7.The Stats of all the Lords in the beginning
    No lord starts out with any debt
     Gold 33
     Town 25
     Rice 44
     Output 30
     Dams 26
     Lylty 24
     Wealth 38
     Men 48
     Morale 23
     Skill 53
     Arms 51
    Rating: * I wouldn't recommand playing him because he is really weak but if you
    want a challange go ahead
     Gold 63
     Town 48
     Rice 79
     Output 80
     Dams 78
     Lylty 79
     Wealth 70
     Men 74
     Morale 74
     Skill 64
     Arms 71
    Rating ****1/2 He's really good the only let down is his town in the beginning
    but he is my favorite lord to play. He starts out with really high stats as you
    can see compared to Hatakeya. Also nobody is perfect so I would not give this
    lord 5 stars ^_^
     Gold 53
     Town 61
     Rice 80
     Output 80
     Dams 75
     Lylty 63
     Wealth 65
     Men 70
     Morale 68
     Skill 68
    Rating ***1/2 He's not that great he doesn't start out with alot of gold which
    is bad because you need the money to get more men but he does have alot of men
    to start out with. He's a ok character to play. He's proably an average lord to
     Gold 42
     Town 38
     Rice 58
     Output 61
     Dams 52
     Lylty 74
     Wealth 72
     Men 58
     Skill 41
     Arms 38
    Rating ** He's not really a good character to play unless you are looking for a
    challange every singe time I play him he get's attacked and I lose :( He
    doesn't really start out with alot of resources.
     Gold 52
     Town 44
     Rice 68
     Output 70
     Dams 71
     Lylty 59
     Wealth 54
     Men 62
     Morale 56
     Skill 58
     Arms 59
    Rating *** Asakura is almost like hojo in a way but this lord is not as good as
    Hojo so if you want to see who to play then look at there stats and see which
    one is better.
     Gold 38
     Town 41
     Rice 36
     Output 42
     Dams 61
     Lylty 73
     Wealth 69
     Men 54
     Morale 68
     Skill 63
     Arms 50
    Rating ** He's not really good he doesn't start out with any gold, not enough
    men  a really low output but his best stat in the beginning is his Wealth. He
    has only has 54 men he could easily be taken over by other lords that have more
    men and skills and arms.
     Gold 68
     Town 65
     Rice 48
     Output 45
     Dams 73
     Lylty 65
     Wealth 64
     Men 73
     Morale 61
     Skill 72
     Arms 63
    Rating *** He's an average lord to play he's got alot of men in the beginning
    of the game and skills and arm so I would recommand him but he is surrounded by
    lords that he can not defeat in the beginning so be careful if you war another
    lord or fief.
     Gold 69
     Town 66
     Rice 75
     Output 80
     Dams 80
     Lylty 76
     Wealth 77
     Men 71
     Morale 75
     Skill 74
     Arms 73
    Rating ****1/2 He's Really great to start with he's got the rice, output,dams,
    lylty, wealth, men, morale, skill and arms. If you don't play him he will
    expand and be very powerful because he will attack everbody if they are weaker
    and try to get the most land so you better deal with him quick. Also I like to
    play him to not as much as Uesugi.
     Gold 29
     Town 31
     Rice 25
     Output 28
     Dams 21
     Lylty 31
     Wealth 22
     Men 38
     Morale 21
     Skill 48
     Arms 45
    Rating * Man this guy is horrible he sucks in the beginning of the game! I
    recommand not playing him but for a challange he might. Also, when I play he
    usually dies in the first round because of re-volts lol unless you are playing
    him! and usually a new lord comes out like Kumi, Oino(Misc Section) You will
    die to when you play him because somebody will attack you.
     Gold 42
     Town 40
     Rice 38
     Output 36
     Dams 56
     Lylty 50
     Wealth 48
     Men 38
     Morale 47
     Skill 31
     Arms 35
    Rating * Wow! This guy really stinks up the house :( He's really bad. But he is
    better than Saito anyday I haven't seen him live for that long just like Saito.
    Not a good character to start out with but if you want a challange go ahead.
     Gold 58
     Town 53
     Rice 69
     Output 57
     Dams 61
     Lylty 58
     Wealth 57
     Men 58
     Morale 61
     Skill 72
     Arms 63
    Rating *** This lord is an average lord he's got alot of skill as you can see
    which is his highest stat in the beginning of the game he's got 58 men which
    can hold off one attack it depends who attacks him. It's up to you who you play
    just becareful with him. If you are not playing him he likes to expand in the
    12.Rokkawu(check Seplling)
     Gold 36
     Town 38
     Rice 24
     Output 21
     Dams 42
     Lylty 46
     Wealth 45
     Men 21
     Morale 45
     Skill 26
     Arms 27
    Rating 1/2 He sucks He is proably one of the most worst characters in the game
    itself in the 17 fief game! Don't play him he always dies in the first year and
    if he is lucky he will live to the second year! He's not as good as Fief 1 and
    all the other ones that suck.
     Gold 55
     Town 41
     Rice 52
     Output 48
     Dams 76
     Lylty 65
     Wealth 60
     Men 74
     Morale 65
     Skill 75
     Arms 71
    Rating **** This lord is quite good he's got the men and the skill and arms. He
    is a really good character to play in the beginning so I recommand him to play
     Gold 63
     Town 68
     Rice 57
     Output 61
     Dams  48
     Lylty 38
     Wealth 46
     Men 52
     Morale 36
     Skill 56
     Arms 48
    Rating *** He's an average lord but he has no skill and arms in the beginning
    he's not very good with arms and skills so he will get wasted and his dams and
    lylty and wealth are extremely low but he is a average character.
     Gold 62
     Town 68
     Rice 69
     Output 63
     Dams 63
     Lylty 65
     Wealth 61
     Men 69
     Morale 70
     Skill 69
     Arms 58
    Rating **** He is really good he's got above average stats. I would recommand
    you playing him. he's got good stats the only draw back is his arms which are
    his lowest stat.
     Gold 73
     Town 78
     Rice 40
     Output 46
     Dams 80
     Lylty 74
     Wealth 68
     Men 72
     Morale 73
     Skill 71
     Arms 63
    Rating **** He is like Miyoshi his really good to play but his lowest stat is
    arms and rice but that's ok just don't attack somebody in the beginning cause
    you will have no rice.
     Gold 100
     Town 58
     Rice 86
     Output 80
     Dams 71
     Lylty 72
     Wealth 78
     Men 7? something
     Morale 77
     Skill 78
     Arms 80
    Rating ****1/2 He's the best lord to play in the beginning and he is the best
    lord for beginners if you didn't notcie he has really hi stats he starts out
    with the most gold but his town value is low but the rest of the stats make up
    for the town so I recommand playing playing him.
    	One more thing just the market left  this is only 17 fiefs to lazy to do 50

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