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                          Kessen for Sony Playstation 2
     version 1.1
     by JitaHadi Smith  <jitahadi@yahoo.com>
     January 2001
     All rights reserved.
    All work and information contained within this document Copyright 2001
    JitaHadi Smith <jitahadi@yahoo.com> unless otherwise stated.
     This FAQ is for private and personal use only.  It can only be
     reproduced electronically, and if placed on a web page or site, may
     be altered as long as this disclaimer and the above copyright notice
     appears in full. Any information used from this document, quoted or
     not, should have this author's name somewhere clearly as acknowledge-
     ment. Feel free to distribute between others, but this FAQ is not to 
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     by publishers of magazines, guides, books, etc. or being incorporated
     into magazines, etc. in ANY way.
     This document was created by JitaHadi Smith <jitahadi@yahoo.com>.
     Give credit where it is due.
    Playstation 2 is  trademarks (tm) of Sony ComputerEntertainment of 
    America Inc. (SCEA) 2001-2001.  Kessen is a trademark of KOEI Co., Ltd.
    1.0 - Version Updates & Introduction
    2.0 - Characters
    3.0 - Units & Weapons
    4.0 - Formations
    5.0 - Special Maneuvers
    6.0 - General Battlefield Strategies
    7.0 - How to Release all Battles for replay
    8.0 - Battle-by-Battle Walkthrough (check for a new FAQ)
    			 1.0  Version Update
    Version 1.0 - This is the introductory version.  It has tons of info
      about the major different aspects of the game.  No fine detail yet.
    Version 1.1 - Added the numbers for the Special Maneuvers sections.
      Also included a new section: How to get all the Battles released,
      as section 7.0, and moved the walkthrough back some.  Also put in
      some more data for the formations.  Put in the first part of section
      6.0, the battlefield strategies.  I also decided that the 13 battle
      walkthroughs would be too big an addition for this FAQ, so they
      will be done in a separate one!
    			 1.1  Introduction
       First, I'd like to acknowledge where most of the character and unit
    ratings came from.  I found them in Prima's Official Strategy Guide by
    Mark L. Cohen.  The book is copywritten for 2000 by Prima Publishing.
    I'd highly recommend buying it if you can find it, and even if I'd
    found all the info in this FAQ on the net before, I'd still get it.
    The character ratings would otherwise be VERY difficult to quantify,
    and the unit offense, defense, & movement ratings aren't found anywhere
    in the game.  Also, all of the other info, strategies, and ideas in
    this FAQ are either found within the game or are my own.
       Next, Kessen is a pretty decent real-time war strategy game.  It is
    not nearly as complex or engaging as Shogun for the PC although they
    are comparable.  It also isn't even KOEI's best of it's genre.  That
    position is reserved for Genghis Khan 2 for the SNES.  If ownly they
    would do a third installment for the PS2 with all the elements of the
    SNES version and the beauty/detail available with the PS2!!!!  I'd buy
    a million copies of it myself!!!!! ::Drooling at the idea::
       Last, I did not include very much of the basics that are in the
    instruction booklet for the game.  There isn't a very good interactive
    help system in the game, so if you rented it, you may have a rough
    start understanding the intricacies.  Mostly, I just included the type
    of info I'd want to know while playing.  If you have any specific
    questions about something in the game, I'd be glad to answer any email.
    			 2.0  Characters
       Their are eight traits that apply to characters (five attributes
    and three ratings).  The five attributes are permenant and described
    below.  The final three ratings change during the course of the game;
    also described below.
    Battle - Ranges from 10 to 100.  Affects how the character commands
      during battle.  Also determines who wins in 1-on-1 duels.
    Intelligence - Ranges from 10 to 100.  Affects how the officer's squad
      carries out or spots ambushes.  Also affects resistance to defection.
    Charm - Ranges from 10 to 100.  Persuasion for others to stay loyal or
      defect.  Also determines speed of reformation after a retreat.
    Insight - Ranges from 35 to 245.  Affects combat rating of units under
      the officer's command.  Also make it more difficult for the unit to
      be trapped or surrounded.
    Fame - Ranges from 10 to 100.  Affects the choice of the AI when
      determining which unit to attack.  The more notoriety of the 
      officer, the more likely to draw the computer opponent's attention.
    Zeal - Ranges from 0 to 100.  This is like the special power meter for
      most fighting games.  When it is flashing, you can perform special
      attacks.  It must be up to at least 80 to launch a Special Maneuver.
      Each maneuver reduces zeal by an exact amount.
    Morale - Ranges from 0 to 100.  This directly affects the fighting
      power of the unit.  When moral is low, casualties happen at a 
      higher rate, and when it is high, the unit's attack power increases.
      Once morale drops below 20, the unit is routed and runs away.
    Fatigue - Ranges from 0 to 100.  This is the only rating in which
      lower is better.  When the troops are tired, their performance is
      obviously affected.  If exhausted, the unit's defensive power will
      decrease dramatically.  They basically take a break & quit fighting.
    Attributes:	Battle = B;	Intelligence = I;	Charm = C;
    				Insight = S;		Fame = F;
    I added a short-hand name (initials more or less) before each shogun's
    character & historical name.  I will refer to each commander by those
    initials throughout the FAQ.
      EASTERN Shogunate (Alphabetical by Screen-Name)
      Ay.  Asano (Yoshinaga Asano)
    	B=71,  I=75,  C=76,  S=155, F=60
      Dm.  Date (Masamune Date)
    	B=78,  I=94,  C=92,  S=235, F=85
      Fm.  Fukushima (Masanori Fukushima)
    	B=90,  I=51,  C=74,  S=195, F=81
      Hi.  Hide Tokugawa (Hidetada Tokugawa)
    	B=40,  I=82,  C=20,  S=82,  F=90
      Hn.  Tada Honda (Tadatomo Honda)
    	B=70,  I=55,  C=66,  S=167, F=55
      Ho.  Hosokawa (Tadaoki Hosokawa)
    	B=71,  I=78,  C=73,  S=185, F=68
      Ht.  Honda (Tadakatsu Honda)
    	B=88,  I=74,  C=89,  S=215, F=80
      It.  Ikeda (Terumasa Ikeda)
    	B=63,  I=69,  C=71,  S=160, F=64
      Ka.  Katakura (Kojuro Katakura)
    	B=76,  I=72,  C=79,  S=180, F=44
      Ks.  Kani (Saizo Kani)
    	B=89,  I=30,  C=52,  S=85,  F=54
      Kt.  Kyogo (Takatomo Kyogoku)
    	B=46,  I=64,  C=56,  S=107, F=37
      Ma.  Matsu (Tadayoshi Matsudaira)
    	B=59,  I=62,  C=67,  S=165, F=65
      Mh.  Masa (Masanobu Honda)
    	B=30,  I=96,  C=30,  S=40,  F=39
      Mt.  Matsu (Tadayoshi Matsudaira)
    	B=59,  I=62,  C=67,  S=165, F=65
      My.  Mogami (Yoshiaki Mogami)
    	B=68,  I=89,  C=55,  S=210, F=76
      Nk.  Naga Kuroda (Nagamasa Kuroda)
    	B=73,  I=84,  C=75,  S=180, F=71
      Ny.  Nao Yi (Naotaka Yi)
    	B=64,  I=77,  C=72,  S=180, F=48
      Si.  Sakai (Ietsugu Sakai)
    	B=58,  I=58,  C=62,  S=132, F=48
      Sy.  Sakaki (Yasumasa Sakakibara)
    	B=85,  I=70,  C=69,  S=197, F=73
      Ta.  Tada Matsu (Tadanao Matsudaira)
    	B=74,  I=48,  C=63,  S=175, F=45
      Te.  Terasawa (Hirotaka Terasawa)
    	B=48,  I=68,  C=53,  S=125, F=34
      Ti.  Tokugawa (Ieyasu Tokugawa)
    	B=80,  I=92,  C=100, S=240, F=100
      Tm.  Toshi (Toshitsune Maeda)
    	B=56,  I=79,  C=78,  S=202, F=40
      Tt.  Todo (Takatora Todo)
    	B=65,  I=88,  C=60,  S=180, F=69
      Ty.  Tanaka (Yoshimasa Tanaka)
    	B=61,  I=71,  C=65,  S=147, F=59
      Ya.  Yama (Kazutoyo Yamanouchi)
    	B=53,  I=72,  C=51,  S=122, F=42
      Yh.  Yuki (Hideyasu Yuki)
    	B=77,  I=54,  C=75,  S=190, F=75
      Yk.  Yoshi (Yoshikira Kato)
    	B=77,  I=56,  C=58,  S=177, F=62
      Yn.  Yi (Naomasa Yi)
    	B=82,  I=78,  C=79,  S=187, F=66
      Ys.  Yasu Sakaki (Yasukatsu Sakakibara)
    	B=67,  I=60,  C=59,  S=182, F=41
      WESTERN Shogunate (Alphabetical by Screen-Name)
      Ae.  Anko (Ekei Ankokuji)
    	B=10,  I=80,  C=10,  S=35,  F=46
      At.  Akashi (Teruzumi Akashi)
    	B=83,  I=66,  C=71,  S=182, F=56
      Bd.  Ban (Danemon Ban)
    	B=72,  I=10,  C=64,  S=57,  F=51
      Cm.  Choso (Morichika Chosokabe)
    	B=81,  I=52,  C=77,  S=172, F=70
      Gm.  Goto (Matabee Goto)
    	B=86,  I=65,  C=83,  S=170, F=63
      Gs.  Gamo (Satoie Gamo)
    	B=84,  I=63,  C=70,  S=127, F=57
      Ha.  Haru Ono (Harufusa Ono)
    	B=57,  I=46,  C=42,  S=122, F=36
      Hm.  Hide Mori (Hidemoto Mori)
    	B=62,  I=53,  C=61,  S=170, F=53
      Im.  Ishida (Mitsunari Ishida)
    	B=60,  I=90,  C=50,  S=137, F=98
      Kh.  Kikkawa (Hiroie Kikkawa)
    	B=55,  I=79,  C=57,  S=185, F=58
      Ki.  Kimura (Shigenari Kimura)
    	B=70,  I=42,  C=74,  S=125, F=32
      Kj.  Kuroda (Josui Kuroda)
    	B=75,  I=100, C=90,  S=230, F=96
      Kk.  Kato (Kiyomasa Kato)
    	B=87,  I=74,  C=84,  S=225, F=82
      Km.  Katsu (Katsunaga Mori)
    	B=76,  I=73,  C=73,  S=130, F=33
      Ko.  Kobayakawa (Hideaki Kobayakawa)
    	B=50,  I=40,  C=48,  S=125, F=47
      Ky.  Konishi (Yukinaga Konishi)
    	B=54,  I=77,  C=68,  S=170, F=67
      Mk.  Maeda (Keiji Maeda)
    	B=100, I=20,  C=70,  S=157, F=50
      Mo.  Mori (Terumoto Mori)
    	B=52,  I=59,  C=78,  S=150, F=88
      Ms.  Matsuno (Shigemoto Matsuno)
    	B=69,  I=44,  C=54,  S=62,  F=52
      Na.  Nao (Kanetsugu Naoe)
    	B=78,  I=86,  C=82,  S=205, F=79
      Nm.  Natsuka (Masaie Natsuka)
    	B=20,  I=73,  C=46,  S=52,  F=43
      Nn.  Nabeshima (Naoshige Nabeshima)
    	B=74,  I=87,  C=76,  S=207, F=77
      Oh.  Ono (Harunaga Ono)
    	B=44,  I=67,  C=44,  S=62,  F=38
      Ou.  Ogawa (Uketada Ogawa)
    	B=51,  I=71,  C=40,  S=42,  F=35
      Oy.  Otani (Yoshitsugu Otani)
    	B=79,  I=81,  C=86,  S=200, F=72
      Sa.  Satake (Yoshinobu Satake)
    	B=66,  I=70,  C=81,  S=192, F=74
      Sm.  Sanada (Masayuki Sanada)
    	B=75,  I=98,  C=85,  S=232, F=84
      Su.  Sugi (Kagekatsu Uesugi)
    	B=79,  I=76,  C=94,  S=212, F=89
      Ss.  Shima (Sakon Shima)
    	B=94,  I=83,  C=88,  S=217, F=83
      Sy.  Shimazu (Yoshihiro Shimazu)
    	B=96,  I=76,  C=96,  S=237, F=86
      Tc.  Tachi (Muneshige Tachibana)
    	B=92,  I=75,  C=87,  S=222, F=78
      Th.  Toyotomi (Hideyori Toyotomi)
    	B=42,  I=50,  C=80,  S=152, F=92
      Ts.  Toyo Shimazu (Toyohisa Shimazu)
    	B=72,  I=61,  C=72,  S=162, F=61
      Uh.  Ukita (Hideie Ukita)
    	B=73,  I=57,  C=77,  S=182, F=87
      Yu.  Yuki Sanada (Yukimura Sanada)
    	B=98,  I=85,  C=98,  S=245, F=94
    			 3.0  Units and Weapons
       The units and weapons of Kessen are based on historical data from
    that period.  They are both pretty accurate, and that adds to the
    overall flavor of the game.  For the Units, what follows is the Code
    initials that I will use to refer to them throughout this FAQ, the
    type/name of the unit, the range of their attacks, the weapon used,
    and the offensive/defensive/movement ratings for each.  Those ratings
    are relevent to head-to-head battle, and the defensive rating
    applies to the effect of Special Attacks on that unit.
     F#    Foot Soldiers	Short	Sword		15	 20	  2
     S#    Spearmen		Short	Spear		20	 15	  2
     B#    Bowmen		Long	Bow/Arrow	10	 10	  2
     R#    Riflemen(*)	Long	Rifle		10	 10	  2
     H#    Horsemen		Short	Sword		25	 30	  4
     L#    Lancers		Short	Spear		30	 25	  4
     C#    Cavalry(*)	Long	Rifle		15	 15	  4
     N#    Ninja(**)	Short	Sword,Shuriken 	32	 32	  3
      (*)=Male/Female;  (**)=Female only
    			 3.1  Matchups for Units
       The matchups are pretty easy to determine based on the offensive &
    defensive capabilities of each unit.  The range of the attack and
    weapon used also plays a part.  These matchup were mostly stated in the
    Prima guide, but remember that the situation also plays into the mix.
    A ninja unit can be decimated by a flank or rear attack from a bunch of
    bowmen.  Numbers also make a difference, so keep both in mind.
     Foot Soldiers		B#, R#			L#, H#, N#
     Spearmen		B#, R#, C#		H#, L#, N#
     Bowmen			B#, R#			All Others
     Riflemen		B#, R#			L#, H#, N#		
     Horsemen		F#, S#, B#, R#		L#, N#
     Lancers		All but Ninja		N#
     Cavalry		F#, S#, B#, R#		L#, H#, N#
     Ninja			Any Unit		None
    				 4.0  Formations
       Formations don't seem to be that important in battle, but they do
    help add more of certain Special Attacks depending on which you choose.
    They also do complement each other in a paper/rock/scissors kind of
    way.  I will later implement a chart showing which are the best & worst
    matchups for each formation.  Meanwhile, use them to maximize the
    Special Maneuvers you want to increase.
       Also, each offficer can only use certain formations (those he has
    been trained in).  There is no way that I've found to teach any of them
    during the course of the game.  For each character, I guess KOEI only
    lets them implement formations that they were historically know to
    have used in each battle.  Below is the name of the formation, a brief
    description, and the units that best benefit from that formation.
     Anvil	  Excellent defensive potential on all sides	B#, R#, C#
     Arrow	  Good for a kamakaze attack with few men 	C#, L#
     Block	  Defensive to keep the enemy from advancing	B#, R#
     Horns	  Use to surround and scatter a small unit	N#
     Lance	  Very effective for attacking an enemy camp	S#, C#, L#
     Pincer	  Surround an enemy and attack from all sides 	S#, R#
     Reef	  Great defensive against enemy blitzes		S#, R#
     Snake	  Able to quickly expand to the right or left	C#, L#
     Wedge	  Easily switches between offense and defense	B#, R#
    Also, here are the basic designs of each formation with squad numbers,
    and the addition Special Maneuvers added if selected:
        ANVIL                  ARROW                   BLOCK
    -------------          -------------           -------------
     111     222            111 222 333             111 222 333
       333 444                444 555               444 555 666
       555 666                  666                 777 888 999
     777 888 999              777 888                   000
         000                    999                 [None Added]
    [+3 Drum Roll]              000
                            [+1 Charge]
       PINCER                  SNAKE                   LANCE
    -------------          -------------           -------------
       111 222              111     222             111     222
         333                      333                 333 444
     444     555                444                   555 666
       666 777              555 666                     777
         888                777 888 999                 888
       999 000                  000                   999 000
     [+2 Barrage]            [+3 Avoid]              [+3 Escape]
        WEDGE                  HORNS                    REEF
    -------------          -------------           -------------
       111 222                111 222               111     222
         333                  333 444                   333
      444   555             555     666             444     555
         666                  777 888               666     777
     777 888 999                999                     888
         000                    000                       999
     [+3 Volley]             [+2 Ninja]                 000
                                                  [+2 Spear Wall]
    I'll be using the squad numbers in the battle-by-battle walkthrough
    later in the FAQ, to help with the formation of units during the
    modification stages.
    			 5.0  Special Maneuvers
       These are what make this game.  The cinematics are fun and using
    them in battle effectively will always turn the tide to your favor! My
    strategy for using them is simple:  Hit 'em Hard and Often!!!!!! You
    only need to look for the maximum damage to your opponent.  Don't burn
    your cannons on a few fleeing bowmen when you have 7000 lancer coming
    in from the north (well, duh!).  Also most important; use them on your
    opponent before he uses his on you!!!  If you have 10000 troops and he
    knocks you down to 7800, you can only return the favor of dropping him
    down to like 8900.  That could've been you with the big 1100 troop
    advantage after the exchange *IF* you had hit him FIRST!!!!
       Also, if you destroy an enemy unit, the Zeal for every one of your
    units increases immediately, whether they were involved or not.  So,
    if you use three or four Special Attacks to destroy a unit, each of
    the contributing attackers will have replentished Zeal almost
    immediately.  The only concern is running out of them.  I'd rather
    burn them all than lose the battle with a bunch still unused.
       Here are the maneuvers, costs, associated formation (with bonuses),
    necessary units to use, and brief descriptions [best use to attack]:
    Artillery		45	Unknown			Any
      *Mobile projectiles about grapefruit-size [Hurts 'em all]
    Avoid			20	Snake(+3)		H#, L#, C#
      *Move past an engagement
    Ballista		40	None			Any
      *Spear launcher...OUCH!! [Any]
    Barrage			30	Pincer(+2)		R#
      *Single line of rifle firing [B#, R#, C#]
    Cannonade		55	None			Any
      *WOW!!! Cannons are devistating [H#, L#, N# or Any]
    Charge			45	Arrow(+1)		H#, L#, C#
      *Blast through to the other side [Use in any flanking attack]
    Drum Roll		10	Anvil(+3)		Any
      *Encourages a listless ally, adds Morale +30
    Escape			10	Lance(+3)		Any
      *Allows the unit to slip out of the battle without retreating
    Flying Fusillade	25	None			C#
      *Moving mounted barrage [Hit a small or retreating enemy]
    Mounted Barrage		30	None			C#
      *Stationary cavalry attack [S#, B#, R#, C#]
    Ninja			40	Horn(+2)		N#
      *Sweet action sequence [Will cut into any enemy force]
    Raid			30	None			Any
      *Surprise attack lowers enemy Zeal -25 [Enemy ready to do a special]
    Rally			15	None			Commander
      *Only available to commander, will raise an ally's Zeal +30
    Spear Wall		25	Reef(+2)		S#
      *Defensive attack with raised spears [B#, R#, C#]
    Triple Barrage		40	None			R#
      *Three lines of rifle fire [Good against Any]
    Volley			25	Wedge(+3)		B#
      *Wave of arrows launced [B#, R#, C#]
       The best use is a quality call.  You can use these against any
    type of force, but the results may not be very good.  Below is an in-
    teresting breakdown of some of the attack results I had.  To calculate
    the attack power, I used 1000 troops as a denominator.  The results
    are accurate but not exact, and actual results depend on other factors
    as well, like both officers' attributes and the moral/fatigue of the
    units.  Most results reflect average variables (not high or low). These
    are pretty easy multipliers.  If you are attacking with 1000 troops
    using the special, you can expect to kill close to the amount.  If you
    are attacking with like 7800 troops, multiply the number by 7.8, or if
    using 250 troops divide by 4 (250/1000 = 1/4; multiply by 1/4).
       Keep in mind that these attack values come from my own repeated
    experimentation.  They are averaged amounts and depending on a number
    of factors like: Both Officers' Battle/Insight; Both Units' Fatigue &
    Morale; the Distance of the Attack (if long-range); the Terrain which
    the Defender is on; and whether the Defender is moving, resting,
    attacking, or facing the enemy among other things.  For the most part, 
    the range of error is about +/- half of the value given.
    		ATTACK NAME (fired by approximately 1000 troops)
    			Number of Units it Killed in...
    		#S	#B	#R	#H	#L	#C	#N
    Artillery 	Doesn't matter how many you have, Damage is relative
    Ballista 	Doesn't matter how many you have, Damage is relative
    Barrage 	35	70	70	15	25	35	10
    Cannonade 	Doesn't matter how many you have, Damage is relative
    Charge		75	185	185	28	60	85	21
    F. Fusillade	50	100	100	23	35	50	15
    M. Barrage	40	85	85	20	30	45	12
    Ninja 		Doesn't matter how many you have, Damage is relative
    Spear Wall 	60	120	120	25	40	70	17
    T. Barrage 	65	140	140	30	45	75	18
    Volley 		30	60	60	10	20	30	8
    Raid* 		100	110	110	95	90	100	80
    *(total amount of single enemies killed by the officer)
    Also, Foot Soldiers aren't included because I haven't put them in any
    battles yet.  They might be included later.  For the four that don't
    matter,  damage is determined completely by the factors stated above.
    I've been knocked down over 1800 troops by a cannon attack from 150.
    			 6.0  General Battlefield Strategy
       This section covers a bunch of different areas.  I've already
    sprinkled a few general strategies throughout this FAQ, but here will
    be a complete list of guidelines.
       First, unless you have a two/three-to-one advantage in a preferred
    match-up, always double- or triple-team an enemy unit.  They aren't
    usually very bright and will walk right into your gauntlet if you set
    up a good one.  Draw them in with a fast (mounted) and famous unit.
       Second, try to set up an ambush somewhere.  You can set it during
    the Deployment Phase, or once the battle begins.  If you have it
    set, do everything possible to lure an enemy unit to it.  I guarantee
    it is worth it.  I kill about 60% of an enemy unit with it.
       Third, the only defensive strategy I have is to retreat when you
    are overmatched AND cannot get a flanking unit to assist you in the
    fight.  If the unit gets fatigued and asks to retreat, don't pull out
    unless the battle looks like it is going to be prolonged.  Just try
    to rush a mounted unit over to help out from the side or behind.
       Last, the terrain affects how fast and well you move in the battle.
    Try to travel along the roads or in the flatlands and hills.  Stay
    away from the sand (if there) and fields whenever possible.  The
    forests aren't so bad, but are best for ambushes.
    			 6.1  Choosing Officers
       During the Politics and Personnel Phase, you review enemy officers
    (which is mostly useless), subvert enemy officers (will be covered
    in the walkthroughs), and choosing your officers for the battle.  When
    you reach this phase, you can customize unit formation & troop makeup.
    However, only the candidate officers can be switched out for the
    alternatives.  Take into consideration each officer's bias for East
    or West, but don't let it worry you too much.  As long as he is evenly
    divided or better, he won't defect unless you start to lose the
    battle (which you won't with the walkthroughs below!).  I switch out
    for more troops and more specials (especially cannons).  Choose the
    officers that can contribute to you over-all plan best.  Strip each
    unit that is not going by making all its troops Foot Soldiers.
    			 6.2  Modifying Units
       Select your pattern based on the troop types and special attacks
    available to the officer.  All three variables should work together
    to give you a superior fighting unit.  Each officer only knows some
    of the formations, and a few of the special maneuvers.  Check each
    one you are taking, and adjust where necessary.  First, look at the
    specials that the officer can do.  Choose the troop types that can
    use those attacks.  Place long-range types in the back, and the
    short-range troops near the front.  Once that is set, select the
    pattern (formation) that gives you extra special maneuvers.
    			 6.3  Friendly Deployment
       The War Council gives you two steps, looking at enemy deployment,
    then deploying your own units.  You have four formations to choose
    1. Army Attack - almost all your units go after the enemy commander
    2. Offensive - targets different enemy units that look even
    3. Defensive - a few of your units target weaker enemy units
    4. Army Stand Firm - every unit stands still at the start of battle
    To me, it doesn't matter which I choose.  I usually instruct each
    unit individually anyway.  Instructing each takes a level of detail
    that many don't care for.  If you want to move just a few around,
    that is fine, too.  
       The rules for deployment are simple.  Pick up a unit with the
    X-Button, and put it on one of the green or pink dots.  The pink dots 
    are positions for ambushes, so only put a unit you want to use in
    ambush on those.  You can adjust the direction each unit faces by
    pushing L1 or R1.  Use the O-Button to bring up the strategy menu.
    You can target a unit (use R1/L1 to adjust path), even set up an
    ambush (upto two), or build a fortification (again, two) for all of
    your units.  Whenever you give orders to a unit and it is exactly
    where you want it, use the triangle button to bring up the main menu
    and choose to give orders to each individual unit, so you can set
    another.  Continue until you have set all you units as you want them.
    		 7.0  How To Release All Battles For Replay
       There are three additional battle that can be fought.(all are
    Sekigahara; just w/different dates and units).  Here is how to get
    ALL of them:
    First, beat the game without losing any battles as both East & West.
    Now, you must complete three more paths as East or West (2-to-1).
    Start a new game each time (or start from a branch point save).
    Lose at Sekigahara on Sept 15, 1600:  You will go to Ueda.
    Win all the rest to the battles.
    *Also can be released by taking West Path One.
    Lose at Sekigahara on Sept 15, 1600:  You will go to Minakuchi.
    Win all the rest to the battles.
    *Alternately released by taking East Path One.
    Lose at Sekigahara on Sept 15, 1600:  You will go to Ueda.
    Win there, then go to Fuji.  Lose at Fuji, but win the rest.
    Lose at Sekigahara on Sept 15, 1600:  You will go to Minakuchi.
    Win there and go to Harima.  Lose there to go to Seta.
    Win all the rest to the battles.
       Now all the battles are available to you as East and West.  They
    should all be at Sekigahara, but dated 9-15-1602, 1603, and 1616.
    			 8.0  Battle-by-Battle Walkthrough
       This will be a comprehensive look at each and every battle, and
    will give winning strategies for both East and West.  This will be in
    a new independent FAQ; I'll cover the first few battles on the list.
    (COMING SOON!!!!!)

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