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Yari Ki AizuAizu Spear Cavalry

Yari Ki

These spear-armed horsemen can be incredibly effective in attacks against enemy cavalry.

There is much to be said in favour of the traditional cavalry charge, an attack that strikes fear into the hearts of the enemy as you thunder forwards. However, with the introduction of modern weapons the charge should be used with some caution, and only employed when the desired effect will be achieved. Best employed against enemy cavalry, yari ki should never be sent against rifle and spear units or left in prolonged melee combat. Instead they should be used for flanking manoeuvres and attacks where they can make a quick getaway.

Horses tend to play minor roles in the mythology of Japan. More importance is often placed on powerful weapons and great deeds. However, Chokwaro, one of the eight Taoist immortals, who was believed to be a great necromancer, was accompanied everywhere by a white horse that could carry him great distances. In China he is often shown with a bamboo tube, but in Japan his emblem is a gourd. According to legend it is from this gourd that his white horse rides forth. When Chokwaro pours water from it or spits into it the horse appears and, never tiring, carries him for many miles.

Yari Ki

Unit Name

Yari Ki

Unit Key

Boshin_Cav_Spear_Yari_Ki

Soldiers

80

Category

Cavalry

Class

Spear Cavalry

Multiplayer Cost

690

└ Multiplayer Limit

4

Recruitment Cost

990

├ Recruitment Turns

2

└ Unit Limit

0

Unkeep Cost

130

Melee Attack

10

└ Melee Weapon

spear

Charge Bonus

15

Bonus vs Cavalry

15

Melee Defence

4

Armour

4

Horse Mode

shogun_horse_samurai

└ Mount Armour

4

Morale

8

Abilities

  • Wedge Formation Wedge Formation
    Trained to charge in a wedge formation in order to better penetrate enemy formations

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Average in melee.
  • Very good charge.
  • Weak melee defence.
  • Very good against cavalry.
  • Weak against missile attacks and spear-armed units.
  • Good morale.