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Azure Dragon Force

The Azure Dragons are trained to use firepower to defeat their foes, not charge into melee.

They are line infantry, and carry modern rifles, which are both accurate and have a reasonable rate of fire. Like most rifles, they have a large bore and do significant damage to targets. The Dragons are not suited to melee combat, and if they are carelessly left unsupported, they might be overwhelmed by a cavalry attack. However, thanks to the martial traditions of Aizu province, they have good morale.

The troops of Aizu province fought under a set of laws of war that, unusually, outlined how they were to behave towards non-combatants and enemies. For most of Japanese history being on the losing side in battle, or being near a victorious army, was a fairly dangerous affair. Samurai counted their honour by the foes they defeated, and there was little room for mercy. The Aizu rules of war, drawn up at the end of the 18th Century, made a point of forbidding their troops from despoiling enemy lands, looting, and generally behaving like a medieval conquering army.

The unit was named after a Chinese constellation, the mythological Azure Dragon of the East, a creature associated with the element of wood. The dragon supposedly protected the city of Kyoto, along with the other mythical creatures used to name Aizu combat units.

Azure Dragon Force

Unit Name

Azure Dragon Force

Unit Key

Boshin_Inf_Line_Azure_Dragon_Force

Soldiers

200

Category

Ranged Infantry

Class

Line Infantry

Multiplayer Cost

760

└ Multiplayer Limit

0

Recruitment Cost

880

├ Recruitment Turns

1

└ Unit Limit

0

Unkeep Cost

115

Melee Attack

6

└ Melee Weapon

sabre

Charge Bonus

15

Bonus vs Cavalry

5

Range

125

├ Missile Weapon

rifle

└ Projectile

boshin_rifle

Accuracy

40

Reloading Skill

35

Ammunition

10

Melee Defence

4

Armour

2

Morale

8

Abilities

  • Kneel Fire Kneel Fire
    The first rank of this unit will kneel to allow the first two ranks to fire simultaneously.
  • Suppression Fire Suppression Fire
    This ability increases reload rate but lowers accuracy. Enemy units hit by suppression fire are slowed and suffer a morale penalty.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Good accuracy and reload rate.
  • Average in melee.
  • Weak against cavalry.
  • Good morale.