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Onna Bushi Heroine Kamakura MinamotoKamakura Minamoto Missile Cavalry

Onna Bushi Heroine

These female warriors are powerful and deadly experts in ranged and close combat.

Armed with both deadly naginatas and bows, this small unit of elite ladies have skills to rival, or exceed, those of any man. Mounted on fine horses, they can move quickly to key areas on the battlefield, and can terrify enemy infantry with their impressive charges. As well as being fearsome in melee, this unit of heroines can also act as missile cavalry. A wise commander is careful to keep them out of range of massed archers and away from naginata-armed infantry.

The early Emperors of Japan, and their exploits, are clouded in myth and legend. It is often difficult to separate fact from fiction. This is particularly true of the Empress Jingu, who ruled Japan from in the 3rd Century AD. Following her husband’s death, she carried out his planned invasion of Korea, because a kami had told her that she would be protected whilst on the expedition. This was particularly fortuitous as she was pregnant at the time. After realising that the birth was imminent she prayed that her child would not be born until her return to Japan. After a successful campaign she returned home and gave birth to a son who would eventually be seen as Hachiman, the great kami of war.

Onna Bushi Heroine

Unit Name

Onna Bushi Heroine

Unit Key

Genpei_Cav_Missile_Onna_Bushi_Heroine

Soldiers

20

Category

Cavalry

Class

Missile Cavalry

Multiplayer Cost

1150

└ Multiplayer Limit

1

Recruitment Cost

1150

├ Recruitment Turns

2

└ Unit Limit

1

Unkeep Cost

250

Melee Attack

24

└ Melee Weapon

spear

Charge Bonus

25

Bonus vs Cavalry

15

Range

150

├ Missile Weapon

bow

└ Projectile

shogun_arrow_genpei

Accuracy

50

Reloading Skill

50

Ammunition

25

Melee Defence

8

Armour

5

Horse Mode

shogun_horse_samurai

└ Mount Armour

3

Morale

20

Abilities

  • Banzai Banzai
    This unit can enter into a frenzied state for a short period of time, temporarily increasing its speed, charge and melee attacks, and making it unbreakable.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Good with bow.
  • Excellent in melee.
  • Excellent against cavalry.
  • Very small unit size.
  • Vulnerable to naginata-armed infantry and massed archers.