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Firebomb Medium Ship

Firebomb ships can rain down death upon enemies, assuming they are foolish enough to remain within range.

Firebomb ships are unusual vessels because they are used to attack the fabric of other ships rather than kill their crews. They have a short range attack that causes much damage, but are vulnerable to boarding counter-attacks: fireship crews are not trained for close combat. Most of their expertise concerns their dangerous and inflammatory weapons, which are pots filled with assorted demonic sulphurous chemicals, and men who use such devices need much courage before they even face an enemy. This gives them excellent morale in battle, as any danger from enemies has to be measured against the danger of the firebombs themselves. Firebomb ship crews have the Banzai special ability.

Although gunpowder weapons were not employed during the Gempei War, the technology was available in China and would have been known to the Japanese by repute if nothing else. Gunpowder, and assorted unpleasant ways of using it against enemies, had been invented by accident in China some 200 years earlier. Alchemists had been searching for an elixir of immortality, a quest common to the profession across the world. European alchemists would spend centuries looking for the “philosopher’s stone” for its immortal benefits. Gunpowder and its successors, on the other hand, are almost certainly one of the greatest causers of mortality yet discovered.

Firebomb Medium Ship

Unit Name

Firebomb Medium Ship

Unit Key

Genpei_Medium_Ship_Fire_Bomb_Medium_Ship

Soldiers

70

Category

Medium Ship

Class

Medium Ship

Multiplayer Cost

1800

└ Multiplayer Limit

0

Recruitment Cost

400

├ Recruitment Turns

2

└ Unit Limit

0

Unkeep Cost

90

Marines

60

├ Marines Type

├ Missile Range

├ Missile Accuracy

└ Missile Ammunition

Seamen

10

├ Seamen Type

├ Melee Attack

└ Melee Defence

Hull Strength

200

├ Ship Category

Light_Ship_Fire_Bomb

├ Manoeuvrability

Medium

└ Top Speed

10

Morale

16

Abilities

  • Banzai Banzai
    This crew can enter into a frenzied state for a short period of time, temporarily increasing their morale, attack and defensive capabilities, making them unbreakable.
  • Battle Speed Battle Speed
    This increases a ship's rowing speed for a short period of time.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Medium-sized, average speed vessel.
  • Devastating short-range firebombs.
  • High morale.
  • Weak in ranged combat.
  • Weak in boarding battles.