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Warrior Nuns

Spiritual harmony and beauty should not be mistaken for weakness.

Warrior nuns do not wear armour, but then they are usually trained well enough not to need it. They rely on skill to avoid attacks, although they are vulnerable to missile fire. They are armed with the deadly naginata, a sword blade on a quarterstaff-length pole. In the hands of an expert, a naginata can be used to cut down a foe, disembowel a horse, decapitate the rider, and turn aside any counter stroke. Women who carry the naginata are rarely less than experts in its use.

There was a long tradition of samurai women defending their castles and homes when their men were on campaign. Women who became nuns did not necessarily retire from the world like their European, Christian counterparts. Their religious devotion did not interfere with caring about their families’ fate and defence. The last hurrah of women warriors was in 1868, during the violent struggles that accompanied the Meiji Restoration. The women of Aizu stood alongside their men in opposing the new central government, and fought to the last; twenty-two of them eventually committed suicide rather than be captured.

Warrior Nuns

Unit Name

Warrior Nuns

Unit Key

Inf_Heavy_Warrior_Nuns

Soldiers

100

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Heavy Infantry

Multiplayer Cost

900

└ Multiplayer Limit

1

Recruitment Cost

900

├ Recruitment Turns

2

└ Unit Limit

4

Unkeep Cost

200

Melee Attack

20

└ Melee Weapon

spear

Charge Bonus

16

Bonus vs Cavalry

10

Melee Defence

10

Armour

2

Morale

10

Abilities

No Ability

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Versatile infantry, good against cavalry and other infantry.
  • Weak against matchlocks.
  • Not as strong as more specialised anti-infantry and anti-cavalry units.