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Yari Hero

These masters of the spear are excellent defensive troops, deadly to enemy cavalry.

Heavily armoured, these skilled spearmen know no fear; as defensive troops they are second to none, ideal for defending key positions in a castle. Their weapon gives them the upper hand against enemy cavalry and makes them a force to be reckoned with on the battlefield. However, it does leave them vulnerable to flanking manoeuvres and larger enemy units, particularly skilled swordsmen, could overwhelm this small group of warriors.

Japan itself owes its creation to the tip of a spear: Izanagi no Mikoto and Izanami no Mikoto dipped Amanonuboko, the “Heavenly Jewelled Spear”, into the sea and, when they removed it, the first drip to leave its point formed the island Onogoro. It was here that the gods made their home and produced their first child following an unsuccessful wedding ceremony in which Izanami spoke out of turn. The deformed child was set adrift, and the couple re-consecrated their vows. Izanami then gave birth to eight children, who became the islands of Japan.

Yari Hero

Unit Name

Yari Hero

Unit Key

Inf_Spear_Yari_Hero

Soldiers

40

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Spear Infantry

Multiplayer Cost

1000

└ Multiplayer Limit

1

Recruitment Cost

1550

├ Recruitment Turns

3

└ Unit Limit

1

Unkeep Cost

250

Melee Attack

10

└ Melee Weapon

spear

Charge Bonus

20

Bonus vs Cavalry

25

Melee Defence

15

Armour

8

Morale

40

Abilities

  • Yari Square Formation Yari Square Formation
    The yari square is an immobile solid square of men presenting a wall of yari on all sides to deter cavalry attack.
  • Rapid Advance Rapid Advance
    Increases a unit's movement speed and charge bonus for a short period of time.
  • Second Wind Second Wind
    This restores a portion of nearby units' stamina, allowing them to fight longer and harder.
  • Hold Firm Hold Firm
    This temporarily increases defence ability and stops morale from dropping, making the unit, and up to three nearby units, unbreakable for a short time.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Excellent against cavalry.
  • Very good in melee.
  • Excellent morale.
  • Vulnerable to matchlocks and to being swamped by massed melee units.