Yari HeroThese 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.
Unit NameYari Hero
└ Multiplayer Limit1
├ Recruitment Turns3
└ Unit Limit1
└ Melee Weaponspear
Bonus vs Cavalry25
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.
Increases a unit's movement speed and charge bonus for a short period of time.
This restores a portion of nearby units' stamina, allowing them to fight longer and harder.
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.