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Fire Bomb Kobaya

These ships are small, fast, and carry fire bomb throwers who hurl explosive grenades at enemy ships.

Fire bombs are ceramic pots filled with gunpowder that are swung above the head before being released. When they explode, hopefully on impact, they burn enemies and spread flames in every direction. As even the heaviest of ships are largely of wooden construction, they are very vulnerable to fire. The fire bombs have a short range, so fire bomb ships need to get in close, attack, and then use their speed to escape before they are counter-attacked and boarded. Missile fire from other vessels can also be a threat, as there is no protection for the crew on the upper deck. These ships also have the ability to deploy naval mines outside of the deployment zone prior to the start of a battle. However, these mines are indiscriminate, and if blundered into, can be just as deadly to your own ships as well as the enemy!

During the Sengoku Jidai, incendiary weapons such as fire arrows and bombs were used in naval battles. The bombs would be flung by hand using a rope or net sling or launched by catapults mounted on the deck. The Murakami clan managed to set fire to one of Oda Nobunaga’s ships in such a way at the first battle of Kizugawaguchi in 1576. One of the clan, Murakami Takeyoshi, was a pirate who had elevated himself into a lord through his naval expertise. His experience was so great that both the Oda and their enemies, the Mori, sought his aid in battle.

Fire Bomb Kobaya

Unit Name

Fire Bomb Kobaya

Unit Key

Light_Ship_Fire_Bomb_Kobaya

Soldiers

30

Category

Light Ship

Class

Light Ship

Multiplayer Cost

1050

└ Multiplayer Limit

4

Recruitment Cost

250

├ Recruitment Turns

1

└ Unit Limit

4

Unkeep Cost

100

Marines

25

├ Marines Type

├ Missile Range

├ Missile Accuracy

└ Missile Ammunition

Seamen

5

├ Seamen Type

├ Melee Attack

└ Melee Defence

Hull Strength

100

├ Ship Category

Light_Ship_Fire_Bomb

├ Manoeuvrability

High

└ Top Speed

12

Morale

12

Abilities

  • Battle Speed Battle Speed
    This increases a ship's rowing speed for a short period of time.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Fast moving.
  • Crews exploding missiles cause fires but short range.
  • Vulnerable if boarded.
  • Crew very exposed to missiles.