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Tadakatsu's Tetsubo Warriors

As strong as Oni, these mighty warriors carry the tetsubo or war club.

Only a truly fearsome warrior has the bravery and skill required to carry a tetsubo into battle. These large metal studded clubs are incredibly heavy and unwieldy, leaving their warrior open to quick attacks from faster foes and missile attacks. However, when these mighty clubs are brought to bear in melee combat they deal a devastating blow and no amount of armour will protect a victim from the bone-shattering impact!

The use of a tetsubo required immense upper body strength. It is hardly surprising that it was the weapon of choice for the fearsome oni, the vicious and powerful demons of Japanese myth. These incredibly strong mythical beasts gave rise to a number of Japanese sayings related to strength including, “like giving a kanabo to an oni” which means to give the advantage to one who already has it. A north-easterly direction is known as kimon in Japan or “the gate through which the oni passes.” It is viewed as the birth place of bad luck and evil spirits, and even now no Japanese railway station, for example, would have an entrance from that direction. During the spring festival of Setsubun families throw soybeans outside their homes to ward off the oni and bring in good luck for the coming year.

Tadakatsu's Tetsubo Warriors

Unit Name

Tadakatsu's Tetsubo Warriors

Unit Key

Sh_Inf_Heavy_Tetsubo_Hero

Soldiers

40

Category

Melee Infantry

Class

Heavy Infantry

Multiplayer Cost

1300

└ Multiplayer Limit

1

Recruitment Cost

1100

├ Recruitment Turns

2

└ Unit Limit

1

Unkeep Cost

200

Melee Attack

30

└ Melee Weapon

sabre

Charge Bonus

20

Bonus vs Cavalry

0

Melee Defence

7

Armour

10

Morale

40

Abilities

  • Banzai Banzai
    This unit can enter into a frenzied state for a short period of time, temporarily increasing its speed, charge and melee attacks, and making it unbreakable.
  • Warcry Warcry
    Warcry heavily demoralises up to four nearby enemy units, slowing them down and affecting their defence ability for a short time.

Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Excellent in melee.
  • Excellent morale.
  • Vulnerable to missiles and massed enemy units.