Whether you are a retainer receiving orders from your Daimyō, or a Daimyō commanding an entire army by leading subordinate officers, the station of the officer you play as in battle is reflected, allowing you to enjoy realistic battle.
With Siege Battle and Naval Battle, battle has expanded from merely taking place on fields. Experience realistic siege and naval battles with powerful visuals.
Gameplay changes based on your officer's station and situation.
We have included battle from the viewpoint of an officer leading their own troops.
Various play styles can be achieved!
Bring victory with your spear work in battles as a Retainer.
Retainers strive to rule over their domains and handle civil development. At other times orders come in from their lord, the Daimyō, to march into battle. As a retainer, the main objective in battle is gaining honor through spear work.
However, even when your armaments or provisions are inadequate, you might be pressed to march your troops, or forced to fight under harsh conditions.
Building ties with allies and strategy that adapts to the situation are necessary in battles as a Castle Lord.
When you are a Castle Lord, you can freely deploy troops from the bases you command.
However, there might be cases when taking enemy bases using only your own bases and military forces is difficult. Instead of attacking alone, building ties with other Castle Lords is necessary.
Also, as you gain honor, climb the ranks, and increase the bases you control, your civil direction and strategies will need to change. Decide, for example, which castles to strengthen while considering both offensive and defensive strategy, and the appropriate positions for your subordinate officers.
Comprehensive planning is necessary in battles as a Daimyō.
Daimyō can freely command subordinate officers and unfold the strategies they envision from a broader perspective. Attack from many sides. Perform a concentrated attack. The choice is yours.
Daimyō can command freely and in great detail. They also appoint talented subordinate officers as regents and give a wide range of attack orders. An ability to effectively lead is demanded.
See the battlefield from the viewpoint of a single officer.
From the viewpoint of an officer aiming to defeat the enemy in front of them,
victory or defeat in battle depends on your commands. Experience the strategy of thrilling battlefields.
The world of battle as depicted from an Officer's Viewpoint
The organization of each unit in battle depends on both the stronghold that protects your commander, as well as the numerous reserves that strengthen the stronghold's surroundings.
Reserves are divided into various troop types such as spearmen, cavalry, archers, and musketeers. The formation of units is up to you.
Strategies unfold, such as how you will strike the enemy's stronghold, and how you will protect your own stronghold during battle.
Essential to Battle: "Battle Actions"
As an officer, battles unfold based on the exchange of battle actions among allies and enemies.
Cause damage to the enemy with "Charge" and "Release". Increase the morale of your reserves and adjust formations with "Morale Boost". Various types of battle actions exist.
Use these battle actions while watching your enemy's movements to achieve even greater results in battle.
Also, depending on the ability of the officer and the formation of the unit deployed at the time, the levels and types of battle actions that can be activated change. Consider which actions you use, how you move your units, and what formations they take. You must be flexible with your commands depending on the battle situation.
Battles are decided by the "Formations" you choose in response to the battle situation.
Units, which consist of a stronghold and reserves, establish formations.
Depending on the formation, the battle actions that can be used change. "Fish Scale" formation is superior when charging. "Diamond" formation is superior for defense. Considering the strengths of each formation is the key.
During battle, you can change formation at any time. However, your abilities will temporary decrease while making the change, so timing is critical.
Also, some formations can only be formed when your soldiers are highly proficient. Other formations can only be formed by specific officers.
Enjoy various new battlefields and battle actions.
Requested by many in our last release, you can now enjoy full-scale siege and naval battles.
Make use of the terrain, equipment, and battle actions to experience new, deep battles.
With Siege Battle, you can battle on a map as elaborate as an actual castle.
The besieged castle uses equipment such as turrets and gates to fend off invading enemies. Meanwhile, the attackers try to break the defenses as they aim to take the Tenshu.
Bases and castles on the plains are not the only stages for battle. For example, mountain castles with intricate enclosures are also included.
Castles are the stage for siege battles. For both attacking soldiers and the besieged castle, equipment has a major influence on strategy.
However, defensive equipment is not limited to castle "Turrets" and "Gates". There is also equipment such as "Horse Stockades" and "Cannon Encampments", which are used in both castle sieges and field battles.
Use the Civil command "Upgrade" to bolster your base's defenses. Doing so also changes your base's appearance.
Unlike castles on the plains, mountain castles take advantage of the rocky terrain. They are literally natural fortresses.
You can also enjoy maps exclusive to naval battles.
As features unique to the naval battles, we have included ship types such as "Iron Ships" and "Warships". In addition, officers that excel in naval battle can advance in battles with an advantage over other officers.