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FAQ/Walkthrough - Kessen
Version 1.0
By Kaji Ryoji (Acer0108@aol.com)

Table of Contents
1.0  Introduction
  1.1  Background Information
  1.2  Author Information
  1.3  Copyright Information
2.0  Tokugawan Walkthrough
  2.1  Skirmish at Kuzegawa
  2.2  Battle of Sekigahara
  2.3  Escape from Minakuchi
  2.4  Battle from Harima
  2.5  Defense at Seta
  2.6  Summer Battle at Osaka
  2.7  Retreat from Ueda
  2.8  Battle at Mount Fuji
  2.9 Defense of Hakone
  2.9a Battle of Sekigahara
3.0  Toyotomi Walkthrough
  3.1  Skirmish at Kuzegawa
  3.2  Battle of Sekigahara
  3.3  Retreat from Ueda
  3.4  Defense of Hakone
  3.5  Battle at Fuji
  3.6  Winter Battle at Edo
  3.7  Escape from Minakuchi
  3.8  Battle from Harima
  3.9  Battle of Sekigahara
  3.9a Defense of Seta
  3.9b Summer Battle at Osaka
  3.9c Battle of Sekigahara
4.0  Battle Manuevers
5.0  Miscellaneous
  5.1  Basic Strategy
  5.2  Choosing Officers
  5.3  War Council
6.0  Frequently Asked Questions

1.0  Introduction
    Kessen is a game designed by the strategy oriented company, KOEI.  
TheyÕve designed such games as the Romance of the Three Kingdoms 
series, the Dynasty Warriors series, and so on.  Kessen is more like a 
real-time strategy game, in the fact that everything is real-time, and 
you can move your forces about to defeat the enemy forces.
    Already, KOEI has announced Kessen II and III, as well as Dynasty 
Warriors III.  Kessen II is supposed to be about the Romance of the 
Three Kingdoms era, so we will hear more about that eventually.

   1.1  Background Information
    Kessen takes place after Hideyoshi dies.  Tokugawa then decides to 
take command of the land himself.  In history, Tokugawa beats the 
Western forces and takes over Japan, starting the policy of 
isolationism.  However, in this game, you can change the course of 
history itself.

   1.2  Author Information
    I can be contacted at Acer0108@aol.com.  Only send e-mails there.  
My AIM is Kaji Ryogi, and IÕll release my ICQ number later, but I never 
use it anyway.  This is my second FAQ/Walkthrough, just for personal 
reference.  Send tips, your own walkthroughs, and questions to my e-

  1.3  Copyright Information
    This document is copyright of the Internet Privacy Act, and 
intellectual property of myself, Kaji Ryoji.  If you wish to distribute 
this document, you must contact me and you must also leave this 
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2.0  Tokugawan Scenario
  2.1  Skirmish at Kuzegawa

Tokugawa has already dispatched, and Ishida had come to ambush him, and 
even though Tokugawa is at a disadvantage, he decides to attack 
Mitsunari in an attempt to defeat him, here and now.

Mission Walkthrough
    For the beginning, follow the tutorial until you get control of 
your army (and additionally, no more tutorial screens, as you will 
control it for a little bit during the tutorial, then it will be reset 
as soon as the tutorial ends.  The tutorials shows you a little bit 
about moving, special abilities, and some of your units massive 

    Now, once the battle starts, you can leave the battle to your 
officers, but you should take control to make sure nothing goes wrong, 
and to make sure you can grasp a sense of the controls.

    First, all your armies already have preset attack orders, so pick 
ÒProceed as planned!  Let the battle begin!Ó  Your armies will 
automatically engage the enemies.

    Honda will engage Shima in an even battle, and you can watch it if 
you wish.  However use HondaÕs ÒRaidÓ  Special Maneuver to lower enemy 
morale and inflict a little amount of damage on the enemy.  Raids are 
also fun to watch.

    At this point, one of your officers may comment that they appear to 
be concentrating on you.  This means that all officers that are not 
currently engaged in a battle will attack your commander, which is 
Tokugawa.  However, you should feel safe, so you should select ÒThere 
is no change in plans!Ó  to keep things moving.

    Yi will engage Gamo.  Also, certain events are random, such as 
duels.  I had Yi duel Gamo as soon as he engaged him.  Also, during the 
battle, many officers will perform beneficial special manuevers to 
assist their allies, such as ÒRallyÓ, which increases the target unitÕs 
    Once Tokugawa is in range, use his barrage on Ishida to soften up 
his defenses.  Ishida may approach you then, so back up a little bit 
and prepare to use a cannonade when you have enough troops.  The other 
possibility is that Ishida will back off.  Hold your position in this 
case and fire your cannonade if possible.
   Eventually, YiÕs army will scatter Gamo.  Have them pursue him.  
When, or if Yi catches up to Gamo, heÕll attempt to kill the remainder 
of GamoÕs army to destroy it.  If Gamo escapes, then heÕll rebuild his 
forces a little bit, and youÕll have to attack him again.
    Now Ishida will have entered combat with Tokugawa most likely, if 
they all charged at you.  Either way, once you demolish all the 
enemies, concentrate on Ishida, and he should fall before Akashi 
arrives.  Fukushima will probably arrive to assist in time.
    If Akashi arrives while youÕre still engaged with the other forces, 
use Fukushima to distract him, otherwise concentrate on Ishida.
    End mission.

    Ishida has retreated from the battle.  Tokugawa makes his way to 
Mina castle, and Ishida returns to Okina castle, and now you get a 
chance to watch the briefing and such.

2.2   The Battle of Sekigahara

    Tokugawa knew Ishida planned to ambush him at Sekigahara, and he 
decided to attack Ishida there, because of his expertise at open 
        Just use the plans that have been picked so far.  Additionally, 
add the defect order to Shimazu, and you should be all set for that.  
If you need further explanation than the tutorial gives, refer to that 
section of the walkthrough.
    For my officers, I switched Kani with Sakai, although youÕre losing 
some attack power there by switching spears with bows.  However, with 
Honda, Yi, and Fukushima there, you should be all set anyway.

    Tokugawa remembers Sakon Shima, who had attempted to assassinate 
him, and almost did before.  However, his concubine had protected him 
from the assault with ninja skills.  He is also displeased that his son 
was delayed by Masa Sanada.  Then an argument takes place where 
everyone shows their reason of hating Mitsunari Ishida.  Then it is 
seen where Josui decides to take over Japan also.

    After the scenes take place, the planning phase begins, where you 
can change the initial orders of your units, although it doesnÕt make 
much difference.

Mission Walkthrough
    Many events will occur in this battle.  All the officers that you 
have attempted to influence will not attack (The ones that were already 
set).  Kobayakawa will join your army when you have defeated several of 
IshidaÕs troops.  However, ShimazuÕs troops will retreat and head to 

   After a little bit, mobilize your armies and move Tokugawa into 
range to cannonade the enemy.  Use your forceÕs special manuevers, 
especially naga KurodaÕs Triple Barrage.  It will inflict serious 
damage on enemies like Shima.  Hosokawa dons his volley and barrages as 
his special manuevers, which are fairly useful.

  Eliminate each enemy to clear a path to Ishida, but retreat if you 
are losing serious ground.

    By monitoring your forces in this battle, you should inflict some 
serious damage and gain Kobayakawa.

    If you need to inflict quick damage or escape a battle with Yi, use 
his charge.  He inflicts heavy damage against mounted forces and most 
male forces.  In this battle, officers will want the opportunity to 
issue their own orders.  Allow them to do so, so they will keep high 
morale and zeal.

   In the course of this battle, many enemy units possess triple 
barrage, and it will do quite a bit of damage.  Otani uses cannonade 
against your forces, which is for extreme damage.  On your forces, 
Tanaka and Tokugawa and use the cannonade.  Tokugawa has more forces 
than Ishida, but overall, the enemy has more troops.  Eventually, 
Kobayakawa will, and he provides a great advantage, because he has his 
10000 troops, although theyÕre slightly weak.

    Once you eliminate enough enemy troops, charge Ishida with all you 
End mission.

2.3  Escape From Minakuchi

   Ishida and Sakon Shima had attempted to retreat now, and Ieyasu 
attempts to stop him.  There is no briefing for this mission.  You also 
find that Shimazu, who betrayed you earlier, is fighting with Ishida.

Mission Walkthrough
    You must stop Ishida from escaping to the red glowing spots on the 
map.  The enemy is in a weakened state in this battle, but so will you.

    For this battle, you can charge,  but youÕll engage many enemies 
anyway before you reach Ishida.  Your special maneuvers are vital in 
this battle, so make sure you use them.

    In this battle, Ishida WILL use his cannonade on your troops, so be 
careful about positioning Ieyasu too close at the beginning of the 
battle.  Respond by using IeyasuÕs cannonade and you will inflict heavy 
damage because you possess more cannons than Ishida.  Tanaka also has 
the ability to use cannonades.

Keep Ishida occupied, or else heÕll reach the escape point.  However, 
he canÕt retreat until the other two units arrive.
End mission.

    Sakon Shima is now dead, but the rest escaped the battle.

2.4  Battle at Harima

    If you win, you will fight Josui at Harima, who is Naga KurodaÕs 
father.  It is also seen that Sanada (father) is dying at the hands of 
Ieyasu.  Now there are many emotional scenes between many people 
deciding why they fight.

Mission Walktrough
    This mission is extremely hard.  You must defeat Josui Kuroda here, 
and he has a large force backing him.  
    Have Kobayakawa attack Tachi and he should keep him occupied for 
awhile, if not defeating him.  Send Hide Tokugawa after Shimazu while 
shooting all your best attacks at him also.
    In the event that they all attack you, ignore it for awhile.  
Eventually, there will be a scene where Fukushima and Kato greet each 
other.  Also, Hide will have an epitome and lead his troops to try to 
impress his father.
    Kuroda posses the ballista spear weapons, and they will inflict 
massive damage that will range in the thousands.  You can counter that 
with KobayakawaÕs ballista.
    You should probably have Fukushima attack Kuroda early on to weaken 
him.  Think of Fukushima as a sacrificial pawn in this mission.  Just 
keep charging Kuroda to injure him.  Kuroda will fire all his shots at 
Fukushima, and theyÕll be wasted.
    Hopefully, youÕve also defeated Yuki Sanada, because his ninjas 
will rip your forces into tiny screaming pieces.  Those troops are the 
most effective troops in the game.
    Raiding will be effective in this battle as fights will tend to 
last awhile.  By lowering enemy morale, the troops will die much 
easier, and you will preserve your own troops.
    As soon as you scatter several armies, send Tokugawa and Honda 
after Kuroda.
    The battle will be quite hard, so use your drum calls if you lose 
any duels or are beaten down quite badly.  Chances are you will lose a 
lot of armies toward the end of the battle, but donÕt worry, Tokugawa 
should be fairly strong if youÕve kept him away.
End mission.

2.5  Defense at Seta
    Josui has been defeated.  Now Hide Tokugawa has succeeded his 
father as Shogun.  Yuki Sanada has gained control of the Toyotomi 

    This is an extremely small battle compared to your previous ones.
The enemy has four units and three reinforcement units.  You have five 
reinforcement units, but only two active units.

    Follow the plan and be cautious.  Todo has an increased amount of 
men for this mission (7000).
    However, the flaw with following the plan is that Kimura will 
cannonade you right off the battle.  Kimura will also have an advantage 
over you, using female cavalary

2.6  Summer Battle at Osaka

    Hide is now rushing to battle, and he arrived late to battle again, 
but Tokugawa hears gunshots from Date.
    Hide now asks to lead an attack, and Tokugawa says that it is 
dangerous.  It is seen where Sanada leads his army.  Ieyasu decides to 
take him on himself.

Mission Walkthrough
    Toyotomi is planning to appear in this battle, so beware.
    Follow the basic mission plan, except have Naga Kuroda attack 
Katsu.  I replaced Masa with Hosokawa, and Fukushima with the last 
officer on the list.  Hosokawa should stay and ambush the enemy unit.
    For this battle, you gain many valuable tactics, such as artillery 
and ninjas.  Hopefully, you assigned ninjas to TokugawaÕs unit to take 
full advantage of this formidable attack.
    If Yuki attacks TokugawaÕs unit, you will see the scene from the 
    Just eliminate the enemy units and charge Yuki.
End mission.
    Afterwards, Princess Sen meets Tokugawa again, who is her 
grandfather.  Finally, you have reached the end of the harder version 
of the campaign, by winning all the missions.

2.7  Retreat From Ueda
    Ieyasu and Hide headed back to Edo, but Ishida came to chase 
Tokugawa, and to put them in a pincer with Masa Sanada.  Tokugawa 
decides to charge through them.

Mission Walkthrough
    You have five units versus three in this battle.  The escape point 
is behind you, so it appears to be very easy.  Order Masa to attack 
Shima to help Todo. 
   Next, there are two ambush points in this map.  The default one 
contains Sanada, the other contains Yuki.  Make sure you take him out.  
If youÕre not careful, you will lose one of your officers.  However, 
this is surely death for Todo and Masa.
    Alternatively, you could just have everyone concentrate on each 
enemy one at a time to try to beat Ishida.  To crush Ishida, use an 
army attack.  As soon as the battle starts, use the army attack to get 
them moving towards them instead of away.  If you move away, you will 
get hit with a cannonade.  So as soon as the battle starts, use the 
cannonade on Ishida.
     Personally, it is BY FAR easier to fight Ishida for victory. It is 
absolutely vital to kill him quickly though, or else the Sanadas will 
approach you.

2.8  Battle at Mount Fuji
    Please note, if you lose here, you go to Hakone. Josui Kuroda have 
taken control of Kyushu.  Then Josui moves north after hearing of the 
Eastern loss at Sekigahara.
    Set the bide orders on Hide Mori and Ban.  Also, change Nabeshima 
with Masa, and you will be all set.  If you wish, you can also replaced 
Kuroda, because he will be somewhat hard to control.

Mission Walkthrough
    Follow the plan.  Your forces that are west of you will immediately 
go to engage Ishida.  Send your defense force to meet the incoming 
forces from the southwest.  Once you defeat all the forces and both 
reinforcements arrive, order an army attack and finish him off.

2.9  Defense of Hakone
    Having lost from Mount Fuji, many officers planned to stay at 
Hakone to try to stop Ishida, so Ieyasu could escape.  Suddenly, Ieyasu 
arrives and said that he will stay and fight with them.  Then he says 
that he will not abandon his troops.  Then they start to cry because 
they are touched by TokugawaÕs loyalty and commitment to them.

Mission Walkthrough
    The enemy has five units, and so do you.  However, Gamo and Akashi 
are on their way to assist them.  Yuki, who is TokugawaÕs son, is on 
the way to assist you.
    The most dangerous adversary is Yuki Sanada and his ninja in this 
mission, so dispatch him immediately, but donÕt let Tokugawa enter 
battle with him.  Instead, charge and use the cannonade to hurt him.
    After quite awhile, Matsu will arrive to reinforce you.  What I did 
however, was have Yi charge through all of IshidaÕs men.  Then have him 
rest for some time away from the battle.  Then I had the army engage 
everyone and let Sakaki attack Ishida.  Then, once Yi was rested, I put 
him into a pincer move.  That was what beat him.
Unfortunately, Yi was killed, but he killed Ukita with him.

2.9a  Winter Battle at Edo
    The Toyotomis have taken over most of the land, and Tokugawa has 
been declared an enemy of the state.  Then all of the forces are 
concentrated in Edo.
    Let Hide Mori bide.  The rest is actually up to you, since everyone 
else has perfect loyalty now.  Also, replace all of TokugawaÕs men with 
ninja.  That will increase his battle power to epic proportions.  I 
also replaced Matsu with Hosokawa and Sakai with Katakura.
    We see NaomasaÕs death.  They also hear that Date has publically 
declared his intentions to betray them.
    They also hear that Mitsunari brags that he will win in three days, 
and only brought food for three days.

Mission Walkthrough
    Follow the plan.  Naotaka Yi then screams to avenge his father and 
they rush the enemy.  Unless you use your abilities wisely, you will 
lose this battle.  Charging and the cannonade will be the keys to 
winning the early battle.  Later, TokugawaÕs ninja should finish the 
job.  The mission is very simple once you get into it.

2.9b  Battle of Sekigahara
    Having been defeated by Ieyasu, Ishida dies, and Yuki Sanada begins 
to attack Sekigahara.
    For this battle, I set Hide Mori and Toyo Shimazu to bide.
Next, put Katakura in the northwestern ambush point.

Mission Walkthrough
    Follow the battle plan.  Once again, concentrate on the enemy that 
breaks through your defense lines.  They might inflict serious damage 
on you and it will be an even battle, so use your special abilities as 
often as you can without fatiguing any given unit too much (charge is 
one of those abilities that can tire out your units).  Once you have 
cleared a path from your base to Yuki, order an army attack.

3.0  Toyotomi Walkthrough

3.1  Skirmish at Kuzegawa
    IshidaÕs forces at Ogaki had planned to ambush Tokugawa, who was 
headed to Akasaka castle.  Shima decides to attack Ieyasu, but Ishida 
wishes not to, but then he hears a call to battle, and then attacks 
Ieyasu also.

Mission walkthrough
    Basically, follow the tutorial, or you can skip it.  You are at a 
slight advantage in this battle, as you have more soldiers than 
TokugawaÕs forces.
    As in itÕs Tokugawan counterpart, Fukushima and Akashi are headed 
to reinforce Tokugawa and Ishida.  Send Gamo and Shima to engage Yi.  
Shima might challenge Yi t a duel, but this is all random.
    You probably wonÕt have room to perform a charge on Yi, so raid him 
instead to prolong the lives of your own troops.  For Gamo, also raid 
Yi, unless you can barrage him before you engage him.
    Hopefully, Ishida will have intercepted Tokugawa.  Use the triple 
barrage on him.  If you follow all the necessary steps, youÕll defeat 
Ieyasu before any reinforcements arrive.
End mission.

3.2  Battle at Sekigahara
    Ishida returns to Ogaki castle to plan for the next battle.  For 
this mission, definitely have Fukushima bide.  Additionally, I set 
Yoshi for bide, and the other two for defection.

Mission Walkthrough
    This mission will be somewhat difficult, as you have many units 
that will be uncontrollable or extremely hard to control, such as 
Kobayakawa.  If you begin to lose the battle quite badly, Kobayakawa 
will defect.
    Asano is on his way to help Tokugawa, whereas you have Choso to 
reinforce you.
    Several of TokugawaÕs avengers will approach Ishida, so just stand 
your ground, firing your cannonade when they enter range.
    Afterwards, try to advance your forces bit by bit.  It will be 
difficult since you are unable to use the majority of your army 
   DonÕt move Ikida until all the avengers are dead, as Hide Mori will 
be flak to defend you against.  You will probably take awhile, so Choso 
will arrive first, then Natsuka.  If you take a long time, Yama will 
End mission.

3.3  Retreat from Ueda
    Tokugawa has joined with Hide, and attempted to return to Edo, but 
Ishida had intercepted Tokugawa, and has Masa Sanada put him into a 
pincer attack.

Mission Walkthrough
    Tokugawa doesnÕt have that many troops for this mission, but 
neither do you.  The advance which you possess however, is Yuki.  He 
has the ability to use ninja.
    Once Ishida gets into range, fire the cannonade before Tokugawa 
decides to hit you with something.  Order Gamo to do the same.  Then 
order Shima to attack Masa.  By this time, an enemy, might have made it 
to the escape point.  Order the ambush to the appropriate daimyo.  
Order the other one to stand down and assist him, as they will 
concentrate on one point.

3.4  Battle of Fuji
    Tokugawa had returned to Edo and powered his forces.  Kuroda had 
taken over Kyushu, and arrived to Fuji.  No one knows who he will side 
    For the defect and bide orders, theyÕve already been set, so just 
add a defect order to Todo, although it is unlikely that it will work 
anyway.  When picking officers, IF you still have Kobayakawa, donÕt 
bring him, as he will only be flak, and extremely hard to command with 
low battle power.  DonÕt assign Kikkawa either, because he will do the 
same thing.
    Now, Yuki shows his father a flying fusillade in an upclose and 
personal way.

Mission Walkthrough
    Follow the assigned battle plans.  Kuroda will join you if you can 
inflict major damage on the Tokugawan forces.  Yuki and Matsu are on 
the way from Edo to reinforce Tokugawa, so keep that in mind.  Use a 
drum call on Sanada to increase the fighting strength.  Also use YukiÕs 
ninja on whoever heÕs attacking.
   If Yuki arrives (and he probably will), he will give Tokugawa a huge 
advantage in manpower, so becareful.  This is probably a good time to 
mobilize Ishida to try to bomb all of your foes.
    The battle will be fairly even, so concentrate your forces on one 
army at a time, save Kuroda.
End mission.

3.5  Defense of Hakone
    Many soldiers are to wait at Hakone to buy Ieyasu time to escape.  
Many men decide to defend Hakone to try to buy Tokugawa time, although 
it possibly would sacrifice them.  Then Ieyasu decides to come back and 
attack Ishida.

Mission Walkthrough
    IshidaÕs rank swell with sodliers this time around.  As usual, 
follow the battle plan.  If Tokugawa mobilizes, intercept him.  Otani 
might be unengaged, so use his cannonade if that happens.
    Once you eliminate all of TokugawaÕs men, chase him.  HeÕs very 
slick, so heÕll retreat often, so when he does, shoot him with a large 
tactic.  This mission will be very quick.
End mission.

3.6  Winter Battle at Edo
    Tokugawa hopes to place all his hopes on the battle at Edo.  
Masamune Date has come to assist Ieyasu.
    For this battle, I set Date and Katakura for defection, and 
Fukushima and Mogami for Bide.  Fukushima would never defect to 
IshidaÕs side, so thatÕs a given.  However, Katakura and Mogami are 
probably interchangable.
    For other officers, I replaced Anko with Satake.  I also gave Yuki 
Sanada all ninjas.  Additionally, for the war council, I added some 
ambush points.  Finally, change Uesugi from attacking Date to attack 
Nao Yi.  Date and Katakura will defect if the tide of battle turns.

Mission Walkthrough
    I had my army follow the battle plan.  Tokugawa will hold his 
positions.  Have Sugi charge Nao Yi.  Mogami will bide his time in this 
battle, so thatÕs an advantage right in the beginning.  Play your cards 
right, and Nao will be dead right away.  Now charge Asano and you will 
decimate the majority of his forces using anyone thatÕs near him.
    To win this battle, it is necessary to split the forces into 
multiple parts, possibly three; SugiÕs northern forces, Otani in the 
west, and the southern forces.
    It is not necessary to gain Date and KatakuraÕs assistance as they 
will remain idle, unless you provoke them.
End mission.

    This ends main branch.  There are two other branches which I will 
provide a walkthrough now.

To reach the next branch, you must lose at Sekigahara.

3.7  Escape from Minakuchi
    Ishida was attempting to escape through Minakuchi, and Tokugawa 
intercepted him.  IshidaÕs forces are pessimistic, but decide to smash 
through IeyasuÕs forces.

Mission walkthrough
    Follow the plan and you will move to defensive positions.  You are 
at a disadvantage in this battle, with very few soldiers.  Fukushima 
will be the first to attack you, so charge him like a freak and he 
should be weakened.
    The way to victory lies in either getting Choso, Ishida, and 
Shimazu to the other side of the map, or defeating Tokugawa.  Of the 
easiest ones, it would probably be easier to defeat Tokugawa by 
following the plan. Tokugawa will come to you, so just wait for him to 
attack Ishida, then smash his forces with the triple barrage.
End mission.

3.8  Battle at Harima
    Unfortunately, Ishida has been defeated.  Now Josui Kuroda plans to 
attack Tokugawa.  He had joined with many westerners, then planned to 
join the western leaders around Harima.
    Now, set the defect order to Fukushima and anyone except Hosokawa.  
Have the other two bide their time.  Get rid of Kikkawa and Goto and 
add Satake and Ono in their stead.
    Now we see Yuki on the grave of his father, which can be seen in 
the main branch of Tokugawa.  

Mission Walkthrough
    Follow the plan.  Remember that Kato cannot attack Fukushima in 
this battle, theyÕll retreat and refuse to attack each other 
    This battle can be extremely hard, so just keep your cool.  You 
will most likely lose many units at the beginning, but those units will 
have weakened many of their units for the rest of your units to enter 
and trounce them.  Fukushima will join you when you have nearly twice 
as many troops left (percentage wise) as the eastern forces.
    When you have defeated Tokugawa, you will see another movie of him 
being surrounded.
End mission.

3.9  Battle of Sekigahara
    Josui Kuroda had been killed while fighting Ieyasu, and Yuki Sanada 
is now the commander.  They meet at Sekigahara.
    Now, have Naga Kuroda and Date defect, and let the other two bide.  
Now, replace Anko with Satake for more men.  Hopefully, you also 
received the strength of Fukushima in the last mission.  The last thing 
to do is to replace all of YukiÕs soldiers with ninja, and use the 
ÒHornsÓ formation to increase the usefulness of the ninja.
    The last thing you should do is assign Nao to the ambush point next 
to Akashi.

Mission Walkthrough
    The music seems a bit different now, no?  Anyway, follow the 
mission plan.  Your army will stand still, and so will the Tokugawas.  
Begin your offensive and try to destroy as many of the enemies as you 
can.  Eventually they will fall into your traps.
    In this battle, if you replaced Yuki with all ninja, he will be the 
trump card.  You would be surprised how many men eight thousand ninja 
will kill.  Use the ninja on anyone who attempts to attack, but save 
some to kill Ieyasu. In this battle, Hide possesses the cannonade.
    Use your ninjas in Tokugawa a few times and he will be dead.
If youÕre still having trouble, then start the battle off by sending 
Fukushima and Shimazu after Yoshi and have Fukushima charge him, then 
finish him off.  Another thing that seems constant is that if you 
charge Mogami with Maeda, he will instantly charge back.
    Alternatively, donÕt use Yuki at all and concentrate on his guards 
one by one.  If you beat enough of the troops (well, I had 66% of 
troops left and he only had 11%), Naga Kuroda will defect.  I had 
already defeated Date by this time, although itÕs not necessary.
End mission.

3.9a  Defense of Seta
    After losing at Harima with Kuroda, Tokugawa arranges a marriage 
between Sen and Toyotomi.  Finally, Tokugawa orders a campaign to 
destroy the ToyotomiÕs, and Yuki Sanada attempts to stop Tokugawa at 
Seta and to force them to join them.

Mission Walkthrough
    For now, the enemy has only two units:  Tokugawa and Todo.  
However, many officers are heading to reinforce him.  You will only get 
three units to reinforce you, but you start with four already, so rush 
Tokugawa as fast as you can.  Unfortunately, Yuki has no ninjas with 
him, so this can become a long fight.  If you donÕt want to get 
flooded, you will kill him right away, therefore, no plan is needed, 
attack!  Have Kimura charge Todo as soon as they enter combat, and get 
ready to use the cannonade as soon as the zeal is restored.  If Kimura 
suddenly enters combat with Tokugawa after charging, his zeal should be 
restored, so charge one more time and have his army rest.
    Use YukiÕs mounted barrage as soon as you enter range on Tokugawa 
to try to weaken him as much as possible before fighting.  Katsu will 
keep Todo occupied.
    Akashi will arrive first, but by that time, Tokugawa should be 
nearly dead or scattered.  If not, send Akashi to take on Todo.
End mission.

3.9b  Summer Battle at Osaka
    Now, the Western forces had fallen back to Osaka.  Tokugawa had 
called for peace, and had the moats in the castle dried up.  Yuki 
prepared to fight in a quick battle to try to defeat Tokugawa.
    Give Fukushima and Yoshi the defect orders.  Katakura must bide, 
and Hosokawa will bide, but rarely defects, if ever.  You wonÕt get to 
bring many men on this mission, so replace Ban with Ukita.  Lastly, 
give Yuki Sanada all ninja in his troops, and give him to Horns 
pattern.  Yuki is seen drinking with Lady Yodo, when Saizo informs him 
that Tokugawa is moving.  Yuki appears to be extremely drunk, as his 
ego has become inflated.  Outside, many officers look down at Osaka 
castle.  Yuki then shows everyone the fireworks that he had planned, 
and the officers are impressed and become happy from this sight.  
Tokugawa sees this and laughs at it, believing it to be a silly and 
futile display.
    During the war council, assign Ukita and Ono ambush orders.

Mission Walkthrough
    Follow the battle plan.  They say that Toyotomi promises to join 
you in battle, but not to let your hopes up.  He doesnÕt, just so you 
know, unless you want to take a long time in this battle.  All your 
forces will mobilize.  Yuki will engage in battle with Tada Honda, so 
use the ninja on him, and you will inflict an extreme amount of damage.  
Tada will fall soon after.  Send Akashi to assist in the battle against 
Hide Tokugawa.  Basically, at this point, you need to gang up on them.  
Long range attacks, keeping in mind, are ineffective against HideÕs 
anvil formation.  Charging is much more effective.  Katsu MIGHT reach 
Tokugawa (He may get engaged with Hide instead).  If he does, charge 
Tokugawa to inflict a little bit of damage.
    Fukushima will join you if you set the defect order on him fairly 
early in the battle.  Beat them down a little bit more (22% to my 75%) 
and Yoshi will join you.  When Tokugawa is nearly defeated and Yuki 
attacks, you'Õl see an FMV of them having a quick duel, except he finds 
out that Ieyasu escaped already.
End mission.

3.9c  Battle of Sekigahara
    Tokugawa heads to Kyoto, but Yuki has continued to chase him, but 
then is forced to return to Edo.  Then Toyotomi had returned to Kyoto.
    For this mission, set the defect order to Naga Kuroda and Date.  
Next, replace Ban with Fukushima, or if you donÕt have him, replace him 
with Satake.  Nao may be replaced with either Shimazu, Ukita, or 
Konishi.  I prefer Shimazu, as he has the best battle insight.  
Finally, Ono may be replaced with Satake.

Mission Walkthrough
    Looking at the battle plan, everyone just stands still, so make 
sure you have added an ambush somewhere, such as Goto.  Start by moving 
your forces around a bit to get Tokugawa moving.  Just a few inches is 
good.  Someone will run into one of the ambush points.
    Simply let the enemy approach, then pick them off one by one.  Once 
this is done order an army attack, and you will be done.
End mission.

5.0  Battle Manuevers
*   Ineffective vs. ÒAnvilÓ formation

Command      Zeal Usage        Effect
Rally            15           Raise allyÕs zeal.  Commander only.

Artillery        45           Fires projectiles.  Does damage vs all

Avoid            20           Evade enemy army, will not enter combat.

Ballista         30           Mobile spear launchers.  Best vs. Mounted

Cannonade        55           Effective vs. all units.*
Drum Roll        10           Raises morale of own army.

Barrage          30           Single firing line.  Best vs. grounded

Charge           45           Charge through enemy lines.  Reappear on
                              Otherside.  Effective against mounted
                              Forces.  Arrow best formation.

Escape           10           Flee from battle instantly.

Flying Fusillade 25           Firing while moving.  Cannot use during

Mounted Barrage  30           Single lined cavalry firing.*

Ninja            40           Use ÒHornÓ Formation.  Inflicts massive
                              Damage to all enemy units.

Raid             30           General attacks men to lower zeal.

Spear Wall       25           Use ÒReefÓ formation.  Best vs. Mounted

Triple Barrage   40           Three line barrage.*

Volley           25           Arrow wave.  Best vs. grounded.*

5.0  Miscellaneous Information

5.1  Basic Strategy
    Try to gang up on enemy forces, as it appears to be quite 
effective.  Many small forces will always beat a large force, because 
each unit has many sub-units divided equally among each other.  If you 
can wear each of them down, they will have small sub-units and will be 
defeated very easily.

    If an officer wishes to engage someone, then let him do it.  It 
will increase his zeal.

    The higher the fatigue of a unit, the lower the life of every 
soldier inside it is.

    Experiment with formations to get the most out of your special 

5.2  Choosing Officers
    Look at the meter on the right when choosing officers.  Insight 
stands for how well their soldiers fight, and the battle rating is how 
well they will fare in duels.  IÕm not yet certain what the other 
ratings on the side do.  Another thing you should keep in mind is the 
bias between the West and the East.  Lastly, learn all of the generalsÕ 
relationships with the leader, e.g. Fukushima will NEVER defect to the 
West if you are Ishida.
    The same applies when choosing what officers to defect and bide.  
Keeping in mind that certain officers have some loyalty to their 
commander, and also many other factors apply, such as campaign 

5.3  War Council
    Here, you will see the enemy placement, your own, and also have the 
opportunity to change some of it.  When setting ambush points, look at 
where the enemy stands in relation to your commander.  Ambush points 
can be set in the red circles, and the green are where you can place 
everyone else.  Ambushes should be set in a straight line to your 
commander, as the enemy seems to like to rush to your defensive forces.

6.0  Frequently Asked Questions
This section will have any questions that anyone e-mails to me.