Samurai Archers (STW Unit)
|Weapon Type: Bow and Arrow|
|*Waterproof Missile Weapon|
|Honour / Morale||5|
Requires: Archery Dojo
Samurai Archers provide an army with the ability to
strike enemies from a distance. They are equipped
with sword and bow, but are lightly armoured and
should avoid melee. They are best used as
skirmishers to decimate massed infantry ranks from
a distance without engaging in hand to hand combat.
These troops are among the most useful in Shogun:
Total War as they can be trained quickly and are
relatively inexpensive. They are extremely useful
in any army.
As samurai, their morale and fighting skills are
excellent. They are also armed with both bows
and swords, meaning that they can stand off
and shower enemy forces with arrows, then
close in and fight hand-to-hand when needed.
Their armour is also of good quality and their
morale as samurai is exceptional, making
these among the most useful soldiers daimyo
can have under their command, especially
early in the game.
Most clan armies will include a good number of
these units simply because of these all round abilities.