Naval Inf Bow Kobaya

Game card for Bow Kobaya

Bow Kobaya are the most basic light ship in Total War: Shogun 2.

Hence the name, this Naval unit has archers present aboard the ship, and will fire arrows at opposing enemies aboard the rival craft. Being small, this ship swift and maneuverable but vulnerable to boarding actions, especially from Sengoku Bune ships that sail along the wind. However, their speed is useful to catching up with most routing ships and forcing them to surrender with a boarding action.

Basic Unit Statistics

Recruitment Cost 150
Upkeep Cost 50




Hull Strength




Strengths & Weaknesses

  • Fast moving ships with missile weapon armed crew.
  • Small crew number makes then vulnerable when boarded


  • Battle Speed - This increases a ship's rowing speed for a short period of time.
  • Flaming Arrows - This unit can fire flaming arrows for a short period of time. Flaming arrows have a greater damage effect and can set fire to flammable objects. Flaming arrows don't function in wet weather.

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