Date No-dachi Samurai
No-Dachi Samurai
The offical unit icon.
Type Sword Infantry
Soldiers in each unit 120
Attack skill 14
Charge bonus 28
Anti-Cavalry Skill 0
Armour {{{armour}}}
Defense skill 1
Morale 10
Produced from No-dachi Dojo
Special abilities Can use 'Banzai'
Cost 700
Upkeep 125
Turns to Train {{{turns to train}}}
Unit Cap {{{unit cap}}}

These samurai are armed with the no-dachi. These are extremely heavy, long swords that can only be wielded by the strongest and most skilled of men. These swords can do a lot of damage and the no-dachi samurai use them for devastating charges into infantry, where they can often break through defensive lines. Only very brave men charge into the enemy on foot, but no-dachi samurai are known for their high morale. They are shock troops and not particularly effective when defending, especially against cavalry and missile troops. The Date Clan are known for their rigid and methodical cling to honor and bushido, as such they have superior No-dachi Samurai.

Higher Attack Skill: 16 (14)
Higher Charge Bonus: 32 (28)
Cheaper cost: 700 (800)
Cheaper upkeep: 125 (150)

The No-dachiEdit

The No-Dachi is the samurai version of the Great Sword. Too heavy to be held with one hand and too tall to be stung to a belt the No-dachi was worn on the back of samurai. Because of its size No-dachi samurai are slow in their movements but have a much stronger crushing effect, for this reason it was seldom used in duels and when used was used in free fight and infantry - cavalry combat.

The No-dachi was forged in the traditional samurai sword manner. It's only uncanny feature is its length, the blade length was about 120cm and the hilt: 30-33cm.


Kage-ryū is a special form of battojutsu(sword art) that uses very long swords known collectively as choken. Started in approximately 1500 No-dachi Dojos trained samurai in the art of the great sword. It is assumed that many clans supported these specialist barrack Dojos in the following centuries, this includes the Date Clan who the game considers elites of the art. Kage-ryu, like all classical and medieval warrior arts, fell into decline following the Meiji restoration; it still exists, known to a small number of Japanese warrior art scholars.

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