Shimazu Clan Mon
|Color||Dark Gold/Dark Green|
|Appears in||Grand Campaign|
|Emerges in||Satsuma Province|
|Bonuses||Loyalty for generals, Katana Samurai & Heroes|
The Shimazu are a major playable faction in Shogun II: Total War.
Faction Select descriptionEdit
The Shimazu are a proud clan, with a long history worthy of their pride. They can trace their ancestry back to the Minamoto, the founders of the Kamakura shogunate. Their strengths are the ones of any old clan: their samurai and obedience to the Bushido. To the Shimazu, loyalty is everything, and their generals are less likely to develop ambitions of their own. Shimazu Katana Samurai are cheaper to recruit and maintain in the field than those of other clans; they can also recruit superior katana-armed samurai. Loyalty, Bushido, and the brave samurai are powerful assets for an ambitious warlord seeking to be shogun...
In-game Encyclopedia descriptionEdit
The Shimazu are a proud clan, with a long history worthy of their pride. To the Shimazu, loyalty is everything, and their generals are less likely to develop ambitions of their own. Shimazu katana samurai are cheaper to recruit and maintain in the field than those of other clans; they can also recruit superior katana-armed samurai. The clan can trace its ancestry back to Minamoto Yoritomo, the founder and first shogun of the Kamakura shogunate. In 1187, Yoritomo appointed his son, Tadahisa, as military governor of southern Kyushu. The young man took the name of Shimazu in Hyuga province, his seat of government, as his own. Thanks to a well-organised army and administration, abundant local resources, and a certain distance between Kyushu and the Kamakura court, the Shimazu clan became rich and powerful. They did not, however, become hidebound: when their vassals in Tanegashima met a strange, shipwrecked people from the other side of the world, the Shimazu were quick to see that trade with these nanban Europeans might be worthwhile. Now, under the daimyo Shimazu Takahisa, the clan has a chance for true greatness. Their home province of Satsuma is secure, and they are at peace with the Sagara of Higo province to the north. Higo, however, is a tempting target for expansion because of the warhorses to be found there. There is the small matter of a war with the Ito clan in the provinces of Osumi and Hyuga, but once these local difficulties are resolved the distance from Kyushu to the shogun's palace is not so great after all
"I once was a young boy. The shimazu once meant something. Then the Ito came. They burned our towns killed our cattle and our families. We had no weapons. Thats when buddshido came. We took it and rose from the ashes killing all the Ito. The slaughter was reversed into a victory. That will never compensate for what they took from us and then what we will take BACK from them" -Mutishmo Herobi
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- Increased loyalty for all generals.
- Reduced recruitment costs and upkeep for Katana Samurai.
- Can recruit superior Katana Heroes.
- Can recruit superior Katana Samurai.
- Generals – Shimazu Takahisa (Daimyo), Tanegashima Tomokata
- Admirals – None
- Religion – Shinto-Buddhist
- Protectorates – None
- Allies – None
- Trade Partners – Sagara
- At War – Ito
- Military Units – (2x) Generals Bodyguard, Yari Samurai, (2x) Yari Ashigaru, Bow Ashigaru
- Navy Ships – None
- Agents – None
- Treasury – 4000
- Reduced recruitment costs and upkeep for katana samurai
- Can recruit superior katana heroes
- Can recruit superior katana samurai
- Increased loyalty for all generals
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Victory Conditions Short CampaignEdit
Become Shogun by capturing and holding Kyoto. Also Capture 25 Provinces including; Bungo, Higo, Hyuga, Osumi, Satsuma and Kyoto by the end of the Winter 1580 turn.
Victory Conditions Long CampaignEdit
Become Shogun by capturing and holding Kyoto. Also capture 40 provinces including; Bungo, Higo, Hyuga, Osumi, Satsuma and Kyoto by the end of the Winter 1600 turn.