The Alliances Parchment Proposing Alliances

You can propose Alliances to other daimyo by dragging an emissary piece onto another daimyo (in the field he is identified by a Mounted Samurai piece on the Map, though he may be resting in a castle, too, in which case his Mon will appear on the banner next to the castle). Both clans vow not to raise arms against each other or their lands and the good will between them ensures a temporary peace. Display Alliance Info Parchment Display Alliance Info Parchment To ensure that you are aware of all...

Changing Preset Formations

In the heat of battle, a good general must be able to direct his troops quickly and surely. The ability to command multiple units and ensure they are in the formation best suited to that particular situation is a skill that must be learned through study and hard lessons at the hand of more experienced generals or daimyos. 1. Select the units whose formation you want to change. 2. Click the relevant icon on the Icon Menu Bar. Right-click, then highlight FORMATION in the drop-down menu and...

Population Loyalty is affected by numerous factors

Tax Rate You can set the tax rate at any time. Click on the 'Koku' counter on the information panel to open the 'Set Tax Rate' pop-up. High tax rates may bring in more koku but your population loyalty may suffer as a result. Your tax rate is the same across all your provinces. Harvest A good harvest will make your subjects content a bad harvest will make them unhappy. Loyalty to a former daimyo The subjects are loyal to the daimyo they are familiar with. If you take over a province then the...

Battle Formations

To be a master of warfare you must first become conversant with the techniques by which your army can overrun an opponent in the heat of battle. Whilst much may be down to the unit type and experience of individual soldiers, a wise daimyo, familiar with the battle strategies of Sun Tzu, can triumph against seemingly overwhelming odds. Different unit formations have strengths and weaknesses, which a wise man will soon become patently aware of. Move answered by counter move is sure to occur when...

Soldiers Units

The building blocks of your armies essential in your campaign to become Shogun. You should be wary though for, once trained, there is a fixed cost to maintain them. This cost may become a drain on your resources, if you do not manage your finances carefully. When units are trained they generally begin with an honour level of 0. However, if they are trained in certain provinces, renowned for the skills of their inhabitants or with certain building upgrades they may gain an honour bonus. This can...

The Chat Window

The Chat window is your contact with other Shogun Total War players. You can find individuals, send private messages and, above all, make buddies It appears in many of the Multiplayer setup screens and enables you to discuss and plan with other players in remote locations. Scroll Bar - click and drag to view previous dialogue Text Entry Box - The Prompt tells Individuals currently in chat room you who the message will go to and their honour Click ALL to send a message to everyone in the chat...

Hosting a Multiplayer Game

Click arrows to adjust the time limit 5-60 minutes No limit Click and drag to scroll through other maps' Click and enter maximum Click to choose a Map number of players the battle in a league table competitive friendly Internet game only Click to select the multiplayer battle type and win conditions if necessary the battle in a league table competitive friendly Internet game only Click and enter the server name here Not on screenshot -LAN games only Click and enter a password here optional...

Mousedefined Camera Positioning

Note Only accessible when mouselook is switched off Se Point of the triangle represents the new camera position Point of the triangle represents the new camera position Right click, hold and drag to radically alter you viewpoint. The start point of your click and drag is where the camera will be positioned whilst the point where you release the button is the centre of the new view. Note This is the principle camera option in software mode. When used, the camera jumps directly to the new...