Total War: Shogun 2 - Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack

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Customer notes




Requires the base game Total War: SHOGUN 2 in order to play

The Total War: SHOGUN 2 Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack adds 10 new elite units for use across the different game modes of SHOGUN 2. Once you've purchased the content, you will unlock all 10 of these versatile units in single and multiplayer Campaign mode under the conditions stated below. They will also be available in the Avatar Conquest and single player Battle modes of the game when playing with the appropriate clan.

1. Bulletproof Samurai unit – Date clan

It takes true samurai to charge into musket fire – and prevail!

  • Bulletproof armour makes them very resilient against matchlocks
  • Heavy armour makes them slow
  • Very good armour and melee defence
  • Very good vs. cavalry
  • Average melee attack

Construction requirements in Campaign mode: Yari Dojo / Armoury

*2. Marathon Monk – Uesugi or Ikko Ikki clan *(Ikko Ikki clan requires the Ikko Ikki Clan Pack)

Faith builds the body, and faith makes outstanding warriors.

  • Very fast moving and fatigue resistant
  • Good against infantry and cavalry
  • Very good melee defence
  • Vulnerable to katana infantry and missiles

Construction requirements in Campaign mode (Ikko Ikki clan): Ikko religion / Jodo Shinshu Temple / Proving grounds

Construction requirements in Campaign mode (Uesugi clan): Buddhist religion / Buddhist Temple / Proving grounds

3. Hand Mortar – Hojo clan Hand mortars can lob shots over the heads of intervening troops, even over high walls.

  • High arc of fire is good for attacking units behind walls and other units
  • Small unit size and weak stats make them very vulnerable in melee
  • Low morale
  • Very vulnerable to cavalry

Construction requirements in Campaign mode: Gunsmith / Armoury

4. Heavy Gunner – Shimazu clan

For some targets a simple musket is disrespectful. Better by far to use a heavy gun.

  • Very large muskets can damage units and buildings
  • Small unit size leaves them vulnerable in melee
  • Very vulnerable to cavalry

Construction requirements in Campaign mode: Gunsmith / Armoury

5. Wako Raider – Mori clan

Piracy prepares men to fight unfairly and with deceit. A wise commander uses these skills.

  • Can deploy outside of their own deployment area
  • Can walk whilst hidden and can hide almost anywhere
  • Good melee attack and morale
  • Weak melee defence and armour
  • Vulnerable to cavalry and missiles

Construction requirements in Campaign mode: Sword Dojo / Military port

6. Mounted Gunner – Tokugawa clan

These mounted samurai carry matchlocks, allowing them to fire a deadly volley and then gallop away.

  • Very high missile damage
  • Good accuracy but slow reload
  • Average in melee
  • Vulnerable to foot missile units

Construction requirements in Campaign mode: Stables / Gunsmith

7. Bandit – Hattori clan (Hattori clan only available in the Total War: SHOGUN 2 Limited Edition)

Banditry teaches a man much that is useful in warfare, such as striking from an unexpected direction.

  • Can shoot whilst hidden
  • Can hide almost anywhere
  • Can walk hidden
  • Weak in melee
  • Vulnerable to cavalry

Construction requirements in Campaign mode: Bow dojo / Criminal syndicate

8. Long-Yari Ashigaru – Oda clan

These men carry exceptionally long spears, pikes in effect, making them extremely dangerous to cavalry.

  • Excellent against cavalry
  • Good defensive unit
  • Vulnerable to missiles and sword infantry
  • Weak morale

Construction requirements in Campaign mode: Spear dojo / Encampment

9. Fire Cavalry – Takeda clan

These cavalry are a sword in their general’s hand, ready to slice into a battle line.

  • Good against cavalry
  • Good against infantry
  • Good speed
  • Weak against spears and naginatas
  • Vulnerable to matchlocks and bows

Construction requirements in Campaign mode: Cavalry dojo / Proving grounds

10. Daikyu Samurai – Chosokabe clan

When archer and bow are as one, anything is possible.

  • Extra long range
  • Very accurate and higher damage
  • Slow reload speed
  • Vulnerable to cavalry
  • Weak melee attack

Construction requirements in Campaign mode: Bow dojo / Hunting lodge

Customer reviews


Awful, unless you're a completionist

LSD | Feb. 10, 2014 | See all LSD's reviews »

This pack was a massive let down. Besides the Wako Raiders, all the units are simply copy + pasted units from the game with slightly altered stats and silly building requirements. Bulletproof samurai? Simply normal samurai units from the game with 3 points more armour. They're just as resistant as any other unit with similar armour. The only unit from this pack that sees any use is the Daikyu Samurai, which is a slightly upgraded version of the normal Chosokabe bow units in the game. In short, avoid this unless you're desperate or some kind of completionist. It doesn't add variety to the game world, and the units are almost entirely useless. You'd be better off with a mod-pack...


A nice addition to a more satisfiying campaign

domenthechief | Aug. 5, 2013 | See all domenthechief's reviews »

If you decide to buy Total War: Shogun 2 DLC Sengoku Jidai Unit Pack for such a cheap price you will not be disappointed. Upon purchasing and later installing, new elite units such as famous Bulletproof Samurai, Dikyu Samurai and more will be available for training in the Shogun 2 original campaign. I am a huge Total War fan and this DLC really affects the variety of units in the game. And if so are you, this DLC will no doubt enjoy its content.


Expected more

Antix | April 28, 2013 | See all Antix's reviews »

While at first glance this adds a bunch of extra units that should help spice up the variety in your games a little bit, the Sengoku Jidai pack contains very few units that are actually viable or useful. Each is limited to one clan and most of them are either outclassed when it comes to multiplayer or have requirement buildings that you simply will not want to have in your recruitment provinces when it comes to single player. It's nice to have if you're a completionist and want all DLC, or simply find the awesome Wako Raiders irresistible but overall as a pack it is a bit disappointing.


Good Variety

ROKET | July 8, 2012 | See all ROKET's reviews »

I scooped up all the DLC for Shogun 2 when I bought the game and have been really pleased so far. These units, though dispersed amongst the clans, are great and add a nice variety to the roster of available units. Multiplayer is spiced up by this bundle but I do wish you could use more than one at any given time.


A Pleasant Addition

lonewolf80 | Aug. 28, 2011 | See all lonewolf80's reviews »

The additional units provided by this DLC breathe new life into the game for those who have already tired from beating the campaign multiple times. The newly added units bring diversity to the unit mix. Be warned , however, that owners will not be able to take full advantage of this pack unless they own the limited edition clan, the Hattori, as well.