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03-26-2007, 19:31
Mori's Preview



The Mōri clan (毛利氏族) was a family of daimyō, descended from Ōe no Hiromoto and established themselves in Aki province. Their name was derived from a shōen in Mōri, Aikō district, Sagami province. The generation of Hiromoto began to name themselves Mōri.

After the Jōkyū War Mōri was appointed to the jitō office of a shoen in Aki province. During the Kamakura period Mōri was one of prominent Gokenin family due to the fame of their ancestor Hiromoto. At the end of Kamakura Shogunate, Mōri was distant from the Shogunate and showed a favorable attitude to Ashikaga Takauji.

In Sengoku period Mōri Motonari succeeded to expand their power to the whole Aki province and then other neighbor provinces. In his generation Mōri became the daimyo from a local Gokenin.

After a struggle between Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who led his army as a general of Oda Nobunaga, the both sides made peace and Mōri remained as a daimyo who kept five provinces in Chūgoku. In 1600 Mōri Terumoto led the West Army in the Battle of Sekigahara nominally. The West Army lost the battle and the Mōri clan lost three eastern provinces and moved their capital from Hiroshima to currentday Hagi, Yamaguchi. The newer fief, Mōri han consisted in two provinces: Nagato province and Suo province. Derived from the former, Mōri han was referred often Chōshū han.

After Meiji Restoration the system of han and daimyo was abolished. Mōri was titled as duke.[/COLOR]

Leader: Mori Motonari

The Mori clan based in provinces where Buddhism is very established, has monks combatants (Sohei) of exception. The exceptional handling of the naginata by these monks pushed Daimyos Mori to create a new class of samouraïs handling this weapon.
Description of the units :

Ahigaru Yari :
They are peasant equipped with a long spear
http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/7773/paytsanbs1.th.png (http://img217.imageshack.us/my.php?image=paytsanbs1.png)

Samurais to Yari :
They are able to handle the spear
http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/7754/samuraitoyaripngic9.th.png (http://img79.imageshack.us/my.php?image=samuraitoyaripngic9.png)

Samurais to Katana :
They are the basis of the samurais of an army
http://img79.imageshack.us/img79/7182/samouraitokatanatd9.th.png (http://img79.imageshack.us/my.php?image=samouraitokatanatd9.png)

Samurai to Naginata :
They are samurais specialized in the handle the naginata
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/6884/samuraitonaginataes8.th.png (http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=samuraitonaginataes8.png)

Samurai to No-Dachi :
They are good swordmens equipped with a long No-dachi sword
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/269/samuraitonodachilw0.th.png (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=samuraitonodachilw0.png)

Mori Narawazeruta Kenkaku Sohei :
They are sohei monks of exception
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/8635/moinesqk3.th.png (http://img78.imageshack.us/my.php?image=moinesqk3.png)

Mori Seika Naginata Samurai :
Are the elite of samourais handling the naginata
http://img77.imageshack.us/img77/9564/seikanaginatasamuraifs3.th.png (http://img77.imageshack.us/my.php?image=seikanaginatasamuraifs3.png)

Seika Katana :
They are elite samurais with katana
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/183/seikakatanajz0.th.png (http://img235.imageshack.us/my.php?image=seikakatanajz0.png)

Ninjas :
They are equipped with a bow and a ninja-to
http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/8647/ninjasqi6.th.png (http://img120.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ninjasqi6.png)

Yumi nu Sashu :
They are samourais equipped with a long bow named Yumi and a katana
http://img249.imageshack.us/img249/2676/yuminusashuti6.th.png (http://img249.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yuminusashuti6.png)

Seiei Kihei to Tachi :
They are elite of cavalry swordmen
http://img509.imageshack.us/img509/8306/seieikiheitotachirz0.th.png (http://img509.imageshack.us/my.php?image=seieikiheitotachirz0.png)

Seiei Kihei to Yari :
They are elite of cavalry spearmen
http://img240.imageshack.us/img240/3180/seieikiheitoyaribi3.th.png (http://img240.imageshack.us/my.php?image=seieikiheitoyaribi3.png)

Kihei to Yari :
They are basis cavalry samurais with a spear
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/3922/kiheitoyaricr1.th.png (http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kiheitoyaricr1.png)

Kihei to Tachi :
They are good cavalry swordmens
http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/5392/kiehitotachiwi8.th.png (http://img220.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kiehitotachiwi8.png)

Kihei to Yumi :
They are masters in horsearchers
http://img412.imageshack.us/img412/7933/kiehitoyumivr6.th.png (http://img412.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kiehitoyumivr6.png)

Ossie The Great
03-26-2007, 19:55
wow. loking amzing :cowboy:

keep the good work up

03-26-2007, 22:01
nicely done with the armor

Quintus Of Pompeii
04-01-2007, 17:23
I Must Say It Looks Good. Good Work ~:)


07-01-2007, 17:55
Updated !!