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04-28-2007, 12:26
Hojo's Preview


The Hojo clan was one of the most powerful warrior clans in Japan in the Sengoku period and held domains primary in the Kantō region.
Descendants of the clan Taira, they took their name of the small town of Hojo, in the province of Izu. When in 1180 Minamoto No Yoritomo, son-in-law of Tokimasa Hojo, then chief of the clan, leave his exile to fight to them Taira during the war of Gempei, Hojo line up on its side. After the death of Yoritomo, they are essential near the shoguns following as a shikken (regents), and dominate in fact the government of Japan.

Leader: Hojo Ujimasa

The Hojo clan thanks to his many iron mines have forging mills of better quality in the areas where it is established. That confers the advantage to him of having troops with better armours.
Description of the units :

Hojo Ashigaru Yari :
They are peasant equipped with a long spear
http://img236.imageshack.us/img236/3615/ashigarusyarihh7.th.jpg (http://img236.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ashigarusyarihh7.jpg)

Hojo Samurais to Yari :
They are able to handle the spear
http://img459.imageshack.us/img459/3568/samuraistoyarioj1.th.jpg (http://img459.imageshack.us/my.php?image=samuraistoyarioj1.jpg)

Hojo Samurais to Katana :
They are the basis of the samurais of an army
http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/1686/samuraistokatanaaw3.th.jpg (http://img64.imageshack.us/my.php?image=samuraistokatanaaw3.jpg)

Hojo Samurais to Naginata :
They are samurais specialized in the handle the naginata
http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/8412/samuraistonaginataho4.th.jpg (http://img466.imageshack.us/my.php?image=samuraistonaginataho4.jpg)

Hojo Samurais to No-dachi :
they are good swordmens equipped with the long No-dachi sword
http://img466.imageshack.us/img466/3523/samuraistonodachivn3.th.jpg (http://img466.imageshack.us/my.php?image=samuraistonodachivn3.jpg)

Hojo Sohei Monks :
They are best warriors with Naginata
http://img403.imageshack.us/img403/9431/soheimonkssl6.th.jpg (http://img403.imageshack.us/my.php?image=soheimonkssl6.jpg)

Hojo Seika Katana Samurais :
They are elite samurais with katana
http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/3580/seikakatanasamuraishv5.th.jpg (http://img57.imageshack.us/my.php?image=seikakatanasamuraishv5.jpg)

Hojo Ninjas :
They are equipped with a bow and a ninja-to
http://img57.imageshack.us/img57/7962/ninjasjr1.th.jpg (http://img57.imageshack.us/my.php?image=ninjasjr1.jpg)

Hojo Yumi nu Sashu :
They are samurais equipped with a long bow named Yumi and a Katana
http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/5869/yuminusashune2.th.jpg (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=yuminusashune2.jpg)

Hojo Seiei Kihei to Tachi :
They are elite of cavalry swordmens
http://img489.imageshack.us/img489/9175/seieikiheitotachios3.th.jpg (http://img489.imageshack.us/my.php?image=seieikiheitotachios3.jpg)

Hojo Seiei Kihei to Yari :
They are elite of cavalry spearmen
http://img71.imageshack.us/img71/8237/seieikiheitoyarilx4.th.jpg (http://img71.imageshack.us/my.php?image=seieikiheitoyarilx4.jpg)

Hojo Kihei to Yari :
They are the basis cavalry samurais with a spear
http://img235.imageshack.us/img235/9047/kiheitoyarikf7.th.jpg (http://img235.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kiheitoyarikf7.jpg)

Hojo Kihei to Tachi :
They are good cavalry swordmens
http://img478.imageshack.us/img478/167/kiehitotachijp1.th.jpg (http://img478.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kiehitotachijp1.jpg)

Hojo Kihei to Yumi :
They are masters in horsearchers
http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/1695/kiheitoyumiki9.th.jpg (http://img130.imageshack.us/my.php?image=kiheitoyumiki9.jpg)

07-05-2007, 20:39
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