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A beautiful pink cherry blossom floats gracefully to the ground and lands at the feet of a noble daimyo lord. He stands tall, bearing the majestic armor of his forefathers. His face is stoic, nostrils flaring, as he draws deeply of the crisp spring air. Pulling his mask down over his face, Kato Katsuro extends a long arm, and points into the west.

A fleet of his loyal samurai archers march forward, passing him by and forming a line on the hillside. In unison they halt, draw their arrows, and ready their bows.

A moment of silence passes, then a faint but growing sound is heard. The Tagawa remain steadfast, bowstrings taught. Over the horizon breaks a screaming war band, their weapons drawn and bloodlust blazing in their eyes.

Still the Tagawa Archers stand motionless. Their enemies approach closer still before Kato Katsuro drops his arm and a hailstorm of arrows are rained down upon his enemies.

Stats

  • Life: 1
  • Move: 5
  • Range: 6
  • Attack: 2
  • Defense: 3
  • Points: 65
  • Figures Per Squad: 3

Abilities

Counter Strike:
When rolling defense dice against a normal attack from an adjacent attacking figure, all excess shields count as unblockable hits on the attacking figure. This power does not work against other Samurai.

Synergy

  • Hatamoto Taro: Heroic Defense Aura
    As Samurai, Tagawa Samurai Archers may benefit from Hatamoto Taro’s Heroic Defense Aura ability.
  • Kato Katsuro: Kato Katsuro's Command
    As a Samurai Squad, the Tagawa Samurai Archers may benifit from Kato Katsuro's Command ability.
  • Sacred Band: Disciplined Army Defense Bonus
    Having a "Disciplined" personality, Tagawa Samurai Archers are compatible with the Sacred Band's Disciplined Army Defense Bonus ability.

Strategy

The Tagawa Archers are unique in the fact that they, along with Kaemon Awa, are the only ranged Samurai in the game. Use this to your advantage by placing them on high levels of terrain and letting them fire on your enemies below. Their counter strike ability will deter many from engaging them, especially if you use Hatamoto Taro and his Heroic Defense Aura.

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