“Well-armed and plentiful, these troops are effective at tearing down enemy buildings. These unique Japanese soldiers deal more damage.”

Heavy JSDF Soldier is the level 12 Japanese unique Heavy Infantry unit unlocked in the Cold War Age. Its predecessor is the JSDF Soldier and can be upgraded to Elite JSDF Soldier. It is researched in a level 11 Armory. It replaces Valiant Infantry.

General Information Edit

  • Heavy JSDF Soldier can damage buildings very easy and quickly. They are also good against cavalry.
  • Heavy JSDF Soldier would attack the closest building on front of them but when attacked by an enemy troop; will fight back.
  • Heavy JSDF Soldier can get destroyed easily by Splash Damage Structures such as mortars.
  • Heavy JSDF Soldier is weak against other infantry.
  • As a Japanese unique unit, samurai has 20% more damage than the standard Heavy Infantry they replace.

Historical Description Edit

The Japanese Constitution,which was written by U.S. General Douglas MacArthur's staff in 1946,expressly prohibits a millitary of any kind.Nevertheless,the constant threat of Soviet invasion during the Cold War persuaded America to allow the formation of the Japanese Self Defense Force. For nearly two decades Japanese soldiers were armed with outdated WWII-era firearms like the Type 99 light machine gun and even American M1 Garands and Carbines.But as their industries recovered,Japan developed weapons technology that was every bit as advanced as that of the United States and Soviet Union.

Attacking Strategies Edit

  • If these units are used in large groups and not in heavy fire; then they can be devastating and can destroy a base easily.
  • Catapults or Mortars, with their splash damage, are devastating against these units and can kill a group of them in a few hits if in the range of the impact. Spread the units around so that the mortar would have to hit each infantry to kill it and that its impact would not affect other infantry as well or deploy a few Heavy Cavalry to destroy it.
  • Redoubts or Machine Guns (Building) can likewise be devastating against these units, if it is not dealt with appropriately. Keep the units away from it until it is destroyed or position them to destroy it quickly.
  • Missile Silo can elemininate a group of these units quickly. Don't group them together so much that will attract the Silo attacks. Or deploy them after the Silo is destroyed, sabotaged or distracted by other units with high HP.
  • They can be used as a distraction for many defenses and can help protect ranged infantry such as riflemen from heavy fire from defenses.
  • A group of them can easily overwhelm single target defensive towers but are vulnerable against Machine Gun (Building).

Trivia Edit

  • JSDF stands for "Japan Self Defence Force"
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