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“These mounted Japanese warriors attack from range using their matchlock arquebuses.”

General Information[]

The Matchlock Samurai is an Event Troop from Events, Chest or Sales that can be used as Troop Tactics.

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Historical Description[]

Portuguese traders brought the first matchlock guns to Japan in 1543. Though swords had been the samurai's weapon of choice, the combat efficiency of guns could not be overlooked. Called 'tanegashima' after the island where they were first introduced, they became a common sight on battlefields toward the end of the Warring State period. Matchlocks were instrumental in many famous victories of the era, such as the Battle of Nagashino where the dreaded Takeda cavalry charge failed in the face of Tokugawa gunners and spearmen. During the peaceful and isolated Edo Period, there were few battles where tanegashima would be useful, so they were stored away in favor of swords once again.


Level Hitpoints Health icon DPS Damage DPS against Resources and Infantry Damage Training Cost Troops/Army TroopSpace
1 778 151 604 - 3
2 894 173 692 - 4
3 1,028 199 796 - 4
? 1,496 289 1,157 - ?
8 2,644 443 1,773 - 7