|The Samurai module is an add-on to Hoplites: if you like the period you can download the graphic files needed and play with it. If you're not intereseted :-( you can simply forget about it since the standard install of Hoplites will include only the "occidental" GBoH stuff.|
|Samurai module||To play with samurai you need the
archive (1100K, updated 14 nov 03).
The latest archive include a new set of cards created by Pascal Da Silva: you can use the new cards selecting the Preference: Dialog/UI - Use Color Images.
As always, unzip the archive on your Hoplites directory: all the samurai-specific graphics will be put on a special directory (named samurai of course) under the base Hoplites root.
No special install action are required: after unzipping the module the next time you'll run Hoplites the Samurai button will make the module available automatically. The game engine will check if the module is up-to-date and will warn you if you must download the latest version.
|Details and differences with Hoplites||
Samurai and Hoplites armies cannot be mixed: the current version of the
module include 5 unit types, AS (infantry), KB (cavalry), TP (gun)
YU (bow) and OZ (guns).
The main difference is on the clan concept introduction: Your leader will be able to activate a fixed number of clans during each turn, so you'll have to decide how to play units and make them fight to maximize your forces. Every army contains a certain number of clans (6-8 normally) and a clan flag is added to the card to recognize the clan composition.
Another specific element is the Personal Combat option: You can include some Challenge Cards in the army decks to allow each player to start a Samurai Fight. The winner will be awarded with a bundori (severed head) worth 5 route points.
In the next releases I hope to add more Samurai stuff, including:
|Army editor||The Hoplites Army Editor cannot be used to manage the Samurai armies: I don't foresee a public release of the editor I'm using since is a very confusing program if you don't know it very well. If you have some ideas for new armies please send me a note via email. If you can't live without the samurai army editor let me know it and i'll send it to you via email.|
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