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The Nagaoka domain is a faction in Fall of the Samurai.

DescriptionEdit

The Tycoons

Under the leadership of Makino Tadayuki, the Makino clan and the Nagaoka domain are loyal to the Shogun rather than the Emperor. As a family they owe their position to their successes as administrators rather than warriors and claim descent from Takenouchi no Sukune, legendary statesman and advisor to five great Emperors of old. Nagaoka domain benefits from its rulers’ love of modern ideas, and links to foreign arms dealers. The domain has better business skills (and economic bonuses); can produce modern-pattern units at lower cost than others; and Nagaoka troops can reload on the battlefield quicker than others’ soldiers.

The various branches of the Makino clan eventually did rather well out of the struggles of the Boshin War: the heads of three separate branches of the family, including the ruler of Nagaoka, were all ennobled as “viscounts” during the following Meiji period. Incidentally, the Nagaoka crater, and its smaller satellite craters, on the far side of the Moon are not named after the domain; they commemorate Nagaoka Hantaro, a noted Japanese physicist of the early 20th Century who put forward an early model for an atom’s structure in 1904. This was only 50 years after Japan had opened up, and vividly shows the tremendous efforts made by the country to modernise rapidly.

General InformationEdit

  • Enterprise (+10% to income from business chain buildings)
  • Foreign Trade (-15% to the recruitment costs of modern units)
  • Entertainment (+5% to the chances of successful geisha actions)
  • Alacrity (+15% to the reloading skill of rifle units)

Victory ConditionsEdit

Short CampaignEdit

Capture and hold 14 provinces. In addition, ensure at least 35 provinces are held by forces loyal to the Shogun, including the following: Musashi, Yamashiro

Complete by the end of your turn in: Late December 1870

Long CampaignEdit

Capture and hold 26 provinces. In addition, ensure at least 50 provinces are held by forces loyal to the Shogun, including the following: Musashi, Yamashiro

Complete by the end of your turn in: Late December 1876

Domination CampaignEdit

Capture and hold 38 provinces. In addition, ensure at least 65 provinces are held by forces loyal to the Shogun, including the following: Musashi, Yamashiro

Complete by the end of your turn in: Late December 1876

General InformationEdit

The Nagaoka domain starts the campaign in a relatively difficult position, near the middle of the map. This means that unless it abandons its home province to resettle elsewhere, it may have to fight on multiple fronts during Realm Divide, and there is rarely a safe corner where it can consistently build up its strength and wealth. Offsetting its difficult position are its excellent traits: Enterprise (+10% income from business chain buildings) is one of the best economic bonuses of all factions, and Nagaoka modern units are both much cheaper to train and have significantly better reloading skill than units from other factions. Finally, Nagaoka geisha more reliably distract enemy armies and convert enemy agents.

The Nagaoka are initially prompted to expand toward central Japan, where there are plenty of expansion opportunities but also plenty of enemies to choose from. A possible alternative target is Sado island, which is isolated and has a gold mining specialty.

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