Updated 16/02/14: Maeda Clan is now playable!
This mod adds fourteen Japanese samurai clans, plus the Ryukyu Kingdom and Ikko-Ikki, as playable civilisations. This is the Brave New World version.
South Kyushu - Shimazu Yoshihiro
UA: Open to Trade: Double luxury resource quantity available when trading. +1 Gold from sea trade routes. Sea trade routes gain a 50% increase in range.
UU: Tanegashima: Replaces the Rifleman. In addition to its normal melee attack, can also perform a slightly weaker ranged attack.
UB: Tenmonkan: Replaces the Observatory. Does not require a mountain.
North Kyushu - Kato Kiyomasa
UA: Pride in Punishment: +25% Production across the civilisation. +50% Unhappiness from Population. (nerfed since last release)
UB1: Banikuya: +4 Food and +2 Gold. Requires 2 Horses and a source of Horses nearby. Replaces the Stable, but does not confer any of its original benefits.
UB2: Onsen: Replaces the Colosseum. +3 Happiness, +1 Food, no maintenance.
Tokaido - Tokugawa Ieyasu
UA: The Closed Country: Empire-wide Culture is increased by 50%. Receive half as much Tourism from Great Works as usual.
UU: Shinobi: Replaces the Knight, but is almost completely unlike it! Basically a submarine on land, it is invisible until it attacks or moves adjacent to a unit.
UB: Kabukiza: Replaces the Amphitheatre. +3 Culture and +2 Gold.
Kansai - Toyotomi Hideyoshi
UA: Kitchen of Japan: +3 Food from Fishing Boats.
UB: Osaka Castle: Replaces the Palace, but with much more defence and produces more gold.
UB2: Kabunakama: Replaces the Bank. Is available at Guilds. +10% Production.
Shinshu - Takeda Shingen
UA: Furinkazan: Units ignore terrain cost on hills. +1 Gold from Mines.
UB: Dojo: Replaces the Armoury.+2 Happiness. +30 XP for land units only (no XP for naval and air)
UB2: Yamajiro: Replaces the Castle. Requires a Mountain. All units trained in a Yamajiro city get Drill 1.
Echigo - Uesugi Kenshin
UA: Forts of Rock: Units are 33% more effective in friendly territory and 20% less outside it.
UU: Kuruma Gakari: Replaces the Longswordsman. Can move after attacking. Starts with the March promotion.
UB: Bishamonten Shrine: Replaces the Barracks. +2 Faith, +1 Happiness, +15 EXP.
Shikoku - Sakamoto Ryoma
UA: To Defy Sakoku: Military units can embark on ocean from the start of the game. +1 naval movement.
UU: Jizamurai: Replaces the Pikeman. Can build Farms, Camps and Plantations.
UU2: Kurofune: Replaces the Frigate, but has a range of 3.
Chugoku - Mori Motonari
UA: Takatora's Wisdom: Civilisation starts with Himeji Castle.
UU: Atakebune: Replaces the Galleass. Has a lot more melee strength, but still can't melee attack (read: is harder to kill).
UB: Floating Torii: Replaces the Shrine. Provides 2 Faith, plus another 2 for each sea resource worked by the city.
Tohoku - Date Masamune
UA: Abe Pioneers: Civilisation starts with 3 Settlers and an Archer.
UB: Inari Shrine: Replaces the Temple. +1 Faith from Forest tiles nearby. +1 Faith from Deer and Furs.
UI: Yamabushi Site: Available at Theology. +5 Culture. Can only be created on hills. Created by a Settler in the same way as a city.
The Akechi - Akechi Mitsuhide
Trait: The Enemy is at Honnoji: Units can move in rival territory without an Open Borders agreement.
UU: Ronin: Replaces the Longswordsman. Does not require Iron. Can attack twice in one turn.
UU2: Oyumi: Replaces the Crossbowman. Is available earlier and costs less Production.
West Kyushu - Augustin Konishi
Trait: The Sole Purveyor: Religious buildings can be purchased without a specific belief and by using Production or Gold.
UB: Dejima: Replaces the Harbour. Gives 2 iron and 1 porcelain. Does not confer the sea resource benefits of harbours.
UB2: Himitsu Kyokai: Replaces the Temple. +50% Religious Pressure.
Kanto - Hojo Ujiyasu
UA: Legacy of the Minamoto: Civilisation starts with 1 free Social Policy. Future policies cost 10% less Culture.
UU: Kyuba no Michika: Replaces the Chariot Archer. Is stronger and ignores terrain cost.
UB: Gojunoto: Replaces the Temple. +3 Faith, +10% Culture.
East Shikoku - Miyoshi Hisahide
UA: Fall of the Ashikaga: All units gain a 20% attack bonus against Cities.
UB: Tearoom: Replaces the Garden. Doesn't require Fresh Water. Provides one slot for a Great Work of Art.
UI: Henro Temple: +1 Faith. Available at Philosophy.
Hokuriku - Maeda Toshiie
UA: Kaga Hyakumangoku: +1 Gold from Farms. +1 Culture from Farms after discovering Guilds.
UU: Sojutsu Ashigaru: Replaces the Pikeman. Costs 2/5 as much Production as a normal Pikeman. Slightly weaker.
UB: Kutani Workshop: Replaces the Workshop. +3 Culture. Provides one unique Pottery luxury resource.
Ikko-ikki - Rennyo
UA: True Pure Land: Gain a free Great Prophet upon discovering Philosophy. +1 Faith in the Capital. Choose an extra belief when founding a religion.
UU: Sohei: Replaces the Pikeman. Slightly stronger and does not require maintenance.
UB: Yamadera: City must be built within two tiles of a Mountain. +1 Faith from every Hill tile. Replaces the Temple.
Ryukyu - Sho Hashi
UA: Gateway to the Middle Kingdom: Earn a Great Scientist upon researching Optics, Engineering, Steam Power, and Flight.
UU: Nunchaku: Replaces the Pikeman. Bonus against Melee units. No bonus against Mounted.
UU2: Gushiku: Replaces the Castle. Provides Scientist specialist slots and Great Scientist points. Doesn't provide Defence or HP.
Vanilla Japan has been changed to "Chubu". The Samurai has had an attack increase; the Zero has been removed and replaced with the Kajiya (this UB replaces the Forge, does not require iron, provides 2 iron, and does not confer the iron production bonus). It is still led by Oda Nobunaga.
Rising Sun: Civilisations of Old Japan 2016-10-05
Rising Sun: Civilisations of Old Japan