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Shogun 2: Total War unleashes 'Saints & Heroes' to a DLC near you

If you're jonesing for more Shogun 2: Total War to fill that strategy void, today is good day.

Available today is the brand new elite unit pack, 'Saints and Heroes', which will add nine elite warrior units to be at your disposal.

You can purchase the add-on on Steam for a mere $3.25, which isn't a bad price for the amount of skill you're getting in return, am I right? With that said, if you haven't yet experienced the greatness that is Shogun 2, I highly suggest you give it a go, especially if you're a big fan of grand strategy games.

You can find the fully detailed unit descriptions below:

Kiyomasa’s Katana Cavalry
Katana cavalry hero
These heavily-armoured cavalry wield their blades with a brutal expertise.

  • Excellent in melee
  • Slower than other cavalry
  • Excellent morale
  • Vulnerable to Yari, Naginata and Matchlock

Yoritomo’s Yabusame Cavalry
Bow cavalry hero
Precise and quick, these men can snipe at enemies, and hold their own if cornered.

  • Fast moving
  • Can move and fire
  • Excellent accuracy and range
  • Excellent morale
  • Weak against massed foot missile-units
  • Average in melee

The Spears of Shizugatake
Yari cavalry hero
Masters of the spear, these expert horsemen boast a devastating charge, and resolute morale in the face of counter-attack.

  • Fast and very powerful charge
  • Excellent against other cavalry
  • Excellent morale
  • Vulnerable to Yari and Naginata

Benkei’s Blades
Naginata Hero
The long-bladed Naginata is effective against all-comers – doubly so in the hands of an expert.

  • Versatile: very good against cavalry and other infantry
  • Excellent armour high resistance to arrows
  • Excellent morale
  • Weak against Matchlock

Gozen’s Hime Heroines
Naginata Heroine
In the hands of a great heroine, the Naginata becomes a graceful whirl of steel and bloody death.

  • Versatile: very good against cavalry and other infantry
  • Excellent armour high resistance to arrows
  • Excellent morale
  • Weak against Matchlock

Tokitaka’s Tanegashima
Matchlock Hero
Armed with a beautifully crafted rifle, these heroes put their marksmanship to deadly use.

  • Good range
  • Devastating damage
  • Very good accuracy and reload
  • Excellent morale
  • Vulnerable to cavalry
  • Good in melee against infantry

Seigen’s Swordmasters
Nodachi Hero
Carrying the fearsome two-handed Nodachi, these heroes strike terror into the hearts of those they charge.

  • Devastating charge
  • Excellent morale
  • Average in prolonged melee
  • Vulnerable to cavalry and missiles

Tadakatsu’s Tetsubo Warriors
Tetsubo Hero
As strong as Oni, these mighty warriors are masters of the brutal Tetsubo, or war club.

  • Excellent in melee
  • Excellent morale
  • Vulnerable to missiles and massed enemy units

Hanzo’s Shadows
Ninja Hero
Masters of stealth, Ninja heroes are the ultimate dealers of swift and silent death.

  • Excellent at hiding
  • Can climb walls very fast
  • Devastating ranged attack
  • Very limited ammunition
Charmander
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