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Bushi are the Japanese unique Heavy Infantry of the Classical Age, avaliable to upgrade from Ashigaru Spearmen as soon as the age is reached. Like all infantry, Bushi are trained and upgraded at the Barracks, replacing the standard Phalanx.
Bushi have +1 strength, +5 hit points, +1 armor, +3 turn speed (meaning they can maneuver faster), and 30 instead of 32 frames for attack recharge (meaning they attack 0.1 seconds faster). Being stronger and tougher means that Bushi can survive longer against cities, towers, and enemy units, and also hit them harder; making them better for besieging, rushing and overall offense.
Unit Costs Edit
Unit production cost increases progressively with every Barracks unit on the field or currently in production. The default increase is of 1 Food and 1 Metal for the second unit created, and grows exponentially from then on. Upgrading this unit costs double the base cost of the unit it will upgrade to; this means that the upgrade to Elite Bushi has a cost of 100 Food, 60 Metal. It's important to note, however, that these prices are the default standard, and actual production and upgrading costs may differ, depending on researched technologies/ages, connected rare resources, or adopted governments.
- The word Bushi (武士), meaning "warrior", has been since the 12th century a common term in Japanese for what is better known in English as Samurai, the elite warrior class of Feudal Japan.