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The Samurai Invasion of Korea (Civ5)

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Samurai invasion of Korea (Civ5)

In this picture you see the first turn in progress the Japanese have taken Busan in the far southeast corner of Korea.

The Samurai Invasion of Korea is a scenario in Civilization V which was added in the Civilization and Scenario Pack: Korea DLC. It involves Toyotomi Hideyoshi's Japanese Invasion of Korea from 1592 to 1598.

Scenario Description[]

Blessings be upon you great one -- may the mandate of heaven guide you through these difficult times, for the winds of change are upon us, sweeping over East Asia. The victories of the great Japanese warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi have at long last unified that island nation. Confident in Japan's new gunpowder weaponry, Hideyoshi now casts his eye to the west. Both the venerable Ming Dynasty in China and their ally the Choson Dynasty in Korea must be vigilant! And there is news of a new power taking shape to the north on the Manchurian Plain. Ready your soldiers, your horsemen, and your navies: all forms of weapons and technology must be brought to bear in the coming struggle for control of the lands surrounding the Yellow Sea!

Gameplay[]

The scenario can be played as one of four civilizations. In the scenario, China and Korea are in a team, and are locked into war with Japan. Japan begins with a huge invasion force just off the coast of Korea, and in almost every case will wind up taking the Korean city of Busan on the first turn.

Manchuria begins with only one city (Fe Ala) and a handful of troops to the north of China and Korea. Manchuria has the Eight Banners unique ability, which allows them to convert a barbarian encampment guardian whenever an encampment is destroyed, with 100% chance of succeeding, and even providing a soldier if an encampment has no guardian. It is actually possible to get the "Barbarian Warlord" achievement as Manchuria, even though the achievement's description says it must be done as Bismarck. Settlers cannot be built, and thus China, Korea, and Japan cannot build cities. The Manchu (Manchuria), however, can build the unique unit, Clan, which is a unique Settler that provides a Monument, Granary, and Market in each city it founds. The Manchu also get the Banner Cavalry, a re-used Keshik with lesser Melee strength Combat Strength, Ranged strength Ranged Combat Strength, and cost in comparison to Keshiks.

Science is turned off and science buildings are unavailable. The Paper Maker unique building for China has been converted into a replacement for the Bank, and has been changed to produce +4 Gold Gold and 0 Science Science. The Koreans' "Scholars of the Jade Hall" unique ability that improves Science Science has been replaced with the "Righteous Army" unique ability, which prevents Korea from being eliminated from the game if it loses all its cities, and receive free guerrilla soldiers every ten turns near captured Korean cities. The Japanese Zero is unavailable due to locked science, and has been replaced with a Wajo unique improvement, a re-used Fort that provides a +50% combat bonus to units stationed on it and deals 2 damage to any enemy that ends their turn adjacent to one.

Either Japan or Manchuria can win by conquering both the Chinese and Korean capitals (Beijing and Seoul). China and Korea win by being in control of all of their original cities any time after the year 1600 (Turn 16), but before the time limit of 100 turns ends. If the time limit is reached and none of the victory conditions are met, the civilization with the highest score wins.

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Related achievements[]

A Righteous Victory
A Righteous Victory
Win on Immortal
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
Dragon Emperor
Dragon Emperor
Win on Emperor
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
Emperor Fu Manchu
Emperor Fu Manchu
Win as Manchu
A 'Fu Manchu' is named after the character that sported this kind of facial hair in a series of books that then became movies about a villain named Fu Manchu. The character was named after the Chinese ethnic minority, the Manchu.
Fear the Turtle
Fear the Turtle
Win the Korean Scenario as Korea
References the turtle ships used during Toyotomi Hideyoshi's invasions of Korea.
Honoring the Ancestors
Honoring the Ancestors
Win on Deity
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
Samurai Delicatessen
Samurai Delicatessen
Win as Japan.
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
Seoul Power
Seoul Power
Win before 100 turns as any power
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
Taekwon-DOH!
Taekwon-DOH!
Lose as Korea.
Wordplay conflating the Korean martial art with Homer Simpson's iconic catchphrase.
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
Yow Ming!
Yow Ming!
Win as China.
Can only be obtained in the Samurai Invasion of Korea scenario.
The name is a pun on Chinese basketball star Yao Ming.
Civilization V Scenarios [edit]
1 Requires a DLC

GodsKings5 clear Added in the Gods & Kings expansion pack.
BNW-only Added in the Brave New World expansion pack.

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