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Kessen II Walkthrough

Kessen II
Jiyu Aifu
Version 1

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- Contents -
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1.  Introduction
2.  Characters
3.  Walkthrough
4.  Combat
5.  Special Abilities
6.  Troop Classes
7.  Battle Formations
8.  Contact Info
9.  Credits
10. Copyright

Note: This FAQ will contain spoilers.

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- 1. Introduction -
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This is a unique game comparing to Koei's other Romance of the Three Kingdoms
games. This game features its own separate Three Kingdoms story with a huge
drama behind it. Half the game is spent in combat and the other half is
probably viewing the drama behind either of the two forces.

The land is facing an age of turmoil as local rulers fight for control as the
Han Dynasty is on its way to collapse.

There are two main forces in this game. Liu Bei and Cao Cao. Cao Cao with the
Mandate of Heaven on his side desires to bring the land under his control.
Liu Bei desires peace and to rescue his lover Diao Chan who has been kidnapped
by Cao Cao for she alone knows where the Imperial Seal is.
(Note: Diao Chan was not Liu Bei's lover in real history.)

You can only play as Liu Bei or Cao Cao and in order to play as Cao Cao you
must first complete the game with Liu Bei.

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- 2. Characters -
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This will only contain the major characters.

Liu Bei's Force
Green

Liu Bei-
The Lord of the Xu Province, Liu Bei is a virtuous man who has no desire
for war. He only wishes to live peacefully with the ones he loves.

Diao Chan-
A dancer, and deeply in love with Liu Bei, Diao Chan is very strong-willed
and holds a secret she cannot even tell Liu Bei.

Guan Yu-
Guan Yu is warrior of unsurpassed might. He swore brotherhood to Liu Bei and
Zhang Fei and has since been an invaluable officer for Liu Bei.

Zhang Fei-
A fearsome warrior whose only weakness is a good drink. He is the sworn
brother of Liu Bei and Guan Yu and fights alongside them and his three
daughters.

Mei Sanniang-
Liu Bei's childhood friend who has been by his side ever since. She excells
at martial arts and mounted archery.

Li Li, Mei Mei, and Luo Luo-
Zhang Fei's daughter's who have ninja-like abilities. Mei Mei, the eldest,
Li Li, the second, and Luo Luo, the youngest.

Zhao Yun-
A general with a strong sense of justice. He serves the Han and went on to
serve Liu Bei once Cao Cao took control.

Zhuge Liang-
A master in warfare and astronomy, Zhuge Liang's magical powers strike fear
even into the gods. Many rulers sought him out, but he gave an audience to
none.

Ma Chao-
A valiant warrior and the eldest son of the governor of western Xi. Cao Cao
killed his family and he is just waiting to take revenge.

Cao Cao's Force
Red

Cao Cao-
Hero of Chaos, Cao Cao took control after recieving the Mandate of Heaven.
He cares little for righteousness or virtue which has given him a low
reputation.

Xun Yu-
Cao Cao's warlord who has contributed much to Cao Cao's success. She has a
strong sense of justice and is a bit of a perfectionist.
(Note: Xun Yu was not a woman in real history.)

Himiko-
Sorceress serving under Cao Cao. A childish young woman with a pure and
honest heart. Although her temper cannot be controlled if she loses it.
Himiko is not to be underestimated.

Xiahou Ba-
Eldest son of Xiahou Yuan. He has a tendency to become over-anxious in
battle due to his respect and will to be like his father.

Zhang Liao-
A once close friend of Guan Yu, he now serves Cao Cao and is highly trusted
for his skills.

Yu Jin-
Son of a noble, Yu Jin was attracted to Cao Cao's manliness and leads a
special force under him, famous for its ability to run away quickly.

Dong Xuanfeng, Xi Xuanfeng-
Female assassins commanded by Yu Jin. Dong Xuanfeng has had over 100
successful assassinations and Xi Xuanfeng was born of half foreign blood
and has mastered a variety of weapons.

Cao Bu-
Cao Cao's uncle, Cao Bu serves Cao Cao with a desire to reunite the Cao
family. He holds a very important secret.

Hu Zhi-
One of Cao Cao's greatest warriors, she rivals that of Guan Yu and
Zhang Fei. Himiko has taken a liking to her and often goes to her for
advice.

Sima Yi-
A master of warfare and magic, Sima Yi contributes his strength to
Cao Cao to bring peace to the war-torn country.

Other Forces

Southwest-
Blue

Sun Quan-
Lord of Wu in the Jiang Dong region. Many talented leaders have come
to serve Sun Quan. Sun Quan's first priority is to defend his territory.

Sun Li-
Younger sister of Sun Quan, Sun Li longs to venture out into the world.
She is quite aggressive and charges head-on once she has made up her
mind.

Zhou Yu-
Warlord of Wu, distinguised in both military and political affairs.
Zhou Yu is a valuable asset to Sun Quan.

Gan Ning-
Former pirate, current general of Wu, Gan Ning has proven himself
numerous times in battle.

West-
Gray

Liu Zhang-
Governor of the Yi Province, Liu Zhang is greatly respected by his
people. Due to his long-lasting friendship with Cao Bu, Liu Zhang
holds an alliance with Cao Cao.

South-
Purple

Meng Huo, Zhu Rong-
Meng Huo rules the tribes south of the Yi Province along with his
wife Zhu Rong who forces advice upon him. It is unknown who the true
king is though.

Northwest-
Brown

Cai Wengi-
Revered queen, Cai Wengi learned the art of magic from a foreign
magician. Her powers match those of Zhuge Liang and Himiko.

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- 3. Walkthrough -
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The flow of game play is as follows:

Power Status- The military situation is explained on the map screen.
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Political Policy- You will get a choice as to how you will better your army.
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Drama- The drama or how the story is progressing.
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War Council- Your officers will present to you a few attack strategies.
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Battle- The combat sequence.
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Postwar- If you win, you get a little victory scene, if you lose, you have to
retry.

This is how the game flows starting after the beginning battle.

I will start by explaining the beginning scene. It's basically the same scene
for Liu Bei and Cao Cao.

It is explained that the Han Dynasty is nearing its end and turmoil has begun
throughout the land. The young Han emperor has entrusted the Imperial Seal to
Diao Chan. A battle is taking place in the Xu Province. The Lord of the
Xu Province, Liu Bei, is fighting a battle and Diao Chan is caught in the
middle of it. Soon after Cao Cao appears as reinforcements for Liu Bei. After
the battle, Liu Bei throws a banquet in honor of his new friend, Cao Cao. After
Diao Chan witnesses Cao Cao's oracle led by Himiko, she is kidnapped. A battle
ensues to protect Diao Chan. Mei Mei, Zhang Fei's first daughter, grabs
Diao Chan, but is killed by a soldier. Liu Bei tries to run after Diao Chan,
but there is a big fire and Guan Yu and Mei Sanniang restrict him. A new war
has begun.

Liu Bei- I will start with Liu Bei's walkthrough.

Battle of Xu

Xiahou Yuan is leading an attack against Xu.

Liu Bei ponders about why Cao Cao attacked and wonders what should be done. His
officers tell him he should attack Cao Cao. Guan Yu then stands him before his
people and they announce their support for him. Liu Bei then declares war on
Cao Cao.

Mei Sanniang leads you through a battle tutorial against Xiahou Yuan and you
will begin to defend Xu. (See next section for Combat tactics) Later during the
battle Zhao Yun will appear to help you.

After the battle Guan Yu shows you the experience you gained after the battle.
He also presents Guan Ping to you, who has joined you.

Now begins a scene where Liu Bei is talking to Diao Chan through a crystal.
Diao Chan says she thinks she is being held in the capital, Xu Chang.

Battle of Ru Nan

Power Status- Cao Cao is being distracted by Yuan Shao from the north. Liu Bei
uses this as an oppurtunity to attack.

Political Policy- After Liu Bei is done staring at Mei Sanniang's chest, you
will get three options to enhance your army. Guan Yu proposes that you train
your troops. Zhang Fei requests that he goes to kill a man-eating tiger.
(This raises fame.) Mei Sanniang thinks you should recruit more troops. You
can only choose one. Choose whichever suits you. I suggest you train your
troops.

Drama- Guan Yu mentions Liu Bei having royal blood and asks why he is so in
love with a commoner as Diao Chan. Mei Sanniang is confused and Zhao Yun
explains that Liu Bei is the only living relative of the emperor and he would
inherit the throne if something happened. Cao Cao is trying to take advantage
of that by making himself emperor. The attack Liu Bei leads is anticipated by
Cao Cao.

War Council- Xun Yu is the enemy commander. You have two options. The enemy
army is split. Zhang Fei suggests you use him to go and distract Li Dian and
Guo Jia, while Liu Bei, Guan Yu, and Zhao Yun attack Xun Yu and Yue Jin.
Zhao Yun proposes that you use him to distract Li Dian and Guo Jia. Choose
either one and continue with the battle. I suggest you go with Zhao Yun.

Battle- See the combat section for tips on warfare. During the battle Zhou Cang
will come to aid you.

Postwar- You get a victory scene and Guan Yu tells you of the spoils of war.

Liu Bei again speaks with Diao Chan. Diao Chan says she is safe and tells
Liu Bei not to risk his life because the Mandate of Heaven cannot be defyed.

Battle of Bo Wan Po

Power Status-
While Liu Bei was away, Cao Cao marched on his castle and captured Xu. With no
where to return, Liu Bei borrows Xin Ye from Liu Biao.

Political Policy-
Guan Yu thinks you should assist in land development. Zhang Fei thinks you
should train troops. Zhao Yun suggests you recruit more troops. I suggest you
train troops.

Drama-
Liu Bei is in need of a warlord and seeks out Zhuge Liang for the third time.
Zhuge Liang has all sorts of trinkets in his cave. Zhao Yun and Mei Sanniang
tell him of the situation and he says that it is a hopeless battle as Heaven
has chosen Cao Cao. Liu Bei then gets upset and says that all he cares about is
rescuing Diao Chan. Zhuge Liang then teleports in front of Liu Bei and accepts.

War Council-
Cao Ren is leading the attack. With him are Li Dian, Xiahou Dun, and Yue Jin.
All the strategies are Zhuge Liang's. Zhuge Liang presents a plan to set a trap
with a rockslide against Li Dian on the northern path, using Liu Bei as a
decoy. Zhao Yun says to dig a pit against Yue Jin in the center path, using
Liu Bei as a decoy. Guan Yu suggests to use an exploding mine against Yue Jin
on the southern path, using Liu Bei as a decoy. I suggest you use Guan Yu's
proposal.

Battle-
At the beginning of the battle, Zhang Fei will disobey the warlord's orders and
charge at Cao Ren. He meets up with Xiahou Yuan and kills him. But now
Zhang Fei is surrounded by the enemy. Later on, Zhao Yun will realize that
Liu Bei has no concern for restoring the Han empire and all he wants is to
rescue Diao Chan.

Postwar-
Liu Bei will scold Zhang Fei for disobeying orders. Zhang Fei apologizes and
says he just can't trust Zhuge Liang.

Zhuge Liang presents the rewards of the battle.

Liu Bei again speaks with Diao Chan. She says that the oracle said that the
woman of destiny wil bring ruin to Liu Bei and she fears that the woman of
destiny is her. The oracle also said that Cao Cao will conquer the whole world.

Battle of Chang Ban Po

Power Status-
Cao Cao is preparing to march on the Jing Province. Liu Bei is heading for
Xia Kou.

Political Policy-
Zhuge Liang thinks you should intercept the enemy supplies. Guan Yu proposes
you let him kill a man-eating tiger. Zhang Fei suggests he trains the troops. I
suggest you intercept the enemy supplies.

Drama-
Liu Bei says Zhao Yun has left and he is not surprised since Zhao Yun serves
the empire. Zhang Fei then reports that Zhuge Liang and Mei Sanniang have also
left. Liu Bei begins to laugh and suggests that Guan Yu and Zhang Fei leave as
well. They hit him and begin to cry telling him to remember the oath they made
in the peach garden. They tell Liu Bei that nothing will ever make them desert
him and they'll stick by him till the end.

War Council-
To win this battle Liu Bei has to make it to the circle at the bottom of the
map. Zhang Fei thinks you should escape over the western bridge which he will
keep open. Guan Yu says you should escape down the center, but work quickly due
to the enemy cavalry. Li Li says she'll plant mines in the eastern forest and
hold off the enemy while you escape. I think you should use Li Li's plan.

Battle-
Eventually you will see Zhuge Liang appear and attack Cao Cao. He knocks his
helmet off, but Himiko chases him away. Later Zhuge Liang presents the helmet
to Liu Bei to prove his loyalty. Now Zhuge Liang has rejoined you. Mei Sanniang
will also eventually appear and take out a chunk of the enemy army. Liu Bei and
Cao Cao will also have a duel. Cao Cao wins, but spares Liu Bei's life and then
rides off.

This battle can be kind of tricky since you have so few troops, while Cao Cao
has many. Have Liu Bei head down towards the bottom and leave Guan Yu,
Zhang Fei, and Li Li to deal with Cao Cao's troops. When Zhuge Liang and
Mei Sanniang appear have them follow Liu Bei. When you get to the bottom,
Himiko will be waiting for you. You'll have to beat her to get through. Have
Zhuge Liang help to beat her quickly.

Postwar-
At the end, Sun Quan will be waiting for you. Zhuge Liang shows the results and
presents Pang Tong and Huang Zhong.

Diao Chan is crying. She says Cao Cao keeps getting stronger no matter how many
battles Liu Bei wins. Liu Bei argues against the fact that Cao Cao has the
Mandate of Heaven. Diao Chan then tells Liu Bei that Cao Cao is heading down
the Chang Jiang River.

Showdown at Chi Bi

Power Status-
Liu Bei has allied with Sun Quan against Cao Cao. Cao Cao prepares his forces
for the greatest naval battle in history.

Political Policy-
Zhuge Liang suggests you implicate Cai Mao in treachery causing him to flee
Cao Cao and join you. Zhou Yu proposes that the allied troops train. You should
recruit Cai Mao. It will help.

Drama-
Xi Xuanfeng tells Cao Cao he has nothing to fear and he shows his confidence by
declaring heaven is on his side. Sun Li yells at Liu Bei for dragging Sun Quan
into this alliance. She says that fire will not work without wind. Liu Bei then
tells her and Zhang Fei that Zhuge Liang will come through.

War Council-
You can only do one thing. Have Zhuge Liang set fire to enemy ships.

Liu Bei will defy Cao Cao and the Mandate of Heaven.

Battle-
Zhuge Liang will begin his prayer for the wind. Zhou Yu asks Sun Quan how the
fire attack will succeed since Chi Bi hasn't had any high winds. Sun Quan
reassures them and has confidence in Liu Bei. Sun Li leaves Sun Quan on a
little boat to join Liu Bei. She tells a soldier to thank her brother for
everything. Liu Bei will face and attack the Mandate of Heaven and Zhuge Liang
will bring the wind. He will then set fire to Cao Cao's fleet.

This battle will seem tough at first, but after the fire attack it will get
easier.

Postwar-
Zhuge Liang will show you the experience earned and will then present Ma Su to
you.

Diao Chan will congratulate Liu Bei and tell him she is not afraid of the
Mandate of Heaven anymore. Then she feels an earthquake. There is an earthquake
in Xu Chang. Two men are speaking of Liu Bei and Zhao Yun hears them. By the
way, behind Zhao Yun you will see Gan Ning from Dynasty Warriors 4.

Siege of Cheng Du

Power Status-
Liu Bei and Sun Quan score a huge victory at Chi Bi and Cao Cao is forced to
return to Xu Chang. Liu Bei now has the southern half of the Jing Province
under his control.

Political Policy-
Pang Tong proposes that you let the troops cultivate the land. Mei Sanniang
thinks you should recruit troops. And Zhang Fei asks that you train the troops.
I think you should recruit troops. Huang Yue Ying will present the Hawk Troops
and attach them to Guan Yu's unit.
(Note: Huang Yue Ying is Zhuge Liang's wife.)

Drama-
Liu Bei goes to see Liu Zhang at Cheng Du. He does not seek to wage war and
neither does Liu Zhang, but he cannot break his alliance with Cao Cao. He says
he pities Cao Cao. He knew him since he was a boy and he used to be a sweet
child, but war has changed him.

War Council-
To win, Liu Zhang must be defeated. To lose, Liu Bei must be defeated. Guan Yu
thinks you should concentrate an attack on the east gate. Pang Tong thinks you
should go around to the far gates. Me Sanniang thinks you should concentrate an
attack on the north gate. I suggest you follow Mei Sanniang's plan.

Battle-
When Guan Yu reaches his position he will launch the Hawk Troops. Ma Chao will
eventually come join you.

Postwar-
Zhuge Liang will show you the results and presents Fa Zheng to you.

Diao Chan is upset at Liu Bei for attacking Liu Zhang. She fears he has been
seduced by conquest like Cao Cao. Liu Bei then assures her that he has no
desire to rule the land. She apologizes and says Cao Cao isn't as merciless as
you think. She thinks there is a way to get him to stop fighting and then says
you don't understand.

Power Status-
Liu Bei has defeated Liu Zhang and taken the Yi Province. Cao Cao is now ready
to launch an attack. He sends Xiahou Ba to Han Zhong and Cao Ren to Fan Zheng.
The Nanman are also starting an uprising south of Yi.

These three attacks occur simultaneously and you will have to choose one to
take part in.

Battle at Mt. Dinjun

Political Policy-
Sun Li asks to allow Ma Chao to train. Fa Zheng suggests you request that
Sun Quan leads an attack against Cao Cao. And Zhang Fei asks to train the
troops. I suggest you request help from Wu. This causes Cao Cao's forces to
have to split up making this battle easier.

Drama-
Li Li and Luo Luo are entertaining everyone by dancing. Zhang Fei starts to
remember and miss Mei Mei. Zhang Fei then starts dancing behind his daughters.
Liu Bei then remembers that if it were not for Mei Mei he would not be alive
today.

War Council-
You have to destroy the enemy storehouse or defeat Xun Yu to win. If yours is
destroyed or Liu Bei is defeated you will lose.Zhang Fei proposes that Liu Bei
guards the storehouse and the rest of the armycharges at the enemy storehouse.
Fa Zheng thinks Liu Bei should guard the storehouse and the army splits up and
attacks from different locations. Sun Li thinks you should plant a trap leaving
Liu Bei and Zhuge Liang guarding the storehouse. The rest of the army then
attacks the storehouse. I find Sun Li's strategy to work well.

Battle-
At the beginning of the battle Li Li and Luo Luo will be captured. If you
requested help from Sun Quan, Xun Yu will split Zhang He and Xu Huang's army
substantially. Xiahou Ba and Sima Yi might appear in the southwestern corner of
the map. This is a good reason to use Sun Li's plan.

Postwar-
Zhuge Liang will present the results of the war.

Cao Cao will be with Diao Chan. Li Li will run in and say Cao Cao has removed
the Han emperor and styled himself emperor of Wei. She also said that all sorts
of natural disasters are happening and Liu Bei is said to be the cause of them.

Battle of Fan Zheng

Political Policy-
Huang Yue Ying will ask you to use her new weapon. Zhuge Liang will then ask her
to stop with the "Yeah". Of course she doesn't, but she says she'll try to stop
embarrassing him. Guan Yu thinks you should have Sun Li train. Pang Tong thinks
you should spread rumors among the enemy. I think you should use
Huang Yue Ying's idea.

Drama-
Zhuge Liang cannot read the future from the stars. He points out a bright star
and says that is your light of hope. It used to be a feint star, but now it
shines bright. Luo Luo then says that Pang De is approaching and is threatening
to take Liu Bei and Guan Yu's head.

War Council-
To win Cao Ren must be defeated and if Liu Bei loses so do you. Guan Yu thinks
you should let him taunt the enemy out. Pang Tong thinks you should set up a
fake supply compound. And Li Li thinks you should have your troops search for
the enemy supply troops. I think you should use Guan Yu's plan.

Battle-
Pang De and Yu Jin will eventually come and this will raise enemy morale. If
Guan Yu engages Pang De they will have a duel. Guan Yu will win.

Postwar-
Zhuge Liang will present the results of the battle and then he will present
Wei Yan to you.

Cao Cao will be with Diao Chan. Li Li will run in and say Cao Cao has removed
the Han emperor and styled himself emperor of Wei. She also said that all sorts
of natural disasters are happening and Liu Bei is said to be the cause of them.

Southern Campaign-

Political Policy-
Huang Yue Ying will suggest you deploy her new weapon. Mei Sanniang will
propose that you recruit more troops. Ma Chao will suggest you hire a local
guide. This battle is not that hard so you really don't need Yue Ying's weapon
so I suggest you recruit troops.

Drama-
Mei Sanniang asks Meng Huo why he started a rebellion. She gets in his face as
he says that Liu Bei's one to talk and he looks at Mei Sanniang's chest. She
slaps him and Zhuge Liang decides to let him go. Meng Huo returns home and
Zhu Rong yells at him. She then wonders why he was released and orders two
soldiers to get King Mulu and King Duosi ready for an attack. Liu Bei asks
Zhuge Liang why he let Meng Huo go and he replies that he wants to allow him to
have a change of heart.

War Council-
You will have to defeat King Mulu, King Duosi, and Wu Tugu for Meng Huo to
appear. Then defeat Meng Huo to win and if Liu Bei is defeated, you lose.
Ma Chao proposes that you dig pits to ambush the enemy. Mei Sanniang thinks you
should destroy the bridges and attack down the middle.

Battle-
After the three lose Meng Huo and Zhu Rong will appear. Meng Huo will initiate
a dance and when he is through Zhu Rong will hit him with a fan.

Postwar-
Meng Huo begs for forgiveness and Zhu Rong crawls all over Liu Bei wanting to
go with him. She tells Meng Huo to stay here. Zhu Rong is now with you.

Zhuge Liang will present the spoils of war.

Cao Cao will be with Diao Chan. Li Li will run in and say Cao Cao has removed
the Han emperor and styled himself emperor of Wei. She also said that all sorts
of natural disasters are happening and Liu Bei is said to be the cause of them.

Battle of Tian Shui

Power Status-
Liu Bei has subdued the enemies on all three fronts. Now that he has a large
kingdom people refer to it as Shu. Cao Cao has removed the Han emperor and
created a new empire called Wei. But the land is still in chaos.

Political Policy-
Huang Yue Ying asks if she can research new weapons. Mei Sanniang wants to
train the troops. Pang Tong wants to send out decoys. I think you should train
your troops.

Drama-
Liu Bei is pondering over what is causing the natural disasters. His and
Cao Cao's army meet. Cao Cao mentions Liu Bei is to blame for the natural
disasters and his army begins a chant against him. Zhao Yun then appears and
restores Liu Bei's confidence. He brings with him Jiang Wei and an army.
Zhao Yun jumps off the cliff and realizes that he who is loved by the people
should rule them. Cao Cao then orders Himiko to attack. She sends a fireball at
the Shu army and Zhuge Liang defends it. Liu Bei then has his army retreat.

War Council-
Zhao Yun proposes that you position the horsemen in wings. Fa Zheng suggests
you position the horsemen on the left wing. Pang Tong requests you position
bowmen in the center. I think you should use Zhao Yun's strategy.

Battle-
Liu Bei acknowledges his path to bring peace to the land. Eventually Jiang Wei
will bring his reinforcements. Liu Bei will remember when he first met
Diao Chan.

Postwar-
Zhuge Liang will present your experience from the battle.

Diao Chan will smile and then laugh. She then turns into Himiko and destroys
the crystal.

Power Status-
Liu Bei won a victory at Tian Shui causing Cao Cao to return to Xu Chang. As
Liu Bei prepares to take Chang An, Cao Cao sends Sima Yi to Chen Cang and
Zhang Liao to Wei Xing. He also convinces Cai Wengi of the Xi Province to
attack Liu Bei. Once again you have to choose which battle you will take part
in.

Race at Wei Xing

Political Policy-
Pang Tong suggests you persuade Xu Shu to join you. Guan Yu wants to recruit
troops. Jiang Wei wants to feed the enemy false information. I suggest you
persuade Xu Shu.

Drama-
Li Li and Luo Luo will be cutting down trees so the army can advance. Then
Xi Xuanfeng and Dong Xuanfeng will attack. Liu Bei's officers will fight them
away. Zhao Yun then runs up and says that a messenger from the capital says
that Diao Chan is dead. Liu Bei refuses to believe it.

War Council-
To win Liu Bei must make it to the northern path and if he is defeated you
lose. Guan Yu thinks you should lead the enemy to the east outpost. Zhao Yun
thinks you should lead the enemy to the west outpost. Pang Tong thinks you
should force the enemy to retreat. I think you should use Pang Tong's strategy.

Battle-
If you chose to recruit Xu Shu he will appear and join you. Eventually Pang De
will show up.

Postwar-
Zhuge Liang will present the victory results.

Defense of Chen Cang

Political Policy-
Zhao Yun will propose that you enlist Yan Yan. Zhang Fei wants to recruit
troops. Mei Sanniang wants to train the troops. I think you should enlist
Yan Yan. Huang Yue Ying has made a Gargantuan unit and attached it to
Zhao Yun.

Drama-
Zhang Fei is drunk. Mei Sanniang walks up and Zhang Fei asks her if she still
has a thing for Liu Bei. He will then ask her about Guan Yu. She says he is
afraid of frogs and Zhang Fei will tell a story about how he threw a frog in
Guan Yu's face. Everyone laughs and Li Li runs up and says a messenger from the
capital said that Diao Chan is dead.

War Council-
To win, you must defeat Sima Yi. To lose, Liu Bei must be defeated. Zhuge Liang
requests that you allow him to give the appearance of a larger army at the north
gate. Jiang Wei wants to disguise himself as Zhao Yun. I think Zhuge Liang's
strategy is best.

Battle-
If you are using Zhuge Liang's strategy he will shout a warcry at the north
gate. When Zhao Yun reaches a gate he will destroy it with Gargantua. Sima Yi
does not like this.

Postwar-
Zhuge Liang will show you the experience earned.

Campaign against Xi

Political Policy-
Sun Li wants to purchase supplies. Zhao Yun requests that you recruit troops.
Fa Zheng thinks you should interfere with the enemy supply line. I think
Fa Zheng's plan would be best.

Drama-
Cai Wengi is performing magic and then threatens Liu Bei. Sun Li talks to
Liu Bei and then tries to kiss him. He backs off and Li Li runs up. She says
that a messenger from the capital said that Diao Chan is dead.

War Council-
If Cai Wengi loses you will win. If Liu Bei flees you will lose. Zhuge Liang
thinks he should cast mirages on Ma Dai and Deng Ai. Ma Chao wants to get
Ma Dai to join you. Do Ma Chao's plan.

Battle-
There are three Cai Wengis. They are all fake. Defeat them for the real one to
show up.

If you are going to subvert Ma Dai, Ma Chao will begin with that. After all
three Cai Wengis are defeated, the real one shows up from the east side.

Postwar-
Zhuge Liang will show you the victory results and Cai Wengi will join you.

Battle of Wu Chang

Power Status-
Liu Bei conquers Xi and as a result, Chang An collapses. Liu Bei now rules the
western half of the country. Cao Cao convinces Sun Quan to attack Liu Bei.

Political Policy-
Pang Tong requests to have Huang Yue Ying to research new weapons. Sun Li
proposes that you train the troops. Zhao Yun wants to kill a man-eating tiger.
I suggest you research new weapons.

Drama-
Liu Bei is humming the song that you hear through most of the game and thinks
about Diao Chan. He can feel she is still alive. Zhuge Liang looks at the stars
and sees betrayal in the south. Sun Quan is attacking Liu Bei in fear that he
will one day attack Wu. Guan Yu is fighting fiercely and Liu Bei is rushing to
save him. He asks why Sun Li is coming and she says she chooses him not her
brother.

War Council-
There is no war council, but defeat Sun Quan to win and keep Liu Bei around.

Battle-
Liu Bei will be set to advance, but keep him positioned there.

During the battle Zhang Fei, Sun Li, Zhao Yun, Zhou Yu, Zhuge Liang, Sun Quan,
Mei Sanniang, and Ma Chao will show up.

I think you should command Liu Bei to stay put and try and have Guan Yu turn
around too, but he probably won't make it. When your reinforcements start to
show up then start to attack Sun Quan's force.

D e s p e r a d o's strategy:
1. Just let Guan Yu die, and run away to the north.
2. Wait until Zhou Yu and Sun Quan (your reinforcement should've arrived).
3. Send 2/3 units to the right. Be sure to stay as close as possible to the
northern wall/cliff.
4. After reaching the north-east part of the screen, tell those units to head
south and finish off Sun Quan. Be careful, Zhou Yu is there too.

Postwar-
Sun Li will be upset with Sun Quan. He says he attacked for fear that Liu Bei
now seeks war. Liu Bei says it never occurred to him to attack Wu and he would
like Sun Quan to continue his rule there.

Zhuge Liang will present your victory results.

Wei-Shu Conflict

Power Status-
Sun Quan surrenders Wu to Liu Bei. Cao Cao abandons Luo Yang to strengthen his
forces at Xu Chang for the coming battle.

Political Policy-
Zhuge Liang thinks you should make a speech to raise the troops morale. Guan Yu
wants to recruit troops. Pang Tong requests that you form an elite guard. I
suggest you make the speech. Huang Yue Ying has made an Arbalest and attaches
it to Zhuge Liang.

Drama-
Himiko visits Zhuge Liang. She says that Cao Cao will win, she has foreseen it.
Zhuge Liang says that Liu Bei's strong will will overcome the
Mandate of Heaven. Himiko tells him to have Liu Bei at the battlefield
tomorrow. Diao Chan will be there.

War Council-
To win you must defeat Cao Cao. If Liu Bei is scattered, you will lose. All
your officers have agreed on the formation for the final battle.

Battle-
Himiko has set an unbalance between Heaven and Earth which can destroy everyone
and Zhuge Liang will put a stop to it. Himiko will perform magic against your
troops. When Zhuge Liang meets up with an enemy he will use the Arbalest.
Himiko will be using her magic and Zhuge Liang will interrupt. He fires at her,
but she blocks it. She then begins to form a giant magic ball and Zhuge Liang
fires at her, sending her flying and exploding.

Postwar-
Liu Bei is reunited with Diao Chan. He sort of apologizes for taking so long
and she says it is partly her fault for she knows where the Imperial Seal is.
Then she pulls out a hairpin and mentions that she found Cao Cao after the
battle. Cao Cao gives Diao Chan his mother's hairpin. He was torn from his
mother when he was young by foolish men who waged war. He is the only survivor
of his family. He tells her to go to Liu Bei and have him make sure a person
like him cannot be born into the world. Then he dies. Briefly favored by
Heaven, Cao Cao and the Wei Empire fell. It is unknown what happened to Himiko,
but some say she went to an island over seas, but it is unknown for sure.

Congratulations, you just beat the game. Now try playing as Cao Cao.

Cao Cao

Cao Cao's beginning scene is basically the same except the begininning.
Diao Chan is saying that gentleness is forbidden for some and those with gentle
hearts are forced to go through life clad in an armor of ice. Then it shows
part of the ending for Liu Bei. Cao Cao is with his mother, but is taken from
her. He was then forced to grow up all alone. Cao Cao is with Xun Yu and
Xiahou Yuan. Cao Ren rides up and says the enemy wants to surrender. Cao Cao
refuses to let them surrender. The rest progresses as Liu Bei's beginning
starting at the point where Liu Bei is in battle.

Battle of Xu

Power Status-
Cao Cao imprisons the emperor and makes Xu Chang his stronghold. He kidnaps
Diao Chan for she knows the location of the Imperial Seal.

Political Policy-
Xun Yu proposes that you enlist Guo Jia. Cheng Yu thinks you should threaten
the enemy. Xiahou Yuan wants to recruit troops. I think you should enlist
Guo Jia.

Drama-
Cao Cao asks Diao Chan where the Imperial Seal is. She won't tell him. The
emperor gives Diao Chan the Imperial Seal and tells her to give it to a worthy
hero. Cao Bu asks Cao Cao why Liu Bei must die. Cao Cao asks him to leave.
Xun Yu then says that Cao Cao gets very sensitive when it comes to Liu Bei.
Himiko then says that Heaven hates Liu Bei.

War Council-
Liu Bei must be defeated to win. If Cao Cao loses, you lose. Xiahou Yuan
suggests you attack Guan Yu and Zhang Fei's troops. Xun Yu thinks you should
set up an ambush by your storehouse. I think you should use Xiahou Yuan's plan.

Battle-
Cao Cao does not have a tutorial for his beginning. Zhao Yun will eventually
show up as reinforcements to Liu Bei. Once you defeat Guan Yu and Zhang Fei
Liu Bei and Mei Sanniang's morale will lower.

Postwar-
Liu Bei's army will retreat.

Xun Yu will present the spoils of war. Then she presents Yue Jin and Li Dian.

Battle of Ru Nan

Power Status-
Cao Cao is victorious at Xu causing Liu Bei to escape. Yuan Shao is ready to
attack Xu Chang from the north. Cao Cao prepares to defeat Yuan Shao.

Political Policy-
Xun Yu proposes that you have refugees farm. Cheng Yu wants to spread rumors
among the enemy troops. Cao Ren wants to train the troops. I suggest you have
the refugees farm.

Drama-
Cao Bu is debating on whether or not to tell Cao Cao his secret. Cao Cao is
deciding on how to deal with Liu Bei and Yuan Shao.

War Council-
Liu Bei must be defeated for victory. You will lose if Cao Cao flees. Xun Yu's
strategy is to destroy the bridge and divide the enemy. Cheng Yu thinks you
should send Guan Yu and Zhang Fei to sleep. I suggest Xun Yu's strategy.

Battle-
Xun Yu will destroy the bridge if you chose that strategy.

Postwar-
Cao Hong returns and announces Xu has surrendered. No one wants to restore the
Han emperor.

Xun Yu will show you the results of the past battle.

Battle of Bo Wan Po

Power Status-
Cao Cao defeats Liu Bei causing him to flee to Liu Biao. Despite his larger
forces, Cao Cao defeats Yuan Shao and therefore controls the northern country.

Political Policy-
Cao Ren suggests you enlist Xu Huang. Cao Bu proposes you develop a new weapon.
Xiahou Yuan requests you recruit troops. I suggest you hire Xu Huang.

Drama-
Himiko uses her magic and puts Diao Chan and Yu Jin to sleep. Cao Cao is upset
at her. Diao Chan reminds him of his mother. A few days later, Yu Jin runs in
and says Cao Ren was surrounded by Zhuge Liang. Cao Cao is going to save him.

War Council-
Zhuge Liang must be routed to win. If Cao Ren or Cao Cao is defeated you will
lose. Xun Yu thinks you should use Xiahou Yuan as a decoy to lure out Zhang Fei
in the north. Cheng Yu wants to use Xiahou Yuan to lure out Guan Ping in the
center. Yu Jin wants to decoy Guan Yu in the south. I suggest decoying
Guan Ping.

Battle-
Xiahou Yuan will lure out who ever you chose.

I suggest you lure out Guan Ping. Have Xiahou Yuan take out Guan Ping and
Cao Ren will engage Guan Yu. Have Yu Jin attack Mei Sanniang and Cao Cao attack
Guan Yu as well. Then have Himiko circle around to take care of Zhuge Liang.
Hu Zhi's Rush and Duel and Himiko's magic should defeat him quickly. Don't
worry about Zhang Fei, he'll probably engage Cao Ren, but then you'll have
Cao Cao to deal with Guan Yu.

Postwar-
Xiahou Yuan suggests Cao Cao doesn't pursue anymore. He then admits this is a
good place for an ambush and sure enough there is an ambush. Xiahou Yuan will
sacrifice himself to allow Cao Cao to bring peace.

Xun Yu will present your experience.

Battle at Chang Ban Po

Power Status-
Cao Cao is preparing to have Zhang Liao and himself attack Liu Bei and Wu.

Political Policy-
Xun Yu requests to force refugees to farm. Cheng Yu wants to threaten the enemy
troops. Cao Ren thinks you should train the troops. I think you should have the
refugees farm.

Drama-
Cao Cao summons Diao Chan. Xun Yu asks why he is so into her. She is just a
prisoner and eventually she will tell you where the Imperial Seal is. Cao Cao
asks her if she serves him as a warlord or a woman. She says she is a warlord,
not a woman. Zhang Liao returns and Cao Cao orders to begin the War Council.
Xun Yu is obviously distressed.

War Council-
Liu Bei must be defeated to win. However if he gets to the escape point or
Cao Cao is defeated you will lose. Zhang Liao suggests you pursue Liu Bei
through the shortest route. Xun Yu plans on pursuing, but avoiding the forest.
I suggest you use Zhang Liao's strategy.

Battle-
When Zhang Liao and Guan Yu meet, they will have a duel. Guan Yu will win and
spare Zhang Liao. Zhang Liao realizes Guan Yu let him win all those years ago.
Guan Yu takes off and tells him to take care of his wife. If Yu Jin meets up
with Zhang Fei, Zhang Fei will be fighting and a green aura apears around him.
Yu Jin will then be sent flying up into the air. Eventually, Zhuge Liang will
come for Cao Cao's head. Himiko sends him away, but Zhuge Liang got his helmet.
He then presents it to Liu Bei.

Postwar-
Cao Cao will order his army to catch Liu Bei, but Sun Quan will be waiting for
him with his army.

Xun Yu will present to you the spoils of war and Xiahou Dun and Zhang He.

Showdown at Chi Bi

Power Status-
Cao Cao mercilessly defeats Liu Bei and gains control of Jing. Liu Bei has
joined up with Sun Quan to attack Cao Cao. Cao Cao begins to train his navy in
Jiang Ling.

Political Policy-
Xiahou Ba thinks you should pressure the enemy troops. Cheng Yu proposes that
you cause a rift between the enemy. Zhang Liao requests that you raise morale
with poetry. I suggest you raise morale.

Drama-
Xi Xuanfeng tells Cao Cao he has nothing to fear and he shows his confidence by
declaring heaven is on his side. Diao Chan says that even if Cao Cao conquers
the land there will still be rebellions. Cao Cao replies that a new world
cannot be built without destroying the old one.

War Council-
You must defeat both Liu Bei and Sun Quan to be victorious. If Cao Cao is
defeated you shall lose. Zhang Liao suggests you focus your attack on Sun Quan.
Himiko requests you concentrate your attack on Liu Bei. Xun Yu's plan is to
chain the ships together. I suggest you go along with Xun Yu's plan.

Cao Cao is confident with the outcome of the battle. Himiko says something can
still go wrong and she'll protect him. Himiko's antics are so cute. Zhang Liao
says that the enemy is planning a fire attack, but there is no wind.

Battle-
Eventually, Zhuge Liang will set your army ablaze.

Postwar-
A soldier reports that Ma Chao is on his way to attack the capital.

Xun Yu presents the spoils of war.

There is an earthquake in Xu Chang. Two men are speaking of Liu Bei and
Zhao Yun hears them. By the way, behind Zhao Yun you will see Gan Ning from
Dynasty Warriors 4.

The Battle at Tong Gate

Power Status-
Cao Cao is victorious at Chi Bi. He is about to make his move on Wu, but
Ma Chao of West Xi attacks Chang An. Cao Cao reluctantly returns to Xu Chang.

Political Policy-
Zhang Liao thinks you should attack the enemy supply troops. Cao Ren wants to
train the troops. Xiahou Ba suggests you recruit troops. I suggest you recruit
troops.

Drama-
Cao Cao tries to get Diao Chan to tell him where the Imperial Seal is, but she
refuses. Sima Yi enters the Ministoriat and he is pointing out Cao Cao's
faults. Himiko fires magic at him, but he spits magic to counter it. He tells
Cao Cao to look around at his loyal officers, and without acknowledging them he
will never conquer the world. Cao Cao is enraged and draws his sword at Sima Yi
and demands his name. Sima Yi tells him and Cao Cao sees he is fearless and
takes a liking to him. Sima Yi now serves you.

War Council-
Both Ma Chao and Ma Dai must flee. If Cao Cao is routed you will lose. Cheng Yu
wants to take turns attacking the gates. Xun Yu requests you send a unit around
to the enemy rear. Sima Yi's plan is to set an ambush by the supply compound. I
think you should try Xun Yu's plan.

Battle-
Take out Ma Chao and Ma Dai.

Postwar-
Xun Yu presents your victory results and Pang De.

Diao Chan is singing the song you always hear. Cao Cao puts a hairpin in her
hair and says she is beautiful.

Power Status-
Cao Cao scores a victory over Ma Chao forcing him to flee to Yi. Liu Bei
amasses a large army and forms an alliance with Liu Zhang. He sends Guan Yu to
attack Fan Zheng and Zhang Fei to attack Hanzhong. Cai Wengi of Xi is also
forming an attack. These three attacks occurr simultaneously and you must
choose one to participate in.

Battle of Fan Zheng

Political Policy-
Xun Yu suggests you purchase supplies. Pang De requests he forms a special
unit. Yu Jin wants to allow Hu Zhi to train. I like Hu Zhi so I suggest you
allow her to train.

Drama-
Xi Xuanfeng says that Fan Zheng was taken. Pang De requests you allow him to
rescue it. Xun Yu has doubts about him due to his former allegiance to Ma Chao.
But he is willing to give his life for Cao Cao and you ask Xun Yu to step down.
Pang De has a coffin prepared for Liu Bei and Himiko makes fun of him. Everyone
laughs.

War Council-
You must force Guan Yu's unit to flee for victory. You will lose if Cao Cao is
forced to flee. Pang De's plan is to allow him to do a fake defection. Xun Yu
wants to empty the castle and place mines inside. Yu Jin wants to infiltrate
the enemy supply compound. If your Yu Jin, Xi and Dong Xuanfeng are good then I
suggest you use Yu Jin's plan.

Battle-
Yu Jin will be kidnapped. Later on Xi Xuanfeng and Dong Xuanfeng will rescue
him.

At the beginning have Xun Yu take out Guan Ping who will advance through the
west gate. Have Cao Cao move away from Guan Yu. When Yu Jin is rescued have him
go to the storehouse and defeat Pang Tong. Use Dong Xuanfeng's Rush and
Xi Xuanfeng's Volley To defeat him quickly. Then destroy the supply compound.

Postwar-
Xun Yu presents your victory results and Dian Wei joins you.

Battle at Mt. Dinjun

Political Policy-
Xun Yu wants to purchase supplies. Xiahou Ba requests to train the troops.
Sima Yi offers to recruit troops. I suggest recruiting troops.

Drama-
Cao Cao is furious at Xiahou Ba who suffered a heavy loss. Xiahou Ba admits he
deserves to die and Cao Cao feels the same. Cao Cao is about to behead him, but
calms down. He then tells him that sometimes a general must act like a coward
in battle. You can't expect to take on an army of tens of thousands. He then
re-assigns him to work with Sima Yi and orders to start the War Council.

War Council-
You must defeat Zhang Fei to win and you lose if Cao Cao is defeated.
Zhang Liao suggests you split the army and attack. Sima Yi proposes that you
allow him and Xiahou Ba to perform a surprise attack on the enemy rear. Xun Yu
requests you deploy a unit of fake troops near the supply compound. I suggest
you use Sima Yi's proposal.

Battle-
Eventually Sima Yi and Xiahou Ba will appear.

Postwar-
Xun Yu presents the spoils of war.

Campaign Against Xi

Political Policy-
Hu Zhi thinks you should gain supplies through hunting. Cheng Yu requests you
recruit troops. Himiko wants you to allow Yu Jin to train. I suggest you gain
supplies.

Drama-
Himiko will ask Hu Zhi if she likes Cao Cao. Then she will point out
Diao Chan's flaws and express her good points. Hu Zhi tells her to accept that
Diao Chan is really something. Himiko runs off screaming. Cao Cao declares that
he has no fear of Cai Wengi and is conquering this land for wealth. He hopes
for trade with the west and has heard stories of the riches of Rome. He hears
Himiko yelling.

War Council-
You must defeat Cai Wengi to be successful. You lose if Cao Cao is defeated.
Xun Yu suggests you try to persuade Deng Ai to join you. Hu Zhi wants to
accompany you to persuade Deng Ai. Himiko would also like to accompany you. I
suggest you use Xun Yu's plan.

Battle-
Cao Cao will try to persuade Deng Ai to join you. Deng Ai will then show you
where the real Cai Wengi is. She will then appear.

This battle is harder than Liu Bei's since you have 5 Cai Wengis instead of 4.
I suggest you have Cao Cao persuade Deng Ai and have him and Deng Ai attack
Ma Dai. Have your other 4 generals attack the fake Cai Wengis. Once Ma Dai is
defeated, have Cao Cao help Himiko and Deng Ai help Hu Zhi or Xiahou Dun.

Postwar-
Xun Yu will present your victory results and Cai Wengi will join you.

Battle of Tian Shui

Power Status-
Cao Cao drives back the Shu offensives on all three fronts. He then returns to
Xu Chang and becomes the emperor of Wei. But the land is still in turmoil.

Political Policy-
Sima Yi wishes to have the troops cultivate crops. Cao Bu wants to develop a
new weapon. Zhang Liao requests to train the troops. I suggest you train
troops.

Drama-
Xun Yu is very angry at Diao Chan for refusing to tell Cao Cao where the
Imperial Seal is. She says that it was entrusted to her and is not hers to
give. Xun Yu slaps her. Diao Chan thinks Xun Yu is in love with Cao Cao. Xun Yu
slaps her again. The Wei and Shu armies meet and Liu Bei demands that Cao Cao
returns Diao Chan. Cao Cao calls him a fool for doing this for a woman. He says
that he is to blame for these disasters, he provoked the gods and defyed the
Mandate of Heaven. Cao Cao's troops are chanting against Liu Bei and as he is
losing his nerve Zhao Yun appears. He assures that Liu Bei is not to blame and
presents Jiang Wei with his volunteer army. He then jumps off the cliff and
tells Liu Bei that he who is loved by the people should rule them. Cao Cao then
orders Himiko to attack. Zhuge Liang defends against her attack and the Shu
army retreats.

War Council-
You must defeat Liu Bei to be victorious. You lose if Cao Cao is defeated.
Xun Yu suggests that you deploy horsemen in the front. Sima Yi's plan is to
deploy horsemen on the left. Xiahou Ba requests that you deploy bowmen on the
front. I suggest Xun Yu's plan.

Cao Cao asks if people really want Liu Bei to be their leader. Sima Yi asks if
that surprises him. Cao Cao says you cannot be afraid of the scorn of the
people. Sometimes a conquerer must get his hands bloody. He then has his army
attack.

Battle-
Jiang Wei will eventually show up for Liu Bei and Guo Shao will show up for
Cao Cao.

If the enemy destroys your supply compound, have someone destroy their's.
Their's is located somewhere on the bottom.

Postwar-
Xun Yu will present the results of battle.

Siege of Cheng Du

Power Status-
Cao Cao, triumphant at Tian Shui, then consults with his officers for an
invasion of the Yi Province.

Political Policy-
Xun Yu wants to persuade the enemy troops. Cao Bu requests to develop a new
weapon. Sima Yi thinks you should recruit troops. I suggest you develop the
weapon.

Drama-
Cao Bu has something to tell Cao Cao. He asks to speak with him in private, but
Cao Cao tells him to never mind Himiko. Cao Bu then says that Cao Cao and
Liu Bei are brothers. After Cao Cao was separated, Liu Bei was born. He then
says that no one can make them fight. Himiko is then begging Diao Chan for the
Imperial Seal, she says that Liu Bei and Cao Cao shouldn't be fighting. When
asked why she bows to Diao Chan, Himiko tells her that they are brothers.
Cao Cao walks in and asks what she is doing. She has nothing to say and is
asked to leave. Cao Cao says since the day he lost his mother, he had nothing
left to lose, but now. Diao Chan tells him his heart is lost and trapped in an
armored shell of ice. When the ice melts, his true self will be revealed.
(Note: Liu Bei and Cao Cao were not brothers in real history.)

War Council-
You must defeat Liu Bei and Liu Zhang for victory. If Cao Cao is routed then
you lose. Zhang Liao wants to propose a duel with Guan Yu. Xun Yu wants to
disguise hers and Xiahou Ba's troops as Liu Bei's troops. Sima Yi wants to
spread rumors of betrayal. I suggest Sima Yi's plot.

Battle-
Zhang Fei and Zhang Ren will be confused by the rumors. Xiahou Ba will unleash
the Catapult when he reaches a gate. Zhu Rong will come as reinforcements to
Liu Bei. Zhuge Liang will calm Zhang Fei and Zhang Ren.

Postwar-
Xun Yu will show you your experience.

Battle of Wu Chang

Power Status-
Cao Cao's victory forces Cheng Du to surrender and Liu Zhang's death. Liu Bei
is forced to flee to Pai Di Zheng. Cao Cao moves his force to Pai Di Zheng.
(Note: Pai Di Zheng is where Liu Bei met his end after taking revenge for his
brothers in real history.)

Political Policy-
Xun Yu wants to persuade the enemy troops. Pang De thinks you should train the
troops. Sima Yi wants to form a special unit. I suggest you persuade the enemy
troops.

Drama-
Himiko is causing fireballs and hurts Diao Chan. Cao Cao comes and slaps her
and tells her not to use her tricks on Diao Chan. Himiko tells Cao Cao he's the
reason she works so hard and asks why he's defending her. He says Diao Chan is
very precious to him for she freed him from the mandate. This makes Himiko
believe they are in love and she gets upset and starts to run away as Cao Cao
tells her it's not true, but she doesn't hear. Gan Ning tries to tell Sun Quan
it is unwise to attack Cao Cao. Zhou Yu thinks that Cao Cao will eventually
come for Wu. Sun Quan must fight for his survival. Sun Quan must be defeated.

War Council-
Sun Quan must be defeated to win. You will lose if Cao Cao is defeated.
Cheng Yu wants to set an ambush behind a trap. Xun Yu thinks you should move
your main force to the west. Sima Yi proposes you split up the army and attack.
I suggest Sima Yi's plan.

Battle-
Sun Li will show up as reinforcements for her brother.

Make sure your units don't go over the mines. They won't get hurt, but the
enemy won't either.

Postwar-
Xun Yu presents the spoils of war.

Wei-Shu Conflict

Power Status-
Cao Cao scores a crushing blow to Sun Quan forcing Wu to surrender to Wei.
Liu Bei has disappeared from Pai Di Zheng and has begun raising troops in his
former stronghold in Xu.

Political Policy-
Xun Yu thinks you should persuade the enemy troops. Cheng Yu wants to accept
the offering of supplies. Sima Yi requests that you form a special unit. I
suggest you accept the supplies.

Drama-
Himiko visits Zhuge Liang. She says she has lost her temper with Diao Chan, but
is more upset with Cao Cao. She offers to join forces with Zhuge Liang. He
doesn't know what she is up to and refuses. Angered, she leaves. Cao Cao asks
Diao Chan to forgive him for fighting with Liu Bei. Heaven cannot have two sons
so Earth cannot have two kingdoms. Diao Chan says he will not die and she says
she will tell Cao Cao where the Imperial Seal is. However, he says there is no
longer any need. The Wei and Shu armies meet. Liu Bei says he will destroy
Cao Cao and take back Diao Chan. Cao Cao says he drew his strength from the
Mandate of Heaven in the past, but now he will use his own strength. Liu Bei
sees Diao Chan and says the people will never follow Cao Cao. He replies that
people will always follow the new monarch and the final battle is about to
begin.

War Council-
You must defeat Liu Bei for victory and you will lose if Cao Cao is defeated.
The only option is to use Xun Yu's formation for the final battle.

Battle-
Himiko has disrupted the balance between Heaven and Earth and will destroy
everyone. Cao Cao and Xun Yu will go after her. Himiko will cast magic.
Cao Cao and Xun Yu will order Himiko to stop, but she attacks them. Xun Yu then
jumps at Himiko to attack. She succeeds, but is badly wounded. Himiko
apologizes and says that this is all she wanted, to be held by Cao Cao. The
magic will stop.

Postwar-
Himiko will sneak up on Cao Cao and he will say she is quite pleased that
Diao Chan is leaving. She says she won't go to see her off over and over, but
will go and compliment Diao Chan. Cao Cao is going to miss her. He gives her
his mother's hairpin. She thanks him and tells him not to be so sad for he is
not lonely. Behind him stands Xun Yu, who is dressed much like a lady. Cao Cao
goes over to her. Liu Bei has disappeared. And so the great rivalry that shook
the continent has ended. Diao Chan has returned to singing and sets out to find
Liu Bei.

Congratulations, you have beaten the game with Cao Cao.

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- 4. Combat -
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Most of the combat techniques are explained through the beginning stage's
tutorial, but I will still go through it.

To win a battle, you will have to defeat the enemy general. However, you lose
if your own commander is defeated. To defeat any squadron of troops you must
lower their morale to 0 or lower their troops to 0. Some battles have different
requirements for winning and losing.

There are 3 screens during combat.
Battle Map- Shows the entire stage and where each unit is stationed.
Army View- The basic screen which shows which squadron you are controlling.
Officer View- Zooms in on one general. Can only be used when fighting another
squadron.

Combat-
When your unit gets in range of an enemy unit you will engage in combat. While
in combat if another enemy unit attacks you your unit will split in two. The
same goes if another one of your units attacks the same enemy unit.

When you enter combat, your soldiers and officers will atack on their own. Use
the directional pad to select an officer to control. None of your uncontrolled
officers will use special abilities on their own.

You can control your officer by moving him around with the directional pad.
Attack with the "X" button and use the directional pad to attack on a certain
side. Pressing down on the directional pad causes some of your troops to form
around you. Pressing "X" after this cause your officer to charge after enemy
troops. This works like the special ability Rush, but not nearly as good.
Don't worry if you attack some of your own troops. They just fall, they won't
die.

If you have any archer units, when selecting an officer move over to their unit
and press "X" to send them into battle, but you can and should leave them there
so they will work as archers.

When you have selected an officer press "O" to select a special ability to use.
You will then indicate the path of the attack. Line them up to attack the most
enemy troops. Line Rally up to help the most of your troops. And Duel, doesn't
need a range.

Combat Orders-
When you select one of your units you can change their orders. Press "O" to do
this either on the army view or battle map. Then you can change their movement
path, change their battle formation or have them abort their current objective.

When you change their movement path you will indicate where that unit will move.
You can have them attack an enemy unit or reinforce a friendly unit. If they are
caught by the enemy while they move, they will be forced into combat. While in
combat you can have them retreat by doing the same thing.

Siege Battles-
In a siege battle you are either attacking or defending a castle. All the same
rules apply as a normal battle except when you are infiltrating a gate. When
attacking you can either attack the castle gate or climb the wall.

When destroying the gate your unit will ram into the gate. A little gray bar
will show you how far you have to go. If you have any allies adjacent to your
unit your attack force will increase. Normally there will be an enemy unit
defending the gate. They will be throwing stones or shooting arrows at your
troops attacking the gate, lowering your numbers and morale. Once the gate is
open you will fight the enemy unit. Most of your abilities cannot be used in
gate battles. Raid and Duel can be used.

You can also have your unit climb the castle walls. You will have a little
gray bar indicating how long you have to go. Once atop the wall, order your
unit to any location within the castle and if there are no units in the way,
that unit will descend.

You also may have to defend your castle walls. Position your unit at the point
of the castle wall and while an enemy is trying to get in you will try to fend
them off.

Naval Battles-
In naval battles you travel on boats. When you reach an enemy unit your ships
will be linked and battle will continue normally. Some abilities cannot be used
in naval battles. Raid, magic, and support abilities can be. Only one unit can
attack another unit. There are no joint attacks in naval combat. However they
will act to support the unit.

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First I will list all special abilities and what they do.

Battle Cry- Steal surrounding enemy troops zeal.

Charge- Horse/Elephant make an all out charge on the enemy formation.

Duel- One on one fight between officers.
You can only duel an officer who has the Duel ability.

Fireball- Large balls of fire appear and explode in enemy ranks.

Firestorm- Fire trails like a huge snake into the enemy burning all.

Fissure-

Gale- A huge tornado appears over enemy heads.

Hail- Numberless shafts of ice fall down to pierce the enemy.

Ice Storm- A large wall of ice appears freezing the enemy.

Iron Wall- Totally repel enemy magic.

Lightning- With a clap of thunder, lightning strikes among the enemy ranks.

Meteor Shower- Large boulders rise into the air and crush the enemy.

Raid- One officer rampages through the enemy troops.

Rally- Raise the morale of surrounding allied troops.

Rush- Foot/Spear troops make an all out charge on the enemy formation.

Snipe- Crossbowmen release a flight of bolts.

Volley- Bowmen releases flight of arrows.

Here I will list all the special abilities each officer knows and can learn.
They learn new abilities with experience.

Liu Bei's Forces:

Liu Bei - Rally, Iron Wall, Battle Cry, Rush
Zhuge Liang - Fireball, Firestorm, Lightning, Gale, Fissure
Guan Yu - Duel, Charge, Raid, Rally, Battle Cry
Zhang Fei - Duel, Raid, Battle Cry, Rush, Rally
Mei Sanniang - Meteor Shower, Iron Wall, Duel, Raid, Rally
Zhao Yun - Duel, Raid, Rally, Rush, Battle Cry
Ma Chao - Duel, Raid, Volley, Iron Wall, Battle Cry
Li Li - Iron Wall, Rush, Rally
Luo Luo - Volley, Rally, Battle Cry, Iron Wall
Huang Zhong - Battle Cry, Iron Wall, Volley, Duel, Raid
Pang Tong - Meteor Shower, Fireball, Firestorm, Lightning, Gale
Sun Li - Charge, Duel, Iron Wall, Rally
Jiang Wei - Meteor Shower, Fireball, Rally, Duel, Raid
Ma Su - Meteor Shower, Fireball, Rally, Iron Wall
Fa Zheng - Meteor Shower, Fireball, Rally, Iron Wall
Guan Ping - Rally, Charge, Iron Wall, Raid
Zhou Cang - Battle Cry, Iron Wall, Raid
Xu Shu - Meteor Shower, Fireball, Firestorm, Gale, Iron Wall
Wei Yan - Duel, Raid, Rally, Charge
Ma Dai - Fireball, Volley
Cai Mao - Rally, Iron Wall
Yan Yan - Snipe, Battle Cry, Iron Wall, Rally
Zhu Rong - Battle Cry, Charge, Iron Wall, Rally
Cai Wengi - Duel, Raid, Lightning, Gale, Fissure

Cao Cao's Forces:

Cao Cao - Battle Cry, Iron Wall, Rally, Charge
Cao Bu - Rally, Iron Wall
Cao Ren - Rally, Iron Wall, Duel, Raid
Cao Hong - Rally, Iron Wall, Snipe
Xiahou Dun - Battle Cry, Duel, Charge, Iron Wall, Raid
Xiahou Ba - Duel, Raid, Battle Cry, Charge, Rally
Xiahou Yuan - Duel, Rally, Battle Cry, Raid, Charge
Xun Yu - Meteor Shower, Hail, Ice Storm, Rally, Iron Wall
Guo Jia - Meteor Shower, Hail, Ice Storm, Lightning
Cheng Yu - Meteor Shower, Hail, Ice Storm, Rally, Iron Wall
Himiko - Hail, Ice Storm, Lightning, Gale, Fissure
Sima Yi - Meteor Shower, Hail, Ice Storm, Lightning, Gale
Zhang Liao - Duel, Raid, Rush, Rally, Battle Cry
Xu Huang - Charge, Raid, Duel, Rally
Hu Zhi - Rush, Duel, Raid, Iron Wall
Zhang He - Volley, Raid, Iron Wall, Rally
Pang De - Rush, Duel, Raid, Iron Wall, Battle Cry
Dian Wei - Rush, Raid, Battle Cry, Duel
Guo Shao - Volley, Iron Wall, Rally, Battle Cry
Yue Jin - Battle Cry, Iron Wall, Charge
Yu Jin - Iron Wall, Battle Cry, Charge
Xi Xuanfeng - Volley, Battle Cry, Iron Wall, Rally
Dong Xuanfeng - Rush, Iron Wall, Battle Cry
Li Dian - Rally, Iron Wall, Volley
Deng Ai - Rally, Fireball, Firestorm, Charge
Cai Wengi - Duel, Raid, Lightning, Gale, Fissure

Sun Quan's Forces:

Sun Quan - Battle Cry, Iron Wall, Rally
Zhou Yu - Hail, Lightning, Firestorm, Ice Storm
Lu Xun - Duel, Raid, Hail, Ice Storm
Lu Meng - Fireball, Fire Storm, Rally, Iron Wall
Taishi Ci - Duel, Raid, Rally, Volley, Iron Wall
Gan Ning - Duel, Raid, Rally, Volley, Iron Wall
Lu Su - Fireball, Hail, Meteor Shower

Liu Zhang's Forces:

Liu Zhang - Volley, Iron Wall, Rally, Battle Cry
Zhang Ren - Rush, Rally, Battle Cry, Iron Wall
Wu Yi - Rally, Iron Wall
Yan Yan - Snipe, Battle Cry, Iron Wall, Rally
Fa Zheng - Meteor Shower, Fireball, Rally, Iron Wall

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- 6. Troop Classes - 
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These are the different classes of troops. The troop classes, with
experience, can increase to a higher rank of that class.

Foot- Fights with swords. Low offense, high defense.

Spear- Fights with spears. Higher offense ability than foot soldiers.

Bow- Attacks enemy with arrows at a distance.

Crossbow- Shoots enemy with crossbow at a distance. Higher offense than
the bow.

Cavalry- Rides horses. Higher offense and mobility than foot soldiers.

Horsebow- Cavalry with bows.

Light Sword- Female foot soldiers. High offense, low defense. Commander
recovers abilities faster.

Archers- Female bow. High offense, low defense. Commander recovers
abilities faster.

Horse- Female cavalry. High offense, low defense. Commander recovers
abilities faster.

Elephant- Rides elephants. High offense and defense. Strategic abilities
ineffective against elephants.

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- 7. Battle Formations -
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These are all the various battle formations and when they are effective.

Asp- Strong frontal position, excellent for charging the enemy line.

Awl- Attack formation suitable for a unit with a leader strong in
warcraft.

Bowl- Effective for sweeping side attacks by mounted troops and for bow
attacks.

Box- Strong defense. Good for tactics with large numbers of foot soldiers.

Bull- Attack formation. True value can be felt when making frontal attacks.

Carp- A deep line with strong backups. Especially useful during long, drawn
out battles.

Dart- Attack formation primarily used when attacking the enemy center.

Dome- Formation used when attacking the enemy center while recieving long
range aid.

Flat- Average formation. Allows you to quickly surround the enemy.

Goose- Excellent formation for making bow and crossbow attacks.

Moon- Defensive formation. Also good when surrounded by a large number of
troops.

Ring- Defensive formation. Good against attacks from all directions.

Swan- Formation used when surrounding the enemy. Extremely effective for bow
attacks.

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- 8. Contact Info -
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If you have found any errors I have made, have anything to add, or have any
comments, please e-mail me at jiyu_aifu@yahoo.com

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- 9. Credits -
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Thanks to Koei for making a great, underrated game.
Thanks to:
Naomasa Yi for help on most of the special abilities.
D e s p e r a d o for a strategy for the Battle of Wu Chang.

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- 10. Copyright -
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Copyright 2004 Kevin Picheco

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