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The Hojo Clan led by Hojo Ujiyasu is a custom civilization by GPuzzle, with contributions from Arilasqueto, DarthKyofu and others.

This mod requires Brave New World.



The Hojo Clan, also known as the Later Hojo, was one of the most powerful daimyo families of Japan's Warring States period, and the most prominent force in the Kanto region. Unrelated to the earlier Hojo Clan of the Kamakura era, the Later Hojo began at the end of the 15th century with Ise Shinkuro's successful conquests into Izu province. These exploits made the Hojo one of the earliest sengoku daimyo clans, and the family would remain highly influential until the loss of their home castle a century later.

Hojo Ujiyasu[]

Hojo Ujiyasu (1515 – October 21, 1571) was a daimyo and third head of the Odawara Hojo clan. Known as the "Lion of Sagami", he was revered as a fearsome warrior and a cunning man. He is famous for his strategies of breaking the siege from Takeda Shingen and Uesugi Kenshin. The son of Hojo Ujitsuna, his only known wife was Imagawa Yoshimoto's sister, Zuikei-in. Among his sons are Hojo Ujimasa and Uesugi Kagetora.

Dawn of Man[]

Salutations to you, Hojo Ujiyasu, head of the Later Hojo, the Lion of Sagami! You became the clan's head at the age of 26, beset on enemies by all sides, and with an old and ailing economic system. You would subsequently reform the economy of your lands in Kanto, rapidly becoming one of the wealthier powers in the region, and with your deft and cunning acquired your legendary moniker of Lion of Sagami through your might of arms, repeatedly scoring incredible victories, and becoming one of the most powerful daimyo of the entire Sengoku period.

Scene Ujiyasu

Leaderscene by GPuzzle

Oh, noble Ujiyasu, your clan once again seeks glory and power as it is once more surrounded by foes at all corners. It is your powerful hand that must lead the Hojo clan once again to its primacy, and seize your place as the Lion of Sagami yet again. Can you rise above the circumstance like a dragonfly over a lake? Will you build a civilization that can stand the test of time?

Introduction: Sit. Here in the lands of the Hojo, you are a guest.

Defeat: Curse you and your bloodline. May dragonflies fall wherever you walk.

Unique Attributes[]

Hojo (Hojo Ujiyasu)
Ujiyasu Icon

Art by GPuzzle

Lion of Sagami

Enemy units in Hojo lands take damage whenever an enemy is killed. +2 Gold Gold from Connection City Connections.

Yabusame Icon

Art by GPuzzle

Yabusame (Crossbowman)
  • +2 Moves Movement
  • Gains increased Strength Combat Strength the further it moves
Rakuichi Icon

Art by GPuzzle

Rakuichi (Market)
  • Provides extra XP for Units based on Gold Gold generated by Connection City Connections
City List
  1. Odawara
  2. Edo
  3. Ashigara
  4. Nirayama
  5. Kamakura
  6. Kawagoe
  7. Kokokuji
  8. Tamanawa
  9. Misaki
  10. Maebashi
  11. Tsukui
  12. Kawamura
  13. Yamanaka
  14. Nagahama
  15. Shimoda
  16. Fukusawa
  17. Maruyama
  18. Takiyama
  19. Hachijoji
  20. Setagaya
  21. Hachigata
  22. Kozukue
  23. Kurihashi
  24. Iwatsuki
  25. Aoki
  26. Oshi
  27. Kasai
  28. Matsuyama
  29. Matsuida
  30. Motosakura
  31. Karasawayama
  32. Sekiyado
  33. Hirai
  34. Usui
  35. Oyama
  36. Koga
Spy List
  • Akiko
  • Kumiko
  • Masafume
  • Takahiro
  • Kiyoshi
  • Kensuke
  • Kouji
  • Junji
  • Koudai



The Hojo are an economic Civilization best played wide and expansive. The Hojo Unqiue Ability, Lion of Sagami, provides an additional layer of defense to Hojo cities, as enemies within your borders will suffer attrition damage whenever you kill one of their units. This means that Hojo can attack with their full force and leave only light defense at home, without needing to worry about a counter-attack. The Hojo UA also provides additional Gold for each City Connection, so make sure your settled and conquered cities are connected up to the capital and that your road network is safe from attack.

The Hojo Unique Unit is the Yabusame, a mounted replacement for the Crossbowman. As a mounted unit it is much faster than the Crossbowman, with an additional two moves. Furthermore, the Yabusame gains an extra 10% combat strength bonus for each tile it moves before attacking; a Yabusame that moves five tiles and then attacks will have an extra 50% strength. Promotions that provide extra movement such as Mobility or Altitude Training (from the Kilamanjiro Wonder) are therefore very important to maximize the effectiveness of the Yabusame.

The Hojo Unique Building is the Rakuichi, which replaces the Market. In addition to the normal effects of the Market, the Rakuichi grants bonus experience to trained units based on the gold income from your City Connections. This provides an additional benefit from Hojo's UA effect, but also makes Machu Pichu a priority Wonder for Hojo as its bonus gold from City Connections is also taken into account.

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 20 June 2022

  • GPuzzle: Author
  • Arilasqueto: Art
  • DarthKyofu: Art

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