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Takeda led by Takeda Shingen is a custom civilization by Senshi, with contributions from DuskJockey, Chrisy15, DarthKyofu, JakeWalrusWhale, Zharques and PorkBean.

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The Takeda Clan was a Japanese clan active from the late Heian period, in the 12th century, until the late 16th century. The clan was historically based in Kai Province in present-day Yamanashi Prefecture in central Japan. The clan reached its greatest influence under the rule of Takeda Shingen, one of the most famous rulers of the period. The Takeda are descendants of Emperor Seiwa the 56th Emperor of Japan, and are a branch of the Minamoto clan, by Minamoto no Yoshimitsu. Minamoto no Yoshikiyo son of Yoshimitsu, was the first to take the name of Takeda.

Takeda Shingen[]

Takeda Shingen was a pre-eminent daimyo in feudal Japan. Known as the "Tiger of Kai", he was one of the most powerful daimyos with exceptional military prestige in the late stage of the Sengoku period. Shingen had been a 'Warlord' of great domestic skill and competent military leadership.

Dawn of Man[]

"The winds of change are coming, oh Takeda Shingen, Head of Takeda clan and the Tiger of Kai. As one of the most and last powerful daimyos, with exceptional military prestige, you were adept at both domestic affairs and military leadership. You quickly conquered a number of the major warlords in the surrounding regions of Kai Province, and faced your fiercest rival, the Dragon of Echigo, Uesugi Kenshin on the battlefield five times, with both of you being a match for the other. You continued your conquests, but the structure of Japan was changing, with Oda Nobunaga and Tokugawa Ieyasu crushing their opponents. As the last daimyo who was powerful enough to stand against them, you led the de-facto anti-Oda alliance along with your twenty-four generals but died in camp before your project was complete.


Art by DarthKyofu and Senshi

Fierce Takeda Shingen, you have been given a second chance to fight; to fight against old rivals and new threats. You must lead your clan to victory, for otherwise, you will face certain destruction. Find another twenty-four generals and retake your place among the daimyo elite. Will you rebuff the advances of your enemies? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "You stand before Shingen, leader of the great Takeda. Under heaven and earth, I alone am feared."

Defeat: "Impossible, you have moved a mountain! Truly, you are a worthy opponent!"

Unique Attributes[]

Takeda (Takeda Shingen)

Art by DarthKyofu

Tiger of Kai

Units requiring Strategic Resources provide Goldenage Golden Age Points when trained, and by defeating enemy Units. During a Goldenage Golden Age, enemy Cities passively take damage for each Takeda Unit within Movement range.


Art by JakeWalrusWhale

Akazonae (Knight)
  • Ignores enemy Zone of Control.
  • Frightens nearby enemy Units (-10% Strength Combat Strength).
  • If beginning near a Great General, retains its bonuses even when moving out of range.

Art by JakeWalrusWhale

Busho (Great General)
  • Provides Horses Horses or Oil Oil (after Biology) when earned.
  • Adjacent Units receive doubled Moves Movement.
  • Receives the Sapper Promotion during a Goldenage Golden Age.
City List
  1. Kofu
  2. Yogaiyama
  3. Kaizu
  4. Hakusan
  5. Yato
  6. Shinpu
  7. Fuse
  8. Katsurayama
  9. Uenohara
  10. Saigawa
  11. Hachimanbara
  12. Shiozaki
  13. Fukashi
  14. Kirihara
  15. Katsurao
  16. Hayashi
  17. Toishi
  18. Iwadonoyama
  19. Takato
  20. Majino
  21. Katsuyama
  22. Misaka
  23. Yamura
  24. Suwahara
  25. Fukushima
  26. Takatenjin
  27. Wakamiko
  28. Kuwabara
  29. Minowa
  30. Fukuyo
  31. Nagakubo
  32. Ryugasaki
  33. Furumiya
  34. Noda
  35. Matsuo
  36. Kuragano
  37. Matsuyama
  38. Kanbara
  39. Hanazawa
Spy List
  • Katsuyori
  • Morinobu
  • Nobuzane
  • Chiyome
  • Masatoshi
  • Yoshimasa
  • Masayuki
  • Kagetaka
  • Torasada
  • Sanjo
Busho List
  • Akiyama Nobutomo
  • Kosaka Masanobu
  • Amari Torayasu
  • Anayama Nobukimi
  • Baba Nobuharu
  • Hara Masatane
  • Hara Toratane
  • Ichijo Nobutatsu
  • Itagaki Nobukata
  • Naito Masatoyo
  • Obata Masamori
  • Obata Toramori
  • Obu Toramasa
  • Oyamada Nobushige
  • Saegusa Moritomo
  • Sanada Nobutsuna
  • Sanada Yukitaka
  • Tada Mitsuyori
  • Takeda Nobukado
  • Takeda Nobushige
  • Tsuchiya Masatsugu
  • Yamagata Masakage
  • Yamamoto Kansuke
  • Yokota Takatoshi



Peace Theme War Theme
'Formation' from Total War: Shogun 2, by Jeff van Dyck 'Oyoiyoi' from Total War: Shogun 2, by Jeff van Dyck

Mod Support[]

Mod Support
Community Balance Patch
Ethnic Units
Map Labels
Unique Cultural Influence
Wish for the World

Full Credits List[]

Steam Workshop Downloader
Steam Workshop
Latest Version: v 1
Last Updated: 19 August 2021


  • Senshi: Concept, Art (Civ Icon, Leaderscene, Map), Auxiliary Code & Text as always
  • DuskJockey: Lua
  • Chrisy15: Additional Lua
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Leaderscene and Icon)
  • JakeWalrusWhale: Art (Akazonae and Busho Icons)
  • Zharques: Pedias
  • PorkBean: City List and additional Japanese-based assistance
  • Danrell: Unit Models
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