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Uesugi led by Uesugi Kenshin is a custom civilization by Senshi, with contributions from Chrisy15, DuskJockey, DarthKyofu, Zharques and PorkBean.

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The Uesugi clan, historically also known as Uyesugi, is a Japanese samurai clan which was at its most powerful during the Muromachi and Sengoku periods, from the 14th to the 17th centuries. At its height, the clan had three main branches, the Ogigayatsu, Inukake and Yamanouchi. During the Edo period, the Uesugi were a tozama or outsider clan, in contrast with the fudai or insider daimyo clans which had been hereditary vassals or allies of the Tokugawa clan. The clan claims descent from the Fujiwara clan, specifically Fujiwara no Yoshikado, who was a daijō-daijin during the 9th century.

Uesugi Kenshin[]

Uesugi Kenshin was a daimyo who was born as Nagao Kagetora of the Nagao clan, and after adoption into the Uesugi clan, ruled Echigo Province in the Sengoku period of Japan. He was one of the most powerful daimyos of the Sengoku period. Known as the Dragon of Echigo, while chiefly remembered for his prowess on the battlefield, Kenshin is also regarded as an extremely skillful administrator who fostered the growth of local industries and trade and his rule saw a marked rise in the standard of living of Echigo. Kenshin is famed for his honourable conduct, his military expertise, a long-standing rivalry with Takeda Shingen, his numerous defensive campaigns to restore order in the Kanto region as the Kanto Kanrei, and his belief in the Buddhist god of war.

Dawn of Man[]

"The winds of change are coming, oh Uesugi Kenshin, Head of Uesugi and Nagao clans and the Dragon of Echigo. 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 Echigo Province, and faced your fiercest rival, the Tiger of Kai, Takeda Shingen, 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. But the daimyos were dying, leaving you one of the few who could stand against them, but, held up by bad weather, you died in camp before your project was complete.


Art by DarthKyofu and Senshi

Valiant Uesugi Kenshin, 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. Receive your blessings from Tamonten and retake your place among the daimyo elite. Will you repulse the spread of your enemies? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?"

Introduction: "This humble one is Kenshin, Lord of the Uesugi and Nagao. Our fates will be decided in the heavens, but our accomplishments will be decided on our feet."

Defeat: "I know not what life is, nor death. Both Heaven and Hell are left behind; I stand in the moonlit dawn, Free from clouds of attachment."

Unique Attributes[]

Uesugi (Uesugi Kenshin)

Art by DarthKyofu

Dragon of Echigo

Units defeated in or adjacent to your territory provide FaithIcon Faith regardless of their owner. Upon the outbreak of war, Production is rushed in the Capital equal to the amount of FaithIcon Faith in your reserves.


Art by DarthKyofu

Nodachi (Longswordsman)
  • +50% Strength Combat Strength against Mounted Units.
  • Frightens adjacent enemy units (-10% Strength Combat Strength) while in the borders of a City following your Religion.
  • If defeated, an adjacent melee Unit you own becomes a Nodachi.

Art by DarthKyofu

Tamonten-zo (Shrine)
  • No maintenance cost.
  • Newly trained units receive +1 XP for every 50 FaithIcon Faith in your reserves.
City List
  1. Kasugayama
  2. Yonezawa
  3. Tochio
  4. Sakado
  5. Samegao
  6. Iiyama
  7. Fuse
  8. Katsurayama
  9. Uenohara
  10. Saigawa
  11. Hachimanbara
  12. Shiozaki
  13. Imaizumi
  14. Sekidosan
  15. Kitanosho
  16. Iwaki
  17. Nanao
  18. Higashiyata
  19. Arayama
  20. Kabutoyama
  21. Togi
  22. Shoinkawashiri
  23. Anamizu
  24. Kumaki
  25. Matsuto
  26. Odawara
  27. Masuyama
  28. Sugiyama
  29. Kawagoe
  30. Moriyama
  31. Iwatsuki
  32. Yuyama
  33. Hasunuma
Spy List
  • Kagekatsu
  • Kanetsugu
  • Aya
  • Harukage
  • Danzo
  • Norimasa
  • Kagetora
  • Kageie
  • Kagemochi
  • Sadamitsu



Peace Theme War Theme
'Autumn Leaves' from Total War: Shogun 2, by Jeff van Dyck 'The Shoto' 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 2
Last Updated: 19 August 2021

  • Senshi: Concept, Art (Leaderscene, Map), Additional Code and Text as usual
  • Chrisy15: Lua
  • DuskJockey: Additional Lua
  • DarthKyofu: Art (Leaderscene and all Icons)
  • Zharques: Text (DoM and Pedias)
  • PorkBean: City List, Japanese Cultural Attache
  • Danrell: Unit Models
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