Archers are pretty good, cheap and reliable. I mean if you're playing against the AI it doesn't matter that much because the AI is retarded, but if you're playing online you have to have a more diversified army. Kabuki warriors are a must both skills are too fucking good (just be aware of swordman's thieves' guild) kabuki along with samurai are strong. There's no "ideal composition" because your opponent can counter pretty much everything and by the time you try to build the "perfect" army they might rush you, so it depends entirely on the situation. Also it depends which clan you're battling against. Overall i think samurai are useful (they are fast, very strong against cutting and blunt and good stamina) but you have to be very careful with them, sometimes you can lose all of them just because you looked elsewhere.>>448253
Samurai needs to get melee against ranged units asap, or else it gets killed. Many ranged units have the capacity of dealing massive damage to samurai. I think they should lower its weakness against magic and explosive and make it weaker against blunt and cutting otherwise it would become too OP.