Gekokujo is a mod for Mount and Blade Warband set in the Sengoku period of Japan. The name is a term often translated as "the low-ranked taking over from the high" and was chosen because it was a running theme during that era: Oda Nobunaga descended from a clan of deputies to the nominal governor of their province, but the Oda usurped them and toppled their neighbors; Toyotomi Hideyoshi began his career as a cook and sandal bearer and ended up the ruler of Japan; Tokugawa Ieyasu was an upstart who probably fabricated a claim of descent from the Minamoto clan--the only ones allowed to be granted the title of Shogun. As a player of Gekokujo, you will start from nothing and attempt to gain control of the entire country, making the title fitting.

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A simple morgh's editing that changes Ashigaru Spear and Skirmisher so they use more half cuirass and generally look a bit more different than samurai

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Mikha`il Author

If anybody else have some ideas for faction unique troops/traits, please do tell me.

Currently I am thinking of adding Mori Wako Raiders, Oda Sharpshooters, Chosokabe Daikyu Samurai, Date Nodachi Samurai (50/50 on this), and Hojo Heavy Gunners.

If you don't know what I am talking about, please see Other Notes in the description.

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Hello just asking, is it possible to add household units made specifically for the players where you can remodel it's item and skills?

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Mikha`il Author

In-game, no, but using morgh's you can edit Fort troops (Sado, Tsushima, etc) and give them new items and skills. Although to have the new troops, you need to start a new game.

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Are you able to incorporate different items from native or other open-sourced mods for these unique troops?

If so, I have ideas. How about Ryukyu Pirate Infantry available for Ryuzoji, armed with a small shield + short spear/wakizashi? Maybe a Ryukyu Cannoneer armed with a simple hand cannon? I know that the southernmost clans had some intermingling with Ryukyuan pirate clans themselves, so it's not totally unrealistic.

What about an Iga Province Ninja armed with something like throwing grenades, available in central Japan?

How about a Portuguese Mercenary available for the Otomo (As they did once allegedly ask for military assistance from Portuguese ships during a siege), armed with either a musket, pike, or buckler and rapier? I don't know how this would be incorporated into the troop tree realistically though.

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Mikha`il Author

Thanks for the comment! Sure I can incorporate both, to complement the new troops. Also, will definitely add Ryukyu pirates! They will be the most unique troops due to their shield, how does their clothing looks though? Do they use japanese armours?

Cannoneer and Ninja throwing grenades are sadly out of my reach though, I edit this tool simply by using morgh's tool and did not touch the source code of the mod.

Yea the problem with unique troops are the troop trees, firstly the mod is made in mind with Samurai using 2 party slots. Which means if I add another branch of samurai troops, they won't be affected. That means I create a unique specialized hatamoto for each factions (Shimazu for it's Katana Hatamoto) which has great stats and proficiencies and a bit higher level.

Other factions gets unique traits too though, like Tokugawa being able to recruit Retainers from Veteran Ashigaru (they have more expensive samurai though don't worry), Mogami having better armored ashigaru, etc.

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The Ryukyu would have worn a mixture of Japanese and Chinese clothing as well as armors.

Here is the Ryukyuan Mission in Edo, 1710:

And another, featuring more Japanese-styled clothes:

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hello bro u should add ninja and ninja trooper and ninja can assassin lords pls add

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Mikha`il Author


I think I'm going to add a Portuguese as a rare unique troop for the Otomo. You can't recruit it through normal means, so only by rescuing/capturing them.

You guys can see the new changes here!

I'm having a bit of trouble with doing unique troops, whether each faction has a unique replaced hatamoto or a unique replaced samurai line (Miyoshi Tetsubo Guard Hatamoto vs All miyoshi retainers using only a tetsubo)

Remember, they are a WIP. Currently I am play testing it to see if I could find any weird unwanted changes.

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