Total War Battles: Shogun takes place during medieval Japan and offers two modes of play, Skirmish and Campaign. In the Campaign mode, you take control of a young clan leader who's father was betrayed by their closest allies. The Skirmish mode is essentially a mode which allows you to select a difficulty and build freely. You're also given 6 battle fields to choose from when in Skirmish mode to avoid things getting repetitive.
Combat between units basically breaks down to a rock, paper, scissors style system and will occur when units come within range of each other on the battle field grid. Once your unit has been trained, you place them on the grid and they'll move straight across the map until they encounter an enemy. You can also have them move up or down a row on the grid while moving forward, but this command has a cooldown before you can use it again. Units will enter melee combat when they are adjacent to each other where ranged units are limited to attack when an opposing unit is moving towards them on the same row. Some ranged units, like archers can fire other obstructions where riflemen will need a clear shot at their target.
Even though I got the game on sale at 50% off, I would totally pick this one up for the full price of $8. It's a good game that you can pick up for a few minutes, accomplish something and put back down. At a total play time of roughly 10 hours, I'd recommend you pick this up from Steam or for your mobile device.
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