I'm currently near thye begining(sp?) of my second campaign as Hattori. (First campaign as Shimazu went horribly wrong but that's a different story.)
Anyway, basically I allied with the faction to the left of me(don't remember name; not important.) The Kitabatake (the ones to my south) declared war on them, immediatly seiged their city and took it in 1 turn. I got pretty mad and I was also looking to expand because I had only my starting settlement so I wanted to take it back from them. They had one ally, the Asai to my north, and I didn't want to go to war with them so I allied them. I had hoped that when the Kitabatake and I went to war, they would join my side. I declared war and they didn't so now I'm at war with both of them.
They started sending tons of armies my way.(Don't know how 2 one province, minor factions had that much.) I had a nasty army just sitting in one of my strongholds that kept pushing them back but the problem is that one of them somehow snuck around and is one turn out of my capital. My capital has the following:
4 yari ashigaru (basic spearmen)
3 bow ashigaru (basic archers)
1 battlefeild Hattori ninjas
the enemy army has:
12 yari ashigaru
7 bow ashigaru
Now if you're still reading onto my dillema. During this war, my economy is in shatters. I have 720 left and losing more every turn. My army in the first stronghold can easily beat the enemy army but are 2 turns away. I have a ninja in the area and could sabotage the enemy army so they can't move with a 70% success chance. The problem is it costs 720.
So should I try to bribe the army or see if my capital can hold out?
BTW if you read all that, you have my thanks.