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|Samurai ranking system
daimyô - clan Leader
hatamoto - retainer to the Daimyo / second only to the Daimyo.
taisho - general
busho - captains / leaders of samurai units
samurai - knights / warriors - mounted and foot - armed with
swords, bows or spears.
yari samurai - spear warrior / foot soldiers armed with a spear /
trained to fight as a formation
ashigaru - foot soldier / peasants armed with spears or other weapons
chûgen - apprentice samurai