Between each game you can coach your team to develop them into the kind of team you think will do the best. Coaching is crucial since each person can significantly improve his skills. See types of people for a description of the different types of players.
"Coach entire team for me" button.
Will coach your entire team for you automatically (it will first coach/improve the player's strengths). Or, you can coach each player individually. With one player you may work on stamina, on another, their swordfighting skills, and on a third, their speed. There is a 90% chance of success for each coaching attempt. Here are the two broad areas you can coach on.
These determine how skillful your players are. The value by which they will increase, if the coaching is successful, is shown on the button. The Maximum value column shows the value at which you can't coach again. For example, if a player has a value of 39 for a "Poor" skill, he can still be coached and will increase by 3 to a value of 42. Then that player's skill will no longer be coached since it's equal to or greater than the maximum value of 40.
Value increased by successful coaching
SPEED: How long the player will run at the maximum speed. The more
coached he is, the lower his energy level can go before his speed starts slowing
STAMINA: How quickly the player's energy rate will recover.
STEALTH: How well the person can avoid being seen.
SWORDFIGHTING: How skillful the person is at swordfighting. This value is then modified by his confidence, energy level and his team spirit.
VISION: How far the person can see.
TEAM SPIRIT: The willingness to sacrifice for the team. The ability, when exhausted, to call upon some hidden reserve, and swordfight at above his exhausted level. The higher the value, the harder the person is to capture when they are exhausted. Starts out at 20 and can be coached successfully four times (improves by 20 each time) for a maximum value of 100.
For the purpose of swordfighting, energy is not allowed to go below the value of team spirit divided by 20. For example, a swordfighter with a swordfight rating of 60 would have his combat strength determined by multiplying 60 with his energy % (60 x (the higher value of either energy or (team spirit/20))). If his team spirit is 60, then energy will not be allowed to go below 12 (60 divided by 5) percent. So his minimum combat strength, even if exhausted (let's say an energy value of 1) would be 60 x 12% = 7. Having team spirit makes a person significantly harder to capture.
Select types of people to learn what each type of person's strengths and weaknesses are.