Mantlets are wooden barriers, about the height of a man, which are used by Nipponese troops to shield them from missile fire. They are excellent for giving cover to archers and arquebusiers so that they can pin down enemy missile troops from safety.
Units with mantlets must place them on separate bases in front of the unit. Every model in the front rank must have a mantlet base in front of it, which must also be set up within the army's deployment zone. A unit with mantlets gains a 4+ armour save against missile attacks to its front arc (except attacks that fire like a stone thrower). However, if the unit moves or reforms during the game, the mantlets are removed from play.