A collection of the different Squad Stories, as well as a brief explanation on how to unlock them.
Other Valkyria Chronicles 4 Guides:
- Achievement Guide (Spoiler-Free).
- All Ace Locations and Corresponding Weapon Drops.
- The Post-Game Cenotaph Feature.
How Do Squad Stories Appear?
Despite how it might initially seem, you do not need to use all the Squad members involved in a story in order to unlock it, and you do not need to have all the members in your active squad - but do need to be capable of accessing them, obviously. Squad Stories unlock as soon as one of the members reaches the rank of Corporal and you finish clearing a mission. The only time the latter is relevant is if you get the final recruit for a Squad Story and someone's already a Corporal. If it isn't proccing, just try finishing out a random chapter and see if that helps.
As Pavlissimus has helpfully suggested, spending 40 CP on a unit on the first skirmish map is a pretty quick and non-stressful way to go about it. An addition from Benderman24 states that normal missions are twice as effective, so spending 20 CP on one of the earlier maps is more efficient in pretty much every way if you can be bothered to complete the easy objectives.
List of Squad Stories
A Chivalrous Heart - Earliest Available: Post-Game
A Prayer for the Broken - Earliest Available: Chapter 3
Godwin, Nico, Rosetta
All the Single Ladies - Earliest Available: Chapter 6
Brittany, Millennia, Rita
Gambler's Ruin - Earliest Available: Chapter 3
Connor, Jester, Teresa
Girl in the Iron Mask - Earliest Available: Chapter 4
Ferrier, Jean, Stanley
Honor, Pride and Regret - Earliest Available: Chapter 3
Fleuret, Mabel (Special), Rebecca
Legacies Left - Earliest Available: Chapter 8
Keigel, Ronald, Ryan
Like Old Times - Earliest Available: Chapter 3
Curtis, Eileen (Special), Laurent
Love and Logic - Earliest Available: Chapter 9
Aoife, Hanna, Jascha
Mischief Makers - Earliest Available: Chapter 3
Emmy, Simon (Special), Viola
Reluctant Solitude (Special) - Earliest Available: Post-Game
Soul of the Navy (Special) - Earliest Available: Post-Game
Andre, Brian, Sergio
The Price of Skill - Earliest Available: Chapter 8
Aladdin, Leonhardt, Neige
To Live Unbound - Earliest Available: Chapter 9
Azusa, Norid, Scott
Treading New Ground - Earliest Available: Chapter 4
Unfortunate Souls - Earliest Available: Chapter 5
Jimmy, Lily, Odin
Worlds Apart - Earliest Available: Chapter 5
Gertrude (Special), Vancey, Zaiga
Eileen (Engineer) - Allow Curtis to go into a Critical state during a mission and then rescue him.
Gertrude (Lancer) - Have 1,000,000 dct in your wallet.
Mabel (Sniper) - Complete 3 Squad Stories.
Simon (Shocktrooper) - Get 5 Decorations.
Stahlschrott (Grenadier) - Complete Into The Woods in post-game.
The following units all come in pre-promoted, but don't let that fool you. You'll still need to spend at least 20 CP in a main story chapter (or 40 CP in skirmishes) to unlock their Squad Stories.
Christel (Scout) - Use the Cenotaph in the post-game.
André (Engineer), Brian (Scout), Louffe (Grenadier), Sergio (Lancer) - Complete Through The Fire in post-game.