I like this game, I don't mind the crappy graphics and the terrible sound effects at all, the game is like a very cool fully automated board game to me.
But, after having tried a lot of new games, I still end up losing. If you wonder: I have read the manual, not thoroughly, but I think I get the point.
After trying a lot, I went and looked for tutorials, there only seem to be "how to play" tutorials, but no real tutorials that tell you how you can win the game. Well, I understand that that's something that I need to find out myself, but when I play against one opponent on a small map with difficulty on Jester, I believe that I should easily win... and I don't.
I found this tutorial-map created by someone. It explains the game well, but I can 't even win this tutorial-map! You start with a necromancer and his apprentice and you get lots of iron so they have done everything to let me win.
Is there anyone here who can help me? I must be such a noob! Are there interesting pointers?
I would like to stay with the necromancer (unless you think I should learn with another). Help!
This is a typical gameplay for me:
- I leave my big necromancer at the citadel and I arm my apprentice with what troops that are available (except for some that can help defend the citadel). I then start wandering around, closely to the citadel, to get me some cities. I only take on fights that I can actually win and I try to have as little casualties as possible.
- When I have enough hands, I upgrade my apprentice so that he can do a big summon when the hands are available.
- When I have enough gold, I try to spend it on troups or leaders to place them on towers or other locations that I think are important to defend.
- In some games, I have used the apprentice to raise lots of deads and when he got insane, I just left him somewhere interesting and continued with another new necromancer who got most of the troops of the insane necromancer.
- And then it happens... there comes the enemy, out from nowhere, with 80 or so troops, where I have something like 40 or 50. He just squashes me away. Bye bye troops, bye bye leader. I don't have the money to get me another big army although I have tried to earn as much as possible with villages, gold streams, ...
- And even if I have more troops, it seems that the enemy has more of those 80-troops walking around.
=> so I am doooooooomed... and I usually give up when all seems to go so terribly wrong. I would lose when the enemy is smart so there's no point in trying.
So help me... what am I doing wrong?