I thought this would be a good place for folks to post helpful hints/tips/tricks that they have learned along the way.
I am still relatively new to the game, but I'm slowly learning.
I wanted to add two links that helped me out tremendously:
This is a link to a forum that provides plenty of useful commentary.
This is a link to the YouTube walkthroughs by Hob_Gadling. Hob posts here too, but these are MUST SEE videos for anyone that wants to learn a good foundation for warfare in this game.
Hob, if you're out there, thanks a ton!
Anyway, I thought everyone could add a few things that new folks could do to get better at the game.