With the basics covered i thought i would add some hints and tips to help smooth starting the game from scratch, this is all my own opinion of course so feel free to think i'm talking complete rubbish, although i'd hope i'm not ;)
Resource preservation on this game is absolutely essential, the more supplies you have the further you can travel and the more riches and supplies you can uncover. With the right skills and a bit of luck you can keep your fellowship traveling for long periods of time without having to restock out of necessity. As such training up your hunters to there highest levels is a good idea, as-well as your doctors. While perhaps not as essential on the battlefield they come into there own when gathering and converting resources, keeping your expedition going of the battlefield. In late game it is very possible to become almost self sufficient.
Camping is the biggest micro management section you'll have access to, and as such here is a mini guide for it. Jobs that exist while camping are:Hunting:
ALWAYS keep your hunters doing there main job unless you have an excess of meat to preserve, this is VITAL to keeping to expedition going, hungry followers are not happy ones
doctors and scholars make good reserve hunters if you need to guaranty food, so don't be afraid to send them of hunting as-well if they have nothing better to be doing)Patrolling:
Vital to you camps defense, scouts are by far the best at this while soldiers come second, always maintain a patrol, it makes it less likely enemies will infiltrate you and steal items while increasing the chances you'll find something useful.Guarding:
Also vital to preventing camp security soldiers are perfect for this, although scouts can make as needed Guards.Herbalist:
When not treating the wounded this is what doctors should be doing, converting herbs into usable medicine. In later game it is possible to amass large quantities of medicine which can be used as a good trading resource if you don't want to waste valuables.Tinkering:
Scholars are expert at making objects of use and researching useful technology, this is what they should be doing most of the time.Treating wounded:
When a party member is injured a doctor will be required to treat him, using up medicine and meaning both are unable to do anything else.Optional tasks:
Sometimes optional activities will appear underneath the contextual tab, and a follower can be assigned to do it, most often in an attempt to acquire extra resources. Useful if you have people wandering round the camp with nothing useful to do.
To begin with combat is a big risk, as your people are untrained and relatively unequipped, so here is a few pointers on how to win your first few fights.
In general your Conquistadors are better equipped and armored than native opponents, use this to your advantage, Soldiers with equipment fitted to Armour slots and a sword and shield can outlast a native warrior with only his sword trading blows one on one.
Don't be afraid to gang up on your enemies two to one or more if the opportunity arises, you deal way more damage and who said you had to fight fair?
Flanking enemies gives you opportunities to deal extra damage and hem them in, the scout in particular is excellent at this.
Ranged combat is a good way of dealing damage to enemies before they close, giving you foot troops the advantage by softening up opponents. If possible your scouts should be actively hunting enemy ranged units to deny this advantage.
Do not be afraid to retreat if it means your unit has a better chance of surviving the next turn, tactical move is ideal for small precision movements in a tight note of enemies.
ALWAYS take a doctor with you on mission if possible, they keep your troops alive longer meaning less spent on patching up people in the camp.
Fight dirty if you have to, a high tactics skill combined with net traps, barricades and throwing oil lanterns can turn a hopeless fight into one where you role over your opponent. Always fight on your terms, taking as least damage as you can while aiming to do as much as possible.
Hope this quick guide helps, have fun exploring the wilds y'all!