Table of Contents:
1.0 Civilization Overviews and Strategies to Employ
3.0 Celtic Tribes
4.0 Iberian Tribes
- Best infantry- slow and immobile though... Spartiates are great =)
- Navy is Average
- Buildings cost more wood
-Cheap Infantry- easy to mass
- Navy is horrible
- Buildings are less durable
-Buildings have strong Defense
-2nd Best Infantry
-2nd Best Navy
-Has not been implemented in game yet.
-Has not been implemented yet
-Best Horsemen + Archers - weaker infantry
-Has not been implemented yet
Station your troops in Buildings to heal faster - this is especially good for keeping your elite + advanced units alive if they have suffered damage.
-Healers have no functions yet- but once they do, they can heal your troops - build them at your temple.
There are basically 3 Different ways you can beat the AI (1v1)... (For those familiar with AoE, this is not a surprise)
Rushing - Early Attack
Booming - Saving up troops, strong defenses, one MASSIVE attack
Turtling - Very Strong Defense, and turns to Boomer when you waste all of your opponents troops in their attack.
Alternative Ways may be:
Tower Rush - Use Outposts to block off your opponent's mines/resources
Ambush - Hit + Run, then Kill with hidden soldiers
At the beginning, set the troops you have to make a barracks, and the rest of the female-citizens (Depends on how many) to Wood, Metal and Food.
After, set the troops you begin with (Citizen Soldiers) to begin making a barracks. Once your barracks is complete, spam whatever you can, whenever you can.
Just make early 10-12 troops and hit the opponent. Hopefully, if your quick, you may be able to catch your opponent unaware. When you attack, aim for the buildings that matter- Civ Center, Fortress, Hero Trainer, Special Units Trainer, Barracks and demolish them.
If this fails, make sure you ruin his economy- killing his female-citizens and getting away. Then change to the Boomer or Turtling Strategies.
Set your troops to "Violent" mode in order to kill whenever, and whatever.
-- Suits Celts the best, as they have cheap infrastructure and troops, and can be made easily.
At the beginning, focus on a better economy, and make enough female citizens to have a total of 15 female-citizens in the beginning.
Iberians should have - 4 to food, 3 to wood, 4 to metal, 3 to stone
Hellenes should have 4 to food, 5 to wood, 3 to metal and 2 to stone
Celts should have - 5 to food, 4 to wood, 4 to metal and 2 to stone
After, just spam citizen soldiers and make fortresses, hero buildings and special unit buildings...
Basically make as many troops as possible and keep on making more. Make sure you have a good defense though - Outposts/City Wall Towers with 2-5 people stationed in them would be a nice defense.
After you have 50+ troops, send some troops 10-20 to go and harass enemy economy- killing female citizens, destroying farms, etc. Once you start losing troops, just keep on spamming troops to fill their spots. Once you've got 100+ Troops, launch your big BOOM. And hit them hard.
Get the buildings that can produce troops first, then the outposts that are guarding their city. However, still keep on making troops, as you never know if he had launched a sudden counterattack on you from another position while you were still marching to his city.
Booming is almost suicidal if you are playing a game with more than 2 people though, as once your troops leave your city, you are prone to attacks from others.
Suited best for- Hellenes (Strong Military, but expensive and hard to get)
This is basically a defense game, and when the circumstances are right, become a boomer.
At the beginning, start out with making your economy strong- wood, food, metal and stone would all be welcome.
Make a couple of houses, and keep spamming female citizens out of them. Also, make whatever units you can from your civ center and make them work as well. If you are hit by a rush, you can select all of them - (clicking on one of the type and clicking it 3 times will give you all that type of a troop) and work as a defensive core.
After your economy is pretty strongly entrenched, send your soldiers to build walls that will block off key points where the enemy could attack - secret shallow crossing bridges, etc and leave one route open. At that route... leave the bulk of your forces to play defense, while the others are still building up buildings. Keep your troops on the "Stand Ground" Stance and just let them stay there, waiting for the enemy. However, if there is another alternate route, leave that open, and send 20-30 men to guard it...
After, just keep on spamming troops to help build up your defenses, and make your defenses STRONG- multiple outposts and city towers/walls.
When the time is right- when he sends his main forces to engage yours, send your 20-30 men in the secret route and hit his city.
Aim for his Troops building Buildings first, then his farms/houses then finally anything else-temples/markets, etc.
Also, keep on making reinforcements in your Fortresses/Barracks/Civ Center and reinforce your main force as it loses ground to your opponents force.
-- Best used by Iberians - Good Defense, Troops are all right.
1.6 Tower Rush-
In the beginning, send out your horseman- if you don't get one in the beginning, make one in Civ Center... and find the enemy base. When you do, bring the Citizen Soldiers you were provided with in the beginning, and build 3-5 outposts- depending on how much wood and soldiers you are given in the beginning... Build the outposts in positions, such as beside resource mines, the barracks, or city hall. This way, you weaken his economy by making his female citizens pay. (Make sure you garrison 1-2 soldiers in every outpost, or it won't work)
However, at your base, make sure your female citizens are making a steady stream of supplies. Make more troops, and keep them on resource gathering as well. After a while, you should have enough resources to make 50-60 men. After this, just Boom your opponent, as he can't have many troops- you killed his economy, and you'll just destroy him easily.
-- Best suited for Celts and Hellenes- their Outposts cost less.
Make enough female citizens until you have 10, then set then to Food: 3, Wood 3, Stone 1 and Metal 3
This way- the resources needed to make soldiers will be at large- with the exception of "Karsken - Iberian Slinger"
However, just keep popping up houses and outposts. And keep on making soldiers, until you have 50-60 - more would be better, but for an ambush, it has to be earlier in the game, before he masses up huge amounts of troops.
Send a party of 10 into enemy territory, and do just enough to get the AI chasing you.
At the time this is happening, march the other 40-50 troops just outside of your city.
When the AI is chasing the 10, get them back to the city ASAP, but the AI will follow you, so it walks straight into the path of your 40-50 soldiers on "Aggressive" Stance.
You kill all his troops- and just raid his city with your survivors, however, keep on making troops, you never know when or if he has a massive army into the Fog of War.
This works with Multiplayer as well-
Maybe in the early stages, your opponent is attempting a rush, and what you can do is rush him as well... Wait for his troops to exit his city, then just hit his city before it has a chance to get built up.
Or if your opponent is booming another player, you can just boom him while he's booming another player.
So- Rushs, Booming and Turtling are almost guaranteed suicide in Multiplayer if you are facing opponents with experience - and can see through the fog of war.
Best for Hellenes or Celts - the Hellenes have the strongest troops - imagine an army of spartiates... and the Celts can mass their armies very easily.
Feel Free for Criticism/Comments/Questions
Edited by mrjeremister, 14 July 2011 - 11:06 PM.