View Full Version : Skirmish : How many expand ?

10th Mar 2003, 06:10
ok... let's talk general skirmish strategy :

How many expand (villages) do you use at the beginning of your games ?
An later in the game... do you continue expanding during the whole game ?

My personnal (and limited) experience of the game has proved me that only 1 village is not enough = death in 10/15 minutes...

I usually play like this :
my first aux_inf to the first village with its centurion.
I tranform (downgrade ?) my pikemen and get 1 or 2 new aux_inf + centurio to get 1 or 2 village in the first minute of play.
Then, for each village, I build a tower and get archers first (for the tower).
Only after that I start developping my army...

10th Mar 2003, 18:05
I tend to grab at least 3 settlements a.s.a.p, and start pumping out units as fast as the settlements will allow. I go for my tower
defences as I am pumping out units, you tend to get a jump on the enemy quicker this way. I M H O of course :)

12th Mar 2003, 18:47
If there are settlements that are easy to defend, just capture them!