03 DATE RELEASED: 18th December 2001 LAST UPDATED: 26th December 2001 - Version 1.02 - Further editing - Added walkthrough - Added strategy from emails received and website (with their permission of course) 28th December 2001 - Version 1.03 - Fine editing - Added unit stats table. NOTE: Please do not send me e-mail about the quest with Serpent Path as I have not gotten the chance to play this yet. It's rather difficult to find time working, writing this f.a.q and playing the game. :) Any help here would be much appreciated. COMPILED BY: Amrul Isham Ismail CREDITS: All those Master RTS quoted ACKNOWLEDGMENT: Thank you to DePbLuE limits for monk, ninja and building. tips and strategies, which have been in here. for pointing out my mistakes in unit Also to those who have send me emails on quoted below.

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CONTENTS: 1. GETTING ZEN WARRIORS WITH KENJI'S JOURNEY 1.1 Dragon Path 1.2 Serpent Path 2. STRATEGY 2.1 General 2.2 Dragon Clan 2.3 Serpent Clan 2.4 Lotus Clan 2.5 Wolf Clan 2.6 Against Lotus Clan 2.6.1 General 2.6.2 Warlock 3. DRAGON PATH WALKTHROUGH 3.1 Starting 3.2 Attacking Shinjas' Army 3.3 Getting Shinja 3.3.1 Direct Attack 3.3.2 Second Attack 3.4 Attacking Wolf Clan 3.4.1 If this mission is after Getting Shinja 3.4.2 If you choose to attack Lotus first after Getting Shinja 3.5 Riverside heading to Swans' Pool (Center Path)

3.6 Attacking Lotus 3.6.1 If this mission is after Getting Shinja 3.6.2 If u choose to attack Wolf first after Getting Shinja 3.7 At Swans' Pool 3.8 Serpentholm 3.9 Eliminate Lotus (not quite though) 3.10 Destroying the Mines 3.11 Meeting the Dragon 3.12 Death of Otomo 3.13 Second Serpentholm 3.14 Helping the Monks 3.15 Getting the Ninjas 3.16 Last province before the final mission 3.17 The last mission 4. Serpent Path 4.1 Second Serpentholm

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1.1 DRAGON PATH --------------Kenji ----U will get him automatically. He'll soon be able to use long range attack with the gun he acquired at the first Serpentholm mission. His BG (critical damage works both with the melee and range attack) Otomo ----U will get him automatically as well at the beginning of the quest. However, u can't use him any longer after the mission after the first Serpentholm. Err..that sentence doesn't really sounds right. :) Shinja -----U will get him automatically as well when u destroy his keep. However, he will eventually betray u and no longer at your command the same time u can't use Otomo. Arah ---"You can get Arah by taking the left route to Swan's Pool." - eddie6818, 2 Dec 2001. "Arah is an archer.. powerful one at that.. 4 hits to kill most enemies" DePbLuE, 17 Dec 01

NOTE: She can be found slightly north to your starting point fighting enemies from Wolf Clan. Help her, then click and move her. She will express her gratitude and join your force. Use the keep to summon her later on. Garrin -----"You can get Garrin by taking the center route to Swan's Pool." - eddie6818, 2 Dec 2001. "Garrin's special ability is to summon horses - i guess if you have the patience, you can summon horses for all your units :)." - DePbLuE, 17 Dec 01 NOTE: I have no exact location on where u can find him on that map. Any help? Kazan ----U will get him automatically when u protect the Swans' Pool. U will however lose him for one or two mission after that before he rejoins u. I'm not sure of the effectiveness of him BG. I rarely use him, as he's too slow. Any tips here? Gaihla -----"You get Gaihla in the Shale Mines mission. Gaihla is in the very center of the map, fighting some Wolf clan soldiers. I find it odd that she's fighting some of her own people, but I suppose she's really serious when it comes to protecting the forest." - Abyssal Delusion, 16 Dec 01 NOTE: Her group healing skill is very useful to be paired up with your archers. Just gather them around her to get the most out of it. She can also heal your units in the heat of a battle, which is almost equal to additional life bonus. While not healing, place her near rice field to speed up growth. Also need to use the keep to summon her later on. Sabon ----"You'll get Sabon (in the path 'destroy all the Lotus' after the 1st Serpentholm) at the end of a winding hilltop. The hill is the only hill in the level that has a narrow path of travel." - Integnos, 8 Dec 01 NOTE: Not sure about this, need more info. I'm having difficulty finding him. Not even sure he's supposed to be in the Dragon Path. The winding hilltop should be the one in the southeast. Tao --"You'll get Tao pretty late in the game where you have to choose from either the Ninja's path or the Monk's path. Tao will automatically join if you choose the Ninja's path." - eddie6818, 9 Dec 01 "Tao is an excellent fighter, he deals more damage then Kenji and most other units." - DePbLuE, 28 Dec 01 Note: Need to use keep as well to summon him later on.

Shinja -----Also a little different on the story line. Defeat him with Kenji alive and Utara should join.DePbLuE. They are not really Zen Warriors." . 6 Dec 01 ". Not sure about casting cost.eddie6818. 1." . Monk ---"Monks are better fighter compare to Ninjas" . As you start attacking the fortress some wolf zen master (i think Longteeth." . Help welcome Vetkin -----"You can get Velkin on the center route to Swan's Pool.Ninja ----"Ninjas can become invisible. Limited to 4 units but doesn't add to your unit count. the one with the Boomerang) should show up. 17 Dec 01 Note: U'll get them after you help them defend the monastery. 17 Dec 01 Note: U'll get THEM in the mission where u get Tao. u'll get her automatically when you destroy the Wolf Clan's KEEP in the center of map." is possible to get Utara (serpent path) after the first Serpentholm mission if you attack the western Wolf Clan base. Need more info on this. and 6 if u have Tao. 19 Dec 01 NOTE: No further info.eddie6818.2 SERPENT PATH ---------------Kenji ----Same as Dragon Path Otomo ----A little different on the story line. 2 Dec 01 . Utara ----"About Utara. Just destroy their Fortress(?)(i got the german version so i don?t know exactly what it is called) with Kenji alive (i also kept him in my attack forces so he was near). great for scouting. Need more info on this also. Cost one yang to summon though.DePbLuE. Limited to 4 units. but more to a special unit that u can get from your keep.

U can chop off trees by having your heroes or units force attack on them. the faster u generate peasants. Not sure of whether u can even get him. Trees however are also quite useful to avoid arrows. 11 Dec 01 NOTE: No further info as well. It would be good at this time if u can select them quickly and turn on ONLY THEIR BG without turning on the BG for your range units as the effect sometimes make lots of different. This is because when u encountered enemy forces. the slower u get them.NOTE: No further info. The more huts u have. make sure to bring a Geisha along. No further info on him. move the cursor on top of trees until u get the sword icon.xyzzealot.eddie6818. Budo ---". I had about 20 huts for the second last mission as there was lots of space!! Always assign waypoints for your peasants hut once u have enough units for development. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------2. Help welcome. it's automatic. so u don't want to turn them on when u're turning on your melee's BG.. Quite useful to get additional area and to avoid ambush." . u don't have to pick the path. This way any . So balance up your huts with your force if u want those peasants fast at heavy population. This is especially useful with dragon clan when the fire arrows from your archer are not really effective against most enemy units. Koril ----"Attack Lotus after 1st Serpentholm. You will have to move your units to the Bottom left screen. your melee will just rush into the enemy. however the more units u have. After getting the force attack button up. Tao --No clear information regarding getting him with Serpent Path." . 6 Dec 01 Note: This is probably the mission where u destroy the Wolves mine.1 GENERAL STRATEGY -------------------It is important that when attacking. Help welcome. If I recall correctly. In this stage your only opponent is the Wolf Clan. Assign them into any of the military buildings. STRATEGY ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2.U can get Budo from the stage where there's a river splitting from the top and bottom half. u assign different group numbers to your melee and range units.

Another option is to accompany Koril in the rice field with Death Sentry... u need to click on the hut then right click on any of the military buildings. However. any nearby enemies with projectile weapons will find it nearly impossible to hit Koril.Build a watchtower inside of your town. at least 5 peasants with packhorses should be enough. the building selection on the peasant are grayed out.or completely wiped out. Make sure this first watchtower is empty when setting the waypoint. General Units Stat Table (www.send any new warriors you have in your town to the nearby watchtower. Also. slowing your opponent's harvesting. 2 or 3 after that to fuel unit building. That way.ubi. 16 Dec 01 The strategies found below are taken from www.unit kia (killed in action) while u are busy raiding the enemies will be replaced asap (as soon as possible) at home. A flag should appear in front of it. 28 Dec 01 "It might help if u use packhorses to gather your rice. but the bragging rights are enormous. then set its waypoint to the second watchtower by right-clicking the second watchtower. "There seems to be a hidden building limit of 50.ubi. then build a second watchtower relatively close to your opponent's town. You will need to find somewhere to rest Koril for a few seconds so he may regain enough stamina to teleport out again. When you send your warriors to attack your enemy's town. plus you won't be giving your opponent any time to build up new forces while your units walk across the Koril to your enemy's rice field (it may be a good idea to scope the area out first with the use of a Ninja). It's a tricky strategy. be careful." . keep up your production of new warriors. To do this. After I had built about 50 buildings.. Also.battlerealms.battlerealms. Fire ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Hordeling | Pi n/a | 2 2 2 5 5 2 Horse | Blunt n/a | 2 1 2 2 2 2 Kenji | Cut n/a | 4 4 3 3 3 4 Musket Kenji | Cut Exp | 3 3 2 3 3 4 . | Melee Range | Cut Pi Blunt Exp.. with slight modification) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------5= excellent 4= good 3= average 2= minimal 1= poor Pi= pierce Exp= explosive Mag= Magic ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| Attack | Armor VS.DePbLuE. set a waypoint for the second tower a small distance away from it. i guess about 7 to fuel development and unit funds. After I destroyed a building. Select the watchtower in your town by left-clicking it. Koril will make short work of any nearby peasants. simply press "N" to make him stand his ground and not move. Mag. This tactic cuts down your units' travel time amazingly. Teleport Trick . If you find your attacking forces being depleted. It's a good idea to place this second tower where the enemy will not accidentally stumble upon it (such as the very edge of the map). You may also want to place a few units around it for protection." .. the peasant can build one more before it grayed out Koril .blaisem. They will automatically move one by one from one tower to the next through teleportation and will all gather at the second watchtower's waypoint. If you find that Koril continually runs to attack nearby buildings and won't stay put in order to rest. any melee units that swarm in to attack Koril will be hit by its effects.

Why you ask? Two words: Flash Powder. with little or no loss to your own troops. A skilled player can kill almost anything with only 6 Kabuki with Flash Powder. those who approaches. 12 Dec 01 "I don't use those powder keg guys everyone is so fond of.. My fav tactic is to have about 12 archers and 4 Kabuki with flash powder. and completely lowers ALL their resistances. and then everyone else as a samurai (grouped). This makes an automated assembly line easier. Well. The enemy then sends a force to get the archers. It's way overpowered. 4 Powder Keg Cannoneers (Grouped). which is essential for defending your base while you are on an attack run. I just position archers around my towers. Once that battle ends. Not only is it way powerful. Kabuki! They're the most powerful unit in the game. to take out the last towers and military buildings first. with a geisha or two behind the clumps of archers.Abyssal Delusion. The Samurai and heroes wait a bit behind the clumps of towers and archers. the damage dealt against the enemies is ridiculous. kinda." . 16 Dec 01 "I think the Dragon clan is lacking in a lot of areas. 16 Dec 01 "I mix both Kabuki and archers.. upgrade their range and fire power. but give one or two the Zen arrow. Kill off enemy units at a range. Except one little unit.EvilDeathCrab.. 12 of them can wipe out the whole base JUST REMEMBER TO PUSH THE "STAND GROUND 'N' BUTTON" so u can kick lotus ass in a distance. then use kabuki to kill them. For the most part. Have some Archers with flame arrows. I rush into the CENTER of the enemy camp. shut off fire arrow. Rinse and repeat. and can hit towers without being hit back. 16 Dec 01 "I'm playing the dragon clan as of now. but it's too late. This pretty much eats up any attacking force (especially Lotus). I make sure that most of my archers have the fire arrow. The buildings are burning.Richard Rubante. Against the lotus I just have my crazy dragon skin eat up their foofy (yes. The cool thing about upgraded archers is that they have the longest range in the game. Anything else is toast to a tower. it stuns enemies. and let your army ambush the enemy defenders who rush out. Turn the fire arrows back . and let my fire archers go at the outermost tower(s) and buildings. the cannoneers blow stuff up. I take about 3/4 of my force on an attack raid. you can sometimes gain 5-8 Yangs from a very quick and painless (for you) battle.DePbLuE. but the resulting bloodbath gives TONS of Yang. I get as close as I can without being spotted. It has an AE. samurai. It worked just fine.. They're generally the weakest clan. "Archers". This pretty much scopes out the entire camp.. While I'm building up an army. and fire a Zen arrow or two at a rice paddy and/or water source. Liquid went a little overboard with this battle gear. Once I'm maxed out.2 DRAGON CLAN STRATEGY -----------------------"One word." . Hence. Works well for me!!!" . and geishas.. my geisha heal. Retreat the archers. And since Flash Powder lowers the armor of all the units. Yin/Yang acquisition is dependent on the amount of damage dealt (And kills) in battle." . any heroes (grouped).Lotus Steed | Fire n/a | 2 2 2 2 2 2 Monk | Blunt n/a | 2 3 4 2 4 5 Ninja | Cut Pi | 2 2 2 4 4 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. and my heroes are just there. and what works with me every time is the following: 4 Geisha (Grouped). I just make regular archers. I stop well before seeing the enemy base (where I think it is)... foofy!) ranged attacks. flash them. Then.

Huts and peasants can wait until last. Don't rush them yet. 2-3 Dragon Warriors or Samurais. I use archers with range upgrade at towers. samurais do extreme amount of damage with yang blade!" . but don't too far. 16 Dec 01 "I use Dragon Warriors and Archers. ARCHERS! Yes. 2 Dec 01 NOTE: U can win the quest with only using archers! Additional help from Samurais with Yand Blade BG is required though if you are fighting the Wolf Clan." .xyzzealot. Put your armies right in front of the most forward building or take some distance from the towers." Paetanat. Kenji. 1 geisha.. and let your Zen archers shoot troops. and maybe some 2 or 3 geishas thrown in for healing. I recommend. 6 Dec 01 "Watchtowers: Your most forward building. so speed and caltrops is more necessary.. After I finish all the upgrade and gather the . Don't forget to fully upgrade them. equip the Dragon Warriors with fire sword.. even they are stronger from normal units. both for attack and defend. rush them. but they are very effective against wolf clan cause its resistance against non magical stuff.battlerealms..ubi. 1 Dec 01 "Effective unit against Lotus? Well. even warlock. they're still easily killed. so you want to have as much of the place on fire as possible while you are fighting. and the rest are Dragon Warriors or Samurais.goldnarmz. except I don't think they have the range to avoid tower fire. When the Lotus attacks. The ninjas are only for defend. Kazan. and they usually get caught up in the shuffle anyway. which is also very effective because of it explosive and piercing damage. The strategies found below are taken from www. you'll have a major advantage against lotus since she can kill most of the units. Sometimes.EniGmo. kabuki warriors with flash powder.I also suggest not using samurais till mid-final stages of the game where you have upgraded everything and have built up a lot of yang point. in 2-3 hits from very very very long range). back up of course with 8 archers/cannoneers. I start the counter attack. The AI re-trains troops unfairly fast. 13 Dec 01 "I like to use dragon warriors with the flame sword. cause it has poor defense against magic/explosives. balance their number. 2-3 archers. When they do this. It just feels good to watch your opponents' town go down in flames while their warriors are being killed. not useful to unit. the coolest ability in this clan) and a 5-6 dragon warriors (has strong magical resistance/explosive) combo is very effective against lotus. 1 Dec 01 "A mix of 3 kabuki warriors with flash powder!!! (nuff said. thanks to flash powder. Try to mix them with Samurai and Geisha and Lotus is history. make a short work on enemy buildings." . Wait until their melee units come to the towers. or all of their ranged units target the tower..." . Tao. 1 geisha.on." . Oh yeah make sure to upgrade your archers in both range and damage. archers with fire arrow. The Serpent Raiders can be used the same way. They key is to cause fire and chaos in the enemy camp before actually attacking all-out.. Don't use fire arrow on archer. My defending team only consist of 3-4 archers. archers.. they will target the towers first. But I need to play hide and seek here.xyzzealot. you'll find them unprepared for melee attack. The attack team consist of Arah. I use the Dragon spirit on a clump of towers and enemy forces to make the enemy's defense paper thin for my all-out assault. (If you got Arah.ADK. Samurais aren't as effective against lotus.

While the enemy is engaging the indestructible warrior. Then. clean-up should be easy. Mag. As soon as they engage. after all of the horses in your area have already been collected. use Garrin's Call Horse Battle Gear to call a horse from the other side of the map. Indirect Fire and Zen Arrow . this tactic is also quite effective offensively. After that. Units Stat Table (From www. Dragon's Spirit . This usually results in the enemy losing its entire group with you losing 1-2 units at most -. When the enemy forces surround them. However..The Sumo Cannoneer obtains Indirect Fire as a Battle Gear from the Shrine.very effective. Super Keg them all with your Sumo Cannoneers while Stardusting them for any missile-counterattack. This can be used as an effective method of "spotting" for the Sumo without putting any other units in harm's way.quite annoying to your opponent indeed! Late Game Tactic . Zen Arrow allows the Archer to fire an arrow at great distances and reveal the line of sight from wherever it lands.Arah in a watchtower defending your town is quite effective. If he has a spotter unit to reveal areas beyond the fog of war. followed by the primary force of your group (can consist of a few samurai coupled with geisha). On the offensive.Split your forces as follows: 2 Dragon Warriors with Chi Shield in Front.Cannoneers/Dragon Warriors Combo . The Archer receives the Zen Arrow power from the Shrine as well.ubi. Simply run the Dragon Warrior ahead and turn on the shield. he can be very effective from long distances and higher ground. Indirect Fire allows the Sumo to increase his attack range. Arah/Watchtower Strategy .com but with slight modification) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------5= excellent 4= good 3= average 2= minimal 1= poor Pi= pierce Exp= explosive Mag= Magic ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| Attack | Armor VS. but the horse will give you line-of-sight as he runs to Garrin. 2 Kabuki Warriors with Stardust behind them. Send in the Dragon Warriors first. such as the ninja or bandit.. or even peasants harvesting in the field.battlerealms. | Melee Range | Cut Pi Blunt Exp. she'll take out unsuspecting warriors inside the town.Calling the Dragon's Spirit is excellent for both offense and defense. and have no effect on any of your warriors. place Arah in the tower.A large group of Powder Keg Cannoneers with Shrapnel Kegs paired up with a Dragon Warrior and Chi Shield will decimate any oncoming raid. Dragon Combo . It will slow the enemy down while you hurry to get your warriors back home to defend. 2-4 Sumo Cannoneers with Super Keg closely following. It'll weaken the tougher units. Fire ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Peasant | Pi n/a | 2 2 2 2 2 5 Archer | Blunt Pi | 2 2 3 2 4 5 . switch on Chi Shield.Late in the game. These could be used in conjunction with the Sumo to produce favorable results as well. kill the lesser units. Shrapnel Kegs in groups are devastating. use it against enemies attacking your town when you don't have any warriors defending. acting as a scout. use it right when your army begins to attack the enemy. use Shrapnel Kegs to destroy them. Other clans have units. Not only will you be taking away a horse from your enemy's territory. which make good spotters. Depending on where your watchtower was placed. On defense. Try building a watchtower very close to your enemy's town and guard it heavily with melee units.

6 Hit & Run . Park your force away from your enemy's main base. The Necromancer never engaged in battle. of course). I like crossbowmen weaken shot. Then take your Caltrop-Raiders and run them to the base (going through the mine-field. Raiders are more back up type units. 1 Dec 01 The strategies found below are taken from www. through the minefield. 3 Cannoneers with Mines.6 NOTE: Only Kazan dealt fire damage. As the enemy approaches you. Vetkin's "Bravado" . and 3 Raiders with Caltrops." . so it is especially useful for disabling the life-giving abilities of the Geisha for a short time. On the other hand. I also mix in swordsmen. they still need to get past the Snipers. only take some distance from combat field and start summoning. Immediately switch on the Caltrops and dart to your main force. their Zen Warrior. send in your Raiders to burn everything down. I get her asap so I can withdraw some of my peasants while I mass create my units. Budo is especially useful as a peasant taskmaster. Bandits and Musketeers have more upgrades than the Ronins.1 2. Lay down a minefield leading from you to the edge of their line of sight. If Vetkin does this and leads them back to . Once this force is dispatched.blaisem. Hit the first building you see a few times.ubi. Ff they get through all that. which should blow them to pieces.7 2. I usually get lots of bandits with that and sometimes a couple of ronin with blood bond. Against wolf I use blast shot sometimes too. only for calling the Necromancer.Develop a force of about 10 Musketeers with Sniper Scope." .The Vetkin's Bravado Battle Gear robs stamina from all nearby units. Otomo could be very useful against the Serpent and the Wolf. I don't use Ronins for combat.8 2. to get their troops rallied against you. then get a few Ronin and a few Fan Geisha to use as your primary offensive force.8 CLAN TOTAL RESISTANCE POINTS = 17. 27 Nov 01 "Bandits and Musketeers. 2. they're faced with Caltrops and Mines.xyzzealot. The Serpent Necromancer should be effective against them. I like to bond my ronin with cannoneers or geisha and I leave at least 1 geisha per character.Spearman | Pi n/a | 4 2 2 3 1 5 Dragon Warrior | Cut Mag | 2 2 4 2 5 5 Geisha | Blunt n/a | 2 2 2 2 2 5 Chemist | Blunt Exp | 2 4 1 4 4 5 Sumo Cannoneer | Blunt Exp | 1 2 5 2 4 5 Kabuki Warrior | Mag Mag | 4 2 2 5 1 5 Samurai | Cut Pi | 5 3 4 1 2 2 Arah | Cut Pi | 2 5 1 5 2 1 Garrin | Pi n/a | 5 3 4 1 1 1 Kazan | Blunt Fire | 4 1 1 5 1 5 Otomo | Cut n/a | 5 4 5 1 5 1 Tao | Blunt n/a | 3 2 3 3 3 3 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------AVERAGE 3.battlerealms. She also serves as a peasant guard in case of that lotus teleporter dude.6 3.3 SERPENT CLAN STRATEGY ------------------------"I normally jack up on musketeers especially with snipe shot. It is also useful for robbing melee units of their running ability. Switch on the Musketeer Sniper Scopes.

Units Stat Table (From www.This isn't a killer combo but more of an informative strategy on how to most effectively use a Raider. if used properly.ubi. at first glance. | Melee Range | Cut Pi Blunt Exp. and when you see the enemy coming to get you. run away and leave caltrops behind. thus preventing surprise attacks. and has the ability to burn down buildings. Caltrops are also quite effective. A Raider's ability to perform hit-and-run tactics is second to none. He is fast. they'll get extra shots off before the enemy can close in. This is particularly effective since it slows down the peasants' ability to harvest rice. They can damage objects that are behind the Raider as he moves from a location. You can clear out forests. Burning buildings will hurt nearby enemy units and other buildings so hitting multiple structures can create have devastating results. So while your running around the enemy town burning things. even for a Serpent Clan warrior. This would be a good time to have melee units ready to help fend off anyone that chases after the Raider. seems like weak unit. and you can also destroy enemy rice fields.nearby missile units. Necromancer Safe Haven . The Power of the Raider . The building will fall on its own and you'll still have time to light up other buildings as well. this style of attack can put a good hurt on your enemy. By using the Raider to simply attack one building until its gone and moving onto the next simply doesn't utilize the unit to its fullest potential. They are most efficient when used with the Brushfire Battle Gear or the Caltrop Battle Gear. Used in conjunction with hit-and-run tactic. take some time hinder resources as but with slight modification) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------5= excellent 4= good 3= average 2= minimal 1= poor Pi= pierce Exp= explosive Mag= Magic ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| Attack | Armor VS. A Raider with Brushfire has numerous good uses.battlerealms. You can light a few buildings on fire. Mag.Put a Necromancer in a watchtower and he'll raise zombies from the dead corpses around him while still maintaining a safe distance from enemy units that can directly attack him. (This can be quite fun when you set up a minefield of deadly caltrops and lead the enemy into them). Fire ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Peasant | Pi n/a | 2 2 2 2 2 5 Bandit | Pi Pi | 4 2 2 5 2 5 Cannoneer | Blunt Blunt | 2 2 1 5 4 5 Crossbowman | Pi Pi | 2 2 4 2 5 5 Fan Geisha | Cut n/a | 2 4 2 4 5 5 Musketeer | Blunt Exp | 4 3 4 2 2 5 Necromancer | Mag n/a | 5 5 5 5 3 1 Raider | Fire Fire | 1 2 5 3 5 5 Ronin | Cut n/a | 5 3 4 1 2 2 Spirit Warrior | Mag n/a | 2 4 2 5 5 5 Swordsman | Cut n/a | 4 2 2 4 2 5 Zombie | Cut n/a | 2 4 4 2 5 1 Budo | Blunt n/a | 1 4 5 3 4 2 Shinja | Cut n/a | 4 4 4 1 5 1 Utara | Pi n/a | 2 1 2 2 5 3 Vetkin | Pi n/a | 4 5 1 5 2 1 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- . they will likely be wounded by the caltrops. Move your Raider(s) to a new target as soon as the building has caught fire. The Raider. If the enemy attempts to follow.

After all. and don't forget to bring Zymeth. This will slow your opponent's resource gathering by either A) killing his peasants as they try to harvest or B) forcing your opponent to move his peasants away from the rice field for a moment while he uses a warrior to force-attack the Death Sentry to get rid of The Height Advantage . Blade acolyte for their splash melee attack. Repeat until you have 8 Warlocks. watch their claw for melee. Warlock. when they die.the Dragon were merely peasants when u saved them. I think the best unit for watchtowers is Zymeth & Master Warlock. when the enemy attacks.1 3.4 LOTUS CLAN STRATEGY ----------------------"What I like about the Lotus is Issyl (Scholar of time) he haste our units to incredible speed. Diseased One. 4 chaneller(2 guard warlock. Master Warlock. the enemy will have to first get the steed out from under each of them before concentrating their full attack on the Infested Ones. Activate the Battle Gear and toss the Death Sentry into the rice field. watch their blade. and by that time.9 3.Freakazoid. Otomo from Dragon Clan and the Wolf's Packmaster shall be a competent enemy. and if you got some spare time. they bring some enemy with them and poisoned them. he may actually wait for it to disappear before resuming the harvesting process..battlerealms.. master warlocks on team 2 (following/guarding warlocks). When they engage in battle. 2 guard master warlocks). a very powerful long range unit. This could finish off all enemies without loosing any unit! This doesn't work against a good human player!" . 4 Chaneller (if I spell it correct) on horses. Diseased One. move him to the ridge that overlooks your opponent's rice field. 3 Dec 01 The strategies found below are taken from www.4! (Highest resistance total) 3.Freakazoid. area attack. I use Zymeth first and then the one with ability to summon golems (forgot his name). Have an Unclean One eat one of your peasants to give him the Death Sentry Battle Gear. Brothers/Rebirth . yep. 8 Master Warlocks.Some of the maps in Battle Realms have elevated ridges near the rice fields..1 3. :) Only Musketeer can deal explosive damage. Just beside them put warlocks & master warlocks (don't forget to select them & press 'N') & Issyl (Scholar of Time-select & press 'O') in the middle of your troops. Plus. click Issyl & use his skill. you must figure out this too if you want to take down a good Lotus player! You could use this trick to speed up your resources just like Budo!" . Also.AVERAGE 2..6 CLAN TOTAL RESISTANCE POINTS = 19..5 NOTE: Probably this is the reason why certain people find it easier to complete the quest playing the Serpent Clan.Have your Brothers bless a group of Infested Ones with Rebirth.ubi.. if your opponent has no idea that he is able to destroy it on his own.xyzzealot. This can make 3 free peasants to become military unit..2 3. 2.. 4 Dec 01 "Blade acolyte. I usually put the warlocks on team 1. their Rebirth Battle . when these units are dismounted. Then. Warlock." . 1 Dec 01 "If the enemy is above 3 or 4 you need a watch tower (just 2). Mount the Infested Ones on Shadow Steeds and send them off to war. Master Warlock is a good melee and long range. you'll have another Death Sentry ready to be thrown into his rice field once more.

deploy all four Death Sentries.5 2. and watch the destruction unfold.1 . Spreading Goo slows down all enemies who walk through it. When you're about to engage the enemy. Get your Staff Adept in the middle of your forces and turn on the Whirling Staff. this is another deadly combination. and a whole bunch of Warlocks. This will protect your forces from all missile fire. When you see one of them use his Rebirth. 1 Staff Adept with Whirling Staff. the enemy will have to kill them a second time after each of their Rebirth Battle Gears kick in. keep an eye on your Infested Ones.battlerealms. Use the Scrye Leaves to scout out ahead of you.1 3. Spreading Goo is the upgrade he gets from the Brothers. With some skillful management. Have the Brothers follow these units into battle.Death Sentry is the Battle Gear that the Unclean One gets for eating a Peasant.5 CLAN TOTAL RESISTANCE POINTS = but with slight modification) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------5= excellent 4= good 3= average 2= minimal 1= poor Pi= pierce Exp= explosive Mag= Magic ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| Attack | Armor VS.Gear will be ready. then put Zymeth in a watchtower as base defense.4 3.Create 4 Unclean Ones with Death Sentry. you can trap units in the Spreading Goo and then Death Sentry them.ubi. Fire ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Peasant | Pi n/a | 2 2 2 2 2 5 Blade Acolyte | Cut n/a | 4 2 2 4 2 2 Brother Lythis | Cut n/a | 2 2 2 2 2 2 Brother Shek | Blunt n/a | 2 2 2 2 2 2 Brother Tausil | Pi n/a | 2 2 2 2 2 2 Channeler | Pi Pi | 2 2 2 2 2 5 Diseased One | Mag n/a | 5 2 4 1 1 5 Infested One | Pi n/a | 2 2 5 2 4 5 Leaf Disciple | Pi Pi | 2 4 2 5 4 5 Master Warlock | Cut Exp | 5 4 2 4 2 1 Staff Adept | Blunt n/a | 4 3 4 2 1 2 Unclean One | Blunt Mag | 1 2 1 5 4 5 Warlock | Mag Exp | 2 2 2 4 5 5 Issyl | Mag n/a | 2 4 1 5 5 5 Koril | Cut n/a | 2 2 2 2 5 2 Soban | Blunt n/a | 1 4 1 2 5 4 Zymeth | Magic Exp | 5 1 4 5 5 2 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------AVERAGE 2.0 3. Units Stat Table (From www. summon Issyl. Group Battle Tactic . As they fight. It floats in the air and does damage to all enemies who pass by it. Your opponent will swear these warriors never die! Also have your Brothers bless a group of Infested Ones with Rebirth. Make sure your Channelers protect your Warlocks. 1 Leaf Disciple with Scrye Leaves. call a storm. If used properly. Death Sentry is a skull that the Unclean One hurls at the enemy. Zymeth Defense .6 2. and if you can. Mag.Summon Zymeth. After killing them once. Death Sentry/Spreading Goo . Use Issyl's Haste to nearly double your attack rate. 2 Channelers. have one of the Brothers bless him with Rebirth again! Your opponent will have to go after the Brothers before concentrating their efforts on any of the Infested Ones. | Melee Range | Cut Pi Blunt Exp.

. 6 Dec 01 "When using the wolf clan. I use Werewolf. with this. If you know how to handle resources. This means that it would be quicker to get out those maulers. After the range attacks. In battle.5 WOLF CLAN STRATEGY ---------------------"Berserkers. constantly returning back to base to make more berserkers." . The wolf can generate peasants rather quickly and can have a total of forty of them. destroy the melee units. You should notice that ALL of Wolf's units have faster healing rate than other clans.NOTE: No Lotus unit has an excellent armor rating against piercing. The Wolf has no decent defense against them! There you go! This is my strategy every time I play and it seems to get me . use the 'passive mode' on them so they'll stand idle and heal themselves. if you really want to heal the wolf. get the shale lord out. All of the Wolf Clan's melee unit are strong even the Brawler. And since you'll be using wolf.e. That's why .. their main use is to overwhelm enemy number.. Just be on the look out for ranged units.. then the enemy will be decimated even before they can construct a decent defensive force. they will be faster than Samurai or Ronin (Upgraded with Yin/Yang swords) and much stronger. no unit in the clan can deal fire damage! The Serpent Necromancer shall be the most competent foe for them.. if I have time to micromanage the process..RaZoRBacK. Try to equip every unit with Shale Armor (some can't equip the armor. 2. make sure to pay attention to the enemy range attacks since they're your biggest threat as a wolf. i. This monster kicks building arse really good!!!! :)" . no heal unit for them. the tactic for Wolf that I recommend is.. send them out to the Peasant hut as soon as possible.hit the enemy fast and hard. but I never see them healing ally. the werewolves will be the fastest Level Four unit that you can send! Overall.Paetanat. If you have a chance. the standard one. and then send them out to battle.xyzzealot..something. Brawlers. Only sometimes. IMO. when the units get low on health. it becomes really hard to make more. Use their blessings to create werewolves as early as possible.. Try to get Shale Lord (the big guy with black skin) or Longtooth (the guy with boomerang). They don't have ability to heal. 2 Dec 01 "I think wolf is best used in maps where a rice field is far from the water source. Why will this strategy work? If you cycle your units when building them. upgrade the 'natural healing' and see how fast they recover (you have to stand by and do nothing though). Offensive strategy number one: Cycle your units quickly to and fro the three buildings required to create a Berserker and make sure you have at least four Druidesses that have been blessed at the Cairn to construct twelve Werewolves. 1 Dec 01 "Druidess NEVER heal ally. This is why archers are very effective generally against them. hurlers and berserkers.except for Gaihla (sp?) the Nymph's ability to 'group heal'." . But once you reach twenty-five peasants. use Wolfs too. they can safely annoy enemy attack force with their entangle ability. although it would be a great bonus. Earn a total of three Yang points to learn the power upgrade at the Wolves Den. Werewolves) because it gives resistance against explosion and .. So. If your werewolves are still alive at the enemy base. Sledgers. I use Druideses (how to spell them?) for watchtower. send them to battle now! You have no need to turn them to Werewolves.. take advantage of your strong Melee units. if you have any Berserkers. In addition. It's because the wells of the wolf clan don't required anything else but rice. Then..

If you are having a tough time with an opponent's defensive line. They might not do a ton of damage. some of which take a moment or two to operate. pull your damaged Wolf units out of combat. The other way is through using wolves. Any wolf unit can have wolves following it. Siege Units .ubi. trained in the time it takes to train 4 first-tier units).As soon as possible. Early Rush Tactic . Also.). but there's nothing like watching four or five swordsmen waste glass swords on a couple of wolves. there's nothing like sledgers.Once you buy the "Herbalists" technique from the Vitality Garden. If they aren't paying attention they might step on it and take some damage as well. effective use of things like Wrecking Ball and Totem can be equally effective. after witnessing a nice improvement in combat performance. Free Units . 24th Dec 01 The strategies found below are taken from www.Don't underestimate other Battle Gear. Stun Slam is very effective to give you some time to use other Battle Gear or just wail on some of the tougher units.The Wolf Clan actually has two ways to get free units for its army. build a Wolves' Den and get 2 Peasants to catch horses. and others all get 1. Scorched Earth reveals a huge line of sight (more than most units will) and is therefore an effective scouting Use Shale Armor! . This probably won't kill off your opponent. tend to stick with Shale Armor. While your units might not be quite as tough. This is also effective early on since the Shalery is relatively low on the tech tree. and then add in the slow effect of the tower and units for defense and its pretty nasty. once you have access to the Shale Lord.battlerealms. They'll heal to 100% health if they stand still for a short period of time. You can use the men with Shale Armor to buffer those with none in order to pull off other Battle Gear. You can just set one up next to a tower.Redfang of the wolf. but it will severely damage his production ability. Build up a force of 4 Packmasters each with 3 Wolves (total of 16 units. the Packmaster gets 3. This strategy is also effective for primary damage units even if you are using the other Battle Gear.Use siege units effectively. if used correctly when a berserker is about to die. Enjoy!" . Many people will. Hurlers with lava rock. . Try using the other Battle Gear. and pitch lingers with shale armor to take down those towers. and it will make your units that much harder to kill when your opponent doesn't have any techniques or Battle Gear yet. The wolves will fight alongside your men and provide many extra targets for the enemy to attack. etc.While the Wolf Clan has fairly scattered resistances to help develop a rounded army.victory. maulers. Much of the Wolf Clan's power comes in the form of siege units (a siege unit is one which does lots of damage to buildings). If you are using a siege strategy I would also recommend getting the upgrade to damage for sledgers (Petrified Wood). thus giving you the opportunity to build some bigger units (Sledgers. Heal Your Wolves . Wrecking Ball works well since you hit multiple opponents as they surround you to attack. no one takes down buildings like this guy. shale armor is still going to be very effective on anyone you don't plan on giving the blessing Battle Gear to. First is the Lycanthropy Battle Gear which. will instead replace what would otherwise be a corpse with a brand new werewolf. Werewolves and heroes get 2. Totem is very handy for defense. Rush the enemy and engage them. Switch Battle Gears . When the enemy outnumbers you.

However.5 2. as a building.3 but with slight modification) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------5= excellent 4= good 3= average 2= minimal 1= poor Pi= pierce Exp= explosive Mag= Magic ----------------------------------------------------------------------------| Attack | Armor VS. | Melee Range | Cut Pi Blunt Exp.Wolf| 4 4 4 2 4 3 Pack Wolf | Pi n/a | 2 2 2 2 2 2 Pitch Slinger | Fire Exp | 5 2 2 4 1 5 Sledger | Blunt n/a | 4 2 2 5 1 5 Werewolf | Pi n/a | 4 3 5 2 2 1 Gaihla | Cut n/a | 2 5 5 2 5 1 Grayback | Pi n/a | 4 5 4 1 1 2 Longtooth | Mag Mag | 4 4 4 1 1 2 The Shale Lord | Blunt n/a | 5 3 5 2 2 5 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------AVERAGE 3.battlerealms.1 General ------------- . and long range units. Mag.6 AGAINST LOTUS ----------------2. Although not very tough. Gathered horses will be deposited into the Wolves' Den and used to raise wolf cubs. The Dragon's Otomo also may cause lots of havoc with this clan. This is the reason why Samurai and Ronin are great against them. Wolves are raised in the Wolves' Den on fresh horse meat. To give a Wolf to one of your units.The Power of Wolves .0 NOTE: Only the Pitch Slinger dealt explosive and fire damage. So. Also. Druidesses. and will instead train into Packmasters upon entering the Wolves' Den. 2. That pet will fight and die for its master. especially your peasants.9 3. Fire ----------------------------------------------------------------------------Peasant | Pi n/a | 2 2 2 2 2 5 Ballistaman | Pi Pi | 2 2 5 1 4 2 Berserker | Cut n/a | 5 3 2 5 2 5 Brawler | Cut n/a | 4 2 4 2 2 2 Druidess | Mag Mag | 2 2 2 2 2 5 Hurler | Blunt Blunt | 2 4 2 5 4 5 Mauler | Blunt n/a | 2 2 4 2 5 5 Pack Master | Blunt P. order one of your Peasants to gather wild horses. Units Stat Table (From www. Wolves add melee damage potential to all units.6. Most Wolf Clan units can only have one Wolf pet at a time. Peasants cannot have Wolves. The Pack Master is another good unit that gets trained in the Wolves' Den. Lastly. the Packmaster can have up to three Wolves and the Werewolf can have up to two. the Wolves' Den has two primary uses (as opposed to the Stables in other Clans which are only used for horses).ubi. thus giving the Wolf free attacks on the opponent. This makes Wolves a great source of protection for all your units. each horse you bring in will give you two wolves. To raise Wolves.5 3.4 2. They can be very effective when used with fighting Druidesses since a Druidess has the ability to entangle an enemy.Wolves should never be underestimated. send the unit into the Wolves' Den.4 CLAN TOTAL RESISTANCE POINTS = 18.

" . the way to counter Lotus is through the use of ranged units. Master Warlocks have a battlegear which makes all of their hits go through multiple enemies. then bring the kabuki to use stardust and negate the "What makes Lotus so good is because every single one of their 2nd and 3rd tier units can deal large amounts of damage in a wide radius. I've beaten the Dragon Campaign with no trouble at all with 3/4ths of my army composed of Archers.e. 16 Dec 01 . Chi Shield. and Powder Kegs. So the only way Lotus range is stronger than Dragon is if the Lotus trained 2 times longer. I still think kabuki warriors are you rush the enemy with dragon warriors and with the chemists. unclean. the more units you lose. an unstoppable force.Gotaiken. u only need a couple of units to get them to stop firing ranged since usually most adjacent units will automatically stop and start attacking a melee unit.. With that in mind. The rest of my army consists of units with BG that negate or stall damage (i. and diseased.2 Warlock ------------"Send any melee unit at it and they will go down. 29 Nov 01 "I found that chemists are more useful than Actually. use the battlegear that makes them immune to ranged attacks. also. 6 Cannoneers can take out 8 Warlocks. too. your best bet against lotus. 30 Nov 01 "I learned that serpent musketeers simple ping the lotus to death. I used it in every mission with lotus. 30 Nov 01 "8 fully upgraded Archers (no BG) can take out 6 Warlocks(no BG)? Thats right. bandits. If u are wolf make sure the unit is shaled or in a berserkers case. they will get owned by their ranged you only need around 1/4th of your army composed of melee units. and there you go." . If u have a mixed force things shouldn't go too bad. the Lotus can easily wipe them all out while using considerably less units. works all the time.. so just let them blast away (BG would be nice) and the warlocks attacks won't hurt them much..Integnos. If samurai.Spite7. careful with samurai or ronin. shaled or blessed dragon. add a couple of samurai. Stardust. Diseased ones do A LOT more damage upon death compared to a Samurai. just use a mixed force of infested. The more units you have upfront. if u need to buy some time and can't get swordsmen at them. Infested Ones can upgrade their damage AND area-effect radius! Warlocks have a battlegear which has a HUGE area-effect radius that can wipe out armies fast with multiple uses. 8 first tier Dragon units (240 rice/240 water/8 trains) can take out 6 third tier Warlock units (540 rice/540 water/18 trains). Serpent.. any melee unit." ..blaisem. Unclean ones do lots of area effect damage with each attack.."Samurai = perfect. the rest of the lotus squad can't stand up to samurai. they blind all units within range (like Kabuki Flash Powder). Musketeers are resistant to magic. Chemists. you don't need to micromanage." . and or ronins. but I have found bandits particularly effective. they'll have enough time more powerful attacks. 8 Dec 01 2. Oh and btw. My point is that no matter how big your army is. don't use ki sword. 6 of these will wipe out one whole lotus offence. just group them and press b(make sure they are in a group by themselves so you don't trigger other unit types' battle gear.. and upon death.6. add the explosive charges to them and they can easily demolish the building.. use your musketeers. If u are lotus.AzNxRomeOx. 30 Nov 01 archers against most lotus units. all you do is press b aim for the warlocks and then watch lotus die. but try to get a dragon warrior at them asap.. as long as their ranged units can't harm me they die fast." Integnos. Dragon Skin. with 2 gieshas. any melee unit. and Flash Powder)." .

As Dragon: use Dragon Warriors. This is future reference when you are building up your forces."As dragon I use dragon warrior and spearmen" . 16 Dec 01 "Basically when you're in defender side. Save peasants for Dragon or kill them for Serpent. they have magic resistance. By the time u are about to attack the enemy base. even Master Warlock cannot easily harm them..EniGmo. another thing in case u haven't read the read me file (or was it in the tutorial). Warlock or 2nd tier unit to fight them. Wait until they attack the tower and then rush them with melee unit.1 Starting -----------Difficulty: U should play the tutorial about 10 more times u didn't get through this stage! Nothing much here. The only fighting unit u can build here is the Spearman. You just need to choose side.3.2 Attacking Shinja's Army --------------------------Difficulty: Very easy This is also an easy level. Basically." . As Lotus: Warlock vs.xyzzealot. DRAGON CLAN WALKTHROUGH ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3. the more peasants hut u built. if you don't have time for them. Proceed to Northeast when u have about 5 of them. explore the western area first. While exploring. the faster peasants being created. but the more units u have. This is a walk in a park. those KIA can be replaced fast).1 Direct attack ------------------Difficulty: Unknown . Bring your hero along and don't forget to use their BG.3 Getting Shinja -----------------3. 16 Dec 01 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------3. you can use watchtower as a decoy for the warlocks. u should have around 10 of them.. After crossing the river. Not sure whether u can get killed here! :) 3. As Wolf: use Berserkers. the slower they're being created. u need to build up more peasants hut too (so that. Oh yeah. all Wolf units have magic resistance. I play skirmish and see this. As Serpent: Bandits with poison upgrade. there are some enemies hiding under the trees. 3. you can use other melee unit. set your peasants hut extraction point to the Dojo.

When u get 4 people on rice. only once from the north). put him on rice. Immediately designate a peasant to building another peasant hut. reduce rice to one peasant for more attacks. If you don't have enough resources. Attack in groups of 6 or 7. make some dragon warrior just incase the enemy moves. Forgot to say. your Zen masters should defend your lone peasant hut. and once u are finished building. getting 2 huts per dojo/tavern."If it's your first mission.3. then life. 16 Dec 01 "There is a higher ground in the middle of the enemy base. destroy the Keep. try to make a dojo/tavern next to both of your peasant huts. but they are easy pickings. For each two huts. Then take 1 or 2 spearmen and lure the enemy into the range of your archers. All by your archers from above and you won't be attacked by the enemy!" . but it is a pretty low cost for big results. Now repeat this two more times. Station the rest of your base at the top of the rice fields. 16 Dec 01 3. You will have to contend with the occasional peasant. you should have a dojo and 2 huts. Oh. and anyways his range should hit them. Make archers at the top of the watchtowers in case u didn't know. Repeat as necessary. then position 3 or 4 archers on the cliff to the left side of his base." . 14 Dec 01 "I beat the game by first putting a lot of archers on the hill overlooking the valley in which Shinja's fort sits. After that. it should be the building that the enemy will run into anyways." . A couple tries should kill them all off. Designate one of your dojos/taverns to double right click on the target range. By the end of the mission you should be attacking in squads of seven. Your second dojo/tavern should be a target range/sharpshooting guild instead. Unfortunately. Then lure his big ass army out. Kill all of the enemy troops. put another person on water. put spare peasants on rice and water. and take out his mini base of dragon/serpent recruits first." . Once you've cleared all the peasants and peasant huts. when your peasant finishes. 14 Dec 01 Note: Those tips above should cover this stage pretty well. reduce rice to two peasants and water to 1.Freakazoid. you will be sacrificing spearmen. it shouldn't be hit (I've never been attacked there. just move some archers there and make a watch tower there too.2 Second Attack ------------------Difficulty: Moderate "If u are on your second time through. upgrade attack first.blaisem. provided u squished everything together. double right click on a dojo/tavern. your Zen masters should be able to handle any attack Shinja can muster. preferably 7-8 to do this. Don't leave any spearmen defending. and use your watchtowers abilities plus your archers on the cliff along with some close range warriors. After your first few attacks. do this: take your peasant(s) and make a hut. Provided u move fast enough. the enemy usually doesn't move when you shoot them with your arrow. The next two peasants go to rice and the third to water. next to your first one. it's smooth sailing. he should be on the defensive. Ah and. I would prefer to .blaisem. start to whack away at the buildings. Demolish your tower and place it in the middle of the entrance to his base (the one on the right). Then raze his peasant hut. Once you clear the valley of personnel. Worst comes to worst. With this strategy. the most you should have on rice is 6 peasants and on water 3 (i use 2 on water and 5 on rice). Be sure to upgrade your archers with Zen Accuracy and Arrow Craftsmanship before starting the process. do as above. Once you start getting a reasonable flow of rice and water. Build your watchtower in the small forest at the top of the rice field. but build your peasant hut to the south in the middle of the rice fields next to the water. and hit Shinja till Yellow.VALiloceu. BTW I recommend at least 5 archers.

create some dragon warrior (put them on horse if u want to).2 If you choose to attack Lotus first after Getting Shinja -------------------------------------------------------------Difficulty: Moderate Zen Warrior found here: NONE The map will be the same except that this time you will start from the eastern area and this mission would be after the Swans' Pool. For the attack. They should join group 1 as well. u should have quite a number of peasants to quickly develop you new camp by the river. run back to your force. Once the enemies see your hero. Send one of Hero North. Just make sure the tower is not too far to the top of the hill. You could build a shrine here and the Spearmen's stun ability is very useful compare to dragon warriors. Dojo should be assign to the shrine. The enemy will attack from two areas. I however encountered a small encampment right to the north of your starting point. Just make sure u got enough food to build another one later on. Take out another tower and any enemies rushing out. Your dragon warriors and hero with counter rush any approaching enemies while your archers give some valuable range support. At this point line up your archers and Arah to stand ground. The key weapon here might be the towers' ability to freeze the enemy! Put them to halt when they rush. so that the enemy will take more time getting there (they will rush in!). Three of them with support from the archers should be enough.4 Attacking the Wolf Clan --------------------------3. Dragon Warriors' magic resistance is not that effective against Wolf though the damage immunity is excellent.1 If this mission is after Getting Shinja --------------------------------------------Difficulty: Moderate Zen Warrior found here: Arah Start building as many peasants hut at the start of this mission. 3. By the time you clear them out. From where the first tower was or directly across the river (their base is to the North). You should see Arah fighting some Wolf Clan soldier at the start of this mission. Line one group at where the first tower was (u could built your own here too) and another group at the base. Assign them as group 2 & 3.4. March them to the North. Help her and she'll join u. 3. There's a Wolfs' watch tower and some enemies just before the river. Three of your heroes should be assign as group 1 and place in the middle so that they can run to both areas to support the defense when required. Just build up your force . she'll start talking. Just focus on getting as many archers possible. It's faster to build your army this time. After this. get everybody in a group but do not assign them any number.4. U should be able to take them out without any casualty and interference from the tower. When your defense is the tower on top of the hill. One should join one of these groups. To get her just select and ask her to move. Assign 2/3 of your huts to Archery Range and 1/3 to Dojo. ask Arah alone to take out the tower. Your dragon warriors and heroes should be having no problem killing them all with some sweet back up from the archers. Enemy base is still at the same place as above and so with their towers.

Any KIA will be replaced asap if you have assigned those huts to the Dojo and Archery Range. when the DW starts rushing out and already in melee combat. U need to defend it as Lotus will attack once in a while. both Northwest and Northeast. and your melee units start rushing out. 3. There's no water supply here but u should start building huts and start getting food. Any contributions here are very much welcome and appreciated.2 If u choose to attack Wolf first after Getting Shinja ----------------------------------------------------------Difficulty: Easy Zen Warrior found here: NONE This would then be the mission after the Swans' Pool. Enemy base is to the North of the map. Toggle off the peasant creation on this hut. Get rid of the Lotus' hut there and build your own. 3. 3.and kill them all. Your Heroes with the Dragon Warriors should move east to the pond. This way. turn on their BG. the dragon warriors should be quite handy here. You will start from the Southwest. Use it to get water before u could build a well at your starting point. you will also miss out Arah or Garrin.7 At the Swans' Pool ---------------------- . when u encounters enemy units. Lotus drop like flies against a party of 15 archers! :) 3.6. Also unknown is where this path will take u after the Swans' Pool. Just attack when u are ready. If the Archers couldn't take the enemy out by the time the BG went off. This time it's much easier as u can get the damage immunity BG for your Dragon Warriors! Just do as above.6.1 If this mission is after Getting Shinja --------------------------------------------Difficulty: Moderate Zen Warrior found: none recruitable First of all I would not recommend u choose this stage right after Getting Shinja unless u want some added difficulty. Build up your force consisting of lots of archers and some dragon warriors.5 Riverside heading to Swans' Pool (Centre Path) -------------------------------------------------Difficulty: Unknown Zen Warrior found: Garrin (at unknown location) I've not gotten the chance to try out this path. Don't forget to group them differently but to select them all together during an attack. Not only that u won't find anyone recruitable here. The starting point and enemy location is still the same.6 Attacking Lotus ------------------3. u could quickly select just the melee and turn their battle gear on. those DW are still not too bad at melee combat.

but u'll need to get rid of Lotus hut there which will create unnecessary attention as both Lotus and Wolf will keep on attacking u later. U could also build your town on the Northern rice field of the starting point. Those who made it across. Also send along some dragon warrior with Ki Shield together with them but grouped as different number (as before). Near this rice field there are two paths to cross the river. their peasants will rush for this pond to get the much needed water. :) If you're lucky the Wolf at this time will also attack the Lotus base. 5 Dec 01 Note: That's about it in this mission! Both parties should have balance force though. Otomo. and Shinja as 1 group and the rest as one group. Place one at the Northern entry (Lotus) and one more at the Southern entry (Wolf). guard it with your archers and u can just sit back laughing for a while seeing how harmless they are at his point. the south part. U should also start creating Samurai with Yang Sword BG at this point to help your archers fight the Wolves later on. 1 group guards the north side. As the Lotus' well was destroyed. That should cover any attack wave from both Lotus and Wolf.xyzzealot. there are two towers here. Lotus will be busy defending at this time and won't attack your base. Just concentrate on creating archers and place them all under the towers (evenly distribute). use the tower BG to halt them and send your hero to finish the job. build a tower on the southern entry as the Wolf will attack first.9 Eliminate Lotus (not quite) . They will destroy almost everything for u. Don't worry about the Wolf and your base as the two southern towers should be able to handle any attack from the Wolf. It's a walk in the park though. 3. it's not recommended. Your archers should be equipped with fire arrow BG. After u're done with the Lotus proceed south for the Wolf.8 Serpentholm --------------Difficulty: Hard Zen Warrior found here: None The difficult part about this mission is to defend against the early attack wave from both Lotus and Wolf. there's nothing up there but it's quite cool to see the big building! Just send someone up. :) So if you see them. Move north. Quickly get a Town Centre so that u can build 2 more towers. There's also a pond there. Build your town in the center rice field as this area has no enemy unit. Do not proceed in this direction any further as the tower got really good range and can reach your archers. destroy it. U should see also a well just before the eastern tower." .Difficulty: Moderate Zen Warrior found here: Kazan "I play this level by grouping Kenji. and get rid of the tower over there. The Wolf will only attack from this direction and it's quite easy to defend against them as the river will slow down their units a little bit (no direct path). Once you reach Lotus camp. retreat you army and let them do the work. proceed slowly. They're really desperate to get the water. Let your heroes stay at home in case someone got through the river. The centre part is much easier to defend. 3. When u got around 15-20 archers. attack the Lotus to the North first. one at the north and the other east of their camp. So. U should pass the Serpentholm hill here. :) Proceed with caution to the Wolves' Base with your Samurais and Archers. the other.

By the way. this is important so you'll have enough free space to build a dojo and start cranking out spearman.. lotus strength is mostly on its range units. I wasn't using any tower that time. 20 archers with fire arrows and some close range back up should be able to take care of this level. With this you can start generating peasant. Try to clear up the building at the middle first. But by the time they arrived.. as they seems to take less damage. u should have already transferred your force to the pond area.xyzzealot. After that. There's small rice field at the entrance of the area which u may built some peasant hut and get some rice. build a peasant hut at the bottom of the pool. U should get rid of that too. Tell your peasant to help with the attack. try to put it almost at the mouth of the entry area. Send all you have to the base. So just start creating lots of archers with 2 archery ranges and group them all at the entrance to the area (there's only one entrance) but don't place them at the downhill area. u should have enough rice and peasants to get a good start. By the time u clear up the pond area. If u have enough rice. you need to build a base at top left of the map. you'll need a good strategy management to keep your men alive when attacking. U can't build any archers (not enough water) yet but u may upgrade your one and only archer using the yang points u gained destroying the building and some enemy units." . However I didn't go straight for the attack. a few powder kegs (4-6). start defending and crack out Dragon Warrior.------------------------------Difficulty: Hard Zen Warrior found here: Sabon (If u got Garrin along) "My strategy for beating it was to take over the Lotus' northwest outpost right at the beginning. The geisha should be used to heal the heroes. I got a bunch of upgraded archers (8+). Just take it easy. A bunch of Dragon Warrior with a few Geisha can hold out for some time. built an archery range. you'll find the Lotus weakness. very soon. After you clear out the enemy. . I just surrounded the southeast end of the base with watchtowers. Just use two of your hero and set the kabuki and archer at stand ground but within striking distance. Even though those huts will later get crushed. At this level too. Use you heroes for this. this place is small but with enough room management. Soon you have more (about 4 peasants) use 2 of them to collect rice and water. Furthermore. 4 Dec 01 "That mission is a simple one. The peasants' hut(s) u build here won't last long as the lotus will eventually raid it. you can destroy the base without losing a single unit with your starting troops. be careful with the base on the southwest area as some enemy units may have missile resistance BG. The reason for this is they are must cheaper and faster to produce. My defend strategy is a little different with xyzzealot. If you get Arah early. Remember to toggle peasant creation off on these huts once you have built a new hut by the pond. If you know how to micromanage.. It's not heavily guarded.Integnos. you can build all kind of building plus 4 peasant hut but with no tower. The dragons' archers also got significant advantage in the length. There's also an enemy building north to the rice field. and all the Heroes I had. you can take them down easily... forget his name though." . she is the main key to attack the enemy. If not. u will at least be able to see the incoming enemy force and set up a defense. Upgrade for more damage first. 7 Dec 01 Note: I agree with xyzzealot on base setting area which is the northwest area. When building the dojo. but I win. then started destroying the other Lotus bases as early as I could. Your hero should be able to take those managed to get through. a few geishas (2-3). So the best defend I think is another range unit. you can get a Lotus hero. I go for the archers instead of dragon warriors. some Dragon Warriors with chi shield (4-6).

Once u got her. Collect water there before u could build a well on top of the hill. Your force meantime should proceed to the centre of the map to get Gaihla. She also can speed up the rice growth.12 Death of Otomo ------------------Difficulty: Hard The tough part about this mission is to set up defense. This hill is very easy to defend. Use it after each battle. Whatever u do. Move along the path up the hill slowly. Bring along your heroes. u could build everything up there if u arrange you town properly (move the building blue print very very slowly). Gaihla healing BG is very useful. We should only encounter enemy units once. across the river) Move your peasant on top of the hill and build a hut there. There are about 4-5 of these that u need to kill. When u reach the river. However. The dragon warrior will just stand there waiting for his death. u should engage the enemy units again. just group your men around her. just move along it and to the east. 3. the hill or ridge north to your town is rather . There's a path coming down from the hill north to the town. Once u cleared them up. Make sure u got three towers built at the entrance and one more tower at the southeast corner of the hill. let everyone else stay there except for Kenji and the samurai. There are some dragon warriors with boulders waiting on top of the cliff for u. U should proceed to southeast to meet up with the dragon. sneak through the western corner of the map working your way to the south. Even though the hill is quite small. Start cranking out archers for defense and place them at the entrance and around the cliff (except for the western corner). they will try another way. When the dragon done talking to you. covering both from the path and from the west. move back to the hill. Another enemy party is also there. So. Long-range attack from the samurai and Kenji should be able to kill them without a fight. from the west. This MUST cover ALL the entry ground. you may only have 1 peasant hut and there's no space for stables. Do not go underneath the boulder or they drop it. get the town center and the archery range up as soon as possible.10 Destroying the Mines ------------------------Difficulty: Easy Zen Warrior found here: Gaihla (Centre of the map. They're harmless. Get a peasant to build a hut by the river. Just move slowly toward the boulders under your Samurai and Kenji starts attacking (Kenji will use gun). Group them as usual and just raid the Wolves' Camp. Build three towers at the entrance to your town (which is your starting point). U need to do it rather quickly.3. After u're done with that. To do this. That's why all entry point must be covered. your samurai and yourself must survive! Proceed east to the mountain entrance. Arah would be very useful here if u got her! I'm not sure whether this is a bug or one of the lotus ability. if they try one way and failed. Make sure one of the towers is placed at the junction. 3. The AI are pretty smart for this game. proceed northeast to meet up with the dragon again. Build up you force consisting 10 archers with fire arrow and 10 samurai with yang blade.11 Meeting the Dragon ------------------------Difficulty: Easy Zen Warrior found here: None Don't bother about the enemy huts and building at the beginning of this mission.

use her in the attack force too. but group her separately and alone. If u are overwhelm with the Lotus force when u are about to attack them. and let her destroy the keep from the distance. 3. In defending from the Lotus. Here's the trick. use Dragon Warriors and watchtowers with archer as the decoy. I manage to hold the first Lotus' wave. which is against the Lotus. If u have Gaihla. You can smash them after that and repair the tower" . all u need is Arah and a horse to win the mission! :) If u don't have her. take them out slowly. I suppose Arah was out of his sight! 3. He's hiding in his keep up north. Once their force weakens. The lotus got two of their heroes here. just right side to the river. Koril is the one u should pay attention to. use her to heal these archers after each combat or even during combat! The tower's BG is very useful too. Once u have establish defense. 11 Dec 01 I would like to approach this mission steadily. My peasants already build up a base at the left bottom area from the start.14 Helping the Monks ---------------------- . send in your attacking troop. Group one back up the towers in the west and group two guards the town.13 Second Serpentholm -----------------------Difficulty: Hard by Reputation! :) "What I did at Serpentholm 2nd. Build your base and defense as in the First Serpentholm mission. Use Gaihla to heal those injured on your way to attack the enemy's town. make just archers and gather them below the towers equally on both sides. Get Arah with the horse to northwest corner of the map. If u got Gaihla. careful when it's raining. So again. they seem to be able to storm down from it! So create two groups of archers. If u got Arah. but this time u need two towers at each river crossing points. get all your archers to the firework factory. Use your Hero or Gaihla to duel with him. They can't catch the horse! Take care of them and return back to kill Shinja from the distance. I attack the Serpent force with all I have once the game started. Just run if she cannot handle them all. the Lotus Hero can cast Lightning (very very powerful attack).xyzzealot. U could cross the river from there! U should only meet up with the keep and two towers. use towers as decoy. Just march north.useless. Koril and another one. Build a keep and another tower in the middle of the town too. I manage to take out their entire peasant hut. Once u defeat the Lotus. send only one archer to provoke them. Shinja will come out and say something suppose to be scary and a few enemies start coming towards her. With only the spearmen. That should take care of business especially the monks. To hold the next. Serpent will attack from south crossing. she's most useful on the tower most north. He's no better than the keep! He'll just stand there getting killed. Set up your defense. This to make their warlock's attack directed to the tower. while Lotus base is just slightly north. I did this with only 10 archers with fire arrows and Gaihla to heal them. making them unable to do anything. Oh yeah. u only need to kill Shinja to beat the mission. Lotus however will attack from the other side of river too. about a dozen or in each. Arah has a longer range from these towers. However u should be able to kill him with your archers when he attacks your town. and u just need to attack get rid of the Lotus. then run back to the towers and the other archers. 20+ archers should take care of business quite nicely. She's good fighting the Lotus melee unit and an excellent healer to your archers. just send ALL your archers and your heroes. which means setting up good defense. the arrows can't hurt him.

keep. firework factory and the armory (or whatever it's called) on the island to the south of the temple (same location as the other two towers). U should not be having any kind of problem destroying it.Difficulty: Hard "Run all of your units to the SouthEast corner of the map. The thing is. Once you have a large army. Set waypoint from the hut to the archery range. Set each fighting unit to "guard" the monastery. even while the ninjas are attacking the temple! Don't worry.ADK. then travel north till u find the fire. send most of your army. So u should rush there (don't stop at anything) and have your heroes help the monks protect the temple. Send a peasant up to the monastery to repair it. 3. U only need to destroy the lotus to win this mission. So. U can later build you archery range. as they will just rush for the temple. if the ninjas managed to get through the monks (they're lousy at protecting it) send 4 peasants to do the repair job. they are not going for u. If u got Arah. put her on one of the towers. The Lotus will go for the monastery.they are all going for the temple. The lotus and ninjas will just keep on coming. u're suppose to protect the temple (monastery). In this mission. The enemies hardly attack your buildings. Build two towers at both points later on when u got your keep up. Once u've establish defense. and just defend for a while. If at this point your heroes are still alive. and your heroes up to the monastery. Then set waypoint from the archery range to the 'Y' junction just before the temple.. attack the Lotus. Just use your heroes BG a lot. Its a pretty easy level. they will focus so much on destroying the temple and will just ignore your peasants repairing it! The next thing u should do is build a tower at any of the two entry points (one is from the west and another is from the south). and usually leave you alone down there. It's a little difficult to set up defense at the beginning until u've established the towers and some archers at the junction. 16 Dec 01 Before I start I would recommend u play the other mission.16 The last province before final mission ------------------------------------------- ." . The high ground there gives a huge advantage. 3. Build towers. Get some rice and water using only that hut. since the monks keep respawning for free. They will take down any enemies managed to get through your tower. You can build your town center and bath house in the little space u have west to the temple. While u are gathering resources.. Just ignore the ninjas for a while. and have him build a hut and collect rice too. send your archers (with fire arrows BG) to the rice field at northwest area of the map (together with Gaihla and Arah if possible). actually. and set up a base. The ninjas are lousy melee fighter.15 Getting the Ninja ---------------------Difficulty: Very Easy Zen Warrior found: Tao All u need to do with your starting group is ask them to travel west until u reached the edge of the map. Once in a while select all you archers and set them to stand ground. It's 10 times easier plus u will get another zen warrior. First thing u should do is to build a hut on top of the rice field beside the temple. Build also a well just directly in front of the temple to speed up water collection and watering rice field. ask them to guard the temple.

it's very useful to slow down the attack. Only use this area to get rice and water. send both troops to the northeast base. make sure you make many more fire archers then melee units. and then send your peasant to set up the tower at one of the river crossing points (there are 4). Be ready for any enemy defense party. Send a ninja before hand to scout for incoming units towards your archers. Built a hut there first. The Final Mission ----------------------Difficulty: Should be hard :) "I figured out an excellent strategy for the last dragon level. Place your base down below the lowest river bridge near the rice and water. Filled up the resource area with peasants hut. 21 Dec 01 . And this time you don't even have to send a scout or anybody anywhere..Difficulty: Hard There is rice field at your starting point (the one most south). I had more than 20 and all the waypoints are set to the archery ranges.. Put Arah (if u got her) at any of the middle towers to benefit from her range the most. Continue on your way to the right. Click on stealth mode and start walking/running. Create ONLY archers. Gaihla should join this party as a medic. Make one group guard the entry from top of the hill (to gain height advantage) and the other troop to destroy the base. move to the northwest base. That's why u need to guard the entry! Once this base is taken down. u need a lot of them to speed up peasant creation.. Once u've established defense. meaning u need to get your keep up asap. You ninja should be able to give early warning. I'm not telling because you don't need to know. he is once again visible). 3.. Head down to the base you know exists right below and watch the cut scene where Zymeth appears and starts coming to your base. separate them into 2 groups.17. Always use the tower BG. one right in front of the bridge where the big powder keg hero guy goes. one to cover two of the north entry and another to cover two of the west entry. then three other towers in a line behind the first one and the rice in the way with Arah on top of the middle one. There are towers at all the base entry. send 5 archers and 5 monks along the north path as there are only about 3 guard towers and no other structures in between you and Zymeths base. This is best done with ninjas in your party. to the north. whichever you prefer. He hopefully gets eliminated upon arrival. send the west guard group to attack the enemy base. All the way until you get to pretty much the top right side of the screen. Eventually get up 4 towers.. One group should stay behind closely for any melee units going for your archers in the front group. very much all by his lonesome (quite sad). Build a tower at each of the crossing point. Anyway. Just know that the final boss does just what Zymeth does is suicidally coming to visit your base. run all the way north across the bridge to the long island on top. It's pretty much a walk in the park here. Destroy the towers at the entry and move uphill. but will work for monks too. If you have monks I suggest the same strategy except instead on sending a ninja to scout.. Make sure your base is safe first. Do not combine force. Your defense troop shall consist of at least 15+ archers in each group..." . from front and rear. Send your second defense troop to the same location. So shoot some fire arrows and retreat (let it burn down). Once u've destroy the west base.. which causes. Whatever you do make sure every time his stamina gets dangerously slow he stops to recharge (when his stamina runs out. then make a ninja.. Attack the west base first. They enemy WILL send reinforcement to this base once u start attacking it.kirbystillontop.

they're needed by the Peasant Hut to repel any Dragon Clan attacks.but its pretty easy if you know how to micromanage." . none of that 'build a huge ass army and attack' crap. By now you should have destroyed the southern Dragon Clan. and Musketeer into the Thief's Guild. It's better to attack closely together so your fan geishas don't have to walk far to heal. you should have over 5 Swordsman next to your Tavern. Here are the steps I took to secure the east side of the map: 1. Send them to the Thief's Guild. take Kenji. Summon 2 Spirit Warrior's immediately and have Shinja's troop march to the Wolf Clan's base. I trained all my Swordsmen into Bandits. but the Ronin can survive 2-4x longer. Kenji's squad should have successfully repelled 2+ Dragon Clan attacks by now with no casualties. Put 2 peasants on water and 3 on rice. Kenji might have his life cut in half. restart.. the Bandit. Don't send Kenji's squad though. 24 Nov 01 "I built a Metal Shop a little later didn't micromanage and make use of your BattleGear very well. Shinja and the Necromancer should arrive. They both must survive skirmishes so they can regenerate health. but hates to fight and just stands around doing nothing if you don't command him to fight. Be sure to use Dark Pact on your Swordsman. Bandit.. 3. Send the Ronin.) After a little bit longer. In the meantime. and secured the eastside. Repel the Wolf Clan's onslaught with them.1 Second Serpentholm ------------------"I've heard a lot of people having trouble with this mission. Use the Bandit's Paralsysis Darts if you come across any Samurai. Remember to manually make the Necromancer attack things. Right as they attack. You have a lot more breathing room so do whatever you want. He does insane amounts of damage. 4. upgraded their damage. Make 2-3 Fan Geishas.Integnos. Then set the Peasant Hut waypoint straight to the Tavern. Upgrade the Swordsman life if you receive another 3. Non-stop action. 6.) Take out the southern Dragon Clan with your initial units(Bandit. Kenji). the northern Wolf Clan. You should be able to take out the Wolf Clan with no trouble.. the northern Wolf Clan will attack.. so I probably took out the southern Dragon Clan without it. Ronin. I was writing it off the top of my head and probably forgot. By now you should have 6+ fully upgraded Swordsman and a few Fan Geishas.. Change your Peasant Hut waypoint and build a Bathhouse.) After you've defended your base from the Wolf Clan.. SERPENT PATH WALKTHROUGH ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- 4. send your army of Swordsman and Fan Geisha into the fray.. Ronin.) Have the initial Ronin Blood Bond with Kenji.. Make sure your Musketeer is away from the group with his sniper scope on. and Musketeer to your Peasant Hut and guard it. Be sure to upgrade Swordsman damage at the Tavern the second you receive a Yin point. Send your second Fan Geisha to Kenji's group.----------------------------------------------------------------------------4. Be sure that your units aren't all spread around the Wolf Clan when attacking it. I remember using the Paralysis Darts the most while defending the peasants. Musketeer. 5.) Send the Crossbowman on the lone Watchtower into the Tavern..) After you've taken out the southern Dragon Clan. . sent them into the Thief's Guild. 2. If one of your unit dies. Personally.I love it! This level is great because it forces you to micromanage to win. You shouldn't have any casualties if you play it right. then sent every single one of my soldiers(excluding Kenji's Squad) to the west side and swept the entire enemy base clean.

If any correction or anything. Once you destroy the lower base. After this. Oh yeah.gamefaqs.xyzzealot.. 2. you may e-mail me at amrul77@hotmail.Comte de la Fere.. 3. I hope it may prove useful to some players. And then build a stable and well. 16 Dec 01 ============================================================================= Even though this compilation is not really complete. While you're relocating to the mountain top and building an army Source: www.e. you can beat it. With 1 peasant hut. 1." ... Relocate to the top of Serpentholm where your watchtower already is. 5. Destroy the west dragon base. one note. If you have some spare resource. so you'll have to build a well and get rice with a little more risk. run away) if you can. Kenji and the Ronin should take the hits if possible. The wolves are coming..Make sure you keep using Kenji's Critical Strike as much as you can.. (There are 2 of them). Try not to have the Bandit get hit by more than 1 Samurai if possible. send 1-2 swordsmen to Kenji's group. build a sharpshooters' guild fast. time to counter attack.. Try not to get anyone killed. try the battle again. Try and keep enemy units away from geishas and ranged attackers. and for me anyway were easier to critically weaken) that'll give you more breathing room and give you much more access to the rice fields down there. Prepare for attack. If you're still having trouble taking them out. 26 Dec 2001 "This mission is hard. send the unit back in.. 6.. 7. but with correct timing and fast Battle Realms forum board . When the AI ignores it and attacks another unit. the wolf are easy to deal with. Don't ever make a unit run if he has a battlegear that uses stamina (like Kenji). Remember to use battlegear a lot and learn how to micromanage better. they always on losing side when having close combat with Ronins.. Watch out for towers. 25 Nov 01 "If you float around the main grounds you're going to get reamed no matter what you do. They won't be able to do much if they're engaged in melee. Train Ronin one by one. Send your entire peasant for this." Integnos. Up to you to destroy which base first.. Try and send 1 or 2 units charging at ranged attackers if you can. Though being above the enemies and giving them only one entrance will definitely help you out and make it well worth it. Full strength of Ronin should do. You should notice an improvement in your hold of the land. Live a little safer. You have a great vantage point and room to build a bunch of buildings. Save before a battle. or having enemy units attack another unit can turn the tide of a battle. keep a couple guys on water/rice duty at your initial peasant hut to help build your stock. If you lose.. build a tavern and a peasant hut at lower rice field. dealing with the wolf is easy thing. so you can have bandits. 4. 3 to rice. Send all military units to demolish Dragon's base at lower map. that's the main base. You'd be amazed at how pulling a few injured units back. also you might want to send the few guys your start with down past the mountain to wipe out a lot of the enemy base down there (I'm serpent so those were dragon people I believe." .. use 2 to gather water.. attacking specific enemy units. Try and pull back low life melee units away from battle (i. Build 3 tower to defend from the Dragon only. and then crack out swordsman. Once you have upgrade most of your units and have all Zen master. It lacks any rice or water though. Copyright 2001 by Amrul Isham Ismail .