Submitted by: RM
Once you start the game, do not buy any units for two or three battles.
After that, buy a better light infantry or a poor heavy infantry. This
will allow you to progress further and get more money. As you get further,
buy three heavy infantry if you did not buy any before. Make sure that one
is Praetorian (or the troops that do not wear armor). Also buy another
light cavalry, two light infantry if you did not buy one before (one should
be auxiliary), three heavy cavalry, five archers, one skirmisher unit, and
an elephant unit. This should take up all twenty of your units.
Note: You may not be able to buy a certain unit due to restrictions. For
example, if you are the Romans you cannot purchase any Gaelic units and
vice versa. Use your cavalry against your enemies cavalry along with your
skirmishers to ensure an easy victory on one flank. Once your units on
that flank are done, you can roll up your opponents like a carpet. Another
version of this is to have your cavalry run up the side of the map then
circle up around the back and attack the opponent's skirmishers and lighter
units. keep a few units (such as one heavy, one light, and one skirmish unit)
in reserve. Once the opponents units are fully occupied with your main force,
use the "Signal" command and your reserves should wrap around and attack the
opponent from the back.
Hacking - Cheap units:
Submitted by: Isaac
* Use a text editor to edit the "Squads" file in the game directory.
* Search the file for the unit to edit (for example, Praetorians) to find
lines similar to the following:
// *********** SQUAD ************* Praetorian
// Build Requirements Gld Fd Wd BM Cop Tin Hrs Gem Inc
Cost 0 1200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Maintenance 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
You find the amount it is worth: eg 1200
change that to 1 and every preatorian units now costs $1