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rupert1435: Stronghold has very fast Rock creatures - their building is pretty cheap and this makes them strong in early.

Maybe this tactic will work (i ll try later) - you can also Necromancy skill by defending your town on small impossible map, and gain hundreds of skeletons, so you will have enough army to play with when stronger heroes come later :D
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lanipcga: Rocs are viable...if you can afford them. Without free Gold piles or chests at the beginning, good luck.

Even with Galthran or a Necromancy specialist, I don't think you'd raise enough Skeletons to be a threat to your wealthy AI opponents.

Well guys, I've played 3-4 games so far against 3 allied comps and have failed each time. One of you needs to step up and show me how it's done!
You are right with necromancy, it will be hard to reach enough skeletons :O

Well its a challange to beat 3 allied opponents on random map 200% ! :) I ll try when there will be more time for that and let you know if I can make this :D thx for pushing the line anyway haha
Just for fun, I started a medium-sized random map on 200% with three allied comps. There were some unguarded Gold piles and chests scattered about, although it took more than a few turns to grab them. Unfortunately, both the Sawmill and the Ore Pit were on the opposite side of the mountain range where my starting town was located. Since I was Rampart, that meant I couldn't afford a Homestead until Day 5 or 6. Furthermore, I couldn't build a Citadel until the following week. Seeing both Crag Hack and Clancy in my Tavern was honestly what made me give this map a try.

Due to the aforementioned issues and spending 5000 Gold on hiring heroes, I couldn't afford much of an army. Crag Hack had 14 Grand Elves and roughly 80 Centaurs during the second week, and that was partially due to finding two Centaur Stables in my starting area. Most annoyingly, however, there wasn't much to fight in the immediate vicinity. I fought several groups of Goblins and Hobgoblins, but those battles didn't yield much in the way of Gold or resources. There's a Unicorn Glade and Enchanted Spring nearby, but they're guarded by a horde of Wolf Raiders and lots of Pegasi (respectively). There's a long strip of rough terrain to the south, but most of it is guarded by tough monsters. Crag Hack managed to flag a few mines down there (including a Gold Mine guarded by lots of Wights), and he gained 3000 Gold from an Imp Cache. Beyond that, there wasn't much he could handle. Interestingly, the only way out of my starting "valley" is through a Subterranean Gate blocked by a horde of Medusas. Yeah, I'm not leaving anytime soon.

I'm one turn away from Month 2, and my Rampart town is finally looking more complete. I just built my Capitol, so my daily income is 5000 Gold. All of my base-level generators have been built except for Dragon Cliffs, which I hope to build in another week or two. Unfortunately, building my Capitol meant I couldn't recruit more creatures for Crag Hack. It's alarming how I don't have very many winnable battles to fight right now. And meanwhile, an enemy hero (Gunnar) just revealed himself to me over the mountains with an army of Rocs and Behemoths. I am anticipating an uphill struggle.
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Post edited January 27, 2018 by lanipcga
Why is Clancy particularly good? Who's your original hero?
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ZFR: Why is Clancy particularly good? Who's your original hero?
He had 20 Centaurs. My starting hero was Coronius.
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ZFR: Why is Clancy particularly good? Who's your original hero?
I'm glad I wasn't the only one wondering that. His skills and hero ability didn't look very special.
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Bookwyrm627: I'm glad I wasn't the only one wondering that. His skills and hero ability didn't look very special.
Clancy is far from my first preference, but...you didn't play the Gem campaign, now, did you?
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Bookwyrm627: I'm glad I wasn't the only one wondering that. His skills and hero ability didn't look very special.
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lanipcga: Clancy is far from my first preference, but...you didn't play the Gem campaign, now, did you?
I started it, but never got very far before I lost interest and started something else.
So i finally tried 1 vs 3 random impossible and it was pretty hardcore.I was barbarian/gurnisson(well balista was a bit usefull for the first battles but otherwise I was unlucky with this guy :) ) on island with no resources and world to explore, just wood and ore mine but I was able to grow my city till I had first behemoth ( no cyclops because of crystals ).I had some succesfull battles with weaker heroes and then came strong hero with lot better stats and pretty overpowered army - dragons, devils and so on ... I was doomed.

Playing random maps is really abount accident, so I belive with a nice portion of luck, one can beat 1 v 3 but I wont try that until I ll :D