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The Big One

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Used with: Crusader
The Big One
For those of you who have tried this mission
and failed beyond patience, i am helping you
in completing this mission or you can look at
my saved game and along with the provided
tactic below you can yourself try to replicate
your own similar success. 

My first success in this mission was defeating
Wazir "The Terrible" and i did this firstly by
deploying 15 catapults with 200 stones each,
12 fire ballistas and 20 portable shields to
the right area of my small stone gatehouse
with drawbridge, where there is some iron.

I catapulted the Wazir constantly and
alternated to constantly catapult Wolf´s fire
ballistas and i also provided with more
catapults, fire ballistas and portable shields
as needed. I left the fire ballistas to act
independently. The portable shields were
placed to the south of my catapults.

Once i started to notice that the Wazir was
not rebuilding anything anymore, i then
deployed arabian slaves in front of my
gatehouse to lure southern congregated foes to
move upward so that i could clear them out.

With rather good clear space from massive foes
around Wolf, i timed my departure with about
100 hundred arabian horse archers and gathered
north of Wazir with about 40 horses ( i saved
before deploying and i tried many times to as
to have as many horses alive as possible when
i eventually reached my intended destination
north of the Wazir ).
I managed my remaning horses to defeat
remaining forces around the keep and used my
horses to defeat the Wazir. It took a very long time
to defeat him with just horses and it was not easy
keeping them alive then there were constant threats
from Lionheart´s archers.

I then waited again and at a convenient timing
i deployed 175 horses and ended up with 115
horses north of the former Wazir.

With 115 horses left i wanted to attack Lionheart.
I eventually found out that 115 arabian horses did
not suffice. I instead decided to attack Caliph with
same tactic as against Wazir.

I attacked Caliph with 18 catapults, 25 fire ballistas,
25 portable shields and 50 arabian horse archers. I
placed them to the left and below my gatehouse around
the stones and iron further below. I did this first at
a good timing with not so many foes outside.

And at a proper time with little left of Caliph i sent
50 arabian swordsmen to his keep and defeated him. 

AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
xsfreetime Thanks for the walkthrough. I can use all the help I can get with this one! I'm puzzled though, because to duplicate your setup one would have to come up with about 17,000 gold just to start with. That's 15 catapults with 200 stones each (I assume you meant 200 rocks each- 10 stone for 20 rocks, otherwise you'd need another 10,000 gold), 12 fire ballistae, 20 shields, and engineers for each unit. Each catapult with 2 engineers and 200 rocks costs you about 1,600 gold (150 + 60 + 1,400). The 74 engineers alone cost over 2,100 gold. And these totals don't include stone for your gatehouse, wood for your engineers' guild, gold to replace your catapults, ballistae and shields, or gold for any industry, army, walls and towers that you're maintaining at the same time. Selling off everything from the starting stockpile only produces a little over 5,000 gold. So where does the extra 12,000 to 15,000 gold come from? Extortion? Black market? Sell your peasants into slavery? You're talking about huge numbers and I don't see how it's possible. Please let me know what I'm missing. Thanks-
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It was a while ago that i played the game, but once you are established the money comes from patience from the stones and armored leathers.

You have to start with quick mousemovements and it may take a few times before establishing a defence that won't break anymore. Then money comes from patience, while holding out attacks!

You start with establishing towers, moat, archers, quarry and shields. Sell goods as needed.

[Edited on 10/19/10 @ 05:47 AM]

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