The Call to Arms
Mission 2: Heraclea, the Journey South
Objective: acquire 300 bread
Supplies: 108 wood, 15 stone, 80 apples, 1000 gold
Starting troops: 6 archers, 8 spearmen
No trade is available
In this mission you have to build an encampment for the marching Crusaders, who suffer from water shortages and raiding Arabs. Supply them with a healthy bread stock, so they can continue their way on Jerusalem.
There are several apple orchards, wheat farms and woodcutters already placed on the map. Two wheat farms are burning, which you can take down to gain back a little amount of wood. Resite them closer to the manor house and also relocate some woodcutters near forests. From your wood stocks extend the granary and put down a mill, a hovel and bakeries.
You may notice some signposts, which indicate the presence of invasions. To deal with them, quickly start weapons production. Fletcher's may be built, but archers are relatively weak and slow to shoot. Hence, we'll use poleturners. Lay down two or three of them along with the barracks and armoury, close to the stockpile.
Divide your starting troops into three small groups and send them to each signpost. We'll be already waiting the raiders when they arrive. As spears are produced, immediately recruit spearmen and send fresh troops evenly to each signpost. When apples are being piled up, turn off bread consumption to reach your goal faster. Your gold may run out after a while, but it is not necessary to replace fallen spearmen. If so, give extra rations and adjust taxes to -4.
5 horse archers in regular intervals come to have fun with you. Just put your defenders in aggressive stance and watch as your bread amount soon reaches 300.
|The Call to Arms||Saladin's Conquest|
|Nicacea, Arrival in The Holy Land|
Heraclea, The Journey South
Antioch, The Counter-Siege
Krak de Chevaliers, The Siege of Arqah
Jerusalem, The Final Assault
|Damascus, The Balance of Power Shifts|
Kerak - Reynald's Treachery
Aleppo, Consolidation of Power
Horns of Hattin, Battle on the Hill
Jerusalem, Retaking the Holy City
|The Kings Crusade||Crusader States|
|Belvoir Castle, Delaying Tactics|
Tyre, Drawing the Line
Konya, Frederick Barbarossa
Limassol, The Conquest of Cyprus
|Kingdom of Armenia|
County of Edessa
Principality of Antioch
County of Tripoli
Kingdom of Jerusalem