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Reign and Conquer 1.3.3, by SirGelatina

Here’s my new guide, as promised by Briguy.

 

I.                    Basics

II.                 Building Up

III.               Offense

IV.              Defense

V.                 Misc.

VI.              Ending

 

I.                    Basics

I know some of you have probably been waiting for a guide on this place.  I’ve wanted to write one for some time now, and here it is.  This game is pretty complex, it’s got tons of scripting in it.  The controls can take a while to figure out if you don’t know them.  You can use the Kingdom tool to do most of the stuff in the game.  Use Q and E to cycle through buildings that you’d like to build, and then click to build it.  To use the command tool, click on a caravan or unit of soldiers and drag them to the spot you’d like them to go.  If you’d like to send a large amount of troops, use this command:  move/Player name/Number of troops or just the word “all.”

 

II.                 Building Up

At the beginning of the game, you receive beginner protection to keep you from getting overrun by other players right after you join the game.  You need to take advantage of this.  Some people like to turn it off while they still have it by pushing “k” when the Kingdom Tool is selected.  This is not a good idea.  When you start, you need to place your castle somewhere.  Choose wisely.  Don’t place it right next to the strongest player in the game, and don’t place it out where there are no resources.  You’ll want to choose a spot that has some gold and some trees near it, maybe one or two of each.  I, myself, like to pick a spot that borders the edge of the map.  A corner with resources is even better.  You have two sides that don’t need to be defended.  Once your castle is placed, you have the money left over for one lumber mill and one gold mine, exactly.  There are some other buildings you could buy, but those two are probably the best choices.  Wait a bit, and you’ll have a bit more cash.  Keep building gold mines and lumber mills, leaning a bit toward the mines.  You’ll need the extra gold later.  After you’ve got a nice amount of buildings, build a complete wall around your kingdom.  No gates (I usually don’t make alliances unless it’s somebody that I know).  Now, build guard towers on all the wall segments, except for two squares right next to one another.  You’ll get rid of those later, but it’s good to have a bit of protection in case somebody attacks from there.  These towers are absolutely necessary, or enemies will stomp all over you.  After you’ve build all your guard towers, save up money again for a fortress.  Build this fortress right next to the edge of your castle, and get rid of the wall parts without towers that are touching the edge of the fortress’s building boundaries.  Then, build another wall with guard towers around the fortress.  This is where that gold you saved up at the beginning comes in.  Start building temples inside your fortress boundaries.  Just build them until you don’t have room for any more.  Once those temples have raked in enough cash for you, get rid of all the lumber mills and gold mines inside your main castle complex.  Replace them all with towns.  Not villages, towns.  Villages are cheaper, but they’re of lower quality.  These towns will provide the population needed for warfare.

 

III.               Offense

When fighting a war, you can’t just sit back and watch your enemy pound away at your walls.  Show them that you’re not to be messed with.  While they’re busy working down your guard towers, build a second fortress near their base.  Around it, build a ton of workshops.  If your enemy is near the coast, get some attack ships as well.  This will work great, because you have the money from the temples and the population from the towns you built earlier.  Use the command tool to move your ships, and rally points for your catapults.  Select the command tool, and then click on a workshop.  The square it’s on should become shiny.  Move your mouse until you find the square that is below part of the wall you are attacking.  Click on it, and repeat this with your other workshops and with a few other wall segments.  Don’t use the mass troop movement order mentioned earlier, that’ll give your attack away.  The enemy won’t know what hit them.  Make sure you check back with your base so you can rebuild any walls or buildings that have been knocked down.  Then, go back to your assault.  If this works successfully, your foe will still be struggling to compete with the repairs that you’re completing on your walls, while they have absolutely no idea about your attack on theirs.  Get through a chunk of their wall, and then send your catapults at the castle.  Forget about attacking other buildings, the castle is the only thing that will make them fall.  Once you’ve damaged their castle, check back on yours less frequently, you need to attend to your attack.  Keep pounding at the castle until it falls.  You know about offense, now let’s get into defense.

 

IV.              Defense

I went into defense a bit, but that’s when you’re attacking at the same time.  Defense has the same concept as offense.  If you have an enemy battering away at your walls, and you don’t want to just sit there until they fall down, do something about it.  Build a fortress behind your enemy’s attack fortress (or castle, but then, look at IV again), and then put some workshops on it.  This time around, you don’t care about the main building so much as the smaller ones.  A fortress can’t do much on its own.  Take out the military buildings.  If they have nothing with which to recruit troops, they’re going to run out.  Initially, they’ll try to rebuild the stuff you destroy.  Money doesn’t last forever.  Plus, the more you attack, the more they’ll divert they’re attack to your defense fortress.  Isn’t that what you were trying for the whole time, for them to lay off your castle?  Well, after that, you won’t be able to destroy so much so easily.  However, stick to your guns, and this time hit the fortress.  If your troops are busy fighting enemy troops, destroying buildings won’t do much, because you may destroy a few, but then your troops will be tangled up with the enemy, giving them time to rebuild.  Have your catapults work over their fortress.

 

V.                 Misc.

This is just a few tips and tricks you can use.  To start with, use something as simple.  Deception.  It isn’t nice, but since when is war nice?  You don’t need to tell the enemy how much beginner protection you have left.  It’ll keep the enemy off while you’re still building.  Also, don’t ever tell people what you’re planning.  Kind of obvious…  Secondly, some people don’t know how to build guard towers.  All you have to do is click near the edge of the square, or on the side of it.  Next (this one’s obvious), wear a god t-shirt.  They don’t cost that much, but they really do make a difference.  Fourth, most alliances aren’t that great.  I only ally with people if they’re friends of mine.  You shouldn’t ally with people you don’t know.  As soon as they build up, they can attack and kill you.  If you both become successful, you end up having to share power.  Not a good thing.  And if you do make an alliance, don’t betray your ally.  People won’t trust you, which doesn’t help with the whole deception thing.  However, after you are about to conquer someone, give him/her the option of surrender.  This will make you seem…  nicer.  They will become, essentially, a slave to you.  Don’t betray these guys either; just keep them in the palm of your hand.  They can come in handy when fighting other people.

 

VI.              Ending

Well, there you have it.  My first guide since…  I don’t know, a very long time ago.  It’s the first in 2009.  Hope it’s useful to you.  (note: this guide is subject to change along with the game)

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5 Responses

  1. Hello there! Good to see that someone that’s not me writing a guide/review for Reign and Conquer. Now i know more or less what people think about my game and what strategies they use. With that i can remove the possibilities of using strategies that overuses the weak points of the game. This guide will have to change a lot in next version =]

  2. Looking forward to it.

  3. I’ve never played that game.. maybe I should.

  4. When fighting a war, you can’t just sit back and watch your enemy pound away at your walls. Show them that you’re not to be messed with. While they’re busy working down your guard towers, build a second fortress near their base. Around it, build a ton of workshops. If your enemy is near the coast, get some attack ships as well. This will work great, because you have the money from the temples and the population from the towns you built earlier. Use the command tool to move your ships, and rally points for your catapults. Select the command tool, and then click on a workshop. The square it’s on should become shiny. Move your mouse until you find the square that is below part of the wall you are attacking. Click on it, and repeat this with your other workshops and with a few other wall segments. Don’t use the mass troop movement order mentioned earlier, that’ll give your attack away. The enemy won’t know what hit them. Make sure you check back with your base so you can rebuild any walls or buildings that have been knocked down. Then, go back to your assault. If this works successfully, your foe will still be struggling to compete with the repairs that you’re completing on your walls, while they have absolutely no idea about your attack on theirs. Get through a chunk of their wall, and then send your catapults at the castle. Forget about attacking other buildings, the castle is the only thing that will make them fall. Once you’ve damaged their castle, check back on yours less frequently, you need to attend to your attack. Keep pounding at the castle until it falls. You know about offense, now let’s get into defense.

  5. lol you cant just stand there, your kingdom with be all destroyed.

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