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Queue up Villagers
Queue up as many Villagers as you can in your Town Center
Two Villagers build one, one Villager builds the other
When finished, send them to Sheep
6 on Sheep
Gather Food from Sheep under your TC with your first 6 Villagers.
Send your new Villager to build a Lumber Camp
When finished, send them to Wood
4 on Wood
Your next three Villagers will got to Wood for 4 total lumberjacks.
Once you have located all your starting resources,
Lure 2-3 Deer!
Use your Eagle Scout to push up to three Deer under your TC and harvest their food with 3-4 vils. The timing of this is flexible; you can do this anytime during Dark Age.
Send your new Villager to lure the nearest Boar
Send your new Villager to build a house
When finished, send them to Berries
Send your new Villager to build a Mill next to your Berries
When finished, send them to Berries
3 on Berries
Send your next Vil to Berries for a total of 3 Foragers.
Lure 2nd Boar
Your 15th Villager should lure your second Boar.
Build another house with your 16th (or 17th) Villager.
+1 to Berries
Send your new Villagers to Berries
+1 to Sheep/Boar/Deer
Send your new Villagers to Sheep; Deer or Boar under TC.
Send your next two Villagers to build Farms next to your Town Center or Mill.
+2 on Wood
Send your next two Villagers to collect Wood at your Lumber Camp.
(Gold) Mining Camp
Send your new Villager to build a Mining Camp next to your Gold
When finished, send them to Gold
2 on Gold
Your last two Dark Age Villagers will go to Gold.
Research Loom in your Town Center
Queue Feudal Age
Ideal Feudal Age uptime is 10:55.
After clicking up, as Deer/Boar run out:
Send your new Villagers to build Farms next to your Town Center or Mills
Pull two Villagers off Hunt:
+2 to Wood
Take Wood: Stragglers or Lumber Camp
At 80% to Feudal, build another
Pull a Vil of Wood and add another House.
Queue up 2 Villagers
Queue up two Vils in your Town Center
2 Villagers -> Market
Build a Market with TWO Vils.
Build a Blacksmith. You should be able to use your house builder for this.
+2 to Gold
Send your two Feudal Villagers to mine Gold. (4 total miners)
If you're not at 200 Gold yet:
Sell your Stone!
Sell 200 Stone at the Market for Gold to be able to advance to the next Age.
Queue Castle Age
Ideal Castle Age uptime will be: 12:25.
Build two Barracks!
Build two Barracks on the front of your base and start producing Eagles.
If you're short on Gold, research Squires!
Research your Eco upgrades:
Research Axe ASAP as we will need a lot of wood in early Castle.
Not 100% necessary, but helps if you go for >2 Monasteries.
Horse Collar is not necessary for now, as we will stay on ~10 Farms for a while.
Keep adding Houses as needed.
Research Infantry Armor
at the Blacksmith to make your Eagles more resilient.
Move out with your Eagles: scout the map for Relics and potential forward buildings. Locating the relics is key for this build.
If you intend to build a forward Siege Workshop:
Send 1-2 Vils forward!
Pick one or two full HP Vils and start walking to your opponent's location to be able to pressure with forward production.
You can escort them with Eagles if you suspect Wolves or opposing army.
every new VIllager can be initally sent to Gold.
Build a Monastery and queue a few Monks.
Immediately start collecting the Relics! Get as many as you can! It's worth fighting over them.
Build a Siege Workshop. If forward, place it on a hill.
Start producing Mangonels (e.g. if vs Archers) or Rams (e.g. vs Walls).
Guard them with your Eagles and pressure your opponent.
As wood becomes availble,
Monks produce slowly; so if you want to start massing them, you should add another Monastery.
Once you run out of Sheep and Berries,
+ 5 Farms.
10 farms is enough to keep Villager and Eagle production up.
Don't be afraid to
Balance your Economy with the Market.
If you're some resources short for a building or an upgrade, simply sell and buy according to your needs.
From here, you need to adapt and
Pile on the pressure!
Pressure your opponent's buildings with Siege, raid his economy with Eagles, convert units and Villagers with Monks. There is many possible lines from now:
Research Eagle Warrior and 2nd Infantry Armor and flood your opponent's eco with Eagles.
Research Fervor and Sanctitiy to counter opposing Knights, Siege, etc.
Buy a Castle and place it on your opponent's resources.
Add 2nd and 3rd TC to follow up with a boom.