Slaying Your Enemies
In order to slay your enemies and claim a hard earned victory, more often than not you need to engage your recruits in battles with other lords an characters. The outcome of those battles depends on a variety of factors such as:
- Number and composition of armies on each side
- Characteristics of Lords leading each army
- Location of battleground
Some important rules you need to remember are the following:
- Riders generally inflict more damage than warriors. Cavalry supremacy over infantry is removed in strongholds and mountains, and severely reduced in ruins and forests and on downs
- Dragons, Werewolves, and (in a lesser degree) Wise can inflict a lot of damage to each opponent lord in a battle
- Giants and Dwarves are better fighters than warriors of other races (except Wise, Werewolves and Dragons).
- Defending armies receive a bonus when fighting in a citadel (and a smaller bonus when fighting in a keep).
- When in a battle, you can't use the seek button, you can't garrison a keep, you can’t disband your army, but you can eat stores if they are available on the same location (ie caravan or garrison).
- When you enter a battle, if the next day you don't move away, you still remain in battle mode.
- Kings get a small bonus when in battle.
- Lords of same race as their king get additional bonus in battle
- Heroes get king bonuses and have advantage in duels
- When entering a battle you immediately get Night (i.e. can't do anything else that day)
- Battles on plains will cause slightly more casualties and those in mountains and forests will cause slightly less
- Wise are tougher at towers, Skulkrin at henges
- Dragons have less effect in strongholds and hesitate to slay kings
- Skulkrin use poisoned weapons
- Garrisons get first strike in battles