I’ve just dumped 1 hour 49 minutes into it. Holy shit is it like crack!
You can only field 4 commanders at a time. You can only upgrade commanders in the battlefield at the end of an island, so if you don’t rotate your units, they’re not going to get any better.
Had some crazy close calls with units and almost losing my super pimped out Swordsmen and Spearmen. Spears are amazing at holding choke points, but get annihilated if they have to move.
Beserkers are annoying as they fire a volley of axes at your face just before they enter hand-to-hand combat. So, unless your unit has shields (upgraded swordsmen only), then you’re going to lose a couple of soldiers.
Archers get utterly minced in H2H, but they can fire on the move, so they need to constantly retreat if you’re moving away from an enemy.
You can replenish any unit in the houses located on each map, but this takes about 30 seconds to complete, regardless of how many units were lost. If you’re winning against the current wave with ease, send some units to get replenished to full before the next one lands.
You can get items that allow you to replenish your units, sounding a war-horn summons new troops from houses.
I’ve played through 25+ islands so far and have no idea if I am anywhere near the end of the game.
Awesome little game and well worth the €12