As you guys read in my previous blog post, yesterday I started the closed beta of Forge of Empires. My first hours in the game were dominated by focusing on building up my city. So house after house and production building after production building was constructed by my people. Very quickly I started collection coins and supplies, filling up my treasure chest. But today the times of peaceful coexistence were over. It was time for war and expanding my territory!
Waking up in the morning, I already heard the drums calling my soldiers to battle. Because no army can fight successfully without some long range experts, my first task was to research a slinger range and train some slingers. With this newly formed army I started marching towards the territories of my enemies. Dunarsund in the north was no match for me and was overrun by my troops easily. Conquering this territory rewarded me with a forest, allowing me to produce the rare resource lumber more efficiently in the future. But my thirst for battle was not satisfied yet.
In the distance I spotted two new provinces. In the west there was a large province called Tyr. It was ruled by Frigga Hengisdottir, an impressive woman – stronger and more courageous than most man. The smaller province in the east was called Fel Dranghyr, ruled by the famous warrior Sweom Hunusson. I decided to first attack and conquer Fel Dranghyr because the reward of an expansion for my city was very tempting. Sweom’s army was more challenging than I thought. Compared to my own army he was more technologically advanced, as warriors and even horseman awaited my troops. But his tactical abilities were only limited. Taking the strength and weaknesses of my troops as well as the advantages of the battlefield into account, I successfully defeated him, loosing no man!
Smelling the scent of victory I marched back towards my own city. But after arriving there Ragu Silvertongue quickly informed me that another player had attacked my city, stealing valuable resources from me. I swore to myself I would never make such a mistake again, leaving my city behind unprotected. Thus I stationed some of my battle hardened warriors back in my city. Those men will now protect my treasures from light-fingered players, trying to steal them.