Objectives and Basic Strategy

Objectives and Basic Strategy

There are five bases, or nodes, to capture. They're approximately equidistant. They are

The Stables (ST)
The Gold Mine (GM or mine)
The Lumber Mill (LM)
The Blacksmith (BS)
and
The Farm (farm)

To capture a base, the player works at switching the flag located at the node they wish to control. Once a base has been flying the team colours, a side can collect resources from that base. The more bases a faction controls, the quicker the victory. The first team to 2000 resources wins.

The maths of things makes it so that a team controlling 3 bases consistently will win a match. Of course, having 4 or even all 5 bases is a wonderful thing. On the other hand, the opposing side thinks so, too. So I tend to be a hard and fast defend three woman. If your force enjoys prevailing numbers, I encourage harrying a 4th or even 5th base to keep the other team on its toes. However, defence often is best with at least 3 people, so holding against the onslaught gets quite hard to manage with more bases since folks travel on the roads and aren't necessarily where you need them when you need them there.