Age Of Mythology hints for Norse
Welcome to the Age Of Mythology hints and tips for n00bs tutorial, helping teach all those new to the game the basics in winning games through the race of Norse. My overall goal is to get you beginners to intermediate and even pros in NO TIME AT ALL. Please, read on, noting these are NON-WATER MAPS:
Cheap infantry with a powerful attack but low armour stats, the Norse infantry build all buildings besides farms (their gatheres and dwarves do that). Norse are a great race for a quick, powerful rush early in the game. They have their gatherers which gather all resources, but with a specialty unit called the dwarves which gather gold at an increased rate. The god Thor specialises in his dwarves, and starts with 2 of them at the beginning of the game.
Loki (low-key) is a god who specialises in his heroes, the hersirs. A famous battle plan with Loki is his hersir rush, which basically consists of a lot of hersirs (who can summon myth units while battling) attacking early in the game. Hersirs themselves are slow but powerful units, but when given this power to generate myth units in battle, they are literally unstoppable.
When starting your game with Loki, check around your base. What is your food source: chickens (or other hunted animals) or berry bushes? If your answer is berry bushes, instantly send all your given gatherers and ox cart to the bushes without researching anything quite yet. Then train 4 more gatherers to the same berrybushes as the rest. Now explore the CLOSER surrounding area. Try to find more food sources, and cows or sheep, and as your running around drop into your base once in a while when needed to build a house right next to your watch tower. OK, now, after getting those 4 gathers onto food, train an ox cart (Loki gets these at half price) and 2 gatherers and send to the closest trees (a group, not a solitary tree). Once that is done, get 2 more gathers and an ox cart on to a gold mine (preferably the closest). Then train more gatherers and send them the berry bushes, which should be depleted or nearly depleted. If they are depleted, go to your ox cart and upgrade the 'Hunting Dogs' ability. This will help your villagers gather from hunted animals faster etc. Now move all those food gatherers to an animal food source near you (not sheep or cows those, save them for later). Train 2 more gatherers and set them to these sheep or cows. Now get your building ulfsark to build a temple in the middle of you and your enemy (if your enemy is as good in skill or worse than you) or in your base if they are better. Now you should have roughly 11 gathers on food, so train 2 more to be on wood and a few dwarves to be on gold. The Upgrade to the next age. Your aim is to get one hell of an army before the other guy, and hopefully he will resign (if he knows what is good for him).
A dwarve specialist, many a general has fallen victim to his incredible ability to unexpectadely generate a wealthy economy. There are quite a few starting methods for Thor, one of them i will share which is my favourite. When you start the game, you have 2 dwarves and an ox cart. You also have the dwarven mine power. I like to use this power straight up, so use it first thing and put ONE dwarf on it (make sure its as close to your town centre as possible) and the other dwarf on the closest tree. Send you ox cart to the nearest food supply, and go exploring with your ulfsark. Train 5 gatherers to the food supply, and like above, if the food supply is meat, research the 'Hunting Dogs'. Once you have trained these gatherers, get 2 more dwarves onto the gold mine. train an ox cart and put it on a fresh gold mine, so when you powered mine collapses move thoses dwarves to the new mine. train 2 more gathers with an ox cart to wood, and then get your ulfsark (hopefully he had been building a few houses) to build a temple. Train 4 more gatherers to the food supply and 2 dwarves to the mine. get all your cows/sheep into a pack near your town centre and get 2 more dwarves to get their food. Then upgrade to the next age.
Odin is the other Norse God, and to use him just use Loki's techniques, disregarding the Hersirs, and build a good amount of throwing axemen and raiders (they generate health after a random period of time).
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