→Construction Phase: Corrected percentage in wilderness bonus example.
You should consider starting a [[Second City]] as soon as you can. Each city has a separate building queue and research queue, as well as a full set of city and field spaces to support those efforts. You will need to start a minimal army to conquer a [[Wilderness|Plain]] for your second. You can win a level 1 plain with 100 Militiamen, and then you need an additional 250 Supply Troops to carry the resources needed to start the city.
You should also conquer [[Wilderness]] areas on the map to get an additional bonus to your resource production. The Wilderness bonus is cumulative: 2x level 2 Woods = 1x level 4 Woods =
10% bonus to production of wood. You can conquer one wilderness for each level of your [[Castle]], so plan to add another wilderness to your collection with each castle upgrade. As your army gets stronger, you can abandon low level wildernesses so that you can conquer higher-level replacements.
Do not build any more [[Troops]] than you need, they will just eat your food. Be sure to hide your troops in [[Sanctuary]] so they will not be lost if you get attacked. Finally, watch your [[Food]] production when you build these troops, and increase/upgrade your [[Farm]]s if you need more food for them.