Age of Wonders 4: Tips and Tricks Age of Wonders 4 guide, tips
Before starting the game, it's a good idea to learn some tips for beginners. On this page of the guide we describe mists, scouts, new heroes, terrain use.
Last update: Monday, May 22, 2023
On this page of the guide, we will present you some valuable tips for players who are just starting their adventure in the game. Whether it's campaign or battle, these starting tips will help you succeed . Get ready for an exciting journey full of adventure and learning that will help you master the game from the very beginning.
Tips for starting the campaign
These tips cover many important aspects of the game, including effective exploration of the world, developing your crown city (or capital), and other cities. Thanks to our tips, it will be easier for you to find yourself in the campaign world, and Age of Wonders 4 will become easier and more enjoyable for you.
Build your facilities
At the beginning of the campaign, focus on the development of your first city, take care of the population growth, the key will be to build farms and mines that will increase productivity and the amount of food. Resources will allow you to recruit more troops, because gold is crucial for maintaining and training new units for your army.
Take care of stability in the cities
Remember to take care of the level of stability in your cities. Its decline may gradually lead to a loss of income and a reduction in production. Buildings such as taverns and bathhouses can help your empire spread stability.
Produce reconnaissance units
Explore the map with cheap reconnaissance units. Avoid fights with them, they are used to explore the area, it's not worth losing them in fights with bandits or plagues. Effective map recognition will allow you to plan your next steps in advance, open up diplomatic opportunities, find new resources. Effective reconnaissance will allow you to decide whether you want to engage in a fight or avoid it. A reckless fight will result in the loss of a hero or leader (for several turns) and, most importantly, the entire army.
Recruit new heroes
The thing you have to think about from the beginning of the game is recruiting additional heroes . They develop quite slowly, and their skills and experience are needed to be used effectively in combat. Unfortunately, you must remember to control the costs that they generate, because above a certain limit, maintaining heroes will become expensive for your empire.
Tips for starting the battle
Below you will find tips on how to effectively fight your battles in Age of Wonders 4 . You will learn the basic rules of tactics and a handful of helpful tips that will allow you to avoid rookie mistakes and reduce unit losses.
To go into battle, you must move your army towards your opponent. Remember that both the enemy and you can receive reinforcements if they are within 3 squares of the battle site.
Take care of morale
One of the most important things on the battlefield is the morale of your units. Low morale during battle causes units to fight less effectively and suffer more losses. Depending on the culture you're using, you can overcome morale drops in a number of ways, including grouping units near each other, commander, or banner.
Remember about the magic
You can use magic in battle starting from the second turn of the battle. Spells have their specific costs, you will learn more about them in the Book of Magic. Using spells correctly can change the outcome of a battle. Remember that spells are also used to support the efforts of your own units, use them wisely.
Use the terrain to your advantage
The terrain on the battlefield is diverse, from green meadows to misty forests, lava fields, mountains, encampments and much more. After the fight starts, familiarize yourself with the area where the fight is taking place, you can channel the enemy's attacks by positioning yourself between obstacles. Provoke the enemy to attack your position by crossing other terrain obstacles that will allow you to fire at enemy units for longer.