A Skirmish. Only thing worth noting is that it's divided by gaps that can only be crossed by air units.
Cities of Kanam
Another defensive mission, and a really difficult one too. For me it was the most difficult in the entire game. You have 5 cities that will be attacked soon by a large Cuotl army. Spend all your Research Points. You can't hope to build defenses that will keep the enemies from taking the central city. You'll need to think of something more tricky than that. Train additional miners and spend everything on new units, and an additional (at least one) hero of choice.
When the timer reaches its end, you'll be attacked by three separate Cuotl armies, consisting mostly of heavy machinery. Randomly, two of them attack you from the North and one from the South - or the other way round. They will start taking over your cities and you can't really do anything about this. When they're done (and you're left with 2 cities), gather all your forces and use them to defeat the unit that is single. The other two will now merge and attack the central city. Defeat the single unit and reclaim the city that they took. Now, the trick is to divide the enemy forces that are left into two groups. You don't stand a chance fighting the double legion that is now storming your capital. Use quick units to lure some of the enemy troops out and eliminate them one by one.
If you're lucky, you'll be able to divide enemy forces in a way that will let you defeat them. It doesn't mean it'll be easy, though. Your heroes are priceless here. Always keep a Holy Ark nearby as well.
Here are some additional hints:
- Build military districts in the cities you defend; they are cheaper than ordinary turrets and work just as good;
- Use EVERYTHING you've got, even abilities and perks you haven't looked at ever before;
- Spend all your Research Points;
- When fighting an enemy legion, take out their Holy Ark first;
- Use the Pause (defalt: 'p') to give multiple commands at once.