Man, this conversation got me playing the game again.
And it’s hard not to feel the designers are trolling you sometimes.
I started and lost about 3 games.
In the first, I was ferrying cargo around, enjoying the occasional fight, doing well, then I got a 1 star contract that paid 230 crowns. That means super easy right?
3 Unholds. Bye bye company.
2nd game was my stupidity with a Lone Wolf start. My character got eaten by…Webknechts…after missing 3 90% chance to hit!
The final game just ended with me quitting, but this was really my fault.
I was doing fairly well, had 12 brothers and 1 in reserve, had a greatsword and the other 2 handed swords, and about 2500 crowns in teh bank, and had a contract to clear the roads, 70 crowns per head.
It would have been easy money had I stuck to harvesting Brigands and the occasional Orc, but along the way I got bumped by Necro Savants.
I’d never fought them before.
7 dead brothers later, including all my veterans, I left that fight limping, and completed the contract, and hired some new people.
8 brothers strong, all of them level 3 or below, day 70, minding my own business when I get attacked by Goblin Riders.
And I forgot that after you kill the rider, the wolf stays on and fights, and given the low level of my guys, they kept missing every single hit.
Honestly it feels like there are several gotcha! or aha! moments in this game, always there just as you get comfortable.
it’s a special kind of pain.
That last game was the best yet, I had some 8000 crowns and 12 brothers at one point, enough to actually buy a greatsword, and if it hadn’t been for the Necro Savants I would eventually have started hiring in Hedge Knights and Nobles.