Background Spiel which can be ignored.
Having come back from retirement and ended up inadvertently leading a none pre-formed alliance again, I was looking on the Forum for a simple step by step to help some of the new players in my team. Looking at the third account with a 6-cropper spawn with Level 14 fields made me realise just how badly one was needed!
There are a few good start-up guides for raiders, but not a simple simmers guide for those players who want to build a decent account but don’t have a huge amount of time or money to invest.
I was lucky enough this server to coax JPP out of retirement to dual with me. An ardent Gaul player like myself, JPP is also much more efficient and experienced than I am, so it was a pleasure to watch how quickly he had us sorted and settled to our second village.
I’m going to pass on some of those techniques here in a day by day guide as I run through them myself. If anyone has any comments or suggestions to improve then please feel free to add them.