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This is the guide for tips and strategies for playing Campaign and Multiplayer of Warcraft I: Orcs and Humans.
- Train a lot of archers/spearmen, since they are ranged and can take out close combat units (especially with fully upgraded arrows).
- Good formation of troops are important. Some good formations can be seen in the sidebar to the right.
- Use Catapults only when using ranged. Have some guards to protect the catapults if enemies come too close.
- Build in a position where gold and lumber can come quickly and effectively.
- To get gold and lumber effectively:
- Train 7 Peasants: 4 to mine gold, and 2 to mine lumber. Leave the last one for building. If all buildings are done, then make the last Peasant harvest lumber.
- Use a formation to draw out the opponent's defenders. When all are drawn out, attack the base with your remaining units.
- When attacking an outpost, take out the most important buildings (Important->Least Important) Barracks, Town Hall, Church/Temple, Tower, Blacksmith, Stable/Kennel, and Farm.
- Usually (and you should too), the players send a Peasant/Peon to scout ahead into enemy territory to see where the opponent is.
- Send it off angle, so the opponent does not know where you came from.
- Example: Player 1, Orc has his outpost at the South, while Player 2, Human has his outpost Northwest. Player 1 will want to send his Peon up North, then head West, so that way he can fool Player 2 into thinking his Outpost is West of his. Player 2 should send a Peasant South, then East to fool Player 1 to think that Jeff's outpost is West of Ethan's. However, doing this requires previous knowledge of where the possible starting locations are.
- It is not advised to use ranged units on catapults. Use close combat units, like Footmen/Grunts or Knights/Raiders.