Against a darkening background of famine, disease and war, a new power is rising in the great steppes of the East. With a million horsemen at his back, the ultimate warrior king approaches, and his sights are set on Rome in Total War: ATTILA, which combines turn-based strategy with real-time tactics.
Need to know how you can start your conquest with the Huns to a Legendary Victory, here in this guide we will show you that.
As you take your first step towards the Legendary victory, you first turn is very important.
Have The Tempests SACK Gelonus, take your first turn here. On the same stack build a story tellers yurt for priests and a bartering grounds for spies. This will not help you at the start but in the mid-game when you have 2-4 enemy agents assaulting you on every single turn. Once that is complete keep that stack there for the next turn.
- For your general give him 1 in lightning and 1 in vanguard.
- Raise a new army in his starting position from The Children of Larch.
- Set both that stack and “The Blood Riders” to mass migration and head towards Kariskos.
Note: You can take is slowly by moving 3/4, setting them into camp mode and start the building of your troops and structures. But rushing is lot better as the bonuses you will receive in the end are much better.
Now that is it for your movement and building.
Now go to your faction tab and set both Charaton and Kuridak to Dread Riders this will help as you can now recruit horses for less.
Then have both Oktar and Optar use Seek Wife, this is important as their wives will now give you more family to use Secure Loyalty and save your influence on main characters for more important things.
Researching the first civic tab for +3 bonus is also good. Or you can go for Massing of Power and get a bunch of Bosphoran Warriors.
Also learn the Overlord Skill as soon as possible; you can put 1 and 1 in each talent until you learn it. And then it’s time for the second turn.
For the second turn, set your army to migration and head towards to The Tempests. Now attacks on the Gelonus and scak again. Now set your armies back to regular movement and move towards Kariskos and move only 3/4 so you can camp and build new Artisans Yurt in the blood riders, also recruiting 3 mounted brigands in both stacks.
In you third turn you can build a battering ram or ladders and move your other stack into range, here you can recruit catapult or Karioskos siege. Keep them in camp mode to build more building and recruit another 3 horsemen. Your fourth army should now be within range to reinforce the tempests in their next sacking. So move them and start the building of structures on them. Now sack them again.
With the Karioskos siege sack Gelonus again. Keep your units in camp mode and build new structures. Now go back into faction tab, have both Optar and Oktar Become Retainer to one of your leaders.
Now I am sure you are wondering why we are not razing these barbarians. This is because we are farming these scum for general levels. Every battle gives XP to your general so every turn begin to resiege Karioskos and sack Gelonus. Gelonus will be razed by another faction so bring those two stacks to south of Karioskos and keep them on the other side of the border. So here is the tricky part. Once you are able to attack not just siege Karioskos move your two stacks across the border into reinforcement range and attack.
After the battle move the two stacks that were previously in karioskos territory across the border. Here you will be able to put them into camp mode to continue building and not be totally destroyed by the bogus rivalry mechanic for having too many stacks in one province. Now this is where you can farm commences. Keep attacking and rotating units in and out making sure they all get battle XP and are able to camp. This farming is for Overlord skill as it will give a huge bonus to horde growth.
Note: Once charaton and kuridak reach level 3 put them into the Glorious Subjugator office for growth bonuses. Also replace their offices with the statesmen who are being retained Grand Despoiler is more important than dread rider.
Keep your army to only 4 stacks for most of the game as you will receive serious penalties for having more than 2 in once province which is very hard to accomplish while moving around the map and destroying everything else.
Recruit the max number or spies and priests and start to level them. Never subjugate a faction. They will always backstab you in the end or send agents for you. It is far too much trouble for an extra 200 income a turn to risk leaving them around.
Once you max out Overlord (Do whatever you want) don’t stay in one area for too long, you should be trying your best to raze as many barbarians as you can and get rid them.