After impressing Lizzie, Morgan Black has enlisted the aid of local pirates to help in the destruction of the Circle of Ossus. Now as per the deal he is going to capture the entire Spanish fleet.
In this mission you will get two heroes Lizzie the Pirate and Morgan Black. Lizzie will have a ranged shot and Morgan Black will have his standard AoE attack. Get used to using Lizzie’s attack because it is the most common hero ability.
This mission shows unusually high amounts of favor towards activity and less to preparation and macro, so get used to being on the move.
Every Spanish galleon you capture will be worth 100 gold per two minutes meaning that it will be very advantageous to get as many of these as possible as soon as possible. You also get a free small fleet which you can use to give support for the main attack. You will want to use this to move along the northwest passage (of the map), take out ships and position for support attacks. If you get enough ships they can also capture galleons themselves… although not cost effectively.
You will capture a galleon by destroying the tower around it.
There is a secondary objective to destroy a fort. You should not do this mission until you get enough aboriginal mantlets or some artillery. The mantlets have a 40% damage resistance to all damage compared to the normal 10% that most have.
If you move your army to the northeast and capture a native scout caught in a tree he will mark all of the locations of all of the galleons for you.
Winning this mission is a matter of defending your main base against all attacks while taking galleons as fast as possible. Eventually the enemy’s attack path will be in line with your attack path on them, making things easier.
When you hit his base remember you have some sea power to your advantage. Your broadside attack that all of your ships have is an area of effect attack and will deal devastating damage to land units.
Remember you do not need to destroy his town as the objective is to get the galleons. You can bypass his entire town and just all in that final tower for your objective.
As the game ramps up you will have an unusually amount of gold so make sure you have a market available to buy other resources with.