Jumping ahead a full two generations you now start at the story of another Black family member, the grandfather of the narrator. Joined with his native friend they roam the wild east of the blossoming American colonies When suddenly, the local aboriginals unexpectedly attack.
In this simple first mission of Act 2 you will be required to defend your colony against the constant onslaught of enemy forces.
The key to this mission will be prioritization.
It is pointless to try and defend colonists who are running away from natives. You will lose 1-2 of them by not defending them and then they will transform into a militia. The alternative is saving them and gaining an extra two militia… while losing position against the main army of the enemy.
No the key to this mission is destroying the enemy’s cannons. The cannons do insanely high damage to your units and if you do not destroy them fast, they can wipe you out.
Your main unit for this will be musketeers followed by anything that you can get overseas.
The musketeer is an all-purpose unit. It does modest DPS and can defend itself against cavalry. On top of that the fact that they have a ranged attack means they can be microed easily to snipe down threats in a single shot.
Note you have two heroes with the same ability. The aboriginal has a very long range however has a longer cooldown on the attack. The British citizen (Black) has a much shorter cooldown, however does less damage. Because of this you want to prioritize Black’s shorter cooldown first and then the aboriginals. This will give you overall more damage and more cooldown usage. This basic tip can be used for every other mission in this Act as you will always have these two heroes.
Early on some colonists will be attacked at the west. This is different from the normal colonist attacks. This attack is against a territory which if you defend, you acquire. This is most definitely worth it as the reward is extra food production, settler production, and extra settlers. After the initial attack the enemy will awkwardly never attack here again, so this first base is definitely worth defending.