The Horde Strategy Guide
One of the most common mistakes that causes players financial
trouble is NOT selling back items before moving on to the next land.
When you dig up a cow, fence, pit, soldier, or whatever, you get
back money equal to what it costs to place that object down in the
first place. So in the Shimto Plains at the winter of year 3, make
sure you sell all your cows and stuff. The Tree Realms goes to year
4, so sell your stuff in the winter of that year. Each "land" lasts
one year longer than the previous one.
No hidden items. Start off by chopping down trees and planting as
many saplings as you can. Repeat this for a few seasons until you
have enough to buy a cow. Place cows in the south of your town, as
hordlings come mostly from the north. Keep making cows and saplings
so that you have 10 or more cows by the end of year 3. Don't forget
to pick them all back up in the winter before you go to the Tree
Realms of Alburga!
Tree Realms of Alburga:
Plant as many saplings as you possibly can. Keep planting until it
says "at max" in your inventory box. After the hordlings come, plant
more to replace the ones they destroy. After a few rounds of this,
the Dryad will give you the Boots of Boogie.
Fetid Swamps of Buuzal:
Around the third year or so, your map will become large enough to
show two "arrows" made of stones (apparent on the overview map).
Dig at the intersection of these two invisible lines to find the
magic flute. This is probably the most useful (and annoying
sounding) items in the game.
Keep making those waterways! A tree will grow when you get water
to a certain random point. The frog wants the three foods you can
find scattered around the desert--the Blue Fruit, Green Meat, and
Purple Seeds. Just set them down next to the tree and he'll give
you his Trident.
Frozen Wastes of Vesh:
Use bombs to blow away the snow, or summon Roscoe to melt away huge
strips. Be careful with Roscoe, though--he levels houses really
The Hordes to expect each season for the first 10 years
Here are the hordes to expect each season
for the first 10 years...
<------------> <-----------------> <-------------
Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3 Yr 4 Yr 1 Yr 2 Yr 3
#1 5678 6864 7345 666x 7x-8 8--- xx-- 78-5 85-- x---
#2 24 12 4 8 --36 3
#3 12 354 x 335
#4 122 3-1 6 --1- --1-
#5 ---1 --1- -1-- -1--
#6 --23 -368 -577
'x' means 10, so basically the 2nd land, year 2 is a bitch...
#1-6 are the six different hordling types. 1 is the
basic type, 2 is the walking mouth, 3 is the plumber,
4 is the lumbering one, 5 is the wizard one, 6 is the