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Scenario 4 - Desperate Expansion

 Desperate's the word! I'm getting Japanese Warships and the Koreans are breaking down the wall!
 OK, I'm holding. What now?
 Should I do anything with that Barracks across the river?

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Scenario 4 - Desperate Expansion

Pull your ships back to protect your Dock (which also reveals your Town and Government Centres). Upgrade to War Galley, then start pumping them out and use them to control the Japanese. Make Villagers, get them on wood and build another Dock by your first one. Make a third Dock in the area just above the Town Centre where the Farms are - this is a common landing spot so it needs defending. You are totally outclassed at sea so you need a huge fleet. Give them all the upgrades.

Use General Zhiao (Hero Alexander) to find the other troops in the forest and bring them back - they can help deal with any landing parties that get through. Research Writing as soon as possible so you can keep an eye on the Koreans but don't worry about them too much yet - it will take them time to break through the wall and you have more immediate problems.

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Scenario 4 - Desperate Expansion

Get to the Iron Age and upgrade the ships again. You really want the Japanese out of your way, so send suicide squads of Warships over and destroy both Docks. The Japanese are then stranded. Make sure you hunt down and destroy any Transports.

While you are sailing around you will probably discover the island with the Hainan Dao. You can take them out with ships easily as they are stranded there, so do it and grab their gold. You will now have enough resources to either finish off the Japanese or take out Korea.

 Which do you suggest first?

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Scenario 4 - Desperate Expansion

Korea. Use the Siege Workshop near your allies to make Catapults and back them up with fully upgraded Horse Archers. The Koreans have more gold in case you need more units to finish off the Japanese.

 The bigger Japanese island is pretty well defended even without the Dock.

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Scenario 4 - Desperate Expansion

Use Warships to take out the Guard Towers on the islands nearby, then drop off some Catapults and let them hit everything they can reach. This should open up the base so that you can drop squads of Heavy Horse Archers.

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Scenario 4 - Desperate Expansion

You can use it to make some soldiers and take Annam but I personally wouldn't waste the time and gold. Leave Annam until you have taken Korea and Japan, by which time you will have better units anyway.

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