Single Player Hints

Cockleshell Heroes

By OldGrex

 I took my War Galley exploring and it got zapped. What hit me?
 I made a Transport and I can't get it out of the base.
 I get asked for tribute and have no gold - should I start again and get some to tribute them with?
 Who can I trade with in relative safety?
 What the hell am I supposed to attack with?
 I destroyed all the ships but didn't win.

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Cockleshell Heroes

A Mirror Tower, probably. Don't go too near the coast.

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Cockleshell Heroes

That would be far too easy. Same with War Galleys. Only Rafts, Fishing Boats and Merchant Ships can get through the cliffs - it's supposed to simulate a commando mission. It seems tedious moving stuff around like that but keep going and you'll get into it.

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Cockleshell Heroes

Don't bother. It's unlikely you will have the gold by then and they are easy to take out.

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Cockleshell Heroes

The Iberians. Yes, that's right, the ones who ask you for tribute. Take out any Bowmen around the Dock and trade with them - their Dock is in the top left corner of the map. One red Sentry Tower shoots at your Merchant Ships as you pass, so you might want to land Hero Mark Antony on that island to take it out, with Amon Ra in a second raft ready to heal him.

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Cockleshell Heroes

Start by using your War Galley to take out the yellow Towers and the two Ballistae that are in the yellow camp. When attacking the Ballistae either dance your ship or back off and get repaired after every couple of shots - have one Villie on a nearby island for this. Then drop a few fully upgraded Phalanxes by the yellow Dock and mop up. There is some help here and the Artifact you need.

After taking out the yellows save and start exploring - you want to head generally downwards towards the flag where the enemy Docks are - find a way in.

 I found a way in but get attacked by troops from the surrounding areas.

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Cockleshell Heroes

Use a Villie to wall off parts of the forest as you advance. Search down the side to find an Impie and a Priest. Use the Helepolis to destroy the Towers in the enemy base and Phalanxes to mop up, with Amon Ra and the Priest as backup.

 The boats move away and I can't get them.

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Cockleshell Heroes

Try to use your boats to block, at least for as long as you can, while you take out the Towers. Destroy the Docks last, so that the Merchant Ships come back. Convert a War Galley and use it to hunt down the Transports if they get away. Do not convert the Merchant Ships or Transports - they must be destroyed, not captured.

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Cockleshell Heroes

Do not convert the ships except for the War Galleys. Transports and Merchant Ships must be destroyed.

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