Hav,nt played this game for a couple of years and forgot how bloody brilliant it is!anyway I have a few questions on my latest game. The story so far..playing as Charadon with an awfull start,only 1 city site enclosed by mountains and the Guardian of the pristine pass,riverside plain,tundra deer and furs in my BFC.Luckily I had a very close neighbour-Beeri Bawl which I defeated with beastmen and the world spell taking two good citys. The Elohim were next to Beeri and with my pack of Promoted beastmen and Lucien decided to chance my arm at taking Cadir Abbey.I was,nt too confident at the chance of success as I was facing axemen,but the RNG was with me and I Took the city but with huge losses and with no hope of holding on to it. The elohim refused to talk peace,luckily I had the Seven Pines in Berri,s old capitol so I forced a peace-very jammy. The elohim have two citys left,one is next to Archeron so will probably get cultured to death,but the new capitol I want to take. So questions...I guess I,l research Bronze working for axemen vs axemen,but to improve my chances should I go down the magic route for adepts or the construction route for catapults or just build multiple training yards for mass axemen? Ive no idea if I have horses as there has,nt been a need to tech animal husbandry. The other question is about the seven pines-can I use it multiple times? With the guardians of the pristine pass,because Charadon starts at peace with the Barbs their not a problem at the moment,but if I remember right there comes a time when they declare war on you,when is that? Ive enclosed a save,its the "O" patch I believe with no other mods.The level is emporer/normal speed on Erubus. View attachment 375356 Would appreciate any input as Im a little rusty on my tech path for example. Flyingswan.