Age of Wonders PLANETFALL ~ Tutorial for Beginners ~ 01 Starting Moves

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Watch at: 00:00 / 00:00:20[Music]welcome to this primer for new playersplaying aged runners planetfall I'mgoing to be treating this a little bitdifferently I'm gonna sort of rushthrough the first part of everythingthat I do for each actual episode andthen I'm going to reload it and then gothrough in detail why we're doing it butwhy for me is much much more importantWatch at: 00:20 / 00:40than the what so that what will be donequickly the actual why and the how willsort of be then done with it much muchmore in-depth there will be anotherseries following this this primer serieswhich will be a much much more in-depthtutorial as well so I'm going to begoing through all the finer points thisis really just designed for players whoaren't familiar with with age of WondersWatch at: 00:40 / 01:00or who haven't really played panelplanetfallget a feel for the game and actuallyjust think about how to actuallyapproach it so let's just get startedwhat we're gonna be doing is going to begoing to new scenario so then I'm gonnarush through this bit of it and then I'mgonna go through in detail and replay itin the same episode just to go throughwhy we're doing different things so toget started as a new player I wouldWatch at: 01:00 / 01:20suggest going a new scenario keeping iton Imperial World low-normal I'm gonnakeep it there I'm going to change thelandmass two continents I'm gonna selectthe commander I'm gonna filter byVanguard I'm gonna be picking Jack GildaI'm gonna go and click on stars we'veWatch at: 01:20 / 01:40been just gonna click on start gamewait for it to load ineventually there it is we've been justgonna have a quick scan around theactual map itself looking for thisWatch at: 01:40 / 02:00location with this little symbol this isa landmark location and we're going tosend off one of our scouts immediatelyto go and grab that just go and talk tothe toward the group that's actually inthere disappears we're then going to weseek to join you in a symbioticrelationship what can we do for you andWatch at: 02:00 / 02:20we're then just going to get the firstquest to do which is just over backthrough here and we're going to acceptthat quest and from there we have beengonna get our army we're gonna sort ofput these two get these together we'regoing to march off and then do the questso that will be the very very firstthing that we do and move that oneacross was then ready to go and the nextWatch at: 02:20 / 02:40thing we're gonna do is we're still gota couple of Units left back through herejust to finish this thing off and thenjust gonna race across grab whateverloot I can find it's not protected we'regoing to keep this oneokay so Wow okay there's a receive thisWatch at: 02:40 / 03:00is a tiara this is a vehicle in thiscase so it's going to grab that one wecan't use it yet but we'll keep it forlater on and we just start to scout offand look for other things otheropportunities back with that particulargroup this one can scout off if I needit to there's not really a hell of a lotthat you can actually do at this pointWatch at: 03:00 / 03:20in time so I'll probably just leave itshe might just race down this side withthis unit and just have to see what wecan find and that is all gonna becovering for the rest of this episodethat's itthis isn't even turn one we're not evenfinished with turn one just yet so Ithought I'd actually just do it bit bybit by bit that's the first that's theWatch at: 03:20 / 03:40first steps now I'm gonna go backthrough and restart and explain what I'mactually doing so so if that's all youwanted to see just what's what to do toget started then congratulations youhave through the first part I'll catchyou at the start of the next episodeby the way please subscribe to theseries if you were sort of wanting towanted to make sure that you do don'tWatch at: 03:40 / 04:00miss out on any of these differentthingsthe approach that I take right so forthose of you that have left I'll seelove want to leave I'll see you in thenext episode but for those who want tostay or then I'll go through in detailwhy we are doing what we're doing allright so here we go new scenario yetWatch at: 04:00 / 04:20again the reason we're choosing imperialworld default is because it's just thedefault world so you might as well justget used to that as your starting worldso not a problem we keep this one onhere if you do want to change youropponent level by all means change it tovery easy or easy if you're in sort ofan at all unsure normal will give you abit of a run for your money it'sactually you know it's a bit moreWatch at: 04:20 / 04:40difficult than just a sort of standardlife it's probably a bit too hard forsomebody who hasn't really played thegame before so by all means change thedifficulty level if you want it to beI'm changing the landmass for the simplereason that I find continents probably alittle bit easier to understand from thelook of things with having the waterthere but that's the only reason itreally doesn't matter what you playedthrough here either so we'll just goWatch at: 04:40 / 05:00with continents in through this sidewith selecting the commander we've got afair few different factions with sixfactions to choose from the cocoa TheSyndicate the Amazons the d'Ivoire theAssembly in the vanguard now thevanguard is the only group when wefilter by this is the only group that'sreally human and so the others are all alittle bit different and so they're notWatch at: 05:00 / 05:20intuitive so as a as a first time playerit can be confusing to play any of theothers because you then have to getaround who the faction is before you canactually really start to make use of itI actually probably Vanguard is my leastfavorite to play I think because it isjust so you know standard it's the mostvanilla of all of different factions soWatch at: 05:20 / 05:40I'm choosing Jack Golda for the simplereason that we've got when you actuallydo choose a to run with a particularcommand or if a particular group you'vegot the actual Fant faction or the raceitself but then you've also got like asecret technology and there's a group ofthem as well so with Jack he's actuallygot their Promethean secret technologyWatch at: 05:40 / 06:00so so Jack gilda Vanguard with thesecret tech of Promethean and so theseuse Pyrex fires and the important thinghere is that they employ powerfulincendiary weapons and they use thethermal and kinetic damagechannel so they sort of have arrivedonce again an intuitive secrettechnology so are the other ones just alittle bit of hard to sort ofWatch at: 06:00 / 06:20intuitively understand so I think for afirst time or new player this works outquite nicely I also like him because hehas a largest starting armies from thatright from the very very start so youdon't have to really sort of put muchtime into developing an army just forthe first you know ten turns or so soyou can actually make use of that ofWatch at: 06:20 / 06:40that bigger army right from the veryvery start and it also has just aPromethean assault equipment as well sohe ends up with sort of like having apurifier gun and thermal grenade so hedoes a fair bit of damage right from thevery very start so he's a good choice Ithink as a first time for a first timeplayer so when we just click on start wethen go into the Start screen though soWatch at: 06:40 / 07:00when we're at this screen I would alwayssuggest that your eyes just glanceacross here and just see the ratiobetween water and land that way you knowwhat you're expecting when you actuallyget onto the planet itself if you'regetting a sixty sixty but water fortyforty land or there abouts then you'llbe playing a continents match if you'replaying sort of almost like fifty fiftyWatch at: 07:00 / 07:20or forty sixty you can be playing on aPangea world and if you're getting sortof close to 90 95 percent land thenyou're playing it'll land well so therethe three different types of ofenvironments or not environments but theactual layout of the actual land massitself so just be aware that you cansort of get a lot of clues just byWatch at: 07:20 / 07:40looking at this we're just gonna startthe game and we're coming in of courseinto into a different sort of world hereI will actually just see if I once theyplay this world or the previous worldbased on what we actually have a look atin through here up but I'll probably endup going and just reloading the up theprevious world in fact there's the thegrowth faction there someone that weWatch at: 07:40 / 08:00were looking at there before but let meload in the previous world just so we'vegot like a Constance of a starting pointalright so here we are with the previousprevious did a quick safe before we sortof before I started doing anything soyou can see back in through here withwhat he's got two armies in through thisside he's got an army in through herewhere he's got himself so got JackieWatch at: 08:00 / 08:20elder we've got an assault bike we'vegot a pug and then we've got threetroopers in this grouping we have onemore trooper plus we have two hourswhich are scout vehicles and so we'regoing to hover over this you're sort ofseen in the little little bullet pointlist on the left hand side it ends offwith mechanical light unit scout soWatch at: 08:20 / 08:40these are scout units and they havetheir I've got their a flying unit okayand then these these are all sorts ofdifferent sorts of things across herethis will be a mechanical heavy unitwhich has got like a focus laser arraywe'll have a look at this when we whenwe do the battle scenario in the nextepisode but for now what we need to dois we need to grab our scouts and prettyWatch at: 08:40 / 09:00much if you're playing on the defaultworld they'll always be one of theselandmark locations neighbouring whereyou are and so there's always thisopportunity to start the process bygoing in and actually getting a questfrom the group who looks after thisparticular area so when I click on thiswill sort of see an NPC army of growthfaction so this is what we want to beWatch at: 09:00 / 09:20doing we want to be actually makingfriends with this particular faction theworld is made up of of different sortsof different types of enemy or not evenenemy just different types of entitieson the actual world itself you've gotthe factions which are their mainfactions are the AIS that are againstyou as well as yourself there's six ofWatch at: 09:20 / 09:40those on the world because we set it upat the start then there's the NPCfactions which are these one throughhere where you can either go to war withthem or you can become friendly withthem and so we're gonna be aiming to gofriendly with this particular unit sothat's going to be important for usso that will be our first objective infact I'll talk a little bit about thatin just a minuteWatch at: 09:40 / 10:00from there we also then have Maraudersnow we've got Marauders that are eitherstationary like where they're guardinglike these guys are gonna be an NPC armyof Marauder guards and we're at war withthem you can sort of see that we're atwar with them over through here thoughwe're actually just got an unknown ornull we don't actually have we haven'tmade any contact with them but they'realways going to be neutral and we're notWatch at: 10:00 / 10:20even going to appear at this point intime in the diplomacy we don't see themjust yet so we'll come back to that in aminute when we make contact so when wehave a look we've got MaraudersMarauders when we see a red coloredMarauder it means it's a spawner and soany units that sort of a spawned from ared Marauder will also be colored redWatch at: 10:20 / 10:40and they'll wander the map looking foropportunities to attack so just be awareof that as well so it's a it can be adifficult world to actually sort ofsurviving so the first thing we want todo is we want to be getting friendlywith this particular faction now if wehave a look across at our objectives wecan answer to see that there's a fewdifferent things that we can to justWatch at: 10:40 / 11:00turn on to have a bit of a look at let'sjust go and click on this one to startwith the emissary and if we disclosethat one it's then going to appear onthe left hand side so we keep tabs ofwhere we are and so this is this onewants us to do two quests for an NPCfaction and achieve peace with an NPCfaction so we need to make contact wedon't even need to make contacteventually they'll just give us quest toWatch at: 11:00 / 11:20do but if we wait for them to do thatwe're never going to be the first one todo it but if we go and ask them forsomething to do right from the very verystart we're gonna get the jump on theother guys and there's a good chancewe're gonna actually end up being thefirst faction to actually do thesethings and so whenever you do an actualquest or finish off one of these one ofthese objectives if you're the firstWatch at: 11:20 / 11:40when you get this pioneer reward so forthe foot the first command are cleaningthe taskin this case is gonna get 25 influencewhich isn't great but we might as welltake it when we can because theinfluence is very very important I'll betalking a little bit aboutabout the different sorts of resourcesprobably in the in the third episode I'mWatch at: 11:40 / 12:00thinking I'm just trying to think in myhead how I'm going to split this up sothat it actually makes sense as we gothrough so so we'll be talking a littlebit about that fairly soon the clothesthat went off but that's just going tosit there in the middle there so what wewant to do is we want to make contactnow it's easiest to use our scoutsrather than to use our actual armies soI'm just gonna go and grab one of theWatch at: 12:00 / 12:20scouts by clicking up through here inage of Wonders you click on the actualyou can sort of add things to the actuallist just by clicking on them doingwhatever you want if you want to sort ofget the opposite list you just rightclick and it will just do the oppositeselection so it's always done that withage of Wonders it becomes a secondnature over time and we can we canactually then just move one of thesethings across just to make contact withWatch at: 12:20 / 12:40this particular group now it may beslightly different with what it presentsto us um I don't know if it'll beexactly what we saw there before but wewant is we want to see so they then talkto us this is the growth faction I'lltalk a little bit about what the thesefactions are as well with just afterwe've made contact now if I close achannel I've now made contact with themone thing we can see from here is thatWatch at: 12:40 / 13:00we have a diplomatic state of neutralwith them we've got zero favour withthem and the required favor for the nextstate is 20 so that's important to sortof know what our objectives are so to goto the next state is then going to be toget to peace and that's what we need totry to achieve so we need to get 20diplomatic favor with this faction toWatch at: 13:00 / 13:20then go to the next stage so we're goingto ask them to do their what can we dofor you actually there it is there sowe've got this I don't know if it's inthe same same position it may beslightly off I think of it might be alittle bit further away than what we hadoriginally so we've got four amazonunits need to be slain and so we justwill accept this one thing we'll seewith this is we're gonna get ten growthWatch at: 13:20 / 13:40faction favor so we're gonna get halfway to where we need to be by just doingthis quest so every quest that we dogives us ten favor so it's quite like sowe need to do two quests then we alsoget ten influence as well and we alsoget like a special mod that we can thenput onto a different hero so there's atactical aide rig which will they helpus to to heal up certain units so we'reWatch at: 13:40 / 14:00gonna accept thislike no I think that's still maybe thatis where we are can we reach the nice wecan reach that okay so this is prettymuch exactly what we saw there before soI'm going to move my army up ready toattack because I need to attack them I'mgoing to be attacking them still in thisturn even though I've run out ofWatch at: 14:00 / 14:20movement I actually still have one moreunit that had more movement than theothers that if I click on that unit Ican then go in and attack it so I'll bedoing that but I won't be doing that inthis particular episode we're gonna talka little bit still about the of thegrowth faction and what these NPCfactions are and actually how theyimpact you so let's talk a little bitabout that now if we go across into hereWatch at: 14:20 / 14:40will now see that the NPC factions willthen list up as we come across with themand interact with others they'll comethrough now be if we just press f1 itshould then bring up no I didn't thatbring up the help file I'll just closethat and just bring up f1 here okay soif we go to the the game concepts we canWatch at: 14:40 / 15:00then scroll down and find NPC factionsso NPC factions back through here itthen gives us the list of the differentfactions now the way it works is thethey they sort of specialize indifferent areas so the auto norms ofsort of robotic the growth factiongrowth and nature the Paragon are sortWatch at: 15:00 / 15:20of like Undead almost in one sort ofsense they're sort of like the oldempire that they remain remnants of theold Empire size fish floating psioniccreatures and the spaces are sort oflike Mad Max in it like you know on theactual planets themselves like a Mad Maxstyle group now I find these to beprobably the worst of all the group so IWatch at: 15:20 / 15:40usually don't like having them decidingright next to you all the others can bequite useful depending on what Jack'syou want to go with so anyway we've gotthe growth faction that's come upthrough here now these five differentNPC factions there might be two or threeon the actual planet itself they alldon't like each other so they'll be sortof randomly sort of spread across theactual planet and if we start to lookWatch at: 15:40 / 16:00after one of these it will be at thedetriment of our relationship with anyof the others that we have arelationship with so as we do quests forthe growth and if let's just say that weknew the growth and the Paragonif we like if we do a quest for thegrowth and we we know the Paragon willend up with +10 relationship with theWatch at: 16:00 / 16:19growth when we complete the quest butminus five for the Paragon so it's alittle bit of weakness of agive-and-take so if you're trying todevelop two of them together that's okaytrying to develop three of them it'svery very hard to get ahead because forevery one that you like if we went anddid a quest for the auto norms we getminus five minus five we do a quest forWatch at: 16:19 / 16:40the growth we end up with a minus fiveminus five ministry here so alreadyminus ten before before you do the nextquest for the Paragon so it's better totry to develop one of them up at a timeand then do the next one along sometimesthe the game won't let you do thatbut if you can do it one at a timethat's the absolute best because you'renot going to be wasting any sort of yourWatch at: 16:40 / 17:00of your relationship with theseparticular groups so we need to gothrough the steps if we just click backinto here and have a look at the actualfaction itselfwell then sort of see that we want to gofrom from neutral to peace with twentywith twenty diplomatic favor then wewant to go from peace to friendship andthen from friendship to integration oncewe get to integration we can then affordWatch at: 17:00 / 17:20to really then go off and try to findanother faction to try to be friendlywith that one as wellso as we get to integration we can thensort of manage it that way which iswhich is quite nice if we have a look atthe trade we can see here that if we doget to peace we can then start to buyworker bees and soldier bees and we canalso get poison plants as well which isa mod that we can input on to some ofWatch at: 17:20 / 17:40our units and so there's different sortsof things so at peace we get these unitsand then it just goes bigger and being asort of friendship we end up gettingthings like euphoric spores regenerationspores vine bards flowering nodes theseare different sorts of units they allcost influence which I'll talk a littlebit about as I say probably in Episodethree I think the spreading infestationWatch at: 17:40 / 18:00is once after integration we get muchmuch more powerful groups like the seedcluster is a Tier four elite unit forexample which has got like a seed bomband a seed barrage etc so these arethese all IND ups that are becoming muchmore expensive to buy but we get muchmuch stronger equipment and things fromthem by fostering these relationships soWatch at: 18:00 / 18:20that our first objective is to findthese and make use of them so this isif she went in through there just sortof showing us with what's actually goingon with their actual dwelling itselfwhich doesn't really make any we don'tneed to worry about that one so much soanyway this is what this is what ourobjective actually is so the first thingwe want to do is to make contact withthe group and and then establishWatch at: 18:20 / 18:40diplomatic relationships with them so wecan then actually start to foster thisand end up achieving this emissary so dotwo quests for an NPC faction andachieve peace with an NPC faction so ifwe're just dealing with one faction thetwo quests will give us the 20 pointsthat we need to then fulfill thisparticular emissary objective so we wantWatch at: 18:40 / 19:00to get through these objectives as fastas possibleso we end up with getting the bonusinfluence backed up through here I hopethat all makes sense anyway that's sortof where that's the objective of whatwe're trying to do in this particularinstance now as far as the leftovers ifI could have gotten another unit back upinto here which I possibly could haveWatch at: 19:00 / 19:20done with the Scout I could thenactually have even more than just thesix going in against this particularattack but I won't do that but I'm justgoing to do is I'm now going to go offand try to explore the world and justlook for opportunities there should beother things around us and so I'll showyou these as we sort of come across forexample there should be another factionnearby so we'll be wanting to go off andWatch at: 19:20 / 19:40just scout ahead and see what we canactually spot and so I'm just gonna sendI'm gonna send this one just sort ofstraight to the south I think I've seenodd because it amended I've moved it noI moved that one there that's right movethat one across to there and figure outwhat I did and we will now take theImperial bear myth so this is a vehiclethat can be then applied to a to a heroWatch at: 19:40 / 20:00so hero can end up using this but it'sgonna take them a long time before theycan actually do itI can sell up for a small amount ofenergy I think I prefer to have the abhiachill I'll just keep it there so it'snot really worth that much even thoughit sounds pretty impressive and then Ithink I just moved across to herefound another another thing back overhere which will be the next thing thatwe picked up so we've got a crash surveyWatch at: 20:00 / 20:20drone we're just looking foropportunities we're also looking to justscout ahead and discover things so Ithink I may have just one down to hereif I can remember rightly which willthen sort of show other collectives ofthings all I've got to be careful of isthat is that there won't be anythingspawn for there about the first fiveturns and then after that they'll beWatch at: 20:20 / 20:40starting to be some dangerous things inthe world so I can scout ahead a littlebit at the moment one thing I didn't doit but at the start I should then movethis one off I'm gonna move it off inthis direction just so that I canactually sort of circle around and justtry to sort of see exactly whatopportunities we do actually have on theactual world map itself okay I hopethat's sort of understandable if we justgo through these things we've discoveredWatch at: 20:40 / 21:00the growth dwelling and we also have thethe objective report which sort ofbrings this thing up so just close thatone off alright that's pretty much it soI'm going to leave it there in the nextepisode we're going to be doing thebattle and then the following episodewe're then gonna finish off theproduction for our city and then we'llgo to the next so I'm just going to beWatch at: 21:00 / 21:20focusing on cities in episode 3 whichwas when with women with England I'd betalking a lot about the different sortsof resources thanks for watching I'llcatch you then[Music]Watch at: 21:20 / 21:40[Music]

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  1. Hey Das, great video series. I'm kinda confused as to the victory conditions in the game though. Namely what are they and how do i complete them. I know I'm missing something obvious so thanks and sorry in advance.

  2. Hey awesome guide! I am playing AoW 3, and I am not sure if I should buy this game yet. I want to know people's opinions. I feel somehow that the combat in AoW 3 is more exciting and tactical. I feel this game lacks mechanics such as "retaliation" and "engaged" that make the AoW 3 combat much more strategic. What do you think?

  3. Im brand new to the game and was completely lost on on what to do, even at the main menus.
    Well not anymore.
    So thank you man. Your presentation of the info was precise, and timely grounded with showing it as u say it.

    & Props for how u set up your breakdown with the quick but informative then the rest is everything relevant down to the nitty gritty little last scrap of detail goodness.
    We need more content like this please.

    And if maybe i could be so bold as to possibly make a request?
    Ive always been needing help with metal gear solid 5 the phantom pain. I have no clue whats going on in this series

  4. Did I miss something ? I thought a tutorial should atleast explain the UI etc first this dude jumped straight in. Found clearer tutorials elsewhere

  5. Prepare your armies. Equip Mods and recruit some Heroes.

    Make sure you have enough armies and passive healing.

    Use Flyer units and the Deploy Monitor Covert Operation for reconnaissance.

    Find the enemy's Capital Colony.

    Use the Steal Maps Covert Operation against your enemy.

    Build Forward Bases in direction to your enemy's Capital.

    Get your armies as close to the enemy's Capital as possible, but don't cross the borders unless you want your population to be unsupportive and fight with low Morale units.

    Declare war and go straight to your enemy's Capital.

  6. 7:26 minutes into the video and 8 minutes of commercials already. Makes it hard to not hit the skip ad button, but I’m not gonna to skip so as to support one of the best strategy YouTube & twitch expert tactics.

  7. Played on easy mode, got my A$$ kicked in three matches in a row. Just cant wrap my head around this game. I used to beat the crap out of the AI in Age of Wonders 3, but this game is…confusing like alot. No placing cities at will, cant figure out the sector thingy. Mods seem more confusing with units, overall my mind goes error 404 all the way when playing this game. o_0

  8. Ive been feeling a little overwhelmed by the number of mods Ive been getting in the game, and finding it hard to keep them organized. Mkaes me kind of wish they had more straight unit buffing techs instead of so many mods.

  9. I asked through steam if someone could help me understand this game, and they suggested this.

    This is really good, you explain what, how and why.
    That's the problem I had, for example I knew how to build something, but I didn't know what and why.

    Subscribed in a blink of an eye. Great job!

  10. I just bought this game. Played a ton of age of wonders three but ive got almost no idea what im doing in this game due to lots of information on things that just arent there, even in the tutorial. Am glad they have a practice map now, but i still don't understand a whole lot. Glad i stumbled uppon your videos. Learned a lot. Look forward to watching the rest 😀


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