This guide is now somewhat outdated, as several versions have come and gone. Many of the units (saurians, footpads, dark adepts, others) have had relatively major changes since this guide was written. There is still much value for new players reading this guide, but if something doesn't make sense, or seems "odd", it might mean that it is now outdated. Just FYI!How to play...
This is a series that hopes to teach players how to play with and against every faction. Link to the appropriate "How to play..." thread according to what faction you are playing (or want to study) and you'll find general strategies for that faction as well as specific unit-by-unit strategies on how to play against each of the 6 Default factions (including "mirror" matches).
All strategies are given with the assumption of a 1v1 game on a balanced map, with the settings being 100 gold, 70% xp, 2gpv, and fog on. Another assumption is that the game is being played on the latest version of Wesnoth ( currently 1.2.5 for the stable branch and 1.3.4 for the development branch ). The tactics will be similar under many different settings, but if the your version is different the tactics may be drastically different, so keep that in mind. Individual threads for each faction and factional matchups: How to play Knalgans
- Knalgan guide How to play Northerners How to play Undead How to play Drakes How to play Rebels How to play LoyalistsInvidivual threads for add-on eras: How to play Era of MythsGeneral elements of the game strategy
(not done yet): Economy About luck and risk management Recruitment patterns Unit synergy XP saving and leveling decisions Proper use of abilities and weapon specials Special advices regarding team games MP netiquetteIndividual guides on each of the default MP maps
(not done yet)
This guide is dedicated mostly for beginner to intermediate players.
If you have any comments or suggestions make them in the appropriate faction thread, or put them here. This is currently a work in progress, so some of the pages and matchups aren't written out yet, but will come with time. I appreciate your patience.