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PlayStation 2 PlanetPlayStation 2 PlanetXbox PlanetPC PlanetNintendo DS PlanetPlayStation Portable PlanetGameboy Advance PlanetGamecube PlanetPlaystation PlanetNintendo 64 PlanetDreamcast Planet Begin Document---------------------------------------------------- Archive-name: games/warcraft/warcraft2-faq Posting-Frequency: weekly (Mondays) Last-modified: September 10, 1997 URL: http://seclab.cs.ucdavis.edu/~zerkle/w2faq.html alt.games.warcraft Warcraft 2 Unofficial FAQ List by Dan Zerkle (a.k.a. ``Trouble'') email@example.com September 10, 1997 1. About this document This section discusses this document. 1.1 Introduction Warcraft 2 is a real-time strategy game from Blizzard. This document lists frequently asked questions and answers appearing on the newsgroup alt.games.warcraft. Please read this document carefully before asking any questions on alt.games.warcraft. Most likely, your question is answered here. This document does not address the original game of Warcraft. There is a Warcraft FAQ list at http://www.wu-wien.ac.at/usr/h88/h8825403/spiele/warcraft.zip . This FAQ list was originally written before the Macintosh version of the game was released. As such, the questions and answers in this document are slanted towards the IBM-PC version. If you have a copy of the Macintosh version of Warcraft 2, please make appropriate suggestions, corrections, and additions, and they will be added to the FAQ with your name attached. Please save a copy of this document. If you see someone ask a question that is answered in this document, please mail the FAQ list to that person instead of answering the question. Each time a new version of this document is released, the date at the top is updated. Check the date to see if you have the latest version. Please send suggestions and corrections for this to the author at firstname.lastname@example.org. Good ones will be used and acknowledged. 1.2 Table of contents. Sections marked with an asterisk are new or changed in this version. 1. About this document 1.1 Introduction 1.2 Table of contents 1.3 Authors of this document 1.4 Where to get this document 1.5 What does Blizzard think about this? 2. General Questions 2.1 What is Warcraft 2? 2.2 How can I contact Blizzard? 2.3 What are the different versions of Warcraft 2? 2.4 What third-party products are available for Warcraft 2? 2.5 What are some good Web pages for Warcraft 2? 2.6 Can I download Warcraft 2? 2.7 Which is better, Warcraft 2 or Command & Conquer? 2.8 Which are better, orcs or humans? 2.9 What's a PUD? 2.10 How do I use a PUD? 2.11 Can PUD's have a goal other than destroying? 2.12 How do I use the features of the expansion set in my own maps? 2.13 How can I make computer-controlled units attack each other? 2.14 How do I capture the graphics on the screen? 2.15 Can I make a PUD without some units? 3. Game play and operation 3.1 I'm having trouble running the program. Help! 3.2 What bugs are in Warcraft 2? 3.3 My save files don't work with 1.3! Help! 3.4 What are the shortcut keys? 3.5 What are the cheat codes? 3.6 Why can't I build more units? 3.7 What do portals, rune stones, and circles do? 3.8 Why don't I see cut scenes in the expansion set? 3.9 Can death knights see invisible units? 3.10 What does this spell do? 3.11 Does haste increase attack speed? 3.12 How do I build walls? 3.13 What Easter eggs are in Warcraft 2? 3.14 What do critters do? 3.15 How do I do a screen capture? 3.16 How do I repair platforms, catapults, and ships? 3.17 What is a razing? 3.18 How do I make a daemon? 3.19 How is the score calculated? 3.20 What does regeneration do? 3.21 How is damage calculated? 4. Single-player campaign levels 4.1 How do I beat the computer? 4.2 I killed all the computer units. Why don't I win? 4.3 Does the computer cheat? 4.4 How do I beat level Human 7? 4.5 How do I beat level Human 9? 4.6 How do I beat level Human 14? 4.7 How do I beat expansion level Human 2? 4.8 How do I beat expansion level Human 4? 4.9 How do I beat expansion level Human 7? 4.10 How do I beat expansion level Human 9? 4.11 How do I beat expansion level Human 12? 4.12 How do I beat expansion level Orc 4? 4.13 How do I beat expansion level Orc 12? *4.14 How do I beat the Heroes custom levels? 5. Multi-player games 5.1 What is ``spawning''? 5.2 The start button is greyed out. Why? 5.3 I keep getting beaten on multiplayer. What to do? 5.4 Are other people cheating in multi-player? 5.5 How can I cheat on multi-player? 5.6 What is a grunt rush? 5.7 What is the seven-man grunt rush? 5.8 What is a mage bomb? 5.9 What is barracks first? 5.10 How do I change the color of my name? 5.11 Can I play Warcraft 2 over the Internet? 6. Kali, Kahn, and Internet play 6.1 What are Kali and Kahn? 6.2 What do I need to play on the Internet? 6.3 Where do I get Kali? 6.4 How do I install Kali? 6.5 Really, how do I install Kali? 6.6 Which are good Kali servers to play Warcraft 2? 6.7 What is THF? 6.8 What are ogre rules? 6.9 What is TVB? 6.10 What is a FFA? 6.11 What leagues can I join? 6.12 What is the lumber bug? 6.13 How do I stop my units from mining? 6.14 What's the best speed on Kali? 6.15 Is there a Kali newsgroup? 6.16 What are GOW and POS? 6.17 What about Kahn? 7. Tricks and tactics 7.1 What strategy guides are available? 7.2 How do I stop bloodlusted ogres? 7.3 How do I stop sappers/dwarves? 7.4 How do I stop death knights? 7.5 How do I stop a mage bomb? 7.6 How do I stop submarines and turtles? 7.7 How do I stop barracks first? 7.8 How do I stop early grunt attacks? 7.9 What tricks can I use? 8. Macintosh Warcraft 2 8.1 How can I find TCP/IP games on the Internet? 8.2 Can I play against IBM-PC players? 8.3 Can I use IBM-PC PUD's? 1.3 Authors of this document The primary author is Dan Zerkle, email@example.com. If you would like to suggest an addition or revision, please mail it to him. Suggestions and additions from Richard Wan (firstname.lastname@example.org) are marked ``RW''. Other contributions are marked as they appear. 1.4 Where to get this document The document is posted Mondays to alt.games.warcraft, alt.games.kali, and comp.sys.ibm.pc.games.strategic. It is available on the Web from http://seclab.cs.ucdavis.edu/~zerkle/w2faq.html . It is mirrored at http://home.earthlink.net/~eek/war2/w2faq.html and http://www.ogr.com/faqs/warcraft2faq.html . 1.5 What does Blizzard think about this? This FAQ list is unofficial and the authors have no association with Blizzard except as customers. However, an employee of Blizzard made the following commendation: I want to commend you on the War2 FAQ. Very thorough, and very accurate. Mike Morhaime Vice President Blizzard 2. General Questions This section contains general questions about Warcraft 2. 2.1 What is Warcraft 2? Warcraft 2 is a real-time action and strategy computer game written by Blizzard for the IBM PC and compatibles. It runs under MS-DOS, Windows 95, or MacOS. You may control armies of noble humans (and allies) or loathsome orcs (and allies). You may play against the computer or up to seven other players. To defeat the enemy requires clever strategy, tactics, and resource management. You must produce buildings and harvest resources to train troops and fight the enemy. It has the unique fog of war feature. You can not see the actions of the enemy unless you actually have a unit in visual range. 2.2 How can I contact Blizzard? Their Web page is http://www.blizzard.com . E-mail is email@example.com. Sales are at 800-953-SNOW. Paper mail is P.O. Box 18979, Irvine, CA 92713. The manual lists contacts for customer support. 2.3 What are the different versions of Warcraft 2? Version 1.0 is the original version (Tides of Darkness) that comes in the box on the CD. It comes with 28 campaign levels, a couple dozen built-in custom levels, and a map editor so you can make your own levels. Version 1.2 is a free (RW) patch available from Blizzard's Web site. It fixes a bug with the exorcism spell, includes support for Kali, and allows players to start in random map positions in multi-player. Version 1.3 is the Beyond the Dark Portal expansion set, available as a separate CD. It has all the features of 1.2. Also, it includes 24 difficult campaign levels, two new cut scenes, many maps for use in custom or multiplayer levels, a new tile set, special ``hero'' characters, better PUD selection software, and a disco music track. Version 1.5 is a free patch available from Blizzard's Web site for the MS-DOS version of the game. It contains a program to fix old save files to work with newer versions of the program. A new map editor allows the use of the Draenor tile set and the new heroes. It also prevents certain types of cheating in multi-player. 2.4 What third-party products are available for Warcraft 2? W!ZONE is a collection of 65 scenario maps and a Tips & Tactics guide. W!ZONE 2: Retribution includes 64 such maps plus the guide. They are available from Wizard Works Inc., 2300 Berkshire Lane, Plymouth, MN 55441. They have a Web site at http://www.wizworks.com . (firstname.lastname@example.org and Franz62421@aol.com). Total War is 1093 single and multi-player PUD files. It's registered to Micro Star, 2245 Camino Vida Roble, Carlsbad, CA 92009 ("Willy" email@example.com). More War is a collection of scenario maps. Anyone with further information (price, company, address, other) please supply it for this FAQ list. War2xed is a scenario map editor with a wide variety of additional features. It is free and is available from http://members.home.com/lemberg/ . CraftGen is a scenario map editor that can randomly generate maps. It is shareware ($15) and is available from http://www.concentric.net/~jimware . PUD Browser allows the quick review of PUD's at full screen size, plus printing in monocrome and color. It is free and available from http://w3.one.net/~billw/PudBrowser/ . A utility called ``WarDraft'' for Windows systems is available from http://stud1.tuwien.ac.at/~e8900070/ . It allows the modification of graphics, sounds, built-in levels, and the like. PUD Master is a Macintosh level editor with a wide variety of extra features. It's available from http://www.students.uiuc.edu/~bwood/PUDMaster.html . See also the questions about Kali and Kahn. There are other third-party products available. If you have any further information, please submit it to the FAQ list author. 2.5 What are some good Web pages for Warcraft 2? There are far too many to list them all. Use a Web search, watch the newsgroup, or follow links to find them. Here are three good ones. Blizzard's Web site is at http://www.blizzard.com . It has all sorts of useful information. Check it out if you have purchased or are considering purchase of any Blizzard product. Shlonglor's War 2 page is generally considered the best, with lots of strategies and overviews. It's at http://games.nextlevel.net/~fraizer/WAR2/war2.html . Methos' Warcraft II Strategy Page contains lots of hints for better game play. It also contains links to other pages. It's at http://www.netleague.com/wc2/ . In addition, GameWeb lists Web pages for dozens of games, including Warcraft 2. It is at http://thegw.com/ . 2.6 Where can I download Warcraft II? It's available for both IBM-PC and Macintosh from http://www.blizzard.com/library/demos.htm . 2.7 Which is better, Warcraft 2 or Command & Conquer? They are both good. If you like one, you'll probably like the other. You should probably buy both. Generally, Warcraft 2 is considered better for multi-player, while Command & Conquer is considered superior for single-player play. Warcraft 2 has a medieval setting with monsters and magic. It runs in SVGA mode for nice graphics. The units for the two races are very similar, all having close or exact matches to the other side. You must harvest and manage three kinds of resources. Up to eight players are permitted in a single game (effectively six on Kali). Each package purchase allows up to three players per game (two of every three players don't need CD's). The cut-scenes between levels are sparse and not very pretty, but occasionally clever. It has the unique fog of war, which adds a new dimension to the game by allowing sneak attacks and surprise tactics. Command & Conquer has a modern setting with soldiers and vehicles. It runs in VGA mode for mediocre graphics. The two opposing sides have widely varying unit types. You must harvest and manage only one resource. Up to four players are permitted in a single game (effectively two on Kali). Each package purchase allows up to two players per game (the game comes with two CD's). The cut scenes between levels are magnificent, detailed, frequent, and add to the plot of the game. It has no fog of war, so different players in multiplayer games can see everything that the other players do (after initial scouting). 2.8 Which are better, orcs or humans? The skills of the commander are much more important. Both races are nearly identical until the castle/fortress stage, when the spells arrive. Until that stage, the orcs have slightly easier weapon upgrades at the blacksmith. After the castle stage, the races are somewhat different. Orcs are easier to play effectively, but humans are more subtle and dangerous. A perfectly good orc strategy is to make a whole mess of ogre-mages, run them to edge of the enemy town, cast runes between the enemy hall and mine, bloodlust all the ogres, then run them into town to wreak havok. This, in fact, is one of the best strategies, and commonly used. It's easy and effective. Humans, on the other hand, can do more things in the control of an intelligent commander. They have a wider variety of useful spells. Holy vision helps a lot with fast reconnaissance, allowing intelligent actions. Invisibility allows units to sneak into vulnerable spots and cause damage before they are stopped (invisible mages and transports are particularly dangerous). Slow is an absolutely devastating spell if used correctly and liberally. In multi-player games with fast game speed and slow network response, orcs are much easier to play, simply because they don't have to cast as many spells. Humans have to spend more time doing that. 2.9 What's a PUD? A PUD is a file containing a level map. Many come with 1.3. You may also create your own with the level editor or download them from various sources. 2.10 How do I use a PUD? Just put the file in your Warcraft 2 directory (or a subdirectory if you are using 1.3 or 1.5). To use it, select a custom scenario or multi-player scenario, then pick the PUD from the "select scenario" list. 2.11 Can PUD's have a goal other than destroying? No. All custom games or multi-player games have only the goal of destroying all the enemies. You can't change this with the map editor or any other way. 2.12 How do I use the features of the expansion set in my own maps? The map editor in 1.3 is the same as the one in 1.0. It doesn't allow you to use the new tile set or the heroes. The version 1.5 patch contains an editor that allows the use of these features. Also, Daniel Lemberg has written an unofficial editor that will let you do so called war2xed. See the section above about third-party products for more about war2xed. 2.13 How can I make computer-controlled units attack each other? Using the map editor, set the controller of multiple clans or nations to rescue (active). When the map is played, such units will attack each other. You may use the ``on screen'' cheat to watch them. (Noel Herradura firstname.lastname@example.org) 2.14 How do I capture the graphics on the screen? Consult the README file that game came with the game for directions on how to do this. 2.15 Can I make a PUD without some units? Yes. Use war2xed to set the decay time of the unit to 1 and the cost to 0. Any such disallowed units created will instantly die. See the section above about third-party products for more about war2xed. 3. Game play and operation This section addresses general questions about game play and program operation but not strategy (there is a separate section for that). 3.1 I'm having trouble running the program. Help! Blizzard has extremely good technical support at its Web page. If something is going wrong, please check out that page first. An answer to your problem is almost certainly there. Modem difficulties seem especially common. Blizzard has a list of modem configuration strings at http://www.blizzard.com/support/init.htm . If you're still having trouble, contact Blizzard at one of the support contacts mentioned on page six of the manual. This will work better and faster than posting to the newsgroup. Do not post a technical question without trying these two things first. If you really must post, please mention that you already tried the above avenues. Messages posted to newsgroups are distributed to tens of thousands of servers worldwide, and it isn't really appropriate to waste these sorts of resources when you've already paid Blizzard to answer your questions for you. 3.2 What bugs are in Warcraft 2? Version 1.0 may crash when the exorcism spell is used in certain places. The multi-player chat room does not always show correct versions of other people's software. If you start a peon or peasant chopping wood, then order him to build a hall or lumber yard, you'll get one free load of wood without taking the time to chop it. It appears when the building finishes. Save files from 1.0 or 1.2 will cause a crash after installing 1.3. The 1.5 patch contains a fix for this. Also, you may use the tigerlily cheat to continue your game at the appropriate level. Walls, trees, and rocks are considered terrain, so you can see them being built or destroyed by opponents even if they are in the fog of war. Rarely, when a building is destroyed (especially mines), you can still see it (although game play is not affected). Sometimes, when you expect to get an ogre-mage, an ogre gets built instead. Likewise, knights can appear when paladins are expected. Very rarely, in a laggy network game when the game is delayed but the user is issuing many commands, units will get built in the wrong building. For instance, sappers or peons may be trained in the barracks. Knights rescued from other nations do not get church upgrades if the upgrades are taken before the rescue. They stay knights and only get the blacksmith upgrades (Derek Angell ChezLad@aol.com). Sometimes, after restoring a saved game, one or more computer-controlled clan or nation will stop producing any troops, thus making the game too easy. If the host of a multi-player game tries to start a a custom PUD that one player does not have, fails (because one user doesn't have it), switches PUD's, then tries to start again, the players that do have the original PUD will start on that original PUD (Ken Cantrell email@example.com). Sometimes, some of the PUD's that should be available in multi-player games do not appear. The game may report to the hosting player that another player does not have the PUD when he in fact, does. Skeletons raised from the dead will die on their own after about 10 minutes. If a skeleton is on a transport when it dies, its icon on the transport will change to the next thing created, whether a building or unit and whether friendly or enemy. The actual building or unit will behave normally until the transport is unloaded, at which time it will move to the site where the transport is unloaded. 3.3 My save files don't work with 1.3! Help! See the section above about the bugs in Warcraft 2. 3.4 What are the shortcut keys? Put your mouse pointer over an icon for any command. Text describing that command will show up on the bottom of the screen. One of the letters of the description is a different color. That is the shortcut key for that command. You may press it instead of clicking on the icon. 3.5 What are the cheat codes? To use a cheat code, hit enter, type the cheat code, then hit enter again. To disable a cheat, just type it again. In multi-player, any cheat you use will help all the players. These are the more useful codes: ``Tigerlily'' enables level jumping. After this, use codes like ``human 7'' to skip to human level seven, ``orc 12'' to do a similar thing for orcs, and ``human 17'' to skip to level three of the expansion set. ``On screen'' shows the whole map and turns off the fog of war. ``Make it so'' speeds up building, upgrades, and unit production. ``It is a good day to die'' spectacularly boosts your units' strength (does not affect computer players). ``Unite the clans'' wins immediately. ``You pitiful worm'' loses immediately. ``Glittering prizes'' increases your gold, wood, and oil. ``Valdez'' increases your oil. ``Hatchet'' speeds up wood chopping. ``Deck me out'' gives you armor and weapon upgrades. ``Every little thing she does'' gives you spell upgrades. ``There can be only one'' wins whole game. 3.6 Why can't I build more units? Each game has a maximum limit of 600 units, which includes mobile units and buildings. This limit is divided evenly amongst all the players. Therefore, if there are four players (human or computer), each one can have a maximum of 150 units. The unit limit only applies to players still in the game. So, if one of the four players in the example above was eliminated, each of the three remaining players would get to make up to 200 units. 3.7 What do portals, rune stones, and circles do? In campaign levels, the roles of the dark portals, rune stones, and circles of power are explained by the introductions to the appropriate levels. However, in custom maps (PUD's), they can serve no roles other than decoration. Using w2xed, it is possible to assign different characteristics to all buildings. For instance, a rune stone could be made into a gold collection point. See the section above about third-party products for more about war2xed. 3.8 Why don't I see cut scenes in the expansion set? There are only two new cut scenes. One is at the end of the human campaign (level 12), and the other is at the end of the orc campaign. That's it. 3.9 Can death knights see invisible units? No, they can't. The computer can, but it's cheating. 3.10 What does this spell do? To find out what a spell does, there are three steps: First, read the manual. It has a description of the spell. Second, experiment with the spell in a single-player game. You'll get a good feel for the thing. This should be enough. If you're really, really curious about the exact details of the spells, check out the Insider's Guide to Warcraft II, at http://www.gamespot.com/features/wc2/index.html . 3.11 Does haste increase attack speed? (RW) The haste spell doubles the number of attacks from dragons and gryphons. All other units will attack no more frequently and cause no more damage when hasted. 3.12 How do I build walls? You can only build them in multi-player games. The computer units never attack walls directly, so they aren't permitted in single-player games. You may use farms as a substitute for walls. They are much more expensive and they are not as flexible, but they are much harder to destroy. 3.13 What Easter eggs are in Warcraft 2? Click on a unit many times to hear it say funny things. Keep clicking. Footmen are particularly hilarious. RW: Boats are funny as well! You also get cute quotes from testing the sound card too many times (Simon.Palmer@cs.uwa.edu.au). Sheep say ``Baa ram ewe!'', which is from the movie, Babe. If you click on a critter enough times, it explodes! No, it doesn't cause any damage when you do this. If you use the cheat ``disco'' on an expansion set level, a really cute song will start playing. You can also play the song by putting the CD in an ordinary music CD player and playing track 18. 3.14 What do critters do? Not much. Mostly, they just get in the way. Death knights can cast death coil on them to top off their health (Gary Jacobson firstname.lastname@example.org). Mages can cast flame shield on them and they'll damage enemy units. Their main purpose is really to give enemy units something to turn into after a polymorph spell. The sheep are fun to kill (my girlfriend)! 3.15 How do I do a screen capture? This and other useful information is in the README file in the Warcraft 2 directory on your hard drive. 3.16 How do I repair platforms, catapults, and ships? Generally, you can't. You have to replace them. However, a peon or peasant can repair a transport if it is on shore. You must order the peon or peasant to repair instead of right-clicking or command-clicking. 3.17 What is a razing? The word ``raze'' can be found in any English dictionary. You really should look in there before asking on a newsgroup. You get credit for one razing for each building you destroy. 3.18 How do I make a daemon? Use the map editor. You can't build one during the game. 3.19 How is the score calculated? You get 500 points for winning a level, plus more points whenever you destroy units or buildings. See http://www.blizzard.com/tips/tip3.htm for details. 3.20 What does regeneration do? A beserker with regenereration will slowly regain its health after it has been injured. 3.21 How is damage calculated? The formula is fairly complicated. See http://www.blizzard.com/tips/tip2.htm for complete details. 4. Single-player campaign levels This section discusses play in the campaign levels. 4.1 How do I beat the computer? Generally, you can protect your town with lots of towers and wait until you've built up a huge force. Then, attack. On the expansion set levels, you often need to attack much sooner. On several, in fact, you need to wipe out an enemy town immediately with your starting forces. Most levels can be beaten with simple persistence and skill. See the strategies and tips section for some hints that may apply to single-player levels. Tricks for beating tricky levels are detailed below. If this FAQ list isn't enough for you, you may call Blizzard's hint line at 900-370-SNOW. The charge is 85 cents per minute. 4.2 I killed all the computer units. Why don't I win? You missed one or more somewhere. Keep searching. Make sure that the entire level has been explored. You may need to turn off the fog of war to help you look. Using the ``on screen'' cheat helps. Also, you can turn off the terrain display on the mini-map with the TAB key. Some of the later levels have submarines or turtles that are very hard to find. If there is water, use a flying machine or zeppelin to look for them. Also, black enemy units are hard to see on the mini-map, so scroll the main map and look there. 4.3 Does the computer cheat? Yes. It always knows where all your units and buildings are. That means that it can hit your invisible units with death coil. It also means that it doesn't have to search to find your towns. On the campaign scenarios, it usually starts off with considerably greater forces. It can upgrade scout towers to arrow towers without having a lumber mill (Paul Jeray email@example.com). 4.4 How do I beat level Human 7? There are some catapults on the left side of the map. If you touch them, you'll capture them and you can use them to attack the orcish town. They are especially good for destroying cannon towers. 4.5 How do I beat level Human 9? Just send your fighting ships forward to kill the enemy ships in the way, followed immediately by your transports. Load your hero on the transport with the least damage and send him to the island with the circle. Transports are so fast that it will probably survive. If you really want to, you can use your troops and ballista to remove the land forces that attack your ships. 4.6 How do I beat level Human 14? Load your transports with the footmen, knights, and ballista. Attack the shore with your ships and all the troops in the transports simultaneously to remove the towers, catapults, and ogres. Then, land your mages, archers, and peasants. You must be quick to be ready before the dragons arrive. Build lots of anti-dragon defenses. Guard towers or archers, mixed in with an occasional mage fireball, will do the job. Once you have plenty of guard towers, build up forces, take the black gold mine, and the rest of the level is routine. 4.7 How do I beat expansion level Human 2? Attack the black orcs last. They won't bother you if you don't go near their town. 4.8 How do I beat expansion level Human 4? Immediately use your starting forces to knock out the white village to the south before they build any troops. Then, set up your own town there. Your castle does not have to be right next to the portal; it may be anywhere on the map. 4.9 How do I beat expansion level Human 7? Although you can't build much, you can make a lumber yard, a ship yard, and lots of destroyers. Do so. Kill Deathwing by using your gryphon to lure him to your fleet of destroyers, which will do the job quickly. 4.10 How do I beat expansion level Human 9? This is a very difficult level, and there are no tricks to it. Either open mine will work, but the bottom center one is easier to defend. Use farms for walls and put up lots of guard towers behind them where you get attacked. Put a flying machine on the approach path of the death knights. They will waste mana casting whirlwind on it instead of destroying your buildings. You must eliminate the bottom right orcs quickly; you need their gold. The center (white) orcs will not attack unless you go too near their town. Leave them alone until later. Send two gryphons to the top left mine. You can destroy the stronghold there and save the mine for your use later. Gorefiend is a pest. Polymorph him as soon as you can. Use an invisible mage. Use dwarves and blizzards to eliminate the cannon towers before you attack the black orcs. 4.11 How do I beat expansion level Human 12? Early in the game, you need to attack the white orcs. Cast blizzard spells on their towers and over the trees on their peons until they are all dead. After that, set up a defense force near the portal and have Khadgar destroy the portal with lightning and blizzards. *4.12 How do I beat expansion level Orc 4? Take your starting force and immediately attack the top left town. Destroy the towers, all