Woodland Heroes: A getting started guide
- Woodland Heroes is played on Facebook and you will need to have a current account to play. If you need to register for a free account click here - http://www.facebook.com
- Once you have a Facebook account, you are ready to play and can click here to begin.
- You will be asked to give permission to allow the developer to post messages on your profile page at Facebook. Click on "Allow" and proceed to the game.
- When you start the game, the Bear King will immediately challenge you to a battle, and Little Ben will help you in this tutorial battle. This will explain the basics of the game and give you a feel of what it's like to lead an army of woodland critters to victory.
In Woodland Heroes, you battle from location to location to free the woodland critters from the Bear King's armies. To show their gratitude, freed locations will provide you with supplies over time. These locations can however be retaken by the bear armies, so it is important to be ever vigilant.
Reading the Map
On the map, the different locations will show one of three flags, indicating the status of the location. A blue flag means that you have conquered that location. A red flag with a paw means that the enemy armies have occupied the location. A red flag with a black army means that the enemy forces have retaken the location.
Tip: Before storming into a location with just any combination of weapons, you can also decide to do some recon first. Move just one pea slinger to the location and start the battle, to see which weapons the enemy will use. While the place on the battlefield changes between battles, the enemy will always use the same weapons in a battle. The types of weapons will only change once an enemy has been defeated in that location.
Woodland Heroes has a lot of different weapons to offer, for a wide range of prices. However, the amount of resources needed to build one is not the only thing that decides which weapon is your best choice. These are the two main considerations when choosing a weapon:
- If a weapon has a smaller footprint, it will be harder to find by the enemy, But once it has been found, it is easier destroyed.
- If a weapon has a larger footprint, it will be easier to find by the enemy. But once it has been found, it is harder to destroy.
Basic Battle Tactics
Quickly finding where your enemy's weapons are located is a good strategy. The longer it takes you to destroy the enemy's weapons, the more chance the enemy has to destroy your weapons. Rather than trying to find the complete outline of a weapon right away, try to sweep the battlefield as fast as possible, and eliminate which grid squares are empty.
In the example below, you can see how you can pinpoint on which positions on a battlefield at least one part of a four-block footprint weapon is located. That way, once you've found it, you can start to uncover the rest of the weapon.
To give you an idea of how to apply battle tactics to more advanced situations, here is an example of a battle.
- At first, you will often have to make some complete blind shots, trying to find a weapon's location.
- Shot one: Since we know that a four-block square always has at least one block off the edge of the field, I try to cover as many "one block off the edge" squares as possible.
- Shots two and three: As the long blocks are at least three blocks high, it means that in a four-square field, you will always hit at least two of the three blocks when you aim for the middle.
- Shot one: Since the muck wheel has two damaged blocks, this is where that weapon must be. As the end of the shape has one block to each side, the three blocks left must be at the top.
- Shot two: Looking at the missed shot on the bottom left, it can be deduced that the swine slinger is in the last three rows and the last three columns.
- Shot three: Another blind shot to try and find the stacked tri-weapon.
- Shot one: Just one more block left to destroy this weapon.
- Shot two: There are only three more shots I can make before I find the stacked tri-weapon. Another blind shot in one of these three locations.
- Found you!
- As soon as you have found the location of a weapon, destroy it before trying to find other weapons. The fewer weapons that can shoot in a turn, the less damage can be done to your weapons.
- Once at least half of the blocks of a weapon have been hit, the complete location of that weapon will be revealed.
This article originally appeared on Gamezebo.