Buhen - Cantique: Mission at point of winning. With ratings as given.
Buhen - Cantique - Final: City at the completed stage.
I was not particularly happy with this mission. In future I will take the rescue gift on military missions. However, I just about managed to survive the attack on my city having lost all my troops in the military mission abroad.
[EDIT] No "future knowledge" was used during the mission.
Few tips that could have helped your military:
* I found that it was probably easier to not bother trying to save Serabit Khadim. In your case, you may have found it simply easier to build up troops to deal with the Nubians and not wasted money by sending troops to defend Serabit Khadim.
* If you wanted to defend Serabit Khadim, build about 3-4 archer forts. Get them fully trained at the Academy and build Seth's TC to get them to 1st class Veteran's. Kissing up to Seth with festivals to get his "I'll protect troops on distant military campaigns" will have helped as well.
These may have allowed you to preserve the military so that expensive copper imports could have stopped earlier. :)
cantique File Author
Posted on 07/15/14 @ 01:44 PM
Thanks Sajuuk for the advice. I should have added that I used no future knowledge during my play-through of the mission. I was therefore not aware of the consequences of not fulfilling the request for troops, or of it's timing. I would have started my military sooner - probably with a couple of archer forts as you suggested - if I had known the timing of the request.
Apologies for not being clear in my description.
Posted on 07/15/14 @ 03:37 PM
I guessed you had not used any future knowledge, but you should have realised from the mission brief that the trade city was going to have to fall to the enemy regardless of what you did to try and defend it :P