Quote fromRead the guide. Contrary to common belief, its a fairly light and quick read and can be pretty damn useful.
But if I must, I'll try to sum it up now o.O
-Firstly, set all your workers to the lumber yard, all 40 citizens.
-Second, build an academy, max researchers
-Third, upgrade academy. max researchers
-Fourth, upgrade academy max researchers
-Fifth, build barracks
-try and get your a tavern
-upgrade town hall
Try and get "Glass" "Ink" and "Well-Digging" techs first. And Professional army and wealth. Once you get professional army, get a level 4 barracks and build 5 phalanxes in your town.
Also try and aim for the tech called "Expansion". This allows you to build more colonies
Oh cool thanks! But what happens when my income is negative?