FAQ by Strider VM

Version: 1.0 | Updated: 04/11/02 | Printable Version

The Horde FAQ (PC) Version 1.0 by Strider VM [stridervm@pinoymail.com]
Made by Cyrstal Dynamics

This FAQ is almost quite the same as the manual but with corrections,
help, tips and stuff.... But this is a great help if you lost your
manual or stuff like that......

A Princely Reward 

   Chauncey always did his best...  be it pouring the wine, handing round the
turkey, or clearing away the constant mess.  After all, he was serving 
Nobility, who live on a higher plane than most mortals.

   In fact, so entranced were the courtly eaters, stuffing their faces and 
regaling the table with raunchy episodes from their noble lives, that no one
was paying attention.  So when King Winthrop, dazzled by yet another of the
High Chauncellor's windy war stories, started to huff and hack, it was 
Chauncey who darted to the rescue.  He pounded the royal shoulders and
squeezed him around the middle in a Heimlich manoeuver to match the King's
girth - that is to say, of epic proportions - until the unchewed morsel of
turkey launched like a bounding boulder from his Majesty's gullet, and the
King was saved!

   The lofty company was so shocked by the skirmish that the High Chancellor,
in a burst of loyalty, yelled for Chauncey's arrest.  But the King sputtered 
a proclamation, punctuated by flying turkey bits:
   "He saved my life.  He is ... a hero."

   And on the spot, King Winthrop The Good knighted the astonished Chauncey 
and handed over his mighty sword, Grimthwacher.

A kind of herd of wild cows

   Now Chauncey, who moments before was naught but a skinny serving boy with
no kin save a kind of herd of wild cows who raised him, found himself Sir
Chauncey the Brave, holder of vast tracts of land.

   The bad news is ... Kronus Maelor, the Evil High Chauncellor, is a realm-
snatching throne jumper who wants the King dead.  Now this key-biting royal
interloper has to get rid of Chauncey, too!

   But the good news is ... with Grimthwacker and several other magical items
Chauncey may actually thwart the Evil High Chauncellor's nefarious schemes and
build his lands into a thriving community!

The Horde 
   But even worse news is ...  Chauncey's lands are overrun with The Horde.  
These Hulking, galloping mobs of loud, red, ravenous eaters perfume the air 
with an oudious odor of Eau de Outhouse while insatiably gobbling cow flesh
and anything else they can shove into their unflossed maws!
   But the hopeful news is ...  Hordlings are pretty dang dumb!

   So there's still a chance that Chauncey can rid the land of the 
overwhelming, ever-chomping plague and become the most reknowned hero in
Franzpowanki history!

   That is, if he can stop tripping over his sword...


Building a Village 

   + SPACEBAR   [Button 2   ] : Switch between MAP and TOOL BOX

When the MAP is ACTIVE:
   + ARROWS     [Roll Device] : Move about            
   + ENTER      [Button 1   ] : Set an item into place 

     [Move Device Right/Left] : Cycle through items 
   + ENTER      [Button 1   ] : Chose the item displayed and return to the MAP
     [Roll Mouse Up/Down    ] : Switch Map views
   + SPACEBAR   [Button 2   ] : Return to Map without changing the item

Battling the Horde 

   + SPACEBAR   [Button 2   ] : Switch between MAP and WEAPON BOX

When the MAP is ACTIVE:
   + ARROWS     [Roll Device] : Move Chauncey
   + ENTER      [Button 1   ] : (While moving Chauncey) Use a Weapon

     [Move Device Right/Left] : Cycle through items 
   + ENTER      [Button 1   ] : Chose the item displayed and return to the MAP
     [Roll Mouse Up/Down    ] : Switch Map views
General Controls 

   + ENTER [Button 1] : Start the Game & Skip text screens
   + Switch to Weapon Box or Eagle Eye Map view during Combat
                      : Slow the action 1/2 Speed
   + F1               : Pause
   + F2               : Load a Saved Game
   + F3               : Display Option Menu
   + ESC              : Quit the Game

   + DEVICES          : MOUSE OR JOYSTICK : The controls are indicated 
                        between brackets []


Building a Village

+ Seasonal Reports : They will inform you of the following:
     - the season
     - the year
     - the population increase
     - the taxes you collect in Crowns

+ Basic goals :
     1- EARN MONEY by making your village prosper.
     2- Protect your investement from THE HORDE.
     3- Save money to face the High Chancellor's Tax Collectors at the 
        end of the year.                          
     4- At the end of the year, upgrade your weapons, and save your game.

+ Build/Protect Phase
      You have 2 minutes of real time to :
           - Cultivate and set up defenses during the first part of the 
             season : the choices available are listed in the Tool Box:
                + DIG : Cultivate the tracts so that the farmers may
                        plant corn.  Crops yield revenues.  The effects of
                        the dig vary with the terrain.
                + PLANT TREE : Increase the value of an inhospitable land
                               with reforestation.  Woodlands are more 
                               attractive to would be immigrants.
                + BUY COW : Cows are expensive to buy, but they return you
                            the most profit, if kept safe from the Hordlings
                            who just happen to favor them in their diet.
           - Protect your Holdings from THE HORDE:     
                + DIG PIT : Spike-lined pits are a lasting deterent to the
                            Hordlings.  But be wary of staying clear of them
                + ERECT WALLS/FENCES : Build a barrier to keep your ennemies 
                                       at bay.
                + EMPLOY KNIGHT/ARCHER : Once deployed, your troops will turn
                                         to face the Hordling rush.  

      The Hourglass Time is your indication of the time you have left to
complete your transactions.  When the sand runs out, The Horde attacks!

      Once you selected an item in the tool box, move its outline on the
map until you have found a suitable location, then place it.  
      You can then remove an item by clicking on it again with its own 
      Every time you place an item on the map, its cost is deducted from your
Crown capital.  If you remove the item, the money is returned to your coffers.
EXCEPTION:  Water costs money to build AND money to remove.
      Items that you can no longer afford will be greyed out.  At the end
of the year you will be able to expend the amount of items from which you
get to chose, and the initial list is quite limited compared to the full
potential later on.

      If you happen to finish your preparations before the end of the 
imparted 2 minutes, select, in the Tool Box the RUNNING HORDLING ICON, to end
the turn and jump to the Battle Phase.
+ Combat Phase
      Just before the onslaught, you'll get a battle order.  It'll announce                      
the number of Hordlings you must batlle this season.  
      While you may `pop' hordlings, they do not actually die.  A Hordling
Shaman could bring them back from their gooey state and back on the offensive.
      Pits and Walls will only slow down the Hordlings.  You must inflict
damage to thwart the offensive waves.
      The Hordlings tend to head directly for the Food.  So place your
defences and troops accordingly.  Make use of the various Maps (Zoom and
Eagle Eye) in order to keep accurate track of the lacation of the next wave 
of the invaders.
      Chauncey's Health:  In the Upper Part of the weapon box you have a 
                          count of Chauncey's health points (the Hearts)
                          If you loose them all, the game is over.

         - Grimthwacker: When you use the King's Blade, you get dizzy from
                         spinning around!  You must recover before you can
                         hit again.
         - Flamethrower: Self explanatory
         - Ring of Teleportation: Useful to chase after the Hordlings to 
                                  prevent them from slaugthering your Cows
                                  and detrying your village, or even 
         - Boots of Boogy: Beat your feet to round up the Hordlings before
                           they eat your village.
         - Haunch of Meat: Make the starving Hordlings smell its short range
                           aroma, then lure them into a spike filled pit.
         - Bomb: Detonate when touched by the Hordlings.  May also be
                 useful in terraforming certain tough terrain types.
         - Healing Rock: It restores some of Chauncey's Health
         - Flute: serenade the Hordling masses and lure them to a watery 

End of Year 
      At the end of 4 seasons (a full year), you will be allowed to buy     
more and newer weapons, provided you have the Crowns to afford the individual
item.  Move the Highlight and press ENTER [Button 1] to select.  After you
buy an item, it will appear in your weapon box.  NOTICE that you STILL have
to pay to use an item even after buying it!  To end the shopping spree, select
      You can save your game at the end of each year, while shopping, by
selecting the SAVE GAME item.  You can save up to 10 different games.

                              The Cast

Sir Chauncey
   Raised by cows, gawky and hapless, he's basically kind hearted Dork, a la 
Ice Virus, and would have rather kept on kissing the King's butt as a servant.  

The Evil High Chancellor
   Kronus Maelor, the vilain schemer archetype, who unlike TRC, lets his
henchmen do the dirty work.

Good King Winthrop
   Once a big and brave warrior from the north, now fat and sleepy, of body  
and mind, the king is a buffoon.

Adolescent Hordlings
   Short and Ugly, stupid and voracious, they eat cows.  

Piranha Hordlings
   The mutts of the Horde, those large mouthed Hordlings tend to be ahead of
the pack, using their accute sense of smell to locate the tasty morsels.

Swamp Hordlings
   They are slow on land, but excellent swimmers, so do not count of that
to stop them.  Quite the other way around.

Forest Hordlings
   These Hordling-pigmies are found near trees.  They have the distastefull 
habit to shoot a blowgun at Chauncey, and the regular Hordling appetite for

Shaman Hordlings
   Keep an eye on these guys!  Beside hurling Fireballs at you, they ressurect
dead hordlings!

Desert Horlings
   They have drills on their heads and burrow their way under their victims.
They are particullarily annoying since they can't be `popped' until they

Juggernaut Hordlings
   These are slow lumbering brutes, and almost invicible in battle.  They
are, however as dumb as they are big, and have not yet mastered the 
concept of changing direction when facing an obstacle.

Ice Hordlings
   These snowball bopping Hordlings have only one aim, to get something
(cow, hut, villager) in their mouths as quick as possible.


Shimto Plains
   This is the breeding ground for Adolescent Hordlings.  Fertile, but
constantly under the Joug of those annoying pests.

Fetid Swamps of Buuzal
   Murky territory with extremely fertile.  Exotic and annoying Hordlings
abound in these dangerous lands.

Tree Realms of Alburga
   If in the swamps. swamp Hordlings replace the moskitoes, they are replaced
here by the Forest Hordlings and their ANNOYING Blowguns.

Kar-Nyar Desert
   This land is hard to tame, and the sand burrowing Desert Hordlings only
make your job harder.

Frozen Wastes of Vesh
   This is maybe the summum of difficulty, and try growing crops in actic 
conditions with the EXTREMELY voracious Ice Hordlings about.

NOTE:  The Fungus Kudzu CAN invade your land and WILL ruin your crops.  To
     dispose of it, you need to have Chauncey walk on it during battle mode, 
     or build things on top of it during the other phase.

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