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    Hints and Tips by Anonymous

    Updated: 01/01/70 | Printable Version | Search Guide | Bookmark Guide

    ((C)1993 KOEI Corporation)
    As Commander in Chief of forces of the American Colonies or the Crown of 
    England, you must win the support of the people and prove yourself a superior 
    strategist upon the battlefld in order to stay in power. To win the war, you 
    must eliminate all enemy held territories from the map within 20 years.
    If this is the first time you are playing Liberty or Death, we recommend you 
    begin by playing on the American side.  Winning the game is much easier for the 
    Americans than it is for the British, as history has proven.
    1.   Choose a 1 player game.
    2.   Select George Washington as your Commander-in-Chief and play for the 
    3.   Set game level to Easy.
    4.   Distribute budgetary funds throughout the military. Leave Officer Salaries as 
    is, contribute to the First Fleet, and allot the remaining funds to Regiment 
    5.   Begin the fight for liberty!
    1.	The strength of your forces can be summed up in three items: soldiers, 
    food, and powder. When comparing your power to the enemy, make sure you 
    come out ahead in these areas. If not, your losses will be great when you go to 
    2.	Maintain a balance between Soldiers, Food and Men:
    	a.  Draft the maximum number of troops possible.
    	b.  Purchase enough food to equal the number of men in troops.
    	c.  Purchase enough powder to equal two times the number of men in 
    3.	If you do not have the funds to draft more men, use the Re-form 
    command to shift men between troops.
    4.	Never go to war with less food than men unless you have an obvious 
    advantage over your enemy.
    5.	Purchase arms to give each division the maximum possible amount of 
    6.	Always Recruit allied generals. 50 gold will usually win them over to your 
    side.   If the general has low loyalty and attempts to recruit him fail, send a 
    higher ranking continental or loyalist general into the allied district and usurp 
    control from the allied general.
    7.	When going to battle, invade with as many divisions as you can. You will 
    suffer fewer losses 	sending a division into battle with 500 men than you will 
    sending the same division in with 400 men.
    Battle tactics
    1.   Fleet Attacks
    A.	Always attack enemy districts by sea if you have fleets.
    B.	Once your fleet arrives on enemy territory, place your land-based 
    divisions in a defensive 	position, using Entrench.
    C.	Use your fleet to attack enemy troops and reduce their numbers.
    D.	Finish off the weakened enemy troops with your divisions before the 
    fifteenth day of battle.
    2.   Entrenching Divisions
    A.	By effectively using the Entrench command you can maximize enemy 
    troop loss and minimize 	your own losses in battle.
    B.	To Entrench, divisions must be positioned on hills or in a clear area on a 
    C.	Try to foresee the enemyis tactics and point your troops in the direction of 
    the suspected enemy 	attack.
    D.	When an entrenched unit is attacked, its losses will not be as great as the 
    attacking unit. Whittle down enemy troops by letting them attack your 
    Entrenched units. This tactic is useful when you have fewer troops than the 
    E.	Only attack enemy units from an entrenched position when you have 
    superior total troop numbers or if you are running out of time in battle .
    3.   Retreating from the Enemy
    A.	"He who fights, then runs away, lives to fight another day."  This motto is 
    especially true in 	Liberty or Death.
    B.	When troop numbers fall below 50, weakened units should be withdrawn  
    from battle using the Retreat command.
    C.	Exception: If there are only two units left on the battlefield, and your unit 
    outnumbers the enemy - youire likely to win - battle to the end
    	4.   Guerrilla Attacks
    A.	Guerrilla troops are most effective attacking at night.
    B.	When the enemy is on flat land, Guerrillas will do the most damage when 
    attacking from forests, mountains, or hills.
    Overall Strategies
    1.	The best overall strategy to use in Liberty or Death can be summarized as 
    "Contain and Conquer".
    2.	At the beginning of the game you should be able to conquer most enemy 
    held territories through use of the battle strategies and tactics listed above. 
    3.	Near the end of the game, however, you may notice that certain enemy 
    generals are quite adept at retreating and escaping your grasp. For instance, an 
    general might escape to an adjacent enemy-allied or unoccupied territory when 
    you attack. This general is referred to as a "Slippery General".
    5.	A slippery general will continue to escape into adjacent empty or enemy-
    allied districts until you trap him in a territory surrounded by districts under 
    your control, or by water.
    6.	Once you have contained a slippery general, you can conquer the district 
    he is trapped in and imprison him for the rest of the game.
    (C)1993 KOEI Corporation