Date: Fri, 23 Jan 1998 21:44:13 -0500 From: CHU <email@example.com> For Romance of the Kingdoms III: Dragon of Destiny Need a general of exceptional quality? Best Players In the game 1) Guan Yu- War Ability: 98, Intelligence: +80, Charm +90. 2) Zhang Fei- War Ability: 99 3) Lu Bu- War Ability: 100, (Dies around 200 A.D) 4) Zhuge Liang- Intelligence: 100, Politics: 92 5) Sima Yi- Inteligence: +95 6) Zhao Yun- War Ability: 98, Charm- +90 7) Ma Chao- War Ability: 98 or 99. Players with +90 war ability: (Rulers they tend to work for) 1) Zhang Liao Cao Cao 2) Zhang He Yuan Shao 3) Xiahou Dun (I think) Cao Cao 4) Wen Chou (I think) Yuan Shao 5) Huang Zhong 6) Wei Yan 7) Pang De (I think) Ma Teng 8) Shamoke 9) Zhang Bao Lui Bei 10)Zaishi Ci How to obtain these players: 1/2) Pick Lui Bei in senarios 1,2,3,4 and you'll automatically start out with them. 3) Pick Dong Zhou in scenario 1. 4) Pick Lui Bei in scenario 4. The only time I found him in the game was in 17. Xiapi around 200A.D. 5) I believe he works for Cao Cao, but I'm not sure. If you pick him in scenarios 3 or 4 he might be there. 6) Pick Yuan Shao, Gongsun Zan, or Liu Bei in scenario 1. I would recommend Liu Bei, ally with Yuan Shao, build your army up to 50,000 soldiers or so and then take over cities 5.Nanpi, 2, and 3.Daixian. Kepp on searching in these cities and Zhao Yun will turn up around 195A.D. Or start with Liu Bei in scenarios 3 or 4. 7) Pick Ma Teng in scenario one, Ma Chao will join you in 3-5 years. Favorite Player: Liu Bei. Liu Bei starts out with only two other generals in scenario one. But his charm and his two generals of outstanding abilities will prove advantageous in the long run. First Ally with Yuan Shao. Because he's the only neighboring ruler who really threats you. Then build up your army and your economy. Guan Yu's three sons, Guan Ping, Guan Xing, Guan Sou, will all join you around 200, 205, 207 (I'm not sure about the years). And Zhang Fei's son Zhang Bao around 200 A.D. (All four of these have abilities to be generals and Zhang Bao has a high war ability of 92, Guan Xing 88). If Cao Cao or Dong Zhou takes over a city near you, ally with them too. Items that will help you: 1) Grey Lightning- Mobility +1 2) Stallion of the storm- Mobility +2 (found in one of the northeastern cities) Just keep on searching around Ping Yuan, Nanpi, Beh Hai, and cities 1 and 2. 3) Red Hare- Mobility +2 (I believe Lu Bu starts out with it in scenario 1) 4) Luminous Sword- War +10 5) Sword of Trust- War +8 6) Sword of Seven Stars- War +7 7) Black Dragon- War +5 (This is Guan Yu's weapon in all scenarios) 8) War Manual of Sun Szu- Intellect +10. Politics +5. Other scrolls, New Treaties of Meng De, Might Book of Magic, Way of Peace. 9) Hereditary Seal- Charm 100. Politics +15 (In scenario 1, try to take over 11.Luoyang and just keep on searching the city) In the other scenarios, I believe Cao Cao has it. Warring Techniques- If the enemy's troop size is about the same as you ruler. Place your ruler inside a castle and attack the enemy's units, you'll inflict more damage on your enemy and take less more damage. (For example, the enemy attacks you with a unit of 8,000 soldiers, you place your ruler (8000 soldiers) inside a castle and attack the enemy, you'll kill off 400 soldiers from your enemy's units per attack and your enemy will kill off 200 soldiers from your unit per attack. Also, if you have a lot more troop than the enemy invading your city. Have them standby so you don't use up too much food. You can always have them join the battle by placing your ruler in a castle and clicking on the join command.