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Fleshbits

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Slow the pace
« on: May 19, 2017, 06:38:11 pm »

Last game, I kind of started getting the hang of things, but then a I struck gold and a migration wave of 30 some dwarves came, soon followed by a siege by 30 some monsters too. I only had 4 weapons on hand. Its great that I had all those dwarves to put to work, but it seems to me the dwarf/armed dwarf ratio is very important.

What can I do to keep the pace slow until I actually start forging my own weapons?
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Thisfox

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Re: Slow the pace
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2017, 08:51:41 pm »

Some options:

- Control the population cap very carefully, and increase it as you need more dwarves to arrive.

- Don't make anything too valuable, or raise the population cap too high, until you're ready to defend.

- Embark with a few weapons on hand, and some metal and coal to make more with.

- Put new migrant waves in a "newcomers training area" with a variety of weapons to learn how to use, while your more valuable dorfs can hide somewhere else.

- Wall in your original dorfs to get them to do the forgework. Get the new migrant waves to do the outdoor activities, while your original dorfs live and work underground, fed outdoor food through a chimney-pipe food-dump, while they pump out weapons and dump them for the Outside Dorfs to use on the siege.
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