In Age of Empires, players can take up the challenge of a deathmatch on a random map. During a deathmatch, the players are given limited resources to start with. Therefore, there is no need to gather any resources. Although you are provided with a lot of resources, you must not waste them. If you run out of resources, you will have to gather your own resources again. If your resources ever run below 2,500, you will have to start gathering resources.
In a deathmatch, you must produce the villagers fast so that you can quickly build up the military units. There must be a barrack building where you can send the villagers. Besides participating in your army, villagers can also help you in building towers throughout the map. You will be able to build up to 100 towers for free. You can start building towers when you have 17 villagers.
It is important that you don’t waste stones on building towers at useless positions. You can check whether there is an enemy tower by building a wall or house. If the wall or the house disappear, it means that there is possibly an opponent tower.
If you are on a land map, you should try to put catapults in strategic positions on the hills. If your map has lots of areas covered with water, you’ll need to put docks in strategic positions. It is recommended that you build at least 10 docks for your war ships.
Catapult is an important unit in Age of Empires. If you want to have catapult to deploy, you must do research on Ballistic when you arrive in Iron Age. Positioning a series of catapults allow you to shoot cannon balls toward the enemies nonstop. The more catapults you position, the faster it can destroy the enemies in a deathmatch. Storage pit is also an important building when you are upgrading. In Iron Age, you must carry out upgrades for the government center and Market.
Juggernaught is an important combat unit to be deployed at the sea. When you are in Iron Age, you must do research on Engineering in order to receive a Juggernaught upgrade. The Juggernaughts should be grouped together so that they can easily destroy the enemy fleet. Once the enemy fleet is destroyed, you can take over their docks to surround the island and invade the land. You can send out scout to detect weaknesses of the enemy troops. Heavy Horse Archers will be your scout when you advance in the game.
There are a few tribes to choose from when you are building your army. You should include tribes that will give your army an advantage in the battle. For example, the Assyrian are faster and they can shoot accurate arrows. The Hittites is equipped with better catapult. The Greek can fire cannon ball at a fast rate.
If you want to win the Age of Empires game, you must know how to manage the resources wisely. If you fail in managing the resources, you will not have enough resources to meet the objectives of the deathmatch. This is because it takes time to gather these resources. It is hard to keep the villagers keep on bringing resources to you. Newbies may find themselves losing within the first few minutes. As you become a more experienced player, your deathmatch will last longer. You will have to try different strategies to win the deathmatch.