If you are having trouble on any map bring a few villagers behind your army, this allows you to build defensive structures and allow reinforcments to get to the front line quicker. This is one reason why the Norse civilization is great because your soilders can build. Another tactic is to have a dozen or so archers behind walls, although it won't do much against a human player the computer falls right into the trap by sending countless infrantry to your walls and getting them killed by your archers. I find Toxotes of the Greek civilization to work the best as they are quick and great against close range infantry.
Are you stuck because your heroes keep dieing? Try to build you DEFENCES first. Then, when you have a lage area to use make a seige works.Next build up an archery range, a barracks, and a stable. Finally, make sure you have a temple build an army with MANY myth units seige units and archers. There you go! You have an army fit for a king!
Here's a hint. As well as normal labourers being able to build buildings, including lighthouses, the fishing boats can also build docks and lighthouses along the coast. They build VERY slowly, so you may need to task several to one building, but the lighthouse helps see things (to activate god powers?), and establishing a secondary dock could prove strategically sound (Or replacing one, if they took out your original dock). You need to be at the right age, of course.
If you have a large area controlled by you then find a town centre (or build one) as far away from your main area (but still in your line of sight) and buitl a market on the opposite side as far away. Train donkey, camel or Ox caravans (10 is a good number) and task them on the town centre far away, also make the upgrade to make them move faster. This is a great and cheap way to get much gold fast and free. (hint: the further the market and Twon Centre the better, but be careful the enemy don't kill the caravans)
You must be able to worship the minor god "Hephaestus" in order to use this cheat.
To do this you must either worship a Greek Major God (advance to mythic age and worship "Hephaestus"), or you can worship any gods you like, and use the cheat "PANDORAS BOX" (needs to be caps lock to work) by pressing enter to bring up the chat box, until you get the godpower in one of the boxes to be "Plenty Vault".
Then you type in the cheat "DIVINE INTERVENTION" a few times (I find it useful to do this 20-30 times). Use the "Plenty Vault" godpower several times somewhere in your empire.
If you have a large area you can use, you should make as many as possible (like I said, 20-30). Wait a few minutes and you've got a large stockpile and lots more coming, without villagers that take up population room.
If you gain too much of a lead, you should put some in an enemy's empire, so it will convert to theirs. You probably don't want to give your enemy a larger stockpile than yours, however, because computer players conserve their resources.
Note: To type cheats in faster, type in the desired cheat and highlight it. Press ctrl+c to copy, then press enter on the keyboard. Bring up the chat window again by pressing enter, then press ctrl+v to paste. Do this quickly to save time before your computer gets very slow.
You can also do this while the game is paused, so you don't miss out on anything important.
Just enter the cheat box and type these in, I am not going to say all these work or what they do because there are a lot of them.
If they don't work they might have to be typed in with all capitals.
wuv woo red tide o canada uncertainty and doubt wrath of the gods I want teh monkeys!!!1! channel surfing divine intervention g man L33t supa h4xor (the last o might be a 0 I forget) mr. monday (there might not be a space) junk food night lets go! now! atm of erebus engineered grain tines of power isis hear my plea consider the internet in darkest night lay of the land mount olympus trojan horse for sale pandoras box set ascendant bawk bawk boom fear the forage
Some of these cheats you might want to put in more times so just highlight them in the box that appeard after you write it, than press ctrl c enter and then you could just keep pressing ctrl v and it will appear again..