Warfare on the Cheap (Wolfpack Tactics)
There was never enough money during the war. If you can't squeeze enough out of your own fiefs, and can't get the king or rich magnate to subsidize you, then there is another way. Find two or more other players in the same situation and pool your resources. This means taking all the money your group can raise to form one army, or raising several smaller armies. You would then operate together as a "wolfpack." This includes trying to find the most effective NPC to command the army, or entrusting the troops to the player with the best combat stats . All this involves closely coordinating your actions. If you use one army, the other members of the pack would operate as scouts. If you use several smaller armies, you could combine your actions to make repeated attacks on weakly defended fiefs (many French fiefs, at the beginning of the game, have very low keep levels). You could all operate together at the same time while online, or just leave messages to each other via the ingame messaging system, online messages or via email. The key to using a wolfpack is to have a plan and follow it carefully. A wolfpack can do a lot of damage if it plans carefully and coordinates its operations well. When you have grabbed some fiefs or ransom money, you divide it among the members of the "pack."