Joan of Arc: Siege & the Sword - Hints
DEFENCE OF THE WALL
As soon as the screen changes start pressing fire to launch rocks. Use oil
when time is short or when two or more enemies are coming up the same ladder.
Even though it says that oil is limited, there are at least five cauldrons
at your disposal.
ENTRY INTO TOWN
As soon as the screen has loaded push right and keep pushing right until the
end. When an enemy appears keep fire pressed until he is slain. Release
fire and your man should run straight up the drawbridge. Repeat this until
you get into town.
ATTACK ON THE WALL
Push the joystick forwards as soon as the screen changes. Keep pushing
forwards until the wall is taken. Use the fire button to ward off the rocks
until the top is reached.
At the start of the game ORLEANS must be taken. Select Start A Campaign and
then displacement to move north into Orleans. Here you should encounter your
Hold your ground and wait to be attacked. As soon as the enemy move, shower
them with arrows and then with mortars. Move your troops forward to protect
your archers and send your cavalry out (they are likely to be killed). While
your troops are fighting, remember to fire your arrows if the remainder of
the enemy moves forward to attack.
On the defeat of the enemy, choose Offensive and attack Orleans. Use the
'Entry in to town' and 'Attack on the Wall' tips to succeed. After capturing
Orleans move north east into Champagne and take Rheims to crown the king.
After the coronation move north taking each town in every province until
you have reached the northern most province. Sweep anti-clockwise until each
province has been taken.
Joan's army soon becomes depleted; choose Royal Army and then modification
to top up her army. About 2,000 archers and 3,000 troops are enough. To pay
for this collect the tithe in September but forget about the other taxes.
This will avoid any uprising, but means that you will have to ransom some
hostages. Choose Diplomacy and then Liberation, deal with Henry VI and use
Regnault of Chatres and Tremoille as ambassadors, the meeting place does not
R A N S O M D E M A N D G U I D E L I N E S
Duke of Bedford $4,000,000
Duke of Warwick $2,000,000
Duke of Gloucester $2,000,000
John Talbot $1,000,000
Count of Suffolk $1,000,000
Cardinal of Winchester $1,000,000
Captain Falstaff $1,000,000
If you are really desperate half the ransom. If your coffers are
overflowing, execute one of them using the Royal Justice Menu, which will
reduce the number of armies that Henry VI can control.
Any French characters caught should be executed promptly. If there are no
hostages when payday comes choose Helping Hand and kidnap one. Do not try for
the Dukes because these attempts are most likely to fail. Remember to pay
well - $20,000 is the right incentive. If Joan is caught, Richemont, War
General is a good replacement.