Like the title says, having a rough time starting out on a campaign. I have learned to ignore the dwarves on the north side and try expand south, then sweep west for the savage orc tribe. However about 20 turns in the dwarves like to come and sack me with their pal on the east side. So how can I defend myself?
I try to rush tech for the catapult armor Pierce but it's hard to get the growth to do it. I snatch up the first province that I start in and try to get the one where the crooked moons are, no problem. But that's when the dwarves come in.
Next idea, rush the tier 3 capital for orc boar Boyz, strengths of them; anti-infantry shielded armor piercing. I thought it would work great , so I fight a not full stacked dwarf fight, against my 20 with at least 4-5 of the orc board and get my ass handed to me. So what's the deal here? Should I just migrate with a full stack and forget he province, it's a wonderful spot for wealth. The black orcs with immortals even got their ass whooped by a squad of dwarf fighters (non great weapon).