Going Medieval was released onto Steam Early Access in June 2021, has gone on to receive over 6000 reviews and currently sits with a very positive overall rating. It offers a great balance of base building, resource management and combat to keep things interesting. It is also a very complex game that offers a lot more depth than you might appreciate at first.
I've lost count of how many times I've restarted due to one blunder or another as I've learned the ropes and that is how I have pulled my list below together. These are the main things I wish I had known before starting out on my medieval adventures.
Use moats to defend your base
The enemy AI isn’t all that bright in Going Medieval and that can be used to your advantage when dealing with raids. After the first couple of raids, they start to get a bit harder and I would recommend digging a moat as early as possible.
When digging your moat make sure that you leave a space for a killing field, see below, and that there is only one point of entry/exit from your base. If you have multiple entry points the enemy will take the easiest route so make sure you demolish any little bridges you may have made in between raids.
Calling it a moat might also sound a little grand as it doesn’t actually fill with water, it is in fact more of a ditch! Either way, this is a great method for protecting your base from attack and only needs to be one square wide.