already taken up by Indian villages! Then you can reload and go
straight to the right place.
Make the landfall and type B to build a settlement. If there are
totem poles on the squares, move to them at once and buy the land
off the Indians.
Fortify the soldiers you were carrying within the settlement. Have
a look at it to see what it will be produce, in order to have an idea
as to what kind of people to recruit. By and large, Expert Farmers
and Fishermen are a must. Others will become obvious as the game
Send your ship immediately to London by typing G. There, pick up
some Scouts. Before you leave, buy a Galleon and train six Hardy
Pioneers. Go back to your settlement with this lot.
Take the pioneers either side of your first settlement and get them
to build new ones in appropriate places, not too faraway from one
another. In all, you want to build 7 or 8 settlements - more would
be too complicated. Ideally, they should be connected by roads so
that you can move people and goods in an emergency.
Send out your Scouts immediately and get them to visit all the
Indian villages. Be friendly and share your food with them if they
are having a tough time, but don't let them start making demands.
If they do so, resist them by manning the stockades.
Keep sending the ships backwards and forwards fetching the people
you need to build up the settlements (give yourself more money to
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