Hello! This is a strategy guide for the Xin-xi Tribe, you can find more information about them on the page for them. Please remember that this is not guaranteed to get victory, and this is a general guide, not for a particular strategy. With that being said, here is the guide:
Starting out: ≈Turns 0-5Xin-xi do not start with a population tech so you cannot upgrade on T0, however because of climbing, they can scout out very early to find villages, ruins, water and enemies and if you find ruins, grab them if they are in a convenient location. If you have ore in your territory, go for mining and smithing, this helps you build a decent economy going into the game. If you do not have ore in your territory, go for whatever is best e.g. fishing or hunting. Capturing a city is useful, but remember to get any techs you need beforehand. You will want to use scouting on mountains to your advantage as much as possible. (See picture below how scouting helps)
Building an army and stronger economy: ≈Turns 12-endSo now that you have a good economy, it is time to make it even better. If you went for the mining route (which is admittedly the better option) and it is looking like a *land* game, use forges to work up to a giant and get swordsmen to try and overpower your opponent(s) once you find them. DO NOT SPAM SWORDSMEN EXCESSIVELY, while good when stratigically bought, they will quickly slow you down, use them in conjunction with other units like archers and riders for most effectiveness. If it is looking like a *water* game, go for trade and sailing to get customs houses to boost your economy further. It is not advised to go for swordsmen as battleships as they are expensive, but you can use them for offensive pushes once they land from ships or boats into enemy territory. Giants and defenders are usually the best option for battleships. Again, use forges with mines to get giants. If you did not go for the mining route, focus on going down the route you did choose further. However, swordsmen are xin-xi's strongest tool, so if possible, use them.
That was a general guide to the Xin-xi Tribe on how to play them. Thanks for reading! (This is my first article so I apologize for any things I may have missed out, but I will be sure to add them in an edit)- QwertzKeyboard