For Heroes of the Three Kingdoms players, this is a basic guide since it appears that many are not familiar with Chinese. This is a basic guide for you to know the main menu items. You may use this info to explore more.
One – Internal Affairs
Two – Army deployment
Each turn is a full year.[Phase One] – Internal Affairs
4.Search for Talent/Items
6.Develop Economy? – attracts population
7.Map (Rivals’ strength)
9.End “Internal Affairs” Phase
10.Save Menu[Phase Two] – Army deployment
Watch as a full year pass by. You may action at any time.
2.Adjust soldiers – this is where you recruit. There is a max number you can recruit per city.
Keys: Spacebar – opens up a menu. You may adjust volume or choose to return to main menu – the option to exit to main menu does not appear in Phase One.
TLDR: This game is light in management and light in tactics. It would do great as a flash-era free game, but not worth your time nor money. Like a grindy RPG, you constantly level up after each victory, and the path to victory is to have more Pokemons generals than your AI opponents.
City Management Phase – You may improve your city by attracting population – that’s all. You may choose to fortify your city but the benefits are unknown.
Talent Management – Keep bugging your captives till they agree to join you.
Deployment Phase – This is where you adjust your troops, hire, and watch as a full year goes by.
Combat – Tactics matter little. Always bring more generals and more troops than your opponent. Somehow, 90% of your troops will die after each engagement, so having a greater number of generals is more important.