Spam clay huts quickly to build up mass population. The first Brave they produce costs no food. So you can easily build up an army quickly for free. Food is not even an issue with Clay Huts. If you need more space and don’t want to risk expanding land you can dismantle your huts and rebuild them.
The way you get Clay is you rush finding the very common mud pits technology which will allow you to farm infinite Clay.
Once you have a large population you are basically limitless in what you can achieve. Have fun!
How To In Steps
This section will explain the quickest way to start doing this from when you first start playing the game.
How to get Clay Huts:
Step 1: Go to Flatlands which the tutorial mission already has you do.
Step 2: Look for Clay Hut technology for your houses. If you aren’t offered it keep restarting until you are.
Step 3: Whether you win or lose make sure you save the Clay Hut technology for your one save slot.
How to do the strategy:
Step 1: Spam Clay Huts immediately when starting. Make sure after building one you put a Brave inside of it.
Step 2: Have thinker find inspiration to get Mud Pits. This will give you infinite clay farms.
Step 3: Dismantle used clayhuts for space to build more. You don’t want to claim a bunch of land for no reason.
Step 4: Once you have about 16 Braves you should be able to defend yourself, kill neighbors, tame walkers and snails, and accomplish what your mission is.