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I had many happy (& frustrating days) playing Lords of Midnight on the C64. However I never came close to completing it. The idea seemed simple, get Morkin to destroy the Ice Crown, or get Luxor's armies together to defeat Doomdark's armies.

However the further North I got with Morkin, the more likely he was to die when fighting something stupid (and getting to the point where I was surrounded and had to fight). Meanwhile I'd be recruiting armies, and seeming quite good, but suddenly get caught out running into a seriously big enemy army and not be able to marshal my armies together to defeat them.

Did anyone out there finish this / or have any tips on how to do so? I'd consider revisiting it, but wondering if it is even possible or if it is unbeatable?

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My tips would be:

  • Send Luxor south and recruit as many lords as you can and reinforce the Citadel of Xajorkith with a dozen lords. It has to be protected to win the game!

  • Send Rorthron east as a "diplomat", recruiting!

  • Send Morkin north, with an escort; you'll recruit Lord Shadows and Lord Blood early on, so use them!

  • I use several strategic points around the map, Citadels of Gloom, Dreams and Ithrorn for protection, use these for the final assault or to snatch the ice crown!

  • After about 50-70 days, you'll wear the enemy down and be able to launch an offensive!

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haven't played and beat it yet. Thanks for the tips. I think I used to send most people East other than Morkin which meant my armies tended to get picked off. –  Durathor Jan 12 '13 at 19:40

Thought I'd start answering my own question as no replies yet.

I've found the following site after lots of googling: http://www.icemark.com/tower/index.html which seems to have some good tips. I found this from the Yahoo group, http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/midnight which contains plenty of people who have finished the game. So it's definitely beatable. I'll have a read of the icemark site and see if the tips are good. If they are I may have to have another go at this game.

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There's a complete gameplay video at archive.org, it comes from C64 Longplays

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