Highlights: All ship types, including stats for sails, hull, speed, crew, cannons and cargo capacity Detailed strategies for optimizing trade routes and maximizing profits Exhaustive walkthroughs that ensure your East India Company's dominance, with multiple paths to victory Ship-to-ship combat tactics that will reduce your opponents' fleet to flotsam Advice on how best to expand your sphere of influence, and how to keep from conquering too much too quickly, or too little too slowly Complete walkthroughs for all four Campaign and Battle modes as well as detailed strategies for their primary and secondary objectives. Contents Training: Before you christen your first ship or load your first ton of cargo, you’ve got a lot to learn about the duties of a Governor General of an East India Company, and the massive Training section of this guide explains every one of them in exacting detail. From trading to combat to diplomacy, anything that you can–or must–do to be successful in East India Company is covered here. Single-player Modes: East India Company offers four different Campaign modes, spanning decades of your company’s history. There’s also a pair of Battle modes that you can jump into for some quick ship-to-ship combat, without having to worry about trading or diplomacy. This section of the guide takes you through each single-player mode, with detailed explanations of the primary and secondary goals of each, as well as the options available to you. Multiplayer: Before you set sail for the open seas and take on the world in multiplayer combat, you’ll want to consult this section of the guide, which explains each of the five multiplayer game types, with strategies for emerging as the victor in each and reducing your enemies to flotsam. It also covers your online multiplayer account options and features, including your account statistics and the ranking ladder. Achievements: Your prowess as a Governor General isn’t measured merely by your company’s wealth and power but also by the Achievements you earn during your tenure. The final section of this guide lists all these Achievements, along with tips on how to earn them.