Yay I beat it! It's a really interesting game. I definitely think it would've been a lot harder to ramp up in it if I hadn't played Wizard Chess 1 a lot as well.
I like how over the course of the game, the value of resources changes. At first money, growers, shops are the things you want to go for but by the end I only cared about triggers and easier fights.
I don't know how I would be able to beat the game without the Precise bonus which gives +1 range to my ranged units for the first 40 turns. It made so many fights so much easier. I kept choosing to the swamp terrain because then I could just position my ranged units in the middle and just pick off any enemies that tried to approach. Late game must be a lot harder without it