Maybe this was a bug, or maybe I was unlucky and unprepared. On day 8, I thought I was doing awesome, my little guys were harvesting corn for the first time, I had an abundance of other food, I had enough beds for all 9 of my people, and 5 buildings, 3 for crafters, and 2 that served as hotel type things for all of my workers.
Towards the end of the day, a huge goblin raiding party the likes of which I have never seen descends on my camp, instantly killing my 2 footmen, and then quickly slaughtering the rest of my village. There were approximately 10 goblins.
Perhaps it was because I had amassed so much wealth? Maybe it was because the goblin population remained unchecked, or got clogged up somehow, eventually attacking all at once.
However, even if all 9 of my people had been footmen, I’m not sure even they all could have held off the attack, because the goblins came as a group, while my soldiers would have been spread across my town. This seems like it was too difficult a scenario early on.
I have a save from the end of day 6, and I may try playing it again to see if it happens once more.
Anyone know what may have caused this? Does it always happen on day 8, or did I become too rich too quickly? What is the best way to combat such a threat?