Chapter 1: Marth Embarks
The Pirates and the Hunter aren’t such problem; some will come from land and others through the sea (one of them will stay on the castle and three others will remain around here until you get closer). Just remember to put your characters in the forests, or forts if they were damaged before you had a chance to acquire Wrys to heal them. Don’t put Shiida/Caeda (European/American version respectively) near the Hunter, arrows will do extra damage to her.
Also kill the Thief before he reaches the villages, they will be destroyed as soon as he sets a foot on them. Also, don’t forget to buy weapons with the gold you get at the village; buy an Iron Lance and a few Javelins for Shiida so that she doesn’t have to use her personal weapon. Also get a Lance for Abel (since he only has a Javelin) and another Javelin for Draug if you want.
Attack him from a far, isn't impossible...
Then, run back a little, leaving Jagen alone in the fort, but also leaving some of your units – NOT GORDIN- inside the enemy range, at full HP, to bait enemies. In your next turn, kill them the same way you’ve been killing them thus far, and the rest will be easy just as long as you keep doing this tactic over and over. Try to bait the Hunter and the other enemies in a similar manner and you will win; take your time to heal up if you received damage. From here onwards, near the castle, there is no need to keep using Jagen’s Silver Lance – it’s not justified as it is at the beginning -; until that point, don’t be afraid of using both him and his Silver Lance.
Personally, you depend on luck to survive this Chapter – even 89 HIT attacks miss – especially against the boss – attack him with everything you got, from afar with bows and javelins, even with Jagen and his sword; but pay attention to how much damage can he deal to you, and don’t attack him if he can kill you.
Now send all your characters towards el destroyed village and finish off the Thief. The Pirates who do move towards you will start traveling through the sea instead of going through land, so only one or two will be able to attack at once and you will be able to kill them easily. Put Draug just above the center of the destroyed town, since only flying units can cross it, this will create a situation where the enemy can only attack you from the South where there are two forests (and if someone with a sword is attacked there, they could avoid a hit) and remember: Heal the wounded in the fort! And to finish off the Pirates, it’s advised to deal damage with Javelins and Bows and then deal the final blow. After a while, you will have finished with all those that go after you.
Use this moment to heal your characters at the initial fort – the only enemies remaining now are those that attack you only when you enter their attack range. Start baiting and killing them one by one, healing your units at the second fort… And beware the Hunter! Not only can he kill Shiida with his bow, he is also unbelievably fast and able to attack twice almost all your characters; when you reach the boss area, just follow the same tactics and you will be alright. Once you finish with the Pirates, visit the village to recruit Wrys. He’s pretty bad but his healing will help you thorough the following chapters – don’t waste his staff, his stats won’t grow on each level up most of the time.
Against the boss, follow the same strategy explained above.