Hey, because I think there aren't enough tutorials on how to play Skirmish, I wanted to write a little guide.
This time for: Human
1. I am placing the main building on Hotkey 7 (Ctrl + 7) and the godstone on 6.
2. I am building 2 lumberjack building, 1 building for food (if water is nearby I recommend fish) and 1 stonemason.
3. Simultaneously to 2 you should start with your hero. I recommend the occultist. Skills: Whirlwind (middle one) and Life leech (top left). The third skill should be cleave (top right).
I recommend going for strength at first, so you can buy the hammer from the shop.
4. Simultaneously to 3 and 4 build two normal melee soldiers.
5. Creep the hell and get some outposts.
6. When every building is finished, start with the upgrade to Tier 2.
7. If you are around 3 or 4 wood, build another stonemason.
8. Build another lumberjack building after 7.
9. When your main hall finished upgrading build another melee unit and one range unit. Build another hero. Recommendation is the priest. Skills: top left, top right, bottom right.
10. Upgrade your outpost with iron ore nearby and build both buildings for iron harvesting. If iron ore is in your base you should build a farm at your outpost otherwise in your base.
11. Simultaneously build the barracks. Get some normal melee soldiers build with iron, then crossbow, then pikemen. The barracks gets the 5 on my keyboard.
12. Do not forget to creep. At this point we are 5-6 minutes in the game.
13. Build units, units and more units, all based on iron. They are very strong. Try to react to your opponent. Pikemen, when he is getting more mounted units; melee fighters, when he is getting more pikemen and always get yourself some units with range attacks.
I hope I can help some lost souls