the set up of the game is not really long don't worry.
As you said previously the carriages can be placed already assembled into the box. You can fin below the different steps of the set up :
- each player chooses a deck, take one basic loot and put it into his character card.
- Place the engine followed by as many carriages as there are players into the game.
- Fill each carriage with loot tokens (in each carriage there are logo showing which type of loot have to be put in there).
- Place the meeples into the starting position and prepare the scenario deck (5 cards randomly).
That's it: it's approximately a 3 to 5 minutes set up for a 30 to 45 minutes of gaming.
As the author of the game, I don't know if I am really objective so