You are very brave to poke the bear right at the start!
I told my wife stick with the plains
But she went right to the city!
Her town wiped
She then got a new faction and then her party got mud on some mercs.
They caught up to her and killed her party.
She got another party and then she got damaged from some robots and had one member left.
At this point she had 4 town health.
She conceded defeat and we restarted a new game heh