I was doing those camps for Bernard. That’s when I was 40 hours in. I also had problems with sword. But they are all well armed and with helmets. If you go with sword, just hit shield, they open defense and poke into face, then block and back away as other three will flank you. But at start it’s better to just fight shortly, raise stats, call horse, retreat and heal and go back in with repaired armour. I actually stole their armours and killed while they were sleeping. Then when I wiped around 6 camps I headed to western camp since 50 hours, I use axe and try to sneak around, distract them to divide them. I can safely fend off two at once, sometimes even one gives me trouble. This last time, I fought more one by one, but they damaged my helmet, at the end I had last enemy who bashed me into head so I started bleeding with half health. He had half health so I was confident to stay fighting. We were even. I won, I only bled slightly, used one bandage. Now I’m 60 hours and I have mace for heavy cumans, those lights will go down by fists. I beat one bowman with fists cause there was no other enemy around. Heavy armor suits me better but sneaking is actually harder, but cumans are mostly sitting while looking at each other so better to pick them out at night when there’s only one guard awake. Sometimes they don’t sleep. This one time at the cave during dark, there was only one way in and I failed to sneak. I fell into bush and got stuck. As I was trying to get out, they heard me and I got out by swinging at enemies. Got injured and after fight, I went into cave where one was asleep. On the way out, there was one sitting out, I waited but he was at the same spot till morning, looking at his dead friends. This time was raining even inside the cave. It was weird.