Age of Empires II Tips

Confuse enemys
When you start the game the game in a hard level, the enemy might attack pretty quickly and destroy your village before you have a chance to build your resources. Just enter all the food,wood,stone and gold cheats and advance to the imperial age. Then send a couple of your villagers (and units to guard the villagers) to a blank corner of the map and build a wall around one of the villagers.
If your village gets destroyed just destroy the stone wall and get the villager in there to build a new and secret base. This will confuse your enemys in to tyhinking you are destroyed.