Thought i would post this example for newer players that might have joined the 4th age and landed in a World-4 demolished Parish with any way of knowing where to begin building.
This layout is to help keep most the army minus speed, you wont need speed just defending your area and this allows 300 troops, which is more than enough to defend and eliminate the AI's that spawn.
Will edit or delete soon, having troubles uploading the image, fianlly got it to load, i will work on that in the future
As you can see is all but 1 Billet is built along with the Town Hall
My way allows all 4 needed military guilds to , well make war, defend castle, play/enjoy game. I found plenty of opportunity to war when you have troops
GOAL- Your goal is your working on making a finished parish like the examples / links above in the OP's post. This can not happen when your in ruins.
STEPS TO TAKE FIRST:
Town Hall. Build this first, start by deleting all the speed, rearrange until you have enough room to place the Town Hall.
Order The Buildings, you will notice a lot of parish's have a Tunnelers guild, but it can go
Tunnelers Guild- Delete it, you wont need it, your parish is in ruins, this is not going to save you or come close to saving you. You need walls.
Next after you have the Town Hall upgraded to level 9, :::NOTE::: YOU MUST HAVE THE TOWN HALL UPGRADED FIRST BEFORE WASTING FLAGS/TIME/ and EVERYONE'S MONEY. placing buildings, this goes for building the castle but ill get to that later.
Once you place a building that time will not decrease with upgrades, its planted and stuck and the only way to get the new times is to delete it, so just wait on the Town-hall it does not take much to get it to level-9, and level 9 is plenty.
Billets-(x19)- build 3 at a time, should take about 1 day each, most parish's have most if not all the military buildings.
Speed First, Barracks Second ....
Military Weapons Guilds- You need all 4, there is no way to purchase arms in this age i have noticed, Bows/Armor/Poletuners first. Eventually you will be able to fit a catapult guild, which is needed :imo: if not everyones right next to the ....
Military Academy- Is last -- i say again its last sorry, my way makes it last because it goes where the Town-Hall is and you need the town-hall to keep building the Parish-Village.
Barracks- Get your Barracks back to full 20 Barracks 500/troops first before deleting that town-hall or its a 2 day wait for each of them. Replacing the Billits for Barracks Supply Depot - Build as fillers, 4 depots will make army fast 5min march around the parish area and can travel 3-4 parish's away in under 20min if needed ...
Thats all i got before making this a full blown 4 page guide. Cheers.
Oh, as your Billits get built, re-Place replace replace, the castle walls /Towers, they will be stuck on the old timers and need to be placed all over to get the actual benefits from the billites. GL to all new comers to world-4 hope this helps.