***********Beware spoilers!************* Pardon my arrogance but there have been pleas for help so here are the musings of General Grunt Vs General Winter. My credentials: hacked my way thru BG Lord knows how many times, IWD 5 (HoW 3, TotL 1) and BG2 twice (ToB 1). Easthaven Goblins & orcs are easy but you're party is low level so your initial choices are important. A balanced party is essential but you will find your party swamped by hordes of enemies later in the game. Spellcaster must be well protected or able to fight in melee. 3 possibilities: - Lots of fighters. - A few fighters and lots of ranged attacks/spellcasters. - A balanced party. Clerics, bards, thieves and mages can all be equipped to fight in wild melee using items from IWD. Target shamans with ranged attacks first. How does a level 1 party take out an ogre? The ogre's strength is hand-to-hand combat. Stick him in place with "grease" or other such spells and pound him from a distance. This simple tactic will serve you well throughout the game.