How do I settle a new village ?
To settle a new village you need :
1) Three Settlers (see below)
2) Somewhere to settle
3) Enough Culture Points (see below)
4) 750 of each resource
Right, to build settlers you need the following :
Either a level 10 Residence or a level 10 Palace. A palace can build 3 settlers at 10, 15 and 20. A residence can build 3 settlers at 10 and 20.
You also need a lot of resources. See the in game manual for your tribes settler costs.
These are points your village generates everyday. You need a certain amount for each village. Your current total and what you need for another village can be found within your residence, under culture points funnily enough. I'm assuming this is your 1st village which is 2000 culture points. You get a certain amount of culture points for each building per day. See here for details on what building gives wheat CP. Exact details can be found here.
Protecting and Raiding with settlers
Protecting settlers is one hard job in my opinion. The best way is to make friends with a gaul in your area, ask him to build 10 traps and then send your settler with 3 other troops. I'd send 3 just in case a wall kills them. Better safe than sorry and heck your settler needs company. To send to a gaul's traps, send a raid and they'll be traps. For the 3 troops I'd advise either Maces, Swordsmen or Imperians.
Note : No-one can kill a troop within a trap ! More information or traps can be found here and here.
However you can also raid with them. This works too but is a risk as they might die. Settlers can carry 3000 resources each though, so you may think it is worth it.
When you come to move you must firstly pick out a field to move to. I would advise somewhere within your 7x7 if possible. Also for your first village I'd say try and find a field with 5 wood for teutons, 5 clay for gauls and 5 iron for romans. This is due to the fact the said tribes all use more of that resource. For your second I'd always go for a 15 cropper. This a field with 15 wheat fields. There are more detailed guides for fields. One of these is here.
To settle you must send your 3 settlers with 750 of each resource. When arrived I'd start by using all your resources on wheat fields. Then I'd transport 800 of each resource from your first village and build everything to level 1. After that I'd build marketplace, rally point and a warehouse and granary. Then just carry on building fields.
Sorry if I've missed anything and leave it here and I'll add it in.