Tips for Difficulty
Some helpful tips to make the game easier:
Equip the weapons laying around. Right where you start, you can get two clubs and one knife. After the first fight you can get a bow and a shield.
Make at least one character with high hp and STR 7+, put him in front.
Have a caster that can be decisive in close fights. A charmer is very good in crowd controlling, or an apprentice in taking out enemies.
It really makes a huge difference!