No it really isn't. Game is pretty easy if you block, and level up the knight a few times. You can easily over level and be able to destroy everything in combat, but I am not really sure this game is about combat being a real core part of the game. Get the family jewels as early as possible, sold by merchant in the tavern. It will easily be your best source of candies. If you want to make a progeny just temporarily remove them, and chug some goblin juice.