You get into the castle for present day, but you're kept waiting in a room for many hours, and all the other visitors have left. You're in trouble: Doned has tipped off the castle guards as to who you are.
This battlefield is very small, so both you and your opponents will probably be grouped together. A summoner and black mage can take good advantage of this fact. So keep your own units far apart if you can.
With the Gladiators and Templar, you should try to attack from a distance and avoid getting in close range with them. Since they are so strong, you should try to get them out of the way first.
The Alchemist knows Death, but only as long as it's holding the Life Crosier. Steal that if you want to stop the Alchemist from using Death.