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A Basic Guide to Attacking
Always make sure you get a spy report on your target before you attack them or you will have no idea what you’re up against.
Once you have your spy report, check how many flanks are defended.
If only 1 flank is defended and the troop limit on that flank is too low to break through, you’re better off attacking the other 2 undefended flanks and fighting equally in the keep.
If attacker breaks through all 3 flanks he gets a 30% bonus in the keep.
2 flanks broken through, 1 flank held: 0% bonus
1 flank broken through, 2 flanks held: defender gets 30% bonus
So unless it’s ABSOLUTELY necessary, make sure you always attack more than one flank.
How Attacking Works: The troops fight each flank and all the surviving troops advance to the keep where they fight to win the battle.
As an example, let’s say you’re attacking this castle:
Left Flank: 60 Halberdiers, 40 Longbowmen, 100% Wall, 125% Ranged
Right Flank: 40 Archers, 120% Wall
You have 100 2-handed swordsmen and 100 heavy crossbowmen plus a few other random cheap soldiers.
First send a wave with 1 cheap soldier on the left and 1 on the right to get rid of the tools.
You could either attack all 3 flanks with more losses, or go for the front and right flank so you have more soldiers in the keep, depending on the castellan bonuses.
If you attacked all 3 flanks, on the second wave, use 10 scaling ladders on the left flank to get rid of the 100% bonus and at least 5 mantlets to get rid of the +25% bonus on the ranged soldiers. The melee:ranged soldier ratio of the defence is 60:40 so try a 40:60 because ranged attackers are better against melee and melee better against ranged. So put 40 2 handed swordsmen and 60 longbowmen on the left flank. You can put just one cheap soldier on the front because there are no defenders, and put an all-melee wave of the remaining 60 2H Swordsmen because it’s all ranged defenders, plus 12 scaling ladders to get rid of the 120% bonus.
To attack just 2 flanks, make sure you use the above mentioned tools to get rid of the massive bonuses, then fill up the right with 2 handed swordsmen because archers are all ranged, then fill the front with as many soldiers as possible.
ALWAYS MAKE SURE YOU USE TOOLS OR YOU’LL BE BEATEN BEFORE YOU CAN EVEN START!