A Quick Guide to Building Units for the newer player and non coiner
Not everyone has the time to sit for hours monitoring their account all week long so here are some tips to keep those unit queue’s up and make sure you are less likely to be raided!
All it takes is 2 to 3 short log ins a day
1) SPEND DOWN YOUR RESOURCES! This helps you avoid being a “farm”
2) SEND FRESH BUILDS STRAIGHT TO THE ACROPOLIS! This helps prevent you losing newly built units, especially important during PvP
3) Try to do at least 4 or 4 raids each time to close by “dead” cities. Even level 15 to 30 cities can have surprising amounts of resources in them
4) Leave spying and heavy resource raids for when you have some time free.
If your resource buildings are Level 20 or above spending down is especially important
Spending resources effectively
Do this well with a good combination of units in your queues and you will only have unprotected grain that can be lost if you are raided while offline.
Myms, hops -------- can't get enough of these
Sariss --if you want the extra punch .
Trojans, if not building Saris ----- you don't need to build Thureous , just win them
MPs -------- build these when you have offence cooking on the other queues to spend your excess timber
Reverse this occasionally with this combination:
Cretans , javs , Offence Phalanx and Offence Cav, Javs , Myms , Trojans , Offence Cav
Smart management of resources.
If you have 30 k timber , 30 k Bronze ......what do you do ?
Do not just spend ALL on a single unit type spend some of the bronze on a few hops and myms and use up timber on Trojans.
What you want to aim for is filling the queue for a few hours. Aim for about 6-8 hrs, the time you won't be online, so that when you do log on next , you repeat the process and send to acropolis what you just built
Those cheap resource packs? This is why participation in PVP events is essential as you need the rewards to buy the occasional 30 k of bronze or Timber to balance the queue if you overspend on one of them and still have some of the other resource.
Keep building up your Denarii. Use this to fill the Cav queue with Legates when you have no resources It is very easy for a non-coiner to build 250-350 k offence AND 100-150 k defence a week with minimal raiding
For those that have backed up build queues more than 2 days long, you have flexibility to pick and choose units to build but the same principle applies; Balanced spending so that you leave no resources for a potential raider.
Big thanks to Charles Stewart Lee of ATNA Alliance for producing a detailed guide, I used it heavily to create this one