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SENDING DEFENSIVE WARRIORS ON RAID

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GOHAWX
26 June, 2016, 2:28 PM UTC
WHY DO PLAYERS SEND DEFENSIVE WARRIORS WHEN RAIDING CITIES (NOT PERSIAN POSITIONS) ? I DON'T SEE THE BENEFIT.  CAN ANYONE COMMENT ON THIS TACTIC?  THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS.
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FastReD
26 June, 2016, 2:31 PM UTC

Archon some reason is because he is a player who can not play very well, or no more offensive units, and it only remains to send defensive troops, it is wrong, and lose all

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Kakos
26 June, 2016, 2:31 PM UTC
GOHAWX said:

WHY DO PLAYERS SEND DEFENSIVE WARRIORS WHEN RAIDING CITIES? I DON'T SEE THE BENEFIT.  CAN ANYONE COMMENT ON THIS TACTIC?  THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS.
Maybe was a mistake..  once I was raiding a bot city and instead of sending my usual 111 Marauders I sent 111 Elephants! LOL
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Drag-Theseus
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26 June, 2016, 2:48 PM UTC

111 elephants haha nice one.
Players can lose off on persians so they raid with def.. happened to many of us.

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Prometheus
26 June, 2016, 3:00 PM UTC

GOHAWX said:


WHY DO PLAYERS SEND DEFENSIVE WARRIORS WHEN RAIDING CITIES (NOT PERSIAN POSITIONS) ? I DON'T SEE THE BENEFIT.  CAN ANYONE COMMENT ON THIS TACTIC?  THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

Archon, you can also send def units like mountain peltasts etc with high carrying capacity into bot cities for resources :)

Though, its not effective vs human players because you will have great looses!
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Fortuna
26 June, 2016, 4:45 PM UTC
maybe have not much troops and send mounted peltast that are quick and carry..... (i guess the fact that are weak attacking does not matter or he ignores it)
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Rob May
1 July, 2016, 6:19 PM UTC
yes they can be used to raid dead cities where there is no defense just to carry resources :)
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ThatBloke
2 July, 2016, 1:55 PM UTC

Apart from the fact that some players don't understand what they're doing (we often see such silly behaviors against pantheons, though just the fact they're wasting their troops that way is silly in itself), you still have to know that, unlike when targetting emporia, defense units still participate into the total party offense value, with their low, but existing individual offense values.

It really can add some weight to the strike.

However, and still unlike when targetting emporia, where defense units play no role at all in the attack and therefore never suffer any loss, attacking defense units and scouts do suffer the same loss rate as the other units and get killed the same way in combat.


Now there may a be a reason why some people would send defense along with offense units : sieges.

Either besieging a city or a pantheon implies some defense units must be sent at some point to hold the siege.

Some may chose to send defense later as reinforcements to replace the offense wave, some may chose to send them at the same time then recall their offense.


Different stategies, with more losses to defense units when sending them along, but no delay with offense staying exposed alone to counter-strikes, and increased offense grand total when striking.

So any method can have its advantages and drawbacks, and must be considered in detail before criticizing. ;)


What's still weird, of course, is those frequent combined strikes vowed to die in totality sent at our pantheons, as if they would hope to actually take them over with those puny forces and would have to actually stay to defend... :p

Well, I gues some people think they can't really tell before they've tried... ^^

But we sometimes even see scouts and marauders along... Some people send all and the kitchen sink. ^^

What would be really weird if they did the same with Persians. And of course, they lose all of them. Then they usually come and complain on the forum the game is flawed and they can't grow an army... LMAO


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