It is very important to understand how to organize an attack.
The yard bonus
After an attack, the surviving soldiers of both sides, if any, fall into the yard of the castle. There are four possibilities:
- The defender manages to hold all three flanks, then he wins.
- The defender manages to hold two flanks, then he gets a +30% bonus for the yard fight, meaning 71 defending soldiers can win 100 offending, of the same fight power.
- The defender manages to hold one flank, then he gets a 0% bonus for the yard fight, meaning his defending soldiers fight equally against offending.
- The defender looses all three flanks, then he gets a -30% bonus, meaning 71 offending soldiers can win 100 defending, of the same fight power.
Most players set their defense at 100-0-0, to ensure that they will hold at least one flank, and the attacker will not get the +30 yard bonus. This is the best defense setup, especially when they are offline.
It is very important to have your attacking Commander well equipped. A weak Commander can lead your army to disaster, especially if the enemy’s Castellan is well equipped.
Melee or ranged
It is needless to say that before an attack, you have to perform military espionage. Of course, if the enemy is online, he can always change his defense setup. This is an advantage of the defending side.
In general, use melee attackers against ranged defenders and ranged attackers against melee defenders.
If the enemy is online, he will change his setup, and he will use the proper soldiers, according to your attack formation. E.g. if you use ranged attackers on left flank, he will put ranged defenders on the left. To overcome this, you have to use the proper tools.
The tool removing Squad
Some players use this trick to remove enemy’s tools, before they attack him.
They send two attacks:
The two attacks must reach the target with a small time gap , about 1-2 minutes.
Fake waves (Comment by Sarah1, International 2)
For attacking a Robber Baron Castle (RBC) you can use fake waves. These are waves with only 1 soldier at the side you want to clear from tools. Every soldier can do this. It doesn’t matter what kind it is.
If you have a RBC with on the left flank 2 flaming arrows you can use two fake waves to get that flaming arrows away. This makes attacking them much easier because you need lesser mantlets. This works for all tools the defender has. Each fake wave kills from every tools 1.
So, if the RBC has 1 flaming arrow and 1 rock in the center you use the first wave 1 soldier. In the second wave the defender doesn’t have that bonus of the flaming arrow and the rock anymore.