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Re: Questions for SoC Advisers

Postby Kragomac on Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:18 pm

Thank you. I did not know if there was a level I was missing.
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Re: Questions for SoC Advisers

Postby sm8900 on Tue Dec 03, 2013 7:39 am

hi there. can anyone provide any advice or pointers for any of the games which I am in? thanks!! :-)
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Re: Questions for SoC Advisers

Postby dhallmeyer on Tue Dec 03, 2013 9:06 am

Sorry, but we don't help people on those maps. You are welcome to go through our training program on the classic map. We'll teach you the basic principles that you can take to almost any map and setting later.

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Re: Questions for SoC Advisers

Postby sm8900 on Thu Dec 05, 2013 9:34 am

hm, ok. thanks.
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Re: Questions for SoC Advisers

Postby Viceroy63 on Thu Dec 05, 2013 10:51 am

sm8900 wrote:hi there. can anyone provide any advice or pointers for any of the games which I am in? thanks!! :-)


You can probably find a "Mentor" in the "Mentoring Pilot Program" in the Strategy Forums. But it will most likely be an exhaustive search as there are probably more people looking for mentors than those actually willing to mentor. And not everyone is proficient in every map strategy. The link is below if you want to try it...

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Re: Questions for SoC Advisers

Postby legion of boom on Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:21 am

Hi, I have a question around the "strategy of the stacks". I'm playing a game with 3 other people at the moment and have a slight advantage over the other 3 in terms of troops numbers and the fact I have bigger stacks (about 20-25 troop adv). However none of the other 3 players are particularly weak in terms of there stacks and they all have high ranks so as a new player I'm fairly wary, my questions are:

1) What factors go into making the decision on whether to attack or not
2) Should I only attack if I can eliminate a player completely and how does one mitigate the problem of potentially expending so many troops on eliminating a player to then fall behind the other players (even if you do pickup 2 or 3 bonus cards)
3) Or should I chip away at one player enough so that the others can't eliminate him up until the point where I can
4) In a game where there are other strong stacks like mine should I chip away at all players rather than just 1 so they all get weakened and none then benefit from me expending a load of troops until the point where I can "safely" eliminate a player.

Thanks for any advice or if there is another thread discussing this topic please point me to it!
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Re: Questions for SoC Advisers

Postby Koganosi on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:37 am

legion of boom wrote:Hi, I have a question around the "strategy of the stacks". I'm playing a game with 3 other people at the moment and have a slight advantage over the other 3 in terms of troops numbers and the fact I have bigger stacks (about 20-25 troop adv). However none of the other 3 players are particularly weak in terms of there stacks and they all have high ranks so as a new player I'm fairly wary, my questions are:

1) What factors go into making the decision on whether to attack or not
2) Should I only attack if I can eliminate a player completely and how does one mitigate the problem of potentially expending so many troops on eliminating a player to then fall behind the other players (even if you do pickup 2 or 3 bonus cards)
3) Or should I chip away at one player enough so that the others can't eliminate him up until the point where I can
4) In a game where there are other strong stacks like mine should I chip away at all players rather than just 1 so they all get weakened and none then benefit from me expending a load of troops until the point where I can "safely" eliminate a player.

Thanks for any advice or if there is another thread discussing this topic please point me to it!


How much are you ahead in troops due, what setting is it, escalating, trench, no spoils, standard. Is it played with fog of war or not (seeing your story probably not). All are factors you need to consider, are those guys typing in chat about atacking you, or are they just leaving you alone for now!

So I can only give an answer in general. Kill people for their cards, but only when you normally get the same troops back with the cards you get. If you are ahead, try to slowly stack first and expand a bit later. Dont totally focus on one person since that normally makes him weak and others could potentialy take his/her cards, but the others also can target you hard!

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Re: Questions for SoC Advisers

Postby legion of boom on Wed Jul 16, 2014 6:51 am

Thanks, sorry probably should have posted more detail its game Game 14614600

Me: 77 (5 cards)

Others: 48(3), 70(3), 45(5)

Escalating and no fog.

Ok so it sounds like in these situations to nip at each one until I can safely kill one and gain a real advantage from it?
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Re: Questions for SoC Advisers

Postby Koganosi on Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:47 am

legion of boom wrote:Thanks, sorry probably should have posted more detail its game 14614600

Me: 77 (5 cards)

Others: 48(3), 70(3), 45(5)

Escalating and no fog.

Ok so it sounds like in these situations to nip at each one until I can safely kill one and gain a real advantage from it?


If this was the starting turn, depending on the value of sets you could have easily taken out the guy with 5 cards and get his cards and a few new sets.

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Re: Questions for SoC Advisers

Postby dhallmeyer on Thu Jul 17, 2014 5:31 pm

Continue building your stacks and grabbing easy cards until an opportunity comes to kill someone. Be aware of the 1's. Use them to block other players if you can, and try to not block yourself. Also watch out for your smaller stacks; if someone feels threatened, they may hit one of those to make your task harder. You're in good shape here, just manage it until things line up.
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