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    Default Noob question - attacking Gauls

    So I've been really cautious about attacking Gauls because I know they can have traps. I've just been attacking villages with a population of 2-4. Can I go any higher? At what population could a Gaul have traps?

    Also, I have a neighboring village with about 70 population. For a while they where at 30 and I thought they where inactive. Because I thought an alliance might be possible in the future, I was nice and warned them that I was raiding other nearby villages and might raid them if they seemed inactive.

    I got a pretty snippy and rude reply back and am seriously considering attacking now. Ideas on what kind of force I should be going in with?

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    A Gaul can get traps at 7 population. This is very unlikely though.

    Scout the neighbour, most people at 70 pop don't usually have defensive scouts so you will not be noticed. Try scouting them a few times to insure you've found any troops they have. Once you know what their force is like you can use the combat simulator to determine the type of force you need.
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    How much population do you have?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snogernot View Post
    How much population do you have?
    47 villages, 48,574 pop.

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    lol...off topic much

    O.k I sent the first set of scouts and I got back that there are no troops!!??

    I'm sending scouts to find out resources right now.

    If there are no troops, what should I send to guarantee my troops safety?


    edit: The resources to be gained arn't really worth it, but I'm still curious.
    Last edited by alwaysonline; 11-24-2009 at 02:41 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alwaysonline View Post
    The resources to be gained arn't really worth it, but I'm still curious.
    There's never a guarantee, as someone could reinforce that village (intentionally or by mistake), but
    2 legionnaires
    2 macemen
    3 phalanx
    are needed as a minimum to survive a raid vs. a town <9 pop.
    After 9 pop, there is the possibility of native troops and/or a rat. At this point, the numbers need to increase -- I believe it takes 3 mm or legis to kill a rat and have everyone survive, and 50+ phal for the same...
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    Thanks, for putting up with the questions!

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    Guals tend to be some of the best farms in the first few weeks of a server. People tend to be afraid to attack them. I will usually not think twice about attacking a player less than 50 pop. Very rarely do you run into troops until people have more than 50 pop. There are the exceptions though. If you run into troops in a town less than 50 pop they probably know what they are doing, and you should watch what they are doing.
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    Thanks for the encouragement. Yesterday, almost all the inactives around my village where deleted and I was feeling kind of desperate today. I noticed his pop hadn't grown for a couple days and his resources had grown.

    I decided to attack with a very small force (26 mm) that I wouldn't mind loosing just to see what would happen and was surprised when they all made it back fine with lots of resources

    edit: Technically he told me I could raid him so I'm not going to feel too bad.
    Last edited by alwaysonline; 11-26-2009 at 03:34 AM.

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