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Placing Troops

Once you have the makeup of your army worked out, you just need to decide where, and how, to place them. This is not as easy as just whacking the screen on the closest square to the enemy base. You have to weigh up which part is defensively weakest, try to second guess whether your opponent has placed any traps, or is trying to draw you into making a mistake, as well as which units to hold back or draw enemy fire to allow weaker ones through unscathed.

Units such as Giants are great for soaking up fire and allowing other units, often those like Archers with low hit points, to enter the base and begin attacking, and these should be placed first. Many players also choose to hold certain units back, such as the Balloon, which can fly in at the end of the session to mop up any units remaining. At the same time, you shouldn't be afraid to send in a large mass of units if the situation warrants it - there is little worse in terms of tactics than seeing a player send half an army in, have it get decimated, then send another half in, when if they'd just sent them all it would have been an easy victory.



11 comments, latest first.
goblins are one of the most important troops that let me loot approx 250k elixir and 250k gold in each attack. the are not worthless

Added 19th Apr 2015, ID #545033

best is to use 10 giant, 5 balloons, 4 wizard, 10 barbarians, 4 wb, and remaining archers or 120 archers, or 75 archers, 5 wizard, 5 giants. this is a composition of 120 . i used this went to master on the way to champion league and just th8. this is a guide for th5 guys . i am in a clan FUTBOL STARS best donater and attacker. just visit my base u would be shocked now i am in gold league 2. and th8 . for other th i will say afterwards

Added 16th Apr 2015, ID #543494

i need to know which troops to to place for which buildings and what bulding weaknesses are

Added 8th Mar 2015, ID #525699

how can you place all archers down at once to surround a village?

Added 27th Feb 2015, ID #521955

Correction: Goblins are next to worthless. Balloons are handy, but only if you send in Giants and a horde of Barbarians first to take out pesky archer towers and air defenses.

Added 18th Nov 2014, ID #473312

Goblins are worthless

Added 13th Nov 2014, ID #471233

Is it possible to pick where you want your troops to attack by touching a spot or building?

Added 22nd Oct 2014, ID #461723

Protect it with mortar and wizard towers

Added 15th Oct 2014, ID #458931


Added 5th Oct 2014, ID #454910


Added 31st Dec 2013, ID #336874

How can you defend your town hall?

Added 21st Nov 2013, ID #320750

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