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Placing Troops

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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.

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Oct 14th 2015 Guest
By placing wizard tower and mortar near it
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Jul 19th 2015 Guest
Go for the 100 archers and 100 barb attacks they are cheap and effective and will get you loot if farming
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Jun 17th 2015 Guest
I'm constantly attacked from inside my walls without attacker needing to break anything! how are they doing this?
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Jun 19th 2015 Guest
It's because you probably have too much empty space inside, attackers can attack anywhere there is space
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May 26th 2015 Guest
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Apr 21st 2015 Guest
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Apr 19th 2015 Guest
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
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Apr 16th 2015 Guest
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
ID #543494
Mar 7th 2015 Guest
i need to know which troops to to place for which buildings and what bulding weaknesses are
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Feb 27th 2015 Guest
how can you place all archers down at once to surround a village?
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Nov 18th 2014 Pokeman268
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.
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Nov 13th 2014 Guest
Goblins are worthless
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Oct 22nd 2014 Guest
Is it possible to pick where you want your troops to attack by touching a spot or building?
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Oct 15th 2014 Guest
Protect it with mortar and wizard towers

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Oct 4th 2014 Guest

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Dec 31st 2013 Guest
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Nov 21st 2013 Guest
How can you defend your town hall?
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Oct 15th 2015 Guest
with defenses around it like cannons or archer towers
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