Monthly Archives: June 2012

Turning War Into Gold

Waging war in Illyriad is expensive. That’s probably the main reason why people rarely march to war. In conventional browser-based wargames, attacking other players is a way to get rich (and so build more troops, and so attack more players…). … Continue reading

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Blockade Swarms

Scale usually gives the advantage in Illyriad. An attack with 10,000 troops will crush a defence with 1,000, regardless of terrain and tactics and similar subtleties. However, Blockades can favour the small as much as the big. A Blockade of just … Continue reading

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The Black Skull Feint

In their recent war against LWO, Black Skull Horde found themselves facing an enemy several days distant. They needed to confuse their enemy, launching fake attacks, but the usual way to do this – to order armies to Feint – … Continue reading

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Blockade: Illyriad’s Most Underrated Tactic

Undoubtedly the Blockade tactic is under-used in Illyriad. Just looking at the stats on the Herald page, Sieges are more than twice as popular. In part that is because Illyriad has been so peaceful in the last year or so. … Continue reading

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