Reign of Empires – Epic Battle Tactics RTS Game on PC: A Guide to Troops and Combat
Reign of Empires is one of those nice games that just happened to go by unnoticed. We’ve discussed its innovations at great length in our game review. There, we also showed how playing Reign of Empires on PC with BlueStacks will significantly improve your experience of the game, as well as the speed of your development. However, the more you play, the more obvious it becomes that you won’t be able to get by with just the resources you can produce.
When the time is ripe, you’ll have to venture out into the fields and gather more materials, attack NPCs, and even wage war on players for additional loot. To give you an early advantage, we’d like to focus on CW’s various troops and types of combat. By the end of this article, you’ll have a firm grasp of army composition within the game’s various modes. With this information and a bit of practice, you’ll be well on your way to building a great military civilization.
The Basics of Reign of Empires Combat
One of the things we absolutely love about this game is that you get to see how combat works in a manner that reminds us of table-top war games. Whenever a fight takes place, you get to see how and when attacks happen, who gets to hit first, how much damage is done, and so on. All of this information is invaluable for developing a comprehensive understanding of military engagements in CW.
If you don’t happen to be online at the moment of a struggle, you can always view its results in your mail and replay it until you understand exactly what took place to the finest of details. So far, there are several golden rules of thumb you should always keep in mind if you want to be a successful military leader. For one, you’ll always need a balanced troop composition to win engagements, which means you ought to have all 4 major types of troops in your marches. This is true both in PvP and in the PvE aspects of the game.
The Greatmen can and will have a noteworthy influence on how your troops perform in various aspects of the game. Unlike other mobile strategy games where you have to send them with your army, they have to be appointed in the University. If you want to find out more about the way in which these exceptional individuals work and how you can use and upgrade them, jump right here.
While it is advisable to have all categories of troops in your marches, you can maximize your army’s effectiveness by playing with proportions. Particularly in PvP, where you’ll have to account for individual variation, knowing what army you’re up against will give you an upper-hand and, most often than not, lead to a successful engagement. Even if you decide not to fight, this is still a much better development than getting caught in a war you won’t be able to win.
Although there’s no doubt that great leaders inspire their battalions to push through some of the most difficult circumstances, you won’t be able to take away any victory without the right warriors on your side. As you may have noticed, each class of unit has a number of upgrade tiers, along with several variations of it on each level. For better classes of troops, you have to develop your castle accordingly.
To find out which troops you ought to send more of, you must first understand the strengths and weaknesses of each category:
Infantry – since all of the units in this category have extremely high defense, their sole purpose is to keep the remainder of your army alive and fighting. Without them, everything else in your marches will succumb to an easy demise. While Swordsmen are better against Archers and Crossbowmen, Spearmen are best used against Cavalry and Mounted Archers. Unfortunately, all Infantry is weak against Catapults and Battering Rams.
Cavalry – these are your winged knights roaming across the battlefield and killing everyone who stands in their way. Regular Cavalry is effective against Mounted Archers and Catapults, while being easily overthrown by Battering Rams and Spearmen. Mounted Archers, on the other hand, have an advantage over Crossbowmen and Archers due to their increased mobility, but remain feeble against Spearmen and enemy Cavalry.
Archers – these are the main damage dealers of any march, since they have high attack power against everybody else. Everything you do should be aimed at protecting them for as long as possible. Both Archers and Crossbowmen will crumble against an unchecked group of Swordsmen or Mounted Archers.
Siege – last, but definitely not least are the demolition machines. These are the gears of war that crush strongholds and entire armies. Alongside your ranged units, Catapults are the easiest way to defeat your enemy’s frontline (Spearmen and Swordsmen alike), thus enabling you to completely crush your opponents. Be careful, though, because they are vulnerable to Cavalry attacks. Battering Rams, on the other hand, may be easily defeated by Catapults, but they obliterate Cavalry units, front lines, as well as other Battering Rams.
Win Every War with BlueStacks
The easy way to be successful in all your military campaigns is to know your enemy. Take the time to scout enemy players and alliances, armed bandits, and Cave of Ordeal bosses alike. Then, adjust your troops to match your opponents’ lineups. Whatever you do, your Infantry units should never go under 20% of a march. Even when things seem to be aligned just right, they need to be there.
If you haven’t joined an alliance yet, don’t hesitate to do so. Take the time to find an active group of people that are just as involved with the game as you are. Doing so will give you the possibility to exchange resources, as well as fearsome allies that will come to your aid during difficult endgame wars. Much like in a shield wall, your in-game strength will be determined by that of your closest partners.