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How do you use armies?

How do you use armies?

  • I put offensive units in them and use them offensively

    Votes: 13 41.9%
  • I put defensive units in them and use them to protect my cities

    Votes: 7 22.6%
  • I put defensive units in them and use them to protect my units

    Votes: 5 16.1%
  • I put whatever's handy in one to get the Heroic Epic and then never use another one

    Votes: 3 9.7%
  • I never use armies, even to get the Heroic Epic

    Votes: 3 9.7%

  • Total voters


Higgs boson
Jun 8, 2001
Well, I think the choices are self-explanatory.

My opinions:
Putting fast units in an army seems wasteful to me, since they retreat anyway, almost duplicating the effect of the army. With armored units, it's even worse because they can't attack multiple times anymore. So, I generally use defensive units in my armies. And since, as a general rule, my cities don't need extra defense, I tend to use them to protect my offensive units, at which role they are very effective.
I use armies of infantry in the industrial age to act as mobile bases for my cavalry and artillery. In the ancient and middle ages I use armies of offensive units to destroy the tough defenders in a city (swordsmen and knights respectively).
i use most of my army to protect my cities because if you dont protect your cities itll be easier for people that you are in war with or who wants to be in war with you to capture them.the rest i use for exploring.to me i dont like to use scouts unless if i want to trade.the reason why i pick the rest of my army to explore is because they have a way to attack unlike the scouts.then you are playing offense defense and at the same time exploring the map.
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