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by bubba on Apr11

Sparta: WoE - tips & tricks





Sparta: War of Empires brings you to an ancient greek world, where city-states endlessly fight or unite for domination, glory and cash. Apparently, the reference historical setting is the one of the Second Persian War (made famous by the movies), at the time when the greek cities (or poleis) united to face the persian force of King Xerxes I, as he sought to conquer all of Greece. Here I list some tips and tricks I learned while playing this game, or by browsing the forums.

Tips

  • Raid small cities: The money hidden in the Acropolis can not be stolen during raids, so low level cities (where the Acropolis was not upgraded) give more loot than higher level prays. However, if you hit too much a city in its early stage, there is a high risk that the player will abandon the game, and the city will shortly not be worth the effort anymore. Therefore, attack some level 1 cities when your own level is low enough, then let them expand a bit (build granaries and warehouses) before raiding them. Abandoned cities can be still occupied, and will give you some income until some big brother takes them from you.
  • Get the most from raiding persian positions: It seems that if you attack persian positions with just enough troops to defeat them, then the experience you get is higher than what you get otherwise.
  • Keep defenders in the Acropolis: What the tutorial fails to be clear about is that troops in the Acropolis will be protected from sieges and raids, although they won't participate in the fight. Secure your fighting offensive forces in the Acropolis, and let the defensive troops deal with the enemy. Also, each new player has ten days protection, which makes sure that your offensive troops are in the Acropolis in case of enemy attack.
  • Exchange articles: You should exchange articles at your city's port instead of selling them at the ephorate. Although the latter option will give you a good amount of resources, new articles are more profitable.
  • Balance your troops: Offensive unites are almost useless for defending your city during sieges. Conversely, defensive troops are very poor during open combats and raids. Balance your troops, training dedicated forces for defensive and offensive purposes.
  • Build towers: Do not underestimate defending towers: they are not cheap to build, but they can be repaired fast and as many times as you want. Towers are very useful to protect your city in case of enemy raid, so leave some spots for them in your wall.
  • Protect your resources: Resources stored in the Acropolis cannot be stolen by your enemies. The amount of resources stolen from your city depends on the sum of your (unprotected) resources and the enemy’s carrying capacity. So upgrade the warehouses and granaries, but don't forget to upgrade the Acropolis as well.
  • Noob protection: At level 30, anyone can attack you, including high levels. By then, you are supposed to have learned all the strategies to defend yourself, joined an alliance, or have established some contact with the 'big brothers' around you.

Tricks

  • Free troops upgrade: During the tutorial, you will be given the chance of upgrading troops. If you want to exploit this, research the hoplite first, so you will have decent troops for free. Remember that this will happen when you upgrade either a farm or a forge of a lumber yard for the forth time (4th upgrade among them all, not the 4th of a single structure).
  • Loot boost: Apparently, if you send resources to a neighbour city just a few seconds before your troops start the raid, those resources will boost the loot (they will be considered as part of the city's treasury). After the raid is complete, cancel the shipping, and you will have them all back.