Some handy Tricks for call of war

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    • Some handy Tricks for call of war

      hi first article here! a lot of text coming up (if you guys like this i will make a part two)
      please note some of these will only work if you trick human players or have good relations with them. some of these tricks have drawbacks but are very handy
      handy trick one: early province capture
      This is very easy . if you are less than 15 minutes away from capturing a province with no enemy troops cancel the order then attack the province again. You will get it early saving you a bit of time. 15 minutes sure isn't a lot but it is still useful

      handy trick two: Free stuff
      this requires a bit of kindness from the other side. "hey you are dying anyway you might aswell give me your resources and/or this province" if you see a player about to die you can just ask them for stuff and maybe even tell them how you will avenge them . theres no harm in this and the worst case is they deny it. Although players might not log in to see your message as they tend to quite when they start loosing . Also if you are asking for a province make sure it is resource rich or an isolated province rather than a city or a built up province as the player already attacking your target might just invade your defenseless province. They might attack your resource rich province but at least you made temporary profit too.If someone asks you for this favour it would also be in your best intrest to agree unless you want your invader to get stronger or your invaders future rival weaker. With perfect timing, verbal skills and good decision making this simple trick my steer the game in a different direction!
      handy trick three: choose allies wisely
      most coalition leaders would accept anyone reasonably close to them without checking stats or location. This is a huge No-no and users who chose countries first or apply first will just be in the coalition instead of good players . You don't have to fill up your coalition straight away .For example if you are a landlocked nation make sure you have room to expand to the sea and don't restrict your sea access by chosing too many coastal members. If a player has terrible stats or is very new then you should probably annex them rather than team with them . You might think this is harsh or scummy by not giving new players a chance so if your that kind of person maybe you can help out a new friend.Common sense goes a long way
      handy trick four: Don't play as a Poland
      if you play as poland or a country with a poland like situation (e.g south west Africa, British Odisha or Libya) if you are dumb or unlucky enough to get one of these countries with two neighbors ready to make you dinner you must ally with them . I honestly don't understand why people play poland in historical world map all the time its always one of the first to be chosen it shouldn't even be a playable country.
      handy trick five: Right of way trick
      has one of your allies gone inactive or been booted out of your coalition? You no longer have share map . but you can easily invade them by sending troops to their land (make sure NOT to attack) when you are ready and think you enough of his provinces declare war then you instantly get all the provinces your troops are on (or the whole country if you have enough troops) this doesn't hurt your morale as bad as a full scale long war and is less risky.
      Last handy trick: Don't be the big guy
      This is probably the hardest one to believe but don't get to big early on . Everyone will turn on you just read the newspaper and you will see a lot of threats or accusations against the player with the most VPs. If you are the underdog even if you are at number 3 then its most likely you will be less hated and even in some cases supported as you could take down the number one guy . Even if you think you can defeat everyone (which after all your wars chances are you probably can't) it is still annoying and you will get lots of trade embargo and even declarations of war which will hurt your morale and AI popularity . In lots of numbers they can be devastating and if you have coastal cities or worse a coastal capital (which on its own is a terrible thing) they can capture it or bombard it. So after all it might be better to keep track of your VPs and stay on the number 2 spot rather than the hated number one.


      i hope you enjoyed(:
    • nigeo19 wrote:

      This is very easy . if you are less than 15 minutes away from capturing a province with no enemy troops cancel the order then attack the province again. You will get it early saving you a bit of time. 15 minutes sure isn't a lot but it is still useful
      It's not 15 minutes but 5km, if you are 5km away from the province center and you set the march again ten you units will teleport to the center and take the province. It's between 7 and 4 minutes from the town center depending on how fast the unit moves.

      nigeo19 wrote:

      this requires a bit of kindness from the other side. "hey you are dying anyway you might aswell give me your resources and/or this province" if you see a player about to die you can just ask them for stuff and maybe even tell them how you will avenge them
      You can do the same with your enemies. If you are kind to them and you give them notes how to improve their game the next time they will be happy to give you their resources.

      nigeo19 wrote:

      handy trick three: choose allies wisely
      most coalition leaders would accept anyone reasonably close to them without checking stats or location. This is a huge No-no and users who chose countries first or apply first will just be in the coalition instead of good players .
      Most players select their allies based on the geography to avoid being attacked early on. This is a stupid strategy as you'll be stuck with a weak ally all game long. Day one coalitions that are formed out of fear never survive. Usually when I enter a map I check out all players and I chose the ones with the highest rank, highest K/D ratio, province retainment ration and the best games joined vs games won. Those will be the best players and the best allies you can wish for no matter where they are on the map.
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