Lesson One: Introduction to Grepolis
Grepolis is a war game where every decision is important. Even the slightest mistake could cause you to lose your city. This guide is designed to help you grow and prosper in Grepolis. Let’s start with the most important things in the game… Resources and troops. Without one, your empire will easily fall to an invading force.
Resources can be gained by several methods. The primary and most important way is through your resource production buildings. The Timber Camp will supply your polis with wood, the Quarry with stone, and the Silver Mine with silver coins. Secondary methods include attacking (looting resources from another player), demanding resources from battle point villages, trading through the Marketplace, and casting spells on your city. Without resources, you can’t build troops to protect your city from attackers.
Troops are very important in Grepolis. Troops allow you to defend your city and your precious building materials. They also allow you to conquer your enemies. Troops can be trained in both the Barracks and the Harbor. Land troops are trained in the barracks, naval troops in the harbor, and mythical units in the barracks with the exception of the Hydra. We will go over how to use each regular unit in the third lesson.
Lesson Two: Battle Point Villages
Battle point villages involve you attacking a Bandit Camp. Battle point villages are important because they give you another source of resources. You can also recruit troops from higher level battle point villages. It is important that you have both offensive and defensive troops in your first city so you can attack the Bandit Camp and gain rewards while also defending your city against other players. Battle point villages cost battle points to build. With each level, the cost increases. However, you are able to demand more resources and units.
Lesson Three: Basic Troop Builds
This lesson is about the basic troops and what each one is used for. To be a successful player, you have to use a mixture of troops (not necessarily in one city though). There are three types of troops; defensive, offensive, and balanced. Balanced troops may be used for both defensive and offensive purposes.
- Swordsmen (Land)
- Archers (Land)
- Biremes (Naval)
- Light Ships (Naval)
- Slingers (Land)
- Horsemen (Land)
- Hoplites (Land)
- *Chariot (Land)
- *Trireme (Naval)
*Units are primarily used in conquest.
Lesson Four: Geographics
In order to expand, you need to obtain battle points. You can earn battle points through attacking and defending. You also need to take into consideration where your cities are located. If you are in a high risk area, you should convert to defensive. If your cities are in a low risk area, you should go offensive while also building some extra defensive cities. Make sure to avoid spacing out your cities too much.
• Build cities in the rear to stack the frontline cities.
• Build defensive cities in the center of the ocean. Defensive cities in the center should be able to support any city in the ocean in about 4 hours.
• Build offensive cities in the corners of the ocean. This will prevent enemy forces from entering. All borders (north, south, west, and east) will be covered. If enemies launch an attack on an offensive city, defensive cities in the center of the ocean will be able to quickly support.