Here I want just to describe, what's my personal strategy on Evony.
First: many strategies are possible & good. I've chosen a strategy of pure attacking & gathering.
Well, where should I begin. The most important ressource in this game is time. In my opinion, other ressources like Ore, Stone, Food etc come behind this. As an attacker I can raid much and fast rss from the enemy, unbubbled cities. This is the fastes way to get ressources. Now, why is time the most important ressource? The faster you grow, the mightier you get. Raid & gather rss can raided relativly fast. But you will need speedups – so much speedups! Withour speedups you can't grow fast – all your rss will hang around your keep.
Now, rss like ore & co are very important. Raiding is a good & fast, but little bit risky (and exciting!) way to get rss. The second best way to get rss is gathering. So I decided to have Korea Subs. They give you gathering speed & more troop load (time is very important here. Gathering the same rss in 10h or in 3h is a big difference). I also researched all gathering reserach as high (level 16 or so, not mastered ... too expensive) as possible – before other things. It's possible to gather up to 200M rss a day with the right buffs and research and subs. Third my own production in my city gave me some rss. I always buy two extra builder, so I can level up 3 Buildings at one time. The gems I get by reaching a good place at the Monarch events, svs, battlefield ... all events I can get. So, these are some (incomplete) basics of my strategy. The basics to build good and much troops, to be able to heal them etc.
Now to my attack strategy – it is a stretegy for k27 and higher for mid-game-play. My dream come true, I have enough t11 and a big enough march size for my strategy. I have only one attacking march to ghost. So I am maximum fast with ghosting, re-ghosting, attacking. Okay, one example, how I attack:
First I plan my raid. How much Power has my enemy? Could he (or she) has rss? Can I just kill many troops? Is there only one enemy, where i port or are there 3 or 4 I could attack? Adv ports are very valuable. So I don't waste them by porting around with no plan. So I have always a plan to save my ports (the best way to get them for nearly free is the "crazy egg event", destroying the first egg with 3 Hammers till it's activated Or buying them in the reduced allaince shop). I often don't look for just one enemy to raid, there must be 2 or 3 more. I don't know as they have rss. With 4 enemies attacked I get a higher chance to get rss. There are more ways to raid, I just want to write about this one.
Okay, I've done my plan – where to port and where to attack (I plan often to raid 2 or 3 alliance in a fast row). Then I check my gens (duty?), my subs (unlinked?), my monarchs gear, my 8h bubbles, my buffs (do I need +20% att/def/hp?), is my keep empty of rss (if not, consume them or store rss in our alliance warehouse or donate to it). I don't need a march preset, because I have only one march & my best gen is my pvp gen, so he is automatically pre-selected – one fewer click, very important for my speed & timing!
What comes next? This here is for attacking an enemy, he is standing in his hive with a strong alliance (attacking a very weak alliance you don't need to scout)
I have tested a lot to do this "1-troop-strategy" work. And it WORKS! The last tests I made was on my first svs on february 2021. It's proven now and I hope this will help you for your own strategy!
BTW ... I have no wall gen. I play only with an empty keep. Let the enemy attack ... he can't hurt me when i'm empty. I am bubbled or ghosted ... I am a "pure attacker" ... there is only this one risk of 0.1 seconds ;-)
On normal raids, that are not so hot and stressful like battlefield or svs, more ghosting troops work as well. One last hint: raid only 5, max 7 enemies. They will see your raids after some attacks and will heavily counter you – eg VN_Dung always have a look and tried to counter. A good fighter (who doesn't scout and do mostly speed attacks – we got him once with a trap, because he never scouts. That was really funny :-) )
NEXT TIME I WRITE ANOTHER VARIATION OF MY ONE-TROOP-STRATEGY.