Hello guys, I've been playing for a while and I'm currently in the IV age. I feel that I might have done some mistakes along the way and I recently restarted with a different race (humans, which seem more interesting for some reason cause otherwise I would always go for Elf races). Either way, my major concern has been with fighting. So here is what I wanted to ask you about and share a little bit of my experience. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, we'll see... My general experience is that fighting costs waaay too many resources (bare in mind I'm aware of the strategies on fighting, how to pick units, etc etc both in this game and I also have a fair share of experience from other Inno games). Even in what is considered to be "easy" fights, I often lose lots of units. That mean it take hours to train new troops, I'm running often out of supplies and have to use boosts (among other things), I have to use a lot of speed-up boosts cause I just cannot produce enough troops to do more than a few fights in a row, then wait hours again to train more troops. I had to invest a lot in armories, but that still means more resources, space and time spent on training troops. In the end, it just doesn't feel worth it. This leads to my first question. Is it common in this game to focus on either military or good production, but not so much on both? I play Forge of empire (another Inno game) where I think fighting is much easier. However, in FoE in some worlds I focus mostly on trading. That means I do negotiate a lot instead of fighting. So my question would be, for those more experience players. Am I doing something wrong? Or does it get easier with higher ages? Now that I'm starting a new city I was thinking of going the road of a trader, meaning focusing more building goods building rather than focusing on military. What do you say? Edit: I currently have 4 armories (3 are lvl 9 and one is lvl 8). I also have Needles of the tempest.