FAQ - 8.1. Sending troops to other players: troop support

  • - How can I send troops to another player?
    There are two options at your disposal: you can either send support (in which case you retain control over and "ownership" of your troops), or transfer troops (which is the same as troop donation or troop gift).

    a) Support

    - How can I support another player?
    To send support to another player's city, you must use "defend ally" option: go to the world map, select the city of the player you wish to support, and select the "Defend ally" either through the world map or the travel orders window:

    And then proceed to fill in your units as you normally would for any other order, and then press the "Send troops" button:

    Once the troop makes it to the city, it will automatically find shelter in your friend's Tambo and stay in position for battle until it's recalled or sent back.

    - How can I recall my troops?
    Go to the tambo building, click on "my troops" tab and press the recall button: by doing so, your troops stationed at other players' tambos will return home.

    - What are the requirements for sending support via tambo?
    - Both players must be in the same tribe;
    - both players must have a tambo structure in their cities;
    - the recipient must have sufficient place in their tambo building.

    - What is the difference between support and troop transfer?
    When sending support (by clicking on the "defend ally" icon), you retain full control over your troops while they're stationed outside your city, namely:

    - the troops will remain in your "possession", you do not donate them, you only "lease" them for some time;
    - you can monitor the status of your troops through the tambo, and how your ally uses your troops any time;
    - if your troops have been sent to attack a target, but you disagree with it, you can recall your troops any time before the troops hit the target (thus cancelling the attack);
    - you will not lose points that give you your units while stationed outside your city at other players' tambos;
    - you can recall your troops any time by pressing the recall button in your tambo building.

    When transferring troops to another player, you practically donate the troops, which is equivalent to troop gifts.
    By doing so, you lose control over trasferred troops, they cease to be yours, and you can only get them back if the other player agrees to send them back.
    Also, by transferring troops you transfer the "ownership" to another player, which will be taken into account in terms of scores: your score would go down for the amount of points that the troop you transfer is worth, while the score of the recipient would go up exactly for the same amount of points.