Shelendil wrote:As a level 8 being attacked by level 10s, I've found the guard reserve to be less useful than the turrets. Although either way is almost a sure loss.
This. Being hq9, I'm finally at a point where I can regularly be matched with opponents my own level, but I do fight a lot of 10s as well. Both on attack and defense.
I find that my guards do a reasonable job against other 9s. Against 10s, though, they are hardly a speed bump. Conversely, I have found some success against 9s with guards active but, against 10s, my troops get totally bogged down, unable to advance. Even if they don't get slaughtered outright, they just get stopped dead and slowly chewed up. Even against the weaker bases that I could beat, they run me out of time.