Posts Tagged ‘cataphracts’

Massive Evony Armies

Thursday, August 6th, 2009

What would an army of Cataphracts do? What would happen if I sent 100,000 to attack my enemy?

What would 75,000 battering rams do? I’d love to see my enemy’s face!

So..what would happen if you had an unreal amount of a powerful unit? Would you completely dominate the game?

The simple answer is – no.

The battles in Evony are in a circle of sorts. Different units are very effective against other certain units, fairly powerful against other units, and terrible versus others.

Let’s give an example:

I have 100,000 Cataphracts and you have 100,000 pikemen.

Well, just because Cataphracts are powerful that doesn’t mean I would be victorious. Although pikemen are considered the weaker military unit, they would win this battle. Why? Pikemen have an advantage over all cavalry units because of their longer range (spears/pikes extended). The pikemen spears would annihilate the horsemen in seconds.

Hods Realm will be posting a complete guide to Military Tactics later on. Please keep your eyes perked because this is going to be a huge future release.

Evony Stable

Friday, July 31st, 2009

In Evony, a stable is a building where your horsemen (cavalry, cataphracts) are kept. Stables decrease the time it takes to train horsemen, and the higher level your stable, the faster your horsemen will move.

You cannot research Horseback Riding technology without a stable and you cannot build a Relief Station without Horseback Riding. Horseback Riding and your Relief Station are vital to any city, or else you’ll be waiting a day or two to attack a player who’s far away.

Military Units Basics

Saturday, May 16th, 2009

The basics of Evony military units and troops are essential to making sure that you win your battles. In essence, the point of Evony is to be the most powerful player in the game, but having the largest and strongest army.

Military Units Basics:

Workers: Workers are meant to transfer bulk resources. They are very weak and cannot defend themselves well. Thankfully though, they can carry a lot of load. In addition, you need 250 to construct a new city.

Scouts: Scouts are the weakest of all the cavalry units. Scouts are very important to have however, because you need them to scout out enemy cities and valleys. Scouts also are the only units that can destroy your opponents’ scouts when he/she scouts you.

Pike-men: Pike-men are very fast and are the ideal unit to destroy enemy cavalry units. However, due to the fact that other units are just as effective, few players use Pike-men in bulk.

Archers: Without a doubt, the most intimidating army is one that consists of a large amount of Archers. Archers are by far the most valuable unit. Why? I have explained the importance of range in a past article. To read more on why range and archers are your top priority, please click HERE.

Cavalry: Cavalry are swift and speedy. If you have a lot of them, you can take out archers, swordsmen, warriors, and virtually anything in your path. Their biggest weakness is Abatis.

Cataphracts: Cataphracts are a terror when you have them in great multitude. Of course, everything has a catch. Cataphracts would destroy everyone in your path if you had enough of them, however, they are extremely difficult to support. With a cost of 36 food per Cataphract, anyone who can maintain a large army of them has to be very actively plundering.

Transporters: Transporters are Workers that are beefed up. They are slower but have a load of 5,000 which is very important when you are plundering or putting a city under siege.

Ballista: Ballista are expensive, take a long time to create, and are pretty slow, but are worth it if you make enough of them. They are one of the only units that can effectively take out archers.

Battering Rams: These are powerful durability wreckers. They are used to smash through enemy walls and defenses.

Catapults: These are the strongest ranged units. If your archery technology is high enough, you can take out enemy archer towers without even being hit once. Catapults are also the most expensive to build, not to mention they take a very long time to build.

I will go into more detail on battle strategies in later articles.