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    Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 05:12
so can anyone explain to me what blockading does and its use.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 05:32
In a blockade you set up an army on a square adjacent to a city.  That army then intercepts caravans leaving or going into the city and redirects their contents to your city.  You can thus prevent a city from being re-supplied.

Even when a blockade is active, caravans will get through the blockade about one in eight times.  If the city that sent the caravan has the break trade embargo or blockade running skill, the likelihood of evading the blockade is increased.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 05:45
Blockade is and option for "attack" a town.
you can send a few troops (no siege machines needed) to occupy a square next to the enemy (or suspended/inactive) player's town and start a blockade.

Steps to make a success blockade:

-Research the Blockade technology in the military page of the "Research Tree".
-Make an army (could be made from 2 to 100k troops).
-Select the option "send army" of the town targeted.
Select the option "Blockade" and mark the number of days, hours and minutes for occupy the town.
-Select the square near to the town where you want to make the encampment.
and done!!!

The point of doing a blockade is that you're not attacking the city, you just put an army outside the town that blocks all the caravans that go and arrive to the town and take all the resources that they were carrying.

This is a great attack strategy for big cities where you have now idea of how big is their army and also block all the trade movements of that town so they can't progress.

Sir Hellcat is here!!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Apr 2012 at 14:30
Blockade does not guarantee no merchants enter/exit - it is only a chance to stop the vans.  My experience is that most vans move freely past blockades

Best way to see what armies a city has is to send T2 Scouts to it.

Edited by The_Dude - 05 Apr 2012 at 14:31
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