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Topic: Warmongering in Illyriad
Posted By: Ten Kulch
Subject: Warmongering in Illyriad
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2017 at 16:02
http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow - Warmongering in Illyriad

Dedicated to the military and PvP aspects of Illyriad, a grand strategy MMORTS. If you want to learn top notch self-defense techniques or explore the excitement of PvP, then Warmongering in Illyriad is your destination!

Brought to you by The Phalanx [ https://elgea.illyriad.co.uk/#/Alliance/Alliance/1703" rel="nofollow - 300 ].



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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 21 Jan 2017 at 16:03
Posts from http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/" rel="nofollow - Warmongering in Illyriad :

      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2015/10/dont-apologize-for-war.html" rel="nofollow - Don't Apologize for War
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-basics-of-city-placement.html" rel="nofollow - The Basics of City Placement
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2015/10/building-standard-military-city.html" rel="nofollow - Building a Standard Military City
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2015/10/siege-101.html" rel="nofollow - Siege 101 by Tinkinator [ https://elgea.illyriad.co.uk/#/Alliance/Alliance/1703" rel="nofollow - 300 ]
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/11/pvp-commanders-and-troops.html" rel="nofollow - PvP Commanders and Troops
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/11/let-n00bs-fight.html" rel="nofollow - Let the n00bs Fight!
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-myth-of-defensive-thieves.html" rel="nofollow - The Myth of Defensive Thieves
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/11/diplomatic-units-in-illy.html" rel="nofollow - Diplomatic Units in Illy by Tinkinator [ https://elgea.illyriad.co.uk/#/Alliance/Alliance/1703" rel="nofollow - 300 ]
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/11/diplomatic-units-getting-burned.html" rel="nofollow - Diplomatic Units, Getting Burned
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/11/basic-hunting-guide.html" rel="nofollow - Basic Hunting Guide
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/11/diplomatic-units-in-illy-part-ii.html" rel="nofollow - Diplomatic Units in Illy: Part II by Tinkinator [ https://elgea.illyriad.co.uk/#/Alliance/Alliance/1703" rel="nofollow - 300 ]
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/11/how-to-kill-your-way-to-capturing-city.html" rel="nofollow - How to Kill Your Way to Capturing a City
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/11/basic-timing-mission-1.html" rel="nofollow - Basic Timing: Mission 1
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/11/reader-question-siege-trains.html" rel="nofollow - Reader Question: Siege Trains
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/11/killing-commanders-for-fun-and-profit.html" rel="nofollow - Killing Commanders for Fun and Profit
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/12/announcing-thunderdome-pvp-arena.html" rel="nofollow - Announcing the Thunderdome PvP Arena!
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/12/idea-supply-world.html" rel="nofollow - Idea: Supply the World
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/12/commanders-vitality-healing-defy-death.html" rel="nofollow - Commanders: Vitality, Healing, Defy Death
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2016/12/new-moon-phase-1-training.html" rel="nofollow - New Moon: Phase 1 Training
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/01/one-chart-to-rule-them-all.html" rel="nofollow - One Chart to Rule Them All
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/01/the-jagblade-guide-to-equipment.html" rel="nofollow - The Jagblade Guide to Equipment
      http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/01/mystifying-maneuver-sally-forth.html" rel="nofollow - Mystifying Maneuver: Sally Forth


Posted By: GM Stormcrow
Date Posted: 23 Jan 2017 at 20:45
I wasn't planning on writing a dust-cover book review today, but...

"This blog illuminates so many of the dark and dusty corners of combat mechanics that it can truly be described as essential reading for anyone even remotely interested in the military aspects of Illy."

There are issues and considerations in there that I wasn't personally aware of; and that's pretty astonishing.  ofc, I'll take that as evidence of great game design Wink

Well done, sir.  

SC


Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2017 at 16:21
Wow, that's quite an endorsement. Thank you, GM Stormcrow.

I cannot take credit for everything on the site. Many people have taught me about Illyriad PvP over the years--a few as mentors, many as comrades, and some by rather competently trying to kill me. Tinkinator is particularly excellent at assembling and analyzing numbers (in addition to being a wicked siege planner, a proficient API user and a great web app developer). I have always enjoyed the Illyriad battle system as one where a few basic actions can combine into very complicated maneuvers by teamwork and terrain. Easy to learn, hard to master, with just enough crunch for technical players. Hopefully Warmongering in Illyriad can help to enlighten people on the finer points of PvP, particularly all the new players arriving from Steam (congrats on that, by the way!).


Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 24 Jan 2017 at 21:32
New article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/01/discipline-never-sleeps.html" rel="nofollow - Discipline Never Sleeps .

Learn the basics of proactive defense, and why it is superior to reactive defense.


Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 14 Feb 2017 at 19:13
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/02/reader-question-defensive-sword.html" rel="nofollow - Reader Question: Defensive Sword Commanders .

A reader asks why I only pair t1 sword commanders with defending infantry.

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Check out my blog, http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow - Warmongering in Illyriad for self-defense techniques, military city construction, and PvP strategies.


Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 21 Feb 2017 at 17:36
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/02/the-best-race-for-n00bs.html" rel="nofollow - The Best Race for N00bs

Probably the only time you will ever hear Skint Jagblade describe orcs as second place.

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Check out my blog, http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow - Warmongering in Illyriad for self-defense techniques, military city construction, and PvP strategies.


Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 04 Mar 2017 at 19:01
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/02/thunderdome-equinox-deathmatch.html" rel="nofollow - Thunderdome: Equinox Deathmatch

The spring equinox free-for-all combat event is announced for 20 March 2017. Gladiators can start moving to the Thunderdome arena to prepare for battle. Destruction and glory await!

New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/02/contest-submission-design-city.html" rel="nofollow - Contest Submission: Design a City

My submission for the Design-a-City contest offered by GM Cerberus, focusing on military skins to camouflage towns and confuse PvP enemies.

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Check out my blog, http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow - Warmongering in Illyriad for self-defense techniques, military city construction, and PvP strategies.


Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 22 Mar 2017 at 00:30
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/03/yellow-is-new-red.html" rel="nofollow - Yellow is the New Red

Observations on why Illyriad will see more neutral warfare in the future, and why the game is moving away from formal war declarations.

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Check out my blog, http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow - Warmongering in Illyriad for self-defense techniques, military city construction, and PvP strategies.


Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 27 Mar 2017 at 02:00
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/03/fact-or-myth-traders-and-crafters.html" rel="nofollow - Fact or Myth: Traders and Crafters

Are there really as many traders and crafters playing Illyriad as people would have you believe?

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 28 Mar 2017 at 05:16
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/03/metagame-mischief-camping-square.html" rel="nofollow - Metagame Mischief: Camping the Square

A look at how metagaming crowns tournament victors, and why whining doesn't work.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 04 Apr 2017 at 18:33
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/04/mystifying-maneuver-buzzsaw.html" rel="nofollow - Mystifying Maneuver: The Buzzsaw

Presenting the Buzzsaw maneuver, a short-range tactic designed to help break sieges by instantly creating extra elite attack commanders.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 05 Apr 2017 at 19:36
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/04/tournament-2017-camping-party.html" rel="nofollow - Tournament 2017: Camping Party

A list of current campers in the 2017 tournament, and how they might change the tournament standings.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 18 Apr 2017 at 19:22
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/04/deathmatch-i-first-month.html" rel="nofollow - Deathmatch I: the First Month

A recap of the first deadly month in the inaugural Thunderdome: Last Man Standing event.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 24 Apr 2017 at 03:33
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/04/planning-your-cities.html" rel="nofollow - Planning Your Cities

Evaluate the goals of your account before you select city builds.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 25 Apr 2017 at 21:50
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/04/lightning-builds.html" rel="nofollow - Lightning Builds

Three great n00b city builds that result in a solid capital city and immediate fun. Plans for the 75 prestige ($3), 200 prestige ($8/Steam), 500 prestige ($15) budget.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 01 May 2017 at 17:57
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/05/one-chart-to-bind-them-all.html" rel="nofollow - One Chart to Bind Them

The http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/01/one-chart-to-rule-them-all.html" rel="nofollow - One Chart to Rule Them All demonstrates how to build troops efficiently in war, but what about maintaining standing forces in peace? Introducing the One Chart to Bind Them, which explains points-per-upkeep, the key to understanding tournament armies and PvP reserves.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 02 May 2017 at 21:19
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/05/deathmatch-i-reaching-end.html" rel="nofollow - Deathmatch I: Reaching the End

Another two weeks of exciting battle in Thunderdome, leading to a gridlock. A panel of judges will decide the victor, based on the rules for scoring boxing matches.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 04 May 2017 at 23:44
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/05/military-city-builds-567-food.html" rel="nofollow - Military City Builds: 5/6/7 Food

Understanding the basic PvP city builds, including potential troop sovereignty, for 5-food, 6-food, and 7-food fortresses.

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Check out my blog, http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow - Warmongering in Illyriad for self-defense techniques, military city construction, and PvP strategies.


Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 24 May 2017 at 16:17
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/05/deathmatch-i-victor-announced.html" rel="nofollow - Deathmatch I: Victor Announced

The champion is announced for the Thunderdome: Last Man Standing event, Vernal Equinox 2017.

New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/05/thunderdome-learnings.html" rel="nofollow - Thunderdome: Learnings

A recap of lessons learned in the first Last Man Standing event, and how that will change future deathmatch arena events.

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Check out my blog, http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com" rel="nofollow - Warmongering in Illyriad for self-defense techniques, military city construction, and PvP strategies.


Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 01 Jun 2017 at 21:57
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/06/real-pvp-battle-of-purr.html" rel="nofollow - Real PvP: The Battle of Purr

A detailed look at a The Battle of Purr, an actual battle in an actual Illyriad war between two powerful opponents.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 14 Jul 2017 at 04:07
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/07/announcing-fall-2017-pvp-classroom.html" rel="nofollow - Announcing the Fall 2017 PvP Classroom

The quarterly PvP combat classroom is announced for Fall 2017.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2017 at 02:44
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/08/heroism-vs-charge.html" rel="nofollow - Heroism vs. Charge

A discussion of why commander division skills like Charge will matter more than personal skills like Heroism once the army gets bigger than 5000 troops.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 12 Aug 2017 at 22:24
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/08/useful-crafting-materials.html" rel="nofollow - Useful Crafting Materials

The companion to Jagblade's Guide to Equipment, this article describes the rare materials used to craft the best items for large-scale PvP armies.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 26 Aug 2017 at 18:42
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/08/vanguard-leather.html" rel="nofollow - Vanguard Leather

How to use Vanguard Leather, a powerful specialized tool for speed-critical emergency strikes.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 30 Aug 2017 at 20:55
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/08/new-moon-phase-2-training-diplomacy.html" rel="nofollow - New Moon: Phase 2 Training (Diplomacy)
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/08/new-moon-phase-3-training-magic.html" rel="nofollow - New Moon: Phase 3 Training (Magic)

Additional two week training modules for the Thunderdome classroom phases, with questions about diplomacy and magic.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 02 Sep 2017 at 01:02
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/09/all-muggles-must-die.html" rel="nofollow - All Muggles Must Die .

Valar mug-hulis! The 50th article on Warmongering in Illyriad examines the inescapable fact that All Muggles Must Die, and urges muggles to take sensible precautions against emerging dangers.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2017 at 02:03
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/09/picking-siege-targets.html" rel="nofollow - Picking Siege Targets

Evaluating siege targets from a tactical perspective (not a strategic perspective). Especially helpful for muggles to assess whether their cities are juicy siege targets, and to understand why some city placement rules exist.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 06 Sep 2017 at 19:45
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/09/server-gets-mouthy.html" rel="nofollow - Server Gets Mouthy

Long awaited new content with an Underworld flavor!

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 15 Sep 2017 at 23:49
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/09/eleven-cities-ruined-game.html" rel="nofollow - Eleven Cities Ruined the Game

The era of 11+ city accounts changed everything in Illyriad--trade, crafting, permasitting, tournaments, PvP, museum alliances, pay-to-win, and those naughty BOAs. This is how it happened, and why.

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Posted By: Ten Kulch
Date Posted: 20 Sep 2017 at 18:20
New Article: http://illywarmonger.blogspot.com/2017/09/why-runners-must-be-hunted.html" rel="nofollow - Why Runners Must Be Hunted

There are valid reasons why enemy deserters must be forced to formally surrender. Learn the strategic rationale for hunting down war runners.

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