View Full Version : what determines amount of gold taken after combat

25th February 2005, 01:23 PM
am getting curious, when i have failed to defend an attack i tend to lose almost all of my gold (60-75%) yet when i attack i tend to get in the range of 10% i have looked and i believe i tend to win by a greater margin
for instance
lost gold my taken damage damage i did
337,759 Gold stolen 10 0 15 79,512 72,702
here i inflicted almost as much damage and lost more than half my gold
note in this case my attacker only had 58 trained attack soldiers to my 40 def.
whereas whn i attacked earlier
10,173 Gold stolen 15 1 0 206 2,661

this with me attacking i did more than 10 times their damage and received less than 20% of their gold

so what determines the take???

25th February 2005, 01:27 PM
It's mainly army size, as I understand it. You probably have a larger army than those you are attacking, and this means that you get a far smaller percentage of their gold. The same is true when you are attacked, your armies are larger than their armies so they get a larger %.

If you want to prevent it then simply train spies/sentries. Of course this reduces TBG... :(

25th February 2005, 01:46 PM
thankyou, if it is numbers then i see the advantage to having small force,

25th February 2005, 02:27 PM
It is numbers but also only attacks vs defence. Not attack vs TFF

25th February 2005, 06:21 PM
a solution would be train all to atack and save up your turns. That way noone will take your tbg

27th February 2005, 08:00 AM
Yes, this relates to other threads where low defences are supposed to be good.

I have a relatively small force - less than 100 TFF and seem to get about 75 - 99% of the gold I target. Training makes very little difference to the outcome.

27th February 2005, 10:19 AM
As I posted before:


The pillage formula is a formula to calculate how much gold u can steal from a certain person. In order to use the formula you have to know:
- your army size (just your total fighting force)
- his true army size (his total fighting force)
- his gold on hand

To calculate the gold you will approximately steal you have to use this formula:

number of attack turns/15 * (²His total fighting force/Your total fighting force) * targets cash on hand * a random number between 0.50 and 1.00 = gold stolen

²: this factor is limited to be between 0.2 and 1.0

So let me explain it, consider this

Your army size 1000
His army size 500
200.000 cash on hand
you use 15 turns

15/15 (=1) * 500/1000 (= 0,5) * 200.000 * 0.50 - 1.00 = 50.000 - 100.000
So you would steal somewhere between 50.000 and 100.000 gold.

PS. Ofcourse you do need to break the targets defense