How To Rally
Setting a Ghost Rally is essential to protecting your Troops and Hero. To Ghost Rally is to send your Troops on a Rally March for a set amount of time from 5 minutes to 16 hours so that enemies cannot attack your Troops.
To Rally, tap on an enemy Stronghold and tap Rally, you’ll be presented with a screen asking how long until you’d like to start your Rally and then how many Troops you want to Rally. When you do this, your Alliance will get a notification that a war has been declared and they can donate Troops to the war and strengthen the attack. Once the timer is done, your Troops will march to the destination, Attack, and March back.
Ghost Rallying Saves Your Troops and Hero
Ghost Rallying is doing this, but for the sole purpose of protecting your Troops, because once you Rally your Troops they can’t be hurt by incoming attacks. This is a great way to protect your Troops while you’re offline for a while, be it work, play or sleep.
I was Stronghold 9 before I even knew what Rallying was so don't be discouraged if this is new to you 🙂
Some people Rally against their farm nearby because it's a no-risk target, if you hit it you won't be hurt. There are no Troops and there’s no chance of provoking vendettas (from attacking other Alliance farms).
If you need more than 8 hours, perhaps you’ve the luxury to sleep in or are unfortunate enough to be working more than 8 hours a day, this will take some planning.
- Find a Stronghold with an empire name (Empire 9023984) that is in an Alliance.
- Make sure that the Stronghold is on the opposite side of the Forest from you. This way your March goes through the Forest and is slowed down.
- Use Siege Troops in your March to make the March last even longer. The higher tier of Siege, the slower the March. They are the slowest troops available. With Siege Troops you should be able to extend your march to 4 hours. Therefore, your maximum Rally time will be 4 + 8 + 4 = 16 hours.
- Bookmark Rally points at different distances away with names like, "Rally 1 hr, Rally 2 hr, Rally 3 hr, Rally 4 hr".
Note: If your Troops are needed, recalling them is going to take awhile if they are out Marching. Your March starts after the 8 hour mark hits.
These other ways can be used if you have more Troops than you can include in a single Rally by yourself.
Join Another Member's Rally
If you don’t have a farm (you should) just ask one of your Members if you can join their Rally, most will say yes. The drawback to joining a Rally of your Alliance Member is that your Troops will be returned to you when your teammate cancels the Rally.
Reinforce A Shielded Member
If you have a Member Shielded, ask if you can send your Troops to hide in his city via reinforcing.
Warning: Always set a Rally March timer on your phone so you don't log in late and find yourself zeroed!
Send Your Troops to An Encampment
Send your troops out to an encampment somewhere. This can be very dangerous if someone scouts your encampment and realizes you have a lot of Troops just sitting there. I don't recommend this method. Whenever I'm burning a hive I always Scout the encampments to see if anyone left a bunch of Troops in them. #easykills
To read more about protecting your Hero read: Turtle Tactics
Are there other ways to protect your Troops that I missed? If so, leave in the comments below.
Contributed by Geoponic