Farming a player is attacking him repetitively for his resources. Before you want multiply villages you'll have to get a farm. In the early stages of the game you'll have to use spearmen for farming.
- With 30-50 light cavalry you can farm 1000 of each resource. - When you sent spearmen they will most likely die if they meet resistance, so it's beter to send some axemen with them. - It's also very usefull when you have several farms.
Conventionel wisdom states that the number of defensive troops should be equal tot your points. e.g. 1000 points ~> 500 spearmen and 500 swordsmen.
A "noble train" consist of multiply nobles (with their army) arriving at the village in sequence and close together. Just before the noble train arrives the village has to be cleard by a clearing force. The 3 first nobles need an attacking army, the finishing one a defensive army.
- Sometimes you'll have to send 5 nobles. - When your nobles are in different village it's not very smart to send them al at once. First of all you must send the nobleman that travels the longest time The last nobleman is the one that travels less of all. you can work this out on 2 ways. 1) use an attack calculator from a site, such as tw-tools. 2) send each attack but don't hit the "OK" button - Don't send more then one nobleman in each attack.
Surround your enemy with lots of villages and the co-ordinate your attacks on him.
-point collecting: upgrading your villages without building army. -getting you resouces and troop-production to high without getting barracks,smithy and village headquarters. Then you'll need to much time to produce things.