Just following your tip.
Early/mid game Gaul tip. Lightning Anvil. If you have a 9c or 15c, focus on stables, wheat fields (grain mill/bakery), and tournament square. Build Druidriders, get your hero a staff of the Druidrider. You’ll be able to get anywhere on the map in next to no time which will make you extremely valuable to your Alliance.
Also username is same and in TSE3 1X
May peace be upon you
My small suggestion for begginer
First u concentrate begginer task
And also upgrade resource, and warehouse and granny
Cranny is must complete level 10,
Ur begginer protection is over,
Enemy raid start raid
Built two or more Cranny and that same time,
Concentrate to found second village,
If u found second village,
Bulit troops continusely and hide in enemy attack,
If u reach above 100+ then start to defence enmey raid
and also raid unactive members
Participate acution and earn silver cleverly
How do you conduct attacks while you are not in the game?
If you have farms and you want continue to get what they give
even during the night, you need to divide the attacking forces by slow and fast
If you owns a gold club, arrange the same farm list for you, once with slow soldiers and once with fast ones and extra fast
In the kata phase, you can add a to every attack and manage another list of very slow ones.
Once you have 3 - 4 identical but different times lists, you can issue attacks at the same time that will be spread over the entire night,
or the time you are not there
Even players without gold can execute, just do the same troops-out action manually, graded by slow and agile forces.
ABA - 3Tix
But what happens when the village keeping your settlers is attacked using the normal option
nothing happens buddy, it's impossible to an attacker get your forces which are in the trapper, if he menages to release someone it's only his own troops, or his allies forces
so until you/ your friend decides so, you stay in there safe & sound, as I said - It's the safest place in the server
NawabSami from Late Summer Special
For new players or even experience players, apart from crannies, another place to keep your resources safe for time of early raids (if you are under raid attacks after the beginner protection) is the market place. Just before a minute or so of the raid time on your village, resources can be put on offer (depending on market place level) and just after the attack, resource exchange offer can be canceled. A trick which I used to keep my resources safe during early raids and overflowing resources from crany levels.
In case of Tetuonic hero attack while your resources are equal to crannies level max hidden capacity (where resources can only be hidden 80% of cranny level) this trick will save your resources as well.
During beginner protection period if a player is able to produce troops (of any kind except spies/scouts) they must raid oasises continuously as there are no any nature troops/animals at that time (what I experienced in Late Summer Specials) and that will benefit hugely as early time resources are more precious then any thing else.
kola from COM5
The best protection is a good alliance. look for a top alliance in your area and request to join. if you're big enough to join, good for you'. if not, don't worry. this game is about people and about negotiations. start negotiating, give promises(pop growth, troop growth etc.) and live up to your promise.
Playing Late Summer Special
What I found is, for those players who are new to Travian and they want to play like pro, all guides by other professionals are filled with advice, for 2nd village always go for 15c,9c. This assumption is totally wrong (as the one that Guals are defensive = wrong, aggressive, fastest but expensive = right) although a vast majority will argue but we are talking about new players who wanna play as a pro. One can go with 4+4+4+6 and 150% Oasis nearby. Or 4+4+3+7 with 100% or whatever Oasis available. Later, if you need cropper 15c, that's why there are Chiefing options available. Especially, if a player is not a gold user, going for cropper as 2nd village will lag his game while going for non-cropper village (serving as feeder village) will lead him to fast resource productions, rapid army growth, more raiding and farming opportunities (that eventually raise resources levels) and later, any cropper can be chief while there are better resources already available for rapid building of cropper.
peculiarPaladin from latesummer
During early-game farming, it is very important to loose as little troops as possible. When hunting for farms in the early game, if you notice that a player has stopped growing near you at 100-250 pop but you aren't sure about their troop count, you can check their def/off rankings along with their hero rankings to see what their activity looks like. If you notice that they have 0 points in both, there is a good chance that you will face no resistance in that village when farming. Then you can scout safely & find a juicy farm to help you grow.
The TRAPPER ....2
The trapper is a complex business, it causes a player whose troops have been caught frustration and anger,
first cause he's blaiming himself for sending a raid
( on Gauls, obviously a full attack should be sent rather than a raid)
in case soldiers are caught in significant quantity, start negotiating with the frustrated attacker about the conditions to release the troops
talk nice, do not tease, speak about good faith, offer fair conditions for soldiers release ,
Once it was possible to get resources in direct delivery, now it has been canceled. Therefore, you need to think of a combination in the market,
such as making a 1: 2 bid in your favor.
It is necessary to estimate how much it will cost the attacker to retrain those captured soldiers and ask for a little less so the deal will be worthwhile for him.
The conversion rate should be taken into account.
there's no option to free a part of the captured troops, once u free them before having your refund, u got no negotiating power
Remember -The most important thing is to maintain clean communication and positive discourse to increase the chances for a deal.
ABA, Shadow Empires 3t 1x
if u like the tip - show it
I'm never confident with my offenses so I just focus on base building. I focus on the resources first before the defences until finally managing armies.
Troops come and go. Always have troops, feed them, share them, feed them, make more, and feed them.