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Touched
25 Jul 2009, 11:51 AM
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§1.1 Contents

§1.1 Contents
§1.2 The Siege Workshop
§1.3 Rams & Catapults
-§1.3A Rams
-§1.3B Catapults
-§1.3C Tournament Square
§1.4 Credits

§1.2 The Siege Workshop


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The siege workshop is the building used within travian for siege weapons, once this is constructed you can build catapults or rams within that village. The higher the level of the workshop, the faster the units will be trained. Unlike the Barracks and the Stable there is no such thing as a Great Siege Workshop, and therefore catapults and rams take longer to train. To build a Siege Workshop you need a academy level 10 and a main building level 5. Then a Siege Workshop can be built, the costs are shown below

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Rams can be built at level 1, and catapults at level 10. This is only after researched in the academy.

§1.3 Rams & Catapults

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Rams and especially catapults play a key part in the game, without them the game could not end, no villages would be chiefed, no one zeroed, and no need to ever defend an attack.
Any good player will always invest in catapults and rams, and all good hammers will include them both. However they’re not the cheapest things you’ll ever build, so getting the right amount is what you need to work on.

§1.3A Rams

Rams can be researched once your Siege Workshop is built (level 1), to research you will need a level 10 academy.
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Above are the research costs, and individual building costs of battering rams for each tribe.
The Gaul ram has a attack of 50, the Roman ram 60, and the Teuton ram 65, therefore for sheer attack power in rams a Teuton ram is the best.
However this will not affect how many levels a wall is brought down, but if the rams run into troops more teuton rams would survive than gaul rams.
When using rams we have to bear in mind how many we are going to need to do any damage, there are a few tables about, but THIS (http://travian.wikia.com/wiki/Ram) is what I use.

§1.3B Catapults

Catapults play a vital part in the game and you should always invest in them at some point on the server, for new players, they can be a very expensive investment, and it’s sometimes best to do in stages. Unlike rams they require a level 10 Siege Workshop and a level 15 Academy before you can research them, and even then they are not cheap, and nor are they cheap to feed, each catapult eats 6 wheat a hour, which adds up very quickly, you’ll have to decide if they’re really worth it.

Roman - Fire Catapult - Build Cost 950 1350 600 90
Teuton - Catapult - Build Cost 900 1200 600 60
Gaul - Trebuchet - Build Cost 960 1450 630 90

Each catapult brings down a building in different levels, and have other specifics, for more information these 3 pages could be helpful. Teuton Catapult (http://travian.wikia.com/wiki/Catapult), Gaul Trebuchet (http://travian.wikia.com/wiki/Trebuchet), Roman Fire Catapult (http://travian.wikia.com/wiki/Fire_Catapult)

Once you advance in the game, all good players upgrade their rally points, the higher the level of the rally point, the more buildings can be targeted.

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At level 10 every building but the Trapper, cranny and stonemason can be targeted. These buildings can never be selected. At level 20, if you send more than 20 catapults/fire catapults/trebuchets then you can target two things in one attack. I would reccomend sending more than 20 though, otherwise the damage would be limited, if any to high level buildings. The level of the rally point only effects the catapults built in that particular village.

§1.3C Tournament Square

The Tournament Square can be built in a village once that village has a level 15 rally point. The building, sometimes known as TS, Tourny or Tourny Square affects how fast your troops travel after 30 squares, this is brilliant for catapults considering how slow they are, at level 20 the velocity of your troops reaches 300%, excellent for catapults targeting things such as WWs, which could be the other side of the map.

§1.4 Credits

Most information taken from the travian manual and travian wikia.

Alot of pictures capture from travian.com/travian.co.uk/travian.us then edited by me.

Hope this guide helped, suggestions welcome.

BeNjiiMan
25 Jul 2009, 01:30 PM
Nice guide Marc :rolleyes: Well done!! xD

Touched
25 Jul 2009, 01:31 PM
Nice guide Marc :rolleyes: Well done!! xD

/me Changes YA pass :cool:

BeNjiiMan
25 Jul 2009, 01:34 PM
/me Changes YA pass :cool:

:( !! Why?!?! :p i commented saying how good it was! :oops:

Touched
25 Jul 2009, 01:34 PM
:( !! Why?!?! :p i commented saying how good it was! :oops:

:rolleyes: .

BeNjiiMan
25 Jul 2009, 01:38 PM
:rolleyes: .

Fine! >.< No raiding!!!! :p you can feed the troops all buy urself.... BTW! last night i had to haggle and get abel to buy us 20 gold :( lol just to save the troopies =[ :oops:

tjdp96
25 Jul 2009, 10:12 PM
nice guide

Dogman3
25 Jul 2009, 10:44 PM
Good guide congrats

Tullia
26 Jul 2009, 12:44 AM
The only thing that strikes me on first reading as possibly missing is targeting - about rally point levels, and what can and cannot be targeted?

Touched
26 Jul 2009, 08:43 AM
The only thing that strikes me on first reading as possibly missing is targeting - about rally point levels, and what can and cannot be targeted?

Yup, I was thinking about it, the last night, realised I'd missed it out, better add it in :(

Tullia
26 Jul 2009, 08:46 AM
Yup, I was thinking about it, the last night, realised I'd missed it out, better add it in :(

:) That's the great thing about having the proposed guides section, it gives us all chance to edit stuff and make them perfect ;)

By the way - your guide on deletion (I think it was) seem to have been popular and reproduced on the Vietnamese forum - way to go! The image history shows them being posted there :D

Touched
26 Jul 2009, 09:12 AM
:) That's the great thing about having the proposed guides section, it gives us all chance to edit stuff and make them perfect ;)

By the way - your guide on deletion (I think it was) seem to have been popular and reproduced on the Vietnamese forum - way to go! The image history shows them being posted there :D

:oops: That's good, i've gotta finish that getting started thing now :p

I've edited in a table on targeting the buildings, and a tad on the tourny square, just because seemed relevant for hitting WWs.

DanielJ97
03 Aug 2009, 03:53 PM
Good guide mrl.. Or Marc

Touched
06 Aug 2009, 07:44 PM
Thanks all.

Any suggestions while I am bored?

Touched
08 Aug 2009, 08:56 PM
Guide was written by me, so any suggestions i'm not too sure what to do :/ I can't edit it :(

Tullia
08 Aug 2009, 09:55 PM
Guide was written by me, so any suggestions i'm not too sure what to do :/ I can't edit it :(

I can; PM me changes you wish to make. Or repost the whole thing?

General Raptor
18 Aug 2009, 10:18 AM
Thanks for the guide! Really useful!

JACKS HERE
18 Aug 2009, 06:56 PM
Marc remember me ? MUWHAHAHAHA I'M YOUR WORST NIGHTMARE. Can you make me a new sig though :D

And so I don't spam...

Good Guide

andy mez
10 Sep 2009, 06:04 PM
Fine! >.< No raiding!!!! :p you can feed the troops all buy urself.... BTW! last night i had to haggle and get abel to buy us 20 gold :( lol just to save the troopies =[ :oops:

You know abel?? Are you and Marc abel?, i know ive messaged one of you before and the sigs come back as mark.