To Siege the enemy is to forcibly place troops on the enemies city. This has three primary effects in the game. First it changes the graphic of the city to indicate it has been claimed by you. Some individuals want nothing but to plaster their name over the entire map. Doing so will net you points toward the second reason for sieging cities and that is points towards the siege rankings and a chance to win drachmas each week. Finally you may make protectorates of up to three sieged cities to reduce their production of Timber or Bronze by 25% and allow you to siphon some of those resources of for your own personal use. Note however that sieging an enemy city has no other affect. In other words you will not be preventing them from raiding, collecting resources, or performing upgrades. In some cases your would be victim may actually prefer your siege as a makeshift means of protection from other enemies.
If your city has been sieged you may choose to liberate it yourself instantly (assuming you have the strength to do so or you many have a friend do it for you. Liberating cities is an achievement so you may indeed have a total stranger liberate you just for the credit of doing so. In any case if you are liberating someone make sure you do so with offensive units as you will be the attacker and the occupier will be the defender.
Sieging can be performed in three (3) ways:
From the Map:
From inside the enemy's City:
From the War Council:
Sieging other Cities allows you to prove your dominance over your rivals, place in the Siege and Tribute rankings, and seize a percentage of your enemy's resources production. The Top 10 players in the weekly Sieges and tribute ranking may also earn Drachmas for holding their rank. Sieging an opponent won't automatically make a protectorate out of their city. Once made a protectorate, these cities will offer you a percentage of either Timber or Bronze
To make a Protectorate of a City you have Sieged:
- Go to the War Council
- Open the Garrisons tab
- Select the resource type you want to collect from the Sieged City.
The Positions tab display the following informations on :
- All current sieged Colonies and Protectorates
- The amount of Resources currently ready for collection
- Time remaining until next collection
- Time remaining until the Colony's or Protectorate's storage is full
- Number and type of Troops at each Colony.
To collect all resources accumulated in an Protectorate, click collect when the button is active