8.1 Attack a town

When you attack a town the combat follows the next phases.

Surprise attack: There is the possibility to perform a surprise attack. This can only be done when you are not make use of mortars in the assault. If you meet these requirements the following formula will determine if you truly surprised the enemy:

Defending score - random(10,100) + ( Sentries * 4)
Attacking score - random(25,200)

If you have successfully performed a surprise attack you will get an extra 20% on your total attack score and enemy defensive structures will generate 50% less casaulties.

Mortar phase: Before the battle begins, your attacking mortars are allowed to fire upon the enemy positions and buildings. Each unit killed in this phase will not be able to defend the town and is also not calculated in the defense score.

Mortar counter fire: Defending mortars return fire upon attacking forces. Also units killed in this phase will not be calculated in the attacking score.

Assault phase: Troops of both sides will now engage each other, defending structures will open fire upon the assaulting troop, militia will join the battle and casaulties will be calculated.

Result: The formula for War:

Attack = Units total attacking score + Hero bonus + Extremist (tech1) + Surprise attack bonus (1/10 from total score)

Defend = 250 + Units total defeding score + Capital bonus + Hero bonus + Liberal (tech1) + (Sentry x 25) + (Check post x 35) + (Bunker x 70) + State militia (pop/20 - tech3)

Remember that defensive structures without power only defend with half of their points

In the game there are 3 degrees for wining and 3 for loosing.

Minor victory: You have narrowly managed to win the battle but the remaining defenders are regrouping so you cannot stay very long and your lootings will be 10% of the defenders resources.
Major victory: Your forces have kicked some ass and plundered the town, your lootings will be 33% of the defenders resources.
Massacre victory: Your forces have engaged the enemy with overwhelming firepower and went straight for the loot. 60% of the enemy resources have been looted.

Minor defeat: Your troops got engaged in heavy fighting and have tactical been withdrawn without loot.
Major defeat: Your troops were met with heavy resistance and forced to abandon the attack.
Massacre defeat: With overwhelming fire power the defenders forced your army to retreat immediatly.

Militia 1 1 Very Low Very High Low
Policemen 2 2 Very Low High Low
Agents 4 4 Medium Medium High
Bikers 7 3 Very High Medium Low
Soldiers 6 8 High Low Medium
Mortars 3 4 High Low High

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