Sunday, March 03, 2013

Conquering Your First City in Grepolis: How to?

Did you read post about First steps in Grepolis 2.0. Ultimate guide to survival in this MMO of the year 2012? If you didn't. please do before you continue reading about how to conquer your first city in Grepolis. If you are beginner, and this is your first contact with the game, then you should know few useful tips about city conquest in order to do it right, and increase your points quickly.

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Don't tell me you didn't hear about Grepolis! If its true, I think it is the best I tell you some basics about this online war strategy, before we dive into the guide to your first city conquest. Grepolis is one of the most popular browser war games. It is free-to-play online strategy. Last year it has been announced the MMO of the year 2012. More than million players play Grepolis every day. You are the general with a city which you need to build up, prepare it for the battle by building hundreds of troops, ships and catapults. Then, you are ready to fight against the enemy, and conquer their cities, or found new ones.

If you want to read more about it I recommend this post: Grepolis 2.0: Browser War Game Placed in Ancient Times

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Prerequisites | things you need to be able to  go for a city in Grepolis.

There are certain buildings and academy researched you must have built/researched in order to be ready for a conquest. Luckily, you are on the right place. This guide has been written to ease your pain, and shorten your path to your first city in Grepolis.

So, what do you need to build and research in your city in order to be ready for your first conquest in Grepolis 2.0? First of all you will need academy on level 22. At this level you can then research Colony Ship, which is needed for colonization. When this is done, you will have to build your harbor to the level 20. This is all you will need to build colony ship.

There are few other prerequisites for a conquest. One of them is that you will need light ship, or bireme researched and built. Colony ship cannot be launched without at least one of those. Then, build some offensive troops (slingers, hoplites, chariots), board the in the transport and send along with colony ship and light ship/bireme to the enemy city, or anchor point on one of the islands.

Keep reading to learn which type of city conquest there are in Grepolis, and how to found new city from the scratch.

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Now that I have my colony ship built, what are my options?

Grepolis offers you few options when it is about conquering. Try to choose the wisest one. Lets see what this guide to the first city in grepolis has to tell you!

At the moment, there are more than 60 worlds in grepolis with more than 25 thousand players each. Every word offers you different rules of the game. They differ from each other in troop speed, time needed for building construction, time needed for troops to be trained and in the way you conquer other cities.

 In general, you have three options: you can found new city, and build it up from the scratch, you can conquer one of the ghost cities, or you can go for the city that belongs to one of your enemies. First two options are recommended if you are beginner, and if you are stuck with only one of few cities. The third option is for those more experienced, and for those who have few more friends with them to help them. Taking city from an active player is job for a whole team. It is not wise to go for it by yourself, and surely not recommended to try and take it if you have just one city.

Since, this guide to first conquest in Grepolis is written for beginners, I will write here only about first two options: founding new city, and conquering ghost towns.

Two types of colonization are present in this MMO of the year 2012. They are called REVOLT and CONQUEST system (first one is more popular in Grepolis: browser war strategy of the year 2012). Which one you will use depends on the world you choose. Only one system is present per world.

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Founding new city and conquering ghost cities in Grepolis 2.0

Guide to how to conquer your first city in this free-to-play strategy continues with straight up  suggestions on how to move on from the position one. Grow fast, or Grepolis is not the MMO game for you!

The easiest way to gain new city is to send colony ship with little troops and one battle ship to an anchor point on your island or to some of the neighboring islands. This way you don't have to fight anyone, and the chances for success are 100%. However, problem with this is that you founded city will have only 178 points. That means you will have to build up the city from the scratch. For someone (including me) this is huge loss of time, and you should reconsider other options.

You can conquer a ghost city. Ghost cities are abandoned cities, and they are marked with grey flag. When player deleted his account, his cities turn ghosts, and they are free to be taken by active players. Those ghost cities might have troops in there, but one cleared, they are no threat, and you can simply walk in and capture it.

By capturing one of the abandoned cities, you can easily double up your points, and get city which is completely ready for building new troops for new conquests. There is one trick: it is not that easy to find big ghost city, so you will have to take any chance you get (2-4k) ghosts are perfectly good for first time.

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Revolt and conquest: two conquering systems in Grepolis | which one to choose?

I will explain revolt and conquest systems as part of this "tips and tricks for grepolis beginners" post.

The most important criteria when choosing world in which you will play, is which of two conquering systems are present in that world. It can be REVOLT or CONQUEST. I prefer the latter one, but I am currently playing in the world where the first one is present.

REVOLT system: First, you send ships and troops to clear the target, and revolt it. Then, you land your colony ship in the time-frame 12-24hrs from the moment revolt started.  This is more complicated way to get what you want, but also gives more space for planning your strategy. After all, this is strategy game, right? This system requires additional research in academy: CONQUEST (this means you will have to build academy up to level 28).

CONQUEST system: You can send colony ship right away with enough troops and ships to clear the target and start take-over. Then you do what ever is in your power to protect the city for next 24hrs. If anyone manages to destroy your colony ship in this time-frame, you will loose the city, and you will have to start all over again.

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Conquering Your First City in Grepolis: How to? CONCLUSION

Are you now familiar with basics of conquering your first first city in this MMO of the year 2012?

The time has come when you will actually start fighting, and not just sitting down and building your city. This is time of war and strategy. Be patient and you will see what Grepolis can offer you: endless hours of fun. It is not without the reason grepolis is one of the most popular free-to-play browser war games.

Stay tuned for more lessons about Grepolis.


  1. FYI, colonizing a new city does not start the city from scratch with 178 points. It actually starts you with the following:

    Your New City
    A city created by Colonizing will start out with 778 points and will have:

    Timber camp: level 15
    Quarry: level 15
    Silver mine: level 12
    Senate: level 10
    Farm: level 10
    Warehouse: level 10
    Wall: level 2
    Cave: level 2
    Barracks: level 4
    Agora: level 1


  2. what happens to the conquered person? do they start over? are they in the same ocean and still in their alliance?

  3. They will cry like a babe and play nomore! Lolz

  4. If they only have one city they start over with that city, and do the quests again. They will stay in the alliance, and be given the option to start a new city in a random place, or as close to people in the alliance as possible. If they have multiple cities, they dont have to restart, but they lose that city.

  5. If you send forces and they defeat the enemy forces
    Then you send a colony ship, with additional forces, will the forces with the colony ship fight the forces that previously landed

  6. I have tried to take a city twice that has 1500 points and my colony ship always gets sent back. I never loose and ships troops or cats. Why cant I take over the city?

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