A: A common misconception in a the game is that you can’t siege without a baron. In fact a siege is simply a repeated attack. There are 3 different attack types each designed for a different purpose:
|Siege||A repeated attack. Continually attacks every hour.|
|Assault||An attack designed to primarily kill troops|
|Plunder||An attack designed to primarily steal resources|
Both plunders and assaults will kill troops and gain resources but plundering will kill very few troops and assaulting will focus on killing troops. Every attack has it’s use in offensive strategy. Keep in mind that plundering a smart player will almost always be less profitable than raiding. You will generally want to reserve plundering for inactive players whenever possible.