Quite often in the game you will come up against buildings with
your troops yet you will lack artillery support or you might wish
to keep the building instead of hammering it flat with cannon fire.
Below is a guide that will help you accomplish this.
The guide makes
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To perform this strategy you will require the following :
72 Man Shooting Regiment (Preferably a unit that is also good
at close combat)
72 Man Cheap Regiment (Preferably a quickly built non critical
unit to act as a shield)
If you don't have the above units never try to storm a building
containing troops unless you are sure you outnumber the enemy
at least 3:1. However if you happen to have the above units or
more please follow the following steps
1) Approach the building quickly so that you face it with your
shielding troops in front of your firing troops
2) Let your shield troops die as they soak up the fire acting
as a shield to your precious firing troops
3)Make your firing troops fire a huge volley at the building NB.
It does NOT matter if you hit your shield troops, make sure firing
into mob is enabled
4)Charge all of your troops into the building to finish them off
in close combat
Whilst using this method you should expect heavy losses from your
shield troops. However remember their job was to protect your own
troops from the same fate, they did not die in vain! I hope this
tactic is useful to you when you lack artillery or just wish to
have the satisfaction of capturing an enemy stronghold.