Ambush stance

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Icon ambush stance.png Ambush stance is a stance that armies can enter on the campaign map. The stance increases the chances of surprising an enemy, initiating an ambush battle.


Armies in ambush stance cannot be seen by the enemy. They also cannot move or recruit troops without leaving the stance. Icon ambush stance.pngAmbushes have a chance to be detected and fail. The terrain on which the ambush is laid affects this chance.


  • Campaign movement range required to adopt: 25%
  • Hidden until discovered or battle initiated
  • Chance of spotting nearby foreign armies: +50%
  • Campaign movement: Disabled

Other stances[edit]

Some other special stances may also enable ambush battles:


Going into ambush stance can work to lure an enemy towards you. By going into the stance right outside a weak city, the enemy may be tricked into thinking it is undefended and move within striking or ambushing range. It can also be a good move in general to try and conceal your movements from your enemies, that way they won't react defensively if they see you coming for a settlement of theirs.