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.

Overview[edit]

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.

Effects[edit]

  • 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:

Strategy[edit]

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.