depend how easily you want to conq it.
if you're just starting out, might not have a lot of troops yet. but I would say along the lines of minimal 150k archers, 350k warriors perhaps? The more you have the easier it'll be.
ideally have a lvl 9 or 10 rally. 10 helps out more, recommended.
(1) Archer wave (for low lvl gear/stars)
layers can be anything, your alliance can help you out there
maybe something like 500 workers, 1k scouts, 2-3k warriors, 1k pike, 1k sword, the rest archers. no need for xports since you'll be taking the lvl 8.
(2) 100k warrior wave (breaks regen)
(3-9) or as many as you can send out. 20k warriors should be just fine.
then repeat steps until you cap it. This is for low lvl gear mind you.
IF you have ok gear and maybe 1.2-1.3M warriors (they're cheap and fast to build) then do the whole thing with warriors.
You "main" wave(s) should be a high level hero. going to have to work up to get it.
few pointers is you want to run war horn and maybe penicillin, 3% helps out. Also, try to build the lvl 8 npc right next door to your "main" city.
meaning if you main city has a lvl 8 flat, conq it. build a city, then npc it to make a lvl 8 npc. if your flats next to your main aren't lvl 8, then wait.
the more you are prepared hero wise, least 1-2 high lvl heroes and more troops, the easier it will be.
Its definitely possible to have a lvl 8 by end of you 1 week bp. and a 10 maybe your 2nd week. depends on how much time you have available to put in. but, the more prepared you are for any HC/NPC lvl, the easier it will be.
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