I believe we should discuss WS strategy with capitals in this thread. This template is so different from normal templates that it is a completely different form of gameplay.
1.Huge city bonuses evenly distributed to all players.
2.Frequent and huge emergency blockade cards. (2000%)
3.Frequent and huge blockade cards. (5000%)
4.Frequent airlift cards.
1.Do maximal expansion. Due to setting 1 maximal expansion is always possible and will not cost too many armies.
2.Defend every single bonus. Do not allow your opponent to enter even one of your bonuses if possible since it is very hard to recover any bonus.
3.Invade the bonuses of your opponent. If you are weak then invade + blockade.
4.Do defend your huge city bonuses properly. By properly I mean if possible make sure no opponent can ever be adjacent to your huge city bonuses.
5.Do not emergency blockade with too many armies. Lost armies are lost.
6.Do not use big stacks to attack small stacks. Your opponent may emergency blockade it and you will lose a lot. Your opponent may also airlift in which can be as bad or even worse.
7.When you attack/airlift from a territory on the border, leave a small vanguard to defend it against probing attacks.
1.Probing attacks. It should be done almost everywhere. Many people do not observe basic strategy 7 hence you probably can get some territory by surprise using a probing attack of 3 or a bit more armies. You do not lose much if your attack fails. However you gain a territory if your attack succeeds.
2.Airlift and probe. Airlift in, wait for your opponent to attack your now large stack and lose (almost) everything, finally conduct a probing attack. You sometimes can calculate how much your opponent's income is and hence you know how many armies you need to make sure that he/she will lose (almost) everything. Then if he/she attacks he/she will lose a territory and likely a lot of armies as well.
3.Emergency Blockade and probe.
(To be continued)
Semi-WS (No blockade cards)https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=9866257https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=9675762
Edited 7/20/2016 18:54:08