OUTPOST & RESCOURCE VILLAGES in Goodgame Empire & Empire four Kingdoms
Outposts and resource villages should not be underestimated when playing Goodgame Empire und Empire Four Kingdoms. These are castles or villages on the world map that you could capture. Once captured, you can develop an outpost in the same way as a castle and incorporate it exclusively in your empire. On the other hand, resource villages can only be found in the kingdoms "Everwinter Glacier", "Burning Sands" and "FirePeaks".
Each outpost offers you the possibility of removing 2 types of resources. The building options of Buildings in outposts are limited compared to your castle
WHEN YOU CAN ACQUIRE AN OUTPOST
You can occupy outposts when you have reached Level 13 and after you have built a property.
HOW MANY OUTPOSTS YOU CAN OCCUPY
You can have a total of three outposts in the game.
HOW OFTEN CAN AN OUTPOST BE EXTENDED
Each player can extend his outposts up to 16 times. Of course, this costs resources, but it creates more space and enables more towers to be built on the walls. You can find more information on expanding castles here.
The first outpost should produce more wood than food, the second outpost should concentrate on the production of stone and the third should produce more food than stone or wood.
THE RESCOURCE VILLAGES
Resource villages are hotly contested in the kingdoms and only rarely will you find an unoccupied village. So, if you do find a free village you should definitely and immediately send out your troops. Since the last update "only" five villages of each kind can be occupied.
Tip 1: The free resource villages in "Everwinter Glacier" are defended by 150 armed peasants, who are quite easy to defeat (55 macemen or crossbowmen will suffice).
Tip 2: In "Burning Sands", the free resource villages are defended by 200 armed peasants. Consequently 50 veteran fighters are sufficient for victory.
Tip 3: Commodity villages in "FirePeaks" are defended by 250 armed peasants. So you should attack with 60 veterans units.
Tip 4: New villages are usually arranged on the edge of the map.