Total War Saga : Troy Beginner’s Guide / Tips and Tricks

Is this your first Total War game? Are you wondering how come you are losing every battle?

You may have gone through the tutorials but that is not just enough. This article will help you understand the most important aspects of the battle. Know how you should use each unit to gain an advantage on the battlefield.

Total War Saga: Troy Beginner’s Guide / Tips and Tricks

Types of Units: 

Know the type of units you have and their roles. Know about how you can use each unit type. Your army will be infantries mostly.

Light Units :

They are the fastest infantry. But at the same time, they have very less armor and morale, so you cannot have them fight the enemy directly. They are good for flanking since they move very fast.

Heavy Units:

They are the slowest infantry. But offensively they are the strongest since they have high armor and morale. They can be used to attack directly since their slow speed wont be good enough if you want them to flank.

Medium Units:

They are right in between heavy and light units with a good amount of speed and armor. They can do well as support or backups.

Chariot and Cavalry Units:

They are basically units on chariots driven by horses or soldiers on horses. They are fast and can be used for flanking and getting behind your enemy.

Missile Units:

They are the Archers, Javelins. Any unit that uses ranged attacks. They cannot be used directly against infantry. They need to operate from a distance.


The Leader or the Commander with impressive stats. Example Achilles.

The Formation:

The most important aspect of a battle is your formation. If you arrange your troops in proper order then they will be able to defeat the strongest of enemies. Remember brute force cant win you battles alone. You still need to outwit your opponent. Knowing which units to use where is the key to success.

The Frontline:

This is the starting line of your army. Use the Heavy Units as frontline soldiers since they have a lot of armor and can survive longer than any other unit in the game when under attack. They will hold off the enemy infantry with their offensive stats. They don’t need to move around the map since they are slow. Remember, the longer the frontline harder it will be for your enemy to flank you.

The Backup Line:

They are placed left and right of your frontline. They have two main jobs. To provide support to the frontline and also to prevent you from getting flanked by the enemy. Medium Units are good enough for this role.

The Wings or Flankers:

As the name suggests they are supposed to be placed out wide so that they can flank the enemy units and get in behind giving you a massive advantage in battle. You should normally hide the flankers in tall grass or dense forests so that they are not seen by the enemy.

Light Units and Cavalry are perfect for this job since they are fast. once the enemy attacks you need to direct these units to flank the enemy.

The Missile Line:

Right behind your frontline will be the missile line. They consist or archers and javelins who can use ranged attacks. They should always be behind the frontline since they cannot fight infantry in straight head-to-head combat.

The Backline:

They are your backups. They protect your missile units and also provide support in an overall way. There can be more than one backline.

This sketch will help you understand how you need to get the formation lined up.

Important Notes: 

  • Heroes should be used wisely. Normally to fight the enemy hero.
  • Always make sure the light units you are going to use for flanking should be hidden or else they can easily be attacked by the enemy archers.
  • Use the terrain wisely to hide your units.
  • Make sure your frontline is long. The longer it is the safer you are from getting flanked
  • Arrows don’t pierce armor. So direct your archers to attack enemies with lower armor.
  • Javelins pierce armor . So direct Javelin throwers to attack enemies with high armor.
  • Charging gives u a damage boost. Running into an enemy is not charging. You need to select an enemy target and select the charge command for charging an enemy.

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