Recruitment is also a crucial aspect in your Base's development. Your troops can be used to gather resources, explore the map, defeat encounters, protect your allies and yourself against outside offensive actions. In other words your troops will be the main engine to push your progress forwards.
Troops can be recruited from the Military District using the available Recruitment queues which you have at your disposal. Initially, you start with a single queue, but additional ones become available as you upgrade your District. Also in order to unlock higher troop Tiers you will need to level up your District as well.
To begin recruitment tap on the Military District and then select Recruit from the given options.
A list of unit will be displayed including the still unavailable units. On the top of the interface you can select what Type of unit you wish to train. Different types of units have different use, some can carry a lot of resource, others can traverse the map quicker. You'll have to decide how you'll use each one for your goals. Once you've picked what do you wish to recruit, simply tap over it and then select the Recruit option. The unit will be added to the recruit queues as from there on you'll just need to wait a bit for it to finish.
You can always speed up that process by tapping over an active recruit queue to display the Speed Up pop up interface. Don't forget to check the Unit Stats to see whats the difference between each one.
Troops from specific tiers can not only be recruited, but also promoted in your Military District. Promotion can only be used to increase a troop's Tier to the next Tier, meaning that a T1 Infantry can only be promoted to T2 Infantry. Troop Promotion requirements are as follows:
- Research Promotion - each troop type from specific Tier is unlocked for promotion by a special Promotion Research in your Scientific District
- Unlock Tier - troops can only be promoted to a Tier that is unlocked, by leveling up your Military District
It's important to note that, Troop Promotion requires a free Recruitment Queue. The amount of troops that you can promote will always be equal to your Recruitment capacity.Note: Promoting Troops during a Recruitment Event will not award event points.
Occasionally high-tier troops will be available for recruitment, if you possess the necessary contract. Contract items will temporary enable you to hire High Tier troops. These Contracts will be awarded to the top performing commanders in various events. Once the Contract item is collected it will automatically enable you to recruit a specific Troop Type for a specified amount of time. The remaining time of the contract can be seen by going to your Military District > Recruit and navigating to the Troop category.
It's important to note that you can start a recruitment of Contract Troops even if the recruitment time exceeds the duration of the contract. Alternatively, the recruitment can be sped up by using Gold or speed up items to make the most of your contract.