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 Army Command in your base, 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 Training Facilities. Also in order to unlock higher troop Tiers you will need to level up your Army Command as well.
To begin recruitment you can:
- Tap on the Army Command and then select Recruit from the given options
- Expand the Recruit Queues on your Action Bar and tap on a free one
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.
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.