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Richard Arntzen, leader of the Valhalla Coalition, shared his experiences a give a few tips on strategy for coalitions in Sparta: War of Empires. For every curious player out there, here is an excerpt from his post:
Before going to war, or even mentioning war to another Hegemon, you need to know what you want to achieve. Crushing your enemy, or punishing someone for insulting you is noble enough, but might not be an ideal situation.
I do a good deal of negotiation on behalf of others, both Coalitions and Alliances.
My first question to each part is usually the same: what is your endgame? Where do you want to see this go?
More often than not, they have no idea. They just fight, and hope to win, but have not decided on what defines a win for them, personally. What are the “win-conditions”? What do you want to achieve, and on what terms will you accept a ceasefire?
The whole thing is available here.
[pic & info source: plarium.com]