A Skirmish is a battle between your clan’s detachment and an enemy detachment on a neutral territory. The enemy and map are selected at random.

Every clan that participates in Skirmishes gets Industrial Resource depending on the outcome of the battle, with the winning side receiving a greater reward. Industrial Resource earned in Skirmishes is accumulated in the Stronghold Storage.

Skirmishes are available during certain periods of time. To view the schedule of upcoming battles, click (Battle schedule) to the right of the Clan Battles button in your Stronghold, or in the Stronghold: Battles window.

To engage in a Skirmish:

  1. Select Stronghold: Battles in the menu to the right of the Battle! button.
  2. In the Stronghold: Battles window, select one of the two options: 
  • Create your own detachment. If you are a member of a clan, you can create your own detachment and become its commander.
  • Join a detachment. Whether you are a clan member or not, you can join an existing detachment as a volunteer (see Joining a Detachment).

You can participate in Skirmishes in one of three divisions. The division determines the vehicle tier, battle format, and the number of legionnaires in the detachment. Clans earn more Industrial Resource in higher-division Skirmishes.

 

  • Division VI
  • Division VIII
  • Division X
Division VI
Vehicle Tier VI
Battle Format 7×7
Min. Number of Players 7
Max. Number of Legionnaires 6
Battle Duration 10 minutes
Reward 150 
Division VIII
Vehicle Tier  VIII
Battle Format 10×10
Min. Number of Players 10
Max. Number of Legionnaires 9
Battle Duration 10 minutes
Reward 250 
Division X
Vehicle Tier  X
Battle Format  10×10
Min. Number of Players  10
Max. Number of Legionnaires  3
Battle Duration 10 minutes
Reward 1.000 

Creating Your Own Detachment

To create your own detachment and become its commander, click Create Detachment in the Stronghold: Battles window. In the Mode Selection window displayed, select a division for the Skirmish.

The list of the divisions is displayed in the left part of the Mode Selection window.

  1. Information tooltip. Description of the mode.
  2. Mode status.
  3. List of divisions. Vehicle tiers, number of players in a detachment, duration of the battle, and maximum number of legionnaires.

Preparing for the Skirmish

After you select a division, the Skirmish window is displayed. Here you can form a detachment, enable Reserves, and confirm that you’re ready for battle.

  1. Information panel. Selected division and Skirmish status.
  2. Settings. Change the division or battle mode. If you change settings, your detachment is not affected.
  3. A list of Volunteers. Invite players and add them to your detachment. The list includes both fellow clan members and legionnaires.
  4. Display to Legionnaires button. Click to allow legionnaires to see your detachment in the Detachment List and join it as volunteers.
  5. Detachment members, their status, rating, and selected vehicle.
     Detachment Commander
       Legionnaire
    Click Select Vehicle to choose the best vehicle for the Skirmish.
  6. Reserve slots (see Selecting Reserves).
  7. Chat Channel. Notifications and detachment chat.
  8. Battle! button. Click to confirm that you’re ready for the Skirmish and send your detachment into battle.

Adding Players to the Detachment

You can add players to the detachment via an invitation or with the help of legionnaire autosearch.

Any clan member in the detachment can invite players to it. You can invite both fellow clan members and other players, which in this case will join the detachment as legionnaires. Remember that the maximum number of legionnaires in the detachment depends on the division you’ve selected (see Selecting a Division).

To invite players to the detachment:

  1. In the Skirmish window, click Invite Players.
  2. In the Invite to Tactical Unit window, select a player and drag them to the field on the right. If the player is not on the list, find them via the search bar.
  3. Type a message (optional) and click Invite.

Invited players are added to the Volunteers list and displayed either in the Clan Members group or the Legionnaires group. Players’ personal ratings are displayed to the right of their names. 

The Detachment Commander can add the invited players to the detachment by dragging them from the Volunteers list to the Detachment Members list. A special icon  marks legionnaires in the detachment. 

To pass the Detachment Commander’s permissions to a member of your clan, right-click a player’s name and select Transfer Commander’s permissions.

The Detachment Commander can transfer permissions only to a fellow clan member.

Joining a Detachment

You can join a created detachment in several ways:

  • Via the My clan's detachments panel
  • With the help of detachment autosearch
  • Via the Detachment List
  • Via an invitation.

Joining via the My Clan's Detachments Panel 

You can join any of your clan’s detachments on the corresponding panel:

  1. Go to the DETACHMENT AUTOSEARCH tab.
  2. On the My clan's detachments panel, click the detachment you need. Click Join Detachment in the window displayed.
  3. In the Skirmish window, your name will be displayed in the Volunteers list. Click Take Slot in a free slot in the Detachment Members list or wait untill the Detachment Commander adds you to the detachment.

Joining via the Detachment List  

The Detachment List contains:

  • Your clan’s detachments
  • Other clans’ open detachments. You can join them to engage in a Skirmish as a legionnaire.

To join a detachment:  

  1. Go to the DETACHMENT LIST tab and select a division for the Skirmish.
  2. Click the detachment you need in the Detachment List. To the right, you can see the detachment members, their ratings, and vehicles.
  3. Click Join Detachment.
  4. In the Skirmish window, your name will be displayed in the Volunteers list. Click Take Slot in a free slot in the Detachment Members list or wait till the Detachment Commander adds you to the detachment.

Joining via an Invitation 

To join a detachment via an invitation from another player, click Accept in the invitation notification in your Garage. You can also accept invitations in the invitations and friend requests  tab in the Notification Center in the lower right corner of the Garage.

After you accept the invitation, your name will be displayed in the Volunteers list. Wait untill the Detachment Commander adds you to the detachment.

Selecting Reserves

To gain an additional advantage in the Skirmish, use One-Time-Effect Reserves.

You can enable the following Reserves:

  • Airstrike or Artillery Strike
  • High-Capacity Transport

For more information see Using Reserves and Combat Reserves.

Course and Result of the Skirmish

When the detachment is formed and players are ready, the Detachment Commander sends the detachment into battle. The enemy detachment and map are selected at random, and the Skirmish begins. Teams fight a Standard battle.

When the Skirmish ends, its results are calculated. The clans get Industrial Resource, with the winner receiving a greater reward. The amount of Industrial Resource also depends on the Reserves you used. Remember that legionnaires get some of the earned Industrial Resource (see Legionnaire Reward).

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