Eugene Harlot originally wrote an article similar to this. I have updated his original article for the current game mechanics.
Many new citizens want to know how they can fight in support of America. Below is the simplest, most direct information for raw recruits and untrained civilians to gain wellness, experience and boost productivity through combat.
1. Know yourself.
You must be a minimum wellness of 20 to fight in a battle. Food can be used to immediately increase your wellness, but beware, you can only regain 300 wellness per day. Because food costs less than weapons, it is better for you to fight as many times as possible with no weapons. Example: You will do more damage with 30 bare handed fights than you will with only 10 Q5 fights, but both will cost a similar amount of money.
2. Know your weapons.
Weapons increase your damage. The higher the weapon, the higher the damage increase. YOU DO NOT NEED A WEAPON TO FIGHT. You can fight bare-handed in any battle and every bit helps the American war effort.
To fight, go to the active war page. Look for wars that have active battles and click on details. Then click on "Go to Battlefield" This will take you to the battle page. Click the big "FIGHT" button in the middle of the screen.
EACH FIGHT DEGRADES YOUR WEAPON BY ONE USE. A weapon falls apart after its uses are depleted, and the quality of the weapon tells you how many uses it has. For example, a Q1 weapon has one use, while a Q5 has five uses. So be smart and buy what you can afford.
Each fight reduces your wellness by 10 points. Each fight gives you 1 exp.
3. Know your limits
Each battle lasts between 16 and 30 hours, with "mini-battles" ending every two hours. To do the most good in a battle, it is recommended that you fight near the end of those mini-battles.
DO NOT "OVER-FIGHT" Depending on how much food you have, you need to be very careful about over fighting. You can only work if you have greater than 20 wellness, so don't use all your food fighting and then leave yourself with less than 20 wellness. It is recommended that you save enough food to get back to 100 wellness for the next day.
4. Know how to fight smart.
Always Work and Train first. Working productivity is based on wellness, and Training only takes of 1 wellness and increases your strength which increases damage. After working and training, then you can fight. Because your influence on a battle is not dependent on your wellness, you can fight a few times, and then heal back up using food.
5. Know your orders.
The DoD Orders are the OFFICIAL orders newspaper of the eUSA. They are updated daily or more, and will give you good information on where to fight. By following the DoD Orders, you will help put damage where it is most needed.
Remember to click the "subscribe" button in the upper right corner of the article, so that each new issue will be automatically sent to your "subscriptions," and remember to read every day to make sure you do the most good with your damage.
Fight smart, fight hard.
What is this?You are reading an article written by a citizen of eRepublik, an immersive multiplayer strategy game based on real life countries. Create your own character and help your country achieve its glory while establishing yourself as a war hero, renowned publisher or finance guru.