I've tried a few methods but I usually lose, even though I've upgraded my defence towers and walls quite a bit, while I see other people with worse towers and walls doing better at defending their base than me. My town hall is level 5 right now.
It looks like most of the high level players use a diamond shaped base structure, with the towers evenly distributed, and every few buildings with their own surrounding wall. But what I don't understand is how I should determine what defensive tower goes where.
Really, what I want to know is how I should determine how to distribute my defensive towers. If I don't have enough walls or defenses I can easily improvise, but how do I set up my base for max efficiency?
For clarification, I'm not asking for someone to put together a base for me to copy. I just want to know what kind of base design in general works best. I'd also like to know where bombs and spring traps are most effectively placed, because I can never find a good spot.