Say you just attacked a base and used up your army and have no more guard left. You want to take a break from the game. What strategies are there for minimizing the resources lost when your base gets raided?
One strategy is to fill up your queue with dragons and spells and refund them after you've been attacked. The problem with this is 1) no one might attack in the time it takes to make a dragon and even if you reset it then you've wasted time when you could've been building an army you actually wanted to use 2) if you forget then you end up with a bunch of dragons and IMHO they aren't cost effective
Another strategy is to keep making an army that you actually would use as soon as your last one is used. Since I'm trying to go for cost effective armies, this doesn't always save the most resources.
Any other ideas?