there are many options to play on Travian, I like defensive, I believe defensive strategy cost less and is more effective in End Game Era, but I wonder how is the step by step manual?
It depends of really many factors. Every tribe have good things and weaknesses. If you choose Guals:
- At the beginning traps. (no one will attack Gual because of that)
- After that Phalanx and Druidrider.
Since you can train defence in all villages, just making new villages and train defence.
After some time, and you have good number of defence, you can start upgrading your troops. Troops defence will be upgraded no meter when they was trained, so after some time you will be an advantage because you have higher number of updated troops.