19/06/2014EXCLUSIVE: 'Clash of Clans' Update Introduces The Hog Rider!

Defensive Strategy
It is a good idea to put your Gold Mines outside of your Walls, so they can act as a distraction to units such as Barbarians and Archers.
Attackers can steal up to 50% of the uncollected Gold in your mine. Having too many uncollected resources will make you a more attractive target.
If a Gold Mine is destroyed in an attack while it is being upgraded, no gold will be lost, as the mine is empty during this time.

Offensive Strategy
Pay careful attention to the location of Gold Mines when planning your attack, as Gold Mines are usually only marginally protected and can be quite lucrative, especially at high levels. Many times a single Archer can be placed in such a way that it can destroy a Gold Mine while standing clear of any defenses.
If you see a round number of gold in a raid, it is most likely going to be in the Gold Mines rather than in the Gold Storages (example 90,000). Although round numbers can occur in Gold Storages, they happen much more often when Gold Storages have been emptied by a previous raid and the resultant shield has allowed the Gold Mines to completely fill up.

Supercell has been teasing a "Clash of Clans" update this week that will introduce new Dark Elixir units, the Minion and the Valkyrie. Today, we're happy to reveal that a third character will also be joining the fight... Behold, the dreaded Hog Rider!

"Having tamed the fierce leaping hog, the Hog Rider punishes those who hide behind their puny walls! Fueled by Dark Elixir, these warriors have never known defeat!"

It looks the Hog Rider will be able to leap over walls, beginning the assault as soon as he enters the battlefield. Like the new Minion and Valkyrie units also being introduced in the update, it seems players who want to add the Hog Rider to their army will have to do so by tapping into their Dark Elixir reserves. Considering how rare this in-game resource has proven to be, players may want to invest in that Dark Elixir Drill, if they haven't already.

Though we're still waiting to learn when exactly the update will arrive, there's no denying it's shaping up to be a big one. What do you think of the new Minion, Valkyrie and Hog Rider units?