Age of War – is a great free online flash game, which combines elements of tower defense and anti-tower defense games. If you’re tired of all the tower defense games which all look alike, then this game is for you! In Age of War, you can build your defenses by buying different turrets, and when you have no place to set the turret to, buying additional turret spots. At the same time, you can train your troops to attack your enemy. You have a choice of just 3 troops – direct combat unit, long-range unit, and heavy unit. There are multiple ages in the game – starting from cavemen and dinosaurs, and all the way to lasers, tanks and air machines.Even though your options are limited (just 3 turret types and 3 unit types during each age), don’t let this fool you – there is plenty of strategy in choosing the right battle plan – both long-term strategy and short-term tactics. Here are a few possible strategies:1. Total defense. Forget about attacking your opponent – concentrate on defense. Spend most of your money on turrets and only train troops when the turrets are not fast enough to kill all the coming enemies. Since each side gets the most money for killing opponents troops, your opponent will get less money as he won’t kill many of your troops. When you have a good defense, you can accumulate some big amount, and overwhelm your opponent with a quick and devastating raid.2. Total offense. Forget about defenses – spend all your money on troops and overwhelm your opponent with your attacking force. This is somewhat hard to do on harder levels, so choose your troops wisely and plan ahead carefully.3. Balanced defense and offense. Build some turrets, but don’t forget about your troops – destroy coming wave of enemies with your troops and the help of the turrets, then let your troops attack your opponent to give you some time to accumulate the money for the next wave.Choose your strategy based on your preferred style and on difficulty level. Besides strategy, plan the order of your troops: watch out for coming enemies and build your troops in the order which will most effectively destroy them. For example, the most powerful combination is the heavy unit followed by long range unit – they will both deal the damage to the 1st enemy unit. Also, do not forget about special abilities – using them is the key at the start and middle of the game. Choosing the right moment to use your special ability can be the difference between winning and losing.