To excel at Godfather: Five Families, you will need to incorporate resource management strategies to be stronger than your enemies. This guide will hit on all the major points on how and why you should aim for certain things.
Maintain Resource Flow
The Godfather: Five Families is a resource management game, you need to make sure that you will always have the resources to successfully train your troops. You can either farm the gangs and Cityscape to obtain the necessary resources. In addition, you can also attack other players to loot their resources. However, you need to find the balance between your surplus resources and the chance to use them all.
One of the strategy that I implement myself is to fully build out Hideout only in my neighborhood, and rely on farming gangs and other players for the resources that I need to train the troops.
PvP Respect Manipulation
By mixing your units together with Thugs or Arsons, your troops have the potential to overrun enemy professionals at the cost of your thugs. Thugs take very little time to train yet only worth a little Respect points for your enemies. By sacrificing your thugs and arsons in exchange of enemy professionals or higher level units. You will end up gaining more Respect points than your enemy per battle.
Gang Fighting with Less Casualty
Depending on the your Five Families research and armory item level. However, you can even further your loss by sending enough of one type of units at the exact amount. For example, if you group 1000 arsons with enough professional to take down enemy units and you lose all of 1000 arsons. You have the potential to also kill the enemy with only 850 arsons and lose only the arsons. This means that you can in fact lower the amount of casualty once you find the sweet spot.
Learning how to deal with negative Cashflow is an important aspect, because as your troops grow bigger, you will in inadvertently go into negative. You should first try to increase your own resource production, and then learn how to deal with negative cash itself.
Use of Five Families Calculator
Another basic strategy in game is to use my Gamelytic Five Family calculator when you are not sure about certain battles. All the stats such as health points and attack have been already inserted. You can get a semi accurate guess on whether or not your attacks will be worthwhile.