When facing overwhelming odds best thing to do is avoid troop loss and avoid capture. If you must fight be the defending one not the attacker or have skills active to wounded instead of kill. but that is a whole other guide, back to hiding troops and officers.
- Explore Ruins
- Farm far away places (still unsafe as lines to and from fort and destination will be seen)
- Set up campgrounds (still unsafe as lines to and from fort and destination will be seen)
- Send to fellow alliance member who has active shield (Officers can now be chosen to reinforce since recent update.)