Worse thing of this game .. of troops power .. this is us less .. I had 38000 army with the research level of 3 to five health offense and defense .. I loss 23000 against t2 of 50000 .. I killed just 2000 .. he killed mine 23000 it's a big difference for lower level of player .. if u r doing research t1 shuld be power full to against t2 .. minumum 50 percent ..when I am trying to reach after spending a lot of hours and so many days on this game to reach level 17 to get t3 .. I should be safe too ..
Think of troop type and their counters. Try and avoid looking a loss but rather how to counteract the army and gain more kills. The correct research is key and remember even t3 can kill t4 when planned and correctly used.