Herscheling is the act of continuing a raid on a planet even after the defending player has fleetsaved his ships and resources such that the attack is no longer profitable. There are two main reasons why a person would choose to herschel. The first reason would be to weaken that players defenses for a possible future raid, or secondly, in order to try and psych out the opponent by showing him that there is nothing they can do to stop the herscheler from attacking them.

For the best results the herscheler should contact the defending player (if not contacted first) in order to better prove the resolve of the attacker.

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