Alliance war error

We have two teams competing in our war that have under 15 active members. The dawn machine and roaring dark lions. The dawn machine just put shields on their lowest and the rest are inactive.

can someone give this guy an answer. 

Dawn machine has more Gold. They have used it to protect their weaker members. Kind of strategy thing from them. Its not error.

Try to hit them with all your members even if they are shielded if you cant hit other members. You might win . You can also shield your members so they can take less points from you.