During this current war, an alliance we are facing dumped a lot of their players putting them under 8. They now have 6. They have protect 1. Is this a typical strategy?
It used to be.
Alliances were going under 8 members to be eliminated from the season. This was the fastest way to lose 3 fiefs. These fiefs were added randomly to other alliances on the warmap. Many have complained on this fiefs dumping.
Flares have changed the rules lately. You cannot get eliminated anymore by this method.