Guess what? Just like in Zynga's CityVille, where you can open businesses without technically attaching them to Roads, you can do the same thing in Empires & Allies. Here, though, you don't even need sidewalks! You've already seen just how many buildings you'll need to construct on your tiny island parcel from our look at just the first 10 missions in the game, and it only gets worse from there.
The fact of the matter is - Roads are big, and they take up space you may not be willing to spare. The good thing is, you can delete them entirely (if you so choose) to earn back that much-needed space for additional Barracks, Lumber Mills and so on. While this is a bit of a double-sided scenario, as those Roads also give you free space on which you can place units to protect your buildings, you can achieve the same outcome by simply placing Troops at the corners of your buildings, deleting Roads that connect buildings as they simply aren't necessary. You can see my own island at the top of this post - I've surrounded by Lumber Mills with tons of troops, and don't have a single piece of Road clogging up the space.
Since you don't have citizens wandering your streets like in CityVille, why not entertain the thought of deleting Roads altogether, and then save your coins that you would have spent on expanding to pay for better units?
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