The Best Clash of Clans Layouts for Farming and Defense (TH4 -- TH6)
For the first few Town Hall levels of Clash of Clans, you can get away with a haphazard or incomplete defense, but by the time you reach TH4, you're going to start noticing when your walls aren't holding up. If you want to keep your resources safe, maximize your raiding, and make sure that you're not an easy target in a clan war, you are going to want to have a solid layout to keep everything where it's supposed to be. Here are some of the best we've found for the middle levels of Clash of Clans -- TH 4 through TH6.
Town Hall 4 Farm Base
At TH4, you don't have a whole lot to work with, but this is a great example of a base that keeps your resources safe and discourages attacks from higher level players. At this level, you shouldn't worry too much about trophies, since you can get to the next TH level pretty quickly, so go ahead and put your TH outside. Notice the central location of the mortar -- at this level, it's your most important defensive tool, and will make attacks from anyone in your range costly (though higher level players can probably still 3-star you without effort, but there's not much you can do about that).
Town Hall 5 Trophy/War Base
This is a great example of a TH5 war/trophy base -- there are multiple, redundant layers of defenses and the most important defensive buildings, the mortar and the air defense, are close to both the town hall and multiple storages. You're never going to be able to completely deter TH6 and TH7 players from going after your precious resources, but a base like this makes it very unattractive.
Town Hall 5 Farm Base
If you're not worried about protecting your trophies, then a whole lot of options open up for you, and if you just want to hoard resources and get to TH6, then a base like this is a good bet. This base has the mortar centrally located, making barchers, goblins, and other common low-resource raids unattractive. The storages are very difficult to get to without expending a lot of elixir on giants or wallbreakers, meaning that all but the most determined or crafty raiders will pass you over, or just pop your TH and move on.
Town Hall 6 Trophy/War Base
By TH6, you are starting to have enough walls and defenses to start having to make difficult decisions about where to put things, but this base demonstrates a way to keep everything safe without having to sacrifice your TH. Both mortars are in range to protect large chunks of the base and the wizard towers and air defense make baloon rushing the TH very unattractive. Placing resource and military buildings along the side will slow down ground troops, making this overall a very strong base for trophy farming or wars.
Town Hall 6 Farm Base
This farm base is focused on one thing and one thing only -- protecting those precious resources, and you can see by the multiple layers of walls and redundant defenses that it would be very costly to break into the center, especially if the Clan has donated troops. Leaving the TH expsed will encourage a lot of raiders to just pick it off for easy resources and move on. This is a solid base for storing resources for your move up to TH7.
What have been your best farming and defense layouts for Clash of Clans?