I am quite new to it so yea fine with me for some tips !
what i try to do, is build my base around my townhall, have the mortars split up so it all cant be taken down easily, youre trying to protect your storage! if ppl destroy your storage, they rob a % amount of the money u have. hope that helps :S
This game pisses me off because it's been out since the dawn of time and only now are masses of people starting to get into it, it's like fucking Flappy Bird, that bs came out in March 2013 or something and then everyone went ape when a few people posted it on Twitter.