This was a very amusing game to play. Essentially, the fighting went on for over an hour. I start trying a 4:40 bireme rush. That fails quickly enough, but he doesn't fish after he wins the water for some reason. My economy is probably why I won, in retrospect. He also wasn't incredibly good.
Fighting wise, if you hit the "play quickly" button, the warning bell will be going off continuously. First he gets a bunch of TCs, then we fight and continuously lose/regain them, but eventually I gain the upper hand and push on to victory.
The biggest annoyance he gave me was with all of his siege weapons. Luckily, my economy was good enough that whenever he would kill one of my TCs without actual soldiers, I could rebuild it easily.
In the long-run, we deplete all the gold from the map. I deplete all my wood, and he uses most of his.