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4 vs 3 Titan on Erebus

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# of Players: 7
Map Type: Erebus
Map Size: Large
AI Difficulty: Titan
Game Type: Conquest
Handicapped: No
Shared Resources: No
Shared Population: No
Cheats Allowed: No
AoM Version: AoM: The Titans
Total Game Time: 51:45
Player 1's Name: my_practice_sn (Gaia)
Player 2's Name: Swedish_Avenger (Hades)
Player 3's Name: CURTIS09 (Odin)
Player 4's Name: hmmm___ok (Kronos)
Player 5's Name: Athens (Poseidon)
Player 6's Name: Arkantos (Gaia)
Player 7's Name: Arion (Oranos)
This game is one of two intense 4v3 Titan matches I played on the map Erebus. Both games were incredibly challenging in their own ways, but extremely gratifying. Here's the run-down:

Erebus is a high hunt map, believe it or not. I got hunting dogs, did my usual archaic age, etc. etc. If you want build orders, check out some of my other games.

Like most titans, these guys advanced fast. Ironically enough though, I was still able to do a fairly successful rush on purple with my 5:05 classic time.

My rush was largely successful for some major reasons:
-I had scouted his base well
-I micro'ed well
-He didn't spam myth units (lucky for me)
Due to my scouting, I knew to right away go for cheiroballistas and katapletes to fight his army of hippikons and hoplites. My micro-ing was very successful, with our first small-battle going largely in my favor. After this, I proceeded to essentially raid him, although titans always have ridiculously good economies unless you are able to raid them before like 3 minutes pass. Anyway, all was going well...

Until I got tripled. By 3 titans.

Need I say more?

I got blown away for a couple minutes as I attempted to fight all three titans at the same time. I'm not sure if 'fight' is the right word there. I was really just trying to survive and limit damage to my economy. Lucky for me, my base was right next to the best player of that game, teal. He helped oust the invasion which allowed me to slowly recover. Regardless, I basically got screwed over fairly early and would only play a minor role for the rest of the game.

I won't go into the nitty-gritty details from that point forward. I will say that in trying to recover from my almost-getting-owned, I had to micro my eco very significantly. If anyone wants to see eco microing with relatively few villis, this is a good enough example of that. But again, I didn't really play a major role for the best of the game after they attacked me. I hit heroic surprisingly quickly, given the conditions, and was able to help fight a bit, but I didn't make any major advances.

What I would like to point out about this game are some much more important events:
-Notice how I'm basically the only one who attacks before ~10 minutes of the human players. I probably could have gotten away with a much more successful rush and a much quicker win if my teammates had simply applied pressure to yellow and orange
-Notice how good teal is. Yes, he did take one of green's TCs, but he used his population well. Easily the best player of the game, and probably the reason why we won, teal was able to play good defense but also able to push hard on offense.
-Notice how green is really pretty lousy. He doesn't have any significant military or presence until fairly late in the game. If he had been attacked at any point, he would have gotten dominated. Lucky for him, I took the brunt of the attacks for the entire game.

You probably think I'm angry at my teammates for not putting any pressure on the AIs thus allowing me to get tripled. Perhaps I am a little. It matters little now that the game is over and we've won. It was a tough fight, for me at least, but thankfully my teammates were good enough to work out a win.

Thus begs the question - Would we have won if I had not rushed? Purple recovered fairly quickly, so it seems that my rush was largely inneffective. Yet my allies were nearly defenseless when I drew all three titans to my base, which certainly limited the damage they took. I'm not sure what would have happened, obviously.

It was a good, suspenseful, action filled game.

If you liked this, I've uploaded a second one - same map, same style, different players, same result (minus me getting owned)

I highly recommend Erebus for 4v3 Titans in the future. Oftentimes Jotunheim 1 Hole is just too easy, but typical 'Random' Maps are generally not in the same strategic alignment.
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