OK, we both FB and he was faster and destroyed my FB, and followed with successive raids against my TC. I managed to fend off using ulfsarks and my vils too.
Then we both built up and went fast to Heroic, where a big Ragnarok battle erupted, and he also made a Titan whom he used to destroy 2 of my 3 TCs. But I came back -thanks to Skadi's farms and I managed to rebuild and make an army fast to counterattack. Then he quit, cause his econ wasn't good and didn't have any oxen to provide for a steady market gold.
It's a big and hard battle, but you can learn something from my stupid mistakes and from my comeback.
This guy was very good.