You're not kidding about it picking up after Zeus FM, the game doesn't really start till about 15 minutes into it. HOWEVER the first 15 minutes are worth watching to see Zeus' amazing eco, I have rarely seen one so well managed. One question though, why did neither you or red fish? (PS you bolted the wrong villie)
As said before, virtually nothing happens in the first 15 mins. Teal has great food and wood supplies but is constantly stifled for gold and green seems to think he's playing AOK as he keeps massing cheiro and turma but never does anything with them. Soon enough blue and red dominate their half of the map and push back green and teal with much better armies and economies (why did red take so long to age to mythic when he clearly had enough res to age far earlier?) Green and teal seem pretty nooby in my opinion, green especially. He makes one counter barracks up front, ignores sky passages and has no backup army whatsoever, using a laughably poor small trickle of units from his base afterwards.
This game really shows how the Norse struggle against the Greek. You can see teal tries to hold you back, but he is outnumbered and easily overpowered.
I can't decide what to make of green's use of vortexes. Yes, they did get rid of your TCs but his armies were a joke and were no real threat as you showed; you easily beat them without expending much of your own army.
About 30 mins into the game teal really gets going, but again one Norse going up against two Greek is almost impossible to win even when spamming Raiding Cavalry versus spamming Toxotes. You two shoulda have considered investing in Myrmidons/Gastraphetes earlier on; not that you were in any particular danger of losing but it would have given your opponents an even harder time.
Teal pushes forward well with Nidhogg but thanks to the noobiness of green (he is never really anything more than an annoyer) it's essentially 2v1.
Not much else to say really, you've got 3 skilled players here. It's just a shame teal didn't have a better teammate, this could have easily gone on for much longer.
Posted on 02/01/07 @ 01:22 AM
Nice game. maybe too long because it seems you could have finished him off way early. Also, I like to point at the good economy of blue (especially red too) and the greek tox spawning followed by the blue's zeus myrmi combo vs teal. Teal was very good and put up a nice fight with the nidghogg and titan. Green seems not to know atties well since he didnt use a good fishing operation and not using correct units which I presume a combo of some destroyer to beat colossi(a bit) and lots of turmas (those tox buddies have to be stopped somehow!). Good show of reconstruction of tcs blue! Nice titan fight too!
well I suppose teal really messed it a bit even though he was good. I mean he could have used a big combo of huskarls/raiding cavalry to finish red off(might have worked much better since husks can be very nasty!). well maybe he didn't think of making 6 hill forts instead of 20 barracks!!! Anyhow, GG good show!