This was a great game - I try for a Classical water fight since I think he'll do the same. I am suspicious straight away since I see no enemy ships. I take out his Docks and fishing ships and by this time he's hit Heroic. I decide I'd better get to Heroic too so stop making ships. I reach Heroic then he reaches Mythic and hits me with Vision + Meteor + Shifting Sands. I (just about) stopped his TC going up so he casted Citadel on his home TC.
Then it's just a question of who can recover the quickest :)