I was going for my usual FH when I scouted his offensive forwardbuild with a RC/Hersir mix, so I decided to fight classical. After picking up a couple of neat relics (+ spearmen attack & carry more food) I started getting a mix of axe/spearmen out coupled with MU and a few priest. This was enough to hold him off in classical, and after a few battles I went Heroic.
I got my miggy up, but his military was still superior and he had taken my closest TC aswell.
The map was terrible for me. My third TC was almost as close to his base as to mine, and it was blocked off by a mountain from my base, as can be seen on this screenshot:
All that while I only had one reasonably close gold mine in addition to my initial one (the third one was actually surrounded by a forest, wtf?), and my gold was constantly raided. I did get a group of CA out and raided him pretty successfully aswell thankfully.
He went Heroic eventually through Bragi and we both made terrible use of our Heroic GP's (A/E % FW), but I finally managed to send a hitsquad of a few ellies and a siege tower to claim my second TC far away from the central battle to raise my pop a bit.
I got a very nice trade route up early on which pretty much won me the game (oh so many games I've lost as I've ignored trade and had 4k food and 0 gold as the mines are going dry). I started upgrading my ellies, and it paid off as I mowed down his buildings and he eventually resigned.
This was probably my best game ever so far, I hope the description was enough to make it attractive for a download :)