OK I really got smacked down early game. My partner helped bail me out and held his own. Mainly after my base got attacked by norse, I spammed turma. The opponent didn't attack ships or villagers, just miltary units and buildings so I came back ok. Later in the game we both attacked the opponents titan gate and our opponents resigned when mine was just about complete.
Also, just as a footnote, I have been losing a lot recently. I tend to get rushed. I know I need to work on my BO and I should probably devote my play to one civ.