posted 01 November 2021 10:41 PM EDT (US)   
Hi all, long time player first time poster.

So recently my friend and I discovered AoM and got right back into it. We use to love it back in the day.

I play, and only play, Loki or Thor with more of my memories being Loki. My friend does Posiden/Hades, solemnly Odin, and Egyptian. No Chinese or Alanteans.

I've been very unlucky against my friend, going about 2-30 against him. His style of play is

1. Villagers (usually 40+ by 15 minute)
2. Walls in the starting age
3. Turtle outwards
4. Build 8-10 military buildings
5. Spam range units and some front line military to protect.

Due to the Norse lack of end game Im usually losing by 15 minutes in, even if I try to mimic him to a t.

So I did some digging and found an old video by a player called BoIT T.V which goes, roughly, as followed;

2 Food
2 Food
1 Gold
Ox Cart
1 Gold
1 Wood
Ox Cart
Dwarf Gold
Villager Wood
Dwarf Gold
Villager Food
Dwarf Gold
Villager Food
Villager Food
Dwarf Gold
Move Both Gold Villagers to Wood
**Temple Before 3 Minutes**
2nd House
3rd House
Auto Que Hesir
Dwarves Auto Que to Gold
Build Long House
Long House Up Build Another House
Long House Up Auto Que Hesir
**10 Dwarves on Gold THEN more to Pigs**
**Keep Building Houses**
**Don't stop Hesir**


That said, I recently 2-0 him but he collected himself, and went to his boy Hades. Now when I try to rush, his sentinels just shoot down my poor Hesir, or he's made his first age Hero and I trade poorly with him, losing either 3-4 Hesir on a single push and he'll even throw his mass wall of villagers in as well, and if all else fails minute he gets to classic cease fire goes out. If I try to rush just his villagers he keeps them back behind his TC so my Heisr have to walk by his sentinels, his TC, and any other units and by then he'll use his villagers to just fight my Heisr and win.

He'll then spam out 10-15 Toxotes and just fire line my Hesir down before I can blink and use his heros to nail down my Hesirs myth units. By then my 1/1.5m lead on him evaporates and his strategy overwhelms me. In the first two match ups he was Posidon, and I was able to back to back Heroic into Mythic and just win.


Due to the nature of the build, it's semi fragile, but I'm wondering if I just made duel RC/Hesir if it would work, or if Hades is just the unwinnable matchup for a Hesir Rush.


Any advice would be appreciated, whether it's on my BO or tactics.