El_Capitan (a good friend of mine) posted a jan rush on his blog and challenged me (literally it's in his blog entry lol) to play a few games. We played 3 total the first game I'm not including because I seriously messed up my start and in a bout of idiocy I forgot to queue skirmishers once I had my rax built LOL.
His rush is counterable by Ducth even though he claimed it not to be, but Germans have no chance UNLESS you are lvl 10+ and have the 8 bowmen card, then you may have a chance in stopping it, though at level 9 I was 1 level shy of pwning his arse :p
Here is a link to El_capitan's blog entry about the Jan rush http://elcapitansgamingstrategy.blogspot.com/2005/11/it-should-be-united-states-of-ottomans.html
I hope you enjoy the games, they were very tough as El_capitan is a very good player and I well... I don't have the focus anymore (especially when you're facing a better player and your kid drops a plate and breaks it 5 feet from you in the first minute of a game where resourcing and creeping is critical ROFL)
GGs and very well played by El_capitan, after playing him I have to agree that Germans, portuguese, and a few other civs really don't have much of a chance against this particular rush... it's very very fast and very very powerful...