Alright so everyone knows about the otto rush these days, and if you're french I hope you know that you are pretty much screwed if otto rushes you if you just stay in colonial. French units in colonial are no match for Otto and to stay in colonial to fight off an Otto rush is ridiculous, you'll waste resources, and ultimately die unless you have a lot of indian help. I already submited my template for a French industrial boom, this is a hybrid of the complete boom and the boom and harass. Take out otto's econ early on and they will never recover, their villagers are considerably more important then ours early game. Harass their villagers and their houses and they will not rush you, they'll be too preoccupied with their own base, while you boom to industrial to crush them.