Hard to figure out, how to FF smoothly on a map like this. Germany has slow shipments, and i need some XP source. That's why i make 5 xbow early game, to get xp for 700 coin shipment.
He attacks me early, because he has faster fortress ageup time. I use my lovely minuteman + 9 Uhlan card and my skirmishers to win the fight. After this, i know he has cannons coming, so i will ship the Black Riders.
In the last big fight, my uhlans jump in too early, and they end up being Pikefood. BR is op though, and i own his army with BR + some uhlans and skirms.