Portuguese Native Swing, Take 3 vs a 2nd LT British Boomer
Posted on 03/22/11 @ 09:59 PM
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We both a lot of errors and his early musk production rendered my natives useless for raiding. He boomed up and enjoyed a nice economic advantage for the entirety of the game and my terrible herding had me hitting fortress way too late. I lost my fort as I tried to seal a victory by dropping it way too close and way too early. I figured I could block him from getting a Lakota post but he never went for one anyway. In the end, I was saved once by my Mamelukes, another time by my Lakotas as I kept him from massing, but a poor maneuver left me with almost no cavalry power, not a good spot to be in against a Brit. Losing my cavalry put me at a 100 point disadvantage to him (although that was nothing too new for me this game) and then he started to take down my most (maybe too) forward Town Center and earn himself a few more herds. To make it worse he dropped a fort, forcing me to leave the herd in the "No Man's Zone" between our bases. I'll let you enjoy the rest from there.
I added this one because I wanted to show the true impact of poor herding and lack of early pressure, especially against a big booming civilization like the British.
Nice rec of the native swing strategy working against an age 2 british boom. unfortunately the british player was surprised by it and didn't react effectively. Well played, although not excellent.