I would love some constructive comments to help me get better. I think that my problem in this game is that I made the wrong units and allowed him to make me feel like he was beating me when he was not, and then it became a self-fulfilling prophecy. I had more resources but I got owned militarily, and French units produce so slowly.
Initially, I tried to rush him with xbows/pikes and had some success but he eventually fought me back and got to age 3, which scared me and I went back on my heels from that point and just couldn't regain anything positive.
Here is the link to the game stats from age community if it helps.
And here is my personal ESO stats since my latest return to the game. As you can see I am 0-5 as French. The Iro stat is misleading since all my wins were by default, since I had four quickstart opponents in a row resign. I have tried French because people have suggested it to me, although I always struggle with French.