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XJAWZ
02-09-2013, 12:45 PM
So im on a long map, and my strategy is initially to build three miners and make speartons and other units, right?
So I have no idea what the opponent is doing, until i get that first spearton after the three miners.
One detail is that the opponent spawned an archer after that happened.
So while his archer was no problem, I was slowed down by it.
So then I get my spearton to run accross the whole map and I see 20+ miners (no joke) mining.
So I naturally attack them.
So then, I have two speartons and two archers, and the opponents miners were attacking me.
So I play hit and run with the miners.
So then he spawns out a fully grown giant.
Naturally, I retreated.
So the giant took the center.
I attacked again.
Another giant came. By now I was replacing single speartons.
My spearton dies. He still has a giant. I have 3 archers. I retreat. He stays at the center.
I build 1 spearton and a magikill. I have poison and explosion, but not electric wall. I attack. One giant loses almost all its health. My magikill dies, along with my spearton meat shields. Maybe I should've trained shield wall. Oh well. I was panicking.
I make 2 speartons and a magikill and three archers. I attack. He now has four giants (HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE)and I lose the battle.
He stays at the center, and I forfeit.
Should I have turtled and spammed speartons and rushed his base, or should I have just built speartons, ignored giants, and ran to his side and and killed miners? (i don't think the second one would work)
I dunno, but please give some suggestions.

FailingAtFailing
02-09-2013, 12:59 PM
Start with archer and sword to take tower and kill or damage miners. Get miners to catch up to his economy and place archers just outside castle archer range, retreat them when needed.

Key thing to remember: No gold means no army

Keep your economy good while slowing down his.

XJAWZ
02-09-2013, 01:27 PM
Good idea, but the long maps support economy. I always start archer/sword combo, but it might work.

Tecness2
02-09-2013, 01:33 PM
Do 2 miners-1 sword, and use the sword as a scout. If they continue to build castle archers, walls and miners, spam miners, get an archer or two, and then get tower spawn. Also get a couple of swords as well. It helps.

DragonFrost
02-09-2013, 03:32 PM
Do 2 miners-1 sword, and use the sword as a scout. If they continue to build castle archers, walls and miners, spam miners, get an archer or two, and then get tower spawn. Also get a couple of swords as well. It helps.

I start 1 archer 1 sword on big maps, as my archidon beats your sword, so i get tower, better army, and 1 less miner. I am in an advantage.

KrayZStick
02-09-2013, 03:38 PM
I start 1 archer 1 sword on big maps, as my archidon beats your sword, so i get tower, better army, and 1 less miner. I am in an advantage.
Never rush on big maps :p vs me right now so I can show you!