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Topic Subject:Armagedn vs Lucifer 1-0
lucifer
Inactive
posted 09-09-99 02:49 PM ET (US)         
Well, he simply outplayed me, nothing else to say =) (and he was greek)
Well played Armagedn!
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borgboy12
Clubman
posted 09-09-99 03:49 PM ET (US)     1 / 14       
What have I been tellin ya! Greek kicks!!! Good Going Gedn, I hope your posting a REAL story (no offense lucifer)
armagedn
Clubman
posted 09-09-99 05:44 PM ET (US)     2 / 14       
Well, after we exchanged pleasantries (I wished him Shang; lucifer likewise wished himself Shang), we arrived in the Game world, and, just as in the real world, I got dealt a most unfortunate hand. I got Greeked by the Random Gods (and when they Greek you, you FEEL it).

Fortunately, the Map Gods took pity upon me, and gave me a very ample shore fish spot, and even placed a lone elliefink nearby. Though stragglers were far from plentiful, I was able to get some wood from a forest not far from my TC. I later pitted wood/gold on the far side of that forest.

Due to the early food bounty, I remained consistently a step ahead of my worthy foe in the villie count. I believe he got within one of me (18 vills to my 19), but it was just around this point (approx 6:30) that I began boat booming - lots of nice fishies near my encampment.

My early scout vill found a Luci-house near 11:00. As I started near 9:00, I assumed it was simply a radar house; I didn't think we would have begun the game so close together, and both on the same side of the map. I continued wandering through that delusion - completely missing his base. So my scout went on a delightful, lion-free romp through the countryside, 'Searching for SuperBlaireau'. Only upon hitting the sea, circling back, did I find him, and began to build a rax, sending another vill to assist in the chore. Unfortunately, both villies were discovered at their nefarious business, and both succumbed to a flurry of bones. A later, more stalwart vill managed to complete the task before getting his own skull staved in.

Meanwhile, back on the home turf, I got a bit cautious, and searched around to see if he'd located me, though I saw no signs in my vicinity. Still, justifiably paranoid, I built another rax near me, and generated a few clubbers.

He tooled ahead of me, but I boat boomed in late Stone and throughout Tool. I got the infantry armor, and sent my clubbers towards Lucifer, having located his woodies. Soon, I'd popped out a few slingers from the forward rax, as my clubbers arrived, now upgraded to axers. The timing was perfect - just then, Lucifer had some archers trying to protect his woodies from my oncoming axers. My slingers dealt with them ruthlessly, and the chase was on.

My axers chased his woodies around the forest for a turn or two, as I had to keep my over-zealous and under-sighted axers from giving his houses a going-over. "First things first, you simple-minded brutes!" Any bowmen that entered the fray were quick to leave it, under a volley of stones.

Another small team of villies built a couple of stables a bit southwest of Lucifer's position, away from my rax. We bronzed at almost the exact same time (approx. 16:45), but I had been mining gold early, and was able to generate a few cav in his area, and used my forward builders to pop up a couple of workshops and an Academy.

I found one of his docks, and used my slingers to eliminate his fish boats, while cav #1 began taking out the dock. Unbeknownst to me, he'd snuck his villies back in under cover of blindness to continue chopping the same forest. Should have left a guard to two there. Live and learn.

My first stonie was met by Luci's first camel, but my +1 attack slingers were Johnnies on the spot, and poof - bye bye camel. My stonie went back to work, wiping out his ranges. More cav and some hoppers began to go to work on his town center, along w/ the remaining axers and slings. I continued forward building west of his TC, popping up a couple of TC's to take other gold and wood sources.

Soon, Lucifer congratulated me for a "good game," and threw in the towel, at about the 23:00 mark. He had put up good fight, but was outnumbered, and outresourced. Definitely a fun one, and I look forward to the rematch out in the Mediterranean.

(Note: I have no website, but I do have pix. Lemme know if there's some place I can post them, but as they ain't to exciting, they might not be worthwhile.)

ChubbyHubby
Clubman
posted 09-09-99 06:07 PM ET (US)     3 / 14       
Nice story, 'gedn. I guess you DO know how to play 1v1 after all! Good job with the systematical dismantling of the mighty lucifer!

*Chubby can't believe how he got himself stuck in a tourney with such obvious ringers*

Boneser again
Clubman
posted 09-09-99 07:08 PM ET (US)     4 / 14       
I eagerly await a Sting / Gedn showdown.

The man has a definite flair for the dramatic.

Cherub Lobby
Clubman
posted 09-09-99 07:57 PM ET (US)     5 / 14       
Well played Gedn.. Lucifer is a good 1v1 er.

We have been practising lately and he’s cleaned me up a couple of times with a new strat.

I wont pass it on but it seems it didn’t work with you.

What civ were you anyway Lucifer ?

It is important to note that Greek are no worse than other “Slow” civs in tool age wars… they get all the units (in fact faster scout boats I think).plus Cavs, ST’s and Slingers in Early bronze are fine until your enemy gets a big block of ranged units together.

Gedn knew just how to play Greek.. I sure don’t !

lucifer
Inactive
posted 09-09-99 09:10 PM ET (US)     6 / 14       
It was an interesting game of course! I knew a tool rush was coming since greek bronze is very weak.
But I dont know why, I didnt set up an appropriate defense! Aramagedn was ahead early in the vill count and his combined tool attack almost killed me.
His econonmy was untouched, I had no wood left. Good time to throw the towel IMHO!
Well played Arma!

Btw Steve, I had Babylonia. Not a top tier civ mind you, but a great tech tree! I hope you'll be online tomorrow (i.e. friday) for a few games!


(since I seldom play medit, the next game with Arma will be short (just to put some pressure on him..))

[This message has been edited by lucifer (edited 09-09-99).]

mulan98
Clubman
posted 09-09-99 10:03 PM ET (US)     7 / 14       
armagedn,
I have a web server which I administer. If you want I can put them pics on the server. Just email them to me and I'll give you the URL to the pics.

Hope this helps.

Mark_Aurel
Clubman
posted 09-10-99 06:32 AM ET (US)     8 / 14       
Congratulations on a good game, both of you (but especially Armagedn, of course).

I also now remember one more game where you got me, 'gedn. It was a 3v3 or 4v4 Random Civs Narrows map. I had the 'good luck charm' Thorfinn on my team, and some complete unknown - you had Vixen and someone else (sorry to those I don't remember). That game was kind of a traumatic experience - I remember attacking Vixen (it was the first game I played with her) and in return being attacked by you and the 'someone else', having to relocate to Thorfinn's place, after being attacked by Vixen too. But I won't be complaining about that anymore - I remember it now, thanks to a post of Thorfinn's over at the AoK Forum.

I'll try to be online at about 6:00 AM EST on Tuesday and a couple of hours onwards --- hope to catch you then (and likely be demolished by you, especially since I now suffer from a number of handicaps).

armagedn
Clubman
posted 09-10-99 10:48 AM ET (US)     9 / 14       
What handicaps would those be?

Yer a fine one, you are. Last night, you couldn't talk enough smack - my blood all over the sidewalk, etc. etc. But here in the forums, you're all sweet, complimentary, and self-deprecatory. Right. Mark_TwoFace, that's YOU, brother.

And remember, there's still a scaley hide that needs a-hangin'....

Boneser again
Clubman
posted 09-10-99 11:29 AM ET (US)     10 / 14       
Ooh , can you say , "Rivalry" boys and girls.
Mark_Aurel
Clubman
posted 09-10-99 11:39 AM ET (US)     11 / 14       
Actually, it is Mark_TwoTongues to you, redskin...

My handicaps would be that the configuration of the comp I'm using is forcing me to play 800x600 res and with no sound effects (no audio warning when you start demolishing me - no rapid lion response), and finally, of course, I haven't played online in forever (and I certainly do not have your experience, old man).

And yes, your blood will be on the sidewalk --- at least some of it ... I hereby swear to kill at least one of Armagedn's units in the forthcoming game(s).

Unfortunately, I haven't seen the scaly hide in some time.

SINGH23
Clubman
posted 09-10-99 11:44 AM ET (US)     12 / 14       
i have been tellin all that greek is the best civ in the game
the only civ i pick other than Random

i am rootin for Sting ( knowin him more than i know gedn )
but good luck gedn u'll need it
sting is tough an will also go for a tool rush if possible followed by bronze storming

an i just might just come along to watch

armagedn
Clubman
posted 09-10-99 12:28 PM ET (US)     13 / 14       
I is vewwy, vewwy confused....

Mark: We can hold off on any games until you find yourself in possession of the proper equipment. (Take that any way you like ).

Singh: As to rooting for Sting (in a match vs. me), that's like rooting for the Lions over the Christians. I hope you're proud of yourself.

SINGH23
Clubman
posted 09-10-99 01:06 PM ET (US)     14 / 14       
very

sting be my firend
known him fo a while
so i want him to win
since i am not playin in the oldies tourney
since it was full by the time i asked to be entered


well good luck anywayz

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