Review of Training game #003

Comparison of Maayan and Phakh Gokhn performance in their 1v1 game.

Game Link: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=11971875

Game reviewed by Phakh Gokhn.

Picking stage

Maayan

Strengths:

  1. Strong initial influence over Hispania, Africa.
  2. Good map coverage.
  3. Rapid expansion, can efficiently take bonuses continuously

Weaknesses:

  1. Easy to be gained positional advantage upon.
  2. Can be met with positional advantage on Tarraconenis and Hispania bonuses through Aquitania from Southern Gaul.
  3. Can be met with positional advantage on Tarraconenis and Baetica bonuses through Saguntum and Acra Leuce from Hispania bonus.
  4. Can be met with positional advantage on Tarraconenis and Baetica bonuses through Hispalis and Olisipio from Lusitania bonus.
  5. Can be met with positional advantage on Numidia and Africa bonuses through Carthage.
  6. Can be met with positional advantage on Numidia bonus through Cartenna from Mauretania.
  7. Can be met with positional advantage on Arabia bonus through Judea from Syria bonus.
  8. Can be met with positional advantage on Arabia bonus through Pelusium from Egypt bonus.
  9. Made 7 picks while both player would get total 6 picks. Making more picks than necessary result in slower commitment and higher likelihood of losing 1st pick.
  10. Hispalis from Lusitania was a better choice for 4th pick, because it allowed to have positional advantage over Baetica and prevented positional advantage to be gained over Tarraconensis from Olisipio.

 

Phakh Gokhn:

Strengths:

  1. High likelihood to have 10 starting income.
  2. Strong initial influence over Tarraconensis, Hispania, Arabia, Africa, Northern Italy.
  3. Can quickly get to Africa bonus to gain positional advantage on Numidia.
  4. Can quickly reach Saguntum, Acra Leuce from Hispania bonus to gain positional advantage over Baetica, Tarraconensis.
  5. Can quickly reach Venetia from Northern Italy to gain advantage over Dalmatia and Panonia.
  6. Rapid expansion, can efficiently take bonuses continuously
  7. Good map coverage and plenty expansion routes.
  8. Hard to be gained positional advantage upon.
  9. Started close to 1 income 1 territory bonuses for quick and easy income.

Weaknesses:

  1. Can be met with positional advantage on Southern Gaul bonus through Narbo and Valentia from Narbonensis bonus.

 

Playing stage:

Maayan

 

Strong moves:

No specifically strong moves.

 

Weak moves (mistakes):

Turn 4: Should have expanded into Tripolis instead of Africa. Tripolis is safer and quicker to take and also helps to open front with Egypt. Opponent could have had Egypt on that turn and could go for Tripolis later on.

 

Turn 6: Left Arabia defenseless. Should have considered blockading it with at least 4 troops. Your opponent now became able to focus on additional region of yours.

 

Turn 6: Overexpanded. It would have been better idea to also deploy all income to Numantia and attack after some delay moves.  You would have killed 18 armies and opponent would have killed 13 armies. After that you would have 13 armies and opponent would have 5 armies so with a counter attack you could have taken his bonus. If you deployed 1’s to Bracara and Salmatica and transferred them to your main stack, you would have had just enough delays to successfully counter attack.

 

Turn 7: Deploy in Bracara and attack from it was a waste. You should have deployed it to Numantia instead.

 

Turn 8: Opponent had 1st order, so it was very likely that he would attack Petra, you should have considered emergency blockading it.

 

Turn 8: You should have blockaded Salmantica as that would have limited opponent from reaching Lusitania quickly.

 

Turn 9: You should have considered blockading in Africa instead of attacking as opponent was likely to airlift his troops from Arabia to either Carthrage or Africa.

 

Phakh Gokhn:

Strong moves:

Turn 1: Made 4 delay moves before attacking Alexandria. Opponent would have needed 5 delay moves to counter attack Pelusium, which was unlikely at that point.

 

Turn 4: Did a strong surprise attack on Numantia. It allowed switching focus from Arabia (Opponent was at advantage there) to Tarraconensis.

 

Turn 8 and onwards: Went for Baetica bonus ultimately increasing pressure on opponent.

 

Weak moves (mistakes):

No specifically weak moves.

 

Overview:

Maayan : Ignored positional advantage. Had “toothless” picks which were strong on their own, but posed little treat to opponent. Was late to use airlift card and did not combine it with his full income to deny opponent attacks on Terraconensis. Used blockade cards inefficiently when situations called for them.

 

Phakh Gokhn:

Made strong all around picks which carried him for the entire game. Didn’t do anything too special and allowed to slowly slip advantage to opponent’s side in Arabia, but because of his overwhelming positional advantage could afford it.

 

 

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