Review of Training game #004

Comparison of Nazgul and ℳℛᐤƬrαńɋℰ✕ performance in their 1v1 game.

Game Link: https://www.warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=11972895

Game reviewed by Phakh Gokhn.

Picking stage

Nazgul

Strengths:

  1. Strong initial influence over Tarraconensis, Hispania, Northern Italy, Arabia.
  2. Good map coverage.
  3. High likelihood to have 11 starting income.
  4. Rapid expansion, can efficiently take bonuses continuously
  5. Can quickly reach Venetia from Northern Italy to gain advantage over Dalmatia and Panonia.
  6. Good map coverage and plenty expansion routes.

Weaknesses:

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

 

ℳℛᐤƬrαńɋℰ✕:

Strengths:

  1. High likelihood to have 11 starting income.
  2. Strong initial influence over Syria, Asia, Thracia, Africa, Northern Italy.
  3. Can quickly get to Africa bonus to gain positional advantage on Numidia.
  4. Can quickly reach Saguntum, Tarraco from Hispania bonus to gain positional advantage over Baetica, Tarraconensis, Southern Gaul, Narbonensis.
  5. Can quickly reach Venetia from Northern Italy to gain advantage over Dalmatia and Panonia.
  6. Can quickly reach Genua from Northern Italy to gain advantage over Narbonensis and Southern Gaul bonuses.
  7. Rapid expansion, can efficiently take bonuses continuously
  8. Good map coverage and plenty expansion routes.

Weaknesses:

  1. Can be met with positional advantage on Ponticia bonus through territories from Asia and Syria bonuses.
  2. Only made 5 picks. Lack of 6th pick might lead into weak random pick.

 

Playing stage:

Nazgul

 

Strong moves:

Turn 3: Attacked Judea with enough armies to prevent expansion to it. As opponent was met in Asia, it was logical for him to try to expand to Syria.

 

Weak moves (mistakes):

Turn 3: It was risky to attack Lycia on this turn, as opponents tend to have enough income to successfully defend and counterattack later.

 

Turn 5: You split your income evenly while your territories did not have the same value.  Taking Judea would allow opponent take Syria and ultimately because of positional advantage break Arabia. You had already used your emergency blockade, so opponent wasn’t afraid to attack you full force.

 

Turn 5 onwards: After seeing opponent in Sicily, you should have expected opponent to try to come to Hispania to try to gain positional advantage, so you should have gone there first.

 

Turn 8: you should have considered attacking Tarraco as you had first turn order and with that territory opponent could do more harm to you than you to him.

 

Turn 8: You should have considered blockading Naucratis, as you had 1st order, you could have used it for that purpose.

 

Turn 9: It was a better move to blockade Judea, as opponent was likely to use airlift to Mesopotamia from Cyrene.

 

Turn 10: You should have deployed at least 1 army in Numantia. Strong opponents tend to go for some weak attacks + strong attack combo when they have stacks inside hostile territories.

 

Turn 10: You could have deployed some troops to Aleria and blockaded it. It would have allowed you to expand to Northern Italy and Rome.

 

Turn 10: You should have tried to deploy full force to Naucratis, After your previous surprise takeover in Syria, opponent was likely to expect this move, plus he could prevent it with little amount of armies deployed.

 

ℳℛᐤƬrαńɋℰ✕:

Strong moves:

Turn 4: Attacked Syracuse with enough armies to prevent expansion into it. As opponent was met in Egypt, it was logical for him to try to expand into Sicily.

 

Turn 6 onwards: Didn’t allow opponent to gain armies advantage over Egypt and Sicily border.

 

Turn 8: Blockading Baleares made it harder for opponent to make counter advancement towards Sardinia and Corsica.

 

Weak moves (mistakes):

Turn 6: Could attack Petra with a small stack of armies (not all armies). If opponent blockades/defends loss is little and if he doesn’t, than the front gets further away from Syria and opponent will be more likely to switch his focus from other areas to Sinai.

 

Turn 8: Could deploy some more armies to Tarraco and try to break one of bordering bonuses.

 

Overview:

Nazgul : Ignored positional advantage. Had a good hint that opponent could try to gain positional advantage over him, but ignored it and expanded into bonuses which could be affected by positional advantage from Hispania. Should have went to Tarraco and Baleares to prevent this risk. Other than that played mostly a solid game. Should try to use blockade cards in further games if met with overwhelming force.

 

ℳℛᐤƬrαńɋℰ✕:

Played a solid game. Avoided to take any risk and only looked for guaranteed profitable moves. Quickly gained and utilized positional advantage.

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