Japs vs Germans, pr 32 vs pr 34

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Japs vs Germans, pr 32 vs pr 34

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Ok so this one I lost. Still, it was a very good game and I think many would like to see those annoying japs getting beaten by germans :O (eg Nav) I sucked in the final minutes and this guy was good.

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I think you played better in the other games. You had more idles, forgot to queue vils more often etc... small things but they probably have much more impact on this level of play.
Your opponent made good use of merc shipments, those black riders pwned your naginata's hard :(

About the strat: I don't know if it's really good to make yumi's vs Germany, pure musks is usually the best way to go.
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Re: Japs vs Germans, pr 32 vs pr 34

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Japan v Germany is an interesting match up. The units are similar in that samurai are like doppels, yumi like xbows and naginata are like uhlans. The only advantage Japan therefore has in age 2 is muskets as Germany can't match this, but can beat them in xbow and uhlan creation.

In age 3 the races differ due to cannons, mercs but the damage is often already done by then. Go ashigaru rush, followed up by Yumi/samurai shipments. I would consider the extra xp wonder as well as try to keep Germany of the TPs to make a big difference in shipment rates. Easy in theory I know!
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Re: Japs vs Germans, pr 32 vs pr 34

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Just a couple of observations from watching the game.

I thought you could have done more to go Naginata's earlier in the game to keep his vils off gold. Germ's as you know is a pretty heavy gold-dependent civ, and the merc cards in his deck were probably a good indication of the direction he was going. Nagi's would have helped vs the x-bows as well.

I would agree w/ruminator on the yumi. Maybe I'm just biased, but I think yumi absolutely stink. I do think you should (could?) have put a lot more pressure on him than you did. He had 2-3 batches of unprotected vilagers in areas that were un-scouted by you.

I thought the game was over as soon as he got to age three. Palatine housing and merc cards were enough to put him over the edge.

Just my thoughts on watching the game. It's always easier to critique when you see what the other guy is doing at the same time the game is going on and you really don't know what he is doing. That being said, you out-rank me by at least 12 pr, so take it for what it's worth... :)
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Re: Japs vs Germans, pr 32 vs pr 34

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No problem, critiques are welcome ;)

Yes, I feel that had I gone full ashis and applied more pressure I would have won :\

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