Re: Honey Swamp BNE
« Reply #3 on: June 30, 2018, 01:55:18 PM »
I played Lambchops on this map today.
It's pretty sweet.
I should have recorded it since it was an unusual game and quite fun.
In the beginning, I opted to chop the wood between our sections asap and sent my first grunt in to start whacking stuff.
This game was so good and interesting that reliving it as I type is almost as exciting as the real thing was.
He had a tower that I killed and we had a bit of grunt battling near the top left single-holed treeline. I managed to kill a bunch of his peons - not sure why so many peons were roaming that far from home, but it was ultimately their demise.
Eventually he sealed off top right and I sent many grunts to their deaths to keep him max-repping all his burning stuff, knowing I could afford to lose them. I got mocked for wasting money.
I sent 3 cats and eventually got through the first and second walls. Meanwhile he had hopped downwards into the midright gold.
I killed the walls with the cats and followed him and hopped with a peon and made a rax in his gold line, but my emergent ogre was forcefully aborted by a large number of peons smacking the rax with the help of a solitary but regrettably (for me) solid GT.
I was then out of gold. So I made saps and sapped to top middle gold, then to left rock walled gold.
He reached middle gold before I did, but I was about 1-2 chops behind.
I brought my 3 cats down to start killing his peons and rax and farms and smith from behind the gold and tree line.
We DND each other. I sapped through and sent lusties in.
This is the story of my second game on Honey Swamp. It was a delightfully unusual game with varied elements and a pleasurable suspense level, although since I was playing Lamby, I knew from the start I would win pretty easily.
The first game was as follows:
I didn't take a very long look at the map prior to launch. I ran my first pre-hall peon over to Lamb's base intending to hall-block him in his corner, but there was a layer of trees in the top left to chop through, which I did. I finished my first farm in the top right about the time he had his 6th tower on the map, the 2nd at my gold, erecting.
Then he rage quit.