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Advanced Strat 1v1 - Creative wastelands: 4/21/2014 15:19:38


szeweningen 
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Inspired by piggy's commitment to 1v1 I'd like to propose a new topic, how to use wasteland picks creatively in strat 1v1. The rule for posting games in this thread is very simple, you need to pick a start with a wasteland that is not meant as a direct counter to a cluster (meaning no 5th pick in a 3,4,5 strategy). Picking blind, picking for early income, everything else goes. Also it'd be nice if the strategy involved worked or at least had a decent chance of working. Here are 2 recent games that were quite fun considering I could have went for much more boring picks:

http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=6088494

http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=6051095

In both the strategy did not work exactly as planned (trying to play against 1/2 around sa with piggy, choosing to attack towards africa not ca against gnuff) but gave me decent chances to fight back.
Advanced Strat 1v1 - Creative wastelands: 4/21/2014 15:23:35


[WM] Gnuffone 
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i had some games which i counter Greenland combo 2 turns by europa or canada :D
If i find them, i will post there.
Advanced Strat 1v1 - Creative wastelands: 4/21/2014 15:27:31


szeweningen 
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The rule for posting games in this thread is very simple, you need to pick a start with a wasteland that is not meant as a direct counter to a cluster (meaning no 5th pick in a 3,4,5 strategy). Picking blind, picking for early income, everything else goes.


Just remember that.
Advanced Strat 1v1 - Creative wastelands: 4/21/2014 15:49:18


Green 
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Edited 4/22/2014 16:49:58
Advanced Strat 1v1 - Creative wastelands: 4/21/2014 15:52:01


[WM] Gnuffone 
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lol ok then..
Advanced Strat 1v1 - Creative wastelands: 4/21/2014 15:57:29


Master Potato
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Advanced Strat 1v1 - Creative wastelands: 4/21/2014 17:10:30


Timinator • apex 
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http://warlight.net/MultiPlayer?GameID=3346287


Sze mentioning dunga led me to this
Advanced Strat 1v1 - Creative wastelands: 4/21/2014 17:12:23


szeweningen 
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It's not nice to peek on chat's and not join the game :)
Advanced Strat 1v1 - Creative wastelands: 4/21/2014 19:45:51


Mostly Harmless 
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I did some experiments with wasteland picks some time ago. Failed horribly for the most part.
Not sure if I can find those back though.

Wasteland picks tend to be short games: if you don't succeed in getting an early lead, you'll gradually get a disadvantage. But it's a great tool to surprise your opponents.

Does anyone have an example of wasteland picks used on a map other than ME strat 1v1?
I'm curious. When the map is larger, wasteland picking quickly becomes unviable I think, as expansion becomes more emphasized. But there should be some other maps around where a wasteland pick will lead to interesting games.
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