JAMBOREE JOURNAL, Volume 4
Welcome Again, Reader!
As I already noted in Volume 3, this volume will be shorter, since Volume 3 was a much longer write-up on 1 game, so I kept it concise, and I wanna fulfill my usual 2 per round quota. Think of this one as a Volume 3.5 if you so wish.
YALL' GOT ANY MORE OF THEM TPS?
ROUND OF 16 - DANIELEK VS EAGLEMUT
Ottoman vs Belgium, Asunción
Yup, Eaglemut himself joined the tourney!
Entering this game, Daniel was rocking a sweet 1:0, surprising everyone by successfully beating Eaglemut's Ottomans as Malta, making it a fine nod to history and a fun game to observe.
This time though, Daniel ended up choosing the Ottomans for a sorta double-feature, and for a good reason.
Now for the game itself!
Eaglemut decided to go for an early TP spam with his second shipment being Advanced Trading Posts, which was a pretty solid idea given how good TPs on Asuncion are, their now 120 wood cost and that it curtails the Ottoman economy ever so slightly with that 5% debuff per TP.
As for Daniel, he went really aggressive with the usual early TP and a quick age-up into Janissary spam.
Those Jans then proceeded to siege down the Abandoned houses, giving Daniel a massive gold boost, to the point that he switched to Abus Gun spam while having only 2 villies on gold! The map was really good for him in that regard, allowing him to artificially boost his usually bad Ottoman economy due to the slow villie spawn rates with the trickle from sieging, plus free food crates as a cherry on top! Really a match made in heaven for Daniel!
Eaglemut was generally at a disadvantage during this game, but he fought rather well, and tried to utilise his strengths to the maximum, cementing his TP advantage with securing 4 out of 6 TPs and attempting to raid Daniel's villies, albeit unsuccessfully.
By 11 minutes Daniel was able to stroll into Eaglemut's base with a large army of Jans and Abus, successfully sieging down his Town Center and killing off most of Eaglemut's army in the process...
Even with 4 TPs to Daniel's 2, the Might of the Ottomans proved too strong for Eaglemut, and he resigned 2 minutes later, which meant 2:0 for Daniel.
Half an hour later, this became a 3:0 for Daniel as Serbia proved Strong once again, vs China!
Huge thanks to both Eaglemut and Daniel for providing us with such entertaining games and really good sportsmanship, and good luck to Daniel in the Semifinals, as he recently beat the one and only Mitoe in the Round of 8!
Luckily this time, I happen to have the stream link right here!
Thanks for reading and I'll see you in Volume 5, covering Round of 8!