|"why own, when you can embarassingly sodomize?"|
- mattzarella's The FFA Effect
|Vanilla SC Grand Battle|
|Date: ||10/08/00 02:10|
|Game Type: ||Starcraft|
|Report Rating: , # of Ratings: 1, Max: 9, Min: 9|
Lifetime Rating for DrAwesome: 9.0000
Hey this is DrAwesome with my first battle report on
Now, I bet you guys are thinking why should I
read an original Starcraft battle report? And by this
new guy? And about these random players? Well the answer is
because it was an incredible game and this is an incredible
report =). Now, I know you have heard others say that their
BRs are pic heavy, but mine is ridiculous. If you don't have
cable or DSL, apologies. Just wait until they are done to get
the full effect.
So a few nights ago me (DrAwesome), Matrisking (a good
friend), Bhelliom (an incredible player/friend), and
^Chatgris^ (another good player/friend) were hanging out in
channel taclan. Me and Matrisking were tired and instead of
playing, we decided to obs a game between Bhell and Chat. They
both agreed to (surprise) Lost Temple and the game started.
^Chatgris^ is a really good player that
has been playing the game for years. He is really
skilled especially with Terran and told me that using
terran, he got up to 1400 or so on BNet ladder a while
ago. He is convinced, however, that Bhell will smear him
into the ground...
Bhelliom is a friend of mine on BNet and has
been playing for a VERY long time. He has some seriously
crazy skills and has taught me alot about the game of
Starcraft. His BNet record is something like 750-200 all
i'm saying is these guys have skills.
So the game started with some basic build orders... Bhell
got an early second hatchery at his natural, followed by a
pool and another hatchery also at his natural. Chat got a
depot followed by a barrax and then a second of each building
all near his main Command Center. Not too long afterwards, he
got a CC at his natural... this is a very early terran
expansion... we'll just have to see how it does.
was very little early game action as some early scouting takes
Bhelliom gets a second hatchery at his main to
help his mining and takes the tech tree up to a hydra den and
a lair while ^Chatgris^ gets 2 engineering bays, an acadamy,
and a bunker... obviously going heavy infantry.
first blood is spilled as Bhelliom takes his army of
hydralings north to Chat's base. Upon seening the army of
stimmed M & F and 2 bunkers, he runs north into the heart
of chat's natural. This, in my opinion, was a great move... he
wore off the stimpacks and hurt Chat's economy. Unfortunately
for the poor hydras, Bhelliom's men are now lined up in a
single file line to be shot down by the newly stimmed
this small scuttle both players continued to mass and tech.
Bhelliom was looking to get an air force and attack ^Chatgris^
with his ground troops at the same time. Chat continued to get
masses of marines and finally finished a factory and machine
shop. He then progressed on to a starport.
hoping to overpower his opponent, sent his growing army of
hydralisks north once again into Chat's natural. Matrisking's
ideas about this :
first Bhelliom has the distinct advantage... what is a bunker
and a handful of marines to about 20 hydras? Nothing, thats
what. So Bhell once again sends his men into the mineral line
to hurt ^Chatgris^'s now completely online natural expansion.
sort of weird to see so many hydras die to less marines, but
once again they sort of lined up, the marines were stimmed and
upgraded, and they just KEPT on coming.
now pumping out tanks as well as his upgraded marines while
Bhelliom was making some mutas and more of his hydras. It
seems that they both got the idea to expand at the same
time... and right next to each other...
any expansion contact is made, Bhelliom masses the mutas hes
been collecting and flies them to the left of ^Chatgris^'s
main. They do a little damage before being run away by some
Bhelliom coordinated this muta attack, he also sent a control
group of hydras or so (eventually with the retreating mutas
joining them) to destroy Chat's expansion at the 3:00 main.
Soon after, Bhell made the expo his.
caught Chat with his pants down but the Terran commander
wasn't finished yet.
time, Chat caught Bhell with his pants down. His men were
scattered around the map putting fires out when Chat took all
he had and attacked Bhell's base.
His attack force of maybe
3 tanks, 25 marines, and 1 SV was imposing indeed, so Bhelliom
took his hydras and put them at the back of his natural. Chat,
tired of pounding on the queen's nest, moves his men closer
in. Unfortunately, one of the two remaining siege tanks
happens within the range of sunkens before it can siege.
Bhelliom chooses this time to send his men out. The powerful
marines stim up and take down many a hydra but right at this
time, Bhell sent some reinforcements from his 3:00 main and
natural. Caught in the pincer, the marines all get
attack still didn't discourage ^Chatgris^ and he continued to
mass marines, SVs, and many more tanks. The one strange thing
he did though, is cancel the construction of his CC at the
bottom right expansion... I can only see a few reasons for
this... he made it a decoy when Bhelliom scouted it... or he
just accidentally stopped. Either way... it was destroyed
seconds later when Bhell dropped hydras and broodlinged the
lone tank. Unfortunately for Bhell, it seems it ended up as a
diversion, as the group of 8 - 10 tanks, 2 SVs, and maybe 20
marines attacked his online 3:00 expansion.
sent about 30 hydras to the north in order to kill what he
could of the attack but it wasn't enough. Due to some
reinforcements, stimpacks, and nice SV defensive matrix use,
the zergs died.
after the fall of the 3:00 natural, the main died also. Both
players continued to get units and both once again looked to
expand. Bhelliom got his mineral only expansion and Chat flew
a CC down to his mineral only.
Chat's expansion was online
quite a bit before Bhell's.
immediately after i took that screen shot of Chat's mineral
only expansion, Bhelliom sent a control group of hydras to
clear it out. Science Vessels began irradiating but it was too
much and the expo fell. He (bhell) then sent a worker to the
9:00 main and began a new outpost. Wanting to clear out Chat's
new army, prevent Chat from getting 2 expansions, and regain
his old ones, Bhelliom sends his group of maybe 40-50 hydras
to the 3:00 natural and main. Gruesome battles ensue.
battle happened so fast I almost missed it... Well not really
but i only got 2 important screen shots the whole time. Its
AMAZING how fast stimmed marines and tanks kill hydralisks...
hydras at the bottom left of the second shot were the only
ones left. This battle must've been a massive blow to the ego
This battle gave Chat free roam of the map.
He began to mass his men in front of Bhelliom's mideral only.
They quickly extinguished the small expansion. Lets take a
look at what Bhelliom was up to during all of
of the less often seen buildings of StarCraft, the nydus
canal, was used by Bhell to link up his bases to protect from
^Chatgris^'s marine and tank blockade. He was also teching up
to guardians and he produced a few.
guardians died due to some irradiate without killing many
^Chatgris^ noticed Bhelliom's 9:00 expansion, he took all of
his men blocking Bhelliom's entrance and sent them to destroy
the resistance of a few hydras and a nydus canal =P.
his way out, Chat met some hydra resistance which managed to
take his numbers down to 1 tank and a few marines. Bhelliom,
realizing that he needed a source of income, begins a new
outpost at the bottom right expansion.
ha can't say I disagree Bhelliom.
Bhelliom sent a last
troop of maybe 20 hydras to the 3:00 natural just as Chat's
freshly built wraiths show up. The hydras are torn apart by
the wraits, some marine reinforcements, and tanks. Chatgris
then got the idea to kill Bhelliom's bottom right expansion,
which he somehow scouted. He sent his 8 or so wraiths and Zerg
this, Bhelliom tried to outpost at his mineral only again, but
realized it was over. Chat sent his marines to the completely
mined out and almost defenseless natural. He also sent his
wraiths, a SV, and 2 dropships to behind the natural
this point, due to the turbo newbie...
as well as the constant pounding of Chat's growing army, the
zerg natural fell...
was the end as the tanks rolled in, the marines marched
forward, and the wraiths flew overhead. Bhelliom accepted his
loss and gave a gg.
Both players played incredibly well with what
they had. They both knew what to attack and when.
Unfortunately Terran are ultimately cheap =P. I'm just
kidding, it was a really fun game to watch.
that I should mention is that Bhelliom was playing his worst
race and Chat was playing his best. Also, even to this day,
both of them agree that generally Bhelliom could win in a
1on1. I have watched a rematch already, which was short and
sweet. I'll try and finish a BR of it soon.
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