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Welcome one and all to another [ScV] Battle Report.
With all my work done for the day, I logged into Aus-1
in the hopes of finding a good game to report. After
five minutes of shouting abuse at the Admins in an
effort to get myself banned I was asked to watch a game
about to take place.
With not much going on I agreed to join with promises
to write a report if they tried hard not to suck. They
agreed, and the game was underway.
The game turned out to be a clan 2 on 2, with
representatives of the clans Crap and Masters of Terror.
Both clans have a strong reputation down here in
Australia and I was eager to see which would prove its
Representing clan Crap would be crap303 and
their opponents from Masters of Terror would be
Poida(MT) and xe0n(MT)
The map chosen was Lost Temple, despite my desperate
pleas for any other map. (I was so desperate I even
offered Super $$$ Hunters. I got laughed at.)
All four players chose to go for a random race
selection, with the results as follows:
crap303 warped in
as Protoss at the 12 o'clock start, with his team mate
crap700 also drawing
Protoss at the opposite starting position of 6 o'clock.
Together they make up Team Crap
From the other side, xe0n(MT) made a third Protoss
force at 9 o'clock and his partner Poida(MT) became the odd man
out, landing his Terran Command Center at 3 o'clock.
These two form Team (MT)
The players began their opening builds which went as
Pylon - Gateway - Assimilator - Cybernetics Core -
Pylon - Citadel of Adun for a quick tech to
crap700 opted for
Pylon - Gateway - Pylon - Gateway - Gateway -
Assimilator to mass Zealots and cover his team
mate's tech build
Supply Depot - Barracks - Supply Depot as a wall
in then added another Barracks - Supply Depot -
Refinery and began producing Marines
xe0n(MT) warped in a
Pylon - Gateway - Pylon - Assimilator - Gateway -
Pylon - Pylon
scouting by Team (MT) tipped them of to crap303's tech build and
when Poida(MT) had
trained 7 marines and xe0n(MT) had 3 Zealots they made
the first attack of the game, hoping to catch crap303 off guard.
crap303's ramp was
defended by three Zealots, but these were soon swamped
by Team (MT)'s attacking forces.
Gathering his probes crap303 fled, hoping his
first Dark Templar would arrive in time to save his
With his team mate under attack crap700 decides to help out by
sending his force of 8 Zealots towards xe0n(MT)'s main to exact some
revenge. However, xe0n(MT) has not been idle and 3
Zealots and 3 Dragoons hold the high ground.
the Zealots blocking the ramp, the Dragoons are able to
take free shots and crap700 retreats rather than
waste his units. crap303 has his first Dark
Templar, and without detection the troops of Team (MT) are soon dispatched and
crap303 returns his
probes to mining.
After retreating his troops, crap700 expands to his natural,
and crap303 sends his
Dark Templar to pay a visit to Poida(MT)'s main. Sadly for
the Dark Templar Poida(MT) had constructed an
Engineering Bay and a Missle Turret revealed the
stealthy assassins. They beat a hasty get away and rally
just beyond the terran choke.
Having noticed the new expansion at crap700's natural, Team (MT) go on the offensive once
more. This time a force of Poida(MT)'s Medics and Marines
is accompanied Dragoons and Zealots from xe0n(MT).
Despite being outnumbered, crap700 used his forces well. He
split his Zealots into two groups, using one to attack
from the front, and then charging in with the second
group hitting his opponents in the flank. Despite a
brave showing however, the Zealots were defeated and
Team (MT) begin to destroy the
Having seen his team mate in trouble, crap303 dispatched a force
of Dragoons to assist his partner. While the Dragoons
arrive to late to help the Zealots, they manage to
destroy most of the remaining attackers, and when a
fresh batch of crap700's
Zealots arrive Team (MT)'s assault is once again
Poida(MT) wants to
press the attack, but diverts his force of Marines and
Medics to help his partner defend his new expansion as a
patroling obsever catches sight of a group of crap700's Zealots coming to
visit. The Terran forces arrive but the Zealot attack
never takes place.
expands again to his mineral only and crap303 also takes his
natural. He then commands his team mate to join in an
attack on xe0n(MT)'s
natural expansion. Team
Crap's force consists of High
Templar and Dragoons from crap303 and (surprise
surprise) more Zealots from crap700.
Anti matter particles blast, Gauss rifles fire. One
perfectly placed storm from crap303 managed to kill 14
of Poida(MT)'s Marines.
xe0n(MT) had taken the
precaution of building cannons on the ledge over looking
his base, and even though all of Team (MT) defenders are defeated the
cannons are enough to drive off the weakend forces of
Ok, lets take a time out and see how things stand.
crap303 and xe0n(MT) have both taken their
naturals, crap700 has
expanded to his natural and mineral only and Poida(MT) is still yet to
crap303, crap700 and xe0n(MT) have all survived major
attacks and are still in the fight. So let's get back to
decides to try and shut down some of Team Crap's ecconomy and lands a
turbo-newbie on the ridges above both crap700 and crap303's natural
expansions. Arclite fire destroys all the probes at both
expansions before crap303 lays down a storm to
clear the tank of his ridge.
crap700 tries to remove
it using some dropped Zealots but is unsucessful.
Instead, he withdraws his probes and expands to crap303's mineral only.
xe0n(MT) moves his troops out to
his mineral only, followed by a probe and begins an
expansion there. Following on from his turbo newbies,
Poida(MT) loads up some
dropships and heads towards crap700's main.
4 tanks, 6 marines and some medics unload in the
undefended Protoss main and begin to destroy probes and
buildings, raising the Nexus, some forges, pylons and a
Cybernetics Core until crap700's Zealots and Templar
show up to remove the terran threat.
xe0n(MT) is not
happy to give crap700 a
chance to rest, and sends all his available forces to
assault crap700's mineral
only expansion. The expansion is defended by Zealots and
High Templar, and a lone cannon for detection. xe0n(MT)'s Dragoons attack.
However, crap700's clever
use of his units is again his saviour. By using Zealots
to block the cannon he was able to defend it from the
Dark Templar whilst countering with a second wave of
Zealots and Psi Storms.
crap700 holds his
expansion, but loses almost all his forces there, as
well as a number of probes. xe0n(MT) also expended most of
his units in the attack and so he to is defenceless for
Poida(MT) takes the
time to expand to his natural, maynarding his SCVs from
his almost exhausted main. crap700 has meanwhile set up a
gateway and pylon production center at crap303's mineral only and
has begun to pump yet more Zealots. His team mate crap303 also lands a probe
at the top left island and begins an expansion
crap700 sends an
expedition against xe0n(MT)'s mineral only
expansion and destroys a few cannons before being driven
off. It was about this time that I checked on the
upgrade status of the players.
So far, Team (MT) have been doing most of the
attacking, and now Team
Crap decide it is their turn
to take the offensive. crap700's Zealots and crap303's Dragoons march to
the center of the map where they encounter xe0n(MT)'s lastest strike force.
xe0n(MT)'s troops are
horribly outnumbered, and he falls back toward his base
sending a call for help to his team mate as he does
Team Crap push the advantage and send
all their troops (the technial definition of which is a
'shitload') towards xe0n(MT)'s mineral only. Hugely
outnumbered, first the cannons fall and xe0n(MT)'s Dragoons are forecd
to retreat to his natural and the mineral only expansion
is raized. Poida(MT)
attempts to aid his team mate, but a new wave of Zealots
from crap700's many
gateways cuts off the Terran forces and destroys
Team Crap pause for a moment to gather
their forces and then push again into xe0n(MT)'s natural. Again the
attackers swarm in. xe0n(MT) makes a heroic last
stand at his ramp but it is to no avail and his last
minig base falls. The victorious Team Crap forces push into xe0n(MT)'s base and it is soon
With his team mate eliminated, and realising that his
one expansion is no match for the 5 of his enemy's,
Poida(MT) offers a GG
and departs, leaving Team
Crap the victors.
Just in case you didn't get all that, here's a mini
map animation of the game to help clarify events. (it's
about 1.4 megs in size, so it might take a while)
And now, onto the awards.
- crap700 recieves the "nuthin' but Zeals"
award for his almost single minded devotion to those
warriors of Aiur
- crap303 gets the "hey, that's my expanion"
award for selflessly giving away his mineral only to
- xe0n(MT) wins the "if at first you don't
succeed" award for never giving up a chance to attack
- and last but not least, Poida(MT) gets the
"I am building stuff, really" award. He just never
seemed to have that much...
I hope you have enjoyed this report. More on the way.
As always, please feel free to comment.
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