A while ago, I searched for a strat that was kind of "cure all" (exception against dwarves) and found "Silverthorne Overload" I used this against Mordor with me as Elves. I also incorporated Flag and Counter techniques that usually work on dwarves. This ultimately ended in my defeat. Notice in the replay how quickly Mordor pulled out catapults. I was really helpless against this as I had not bothered with calvary or enough pikes/swordsmen to counter it. I need help with this faction match up. Very rarely I get a win against Mordor or Dwarves with Elves. Thanks.
beareroftruth(Elves) vs PowerMaggotts(Mordor).
Played on Rohan.
Player : beareroftruth (Elves)
BO : Tree (x2),Barracks ,Lorien Archers (x2),Warrior
[+]Getting a Hero first.
[+]Good economy.(But that was only cause your opponent didn't do anyharassment.)
[-]Leaving enemy capturing the Outposts first.
[-]Completely bad use of Ralying Call.
[-]Left your hero(Glorfindel)to die too easily.
[-]You didn't used stances.Your micro was overall bad.
[-]No Lancers.How did you expect to counter his catas ?
[-]Only one military building .
[-]You stayed at defense all the time.
[-]Making an Ent to protect your fort wasn't good idea.You should have known that Mordor's catapults can destroy the Ent in a seconds.
Very bad playing from your part.The only military building you've made was one barracks.That says everything.Lancers are a must when playing against Mordor.It's one (maybe the only) way to stop his catapults.Also,in the end of the match I am sure that the fog of war was still covering your enemy's base.I mean you didn't make an attack and you didn't destroy any of your opponent's building.You should be more offensive.I repeat it was a bad game from your part.The only positive I can find is that you created a Hero first.
Player : PowerMaggotts(Mordor).
BO : 1 slaughterHouse,OrcPit,slaughterhouse (X2),Orc Warriors (X1),Orc ARchers (X1)
[+]You siezed the outposts first.
[+]Good Catapult using and positioning.
[-]Bad start.Only one Orcpit ?
[-]Bad Orcpit position.Build the orcpits more close to your fort.
[-]You could have created a catapult much earlier.That would result in an even shorter game.
[-]You could be a little more offensive in the beggining.
[-]Your enemy was too weak.(Yep ,that's a negative)
[-]Harassement in the beggining would made the things much easier for you.
It was an easy match for you .I was surprised you've made only one Orcpit.Maybe you wanted to save money for a quick catapult but considering that the map had 3 Outposts it would be better (IMO) to focus on capturing them first using your number advantage of your Orc Warriors.The Outposts can give you more than enough money to makecatapults.One more comment : Your opponent was too weak for you and that's why I am rating your perfomance with a low mark.
~~~~Match rating - 1/5~~~~
Well,it was an overall bad match without any interesting fights.I was able to predict the winner in the early stages of the game.Not worth watching it