Originally posted by pyalot:
I've won 4 games like this against players who way outlevel me.
It doesn't work equally well on any map, some maps are better. It works best if you have 3 depots within one sector and lots of wood and city around which you can place lots of ambushing troops in.
Yes of course you're screwed when the opponent sends in recon, but that can be handled with a few artillery pieces, well placed AA and two fighters.
Eventually the game spirals down into either a suicide attack, or a resource slaughter, and since the other player always needs to bring in more expensive units to beat cheaper ones, again the disadvantage is on the attacker.