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TvZ Jungle Basin Diamond League Fast Expand

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Uploaded by Fealorin - 10-19-2010
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Hello again everyone,

In this match I am playing Terran and I open with a variation to the Double Command Center opening. I would like to make note that this particular build order may only work on Jungle Basin. I have played against so many zerg opponents that I have come to know that when I fast expand and they see me do this, they try to do an early push, and so I know an early push is coming, so I wall up my ramp and get 1-2 bunkers with marines. This usually stops the early zergling push. So what comes next? Banelings and Mutas! I know they're coming even without scouting, so I prepare for both by baneling hardening my ramp with barracks, engineering lab and i place my bunkers behind the supply depot. This forces zerg to have to make more banelings just to get through my wall that I can easily keep repaired due to its thickness and I don't have to worry about my scvs getting splashed by acid. Behind my wall, I drop an engineering lab around the same time I have 2-3 barracks and I place a few turrets around my mineral lines. Since Jungle Basin has the backdoor rock wall, I also harden this with a couple bunkers and turrets to slow down any push the zerg may try on my back door. I won't spoil the rest, so you can watch on your own! I hope this video helps some of our new folks in this community!




10-23-2010 at 04:47 AM
Out econing a zerg is impressive, but this map is terran and toss friendly. Have you tried this strategy versus blink stalkers on a similar map?
10-23-2010 at 04:50 PM
Interesting strategy. I am somewhat curious how he thought he should've crushed you; I saw some opportunities for him periodically (particularly as you moved out into base #3), but he couldn't have known that without a lot more scouting.

I'm curious: throughout the first 15-20 minutes or so, you had a *ton* of gas. Last I saw, you got up to 1500+ before I saw you spend it (on various upgrades and ghosts, from the look of things). Why the stockpiling? Was it simply that your bioball didn't require it at the time?
10-31-2010 at 05:28 AM
Yes I have faced a stalker blink rush, and I bust it. Here is one example where the protoss tries to stalker rush me. He almost succeeds. I have more if you want me to post.
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I probably could have gotten some ravens, keep upgrading other units and getting a better variety of units in my mix, but if I don't need it, I usually don't do it. Having a gas stockpile doesn't hurt at all! Having a bank of extra resources that you don't really need can make it more flexible to tech switch and mass higher level units much easier.