Got into a 4v4 game. I made a quick premptive strike on blue NE. Oops, drew attention to myself. Sent my force of archers and Keeper and a few ents to help brown humans defend against a base raid.
My base under attack, two armies and spell casters. Huge battle, going badly, unroot all buildings and counterattack. I unroot my Tree of Eternity and head south, while all else is dying bravely. Blue comes to my rescue. Knocks the enemy away. Ancient of war starts pumping out archers, enemy returns with a small rading force, ends with my gold exhausted. Most of base gone.
I start eating trees to try to get to the gold mine that is surrounded by trees 360 deg. Fights rage all over the map while I do this. I am ignored as my base is sorta in shambles, two moon wells quietly cooking . . .
My Tree goes 1 vs 4 with gnolls after I clear a path to the gold mine. Battles rage in the distance. I eat, fight, eat fight, forget to eat, fight, eat fight, forget to eat, or miss or DIE!!! Crap, no wisps, no base, Occhi is . . . wait, what is that white unit over there?
All that is left is a forgotten red NE archer somewhere in the middle of the map. She starts running all over the place scouting, and reporting to my allies. I discover a new base, shoot one arrow and run like hell. Night falls. She hides in plain view. She then falls in on the human ally brown whose footmen start the final campaign. We win. I have one little elf archer left. It was insane.
I gotta get a better build order. Realized too late that I had only 1 ancient of war. Bad idea in a pubbie.