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If You See Your Opponent Fast Expand...
Feb 27 2011, 8:07 pm
By: rayNimagi  

Feb 27 2011, 8:07 pm rayNimagi Post #1

I'm mainly a Terran player, and I'm not sure what to do when my opponent is fast expanding.

I can try to kill the expo, but that usually fails due to the sheer weakness of marines when they're not behind a wall.

I can try to run straight for their main, but this usually fails due to ^

I can fast expand to my own natural, which sometimes works.

What should I do if:
a) Enemy Protoss FE
b) Enemy Terran FE
c) Enemy Zerg FE

Win by luck, lose by skill.

Feb 28 2011, 4:20 am Symmetry Post #2

Dungeon Master

:voy: :jaff: :voy: :jaff:

Feb 28 2011, 4:23 am BiOAtK Post #3

Zerg FE: I hope you scouted early. Go early cc, 2rax all in, or 4rax all in. afaik.


Mar 2 2011, 5:32 pm Decency Post #4

You have essentially two options: timing pushes and expanding yourself, while harassing.

- If you went 2rax before gas you can start rallying Marines towards his natural to try to do some damage. You can then build your second CC, still before getting gas.

- Depends on how soon he expanded, usually this is almost an auto win if you 2rax or 3rax push because he won't be able to do as much with forcefields and Terran bio > Gateway units.

- This is annoying. Pressuring is tough because of Bunkers so usually you're just stuck being behind. If you want to hit a Marauder/Marine timing push you can, but generally there's enough tanks out by that time for your opponent to defend. You can try to use Ghosts or Reapers to harass, if you like.


Mar 2 2011, 5:53 pm NicholasBeige Post #5

Pretty much as above. You either go all in, or expand yourself and try to match his economy. And the choice that you make really depends on what you've been doing up until you realise your opponent went for a fast expand, and to a larger degree, when you realise your opponent has gone for a fast expand.

Or just do what most Terrans do... MMM, stim, +1, +1 go. Gg ;)


Apr 28 2011, 7:58 pm Sacrieur Post #6

Still Napping

If you're a macro player, expand yourself.

If you're a micro player, reapers + nitro packs ASAP. Then expand + contain. Mutlipronged harassment is key. Keep them focusing on getting rid of you instead of increasing production while you increase production.


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