I had a game on Master tournament, vs Master 3 (MMR for Diamond 1), but I faced a situation I had no idea how to deal with. Can someone advice me how to counter this strategy? I am Diamond 2 (EU).
Or description of the match:
BORING AND LONG, skip to ‘OVERALL’, if you don’t want to read all.
I scouted proxy Marauders and prepared defence for it. My double oracles anihilated his economy, but he had unscouted base in a corner, that fixed his eco. So when I thought I had initiative and better eco than him, he actually had better than mine.
I wanted to use my ‘advantage’ to end the game, but I bounced from enemy wall with tanks and liberators. My immortal drop (to kill tanks) into his natural failed due to large number of marauders in natural.
Then I transfered more toward macro with around 65-70 workers (I still thought I had initiative) and tried to push him later on the game. However, he had 80-90 workers, made supply depot walls, turrets, tanks, liberators and thors, plantery fortreses. I tried to penetrate his defence with my archon/immortal/zealot/stalker but always failed.
I didn’t trade efficiently, I lost 20k resources, he did 11k. I tried a few zealot and DTs attacks, but everything died to tanks/walls.
My answer for his BC push was pretty late, but it’s not the thread is about anyway. I made a decent fight at 24:30 and was ready to push, however is bank was 10k minerals 4k gas, and he had huge production possibility at that point, so match was lost anyway.
I made a few mistakes, specially using DTs and Zealots, could make a bit more of harrass with warp prism into his main in early game, and in late game more use disruptors as long range siege units. I made also many small mistakes, but well, I try to improve all the time. However, I have no idea how to destroy such composition, even if presented by lower rank player.
My observers have seen him turtling for pretty long time.
How to react to turtling Terran that uses depot walls/turrets/radar towers/siege tanks/liberators/thors to secure another expansions? I tried to punish him for not moving into the map, but my immortal/archon supported by zealots/stalkers wasn’t enough to breach his defence.
Also what should be a proper answer for mass BCs? (around 10)
I used a few voids with 1 dmg upgrade and 3 shield upgrade, worked good enough. A few tempests were on the way.
Thank you very much for your help.
#Edit: Making the post shorter.