Planetary Annihilation Gameplay Summary:

A very nice Planetary Annihilation match from two skilled players. Great illustration of the beta changes and lots to learn.

Planetary Annihilation Lessons, Tips, and Tricks (spoilers)

Bombers are much more valid now that Ants can’t shoot at air units. Both Bumblebees and Hornets are much more useful. Since Hornets now have a large area of effect and less pinpoint damage, Hornets are incredibly effective at taking out armies. And in this match, neither player had very many anti-air units. Their armies would have been defenseless and completely shredded.

kingjohnvi (green) did a decent job expanding. He expanded quickly, but didn’t defend them well. Especially against a player like Cola_Colin, who is very aggressive.

Nice attacks by kingjohnvi. Splitting up your attacks makes them much more effective.

Laser Defense Towers are incredibly powerful now, since their range was increased and damage doubled, a single tower can chew through units so easily. The best counter to Laser Defense Towers are Shellers and Stompers due to their great range.

The step up to advanced units first really gave Cola_Colin an advantage.

Like always, excellent expansion from Cola_Colin, which won him the match. Very nice move to build factories on the backside and then attack at once.