@Wainan said in Unusual tactic in 1v1 ladder games:
Do you reckon it's possible to kill him quickly? The idea of spending an hour on a 5k map isn't very appealing. I was exhausted just watching by the end.
It's definitely possible.
If you focus on t1 spam instead of making t2 mexes, you might be able to build up a big enough force to overrun him. However, it's risky. If you lose the fight, his T2 PD will survive, he will have lots of reclaim to take, you will basically guarantee that you will lose.
If you can snipe down his early T2 mexes, you can deal a major blow to his economy. For example, if you do an artillery drop and kill one of his first 3 T2 mexes, that could slow him down which would buy time for you to get ready for a t1 spam wave.
You can also look for a T2 snipe. For example, make 3 MMLs to harass his base. He will probably overreact to the MMLs (spam TMD and t2 artillery.) Meanwhile you make 30 corsairs, enough to punch through his shields and kill him in 1 pass. You spread out your corsairs so they don't all die to flak shots and try to win. But again, if you lose the fight, you will leave a lot of reclaim. It will be a tough fight from there.
So yes, it's POSSIBLE. It does depend in part on your skill. (More skill = you can do any strategy better.)
It's risky, but if you're willing to take the risk, you can definitely try it. Put your entire economy into making t1 land spam, build up enough to knock down his t2 PDs (you're going to want a LOT of light artillery, like 1 tank for every 1 light arty) and then go for it. You can make your own decisions, you don't always have to play the safe way.