OK, I see that the nature of the map allowed bent to control it more than it seemed like he did. In that case I can definitely see where both of you guys are coming from. On the other hand I still think he played far from a perfect game and the calliopes could probably have been overcome.
He didnt need to take those points, as he had me cut off. He could have taken them for the mp but needed his units more to fight me (until end when he began capping it).
Bent mentioned he was short on munitions as well, and like I said earlier he rarely WIPED out your squads, which I think is important in winning in the longterm (tricking your opponent to overcommit or defeat him decisively and quickly to get squad kills). Munitions plays a big part in that. Even with a 120MP pioneer squad he could have capped a lot of those points (this is throughout the entire game IMO).
If he had gone tier 2 first he wouldnt have even had stugs when my calliope arrived.
Aren't AT guns with MG support an acceptable way to counter the calliope as well? What I'm trying to say is that if he went tier 2 he could have dealt with your riflesquads, which were really his main problem throughout the game up till the calliopes, much, MUCH earlier, and that would have been decisive in forcing you to spend more MP than him.
My limiting resources were manpower and munitions to a lesser extent (I didn't have the munitions to instantly upgrade volks to mp40's, and even without they can match un-BAR'd rifles). I need manpower to get to tier 3, 660 to get to the building to be exact. Thats three squads of infantry I would not have had against drunk's riflespam, and without those three squads I would have lost map control which = death
Like I said above, I don't think you won enough battles decisively enough to force him to spend more MP to compensate for his losses, while he did that to you a couple times.
Regardless, my main point is still that tier 2 is there for a reason. Bent, whats your explanation for not using it? Like I said I've only played 15 games 1v1 ranked so maybe I'm missing something