Anyway let me get down to the point, so I've been thinking lately that theoretically in a very macro oriented TvT that got to a mid-extended mid game a marine siege tank medivac composition would be more deadly than a pure bio or mech force.
Why do you ask? Quite simply because of the DPS output combined from both of the units, and I feel that marines complement siege tanks better than hellions because they perform better in certain engagements (i.e. against pretty much everything in the terran arsenal except scvs and other marines)
But I also feel that there is a huge disconnect with this composition because of the maneuverability between siege tanks, and marine/medivac especially when the opposition goes bio because I always feel like I'm spread way too thin. I find it the most difficult thing to get myself into position against this composition because a smart person will always abuse the fact that my siege tanks have no maneuverability and drop me somewhere where I don’t have anything.
You might be asking yourself well that’s cool willzyx why don’t you put some missile turrets or leave a few marines at your base? Well you're absolutely right I can do that, but what about if I need another expansion and I want to secure it? I need to bring more forces over there to protect it right? yeah but in doing that I'm spreading myself more and more thin and the more expansions I take the more susceptible I'm to getting f***ed by an attack. (Not to mention the bio player usually has an upgrade advantage because my gas output is being put into tanks medivacs and tank upgrades, plus I’m trying to upgrade my marines as well).
So I guess by now you’re saying yeah but isn't this the same exact dilemma that mech users have to go through? Right but I feel as if, if the mech user gets frustrated enough and just goes for a strong attack they would find more success than a marine tank medivac player because of hellions being able to dispose of marines quickly, and the siege tanks quickly mopping up the marauders. (Basically I think mech is better against bio than marine tank medivac because of the power of hellions and thors)
So let me evaluate how I feel about the comp vs. comp battle tvt
• Bio vs. mech; I feel the mech player has an advantage
• Mech vs. marine tank medivac; I feel like the marine tank medivac player has the advantage
• Marine tank medivac vs. bio; the bio player has the advantage of course
So I didn’t explain exactly why I felt that marine tank medivac had an advantage to mech but I guess it just comes from experience (master terran player).
So now I will conclude my rambling for now, and ask if you fellow team liquiders agree with me on this subject or not. Is there something in my thought process that is off? Are there ways to counteract my siege tank medivac vs. bio sorrows? Do you agree with the statements I made about composition vs. composition TvT? I would have loved to supply you guys with a replay but I actually just deleted all of them not too long ago T.T. Also I’m a big fan of this composition and I wanted to ask this because I want to make it work against all of the unit compositions TvT.
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If you need a decent practice partner and you're a cool mother fucker feel free to add me. My sn is dubxmonster and my # is 647 I play on NA. I'm mostly playing random nowadays because I think it's a really good idea to learn the matchups first hand and to learn the timings of each race. I'm still a Terran player at heart though. But I would like if you had some protoss or zerg expertise that you could talk to me about, and I could do the same as Terran