We both sucked in the beginning, several things going wrong. Xingjianma tried a fast archer flush with mongols but failed to find my (Chief of Ages) base fast enough in order to be succesful. I countered his archers with skirms and send a few to his base. For some reason (still don't know why) I didn't attack him with all my skirms and spears and allowed him to castle and boom. I failed misserable in castle and eventually lost the game.
If I had attacked him with my skirms and spears I probably would have won.
Comments on our play are welcome. We both screwed up some things very badly.