I am Celts (blue) and on the farside from my partners, Mayan (purple), and Chinese (teal). Goth (yellow) and Aztec (green) on the near side, double me. Teuton (red) is opposite teal. With a decent clump, I am able to hold them off while my partner (purple) is able to build forward and attack yellow's base. Teal wins the 1v1 battle with red, and the tide turns swiftly (with the help of a LOT of seige wpns). Notice the importance of a good defensive position involving castles, barracks, and seige factorys...and getting up economy as quickly as is practical in this case.