Siege Expand

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[e][h] Siege Contain > Expand
Strategy Information
Matchups:
TvT, TvP, TvZ
Type:
Economic, Rush, Contain

Overview[edit]

The fire-power of early Siege Tanks and mass Marines has map control and can easily setup a contain at the opposing army's main ramp. It can even outright kill plenty of tech builds before the tech finishes and becomes a threat, for example Dark Shrine and Banshee openings.

Usually, this is started after a Reactor Hellion Expand (vs. Zerg). You then get a strong army to defend counter rushes that Hellion opening strongly encourage.

Goal[edit]

Start massing Siege Tanks early, with Marines for support and punish any fast tech or expansion build and contain the opposing natural and expand. It is more of a ladder build that prepares for a contain to negate cheese and punish early expand builds.

Basic Build Order[edit]

Note[edit]

  • Siege Tech timing is 6:30 but aim to start around 5:00-5:30.
  • Expand after Siege containing the opposing player's natural.

Execution[edit]

Adaption[edit]

  • Off of a Gasless Expand, quickly get both Refineries. At 100 gas, build a Factory.
  • Important feature is the ability to switch into a Reactor Hellion build, but this does not work well as an opening outside of TvZ. So, it is best to complete Stimpack or a Starport or Siege Tech to defend Roach Rushes, etc.

Documentation[edit]