I guess you are talking about templates like the "Treasure Map" of the Real Time ladder.
Yes, although I've found treasure map to be easier to pick on than guiroma and strat greece.
I guess my question was far too general. I'll look at some seasonal ladder games and see what I can infer from there.
I don't really like this "5 counters your 3+4" thing since you probably just end up countering yourself.
I mentioned that particular picking strategy because it's (on strat 1v1 ME at least) both commonly used and commonly effective. If the 5th is a long term counter getting 3,5 or 4,5 isn't a problem. There are several others I could have mentioned in its place, for instance putting 1,2 on the best combo, 3 in a safe bonus, 4,5 on the second best combo and 6 as a counter to the 4,5. I was wondering if there was anything comparable to these in games with 4 and 5 starting territories.
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