A great 2v2 replay highlighting the power of military research, and that sins isn't as slow as many people claim.WWW Link
For my part, i played the first 20 minutes poorly, invading the desert planet knowing leinad was near was bad play on my part.
However after that, i feel i many little or no mistakes considering i had the first pirate invasion, and willburn helped 2v1 me very early. After that my job was just to harrass while conan tried to win the major battles, and i achieved this by attacking weird undefended planets, forcing leinad and willburn to move units away from the major battles
As conan was able to expand early, and saw i was in trouble, he built no civic research labs all game, and focused on getting the best fleet possible. This worked great, and with some clever micro, and well co-ordinated attacks, we were able to turn the tide
Once i had forced leinad to defend himself also, conan was free to go at willburn 1v1, which he won comfortably with his superior capital ships and combat research.
This replay highlights the importance of military research, and also disprooves 2 popular opinions:
1. Game is too slow
2. Once behind in a 2v2, it is impossible to pull it back