lol you ranking players is like a child grading college term papers.Ps. Yes, I think that I can take cities from Erik, but of course I can not do it alone. There are better players like @0ZZZ and @Look Left.
For me those two guys are some of the finest and best players in Grepolis. If those two are the wingmans, then for sure I can take cities from Erik.
I have been in many alliances with Erik. He is a good player, but both Ozz and Look Left have more finesse.
I feel that I can compare them because I have seen all of them organizing operations and making plans.
Skud is also a good player but is not as clever as Ozzz and Look Left.
Ozzz has revolutionized the game and created new ways of playing. Thus, I highly respect his creativity.
I also remember a player named Jim. He was very good. There was also a player named "Dog" something. His operations were very clever.
It is not brute force or throwing huge numbers of troops the highest expression of skill. This is what most of you do not get and certainly what the agents of the "Good" Empire do not understand or do not aspire.
Invicta/Victrix just throw numbers behind their attacks and they are terrible at defending.