I play as Zerg against friend of mine that is Terran.
We are both noobs okay, we don't play against other people, just against each other.
So what frustrates me so much that I had to open this topic is:
How the hell do you counter mass Battlecruisers as a ZERG ??
What friend of mine does is - He mass 15 Battlecruisers by the first 15 min of the game, and he send them to destroy my latest expansions.
Spore colonies he destroys insta with Yamato gun, so no talk about them doing anything for my defense.
The rest of the Yamato gun he saves to kill my Defilers or eventually Devourers if I build them.
If I come with my Hydralisks these Battlecruisers kill them easily as most of the expansions on almost any map are smaller than naturals - which means Hydralisks come in line instead of all together - easy target for Battlecruisers.
If i protect Hydralisks with Dark Swarm no big deal - Battlecruisers go away and I cant catch them even with Queen's Ensnare as expansions are divided by river or something else that stops my ground units from catching them (at least they are in maps that we play like "Eye of the storm" or "Beltway".)
If I go with my hydralisks to the other side where Battlecruisers retreat, they all die as hydralisks are relatively squishy.
On the other hand Plague does not do that much damage to Battlecruisers, and many times he has SCV to repair them when they retreat.
So Hydras and Defilers are only ground anti air unit solutions.
Lets see Zerg air solutions:
If I decide to mass Mutalisks, well first of all - they are expensive with Gas.
Even if I manage to get enough of gas at the time when he has that many Battlecruisers, Mutalisks are not so powerfull without Devourers to support them.
Devourers ask for additional Gas, and they are not that hard to kill, specially when he saves Yamato gun for them, and believe me - with 15-20 Battlecruisers he has enough of Yamato!
Even if Battlecruisers are not able to defend themselves, he has Science Vessels to support them with Shield and Irradiate which he saves for my expensive Devourers in case he didn't use Yamato already.
And if Battlecruisers and Science Vessels are not enough - He always has 2-3 VALKYRIES behind, so Mutalisks have no chance anyway.
Scourges are useless as soon as there are at least 5 Battlecruisers as they snip them instantly, and I am talking about 15-20 Battlecruisers.
Now I know that your first thought might be - you are too slow.
And I agree, I wont try to hide that as I am in fact slow, but I wonder what advice can I get?
Many times I wonder what Jaedong or Shine would do if their Terran opponent mass that many Battlecruisers, as I haven't seen any pro ZvT game where that situation happened.
Actually I don't understand why Terran players don't use that strategy against Zerg, as obviously Terran air units are stronger than Zerg air units, and I didn't even mention Wraiths which with their Cloak ability can cause additional troubles to Zerg.
Thanks for reading