Ok then, thanks for the correction WM. Sounds like it must've been a nice battle. But this sounds to me like an extraordinary situation, normally the bigger meta (if at all organised) should be able to crush the far smaller alliance at least in the long run. Sure, you can make the decision to try fighting, but it should lead to a losing battle for you. But in general Marius, do you think a smaller alliance can succesfully fight a much bigger one by simply "not being lazy"? Strategy, tactics don't matter in the face of sheer numbers.
Also @WM, I'm wondering (and confused by your first sentence :D) - do you agree that there are enough incentives and possibilities to fight?