So, when I finished the rush, I said to myself and my teammates, I better get bowmen. Too late.
Western Mystic and his ally rush me and start trashing my base. I evacuate my citizens and tell my allys to trash the enemy bases and sacrifice my base to their attack. It goes back and forth from there, with my reestablished base cranking out bowmen and helping out here and there, until I decide to start bridging the river that divided our teams from Mystics base, and eventually we manage to destroy his military buildings. My old base is never fully captured, and near the end I start rebuilding it. Because our opponents were preoccupied with destroying my base, their own bases were vulnerable.