These are the two key factors of brits vs mayans.
You need to use your bonussese to your advantages. Eagles are no prob until they get el dorado. But this sets the mayan player on a timer.
So they are some key things as britons vs mayans you need to understand and execute, then you should deal with mayans very well.
A) Mayans have the better start. It’s no discussion about that. You need to wall early. Fortunately you can as briton player, as you have the sheep bonus.
B) Don’t be too greedy. Mayans have an insane early game, don’t try to skip it completely, this can backfire. Try to hold. Get Information about the mayans amount of archery ranges, try to answer them with your own, but stay below the number.
C) Make use of your range! Stay behind your walls and try to lure your opponents archers to go to close to your walls, try to stay outside of his range.
D) Make advantage of your boom. Mayans boom is one of the worst in the game. Britons is one of the best. A good amount is about 3 TCs running. If the mayan player wants to outboom he has to make 5 TCs, if he wants to push, he has to stay at 1. But He will have probs to push against your range.
E) Beat Mayans with Gold advantage. The 3 TC play should almost alway lead to a faster imp Time, forcing the mayan player into mass eagles + Plumes. A very Gold heavy comp. Try to make skirms + longbows + skorps. The range of longbows will allow your to keep them save, while the skirms soak most of the damage. The skorps are effective against almost everything mayans can throw at you.
F) Stay calm. Britons are very hard to push and the tiime is only going to work in your favor. Once Mayans are out of Gold, they are dead.
Edit: Please understand that mayans are one of the best arabia civs overall. Don’t expect to beat them with a strat like this all the time. But I personally think, that britons are one of the best civs to counter mayans.