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Roman boy
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Version: The Conquerors
Style: Role Playing Strategy
Needs these modpacks
AOE Romans
and we all know Rome at war
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Official Reviewer
Is this supposed to be the Battle of Thermopylae? I'm sorry if this sounds discouraging, but this is not at all a good depiction of the battle that occurred in 480 BC between Persian and Greek forces. There are no triggers used at all in this and the design covers about 5% of the map, the rest is ocean. Game play consists simply of hacking and slashing at the opposing side until the player wins. The player out-numbers the Persians by at least 3 to 1, contrary to Greek historian Herodotus who declared that the Persians out-numbered the Greeks by at least 3000 to 1.

I have moved this file to Single Player Projects.

-Blacksmith Administrator
joshua4missions The Spartans and there allies numbered around 4000 soldiers whereas the Persians numbers are debatable. Some say that the Persian army consisted of 100,000-200,000 soldiers. Heredotus' account says that the Persian army consisted of 2.5 million soldiers though modern historians doubt this. Also, historically the Persians won and sacked Athens. When you make a historical scenario/campaign try and read up on it first. Hacking through an enemy army that you outnumber 3 to 1 gets old quickly.

joshua4missions :)

[Edited on 04/12/10 @ 07:44 AM]

Official Reviewer
4000 is an overestimate IIRC, it was more like 1,500. The balancing on this is terrible, as now the persians outnumber the spartans and their allies. While being realistic, the Thebians will not engage the persians, preferring instead to sit at the rear of the collumn. The inital aggressive stance makes it impossible to stop the pikemen running out of their positions, while the enemy's archers are protected by a wall of champions.
This kind of map is a waste of your time, as you are not furthering your ability as a designer, you haven't demonstrated any ability at all (no obvious triggers, this map doesn't deserve my checking this), and is a spam on the forum's servers.
I suggest you read the scenario design FAQ in the forums before you submit anything else.
Also, you have used obscure mods in your map. Practice furthering your own ability rather than relying on other people's work.

[Edited on 04/12/10 @ 06:56 PM]

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