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Gwyndlegard

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Lord Basse
File Details
Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Style: Mix


Gwyndlegard was a peaceful country until two and a half years ago when it's jealous neighbour to the north-west, Xioché, invaded it with a force of thirty thousand led by the military geniuses Count Tengil and the witch Queen Xaphira. After the peace treaty two years ago, Xioché holds most of Gwyndlegard under occupation, save for the last free city to the east, Pumpkindon, where the country's leader Lord Mezenghi now lives.

In the country's southernmost province, Gwynhill, tension is now growing. A sergeant called Immanuel has long wanted to ambush the local Xiochan governor and start a rebellion, and when said governor takes slaves from Gwynhill village, a clear violation of the peace treaty, he gets his chance. Unfortunately his girlfriend is among the ones taken as slaves so the quest becomes quite personal.

You will take the role as Immanuel and his close friends to criss-cross the country, save your girlfriend Emily and free Gwyndlegard from the evil witch's claws in this humorous epic!


FEATURES:

• A giant map with great variety, from green green forests to open plains and snow-covered mountain tops,
• A mix of playing styles including AI-driven Build & Destroy, stealth mission in RPS and criss-crossing Fixed Force,
• A rather epic scenario that doesn't end after an hour or two,
• 965 triggers, for those who want to know
• Partially spoken dialogue (not self-made though, be thankful for that!),
• Focus on story and gameplay; no mods, data changes or overly complicated trigger tricks,
• An overdose of weird Basse humour!




Brought to you by StormWind Studios.




The story continues in The Rockspring Revolution.

Want to see what happened to Marvin and Rob after they left you in this scenario? Check out The Epic Adventures of Marvin and Rob!

The final act of the story can be found in The Relics of Athalën
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vonstranglej I got to the very end where you storm the capital-but my units refused to cross the rebuilt bridge!
Lord Basse
Official Reviewer
File Author
Saving and reloading the game should do the trick.
vonstranglej Yup! That got it.

Edit:

Just finished-VERY fun!

[Edited on 07/07/10 @ 01:14 AM]

Erphir I destroyed the whole capital (except the walls) but already killed Xaphira and the general (they didnt resist) before I met Xaphira in Winsburough. Now shes gone, cant kill her anymore and cant win.
Lord Basse
Official Reviewer
File Author
Well that's weird.. was she (the unit Xaphira) your enemy before the event in Winsburough happened?
Crypt Kingg I really love this scenario I've played it countless times through and through now I am mastering it on hard, well trying. I'm not that great at the hard difficulty. But you really did an awesome job it was the first thing I saw when I came to this website. I was an old AoK player and decided to try playing again, I searched for custom scenarios and found this website. This scenario had me back into the game. Also I have tried every one of your scenarios now and I must say you do an excellent job, I like your stories. Keep up the good work :)
Lord Basse
Official Reviewer
File Author
Thanks a lot Crypt Kingg! Your feedback means a lot to me. And I'm glad you like my stories, those are generally what I spend most time on. :)
Erphir Well it was my own fault as I had accidently put Xaphira on enemy. Did the siege again and finished the game now (on hard woehaa! lol). Great game, epic stuff. Took me 13 hours. Nice story, required some tactical genius and brought epic battles.. Funny all those little picks on the monks. And lol the sawfish when they sunk my ship, very creative. Certainly worth a 5. Ty for this game. Now I can continue on making my own. :P
Lord Basse
Official Reviewer
File Author
Hooray! The parts I concentrated most on, story and entertainment value, are what gained top scores. :)

I've said it before already, but thanks for the reviews chaps! I'll be making another update rather soon fixing some last things, like improving parts of the map design and possibly making the AI harder in the late game. Or remove some resources. Or both.

@Julius,
"There are a number of small glitches but nothing major, such as being able to catch sight of a building called "Basse's Cottage" and being able to kill Xaphira without taking out the unholy relics first."

Hurr durr, I thought I had the first one hidden well away but I guess not. :P The second one isn't really a glitch, but I probably should've set the objective as optional. She CAN and should be possible to defeat in all her might, but removing her magic relics helps a lot.

"There are also problems with allowing the player to change diplomacy"
I shall add that to the hints. 'If you change diplomacy and something goes wrong, it's YOUR fault. Don't do it.'

"most of the names don't seem to fit very well together"
They do if you read the history and backstory. :P
Gwyndlegard is a nation with mixed cultures and heritages, so having just one style of names wouldn't be very fitting. Similarly, if you were to review a film or book that takes place in a modern country with mixed cultures, say Great Britain, you wouldn't mark it down for names such as Ahmed not fitting with the location. While Gwyndlegard's history is quite different, the situations are similar. ;)

@Popeychops,
I've already fixed the map design, and as soon as I've made some other little changes and perhaps tweaked the AI, I'll get it updated. :)
Julius999
Official Reviewer
"They do if you read the history and backstory"

Oh yes? Try explaining why the Eastern European mayor Polev, the English Emily, the Hebrew Emmanuel, the Norwegian Father Garnas, and whatever Daru is supposed to be, all live in the tiny Welsh-ish village of Gwynhill. Then explain why Lord Mezenghi chose to name his son Fabian. You can get away a bit with mixed cultures and so on, but I still overwhelmingly felt that the names were a mishmash.

[Edited on 07/09/10 @ 12:01 PM]

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Rating
4.7
Breakdown
Playability4.6
Balance4.5
Creativity4.6
Map Design4.8
Story/Instructions4.8
Statistics
Downloads:12,723
Favorites: [Who?]37
Size:14.71 MB
Added:06/26/10
Updated:01/13/19