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The Battle of Kernek

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vaskots
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Version: The Conquerors
Style: Other

"The Battle of Samara Bend"
(or "The Battle of Kernek" or "The Ram Battle")

The first battle between Volga Bulgaria and the Mongols, probably the first major battle with bad end for the Genghis Khan's Mongols.

This is my first map and i hope you will like it! :)
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HockeySam18
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Rating
2.6
Breakdown
Playability3.0
Balance3.0
Creativity2.0
Map Design2.0
Story/Instructions3.0
The battle of Samara Bend is a scenario about the defeat of the Mongols by the Bulgars during Genghis Khan's conquests. Though not a masterpiece by any stretch, for a first map it is a very good effort and the author should be commended for putting together a quite decent scenario as a first submission.

Playability: 3
I enjoyed playing this scenario, although I must say it does not have much replay value, as it is very linear, and only lasts 15 minutes. I enjoyed the beginning cutscene and the 10 minute ultimatum aspect, as well as the horses trick. Overall though, an enjoyable experience.

Balance: 3
I played on moderate, although the scenario is not difficulty dynamic, and only the standard AI was used. The ten minute countdown made things more challenging, but I was still able to win pretty handily. However, doing the horses bonus is a must. I'm not going to say it was too easy, as I had to scramble a bit, but I have seen more challenging yet winnable scenarios.

Creativity: 2
The cutscene, ultimatum aspect, and horses bonus were high points, but nothing out of the ordinary. Obviously the work of a newbie, but a scenario on this battle has a little more potential.

Map Design: 2
While a good map for a battle, I can't say that this was much different from a random map. There was little or no eyecandy, and the map was mostly grass, forest, and water with a few leaf and stone roads thrown in. Although some parts (like the shrine) actually looked ok, I can't say that I think a lot of effort was put into this.

Story/Instructions: 3
There was a good background history section, showing that the author has done some research. However, the scenario had only one objective, albeit very clear. In my opinion, this merits a 3.

Additional Comments:
While unpolished and obviously the work of a newbie, this is a strong start. For inspiration and tips on how to do great battle scenarios, I suggest you download and play Tannenberg 1410AD and Hastings 1066AD by MCrnigoj, and Truly Countless Bodies by bleedteal. These are good examples of what a battle-themed scenario should be like.

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Rating
2.6
Breakdown
Playability3.0
Balance3.0
Creativity2.0
Map Design2.0
Story/Instructions3.0
Statistics
Downloads:264
Favorites: [Who?]0
Size:50.52 KB
Added:03/06/12