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Towton 1461 AD

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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Style: Fixed Force

Towton, 1461 AD
(England's bloodiest battle)

This campaign consists of one scenario. It includes one .cpx campaign file and many sound files in .mp3 format. Unzip the campaign file and all soundfiles into your Age of Empires II folder. They should go into the right directories. All MP3 files start by string '1461-'; so it is not hard to remove files, if you wish to get rid of them.

There are two versions of the campaign- Towton 1461 AD and Towton 1461 AD (snow). The second one needs a mod (Towton-snow.akx), which is included in the ZIP file. If you are planning to use snow mod, you should have ModPack Studio 2.0 (MPS) or MPS 2.0 Lite installed on your computer. If you do not know how to use mods, find further information here: The Mod pack will slow down the game a little, therefore you should have faster PC, if you do not wish to experience a lag.


- Another approach to fixed force scenario (Increased HP extend the life of the unit and postpone the end of the battle, Extra attack value represents the morale of the troops, different events during the battle may change yours or your opponent's morale hardly.) Your tactical decisions are even more important then your skill of fighting!
- Challenging
- Detailed map based on real map
- Comprehensive scenario instructions, hints and objectives
- More than 400 triggers for a single battle !!!!
- A lot of new sounds and music
- 3 different levels of playing (NORMAL, MODERATE, HARD)
- Nice Intro scene
- All characters are based on true historical persons
- OPTIONAL: Snow mod for more realistic experience

The scenario is based on historical facts, although some events are not 100% historically accutare. The battle is supported by Osprey Military history book written by Christopher Gravett and ilustrated by Graham Turner.


The bloody Wars of the Roses drags on as the Houses of York and Lancaster vy for power. The Lancastrians are on equal terms with the Yorkists now, having eliminated the Duke of York from the scene at the Battle of Wakefield and been victorious at the second Battle of St Alban's. However, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick, "the Kingmaker", occupied London and proclaimed the eldest of York's sons as King Edward IV. Edward himself decided to take the initiative and march north to Towton in the hope of inflicting a final defeat on his rival, King Henry VI.


- King Bob VI, the author of splendid FF campaign The Battle at Stamford Bridge 1066 AD - for playtesting and giving me very useful advice and suggestions.

- Revned, the author of the Rain and Snow mod. My mod (Towton-snow) is just a little modified original.
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Official Reviewer
Sword of Storm the archers were tasked south beyond the Lancastrian camp where they were then removed.
Lord Korvus this is one of the best Ive ever played.
MoronicLegion This is a scenario that needs a little explanation.

Other than the fact that my units never attack what I tell them to attack, it is very good. But please tell me why on earth my knights, when I tell them attack an enemy commander, say Sir Andrew Trollope, they go towards him for a few seconds then all of a sudden attack the nearest unit. And even if they do get to him, they almost never attack him.
ursul I have play the scenario, and I have kill sumerset. But the battle have continued. My king have been killed, and I have loose. Is it normal?
Official Reviewer
When Somerset is slain you will see the enemy rout and your men will chase them down whereby you will soon win the game. However, because your king died as well you lose the game. You need to make sure your king survives the whole game to win. ;-)
CommandoDude This map is unplayable. I can't move my units anywhere without them being tasked out of my control. I hate that.

I got so fed up that I just stopped trying to finish this map.

In addition, I killed Somerset early on but MY side routed and I lost, even though Edward was still live.


[Edited on 10/07/10 @ 10:28 PM]

cmeb4uleave I could only control 3 players and some knights. Might as well just forget that and leave it as a cut scene. Not playable because user has no control. Fun to watch ... once or twice.
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