The historical battle of Bannockburn between Scotland and England. What happens is what both sides really did. Scotland (played by you) has Pikemen, like they really did. England had Longbowmen, knights, and swordsmen. This scenario has alot of units, and I and my friend playtested it, I have 500 Mhz 96 mb of RAM and a Pentium 3 processer, so it worked fine, but on my friends computer it had a little lag. A good scenario, so try downloading it!
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This is stupid. Basically, two huge armies meet at a river and before you can direct them to do anything, they start attacking each other and the English run away. What's the point? There's little resemblance to the actual Battle of Bannockburn.
Posted on 07/05/05 @ 05:54 PM
This scenario is completely lacking in playability. You simply defend against Edward II's charge, and they retreat. That's it. You don't even have to play, you can just watch.
Pikemen against knights in a swamp is not the hardest battle. Now if they used their longbowmen, you would die. This scenario has made the mistake of trying to follow exactly to history, and the author hasn't thought about how boring and short it is.
The only creative element I found was that the knights were triggered to attack.
Map Design: 2
A swamp and grass is all we can see. Very poor. I also doubt that Edward's knights would have fought in shallow water, it doesn't allow for the best charge, or the best terrain to take on Scottish pikemen.
The story is told well enough, with several lines on the battle, and a couple of in game dialogues. At least I learned a little from playing this, if nothing else, but I'd recommend you download one of the other submissions about this event, I'm sure most of them will be better than this.