Tamerlane, Prince of Destruction
"Tamerlane moved like a whirlwind through Asia, commanding both fear and awe throughout the world. Rising to power in 1369 on the ruins of the Mongol Empire, his great armies criss-crossed Asia from Delhi to Moscow, conquering and re-conquering, razing some cities, sparing others. His activity was relentless and unending. His fame spread quickly to Europe, where he remained for centuries a figure of romance and horror."
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"Tamerlane, Prince of Destruction" is a seven-scenario campaign about Tamerlane, the last of the great nomad conquerors. In this campaign you must lead Tamerlane as he rises from the chief of a small Mongol tribe to the conqueror of the Middle East. More information can be found on the SCN Punk website (www.scnpunk.com).
- Six playable scenarios
- One cut-scene scenario
- Seven soundtracks
- Fun yet historically accurate gameplay
- Battle scenes that don't lag
- Supports all difficulty levels
- Game style is a combination of role-playing, fixed-force, and build-and-destroy.
This campaign also includes an 8.3Mb Music Pack. It is not required, but please download it if you have a fast connection. This campaign includes music from the following albums:
"Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears
"Caravan" by Kronos Quartet
"The Edge" by Gnomusy
"Music of the Crusades" by The Early Music Consort of London
This music is for sampling use only. Please do not copy it or circulate it among your friends. If you really like the music, go out and buy the CDs. All of these CDs are great, except maybe one of them ;-)
Campaign Designer: Mark Stoker (member of SCN Punk Team)
Playtesters: Bob Michaels, Crusader14, EUIX, Freedumb, Gray Wolf, The Great Alexander, Manowar, Strider, and Transcora
- Beatrice Forbes Manz: Author of "The Rise and Rule of Tamerlane" (used to research the history for this campaign).
- The Downward Spiral: For letting me use some music and sounds from "The Nexus" campaign.
- The Rasher: "Map Tricks" scenario.
- Steve Ryan: For letting me use some sounds from the "Legend" campaign.
- Strider: For helping me find some great music.
- Sybex: Official Scenario Design Toolkit.
Mark Stoker - SCN Punk Team
For The Conquerors Expansion, Tamerlane, Prince of Destruction - TC Edition
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|The Downward Spiral
Alright, I know what you're thinking. "Another SCN PUNK submission with a 5.0! They are so overrated!" Well I don't care! Because this campaign deserves it by far! Before I deal with any of that nonsense, I want you to play this campaign from start to finish. When I first saw it I thought it'd be one of those boring build and destroy/historical campaigns. Well I sure was wrong. Ingo van Thiel, watch out! You've got some competition. Mark Stoker has just created a campaign that will revolutionize the scenario designing community forever.
First off, the campaign's Playability was great. Its not only a build and destroy campaign... a lot of other treats are thrown in. However, for you build and destroy lovers, you'll have a ball playing this campaign. Don't get me wrong, its not strictly build and destroy. It is a mix of RPG, RPS, FF, B&D... everything!
Next, "Tamerlane, Prince of Destruction's" Balance was literally perfect. If you read the review system, it states that a well balanced scenario is a scenario that is hard, but possible. Well this campaign definitely fits that description. All of the scenarios are very challenging, but with some effort the campaign is very well possible.
Mark Stoker put quite a bit of Creativity into this campaign. There were a few concepts in the campaign that I have never seen before. For instance, I loved how you could constantly choose what to do. You didn't just get one objective to carry out, you had a choice of several objectives. According to what road you chose, the outcome differs. I liked how in the second scenario how you could choose what city you wished to build your base in. I also liked how Mark implemented several "Bonus" mission objectives into the campaign.
The one thing that astonishes me in ALL of Mark Stoker's campaigns is his brilliant talent in Map Design. No matter what anyone says, I'll still say that Mark Stoker has THE best talent in the map design department. Just look at his maps, you'll be amazed. He uses loads of eye candy, and uses the tools ES provided him to make the map design beautiful.
Lastly, the historical campaign's Story/Instructions were pulled off amazingly. I was so surprised as to how a historical campaign such as "Tamerlane, Prince of Darkness," included a deep story, alternating points of view, character personalities and character interaction, and a hilarious bit of humor in it. I was cracking up during the Britney Spears bash. That was just hilarious, Mark. Although the story follows a real time in history, you still feel the plot as if it was a fantasy. And man... that one "prison scene" was really funny. I'm still laughing... Haha.
In conclusion, this is one of the best (if not the best) campaign ever made. Mark Stoker includes brilliant map design, an incredible fun factor, a deep plot (not to mention custom music which really lets you feel the mood), nicely made bitmaps at the start of each mission, and a amusing (yet professional) bit of humor all in one campaign. Download "Tamerlane, Prince of Destruction" NOW! If you don't you're obviously a fool. Great job, Mark Stoker and SCN PUNK Team!
Mark Stoker's Tamerlane, Prince of Destruction is probably the best campaign ever. It has all elements of gameplay mixed into it and is very fun to play over and over again!
Tamerlane, Prince of Destruction plays perfectly and there are no bugs.
The balance is perfect, not to easy, but still challenging. And if you want a challenge, you can set it to hard or hardest.
The creativity was amazing in this cpn, Mark Stoker put in all elements of gameplay and it is very fun to play over and over again.
The map design is stunning in all 7 scns. The eye candy made you want to be there at that time inn history.
The story line is great in this cpn, I was suprised at every objective.
Overall, this cpn is a must and I greatly recommened downloading this cpn.
great story, funny, interactive campaign, spectacular eyecandy. Ingo van Thiel in in trouble! tamerlane fights many people, from the mongolian blue horde, to syria, very good!
playability, 5: very nice playability. you get to take an in dephth stance in this game. March large armies through the map, or do undercover esponage work. free spies, and raze cities THIS IS THE BOMB!!!!
balance, 5: not easy, and not hard, just right
creativity 5, i woud give this a 7/5 if i could, but 5 is all i can do. to think of a senario using tamerlane.....
very clever. more of all, they used the AOK, no TC editor for this! this senario includes outstanding wit, charm, and humor(i.e. britney spears tortuer, hiarius).
map design,5 :good eye candy, and well designed cities, though ingo's eyecandy is better, the cities and fine myserious map still can crank out a 5. you can acually tell india from transaxonia just by looking at the terrain!
story/insructions, 71298374: aww, i have to lower it to a 5?!?! ok, but a very GOOD fight. i never even HEARD about tamerlane before this, but now, hes as good as genghis khan in my view. tamerlane fights a wide array of enemies, so this is perfect!
An awsome Campaign which uses the hero Tamerlane, which is rare. He fights a range of enemies, From the Blue Hoard to the Ottomans
-100% Bug Free- Nothing can beat a good, thought-out Campaign.
Though Sometimes you are outnumbered, there is still a way to catch up- without being crushed even before you build up.
The Aok Punk team has proved that not even the bravest soldier can stand up to Britney Spears!!!
Perfect Map Design- Resources are placed stratigicly, forcing you to invade other land to build up
Story / Instructions
No Instuctions left out, everythings there. They Are Highly Challenging.
Summary: How Good can this get? Yup, It even deserves it- A Perfect Rating 4 times- No AoK Player can go without this Campaign!
This is one awesome game, I cannot even say how great this game is
It balances exploring and fighting perfectly, giving you an awesome cutscene at the start, and an awesome bunch of battle scenarios
Is this a historical one or made up? Even if it's made up it is the most amazing thing I have played.
Map Design: 5
The map is amazing. I am, once again, astonished at how this games maps are designed.
The story is amazingly detailed, and, if this is made up, you have still amazed me with the historical facts.
This is the first game that can be campared with The Wrath of Rob. As I said, this game is amazing.
Easy to play campaign, very enjoyable
AI is balanced at each level of difficulty to allow for any player to complete the missions without extreme problems
Absolutely incredible creativity. I would say this is one of a kind.
Map Design: 5
The details in the map are absolutely immaculate. All the scenery and terrain of the world has been captured in perfect detail
Story line is very well thought out. Instructions are easy to follow and understand
Straight up my favourite map of all time. I played this map when I was 9 and I absolutely enjoyed. This map is a must play for everyone