You live in a harsh homeland landscape: trees are dead, grass is sparse, only bamboos seem hardy enough to live there... will you fare better? Your scout report a strange mountain chain nearby, with a huge ash plain in the center filled with minerals but almost impossible to build on due to the shifting ashes left by an extinct volcano. Your scout also reports signs of hostile people in the land... It's time for action, but what will you do?
-Try and control the ash plain in feudal age?
-Rush to castle age to be the first to lay down a town center or a castle there?
-Let your opponents be the first to get there and lull them into a false feeling of victory... and gleefully enjoy seing their villagers slaughtered by your light cavalry hordes? And when their pitiful pikemen come to reclaim that territory, unleash your eager champions!
-Or maybe... why not go for bold moves? Wall off the ash plain from your enemies? Ignore the plain altogether, trade for with your allies for gold, and starve your foes by constant raids upon their food-gatherers?
Will you be strong and wily enough to rise to the challenge of the Gorgoroth plain?
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This unique new action-packed random map for Age of Kings: The Conquerors has many strategic options and is great fun to play. You start in a desert-type environment where there is no gold or stone nearby. To get these resources you must find one of the passes through the mountains to the ash plain, and find a way to get these resources and deny them to your enemies.
Check These Features:
*Standard food resources: 8 sheep, 2 boars, 1 berry patch, 1 deer herd. Look out for bonus sheep on the map!
*The Ash Plain in the center will turn into a gory battlefield...All of the mineral resources (gold and stone) of the map are found there.
*The shifting ash terrain of the center cannot be built upon... You will have to build on the few outcroppings of solid ground, last remnants of the grandeur of a long dead civilization.
*All the relics (5) are also placed in the central Ash Plain... and why not make it even "worse" by playing a King of the Hill game?
*In Regicide mode, start with your king and an escort of 4 militiamen, an extra 3 villagers, a scout, and a watch tower(instead of a castle).
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Note that this script was originally conceived and scripted by Arutha and ValHa, 2 of the original Mapster members. We brought it out of our incomplete file, and tuned it up for your enjoyment.