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Slayer of the Infidel

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King Barbarossa
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Version: The Conquerors 1.0c
Style: Mix
Number of scenarios: 4
"The Armies of Mahmud of Ghazni silently marched down from the hills to the city on the plain. Siege engineers quickly assembled massive siege engines. When the sun rose the siege began. After several days the city surrendered to Mahmud of Ghazni, and his soldiers took over the city and took what they wished. Slaves, gold, skilled workers, entire libraries, were all carted away and shipped back to his capital of Ghazni. After the fall of one city, another was soon to fall in the wake of Mahmud of Ghazni…"

"Slayer of the Infidel" is a campaign based on the life of Mahmud of Ghazni, a powerful and cruel Middle Eastern conqueror. In this campaign you control Mahmud of Ghazni as the small ruler of Ghazni and lead him to greatness, laying waste to Persia and the surrounding regions.


- 4 historically accurate scenarios, including one cut scene scenario
- Detailed maps with beautiful cities
- Mixed playing style
- Command and discover a plethora of characters, watch cut scenes, and explore interesting, mixed landscapes while fighting in India, Persia, and Transxonia.
- Includes an optional Middle Eastern themed Music Pack

Mahmud of Ghazni was a Middle Eastern conqueror, known for his ferocity. His mighty armies campaigned in India, Persia, and Transxonia. Mahmud of Ghazni was the son of a Turkish slave, known as Sebuktegin; founder of the Ghaznevid dynasty, centered in present day Afghanistan. When Sebuktegin died, his son Mahmud rose to the throne. The kingdom of Ghazni was young and poor, but the ancient kingdoms of India were old and rich. Mahmud quickly saw this, and being a Muslim, preached a jihad against the Hindus of India.

His armies crossed the mighty Indus, and laid waste to all of the Punjab region. He invaded India seventeen times between 1001 and 1026, coming back to Ghazni richer each time. Over the Himalaya mountains was the land of Persia, laden with rich cities. Mahmud also campaigned there, gaining much territory to his swelling realm. In his campaigns his soldiers would bring back learned men, skilled architects, and slaves. Mahmud turned his capital of Ghazni into an amazing cultural center of the time, and built palaces and gardens. He was praised by the Persian poet Ferdausi, in his epic work the "Shah-Nama", or "Book of Kings."

Mahmud is remembered as being an able ruler, who was the first to carry Islam into India. His attacks on Persia led to the weakening of the Buyids, and his campaign in Transxonia against the Mongol tribes protected his kingdom from Mongol attacks until Tamerlane's Siege of Delhi. While a conqueror, Mahmud built an amazing capital in Afghanistan which can still be seen today. He is remembered for this ferocity and cunning, which is still talked about in legends.

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exodio Help! I love the game. I am finished with the second scenario, at least i think i am. All of my objectives are crossed off, both of my heroes are alive. Everyone has resigned yet i cannot complete the scenario for some reason. Can you help me? I want to play the next one!
King Barbarossa
File Author
Exodio - I am sorry about the problem. It has been fixed, and the updated version of Slayer of the Infidel will be released sometime later this week.

I am in the process of upgrading to Windows 2000, so it will be awhile until you see the updated version. Thank you, and have fun playing the campaign.

Official Reviewer
Great campaign and all. But on the second scenario where I have to bring 10 sheep to the granaries i bring 10 and try talk with either Mahmud or the other guy on horse (hero) forget his name :). And nothing happens I think it's a bug as i tried many different ways of trying to i made sure that all the sheep turned to his players as well and i made sure all of them were 10+.
When this is fixed i'll review this if you like as it's a great campaign apart from small bugs.
Tonto_johnlee To people who read my review:
Note that my comment in the review about B&D does not mean there is no B&D involved in the game.
King Barbarossa
File Author
Slayer of the Infidel has been updated. All bugs reported have been fixed. If you find any more, drop me an email. I hope you enjoy.
Jas the Mace1 Great better play it...NOW!!!

[Edited on 02/22/06 @ 07:23 PM]

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