The assault to the Rochelle (English version)
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This campaing describes how the french Cardinal and prime minister, Richelieu took the city of The Rochelle in the summer of 1629.
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The Assult, is a fixed force game. Basically, you must get to the french army, and attack and distroy the city. (You may note I'm not even trying to spell the city's name.) Also, a bunch of the diolog is in french, so... it might be a good idea to be a french major before playing.
I had a very fun time playing this. In short, you charged in, attacked everything, and one. You got a huge army of frankish palidans, and some bombards, and charged. There were no bugs in this... at least that I could find. A good rainy saterday afternoon where you've already played alot of the good ones game. And a good time waster.
The Balance was the weakest part of the scenario. It was fairly easy to beat it, I mean the other guy didn't have a thing to stand up to a lot of frankish palidens. I beat it on my first try... but I failed once. What happened was I left half my army in reserve, and half attacked. i didn't try to distroy the towers, and I died. Anyways, once you get into the rythem of things, you will win it.
It was a fairly average game but it wasn't similar to other stuff. Not much to say here, it was average.
Map Design: 3
The map looked like a random map... it even had the relics sitting aroun. Oh well. Just another random map.
The instructions were clear, and there was a story, yet it was in French, and I didn't get a lick of it. If I had taken french in school, not spanish:(
A pretty average scenario... and yes scnario not camp. Its a one dinger, and should have gone in the single player section. A fairly good play if you speak french, and like charging cavalry\canonizing them (PUN INTENDEd) but not if your the real stratagy thinker guy. (I'm one of the second type, so I pretended that I was the other one) Worth a download. (C)
[Edited on 10/23/08 @ 10:51 PM]
This is a single-scenario fixed force campaign in which you play as Richelieu storming the Huguenot town of Rochelle in 1628.
The main problem with this is that it's too easy, it took me less than 15 (AoK) minutes to win on hard. The objective, to destroy a single building, is straightforward and once you blast through a few walls and towers you're basically there. There are no major problems with objectives or instructions, excepting the author's occasional lapse into Spanish which is not a major problem. One thing to note is that Lancelot should not die en-route to the French Army - if he does you will not lose but they will not change ownership to you.
As I said, too easy. You are given a large army of Frankish paladins and bombard cannons. Although your enemies are numerous, you can effectively just pile in to Rochelle and destroy the enemy town centre. You do have to fight them off but it is not difficult to reach the town centre. It would better if, for example, either your army were smaller, or you had a more demanding objective or the enemy's defences were improved.
There is limited creativity. Even a few changed names, rather than Lancelot and Guy Josselyne, would have improved things! The map is OK without being particularly interesting, and there is a sea-battle at the beginning.
MAP DESIGN (3)
There is a pig-sty which is jolly but, on balance, I cannot see any reason to rate it higher than a random map.
This is the strongest part of the scenario. There are history, instructions, hints, a pleasing bitmap, victory and defeat messages. There are several typos, as well as the aforementioned lapses into Spanish, which suggest that the author's first language is not English.