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HCC - Athelstan, Emperor of the World of Britain

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Stephen Richards
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Version: The Conquerors
Style: Mix
Number of scenarios: 4
Athelstan, Emperor of the World of Britain (entry for the Historical Campaign Contest 2005)

Ask the first ten people you meet to name the first king of Britain and it is highly unlikely that any of them would name Athelstan. These days, he is a relatively little-known figure in British history. In the middle ages he was very famous, a powerful and influential figure known, and almost revered, throughout Europe. He was intelligent, a fearsome war leader, and a man who instigated domestic reform of law and order, coinage and local government. His reputation survived the Norman Conquest, he was the subject of a fourteenth-century play, and was featured on Shakespeare's stage in 1599.

Athelstan was a grandson of Alfred the Great and came to the English throne in 924, ruling until his death in 939. He built on Alfred's achievements and pushed forward the frontier of English rule, overcoming the Vikings, Scots and Welsh, until he was effectively ruler of all Britain, the most powerful man to rule there since the Romans.

Emulate his achievements in this four-scenario campaign which has a mix of game-styles and includes music and sounds. The zip includes instructions for play. The three playable scenarios each incorporate difficulty levels in case you find them too easy or too difficult.

Full credits are included in the file, but I would like to say that I owe a particular debt of thanks to Anastasia who was a playtester par excellence. Her preferred form of payment, my first-born son, will be richly deserved.

I hope you enjoy playing.
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RacingCoin Seems very good indeed. (4/5) But why are the population limit on 75?
nialo the great You should expect a rating of approximately 4 out of 5 or even more. This's is quite good.
Carbohexalate I am by no means, an Expert!. I found this Campaign exciting and entertainting. It appears to have some very significant Replay Value. Good Maps, nice instructions.
A MUST download!
MRoszko This campaign is not only entertaining, but it also looks good. What do I mean? The maps are designed the way that made me look at them with pleasure, they look really good! The campaign itself, however, is pretty easy. If you look for a big challenge it's far from being perfect, but if you look either for nice views or pretty good fun - or both - it is for you.
Stephen Richards
Official Reviewer
File Author
Thanks for the comments. Racing Coin, not sure what you mean about the 75 cap. MRoszko, did you play on hard? I'd be surprised if you found that easy.
King Bob VI Argh...
Stephen, something's wrong with winzip and the campaign file is missing out of the .zip for me. Please email me just the cpx if you can. It looks great, can't wait to try it. king_bob_vi(at)yahoo(dot)com
MRoszko Good idea actually, I have some time now and I'll try it on hard then :)

Yeah, it's really much more difficult :)

[Edited on 10/10/05 @ 02:05 PM]

Rangar It was V.good though I thought that Vortigen was the 1st Brit King but he was probrably just a powerfull warlord.
Toxopholite Very enjoyable - perhaps just a little too much history between scenarios.
RPGary Congrats Stephen Richards,Winner of the Historical Campaign Contest!
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Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.8
Balance4.5
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.8
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:7,727
Favorites: [Who?]6
Size:5.78 MB
Added:09/29/05