This is a three-scenario historical campaign about the Ottoman Empire.
||Age of Kings 1.0
||Build and Destroy
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The Ottoman Empire was founded early in the 14th century by the Turkish chieftain Osman. The Ottoman Empire was to able endure almost six centuries until World War I. The empire grew by conquering lands of the Byzantine Empire and beyond, it came to include at the height of its power all of Asia Minor, the countries of the Balkan Peninsula,
parts of Hungary and Russia, Iraq, Palestine, parts of Arabia, and all of North Africa through Algeria.
This campaign covers the fall of the Byzantine Empire in the 15th century. The three scenarios are:
1.) Balkan Conflict - 1444
2.) Mehmed the Conqueror - 1451
3.) Fall of Constantinople - 1453
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I must admit, I usually prefer scenarios over campaigns. I know I'm a bit of a hypocrite (I'm working on a campaign these days, along with my teammates), but I often lose patience and get bored when I play a campaign, simply because of its length. You can imagine how surprised I was when I found myself grinning victoriously, after I, leading the Ottomans, conquered Constantinople in this great campaign - "Ottoman Onslaught".
"Ottoman Onslaught" is one of the more enjoyable and playable campaigns I've played. The variety of different tasks and missions made sure I would never do the same routine repeadetly. I also liked the additional options in the scenarios; One can choose whether he wants to do them or not. If one does, one is challenged by enemy Byzantines, but if one beats them, one is rewarded with an easier continuation to the scenario. Just a point I liked, and think more designers should do.
The balance, I must admit, was a tad too hard on me. I liked, however, the reinforcements one recieves during some scenarios. Allthough it can a little rough at times, you can expect help on the way.
This campaign surely has great creativity. As I mentioned above, the tasks varied and were all interesting. The designer shows knowledge and mastering of the trigger system, so when I approach some enemy Bulgarians, they know that they should attempt to assisinate the Sultan, not his guards.
The map design was also very good. There's always something nice to look at, no matter where you are. From the elegant city of Sofia to the threatening rapids of the Dardanel straits, all three scenarios demonstrate skillful and planned map design.
The instructions were also superb. The designer shows proficiency in the subjects of his scenarios. I missed the plot, any conflicts the sultan may have confronted with himself, but since this is no RPG, I'll cut the designer some slack.
If you're up to a great historical campaign, and would like to face a challenge, be sure not to miss this classic. Whether you're a history buff or a simple Ager like me, you will love this campaign!
Ottoman Onslaught is one of the best campaigns I have played. It is three scenarios covering the fall of the Byzantine Empire. There were a range of different tasks to do and the fact that you can choose if you want to do them or not.
Tyhe balance was perfect. not too dificult not too hard. it was very challenging but it was not impossible. it did take me a few tries at it but I did complete it in the end.
Thee is some great Creativity here. The tasks varied and were all interesting. The designer shows knowledge and mastering of the trigger system, so when I approach some enemy Bulgarians, they know that they should attempt to assisinate the Sultan, not his guards.
Map Design: 5
There's always something nice to look at, no matter where you are. From the beutiful towns and cities to the threatening rapids of the rivers. There were also some great uses of GAIA Objects.
The Story was very entertaining and interessting. I enjoyed the whole Campaign. The instructions were also very clear and told me what t do at all points.