The Beggar's War lasted a full ten years and eight months. During which, it devasted the lands of both Thevia and its sister nation of Trinia. It was an honorless war, where heroes, kings, peaseants and soldiers all fell together. It was in the small village of Maldon, which lay right on the border of Thevia and Trinia, where the conflict finally met its anti-climatic end.
From the Scenario:
"The Dogs of War is a strategic, defensive scenario. This particular scenario takes place during the end of the 10 years war. In it, you will control Lieutenant Pinchley, a decorated Thevian commander and his loyal aide Sergeant Maximilian. Your objective will be to delay the advance of the Dogs of War, a violent band of ex-soldiers, and their commander Colonel Vampa."
Classic "Defend the Spot" gameplay, with major additions.
Use specialized engineers to repair buildings and defences.
Utilize strategy to defend your position in many different ways.
Engage yourself in the deep story of The Beggar's War.
Expert use of triggers to create an engaging gameplay experience
I must confess that I haven't completed the whole scenario yet, but what I have played is balanced very well, except that it punishes you severely if you happen to lose engineers or orators early (eg. in the wolf attacks), but it still is a good ride. Good map with enough terrain differences to garner an advantage if exploited properly.
As was said in the review above me, this is probably the most creative use of triggers in a scenario I've ever played, with the scavenging abilities of the engineers and the influence of both the heroes and the orators. with talent like that, I hope you make another scenario like that soon. The game is fully playable from what I've gone through, so no complaints here. A quite interesting story, which flows nicely as you progress through the game.
One of the best scenarios I've ever played, thoroughly enjoying, and I hope you make another, because I'd recommend this to anyone to play.
[Edited on 08/27/08 @ 03:58 AM]
Lord Basse Official Reviewer
Posted on 01/26/09 @ 12:08 PM
*** This scenario received the award “Best Gameplay” in the Game of the Year Awards of 2008 ***