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Topic Subject:Challenge: Can you beat the Parthian Commander and Around the Mountain scenarios?
rakovsky
Clubman
posted 06-15-19 02:34 AM ET (US)         
I have played and won plenty of AOE single player scenarios and consider myself about an average - or somewhat below average - player in my skills compared with others in multiplayer.

But one scenario that I couldn't beat even on the "EASIEST" difficulty setting was Around the Mountain (http://aoe.heavengames.com/dl-php/showfile.php?fileid=1485). It's mind boggling to me how people beat it. So I'd like to invite or challenge you to try, even on the EASIEST Setting, and even if you look the maps over with the REVEAL MAP cheat. And then tell me how you beat it.

"Around the Mountain" had a fun idea in that you have a great starting base and need to walk down a mountain in order to take out the enemies. The basic problem for me was that there were so many solidly established enemies - about 7, that playing it was overwhelming. The problem is not so much a lack of resources, since you are very well supplied and have the full technology tree, but the management problem of controlling lots of units fighting lots of other units at once. AOE3 has a feature where you can effectively pause the game anytime and give orders to many units at once and then unpause the game. This feature would be very useful in "Around the Mountain". Half of the enemies, like the Grey enemy to your south, rolls out new units so frequently and has enough buildings, so that it's like Trench warfare in WWI where you have to take ground very steadily and keep moving ahead slowly.

(My walkthrough on beating Parthian Commander is here: http://aoe.heavengames.com/dl-php/showfile.php?fileid=2350)

[This message has been edited by rakovsky (edited 06-27-2019 @ 11:40 PM).]

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