The dynasties of China are legendary. Of all the emperors of dynastic China, perhaps the greatest was Emperor Wu-Ti, who expanded the borders and influence of the Western Han Dynasty to the greatest extents in Chinese history. Wu-Ti was called the Martial Emperor by historians, and it was a name he earned through many wars of conquest and the blood of his people. This campaign covers the reign of the Martial Emperor. In it, you will fight battles with Wu-Ti's enemies, both within and without the empire, you will explore unknown territories and expand the reach of Han China, and you will conquer new lands and use others to achieve your goals. A note about the instruction maps - they are not the usual type of map, but they can help you plan your strategy. Refer to them as you read the instructions and hints. This campaign began as a collaboration - the terrain map and gameplay of scenario 1 was created by the designer formerly known as imhotep, who has since retired - I take the blame for everything else. This is my last AoE campaign, although RoR or AoK may one day beckon. I hope you enjoy it.