You are Hasler, a minor chief of the Isceni Briton tribe. Queen Boudicca commands you to select, train and equip a raiding party. You must travel in kayaks to destroy a Roman trading fleet located 75 miles upriver in the heart of Roman-occupied Gaul, then return home with a special cargo from Iberia. This one-scenario campaign is based on the true story of a daring raid by British Royal Marines in WWII, and is the second in my Ancient Special Operations (ASO)series, which morphs famous actual or fictional special ops from the 18th-20th centuries back into ancient times. See the movie, shown frequently on The History Channel. Campaign contains two custom .per and one custom .ai, plus intro map.
A very nice and challenging one-scenario campaign. You have a fragile fleet of rafts (cockleshells) to land your troops on an enemy island. If you survive the landing, you'll quest your way through a picturesque landscape. Lovely brooks and cisterns, narrow bridges and well-designed villages. But watch out: That beautiful scenery is rather treacherous. When you begin to feel at ease, something very nasty may hit you out of nowhere...You start off under pressure. Your government center is slowly getting destroyed, so you've got to decide which upgrades you want to take before it's too late. "The Cockleshell heroes" is one of the most strategical campaigns I've played so far. You can easily get crushed if you make a wrong decision or take the wrong way. You never know if your curiosity is going to be punished or rewarded. I won by being curious and saving often. One last hint to the player: protect what you find.