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Siege V Masada (67 AD)

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Peter Gareis (Pictus_Yam)
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Difficulty: Moderate
This recreates the Roman response to the rebellions in Judea between 69 and 73 CE. The player is the outnumbered Romans fighting against four disorganized Judean factions. The layout of Jerusalem and of Masada are based on history, as is the general make up of the Roman army. You begin in Iron age with an army, but with limited resources in a desert without friendly natives. If you enjoy economics/logistics with combat, you may enjoy this. I am learning about altering ai and per files, so I hope other completed scenarios will contain them. Look for companion sieges of Carthage, Troy, Alesia, and Syracuse. Multiplayer also : ; ; ; Yes
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OldGrex
Rating
4.4
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Very fine scenario, IMHO. Quite hard. Good intro map, story & instructions. Terrific towns & resource distribution on a reasonably accurate terrain map - take a gander at the fabled Masada stronghold, it's special. You, as Romans, must attack Jerusalem & Masada to capture 3 relics & destroy 2 key buildings, while keeping your leader alive. You start with about 50 guys, among whom are 30 Legions, 6 Horse Archers & 2 Priests you can't replace. Use them wisely!! Resource management is crucial - they're scarce & you have to fight for them sometimes, and you need a lot 'cause of the casualties you'll take. Taking Masada is almost too hard - a one-tile-wide ramp about 25 tiles long is the only way in, and the Zealots are very strong. This one is a real challenge, and very well done. Try it.
rakovsky
Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
Very good. I want to do it on multiplayer. It's 2018 and will try to find out what servers can.

Balance: 4
I haven't done it on multiplayer yet, so I'm not sure. Sieging the hill is very tough, especially with the towers, but otherwise it's more like a puzzle than a competition.

Creativity: 5
Very creative. Nice with the Essenes.

Map Design: 4
The towers are tedious and tricky.

Story/Instructions: 5
Very good and historic.


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Rating
4.5
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.5
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Size:218.00 Bytes
Added:01/06/99