Invasion of Hungary is a detailed campaign about the Mongols invading Hungary on their quest to take over Eastern Europe. You will take the role of General and guide your troops through three missions that will require you to break through a barricade, battle a giant army, and destroy a massive city.
I really enjoyed the easy-to-understand Objectives in this campaign. ; It is cool to see scenarios with many, varied Objectives, but it can be a pain to keep checking them all the time. ; In this campaign, however, I felt that the Objectives progressed in logical order. I could play for a bit without constantly opening up the Instructions window. ; The maps were nice and playable, but lacked some of the great details that grace competing campaigns. While the open space made for some nice battles, I didn't particularly feel like I was in Russia or Hungary. (Palm trees didn't help.) ; The second scenario's story was a bit confusing as the enemy was refered to as both Hungarian and Turkish. I suspect the former was correct. The CPs did not build-up except in third scenario. ; Since the human player can build-up a large force, this can make some conflicts a bit anticlimactic. History was reasonably accurate, but a lot of detail was missing. From the campaign's title I expected some mention of King Bela and the fearsome Hungarian cavalry, but tended to fight mixed groups of archers, infantry and even elephants. A fun campaign, but not a real stand-out.
Posted on 10/11/99 @ 12:00 AM
An above average work without anything spectacular. At no stage did I feel too threatened or overly excited. This campaign seemed to meet all the requirements and was actually quite good to play. It was light on history but what it had was reasonably well represented by the scenarios. The bitmap design was obviously the authors first attempt (and I know how frustrating they can be) and he repeated it through all three scenarios. The conditions all worked OK and full marks for a good attempt at the contest. Maps themselves contained nothing new or exciting but fitted with the story.