Island Hopping


Campaign Walkthroughs

Island Hopping

This scenario is straight forward in its completion, simply find the six Artifacts scattered around the map and lay claim to them. You only have a limited group to do it with, so don’t lose anything if you can help it. Start off by loading your troops on the Heavy Transport, and take your entire force North along the map edge. You’ll find the first Artifact guarded by three Composite Bowmen and you can take them out with your War Galleys. Land your forces and claim the Artifact, then load all your forces and the Artifact back into your Heavy Transport and return to your starting island. 
You should see an enemy War Galley nearby, land your forces on your original island and use your War Galleys and your Ballista to sink the enemy vessel. Grab your forces in the Heavy Transport again and hide the Artifact on the map edge, in the trees. This time sail Southwest with all your forces, avoiding the far Eastern corner and islands near it. There’s a small island with Priests on it, avoid them and they won’t convert you, if you get the Heavy Transport converted you might as well restart the scenario. 
Cruise the shores of the larger island just West of the Priests and you’ll see an Artifact guarded by Elephants and Lions. You may be lucky enough to be able to claim it from the sea, but if not, take the Lions out with the War Galleys and land to claim the Artifact. Once it’s yours, load your forces back on the Heavy Transport and grab the Artifact with your Light Transport. 
Skirt along the Northern shore of this island and you may find another War Galley to sink. Once it’s dealt with, use your War Galleys to take out the Composite Bowmen on the next island to the West. Claim the Artifact there and load it into your Light Transport as well, then sail the Southern edge of that island and use your War Galleys to take out the Villagers chopping Wood to the South. This will blunt the enemy ship production, and next we’ll stop it completely. 
Sail West and land on the island with the Houses, then use your Catapult to take out the Dock at the end of it. Use your War Galleys, Composite Bowmen and Ballista against the enemy War Galleys at the Dock, and you’ll significantly ease your sea journeys. Now it’s a simple matter to collect the remaining three Artifacts. 
Start with the Artifact just North of the Dock, you should be able to just sail up and grab it with your Light Transport, but you may need to kill a few enemy Composite Bowmen first. From here, the next Artifact is to the Northwest, almost in the Western corner, and you may not need to kill any of the Composite Bowmen along the way. You can also land your forces and cross the shallows to reach the Artifact, but you’ll need to kill all the enemy forces that way where you might sneak by some by sea. 
Once you’ve got that fifth Artifact, land your forces at the same island and move Northeast along the map edge. Kill anything that’s in your way and you’ll eventually walk right into the last Artifact, claiming the win. You don’t need to move the Artifacts anywhere, we just loaded them into the Light Transport so wandering enemy ships wouldn’t accidentally claim them back.