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The Plains of Plataea

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palat
File Details
Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Easy
Made with version: 1.1
Minimap:
The Plains of Plataea

by Palat





Difficulty: as easy as extremely very easily easy to normal



This map has been sitting on my vista for quite a bit now (say, two three months?) and it's actually one of my very first maps and I thought it would make a nice ending for my Greco-Persian war series, after my previous map (the siege of Olynthus) but I guess I completely forgot bout it. I have not made any changes to it since, but if you wish me to update it, I will :)



With a mass force of over a thousand and a 1/2 combined army of Greeks the player must fight back an enormous Persian force of at least 15000, (No I am not lying, unless some don't show up on the screen) to hold the plains of Plataea. Simple?




If your lord perishes, the Greeks (you) lose.



If you wipe out all the Persians, plus gain an amount of gold and stone to fortify the town of Plataea, you win.




The main key to survival is manipulation of the drawbridges. If you leave all of them open, you will notice most of the enemy heads toward the drawbridges on the right. If you close all the drawbridges the Persians head towards the opening of the wall to the left of the map. No matter which bridge you close the enemy will always take the closest opening to your lord.



Plus, the fun thing about this map is that once the Persians reach the Greeks your desktop speakers should spew out a continual line of cries until the bulk of the enemy army is annihilated.



Please comment and review, but not too harshly



Information about the battle is available at:
Wikipedia: the Battle of Plataea



Thanks



Palat



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UPDATE: Version 1.1

-Added 3000 Persians
-Lessened Building Availability
-Other minor scenario changes (popularity, etc.)
-The previous version (1.0) should still be available in the zip file
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peter2008 Was fun to read and fun to watch. The Persians a gathering of diverse troop types, often with weak armour. The Greeks as heavy swords, err hoplites.
Impressive how the waves of enemies ran into my oblique formations. Original the entire installation of defences. (Is the maze in centre old Greek style?)
Perhaps you'd like to script a bigger Persian army? And in smaller parts that arrive at the same time and probably start charging simultaneously?
Thanks for submitting. A message of Pausanias: Hos edýnato kállista = bravo!

[Edited on 03/30/09 @ 11:08 PM]

palat
File Author
Thanks very much peter (yessss!!!), no idea this map would be fun :)
The maze was going to be a tower or something but I changed my mind. Kinda looks okay anyways.

Should add more persians, in maybe an update. I playtested the map quite a bit and my "high score" was defeating the Persians without losing little more than roughly 450 Greeks. How about you?
peter2008 Oops, I don't know the casualties actually. Lost most men of my left flank. There remained some 500 swords for the final counter. What a sword rattling.
palat
File Author
Hmm, interesting. The left flank is quite weak. Anyone else have scores?

If you move your units close enough, the enemy should fire a familiar Persian "arrow storm" (remember 300?)

[Edited on 03/31/09 @ 09:29 PM]


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Added:03/29/09
Updated:04/03/09