News Archives: April 2006

Sunday, April 30, 2006

New RoNTP Mods from StealthArcher and Edilberto

Newcomer StealthArcher has been busy catching up with the modding community for Rise of Nations. He continues his string of mod contributions with 3 new mods this weekend. First we have "Mercs. Ver.1.2", this mod adds some campaign units and others as mercenary units which you can buy with wealth. Next he overs "Attila's Huns", this mod changes the Mongols into the Huns. His last for the weekend is "New archers for gunpowder", this mod replaces the barbarian javelineers and phalanx with archers that are good against cavalry. Finally, Edilberto contributes with a mod called "European Furniture". This mod features a mix of skins for various european nations.

Saturday, April 29, 2006


WW2 is always more popular for scenarios than WW1 so it's nice to see a few being done. In history the Russians were defeated at Tannenburg but you have the chance to change that in Thecrayfish's latest offering.

One more RoNTP Scenario

In case you didn't get enough scenarios. marce61 takes you on "A Ride to Hell". This is an re-enactment of the First Battle of the Marne River, September 6-12th 1914.

New Mods for RoNTP

This week we also have 3 new mods for Rise of Nations. The first is from edilberto, he contributes a new set of panzer skins. Features mimetic green for western front, withewinter for eastern front and in desert mimetic African front. Next we have StealthArcher, with a mod featuring a unit called a Gastraphetes. It's a great siege weapon.

More RoNTP Scenarios from Meat Puppet

Meat Puppet is back with a couple of new scenarios for Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots. The first is "The War for Middle Earth. Factions include the Elves, Giants, Dwarves, Orcs and Horse Lords. His second creation for the week is called "THE BLITZ: The Battle of Britain". In this one, your job as the head of the RAF is to muster your meager air forces and defeat the Luftwaffe, first in your own skies, then in daring raids into northern France.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

New RoNTP Mods and Scripts

This week we have some new mods and scripts for Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots. First we have probed1969 with a mod that changes the team colors called "Alternate Colors". Next we have Lamar01 with a Conquer the World Mod, called "CTW Domination. It is based on DonTheDime's Global Conquest Mod, but adds a whole lot of new changes and comes in 3 parts so be sure to grab them all. Finally, domdjd comes up with a script that changes the population cap to 2000. You can grab that here.

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

More RoNTP Scenarios

chris_0207 revises his previous sea battle scenario with version 2 of "the battle of jutland". Among the changes this time there are no tanks and you gain navy reinforcements. While probed1969 comes up with a Vietnam War scenario called "We were Soldiers..". This is a semi-historical account of the 1965 battle of the Ia Drang Valley. Finally we have a scenario by Sielu call "World War 2".

Sunday, April 16, 2006

The Scenarios Keep Coming at RONH

marce61 creates two versions of his "The Battle for The Sea" scenario. This is about World War I, The Western Front, The Battle(s) of Ypres. The second version can be found here.

We also have ben89, with a couple of scenarios of his own. The first is called "William out to capture London". In this one you have a small settlement with basic buildings your objective is to get passed the english army and conquer London. The second is called "Capture Berlin", where you have 3 armys and a bare minimum of military buildings and have to conquer Berlin.

RoNH CTW Netcampaign Kicks off!

Season 2 of Rise of Nations Heaven's CTW tourney is off to a good start. AFO_Georgie starts us off with the 1'st victory. Good luck to all the participants! On the other hand, we are extending the signup period for the Mac version of the tourney, by exactly 1 week. So deadline for signups for that division is April 21'st instead.

Friday, April 14, 2006

New RoN Scenarios and even a Mod!

chris_0207 continues his creative streak with "the batlle of jutland". You fight the famous battle as Britain. But he didn't stop there, he also contributes Liberation of france. Again you are the British but along wuth the Americans you must capture all of France. Then he takes you old school with "The siege of Troy". This scenario is based on the Greek siege of Troy. You are the Greeks lead by General Charidemus & you have to capture Troy. Albino_75 also releases version 3 of "Diplomacy Europe 1700". Berlin9487 the master of multiplayer scenario, comes out with version 2 of "Rise of Rome 290 BC".

Finally we have a mod by Sillen82 called Medievel city mod.

Monday, April 10, 2006

New RoNH Scenarios

chris_0207 returns with another version of his Berlin Wall scenario. But this time you take the side of the Russians! PlaidBaron also follows with his own releases, a triple set of scenarios in a sort of campaign called Revolutionary War Demo.

Sunday, April 9, 2006

RoN Conquer the World Tourney 2!

We are at it again folks! Here's is your chance to conquer the world again and show who's pwnz and who will be pwned! This time we will double the fun! We are having a PC division as well as a Mac division, for those with the Mac version of the game. We have some rule tweaks that differs from the first season, so review the rules again carefully. But mainly the difference will be that the tourney standings will be now counted by a combination of territories and continents held (at the end of the tourney) and by the number of sucessful attacks and defenses. Oh yes, did I mention the strategic map is an all new specially modded version for Rise of Nations Heaven? It's got lots more territories and links to make things even more interesting then last time!

This tourney is sponsored by Big Huge Games and will feature prizes such as a copy of their upcoming game Rise of Legends! The actual game folks, not just the beta! So enter and be one of the 1'st to receive the game! Registration and territory picks will start April 10'th at 8pm EST. You can read the full rules and prizes details here.

Saturday, April 8, 2006

New RoNH Downloads

Want to fly the Enola Gay? You won't have a nuke but you can re-enact the day that changed the world in PlaidBaron's alternative battle, as you attack the Hiroshima and Nagasaki from the air then send in the troops. The end of WW2 seems popular this week as our second download, by chris_0207, invites you to stop the Russians taking over Berlin. Finally, Thecrayfish releases version 3 of his Dien Bien Phu scenario. But this versin is more then just another iteration but basically a redo.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006

Dark Egyptian Mod for RoNTP

Underpants Man has created a mod to make the Egyptian look well more egyptian then the European art set they use now in the game. If you want to use this mod you can download it from here.

Sunday, April 2, 2006

Forum Down for the Weekend

Some may have noticed that the forums are down. An upgrade went awry and brought down the forums. It should be fixed by Monday morning. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Saturday, April 1, 2006

Black Armor Mod for Rise of Nations

Age of trickynes has create a skin mod to change the Caeser's legions armor to black colored. Its a simple texture mod so you will have to make a backup of the old skin, and just copy the mod over top of the original skin in the art folder. You can download the skin here.

Rise of Legends Demo with ALL 3 Races!

With my incredible modding and reverse engineeing skills I've managed to put the Cuotl back into the recent ROL Demo, and even some of the units from the 4th race that was dropped! Click on the link to get the patch for this! You can thank me later.