News Archives: June 2004

Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Akan Nation Mod

nokkio82 has published his his next nation Mod using the Incas to bring you the Akan (an ancient west African civilization), with the Power of the Gold Coast. You can grab it from our download section. One more Nation, Israel left to go. You can check out a screenshot of in our mod gallery and read about them in our forum thread.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Diplomacy Europe 1800 Scenario

Berlin9487 released his newest scenario, Diplomacy Europe 1800. Its 7 players. You choose from one of 13 nations once the game starts. Every nation has at least one unique unit and leader. You gain money every 2 minutes from holding cities. You can grab it at Rise of Nations Oracle.

Updates to Some Mods

nokkio82's updates his Vietnam mod after some feedback that found some anamolies with the skins randomly changing colors in the middle of the game. So in an attempt to fix this problem he issues version 1.5 of his Vietnam mod, which you can grab from our download section.

I, on the other hand have also updated one of my old mods. The Napoleon Old Guards mod. It is now no longer just a skin mod, but a completely integrated unique unit for the French in the Thrones & Patriots expack, which are built in the Fortress. You can download the latest version here.

Thingol's Iroquois Strategy

Rise of Nations Planet's Thingol has devoted much attention to Thrones & Patriots' Iroquois and now presents a general strategic approach for them. You can check out his ideas at Rise of Nations Planet.

RoN #4 in Sales

IGN reports the NPD Group's finding that Rise of Nations was the fourth best-selling PC game in the US for the week ending June 12th. You can check out the full list at IGN.

Also according reported by GameSpot, Rise of Nations: Thrones & Patriots and Rise of Nations were the #4 and #5 best-selling PC games respectively in the US for the entire month of May 2004. You can check out their accessment at their site.

Anzacs ODA 1.0 (TaP) Mod

Oi oi oi! Don't go to battle without your mates! Continuing on the Great Britania theme, and inspired by jesus123's Australian mod. I have created a model/skin for Anzacs and added them as a Unique Unit for the British. I've also added a new scenario building for them but renamed it "Pub", which is where you recruit your Anzacs of course!


You can check out what the mod looks like in our Mod Gallery and see what the unit looks like which features the Anzacs in three different uniforms for different maps (Winter, Summer and Jungle), and grab it from our download section.

Monday, June 28, 2004

Great Britania! The Sun Never Sets on Modders

Several Mods to announce! I've made two variations of an industrial age British Mod. One which replaces the Blackwatch with a uniform used during the early Victorian era, that was used during the Zulu Wars. The second a later style that was used during the Boer war, when the British switched to khakis. You can check them out in our Mod Gallery (Victorian, Boer) and grab them from our download section (Victorian, Boer).

Also, forumer jesus123 has created an Australian Nation mod with the power of the Outback, by replacing the British. You can grab that in our download section.

Sunday, June 27, 2004

Running with Axes?!

You think its dangerous to run with scissors? Forget that! Try running with Axes. I've added a variation to the Norman Knights by including a version where the Norman Knight is armed with a Viking Battle-Axe that the Normans inherited from their forebearers. You can check out the screenshot of what it looks like in the Mod Gallery and download it from here.

Vietnam Nation Mod

nokkio82 has published his his next nation Mod using the Koreans to bring you the Vietnamese, with the Power of the Village. You can grab it from our download section and check out the start up screen in our Mod Gallery. Two more Nations; the Akan, Israel left to go. You can read about them in our forum thread.

Saturday, June 26, 2004

Norman Knight ODA 1.0 Mod

Saw a post about Vikings, and then had a moment of inspiration and thought, "Hey wouldn't it be cool to have Norman Knights in the game?" Took a look at the Light Cavalry Model provided by BHG and wizbang. A new mod for your enjoyment! This mod replaces the European Light Cavalry with a new model and skin that can be used for Norman Knights. You can take a look at it in our Mod Gallery and grab it from our download section.

Friday, June 25, 2004

RoN T& P Olympics - The Ultimate Test of Skill

The Olympics comes to the Rise of Nations community a little earlier! Rise of Nations Heaven is proud to announce a new contest! The idea of this contest is to find the Ultimate Rise of Nations:T&P Player and will be organized like the Olympics and will have 8 events for contestants to compete in.



The skill tests included in the game provides the most fair assessment of this. Everyone plays on a level playing field against the computer under the best conditions (you have 3 weeks to get the best results you can and play them at your leisure). No worries about being placed in a bad bracket position, not being at top form during the time of a tournament, getting a map or nation or combination that isn't optimal. The skill tests measures a varied set of skills (and filters out any one strategy or nation that may be dominant in the game accidently or by design) to give what should be the best All-Around players by pitting them against challenges under the exact same playing conditions. You can find the details of the contest here.

Prizes include:
  1. Autographed T&P + Autographed RoN + T&P T-shirt + HG cap
  2. Autographed RoN DVD soundtrack + T&P T-shirt + HG cap
  3. T&P T-shirt + RoN T-shirt + HG cap
Plus More!

Conquer The World - Modding Documentation

The Conquer The World design team at Big Huge Games has published a document that explains how to get your custom CtW map in the game and then create your custom campaign! Those of you with the expansion pack will also be able to create custom scenarios for your campaigns, and more. You can grab it at the Big Huge Games download.

Subjective Top 20 T&P Players

A thread has emerged at Rise of Nations Universe where fans are offering their personal listings of the top Rise of Nations/RoNTP players, regardless of formal rating (scroll down). You can give your 2 cents at Rise of Nations Universe.

Infidels Clan Plays the Blues

The Infidels Clan are trying out a new site design, with a nice new bluish color scheme. If you visit, be sure to peruse their Strategy Catalogue. You can check it all out from this link.

Help Sought for CtW Mod

DonTheDime is seeking testers for his CtW mod. In addition to ironing out some bugs, he's developing a special "Sea Battle" scenario for maps including little land area. You can reply to his plea at Rise of Nations Planet or at our own forum thread.

Thursday, June 24, 2004

Iraqi Nation Mod

nokkio82 has published his next nation Mod using the Russians to bring you the Iraqis, with the Power of the Desert. He pulls together some of the Egyptian Unique Units, a Republic Guard Line of Units and a T72 in creating the Iraqi Unique Units. You can grab it from our download section and check out the start up screen in our Mod Gallery. He promises other nation Mods to come including the Akan, Israel and Vietnam. You can read about them in our forum thread.

BHG Seeks Cinematics Artist

After Big Huge Games saw the Cinematics contest posted in the AoMH scenario design forum. They wanted to make sure everyone was aware that they are also looking for a full-time Cinematics Artist to work for them. You can find out the details at the Big Huge Games Jobs Section.

Wednesday, June 23, 2004

Macworld UK on a Mac RoN

Macworld UK is also carrying the story of a MacSoft port of Rise of Nations. The report is that Westlake Interactive has been developing the Mac Rise of Nations since February and should complete work this summer. You can read the full story at the MacWorld site.

Tuesday, June 22, 2004

Cuba Nation Mod

nokkio82 has created a new nation Mod based on the Iroquois to bring you the Cubans, with the Power of Counterintelligence. He adds a Cuban version of the Guerilla Fighter, PT Boat, and Humvee from the CTW to the nation. You can grab it from our download section and check out the start up screen in our Mod Gallery. He promises other nation Mods to come including the Akan, Iraq, Israel and Vietnam. You can read about them in our forum thread.

New Standard CtW Mod

If the current CTW campaign isn't enough for you, DonTheDime has created a new CTW Map Mod v1.0 for Thrones & Patriots (4.68 MB). Among other changes, the map adds 23 new territories and the mod increases the number of turns per age to seven. You can grab it from our mod download section, and preview the map changes in our Mod Gallery.

Monday, June 21, 2004

Civ4 Information

Of Possible Interest: Firaxis Games' Soren Johnson's slides and comments from the Game Developers Conference this past March are available for download from Civ Fanatics. You can check that out from their site.

Lakota Raid

DonTheDime offers up a recorded Lakota vs. Aztec game illustrating a late but successful raid by a force of Lakota Horse Archers accompanied by a Despot. You'll find extensive discussion of the game at Rise of Nations Planet. You can check it out at Rise of Nations Planet.

Another Civilian Construction Mod

British_guy707: "A small mod which allows citizens to build all those scenario buildings!!! (eg. Lenin statue, Washington Memorial, Office building)" You can grab that at Rise of Nations Oracle or try the one from XenonDDR at our own download section.

A-Team Summer Festival Champs!

Congratulations to the A-Team (Gigi, TWC_Goofy, TWC_ShaDowZ (and _k0p_)) - winners of the Army of Isengard Rise of Nations Summer Festival! "REWARD for THE WINNING TEAM: glorious title + team's name on BHG website + T&P t-shirts". You can check out the Brackets/Results here and visit the AoI Clan Rise of Nations Summer Festival Home Site who sponsored the event.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Nation Combo Strategies

El_Capitan offers thoughts on nation combo strategies for today's Army of Isengard Summer Festival 3v3 Tournament. You can check that out at Out4Blood's Blog. (18 Jun entry)

RoN #6 T&P #8 for May

IGN reports the NPD Group's accounting of the best-selling PC games in the US for May with Rise of Nations and Rise of Nations:T&P in the sixth and eighth spots respectively. You canc check out the whole list at IGN.

Priority Waypoints

Ceohammer documents a little-known hotkey feature setting a priority waypoint among a set of waypoints. You can read about this interesting feature in our forum thread.

Saturday, June 19, 2004

Thunder Kicks Ass in Battle

Everyone knows Graham "Thunder" Somers kicks ass (in Rise of Nations also), but how much? Well as you all recall, we (the guys from Heaven Games) played a few games of the Expack with him during our visit back in March. You can read the play by play of our first match up and see the screenshots in this warstory to find out just how much and in his own words!

Friday, June 18, 2004

TOC Clan RoN T&P Tournament

The Obliteration Committee Clan is hosting a 2v2 Tournament. If you are interested in participating you can read about it on our forum thread or check out the details at their Clan site and sign up. The tentative tourney time is 4 PM GMT Time, July 3rd and 4th.

RoN Key Combos & Shortcuts

Nut and others share "Handy Shortcuts you May Have Missed." You can check that out in our forum thread.

GameSpy Logins ID's

Microsoft's Danan "Doc" Davis drops by our forums to explain what the numbers mean in the login ID's at Gamespy: "You have to login with a unique e-mail address but your onscreen nickname does not have to be unique...." You can read the full explanation in our forum thread.

RoN Renamer Reaches v. 1.2

The latest version of AU_mold's Thrones & Patriots recorded game renamer utility is now available. You can grab it at the Anarchy Unlimited Clan site.

RoN Coming to the Mac?

From a June 17th Westlake Interactive press release: "Rise of Nations, the amazing RTS from Big Huge Games, is coming to Mac OS X courtesy of MacSoft and Westlake Interactive. The game has been under development for some time, and is quite possibly the worst kept secret in Mac gaming." You can get the gossip at Westlakeinteractive or Inside Mac Games.

Thursday, June 17, 2004

RoN for Dummies

RoadRunner and SarumanX of the Army of Isengard offer a nicely illustrated "Rise of Nations Guide for Dummies," Chapter 1: "Beginning a game." You can check that out at the AoI Clan site. Thanks to Rise of Nations Planet's Eyecare for the headsup.

Battlepoint Khartoum Scenario

Coins' latest 3v3 scenario features General Kitchener and the British reconquest of Mahdist Sudan, 1896-98. You can grab it at Rise of Nations Oracle.

RoN Summer Festival Reminder

Just a reminder, The Rise of Nations Summer Festival 3v3 Tournament hosted by the Army of Isengard Clan starts this coming Saturday. Official Site and details. You can check out the details at the AoI tourney site.

Anticipating the tournament, El_Capitan even lays out some team-based strategic approaches. You can check out his ideas at Out4Blood's blog.

Todo Juegos Give RoN T&P: 9.3/10

Reviewer Alejandro "KaTXi" Reyero (loosely): "It seems Microsoft, who has sought to join WarCraft's league - which has always enjoyed impressive expansions, has succeeded." You can read the review here.

Wednesday, June 16, 2004

Carthaginians ODA 1.0 Mod

In another fit of maddness, I have created another Nations Mod. This time I bring you the Carthaginians. The mod replaces the Dutch with this ancient foe of the Roman Empire but extrapolates them into the Information age. Drawing from inspirations from the North African nations that went on after the destruction of Carthage by the Romans, like Morroco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and the Middle East.



You can grab the mod in our download section. You can check out the units and screenshots in our Mod Gallery.

RoN TaP Diplomacy FAQ

Raptor_t9 has written a "Diplomacy FAQ" on diplomatic basics in Rise of Nations or any other game where alliances can be made or broken. You can check oy out at his MSN group.

RoN Air Force Basics

Hawker replied to a series of questions on the basics of air warfare in Rise of Nations. Other notables join in the discussion. You can check it out at Rise of Nations Universe.

Rise of Reviews

***G4TechTV: 5/5***
Reviewer Greg Bemis: "Thrones and Patriots is a must-have expansion pack for every single person who owns Rise of Nations." You can check out the review here.

***X-Play: 5/5***
X-Play will feature a review of Rise of Nations:T&P on Episode 263, June 28-29th. "Looking for a 5-star strategy game? Look no further than Rise of Nations: Thrones and Patriots." Check out the show schedule here.

***Video Games NZ: 88%***
Reviewer Mike Cullerne: "Rise of Nations is already a great stand-alone game and Thrones and Patriots simply adds a whole bunch of new features that only add further layers to the gameplay." Three new screenshots comes with the review.

***TodoJuegos: 9.3/10***
Just to inform you. TodoJuegos.com , one of the biggest spanish gaming related websites, has just reviewed Thrones and Patriots, and we have give it a 9.3 , we consider it a GREAT add-on for a GREAT game. You can check the review here.

Amazon Japan #2 & #8

Rise of Nations:T&P and Rise of Nations hold the #2 and #8 places among Amazon Japan's PC games' top-sellers. You can check out the listing at Amazon.

Air Repair Script

Salamander has prepared a stand-alone script "for Quick Battles that monitors the health of your air units (ignoring helicopters) and returns them to base for repairs when their health get too low." Full description and download at Rise of Nations Oracle.

The Sales, They keep on Rising!

*** T&P Hit #1 in Japan! ***
Business Computer News / Yahoo Japan reports RoN: Thrones & Patriots was the best-selling PC game in Japan for the week 7-13 June (11 June was the official release date for the localized version). You can check out the headline here.

***RoN #5 in US***
IGN reports the NPD Group's determination that RoN was the #5 best-selling PC game in the US for the week ending June 5th. You can check out the list here.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Rise of Railways?

Our own Veteran modder/modeller Unit35 has been playing around with the idea of railways and a possible total conversion mod for Rise of Nations. You can check out the discussion and screenshot in our forum thread.

TuF_Henwen on Governments

TuF_Henwen presents a full essay describing his own unique take on RoNTP's governments. "...somewhat counterintuitively, I think that Capitalism is better for an industrial killer blow than Socialism." You canc check it out at Rise of Nations Universe.

Sunday, June 13, 2004

MS Strategy Commander Template for RoN

A forumer, Stylsy has created and released a profile for Rise of Nations to be used with the Microsoft Strategic Commander gaming device. It can be downloaded from the following page. You can grab it at his site.

New SP Scenarios

Coupla new SP Scenarios!

Torreles Campaign Parts 1-3: a quasi-historical campaign set in the days of the Rome's power at the extremities of the Empire by LIVINGSTON

"England" and "Northern Europe" by King Edward I (a full Europe scenario/map may be forthcoming)

You can check them out at our Single Player Scenarios download.

Review of ACW v. 3

Jimmy_pat1403 of Rise of Nations Evolution reviews Berlin9487's multiplayer scenario "American Civil War version 3." This four-player scenario features a large, impressive map of the United States from the Great Plains
eastward to the Atlantic seaboard. You can check out the full review from this link.

Globe & Mail Give RoN TaP: 5/5

Canadian Globe & Mail reviewer Jason MacIsaac: "...the new elements fit into the game like Tab A into Slot B. Everything feels like it belongs." You can check out the review from this link.

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Error during installation?

Graham "Thunder" Somers visits Rise of Nations Orace to ask if you get the "Retcode Positive 32769" error upon installing Thrones & Patriots. If so if you can send the generated ".err" file to BHG. You can find the details of what he needs and how to do it at Rise of Nations Oracle.

Elephant vs Farms

Bloodbath gives us a step-by-step description of an India-specific raiding strategy, "Indian Farm Razing Strat." You can check out the details of this strategy at Rise of Nations Universe.

Manipulating Ruins

Fogel Xanadu reveals one easier and one harder trick for manipulating what you get from ruins. You can find out how at Rise of Nations Universe.

Thursday, June 10, 2004

RoN #4 for Late May

IGN reports the NPD Group's determination that Rise of Nations was the fourth best-selling PC game in the US for the week ending May 29th. You can check out the report here.

Latest RoN TaP Reviews

***Warcry Network: 9.5/10***

Reviewer Whitney "Teleios" Butts: "The biggest hurdle to overcome with Thrones and Patriots is the fact it is like a can of Pringles. Once you start playing, you just can't stop." You can check out the review from this link.

***CVG: 89%***

Computer & Video Games' PC Zone Staff: "These [Conquer the World campaign] missions are what prevents Rise of Nations from becoming just another build-and-conquer RTS, and the fact that there are truckloads of them in Patriots means Rise of Nations is now better than ever." You can check out the review from this link.

ODA Portuguese 2.0 Mod

Thanks to alquimista, a forumer for posting about a bug with the 1st version of this mod. Which caused the heavy archer to be listed in the research but doesn't actually do anything. I have fixed that big! But in a fit of editing, I also came up with another version of the Portuguese Mod which also gives them the Conquistadore line from the CTW capmpaigns in addition to the Bandierantes line.



You can grab the mod in our download section.

Thunder Tracking Down OOS

Graham "Thunder" Somers from Bug Huge Games has started a thread to solicit help in tracking down a possible increase in Out-of-sync errors in the expack. He explains how to turn on logging and checks in the game so that you can produce some debugging information which they can use to track this bug down. You can read the details in our forum thread.

Wednesday, June 9, 2004

AoI Clan RoN Summer Festival Tournament

The Army of Isengard (AoI) Clan will be hosting this Rise of Nations:T&P 3v3 tournament starting Saturday, 19 June 2004. Xpack T-shirts go to the winning team! You can check out the tournament rules at the AoI's Official Rise of Nations Summer Festival site. Be sure to check the rules carefully.

CtW Geostrategizing

Regarding Conquer the World, Rise of Nations Planet's Malachi asks, "...all other things being equal, who do you think stands the best chance of conquering each continent?" You can check out the discussion at Rise of Nations Planet.

Japanese T&P Screens

4Gamer.net has 15 new screenshots from the Japanese version of Thrones & Patriots, including several featuring massive land and sea battles. June 11th is the scheduled release date for T&P in Japan. Go to the 4Gamer site and check them out.

RotC Mod for RoN

Trojan Horse MDT announces a Rise of Nations mod project as it nears its Alpha Release. It is called Rise of the Classical-Era (RoTC) and is set in the Classical Age (naturally). He says the mod will have The Spartans which is almost finished and that they have five unique units. It will also include the Trojans by release of the Alpha version. You can read about its progress on our forum thread.

Tuesday, June 8, 2004

Computer Games gives RoN T&P: 8/10

Reviewer Tom Chick: "...Thrones & Patriots has taken the slickest and most dynamic real-time revolution since Kohan and made it even slickier and more dynamic." You can check out the review yourself in the July 2004 issue, page 63-64.

HistoryGuy Strategy Compilation

Our own HistoryGuy collected into a Microsoft Word document all the brief notices of strategy articles reported in Rohag's newsletter from 28 Mar 04 to 22 May 04. The 55kb download contains the news items with their links to the articles and posts. You can find it from our Strategy library.

AU_mold Updates Recorded Game Renamer

AU_mold's Thrones & Patriots Recorded Game Renamer has reached version 1.1. You can get the full details and download, at the Anarchy Unlimited clan site.

RoN/T&P Placing 6th & 8th in Sales

HomeLan Fed reports the NPD Group's finding that for the week ending May 22nd Rise of Nations was the sixth best-selling PC game in the US and the Thrones & Patriots expansion the eigth.

1 Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic - LucasArts $22
2 City Of Heroes - NCsoft $47
3 Far Cry - Ubisoft $38
4 Battlefield Vietnam - Electronic Arts $37
5 Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy - LucasArts $26
6 Rise Of Nations - Microsoft $34
7 MS Age Of Mythology - Microsoft $33
8 Rise Of Nations: Thrones & Patriots Expansion Pack - Microsoft $26
9 Unreal Tournament 2004 - Atari $38
10 The Sims Deluxe - Electronic Arts $27

You can check out the report at HomeLan.

Monday, June 7, 2004

Introducing the RON/T&P Technology Page

We've also updated added a Technology Page the Information pages at long last! Again you can select between the basic Rise of Nations Game, and the Thrones and Patriots technologies including the government research line. You can click on the upgrade and prerequisite links to follow the technology upgrade paths, and also the research location link to jump to the buildings section to view the information about the building a particular research is done in. From the buildings page you can likewise jump to the technology page by clicking on their prerequisites' link. So you can also do the reverse actually!

Buildings Section Updated

In our continuing updates of the Information pages on the game and the Thrones and Patriots Expansion pack. The Buildings page has finally gotten a well deserved rennovation. It now features a drop down box to select between the basic Rise of Nations Game, and the Thrones and Patriots, and then select between nations and ages to view what buildings are available, and what they look like in a mini-screenshot. Of course you can also see what their stats are for each building. You can check that out on our new buildings section from the left hand nav bar or from this link.

Sunday, June 6, 2004

Transitioning to T&P

El_Capitan offers concise lists of aggressive strategies from original Rise of Nations divided according to their effectiveness in Thrones & Patriots. You can check it out at Out4Blood's blog. (4 Jun 04 entry)

EPiC_ReQuieM Manical About Lakota

EPiC_ReQuieM shares a unique approach to victory with the Lakota. You can check out his ideas on the Lakota at Rise of Nations Universe.

Saturday, June 5, 2004

Rise of Middle Earth Mod Backdrop Screen

The guys doing the Rise of Middle Earth Mod for Rise of Nations has designed a nice backdrop screen for their mod to give you that total immersion feeling of "one ring to rule them all"! You can check it out at their project site.

Jimmy_pat1403 Reviews Battle of Britain Scenario

Jimmy_pat1403 has put together a brief but nicely put together review Berlin9487's Battle of Britain 1940 ver. 4 scenario. You can check that out over here.

Expert Games with New Nations at RoNU

The Rise of Nations Universe Experts Forum, including individuals and members from various clans, has a good start on a collection of recorded games featuring the new T&P nations. You can check them out at Rise of Nations Universe's download section.

In particular, El_Capitan illustrates his French FA/HC Assault is Cavalry strategy here.

Friday, June 4, 2004

Fogel Xanadu on Dutch Popularity

Rise of Nations Universe's Fogel Xanadu explains some of the early-game advantages of the Dutch that make them a popular nation for online players. You can follow the thread at Rise of Nations Universe.

Interview with BHG's Ike Ellis

You may recall, Heaven Games had a chance to visit the folks at Big Huge Games back in March 2004. We continue our series covering our adventures at the birthplace of Rise of Nations with our interview of Ike Ellis, programmer/designer at Big Huge Games, who had a significant role in the game's Conquer the World Campaign.



Check out the interview here, with a few photos to give you an idea what it was like during the interrogation, I mean interview!

Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Viewing Recorded Games FAQ at RoNP

Rise of Nations Planet's Eyecare has put together a FAQ covering the why's, how's, and problems of viewing Rise of Nations and T&P recorded games. You can check that out at Rise of Nations Planet.

Aztec LI/HC Raid to Gunpowder Age

The ever-prolific El_Capitan shares an Aztec strategy he wasn't able to use in last week's Smackdown. You can check that out at Out4Blood's blog. (1 Jun 04 entry)

Battle of Britain 1940 Ver 4

Berlin9487 updates his Multiplayer Battle of Britain Scenario yet again with version 4. You can grab it on our download section.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004

Gamegossip Gives Ron T&P: 9/10

GameGossip's Stephen "Sgt. Bilbo" Carmichael reviews Rise of Nations T&P and gives it a 9/10. They have this to say:
In a Word: A worthwhile addition to an already great game.
Word to the Publisher: Don't lose Big Huge Games as a developer.
You can read the full review here.

El_Capitan on Ancient Age Raiding

El_Capitan offers cogent advice on ancient age raiding. "Remember, Ancient Age Raiding isn't all about how many Citizens, Merchants, and Caravans you kill, but how many resources your opponent spends on defense." You can read the full article at Out4Blood's blog. (31 May 04 entry)

Playing Lakota

T&P's Lakota have a reputation for early-game weakness, but folks at MFO are talking about their successes using them. You can check that out from this link.

Animator & Modeller Needed for LotR RoN Mod

The RoME Middle Earth Rise of Nations mod project needs an animator and a modeller. You can see some of the work already completed at their project site. You can visit them directly or pipe up if you wish to help on our forum thread.

B&H Show Pilot Download

The pilot episode of Team Sportscast Network's 'Bridger and Harlock Show,' including guest Graham Somers of BHG talking about T&P, is available for download from TSN (90 MB). Registration is required but you can grab it at this link.