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300 - The Battle of Thermopylae

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carcf2002
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TAKE NOTE: Make sure you place the sound (wav) files in the same folder you place the scenario and script files. The sounds that come with this scenario will make your game experience more enjoyable. Please be kind and rate or comment. Have fun


STORY LINE

Persian emperor Xerxes I “The Great” amasses an army of hundreds of thousands, drawn from two continents, to invade a third continent and conquer a tiny, divided nation. Only a few hundred warriors stand against them. Yet the tiny nation is saved. It is historical fact. In 481-480 B.C., King Xerxes of Persia raised forces in Asia and Africa and invaded Greece with an army so huge that it "drank rivers dry." Then they entered the mountain pass of Thermopylae and encountered 300 determined soldiers from Sparta led by their mighty King....

Play as King Leonidas while leading the defending Spartan and Greek forces at the “Thermopylae Pass” to stop and delay Persian forces from invading and conquering Greece, just like it is shown in the 2007 movie “300”. Later, command the Greek alliance army and navy to defeat the Persians troops after they pass through the Thermopylae Gates and expel them from Greek territory once and for all.

Along with the scenario and script files, you will also get pictures, maps and links in reference to the movie.

PLEASE COMMENT AND RATE. I will appreciate your help to become a better scenario designer. If you like this scenario, try my others. Have fun.


TIPS

• While playing the Spartans (red), keep King Leonidas near your troops, as this will help them heal faster.
• Remember, while playing first the Spartans at the Thermopylae, your objective is to hold and delay the Persian Army, not to destroy it. You will have later the chance to do so with Greek troops.
• Use your units wisely. Archers are a great support behind Phalanx lines when being charged.
• You will be defeated by loosing the City-State of Sparta or by letting the Persians get a hold of 70% of the map (territory victory).
• You will win the game by reducing the Persian Army to 50 units (naval forces included) or by capturing the Persian camp.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND

In the Battle of Thermopylae of 480 BC, an alliance of Greek city-states fought the invading Persian Empire at the pass of Thermopylae in central Greece. Vastly outnumbered, the Greeks held back the Persians for three days in one of history's most famous last stands. A small force led by King Leonidas of Sparta blocked the only road through which the massive army of Xerxes I of Persia (Xerxes the Great) could pass. After a few days of battle, a local resident named Ephialtes betrayed the Greeks by revealing a mountain path that led behind the Greek lines. Dismissing the rest of the army, King Leonidas stayed behind with 300 Spartans and 700 Thespian volunteers. The Persians succeeded in taking the pass but sustained heavy losses, extremely disproportionate to those of the Greeks. The fierce resistance of the Spartan-led army offered Athens the invaluable time to prepare for a decisive naval battle that would come to determine the outcome of the war. The subsequent Greek victory at the Battle of Salamis left much of the Persian Empire's navy destroyed and Xerxes was forced to retreat back to Asia, leaving his army in Greece under Mardonius, who was to meet the Greeks in battle one last time. The Spartans assembled at full strength and led a pan-Greek army that defeated the Persians decisively at the Battle of Plataea, ending the Greco-Persian War and with it the expansion of the Persian Empire into Europe.

The performance of the defenders at the battle of Thermopylae is often used as an example of the advantages of training, equipment, and good use of terrain to maximize an army's potential, and has become a symbol of courage against overwhelming odds. Even more, both ancient and modern writers used the Battle of Thermopylae as an example of the superior power of a well trained army defending native soil.

There is also a large political significance of the Battle of Thermopylae, in that it was the first defining moment in which the disunified Greek city states first came together to form a significant alliance. It also possibly signified the beginning of the end for the Persian Empire - drawing strength from the Battle; the Greeks began forming assaults against the Persian Empire, as a national body rather than small city states.


(Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Thermopylae)
Official Movie Site: http://300themovie.warnerbros.com/
Movie Trailer & other media: http://www.warnerbrosrecords.com/300soundtrack/
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Kite Runner umm i think the persians won that battle.
carcf2002
File Author
They did...but the scenario doesn't end with the battle of Thermopylae. It is just the first part...

Have fun.

[Edited on 07/14/07 @ 08:59 PM]

chewrockan
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
One of the most fun map we've had in a while.

Balance: 5
Perfect.

Creativity: 5
Cool idea.

Map Design: 5
Very nice.

Story/Instructions: 5
Awesome use of script. You should make more maps.

Additional Comments:

An awesome map. You should make more maps asap.
carcf2002
File Author
Thank you chewrockan for the review. I'm glad you enjoyed the scenario. As of now, I'm researching some historical war events for my next scenario. I know most players would prefer more recent high tech scenarios (I have done some, maybe you would like to see my "Fire from the Sky" series), but here are also some that love to revisit history in the way RON offers.

If you had a suggestion of a historical war event you would like to see here I will gladly consider it.

Regards,

[Edited on 08/07/07 @ 12:12 PM]

spyridon
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
Nice.

Balance: 5
Balance was ok.

Creativity: 5
Cool idea and very well done that you had add music of the movie.

Map Design: 5
Good map.

Story/Instructions: 5
Story information was more than enough! 5 stars!

Additional Comments:
I am a native greek so I enjoyed very much. Good work.
spyridon Very nice scenario! I reviewed it.
Really great work!

[Edited on 08/13/07 @ 08:21 AM]

carcf2002
File Author
Thank you.

Regards,
spyridon JUST A NOTE:

When King Leonidas died , I saw him again near the Temple of Aries. So?
I checked the script after that, and I saw that after Leonida's death you had :
rename_type("King Leonidas", "General Dexos");
But the script can't understand "King Leonidas". It can only understand the real unit's name that RON uses. So, in order to correct it, you should replace it by:
rename_type("The Despot", "General Dexos");
even if you have already changed "The Despot"
to "King Leonidas".

Best Regards,

P.S.: It is also not really correct for us to say: "Thermopylae gates" because pylae in greek means gates, so , when we say "Thermopylae gates", we say "Thermogates gates"

P.S.P.S.: By the way: Thermo means hot.

[Edited on 08/13/07 @ 03:12 PM]

carcf2002
File Author
Spyridon,

Thank you again. I had notice that problem before but forgot to correct it. I have also taken note of the wording for Thermopylae. I'm sure you understand that since I'm not Greek I made that mistake. Thank you for the correction.

I just posted a new scenario, once again, the mighty Greeks are again the protagonist. I hope you enjoy it.

Best regards,

[Edited on 08/13/07 @ 02:31 PM]

spyridon I 'll review it as soon as I can.

Regards,
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Rating
4.9
Breakdown
Playability4.3
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
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Added:07/06/07