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The Battle of Carrhae(Otter's Challenge 3rd prize winner)

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"The Battle of Carrhae, fought in 53 BC near the town of Carrhae, was a major battle between the Parthian Empire and the Roman Republic. The Parthian Spahbod Surena decisively defeated a Roman invasion force led by Marcus Licinius Crassus. It was the first of many battles between the Roman and Persian empires, and one of the most crushing defeats in Roman history.

Crassus, a member of the First Triumvirate and the wealthiest man in Rome, had been enticed by the prospect of military glory and riches and decided to invade Parthia without the official consent of the Senate. Rejecting an offer from the Armenian King Artavasdes II to invade Parthia via Armenia, Crassus marched his army directly through the deserts of Mesopotamia. His army clashed with Surena's force near Carrhae, a small town in modern-day Turkey. Despite being heavily outnumbered, Surena's cavalry completely outmaneuvered the Roman heavy infantry, killing or capturing most of the Roman soldiers. Crassus himself was killed when truce negotiations turned violent. His death led to the end of the First Triumvirate and the resulting civil wars between Julius Caesar and Pompey."


So, my second scenario is about the disastrous Roman defeat at Carrhae, 53 BC. You lead a Parthian army, composed mainly of horse archers and you have to defeat the Roman invaders. The Romans heavily outnumber you, however Crassus' wrong leadership and the skill of your horse archers may bring the victory to the Parthians.

Since historically the Parthians had no real problem defeating the Romans at Carrhae, I didn't make a very tough scenario, so this scenario is average in difficulty. However, I believe it will be an enjoyable experience even for game experts.

I would appreciate any feedback.

EDIT:Fixed the popup message bug
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Thank you for the reviews ESP_Philly and issamistheking.
I agree the map was rather boring, but did it so because I wanted to create a historically accurate scenario(and the battle of Carrhae was actually fought in a desert land).
Issamistheking, note that you don't have to keep Surena near your cavalry to increase their speed and hitpoints, you have just to keep him alive, and I've mentioned this in the instructions.
I will try to improve my maps in my further scenarios anyway.
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Anyone else enjoyed playing this scenario? Please post a comment or a review if you did. If you didn't enjoy it so much please tell me what things I should change.
al_arabi Hi guys!
I'm new here and I really want to play this scenario but it won't let me load it! I pasted it at this place:

L:\games\Rise Of Nations\scenario\The Battle of Carrhae_0001\The Battle of Carrhae\

and when i go and look for thegame, there is no file to load. can anyone help?
Scarab25 @al_arabi

If you are using standard Rise of Nations then you can't play this scenario as it is for Thrones and Patriots only

If you are using TaP, then paste it in a different place and try loading it again
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