Second Punic War - Hispania(Otter's Challenge 1st prize winner)
Posted on 08/28/10 @ 11:39 AM (updated 12/12/10
This scenario is about the second Roman expedition to Iberia(210-206 BC), led by Scipio Africanus, one of the best generals in Roman history. The Roman victory marked the beginning of the Roman conquest of the Iberian Peninsula, as well as the end of the Carthaginian presence in Iberia.
* 8 nations:
(I wish I could include the Numidians too, but that's just not possible.)
* A very accurate map of the Iberian Peninsula, Southern France and Northern Morocco, with more than 25 cities, many of them still exist today(like Seville, Lisbon, Toulouse, Salamanca, Tangier etc.)
* A complex script with lots of triggers and more than 1000 lines. It includes decision-making, instructions, bonuses and more.
* Large scale fighting, with pretty balanced sides.
- No cities can be built;
- At the beginning of the scenario you can't train any citizens;
- Transport Barges are faster than normal;
- If you ally with one of the native nations of the Iberian Peninsula(these are Iberians, Celtiberians, Basques and Lusitani) you'll get some special bonuses.
- Hasdrubal Barca can't be killed, if you kill him he'll regenerate at a distant location of the map. The same is also true for Hasdrubal Gisco and Mago Barca, until you capture Kartuba and Malaka.
I recommend you also carefully read the rules shown at the beginning of the game.
1. Press the s key to locate your hero(Scipio Africanus). This doesn't seem to work when the game is paused, however.
2. When you attack Carthago Nova, first conquer the city and then destroy the towers near it.
3. When you attack Kartuba and Malaka, first destroy all the military buildings near these cities and then attack the cities.
4. Before you complete your 3rd objective(Capture Kartuba and Malaka) bring a large army in the area.
5. Look for flags on the map and send a Dromon next to them(you should be able to find 3 flags).
None, except it lags a little bit near the end of the scenario. If you however find any bugs/weird things please report the problem here.
Please leave a comment or a review. Enjoy!
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Yea awesome scenairo and no bugs really
It was excellent ballanced
Very creative, never seen it before. Nice events
Map Design: 5
The map looks good and its fun and challanging
Had enough info, may be even too much. Nice story tough
Additional Comments: This is so absolutly fantastic and I had fun a lot. So good job to you. Gracias
And sorry for my english, im still learning ..
It is playable if you have time to spend on it and if you have a good pc.
It's much more balanced than the last time.But you need to spend some time on it.
It's really creative.Lot's of scripts and decisions.
Map Design: 5
A very well designed map, very close to reality but very compressed.
You have all the story,and the rules where you need them.
Hi Lord BJ.I didn't taught it is possible to get a perfect 5 but here you have it.An extrodinary scenario with lot's of scripts.
Maybe other players have other opinions.But in my opinion it's great even if i haven't won yet.I can't wait for the next scenario and I can't wait to make one of my one.It's just complicated with the scripting ;).
It was great; large troop movements but no lag whatsoever.
Certainly not an easy game to win, but also not impossible. It proved a good challenge.
I have seen Punic War scenarios before, but never one on this particular aspect (usually on the battle of Cannae).
Map Design: 4
A good map, but no maps are perfect. I feel they can always be improved.
Ever since playing the Ultimate Napoleon scenario I have been unable to give 5's in this category. Your instructions were very good but they just cant compare to the amazing scripting in Otter's scenario. The choices you made heavily influenced the decisions that the AI's made. Your instructions were still very good.
Additional Comments:A great scenario! If you haven't already I would recommend downloading and playing Ultimate Napoleon so you can see what I mean. Congratulations on winning the contest!
Why 4 and not 5: bcs I think it is very limited by the real history, and if you want for example conquer all the map suddenly you win the scenario conquer the city of Gades. However, great scenario and good job.
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Map Design: 5
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Great scenario and good job. Greetings from Argentina.