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The Siege of Vienna

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Il Legionario In 1526 an Ottoman Army of 100,000 crushed the Hungarian Army of 25,000 in the Battle of Mohacs. King Louis II. of Hungary fell; the country no longer could function as a bulwark for christian Europe against the Ottoman Empire.
Vienna was the capital of the Austrian lands, one of the three residences of Emperor Charles V., who because of his many obligations, resided there only temporarily.

An Ottoman Army of c. 100,000 defeated King Ferdinand's troops off Buda; King Ferdinand, brother of Emperor Charles V., withdrew into Vienna, which was defended by a garrison c. 20,000 men strong. The Ottoman Turks encircled Vienna, inflicted severe damage on her suburbs and on the surrounding vineyards, but withdrew after only 25 days. Ferdinand requested his brother to come to his aid; no action by the Emperor, with the object to relieve Vienna, is documented.
The old city walls proved inadequate; after the Ottoman withdrawal, the fortifications were modernized, turning Vienna into a fortress city. However, 154 years would pass until an Ottoman army would test the city defenses again.
The first Ottoman siege of Vienna was not the great turning point in the history of christian-muslim history, rather a minor event. The Ottoman besiegers lacked determination, breaking off the siege after only 25 days. One major objective - to chase King Ferdinand out of Hungary - they had already achieved. Emperor Charles V. equally gave little attention to the siege. The theory of a Franco-Ottoman understanding, the Ottoman siege merely being intended to draw the Emperor's attention away from his French foe, thus is far more plausible. However, by the time the Ottoman troops arrived off Vienna, Francis had been decisively defeated (see Franco-Habsburg War).
The Ottoman side rejected peace offers; a peace treaty was only signed in 1553.

The scenario takes place in the second siege.
Since there are no walls in the game, Imagine that they fell. I actually used a map of the city and the Ottoman troops that surrounded it, so this thing took me a while to build.
The palace of marseille is in here, except that it's meant to be the cathedral of Vienna.
The city is divided into several sections. The city center is in the city, where the goverment is and the king and the most elite troops(I just took the continental marines and changed their stats).
The city has low class and mid class sectors, all have troops around them. In this scenario, things are pretty equal for both sides, but the slighest mistakes could screw the Austrians out of winning! so use your troops wisely!

Hints/tips:
-Since the Turks are in your territory, try to destroy their supply wagons to give them some attrition damage.
-The artilery is placed in squads, finding them and taking them out could be useful to make the castles/towers last longer.
-the Ottomans are separated, throughout different squadrons, it would be wise, to unite your forces in a choke point, specially one of the heavy castles that are very fortified.

Finally, have fun, It took me a lot of work to do this scenario!
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ajrayman
Rating
3.8
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions3.0
King Jan III Sobieski saved Hapsburg Austria from the Turks during the Second Siege of Vienna (1683). This covers the first siege of Vienna.

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Rating
3.8
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance4.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions3.0
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Added:01/23/05