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William Eaton: Battle of Tripoli

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King Walker
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William Eaton: Battle of Tripoli by King Walker.


You should print these instructions since there is no readme.txt file, they will be useful. The rest is in-game instructions.

There are sounds in this zip file, that's why it's a little big. Keep the sounds in the same folder as the scenario, so they play during the scenario.

SITUATION: After the United States won its independence from England the new Stars and Stripes flying from American merchant ships did not carry the same recognition and weight as the British Union Jack. Even so, the British chose to pay “tribute” to the Barbary pirates to protect their ships. The reluctance of U.S. President Thomas Jefferson to pay such tributes led to the capture of many American ships and the enslavement of their crews.
Appalled at the news of the enslaved sailors, the city of Philadelphia built the battleship “Philadelphia,” which was immediately dispatched to confront the pirates and blockade Tripoli harbor. Preble, the newly appointed commander of the fleet, sent Lts. Somers and Decatur in fast schooners. Before they arrived, the USS Philadelphia ran aground on an uncharted reef while chasing a pirate corsair into Tripoli harbor. Captain Bainbridge and his 300-man crew were captured, placing in the hands of the enemy a ship as big and powerful as any in the American fleet.

You have some information of this battle go to this site:
http://66.70.254.100/work/samples/sampTripoli.html
http://www.famousamericans.net/williameaton/


YOUR MISSION: As William Eaton and Sgt. Presley O’Bannon, your mission is to conquer Derne and save the Philadelphia crew, to do that you will have to go to Alexandria harbor and convince Hamet Karamanli to help you, we will be in Alexandria Fort. After arrive Alexandria harbor, you have to decide if you want Hamet Karamanli help, his help his expensive but he his important here, some recruits will appear and he has healing powers like William Eaton. Take them always in the front of the battle, they have high lives, don’t hurry and take advantage of their healing abilities.

In Alexandria area you will buy men to join your quest, you start with 450 Gold, here some of the soldiers you will find once you select some buildings in Alexandria:
- Luso-Spanish Explorers( Adventurous men that could be found in many places in this age.)
Good: long-ranged; high-power. Bad: expensive.
- Greek Mercenaries( Men in the quest for treasures, could be fund all over the Mediterranean)
Good: cheap; high-armor. Bad: short-ranged, medium-power)
- Turkish Fusiliers( Soldiers from old Turkish expeditions on Arabia)
Good: high-armor. Bad: short-ranged.
- Turkish Musketeers( Turkish desert soldiers that operated all over Libyan Desert)
Good: long-ranged, cheap. Bad: low-armor.
- Arabic Janissaries( Arabic men without nation that know the Desert very well)
Good: long-ranged, cheap, fast. Bad: low-armor, low-power.
- Desert Carabineer( outlaw Desert mounted Arabic men)
Good: fast, high-power. Bad: expensive, low-armor.
- Desert Camel Corps( Arabic Camel mounted men, burglars without nation)
Good: fast, high-armor, long-ranged. Bad: expensive.
- Arabic Camel Warrior( Sword Camel mounted men from many places in north Africa)
Good: fast, high-sight, cheap. Bad: low-power.
- Basilica Cannon( Arabic’s Cannons from Alexandria that can be sold)
Good: long-ranged, very high-power. Bad: expensive, low-armor.

After you formed your army, start the walk to Derne, you will find some Tripolitan camps and forces during the Desert cross, play this with very strategy so you arrive Derne with a big army.
Once you take Derne and defeat Yussif Karamanli army and cannons, you will have to hold the city for a few minutes, make defensive positions to some Tripolian army that will appear from outside the City.

You can use Cap. Hull US Battleships help, if you do, they will start bombing Derne and his Harbors Forts. If you use Navy help, Yussif Karamanli army will try instantly to kill all hostages, be careful with the timing, you can’t lose half the Americans hostages.

In anytime during the game you can’t lose any of your heroes, Consul William Eaton, Sgt. Presley O’Bannon and Hamet Karamanli. Good luck!

NOTES: The best character for playing William Eaton was the CTW French Consul, but since he reveals the entire map I could not use him.
In reality the contracted soldiers only received their tribute in a harbor city of Bomba, outside Derne, but creating this would take all the fun to the game.

I have to give special thanks to Beren V, without is help in the script gold part this scenario as not possible. Thanks Beren V.

THANKS FOR PLAYING: I hope you have fun playing this scenario and will come back and tell me what you think about it.
AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
ronmaster
Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 4
Excellent map. I only have a couple of complaints. Why does the libyan guy kill the hostages immediately after the navy bombardment. There has to be a delay to allow my troops to reach the fort. I was on the outskirts of the city and then i ordered the bombardment. 2 seconds later it tol me that the game was over because the hostages were killed. PLESE FIX THIS because it really bothered me after i bought this great army for the game to end so aimlessly. Also change the president charecter because it heals mys troops which is unrealistic because any troops getting injured in the battles could just be brought by the president and heal.

Balance: 5
Excellent so far, wish i could have finished it though

Creativity: 5
Great with the buying script command there king walker. loved it.

Map Design: 5
Nuce map. Tons of eye candy

Story/Instructions: 5
Very nice story. I am not sure if it is true or not but still deserves a perfect 5in this section

Additional Comments:
Fix these little bugs and then i'll give you a perfect 5. Great work
timerover Incredible, someone who knows about William Eaton and O'Bannion, and why the Marines Hymn includes "to the shores of Tripoli." Congratulations on your historical research.
King Walker
File Author
Timeover thanks a lot for your comment, when i found this story i became in love whith her!!!

Ronmaster thanks for your nice review, about your complains, i will give you a quick explanation and a clue about at you should do, i usually dont tell how to win the game, but here goes:

Yussif Karamanli dont kills the hostages becase is waiting an american rescue payment, so if you order the Navy bombimg, Yussif dont miss any time and breacks the peace time and starts killing the hostages, thats why your timing must be perfect.

To do it right, i give you a clue when i posted the site http://66.70.254.100/work/samples/sampTripoli.html , there you can see that William Eaton didnt attacked Derne from east, we contorned the city and attacked from down directly to the Castle, avoiding any retalliation from Yussif to the hostages once you taked the city centrer and secured the area, order the bombing. ;)

About the president healing powers, first they are very important to you end the game with some men... historicaly this counts as the money and the raise of the old King motivation
to the army!

Hope that i hellped you!! :)

King Walker.
StormEye
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
(I must say king walker, congratulations, this scenario is perfect in all aspects. Very easy to play and understand the history and the inviorement, the army buy command is great.)

Balance: 5
(a bit difficult if you dont organize correctly your assault to Derne, you must chose correctly the army to take there.)

Creativity: 5
(Excellent in every thing, new script stuff, just great!!!)

Map Design: 5
(Like is usual in you, a fantastic map full of goodies and eyecanddie, vey nice... in think in reality the desert cross was bigger but you could hardly do better by the game limitation!!)

Story/Instructions: 5
(Nice job, the story is perfect and it leads me all over the scenario time line, this scenario is one of the best, nice job King!!!)

Additional Comments:

[Edited on 05/17/05 @ 06:48 PM]

worldwar3
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
(King, you have here a fantastic scenario, i think is your best. very nice to play and understand the political situation... the controls are very well done and the enviorement provides a great trilling scenario)

Balance: 5
(God job, not to easy and if you dont select the right troops for the assault your mission maybe compromisse!!)

Creativity: 5
(Fantastic... no words for those script commands that gives us the power of buying men... i think its first time ever made, i only saw it on Napoleon CTW!!!)

Map Design: 5
(Excellent job on the map design, like is usual in your scenarios! lots of goddies and nice job on Alexandria and Derne!!!)

Story/Instructions: 5
(Everything i needed was there bro. fantastic job since the great story line to the amazing script inovations. keep the good work King!!!)

Additional Comments:
Warspite2
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
Great scenario! Everything put together worked as described. The challenge was there for sure.

Balance: 5
This was nicely done, a few small groups of troops to face on the way there. After alot of fighting, when my troops reached the city, they were really hurt.

Creativity: 5
This scenario offered alot of things I have not seen in other scenarios. For example, able to buy troops using gold.

Map Design: 5
The well crafted map rounded this scenario out very good. The way the cities were setup and citizens standing around, with house lined up. It all gave it an egypt look.

Story/Instructions: 5
Could not have been better, it had everything. Nice story to read, and lots of in game pop ups.

Additional Comments:
Another highly recommended scenario. Keep up the excellent work King Walker!
King Walker
File Author
Warspite2 thanks for your nice review ;)

About your question you made me, its easy... go to the Game Modifications Downloads and download my pacth called "CTW unique units mod", place those files in your game and you can use those Humvees and PT Boats from the modern age or those Heroes like Alexander, Napoleon, etc...

:)
D3aTh5_AnG3l
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
Excellent game, only thing i had a problem with was when i rescued the prisoners i tried to "arm" them using the To Arms command and they all "died" and turned into hermat karamanli followers and i lost the mission. Could u pls fix that cause logically the prisoners could pick up dead soldiers weapons and fight.

Balance: 5
excellent game, challenging scenario

Creativity: 5
never heard of this conflict before and have now read up on it all, friggin awesome

Map Design: 5
excellent design, could think of less ocean though

Story/Instructions: 5
good story and instructions throughout

Additional Comments:
Perfect except that little thing mentioned above(dont impact on the game though), very good
Col_Shakir Hey im having a problem with your senerio every time i load it its cuts my game and an error report comes up. my game is updated and works perfectly fine

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Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability4.8
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
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Added:05/11/05