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Native Warfare

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Game Version: TAD
Native Warfare
A random map script version for The Asian Dynasties
by RF_Gandalf

Native Warfare was designed for use in the AgeSanctuary Smackdown series to be played in a 1vs1 'native warrior only' game. Each map will contain a total of 8 native villages buildable by either player, and arranged in two arcs toward the center of the map, each arc a little closer to and facing one of the players. Each arc or line of villages has the same 4 randomly chosen native villages - always the same 4 in both lines. These native villages can be randomly chosen from all 22 of the native types found in the AOE3 series. For each map, 2 of the natives will be chosen from this group with mainly ranged warriors: Cherokee, Cree, Seminole, Comanche, Navajo, Tupi, Klamath, Carib, Apache, Udasi or Jesuit. The other two natives are chosen randomly from this group with mainly melee warriors: Inca, Mapuche, Zapotec, Maya, Cheyenne, Nootka, Huron, Zen, Sufi, Bhakti or Shaolin.

Native Warfare uses randomly chosen map types or terrains from the whole AOE3 series for variety of appearance (excluding pure snow maps like the Winter form of Great Lakes) - for example the base appearance could look like Texas, Andes or Honshu with matching treasures, forests, and fauna. This map is standard sized, an all land map containing an average number of treasures, hunts, herdables and forest. This map was designed to be as balanced as possible for a 2 player game. It was NOT designed for over 2 players and will not be properly balanced for such games.

The idea for the Smackdown competition was that no other military buildings were allowed besides native TPs, no military units other than native warriors from native TPs, no military units from cards except the Native Treaties card, no military units from TC (like Minutemen) or from explorers (like pets or disciples). The Smackdown competition also did not allow players to use the native civs from TWC or French or British because of perceived advantages. If you want to play this with friends and follow these rules, this map is available for your use. Certainly you could make up your own rules as desired or play with no special rules.

Of course in Single Player the AI will not follow such rules, but some players might still enjoy trying this map (realize the AI does not seem to aggressively go after as many different natives as a human might). It could even be a challenge plaing handicapped following the rules against the AI.

To play this map, the two files (Native Warfare.xs and Native Warfare.xml) must be placed in the folder: My Documents\My Games\Age of Empires 3\RM3. Please do not place them in the game's install folder - that will not work. This script will not work in the original AOE3 or TWC due to the new content.

Feedback appreciated!

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