THE WAR OF THE PANSIES
For many years, there was peace and tranquility in the land of Singland as the sale of carriages and coaches was controlled by the Hogg family dealership in the City of Pork.
However, an unhappy dealer in Land Caster was none too pleased with this arrangement. His name was Henry and was going broke.
For months, Henry plotted and connived to overthrow the leader and finally, he came up with a plan to build smaller two door carriage body which he proclaimed would produce less wear and tear on the horses (which provided more horsepower) and at the same time, get more miles to the bale of hay. He called the Hogg family carriage, the “Road Hogg”, a wasteful and inefficient contraption that was environmentally unsound.
Well, the people bought Henry’s contrived story and soon were purchasing his carriage instead of those made by Richard Hogg. Not only was Richard devastated… he was overthrown as King of Singland.
Naturally, this incensed the Hogg family from Pork and they challenged Henry’s right to his claim of King; saying that Henry had usurped the crown through devious and underhanded means.
Thus, the war began.
The Hogg family was supported the Schweins; relatives from the City of Bacon. They agreed with the Hogg family in their contention that the business had been ruined by Henry’s slanderous and unfounded claims against Richard.
In this scenario, as we enter the final scene of a feud of now over 30 years in length, the picture is clouded by the smoke from one Earl Candlewick a small-time designer of luxury coaches and carriages. He has come to be known as “The Coach Maker.” Such is his prowess that the city in which he lives has recently changed its name to Coach Maker.
The biggest problem for Earl, however, is that he can never seem to make up his mind as to whose side he follows and he has switched sides so frequently that as this scenario unfolds, he finds himself attacked by both sides.
Your role is that of Henry Twodoor and your task is to rid yourself of ALL competition; thereby putting yourself into a virtual monopoly of the coach and carriage business in Singland.
Historical note: Why pansies you ask? Well, for one, the employees at each respective carriage foundry wore an emblem of pansies on their work overalls… red pansies at the foundry in Land Caster and white pansies for those who worked in Pork. It is rumored, as well, that the name came from the fact that the stupid AI does not always attack or otherwise act in any sort of assertive manner whatsoever. Also, the scenario begins with three small skirmishes and the frick-a-fracking AI usually runs away from the fight. Their opponents would derisively call them, “… a bunch of yellow pansies (which, by the way, is what Earl’s workers wore)!”
The actual phrase… “The War of the Pansies” doesn’t appear for over 100 years until such time as poet and playwright, Bill Rattlespeare makes use of the term in a couple of his avant garde plays.
Best of luck to you and may you, once again, bring peace and tranquility to the coach and carriage business of Singland.
Load files into the scenario folder within: my documents/my games/aoe3/
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Good game play. I had to reload because I was overwhelmed by both enemies at the same time and just wasn't prepared for it. Second time they spent time fighting each other and not just me so it was easier.
Balance is there, it just seems to be determined on whether the computer players spend any time attacking each other or only go for you.
Spoofing the War of the Roses was creative. I'd have liked more swordsmen.
Map Design: 4
Quite detailed both in terrain and nature. Also liked the treasures hidden about
Quite humurous and the puns were hilarious.
Additional Comments:A good bit of fun and you know your Shakespeare as well. A combination not normally found at this sight. 8-)
Too many reloads to be fun
again reloads kill this game
it wasn't bad just nothing great
Map Design: 2
typical stuff, needs a bit more effort
high spot, more detail would have helped
The game played well for me. I played it 3 times on different levels. When white team builds a fort, he is tough. When he attacks yellow player, the game is far easier
All depends on who white player attacks first. I discovered when I attack the green player's city right away, the white player sends troops to the green town.
First, there was WW2 map now this. You can do many things with this but I do think the AI could be stronger
Map Design: 4
Quite diverse and no large empty spaces
Very clever and original
I think it's funny also that 1 guy says it's too tough and another says it doesn't do anything at all. Crazy world!!
[Edited on 03/05/06 @ 07:51 PM]
Pretty good. Computer player was slightly inactive but that was made up for by setting the diffuclty harder.
Almost no balance at all. If there was a ratng lower than 1 I would give it
I agree with ScaryLarry with the War of the roses
Map Design: 3
Plenty of treasures, and not too bad to look at. Dosen't give advanage to any player
(Insert Story/Instructions analysis here)
sometimes computer not active
balance is good when computer active. much better on high level
Map Design: 5
very nice with many extras