A Friend in Need
A Friend in Need
Scenario information
Game EmpiresIcon Age of Empires
Campaign Yamato Empire of the Rising Sun
Civilization Yamato
Color Blue
Course of campaign
Scenario no. 7
Previous Oppression
Next Kyushu Revolts

A Friend in Need is the seventh scenario of the Yamato Empire of the Rising Sun campaign in Age of Empires. The Yamato (blue) must defend their allies in Hyuga/Paekche (yellow, Choson) and defeat the Kyushu/Scilla (red, Choson).

Scenario Instructions Edit

The Kyushu have revolted from the Yamato confederation and have turned against the Hyuga, one of our vassal groups to their south. If the Hyuga fall, we lose control of the entire island and reconquest will be a difficult task. Aid our Hyuga vassals in any way possible and destroy the nearby Kyushu town to remove further threats.

Objectives Edit

  • Protect the Hyuga town.
  • Destroy Kyushu town.

Strategy Edit

You start the game with some Short Swordsmen, Composite Bowmen and Cavalry. The enemy is in you ally's town, so send your forces north to help them, while you build up your town.

There are some gold mines at the center of the map, protected by enemy towers. Make sure you gather that gold before the Kyushu have a chance to take it.

Horse Archers and Stone Throwers are good units for your attack. The enemy towers have a longer range than your Stone Throwers, so if you want to destroy them, heal your siege units while they attack the tower - repairing and rebuilding towers cost stone, while healing is free.

Scenario Change Edit

The original release of Age of Empires featured a different version of the 7th and 8th scenarios of the Yamato Empire of the Rising Sun campaign. These were changed in response to concerns in South Korea with the theme of a Japanese invasion of the Korean peninsula. The scenarios were updated in all subsequent releases of Age of Empires. The scenarios themselves were unchanged, but all scenario instructions, history text, and bitmaps were updated.
Original Yamato 7

The scenario instructions from the original version of the scenario.