"The Pharaoh has decreed that a great monument be built to celebrate our recent victories over the Libyans. This monument gives most of the credit to the pharaoh, of course, but he cannot help with the construction costs or raw materials at this time. You are required to build this monument at your expense. Gather the materials where you can. The Minoans are friendly and may be of help through trade. Beware the Canaanites who may try to undermine such trade."
- Build a Wonder.
- Canaanites:The Canaanites (Hittites) are situated west of the player in a small island at the lower left hand corner of the mini map. They are heavily fortified and are a major threat to the player.
- Minoans:The Minoans possesses a small trading town on a tiny island situated southeast from the player. They are ideal candidates to trade with since it requires little resources to protect the trade routes.
- Hittites:The Hittites (Babylonians) inhabit an island directly south from the player. They are not much of a nuisance, but it may be essential to weaken their military position in order secure the trade route with the Minoans to the east.
Since the only way to gather the required gold is through trade, a strong navy to protect it is essential. There is plenty of Wood near the base, and an island at the eastern edge of the map has Stone Mines. Farm, hunt and fish until there's enough Food to reach the next Age, and start building the wonder.
Don't waste time attacking the red base to the west; they're well fortified, and the player doesn't need to defeat them to win. To destroy the red base to the west and then mining the gold there (so as to end the game even faster), building a moderate size navy would suffice. Destroying the red base instead of trading for gold also has another advantage, which is not having to keep watching out for attacks from them and no need to build an army for protection. The disadvantage is that the player will have to be very fast in building up the navy at the start of the game, or their base may be easily overrun.
Upgrade to War Galley and build at least six or more of them, build a Light Transport and prepare two villagers. Ferry the villagers to the small island beside the red base for the purpose of repairing the War Galleys. Escort them with the War Galleys.
Use the War Galleys to take out all the enemy ships, watchtowers and then finally the docks. Docks are last because watchtowers and enemy ships can attack the player's ships, but docks can't. Although they can produce enemy ships, there will be a short delay. Be sure to take out all the enemy repairmen or the attacks will be in vain. Constantly check and send the damaged ships for repair at the nearby island where the two villagers are, so as to minimize losses. While attacking, prepare a couple of spare War Galleys to replace any casualties. There's only a couple of priests and stone throwers, so be sure to take them out as quickly as possible. After all the watchtowers and docks are destroyed, the rest are swift and easy pickings.
- If the Minoans declare war on the player (Egyptians) it is suggested to ally with the Hitties (Or vice versa, if the Hitties declare war), however this is not suggested due to how close they are.
Historical Outcome Edit
"The Egyptians were the most impressive monument builders of the ancient age. They built in stone massively and amazingly for thousands of year, at first with tools made only of wood, stone, and copper. The most famous architectural wonders of ancient Egypt, the Pyramids, were built between 2700 and 2500 BC. They were over 2000 years old when visited by the Greek historian Herodotus in the middle 5th century BC.
A fantastic trove of ancient Egyptian monuments and other historic structures survive today. Inscriptions on these structures and extensive archaeological excavation have revealed more about this part of the ancient world than any other location."—In-game section