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"The Euphrates River, 748-734 BCE

Babylonia has succumbed to the continuous invasions of the Aramaeans - yet another semi-nomadic tribe from the west. The empire has been reduced to poverty and our kings hold onto little more than their grand titles. Things are about to change, however - an Assyrian general named Tiglath-Pileser has rebelled against his king an has taken the throne. He is willing to support our new king Nabonassar to retake land lost to the Arameaens, our common enemy. Nabonassar commands you to revitalize the Babylonian armies and destroy the invaders encoraching on our territory.
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In-game description in the Definitive Edition

Lord of the Euphrates is the seventh scenario of the Voices of Babylon campaign in Age of Empires. In the scenario, the Babylonians must recover their lost territories from the Aramaeans.

Scenario instructions Edit

Starting conditions Edit

Description Edit

The Euphrates River, 748-734 BCE

Babylonia has succumbed to the continuous invasions of the Aramaeans - yet another semi-nomadic tribe from the west. The empire has been reduced to poverty and our kings hold onto little more than their grand titles. Things are about to change, however - an Assyrian general named Tiglath-Pileser has rebelled against his king an has taken the throne. He is willing to support our new king Nabonassar to retake land lost to the Arameaens, our common enemy. Nabonassar commands you to revitalize the Babylonian armies and destroy the invaders encoraching on our territory.

Hints Edit

  1. Prepare your defenses quickly, for there are enemies on all sides. The Babylonians have excellent walls and towers, so make us of them.
  2. Do not attack until you are prepared to face the enemy at full strength.
  3. The Assyrian king has promised you help. You can find his reinforcements in the desert to the east and on the river to the north.

Objective Edit

  • TBD

Starting conditions Edit

Description Edit

The destruction of the Elamites and the return of the statue of Marduk to Babylon have brought many years of relative peace to the Euphrates Valley, but the armies are marching again. The Assyrians are extending their empire and are threatening from the north. The Chaldeans are pushing up river from the south. You are to revitalize the Babylonian armies and destroy both invaders now encroaching into your territory.

Objective Edit

  • Destroy the Assyrians and Chaldeans.

Players Edit

Player Edit

  • Player (Babylonians): The player starts with a town with six Villagers near the center of the map at the east of the river.

Enemies Edit

  • Northern Aramaeans (?): Start at the same land of the player, at the north.
  • Western Aramaeans (?): Have an advanced town with walls and towers in the west side of the river.

Player Edit

  • Player (Babylonians): The player starts with a town, including a Barracks, with six Villagers near the center of the map at the east of the river.

Enemies Edit

  • Chaldea (Greeks): Start at the same land of the player, to the north.
  • Assyria (Assyrians): Have a town with in the west side of the river.

Strategy Edit

This strategy is suited for the original Age of Empires scenario.

The Chaldeans should be dealt with first. They are closer, weaker, and can be reached by land, without the need for Transports. Start building up a base and gathering resources. Immediately at the beginning, build an Academy and train some Hoplites. Five of them will be enough to completely wipe out the Chaldeans if the player attacks right away. Hoplites should even be able to fend off the yellow team if they come to help red.

To defend against Assyrian ships, build a Dock and train Scout Ships. Upgrade them at the earliest opportunity. A few Towers will provide even more security. Build Towers to the north as well, to stop the Chaldeans from marching towards the player's base.

When the player has enough resources and has aged up, it is time to consider attacking. A few Stone Throwers will deal with buildings, and Horse Archers can handle their units. If low on gold, Chariot Archers make a decent substitute.

Once the Chaldeans have been dealt with, build more ships to face the Assyrian navy, and ship some soldiers and a few Villagers across. Build some military buildings, and start taking their island one inch at a time.

Historical outcome Edit

"You achieved a great feat by defeating our enemies, and Nabonassar has promoted you to field general. For as long as Nabonassar lives, Babylonia will be independent. What will happen after he dies is yet to be seen"

"Babylon fell to the Assyrians in 648 BC, but recovered over the next few decades to be a power once more. The Chaldeans took control of Babylon in 626 BC, establishing the Chaldean Dynasty, also referred to as the New Babylonian Empire."

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