Scenario information
Game EmpiresIcon Age of Empires
Campaign Voices of Babylon
Civilization Babylonians
Color Blue
Course of campaign
Scenario no. 3
Previous Tigris Valley
Next I Shall Return

Lost is the third scenario of the Voices of Babylon campaign of Age of Empires. The primary goal of the Babylonians (Blue) in this scenario is to defeat the Hittites (Brown) at the far east of the map. Was replaced by Vengeance in Definitive Edition.

Scenario Instructions Edit

Starting Conditions Edit

Description Edit

Disaster has struck. A Hittite army has marched down the Euphrates River and sacked Babylon. Although your party is isolated among enemies in a marsh area, it is the only hope for extracting revenge. A Hittite force remains in the area and intends to build a new city along the river. Clear your enemies from the marshlands and destroy the Hittite city before it becomes established.

Objectives Edit

  • Destroy the Hittites.

Strategy Edit

You start off in the Post-Iron Age with a Priest and six Composite Bowmen. To the north is an island with a few Bowmen and a Priest of the red Greek team, called Enemy. To the west is an island controlled by the yellow Babylonian team, also called Enemy. The Hittites are to the east.

First, convert the red Priest, and shoot down any bowmen that try to stop you. The Bowmen will enter a Heavy Transport and come for you, but they're easily defeated. Convert the transport, and head east.

Land on the island, somewhere where the Sentry Towers can't hit you. Convert the Hittite Villagers and kill their soldiers. Build a Town Center and start gathering resources, then build a Siege Workshop and train Catapults.

Destroy their towers with your Catapults, and destroy or convert every Hittite building to win. Don't bother looking for the other two teams. When the Hittites are dead, you've won.

It actually isn't necessary to build a fort or gather any resources. As soon as you've converted the red team's transport, head to the Hittite island and start attacking them. Your Composite Bowmen will be enough to deal with the Hittites, as they will only attack with Bowmen and Axemen. Your archers will also be able to outshoot the Sentry Towers. It's a good idea to kill the Hittite Villagers before they build new towers. All their Villagers should be eliminated anyway, but it may not be a bad idea to convert a few so you can build towers in brown's fort, which will cause all their Villagers to attack the towers, killing all of them. Your Composite Bowmen combined with your towers can easily wipe out the rest of the Hittite fort.

Historical Outcome Edit

"Whether the Hittites hoped to settle along the Euphrates is not clear. They apparently withdrew quickly after sacking Babylon and returned to their traditional sphere of influence along the upper reaches of the river. Remnants of the Babylonian army or guerrilla-style warfare may have convinced them to return whence they came."

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