"The Nile forts have brought peace to the south for many generations but the Libyans have once more become a problem. They have been raiding your coasts and intercepting trading ships heading for the Nile delta. They recently captured an important ship belonging to the Pharaoh and carried off a treasured Artifact sent to him by the kings of Canaan. Build a naval base in this area of the coast and attack the Libyan raiders at their homeport. Recover the stolen Artifact and return it to your Town Center."

Scenario description

Naval Battle is the tenth scenario of the Ascent of Egypt Learning Campaign which teaches the player the importance of Artifacts, and optimizing naval combat.

Objective Edit

Strategy Edit

The player starts off on one side of the coast, with the enemy base on the other coast. Don't waste any time looking for resources on other islands, because apart from a few trees, there is nothing to find.

The key to victory is a strong navy, so gather plenty of wood and build a few docks. Once the enemy navy has been sunk, the player can send over a few soldiers - Hoplites and Chariot Archers are both quite effective. Find the artifact (located at the back of the enemy base) and finish the scenario.

Historical outcome Edit

"Sea raiders and invaders were defeated consistently for most of ancient Egypt's history. The most famous attempted invasion took place around 1170 BC. A combined fleet of Libyans and other invaders, referred to by the Egyptians as the Sea Peoples, were defeated in a massive naval engagement at the mouth of the Nile. The Pharaoh, Rameses III, had mobilized every man of fighting age for the defense. The battle is portrayed in great detail on the walls of the temple he built at Medinet Habu. The Egyptian records of land and naval fighting of this era are the best of the few surviving accounts that offer some explanation for the destruction of Mediterranean civilization around 1200 BC."

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