"Oppresion, 385 AD.

The success of your raid through Shikoku lands broke their spirit and within a few years they became part of the Yamato confederation. You have turned your gaze further south now, to the Island of the Kyushu. Your first efforts in Kyushu lands are not going well, however. Your small colony has come under the rule of a powerful Kyushu leader who rules the area nearby. He is now demanding heavy payments to allow you to stay. Due to entanglements to the north on the main island, the Yamato can send you no aid at this time. The Yamato leaders order you to revolt against the Kyushu warlord and gain control of this part of the island. Destroy the Kyushu Government Center.

In-game campaign description
Scenario information
Game EmpiresIcon Age of Empires
Campaign Yamato Empire of the Rising Sun
Civilization Yamato
Color Blue
Course of campaign
Scenario no. 6
Previous The Canyon of Death
Next A Friend in Need
Oppression is the sixth scenario of the Yamato Empire of the Rising Sun campaign in Age of Empires. In the scenario, the Yamato must keep the Kyushu calm with tribute while preparing their assault.

Scenario Instructions Edit

Objectives Edit

Players Edit

Player Edit

Allies Edit

  • Tang (Yamato): Surrounds the player and will ask for tribute. If they are not satisfied, they will declare war.

Neutral Edit

  • Nintoku (Yamato): Nintoku is allied to the player.

Strategy Edit

You start the game in the Tool Age, with two allies and no enemies. But while Nintoku (yellow, Yamato) will remain your ally, the Tang (red, Yamato) will declare on you if you don't pay them tribute every time they ask for it. So start gathering gold so you can pay them - you're going to have to make a few payments.

The goal of the scenario is to keep paying tribute while you prepare an army to destroy the Government Center. Luckily, this doesn't have to take long, as you don't have to keep your colony alive and you only have to destroy a single building - a dozen Axemen are more than enough for the task.

Train Clubmen, and send them south while you upgrade them to Axemen. Next to the Government Center, you'll find a few Stone Throwers. Station the Axemen next to them, and save the game in case you fail. Then, declare war on the Tang so you can destroy the siege units. By now, the Tang forces have demolished most of your town, but that's irrelevant. Send your Axemen to the Government Center and destroy it.

Although a bit tricky, you can also win this campaign with nothing but Villagers. Immediately at the start, train as many Villagers as your resources will allow (don't even bother gathering resources or doing anything else), then move them south and surround the red Government Center. Once they are in position, change red to enemy and immediately start attacking the Government Center. Move your Villagers around if any units come after them. If Catapults show up, this can be very dangerous, but this is also the key to winning. Try to dodge the projectiles as best as you can, but stay right around the Government Center. If done right, red should end up destroying their own building, and you'll win the scenario.

You can also try surrounding red's military units and military buildings with walls, and even build towers throughout their base. Or at least surround their Catapults with walls and then put a wall around your Villagers once they are around the Government Center. This does cost a lot of Stone, however, so the above tactic will probably work better most of the time.

History Edit

The demonstration of Yamato power shook the Shikoku clan badly. Within a few years they agreed to become part of the Yamato clan confederation that was being assembled. This freed the Yamato for more expansion and they turned next to the island of Kyushu to the southwest, the last major geographic are in that direction. A contingent of Yamato emissaries and settlers were moved south to open negotiations with the Kyushu clan, but the Kyushu ere emboldened to treat the Yamato people as underlings.

Historical outcome Edit

The Kyushu underestimated badly the resourcefulness and determination of the Yamato settlers. The Kyushu demands for tribute were met only to give the settlers time to withdraw to a coastal island. There they trained and built up strength. In a lightining attack, they returned to Kyushu lands, eliminated the leadership and destroyed the clan government. With their government gone and strong Yamato forces now present, the Kyushu had no recourse but to join the Yamato coalition.

Trivia Edit

  • The yellow player uses a random AI name, and the red player is wrongly called Tang, a Chinese dynasty, while it should be Kyushu as it is shown in the objectives and description.
  • In red's fortress, the player can find a Trade Workshop.