River Outpost
River Outpost
Scenario information
Game EmpiresIcon Age of Empires
Campaign Ascent of Egypt Learning Campaign
Civilization Egyptians
Color Blue
Course of campaign
Scenario no. 9
Previous Crusade
Next Naval Battle

River Outpost is the ninth scenario of the Ascent of Egypt Learning Campaign, and it teaches the player to use transports.

Scenario InstructionsEdit

"The power of our armies and religion has stabilized our frontiers for the time being. The Nubians to the south remain a threat, however, although subduing them is too expensive to consider. As an alternative, the pharaoh has ordered that a river outpost be placed on a strategic Nile River island to discourage Nubian raiders from coming down river. Locate the large island in the center of the river to the north and build a Town Center and two Guard Towers there."


  • Locate the large Nile Island.
  • Build Town Center on island.
  • Build two Guard Towers on island.


Since there are no enemy villages on the map, you don't need to fear an attack, and you can take your time. Build up your base until you can train Stone Throwers. Build Light Transports, and send the stone throwers over with a few soldiers. Use the stone throwers to destroy the enemy Watch Towers and the soldiers to kill the animals (Lions and Alligators) that could threaten your Villagers. Then, send a few villagers across, to gather the stone and build the buildings to complete the scenario.

Alternatively, you can build a some war galleys and priests to take out the watch towers and convert them. Afterwards, you can delete them as upgrading won't have effect on converted units.

Historical Outcome Edit

"The fortresses at the Second Cataract were successful in keeping the peace in the region for about 300 years. In terms of American history, this span would compare to the period stretching from the settlement of the Jamestown colony in Virginia to the outbreak of World War I. Around 1600 BC, a new ruling force in Nubia, the Kushites, became sufficiently powerful to overthrow Egyptian rule and destroy the forts. Between 1550 and 1300 BC, stronger pharaohs returned to Nubia and conquered it once more, this time extending their control up to the Fourth Cataract."

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