Skirmish (Campaign)
Scenario Info
Game EmpiresIcon Age of Empires
Campaign Ascent of Egypt Learning Campaign
Civilization Egyptians
Color Blue
Course of Campaign
Scenario No. 5
Previous Dawn of a New Age
Next Farming
Skirmish is the fifth scenario of the Ascent of Egypt Learning Campaign.

The overall concept of the game is to introduce the player the basic fundamentals of military combat.

Scenario instructions Edit

"With new technologies for obtaining food, populations along the Nile have been growing for many generations. Neighboring tribes are moving toward conflict as they strive to control good food lands, tool stone sites, and defensive positions. Recently, raiding parties from Upper Egypt (up river but to the south) have been coming down the river. Food gatherers nearby have spotted one such party. Intercept and destroy these invaders before they infiltrate your village sites and stores of food."

Objective Edit

  • Destroy the Enemy tribe

Strategy Edit

This scenario involves careful planning since no Villagers and buildings are at the player's disposal. Protect the player's troops at all costs since they are irreplaceable. The campaign starts out with three Bowman and four Axeman located at the western portion of the map. The Enemy is set to a defensive posture so an attack from them is very unlikely. The Enemy is situated at the eastern portion of the map at the top of a cliff, giving them a slight advantage. Scouting is important, since a weak spot exists north and south of the enemies's initial position. Pursue this buffer zone and victory will be certain!

Historical outcome Edit

"Lower Egypt successfully held off invasion and raids from the south, maintaining its autonomy for many years. Upper and Lower Egypt grew into independent kingdoms. The conflict between the two was resolved late in the fourth millennium BC."

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