Struggle for Sicily is the first scenario of the First Punic War campaign in the Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome trial version. The Carthaginians must kill all the Roman soldiers in their lands. This scenario was replaced in the Definitive Edition by The Battle of Agrigentum.

Scenario Instructions Edit

For years, your nation of Carthage has been the undisputed master of the Mediterranean. Recently, a new force has arisen on the scene. Rome, a small backwater of no importance, is challenging your mastery of the island of Sicily, an important center of trade for your empire. You have been assigned to drive the audacious Romans from Sicily.

Objective Edit

  • Eliminate all Roman soldiers.

Strategy Edit

You start off in the Stone Age, and can reach the Tool Age. Do this as soon as possible, so you have a better choice of soldiers available. This is a very simple scenario, as the Romans will mostly stay in their base, so there's not much reason to build a defense.

There's plenty of huntable animals, and building a Dock will let you fish. There's trees all around you, so you won't lack wood. Looking for Stone or Gold Mines is a waste of time, as you'll have little use for those resources.

Training about a dozen soldiers, with a mixture of Axemen and Slinger, will be enough to wipe out the Roman force.