Scenario information
Game RomeIcon Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome
Campaign Rise of Rome
Civilization Romans
Color Blue
Course of campaign
Scenario no. 5
Previous Metaurus
Next Mithridates
Zama is the fifth scenario of the Rise of Rome campaign in Age of Empires: The Rise of Rome. The Romans take the fight to the Carthaginians for a final siege.

Scenario Instructions Edit

Rather than risk another staggering loss in Italy itself that might leave Rome at Hannibal's mercy, your army has been sent to North Africa to threaten Carthage itself. This strategy has worked brilliantly because Hannibal has withdrawn from Italy. Defeat Hannibal and Carthage to bring this long, destructive war to a conclusion.

Objective Edit

  • Win by any means, including building a Wonder.

Strategy Edit

You start off in the Iron Age with a few buildings and a small army of Heavy Cavalry, Legions, Composite Bowmen, Stone Throwers, and Priests. Hannibal (Carthaginians, red) has a heavily defended city to the north. Start gathering resources as you send your forces north for your first attack.

Most of the enemy's troop-producing buildings are found in the eastern part of his town, so break through the wall and start destroying them. Any enemy siege units should be charged by the cavalry, and convert any War Elephants that come too close. If you can destroy most of their buildings with your initial force, the scenario will be easy. When their city has been dealt with, you can either hunt down the last survivors, or build a Wonder.