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    My latest scenario is nearly ready. It can be expected to be released to the public in about a week from now.


    A little preview (bad quality pic due to size of downloading)

    (hope this image works..)

    See also my thread of a while back:

    What's it about?

    "In those distant days the world was tranquil and our country relatively rich and powerful. In spite of the wishes of many statesmen of both political parties, England was drawn into Egypt. After the Bombardment of Alexandria in 1881, we became to all intents and purposes the paramount power.
    It was at this moment that the Rebellion of the Mahdi plunged the vast, remote provinces of the Soudan into bloodshed and confusion. Mr Gladstone's Government viewed with horror being involved in the Soudan. They unhesitatingly resolved to relinquish the Soudan to barbarism. General Gordon was sent to Khartoum to wind up affairs and bring away the surviving soldiers and Egyptian colonists.
    He was soon 'hemmed in', and the long blockade began. The relievers arrived before Khartoum two days too late. The city was already in the hands of the Dervish mob. Gordon and nearly all the people he would not desert had been massacred. The evacuation of the Soudan was thus complete.
    However, the story had sunk deeply into British hearts. After the overthrow of Mr Gladstone in 1886, the British Government set about the recovery of the ruined territory. At the head of the Egyptian Army stood Kitchener, a British officer of exceptional capacity and growing repute.
    More than ten years after the sack of Khartoum, the first advance into the Dongola Province began, and two years later, in 1898, the armies of the savage Dervish empire were shattered and largely destroyed in the Battle of Omdurman."
    - Sir Winston Churchill, 1933

    [This message has been edited by Allard HS (edited November 27, 2000).]

  • #2
    Can“t wait to see these new ships in action...



    • #3
      ( no words needed )
      "Io non volgo le spalle dinnanzi al nemico!!!" - il Conte di San Sebastiano al messo del comandante in capo, battaglia dell'Assietta
      "E' pił facile far passare un cammello per la cruna di un ago che un pensiero nel cervello di Bush!!!" - Zelig
      "Live fire, and not cold steel, now resolve battles" - Marshall de Puysegur


      • #4
        Looks great

        *hopes Allard will finish Western Front*

        Who wants DVDs? Good prices! I swear! :)


        • #5

          *hopes Allard will finish Western Front*

          I got other priorities. And other ideas. Still, it's ready for a large part. Everything of "Western Front" is kinda finished, except for the most important, the events.
          If you really wish it to be finished (fast), you can finish it yourself...


          • #6
            Looks good, and I love the topic! A couple q's:

            1) Are both civs playable? (Assuming there are only two protagonists)

            2) Does the British player relive the hopeless battle against overwhelming odds experienced by Chinese Gordon?

            P.S. I think Gladstone was "voted out" rather than "overthrown".

            Edit: Ooops. I missed that it was a quote from Churchill. Given that kind of heated rhetoric, he'd be a welcome addition to the Fray in Florida!
            [This message has been edited by Kull (edited November 26, 2000).]
            To La Fayette, as fine a gentleman as ever trod the Halls of Apolyton

            From what I understand of that Civ game of yours, it's all about launching one's own spaceship before the others do. So this is no big news after all: my father just beat you all to the stars once more. - Philippe Baise


            • #7
              yeah, using quotes of other people is good, you can't make mistakes yourself then

              1) Nein. Only one of the four civs is playable. You'll see why when you downloaded the scenario.

              2) Nein, it starts much later, because otherwise there would be almost 10 years (many more turns) of peace in the scenario, and that would be a bit boring. It's purely a recreation of Kitchener's campaign.


              • #8
                Visit the preview page now:

                (some pages have intentionally been left out)


                • #9
                  This is the best preview page I“ve ever seen for a civ2 scn! Great design, lots of info = excellent!



                  • #10
                    Great work Allard!
                    One of the few scenarios I have played more than once!


                    • #11
                      Did Nemo playtest this, or am I missing something? It's not out yet, is it? I found Churchill's book, "The River War" at the bookstore today. Both the book and the scenario look fascinating. I'm looking forward to both.
                      Tecumseh's Village, Home of Fine Civilization Scenarios



                      • #12
                        Thanks Nemo, thanks BeBro.
                        Yes, techumseh, Nemo playtested it. And the book by Churchill is where I got most of my information from. It's quite interesting, but you've got to love the subject to really appreciate the book.

                        Anyway, the scenario will be out this weekend (as you can see on the preview page too)