New Campaign Series - Power Creep

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New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by Puss_in_Boots » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:08 pm

I'm announcing a brand new campaign map that is beginner friendly, and challenging at the same time (hopefully). The reason it'll be good for beginners is because the maps, avg 9^2 in size with small armies, have great replayability. Even when it gets difficult, they can always try again which should only take about 5 minutes or less each time. I believe this campaign will be important for introducing AoS to newbies.

For me it was Gorgon-Delight, Revolution, and Ambition maps. But most of their maps were too grand to finish with ease.

I started 6 maps on this campaign, and I think players will really enjoy it. The map names are sorted into a rhyme scheme and they will be present in map description. There will be reoccurring scenes in maps to give players a loose sense of location.

The backstory is: a country, Grenata, far behind on intellectual merit is laid underseige by another country, Vallstand. The country was originally born out of Grenata as a division from feudalism and over redunant consistency. Vallstand in it's own domestic affairs now practice and learn efficient masonry. With this, a new generation has grown up to produce housing in massive outputs. This in turn caused the population to spike! Parents of the newly born generation taught their children a lesson about this: "to resent dull and aged practices and take up masonry, or you'll miss out on the next reproduction boom." Taking this oxymoron to heart the children followed in their parents' footsteps, learning efficient masonry, expanding on their resentment for tradition. As long as they finished school, they may then declare war when they grow up.

Now with a sizable population, and after growing up, the generation is now ready to declare war on their long targeted foe, Grenata. Of course Grenates decided to finally take up literacy to ridicule the newfounded culture of Vallstand and they were not too bad at it. Vallstans did in fact feel insulted, despite being illiterate, and so they decided to take up literature classes to not look bad and write something for the map descriptions.

In the 1st map, Vallstans protrude walls to seal up an entrance from a valley. This will allow them to set up their expensive, trained from childhood, longbow archers behind cover to rain down destruction for Grenate forces. After overcoming the wall with what little they got, Grenates move on past the valley to secure the perimeter and the area past it. They discovered a fort was resting there the entire and so they look for angles around it. They find one weakspot, and send a small team in for a swift sabotage mission to avoid a seige. They fail to send enough forces to hold the fort, and they are going to be flung back. This is when you start playing as Vallstand and push against grenata, preventing a humiliation (or consistent victories, as is typical in a campaign).

After you're done reading all this, share your ideas. Anything creative or wacky is welcomed, this is supposed to be fun.
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Re: New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by Puss_in_Boots » Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:26 pm

The 1st 9 maps out already, 3 of them will be fixed in next update.
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Re: New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by godOfKings » Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:04 am

quite challenging, i dont even know how i beat map 2, just got lucky that they target watch tower instead of skirmisher, if ai becomes smarter in the future then it might as well become unplayable
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Re: New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by Puss_in_Boots » Wed Nov 06, 2019 1:18 pm

I beat it without crossbows even having the watch tower in range.

I move pikes to light cav, and focused my skirmishers on one of the enemy pike. After enemy turn you can start attacking crossbows with a skirmisher, and finish off pikemen with the other skirmisher and the remaining pike. After your pikemen are finished off by crossbows your skirmishers should have enough hp to finish off the last enemy pikeman and get up close to the crossbows (point blank for counter attacking).

The maps are quite small, but strategy heavy.
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Post by Stratego (dev) » Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:56 pm

lol i failed to finish some maps with 3 stars, also there was a map i always failed to even lead to Vicory lol :)
i never thought i am that noob :)

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Re: Side Campaign Serie - Beginner's Manual.

Post by Puss_in_Boots » Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:30 am

I think you mean my other campaign "Power Creep." Took me a few tries to get 3 stars, but they were tiny maps so it's not too much time consuming. The difficulty eases down as the battles get bigger in scale to avoid frustration.

As for this campaign, all you have to do is run your units through the enemy and you win. Except for the 4th map where you have to build up and sweep enemy units. The 5th one teaches how to use delete unit to the advantage.
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Re: Side Campaign Serie - Beginner's Manual.

Post by Stratego (dev) » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:38 am

right, the impossible for me was the caution map in power creep, but this first was not 3 stars either 2 tries on new easy AI - lol :)

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Re: Side Campaign Serie - Beginner's Manual.

Post by godOfKings » Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:53 am

Can't help it, first map ai does NOTHING but shoot... My best was 11 turns
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Re: Side Campaign Serie - Beginner's Manual.

Post by tamtam12345 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:36 am

godOfKings wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:53 am
Can't help it, first map ai does NOTHING but shoot... My best was 11 turns
First map is difficult if you don't use the petardier to destroy the wall. :)
I tried 6~7 times and finally get this conclusion.

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Re: Side Campaign Serie - Beginner's Manual.

Post by DreJaDe » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:18 am

got a prob with this campaign.

3 maps from this campaign have no set turns for the gems so I couldn't get my gems!!!

Pls Fix fast, I need that 12 gems.

Also NC campaign.

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Re: New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by Endru1241 » Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:51 am

Moved some posts.

Btw. I also wonder if lack of gem reward is intended.

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Re: New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by DreJaDe » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:01 pm

@Endru1241
Maybe he still wants to calculate his best turn to make it hard to get the 3 stars.

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Re: New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by godOfKings » Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:31 pm

he is so bad, give us some break (i wonder how many got 3 stars in the first two maps of rebel king campaign :lol: )
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Re: New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by Puss_in_Boots » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:04 pm

Most of my 3 star calculations were from my final result in testing them without stars, so I had to have accomplished them in the specified turn count.

For 1st map, units inside siege mantlet can use action. And the shielders can work down the walls, as the skirmishers focus on longbowman. Also when you breach through the wall, make sure you bring your skirmishers right next to longbow archers for counter dmg.
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Re: Side Campaign Serie - Beginner's Manual.

Post by Puss_in_Boots » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:08 pm

DreJaDe wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:18 am
3 maps from this campaign have no set turns for the gems so I couldn't get my gems!!!

Pls Fix fast, I need that 12 gems.
I sent the fixed maps right after it arrived on Google play. We're just waiting on a new update to be published.

There will be more than 12 available gems next update because I made 2 new maps (+8 gems) for this campaign and another 5 map campaign on the side for beginners (+20 free gems).
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Re: New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by DreJaDe » Tue Nov 12, 2019 5:46 pm

Puss_in_Boots wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:04 pm
Most of my 3 star calculations were from my final result in testing them without stars, so I had to have accomplished them in the specified turn count.

For 1st map, units inside siege mantlet can use action. And the shielders can work down the walls, as the skirmishers focus on longbowman. Also when you breach through the wall, make sure you bring your skirmishers right next to longbow archers for counter dmg.
Kinda different for me but still 3 stars.
Just made them survive and kill what I can kill.

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Re: New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by Stratego (dev) » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:00 am

i have received this complaint
Can't get through the very first level of easiest campaign? Watch my less than adequate force die to infinite arrows behind a wall while they do too little damage to get through before dying.
i wrote him/her this:
Here you can see how we are working on the easymaps: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=7468 Also in this map: use the Petardier to almost destroy a wall segment, and use the Shielders to finish the wall. use the mantlet to protect one of your units from arrows (eg petard in first turn) when wall opened (i have no space to write)
i suggest giving 3 petardiers on beginning and 3 skirmishers instead of 2 to make it super easy

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Re: New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by Endru1241 » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:29 am

Maybe just moving Power Creep few campaigns lower would be more adequate, like right before Challenge.

This particular map teaches counter and low health managment to get 3 stars - how to position Your units to deal AI most damage in shortest time.

Which skill btw is used inlater maps.

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Re: New Campaign Series - Power Creep

Post by Stratego (dev) » Fri Nov 15, 2019 6:46 am

in theory these were designed to be easier than anything else, so i would keep it here if we can make all to be more easy.
if not than i can move it lower naturally.
@Puss_in_Boots what is your suggestion?

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