In the heart of the Middle Kingdom stood "Tongguan", or "Tong Pass". This mountainous region was strategically located between the two great cities of Luoyang and Chang-an, and also towered over the intersection of the Yellow and Wei Rivers.
It was inevitable that Tong Pass would catch the eye of the best military minds in the ancient Middle Kingdom. The famous warlord Cao Cao was the first to see its possibilities. In 196 CE he began the construction of a fortress at Tong Pass. Eventually, a major battle of the 3 Kingdoms period was fought there, and that will be the climax event of this campaign.
In this campaign you will assume the role of a young Han military officer who is also a close friend of Cao Cao. Your friendship and allegiance to him will see your destiny unfold at Tong Pass. Your building and military skills will be tested with actual historic events from the Three Kingdoms period.
A player will interact with 8 historically-accurate cities. Resources, commodities, and available structures follow the Emperor model for the (early) Steel Age. This campaign features a new custom map of "enormous"size.
The download zip file contains an extra file named 'TTOT_Readme.txt'. This text file contains installation instructions, historical background information, campaign design notes, general play tips, and mission hints (warning: contains spoilers). Additionally, other hints are available by viewing the album of playtest screenshots in the Emperor Heaven gallery.
IMPORTANT NOTE: This campaign is rated 'normal', and should provide a play experience similar to the campaigns in the core game.
Mission 1 - 'A Pass of Peace and Prosperity' - begins in 184 CE
Mission 2 - 'Fortress Tongguan' - begins in 196 CE
Mission 3 - 'The Battle of Tong Pass' - begins in 211 CE