Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI’s challenge scenarios place you in control of an historic force facing a difficult scenario from the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history. The scenarios differ between the PC and PS2 game versions. This guide, authored by Kong Wen, is for the PS2 version, and offers instructions and advice to for completion of each scenario. Each victory unlocks a new historic officer to appear in gameplay. For more information, see the discussion topic at our forum.
Challenge Scenario Menu
Win: Destroy Yan Liang’s unit and Wen Chou’s unit within 18 turns (180 days).
Lose: Time runs out, Pu Yang is captured, or Guan Yu’s unit is destroyed.
The basic strategy for this one is to isolate Yan Liang and Wen Chou for as long as possible and to defeat them as quickly as possible by confusing them, ganging up on them, and by using fires and towers to hold off everyone else.
Yan Liang and Wen Chou will make straight for the city, while the other units tend to concentrate on your facilities, so you can hang back and wait for the two main generals to isolate themselves.
Move Song Xian behind the Barracks and start building an archer tower beside it on the grasslands. This will give the enemies something else to destroy, and also do some extra damage to the big boys when they arrive. Have Guan Yu move down to repair it. Move every one else straight down except Cao Xiu, who should park slightly above Xu Huang (within range to repair the tower next turn).
Next turn, have Guan Yu move back a square and build an archer tower just north of Zhang Liao. Have Zhang Liao repair it. Done! Move Cao Xiu to where Guan Yu used to be standing and have him repair the first tower. Done! If that doesn’t finish it, use Song Xian to finish it. If it does, move him north and build an embankment above the Farm just to hold people off. Song Xian will also function as an embankment soon enough.
By now, the enemies should be arriving. Focus only on Yan Liang and Wen Chou. Don’t worry about repairing anything. Don’t worry about Song Xian. Don’t move your guys away from your towers. They’ll be defensive structures for you.
First, try to confuse Yan Liang with Guan Yu’s Rush tactic. If that works, this one’s in the bag. You can now use the rest of your units to gang up on him with regulr attacks, Incinerate him with Cao Xiu, and watch the towers pound him before Wen Chou even arrives.
If Wen Chou arrives too soon—and he probably will—just try to hold him off with Song Xian and Cao Xiu (if they’re still around) until you can finish Yan Liang. Try to make Guan Yu attack first, because he has spears and can confuse with Rush. Then use Zhang Liao. Xu Huang has pikes, so he’s best used as support or against already-confused units.
In reward for your efforts the following officer is unlocked:
LDR: 46, WAR: 60, INT: 70, POL: 72, CHR: 67
Spear, Bow, Navy: B
Pike, Horse: C
Skill: Invention (Weaponry production time halved)
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Biography
The eldest son of Guan Ding, who lived on the border of Nei Bei. The older brother of Guan Ping. Guan Ping trained in the martial arts, and Guan Ning devoted himself to academic studies. Guan Ning appears in "Guan Yu’s Journey." When Guan Yu went to the border of Nei Bei to see Liu Bei again, Guan Ning, his father, and his younger brother received Guan Yu at their farm. They also exchanged greetings with Liu Bei, who had then reunited with Guan Yu. After that, Guan Ning’s younger brother Guan Ping became Guan Yu’s adopted son and joined Liu Bei and the others. Guan Ning stayed behind on the farm.
Next: Scenario #5: Huang Zu
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Challenge Scenario Guide Copyright © 2007, Kong Wen
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July 27, 2009