Three Kingdoms XI: Challenge Scenarios

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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 #5: Huang Zu

Win: Capture Jiang Xia within 18 turns (180 days).
Lose: Time runs out or all allied forces are destroyed.

Strategy

The general strategy for this one is to try hope and pray to the Heavens that you can get a couple of Huang Zu’s ships confused by setting off pyre ships, rush to the shores of Jiang Xia, and Incinerate it fast enough that it is destroyed before you are.

Move Sun Quan up and plant a pyre ship between Wen Pin and Wang Wei. Move Dong Xi to the spot a space away from Sun Quan and use Incinerate on the pyre ship. Wen Pin and Wang Wei will burn, and Wen Pin should be confused. Sun Quan should be uneffected. Move Cheng Pu as far left as you can (the goal of this is to avoid clumping your units together, giving you a better shot at rushing the city while keeping someone around in case you need another distraction for the ships). Move Lu Meng a space behind Sun Quan and use a regular attack on the pyre ship.

Wen Pin’s confusion should wear off now, and Wang Wei will probably head for Cheng Pu. For the rest of your rush to the city, you’re going to want to have Sun Quan move as far ahead as he can while still planting pyre ships between as many enemies as possible. Wu Ju should join the frey. Sun Quan can move up a space, plant a pyre ship between Wen Pin and Wu Ju; Dong Xi should move as close to the city as he can get and Incinerate the new pyre ship. If you’re lucky, this will confuse the enem(y/ies) again, and not Sun Quan. If it confuses Wen Pin, Lu Meng can move above him and attack (doing free damage and getting free troops to join him thanks to his skill). If it confuses Sun Quan, Lu Meng can still move up, but use Settle instead. Cheng Pu should be free to make a rush into the middle of the river, especially if Wang Wei clashed him back a space.

From here on in, it’s a mad dash, and you’re pretty much on your own, left to chance. Get as many ships in front of Jiang Xia as you can and start launching Incinerate on every square of the city you can reach. Keep up the pyre shipping with Sun Quan as he makes his way to the city until he can get beside the city and Incinerate it in one move. The others should be there or close by now.

If Liu Pan comes out of Xia Kou with 5000 or 10000 troops, you might want to have Lu Meng (or someone—anyone!) Perturb him or try to light a pyre ship on him. If he comes out with 1000, then just ignore him, since he won’t do as much damage. Just keep wailing on that city with Incinerate and hope you last longer than the walls!

Unlocked Officers

In reward for your efforts the following officer is unlocked:

Zhang Shiping
LDR: 7, WAR: 15, INT: 58, POL: 66, CHR: 59
Horse: B
Spear, Pike, Bow, Weaponry, Navy: C
Skill: Wealth (Cities’ monthly Gold income x1.5)
Character: Bold

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Biography
A wealthy merchant who dealt in horses. When he and Su Shuang were out trading horses, they ran into the Yellow Turban Rebellion. Liu Bei, Guan Yu and Zhang Fei made an oath in the peach garden to be sworn brothers, and began preparing arms. When Zhang Shi Ping heard about this, he offered them funds and fifty good horses. They then used these funds to make the Swords of Fate, Blue Dragon, and Serpent Blade. Leading 500 soldiers, they went to join an army to subdue the Yellow Turbans.

Next: Scenario #6: Mai Castle Escape

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Challenge Scenario Guide Copyright © 2007, Kong Wen
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI is a trademark of KOEI Corporation and KOEI Co., Ltd. © 2005 KOEI Co., Ltd.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms X portraits Copyright © 2004 KOEI Co., Ltd.

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March 7, 2014