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Fortress Courland

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Talon Karrde
File Details
Style: Other
# of Scenarios: 1
Version: Empires: Retail Release
Operation Aster was a success, and the six hundred and twenty five thousand soldiers who had been besieging Leningrad earlier in the war pulled back from Estonia into Courland. However, Operation Laura was denied. There would be no retreating from Courland. By the middle of October, the entire Army Group, renamed Courland from North, was cut off by land by the Second Baltic Front.
Follow Leutnant Berzinš and his squad during the course of the first major Soviet offensive against Courland. Assigned to the area around D┼żukste, they will end up being the fire brigade squad of the area and may end up saving the entire area as they rush headlong into increasingly difficult situations where they must be ready to give all to save this entire area of the front.
But they will do it. For they are Latvians, defending Latvia from bolshevism. They are ready to defend Fortress Courland to the last shell and the last grenade, to the last bullet and the last drop of blood, to scream defiance into the teeth of the Russian bear.

Fortress Courland is an intense scenario featuring a squad level command, four opportunities for small reinforcements and a lot of spilt blood—mostly Russian. Your commander sends you out on randomly chosen missions for a diverse experience in playing. Good luck, leutnant. You’ll need it.

Difficulty Levels
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Easy - German forces as in the original scenario, Russian forces for their last push are down two squads.
Medium - 3 German snipers and 3 mortars in the trenches area are removed, the Russians periodically send 5 Yak-1s over on strafing missions. The Russian forces for their last push are down one squad.
Hard - 3 snipers and 3 mortars are removed, as well as 4 MG42s, from the trenches area, 8 Yak-1s strafe German positions now. The final Russian assault is full strength.

**Updates**
- Gave player another sergeant
- The approximate location of every objective flares when mission assigned
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- The Russians who attack the hills have a stronger force now
- There are now consequences if the Russians gain either the hills or the town, which you do not know until they happen. While curiosity may let you lose either position, you will regret it soon afterward.
- The Russian commandos finally work(!)
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- Dialogues are now longer
- Difficulty levels are implemented
- It should now be impossible to shoot through the treeline at the main Soviet assault force (when they spawn and you are in the area)
- Russian snipers now have 10 range
- Russian armored vehicles now have gun armor (hopefully enough so that panzerfausts are required to destroy them)
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- The center of the Hills area is now labelled ("The Hills")
- The TC in the town is now labelled ("Dzukste")
- MG42 (in the main battle area) attack has been fixed (before it went down from 320 to 45, now it reduces correctly-to 160)
- Locations were made a bit clearer (I think, at least)
- I believe I fixed the second defeat condition
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- Map design improved
- Altered the ending of the scenario so it isn't as sudden


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Alex40045 It was an ok scenario. But the funny thing is how you wrote in the intro that they were fighting to stay free form Bolshevism or Communism but think of who their supporting, Fachists. In my opinion Communism is a better party than Fachism. And i think only Jewish killing Nazis will disagree. So technacly even though the axis fought bravely their cause was still like not right and bravery doesnt matter they were fighting to let Hitler eliminate a whole race of human beings which is a whole lot worse than Communism which i dont think is so bad in the first place.
Talon Karrde
File Author
"But the funny thing is how you wrote in the intro that they were fighting to stay free form Bolshevism or Communism but think of who their supporting, Fachists. In my opinion Communism is a better party than Fachism. And i think only Jewish killing Nazis will disagree."

I am not promoting fascism or nazism, but communism just plain sucks too.

"So technacly even though the axis fought bravely their cause was still like not right"

and yet many other "not right" causes have succeeded, and plently of those causes were American. and they didn't even have to fight bravely.

"and bravery doesnt matter they were fighting to let Hitler eliminate a whole race of human beings"

people have been trying to eliminate jews for centuries, not as seriously as hitler, but it has happened. and it's not a 'race' of human beings, just a 'faith.' I never understood where this whole 'race' thing came from.

"which is a whole lot worse than Communism which i dont think is so bad in the first place."

yes, communism is better, but not by a whole lot. the commies deported hundreds of thousands of people to Siberia, and committed many atrocities during the second world war as well (Katyn massacre, rape and slaughter all the way through Germany [though, to be fair, the Germans did that all the way throught Russia as well], etc...). now, if this is really not so bad, then I just want to know where the hell you've been brought up.
Alex40045 Communism has only been promoted by bad people (Stalin,Castro,Krucheuv,Zedong,etc.) but the idea itsef isnt bad.
I didnt mean jews are a whole differant race they are just a group of people. and yes many nations like Egypt Spain and Germany have tried to eliminate them. I was just saying what was the motivation of the axis forces, To allow the destruction of Jewish people? or to conquer and rule all people against their will? Communism doesnt suck if you think about it. It only sucks currently is how people dont "use" it properly. Gorbechev introduced a new "Good" form of Communism which gave more rights and benifits economicly and socialy.
Alex40045 Rape and slaughter all the way through Germany? What does that have to do with Communism? Humans naturaly are evil i mean take a look at this game its full of violence. Murder and rape is just something humans do in war, its terrible but thats just how people behave, in all wars people have commited war crimes. The USA deported Japanese civilians to camps during WW2. The Japanese raped and murdered people on there way to china and same for the USA exept in mainland Japan. Also All armies in western Europe must have commited rape the Germans definatly did and Americans (because of this high crime rate) obviously did. In eastern europe Germans raped and murdered all the way to Stalingrad and killed 20 million (not just soldiers). I nver heard of Russian crimes in Germany but there probably were some.
Talon Karrde
File Author
of course the Russians committed crimes, it's only that they've managed to hide 90% or so of them. and actually, many groups of people were motivated by something other than the want to kill Jews, believe it or not. Take the Latvians (or any Baltic country), they fought to try to stay free from the USSR, which is perfectly understandable.

Also, fascism got its bad name through its leaders (Hitler, Mussolini, Franco), just like communism.

Btw, how'd we get into this debate anyway?

[Edited on 05/10/04 @ 09:03 AM]

Mechstra Because Alex's only comment on the scenario is that it was 'okay' and he was using his post as more of an excuse to refute a falsely perceived attack on his homeland. :P
Talon Karrde
File Author
hm, true. Y'know, as a designer, I'd like some feedback other than 'okay.' What was 'okay,' what could use improving, etc...

just 'okay' doesn't help at all.
Alex40045 Facism is when you believe that your people or race or what ever you want to call it are superior to any other "race". But your right no reason to argue. I dont want to fight about this.
Also yes the scenario does deserve some better than its okay. But i'm not a very good reviewer. But i can tell you i'll be looking foward to some more of your scenarios.
Talon Karrde
File Author
Bah, just tell me what you think needs improving.

btw, fascism is much more than believing your "race" superior to every other "race." Indeed, it doesn't even have to have that.

[Edited on 05/11/04 @ 09:18 AM]

Alex40045 Really there is no real definition for fascism no none can really explain it but current definitions say its no more than Nationilism.
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Rating
4.5
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance5.0
Creativity4.5
Map Design4.5
Story/Instructions4.5
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Size:1.18 MB
Added:05/09/04
Updated:06/10/04