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Bronze Age Art of War is the only scenario in the Armies at War, a Combat Showcase campaign in the Age of Empires demo. The player starts off with an army of Egyptian soldiers and must assault a Greek town.

Scenario instructions[]


500 BC

Lead your horde of Egyptian soldiers in an all out assault against the Greek juggernaught. Survive the first wave of their defenders and you might have something left to use in crushing their city across the river.
—In-game section

Starting conditions[]



  • Concentrate the power of a group of your units against a lone enemy to eliminate it quickly.
  • If your ranged units are attacked by slower enemy infantry, use their mobility to keep them out of range.
  • Protect weak units like Priests and Catapults. Try to keep them on the edge of skirmishes.
  • Keep an eye on what your Catapults fire on, if they shoot at enemy troops next to yours they can injure both.



  • Player (Egyptians AoE Egyptians): The Player starts with four armies. Three of them along the south-eastern edge and on nearby the river which separates the player from the enemy's base. The player's navy starts in the eastern corner of the map.


  • Enemy (Greeks AoE Greeks): The enemy (whose name is picked randomly from the pool of Greek AI names) starts with a base, an army, and a navy. All units are located in the base except for one army which starts nearby of two player's armies.


The enemy armies are scattered, and can be easily avoided. The largest problem on this map, will be making sure that the Stone Throwers do not massacre the player's own army through Area of Effect damage - keep them far behind the rest of the troops.

Gather forces in one spot, and head to the northern shore. The player starts off with a few ships, so send War Galleys to clear out enemy ships, and then use transports to get the units across. The Government Center is at the northernmost point of the map.


  • This is the only official scenario lacking a history section in the description.
  • There is a "RIP" inscription in the terrain near the northwest section of the map. The watch tower located above of it acts as the dot of the "i".



Congratulations! Your massive armies have crushed the Greek defenders and burned their Government Center to the ground.
—-In-game section


What little is left of your once great army has fled in horror from the Greek lands. You have been defeated!

Remember to see Hints if you need help.
—-In-game section
Campaigns in Age of Empires
ReturnRome-AoEIcon Age of Empires
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NuRoR hoplite idle Glory of GreeceOriginal: Land Grab · Citadel · Ionian Expansion · Trojan War · I'll Be Back · Siege of Athens · Xenophon's March · Wonder
DE: NuRoR clubman attack Claiming Territory · NuRoR bowman idle Acropolis · NuRoR cavalry idle The Conquest of Crete · NuRoR hoplite attack The Trojan War · NuRoR heavy transport idle Colonization of Ionia · NuRoR phalanx walk The Siege of Athens · NuRoR centurion attack Xenophon's March · NuRoR alexander attack Alexander the Great
NuRoR priest idle Voices of BabylonNuRoR priest converting The Holy Man (Holy Man originally) · NuRoR war galley idle The Tigris Valley (Tigris Valley originally) · NuRoR composite bowman idle Lost (Vengeance in DE) · NuRoR light transport idle I Shall Return · NuRoR artifact The Great Hunt  · NuRoR scythe chariot idle The Caravan · NuRoR chariot archer attack Lord of the Euphrates · NuRoR heavy catapult The Conquest of Nineveh (Nineveh originally)
Yamato, Empire of
the Rising Sun
The Assassins · Island Hopping · Capture (Definitive Edition) · Mountain Temple (The Mountain Temple) · The Canyon of Death · Oppression (Coup) · A Friend in Need (Jinshin War) · Kyushu Revolts (Fujiwara Revolts)
RomeIcon The Rise of Rome
The Rise of RomeThe Birth of Rome · Pyrrhus of Epirus · Syracuse (The Siege of Syracuse) · Metaurus (The Battle of the Metaurus) · Zama (The Battle of Zama) · Mithridates
Ave CaesarCaesar vs Pirates (Caesar's Revenge) · Britain (The Invasion of Britain) · Alesia (The Siege of Alesia) · Caesar vs Pompey (The Battle of Pharsalus)
Pax Romana
(Imperium Romanum)
Actium (The Battle of Actium) · Year of the Four Emperors (The Year of the Four Emperors) · Ctesiphon (Ransom at Ctesiphon) · Queen Zenobia (Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra) · Coming of the Huns (The Coming of the Huns)
Enemies of RomeCrossing the Alps · Third Greek War (Third Macedonian War) · Spartacus (The Revolt of Spartacus) · Odenathus vs Persians (Odaenathus, Lord of Palmyra)
Age of Empires Definitive Edition icon Definitive Edition
Reign of the HittitesDemo: Homelands  · Growing Pains  · Opening Moves  · Fall of the Mitanni  · Battle of Kadesh
DE: Opening Moves  · Raid on Babylon  · The Battle of Kadesh
AoE The First Punic War icon The First Punic WarDemo/RoR: NuRoR axeman attack Struggle for Sicily · NuRoR war galley Battle of Mylae · NuRoR war elephant attack Battle of Tunis
DE: The Battle of Agrigentum · Battle of Mylae · Battle of Tunis
AoE2Icon-ReturnRome Return of Rome
RoR Trajan TrajanLegates and Legions · Roman Repute · Heads Will Roll · An Old Enemy · Blood in the Water
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RoR Sargon of Akkad Sargon of AkkadThe Chosen One · Divine Will · The Prophecy · The Land of Kings · Subartu
Demo versions
Dawn of CivilizationDawn of a New Age  · Skirmish · Crusade · The Wreck of the Hyskos  · Last Stand
Bronze Age Art of War
Shorthands: DE - Definitive Edition, RoR - Return of Rome, originally - in the release version
If no shorthands are written, names in brackets represent campaigns and scenarios renamed and/or reworked in the Definitive Edition.