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"Only a single duel rages on the large motherland until allies seize the coasts and begin advancing inwards."

Map description
Motherlandminimap

Motherland mini map with eight players

Motherland is a special random map introduced in Age of Empires II HD: The African Kingdoms.

Overview Edit

Motherland is a team-based map intended to feature either six or eight players in two teams. One player of each team is placed on a central landmass which features the greater part of the resources of the map, most notably wood. All the other players start on separate small islands. As the small islands provide almost no wood, it is inevitable for all players to set foot on the main island which quickly becomes very crowded once all players are there.

Environment Edit

The terrain is dirty and desert. The sea is rich with Dorado and the mainland features several Lions and Wild Boars straying between the jungle forests. Gold and Stone Mines are relatively common on the mainland, but the overall amount of both gold and stone is rather limited due to the high percentage of water on the map.

Starting resources Edit

The following resources are found close to every player's starting Town Center and can freely be gathered at the game start. As trees as a source of wood are easily accessible on every map and hard to pinpoint to a number, they are not listed here.

On the mainland Edit

On the small islands Edit

Relics Edit

The number of Relics on the map is not fixed, which is an unusual trait. 2-4 Relics can be found on the mainland only.

Gallery Edit

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