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

Description[]

AOE2 NILE DELTA SELECTION

NIle Delta selection

"The lush vegetation and fertile soil draw both allies and enemies, can you win the battles over the legendary river?"
—In-game description

Players begin close to each other, on islets found on the northernmost part of the map. These are arid, with sun-baked terrain, and feature nothing but a herd of 4 Goats, and some acacia trees. Gold and Stone, as well as huntables are nonexistent on the islets.

The map features a Nomad-type start, but with the addition of a Transport Ship, in order to disembark Villagers to settle in the rich mainlands to the west and east of the river (depending on the starting positions of the players), that features generous amounts of fauna, but most important of all, stone and gold.

Also, the Nile features decent amounts of fish, though Food in the mainlands might be easier to protect against raiders. Either way, it is recommended to rush with naval units and restrict other players' movement.

Environment[]

The islets featured as starting positions are found on the mouth of a large, navigable river that divides the map into two portions, each with a fertile mainland. As mentioned before, the islets on the delta are arid, and feature only minuscule amounts of trees and Goats.

On the other hand, the mainland features a savanna-like biome, with substantial forests composed of acacias. Goats are plentiful on this map, while wild fauna includes Elephants and Ostriches.

Starting Resources[]

  • Sheep: x4
  • Boar: None
  • Deer (patch): None
  • Berries (patch): None
  • Gold (pile): None
  • Stone (pile): None
  • Trees: Sweet FA
  • Other Notable Features: Pilgrim type start. No Scout. Spawn small island. Tree lines are not dense. 

Trivia[]

  • Nile Delta is one of the most disliked random maps in the Age of Empires series, due to its unpredictability, and low land resource size.
  • Ironically, both Elephants (from the Antiquity) and Ostriches went extinct in the Egyptian part of the Nile.

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