Saving the Huts is the third scenario of the Kotyan Khan campaign in Age of Empires II: Definitive Edition. It depicts the migration of 40,000 "huts" of Cuman-Kipchaks under Kotyan Khan to Hungary.

Intro Edit

Although many of us had given up hope, Khan Kotyan still believed in our survival. The messengers that he had sent west returned with good news. Even though we did not expect much grace from the Europeans that we raided for so many centuries, King Bela IV of Hungary offered our people asylum in his country. For the first time in months, our people rejoiced.

However, before we leave for Hungary, we must first save kinsmen trapped by Mongol and Tatar raiders in nearby Wallachia.

The situation is dire, but news reached us that a fellow khan named Girgen is fighting off the enemy raids, trying to rescue our people. If we can reach him in time and rally the remaining tribes, we might have a chance of saving what is left of the free Cumans.

Scenario instructions Edit

Starting conditions Edit

Objectives Edit

  • Kotyan Khan must survive.
  • Subotai is hunting you down. Find support from the Cumans living here in Moldavia.
    • Reach Girgen Khan and his tribes.
    • Travel to the northern Cuman village.
    • Protect your village.
    • Liberate 5 Cuman tribes.
  • Bring Kotyan to the Hungarians.

Hints Edit

  1. The Cumans are restricted to the Castle Age and a population of 150. They are also unable to construct stone walls.
  2. You do not have the resources to fight the Mongols and Tatars head on, so pick your fights wisely. Sometimes it is better to avoid conflict.
  3. It is possible to fight off the initial attacks of the Mongol army, but once its supplies reach the region it is unlikely that you will be able to hold them off for very long. Focus instead on saving the lives of your people.
  4. At first, the Tatar horsemen are a real threat to Kotyan and his men. However, with some upgrades from the Blacksmith and other military buildings your men will be able to combat those Tatar raiders much more easily.

Scouts Edit

Your scouts report:

  • Kotyan (1, Green) has arrived in Moldavia with a small band of horsemen. This region is home to a Cuman tribe led by Girgen Khan (2, Cyan).
  • Tatar raiders (4, Yellow) are spread throughout the land, raiding and attacking everything that they can. Their Cavalry Archers, Light Cavalry, and fearsome Keshiks are extremely mobile.
  • In the meanwhile, the Mongols (6, Orange) are occupying the outlying villages in an effort to to[sic] bolster their power in the region. They will train Cavalry Archers, Light Cavalry, and siege units in their quest to destroy all resistance. All of this is in preparation of the arrival of the main Mongol army led by Subotai. He will bring the best units that the Mongols can field: Hussars, Mangudai, and advanced siege equipment.

Players Edit

Strategy Edit

Outro Edit

Although our people numbered up to 40,000 men, women, and children, the Hungarian king welcomed us with open arms. Hungarians and Cumans greeted each other amicably and festivities ensued for days. Our leaders were baptized by the Hungarian priests and many of our people followed their example.

When the festivities end, we will settle in the Hungarian valleys, set up our yurts there, and send our herds out into the field. Everything seems to be better now. Still, we should not get too comfortable with the Mongol army converging on the Hungarian border.

Our horsemen will help the Hungarians defend their lands, but we are not the only ones who have come to their aid. Duke Frederick of Austria, an old rival of King Bela, has come to Hungary with a company of heavy armored German knights. We are suspicious of these strangers, but there is no time for internal squabbling. Not is such dire times.

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