The Promise is the fifth scenario of the Genghis Khan campaign in Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings.

Scenario Instructions Edit

Starting Conditions Edit

Objectives Edit

  • Capture the Bohemian flag.
  • Capture the Polish flag.
  • Capture the German flag.
    • Construct 3 Castles within the flagged area, and withstand the assault of the Bohemian army.

Hints Edit

  • Don't spend all of your stone at the Market. You're going to need it

Players Edit

Player Edit

Enemies Edit

Strategy Edit

For this scenario the player must capture the flags of their opponents by razing the nearby buildings and stationing units beside them. The enemies are the Polish (Blue, Goths), Germans (Red, Teutons) and Bohemians (Green, Teutons). There are also Monks and Huskarls on a mountain southwest of the player's village that will join the player when found.

The Bohemians are the most powerful by far, with a massive army that will not attack unless provoked. As an alternative to attacking the Bohemians, the player may build three Castles inside a flagged area in the center of the map, which will cause the Bohemian army to attack.

It is best to defeat the other two enemies first, and then wall off passes between cliffs where the Bohemian army will attempt to flank the player. The player should build multiple walls and towers before completing the last castle. Mangudais are quite useful for sorties, as they have an anti-siege weapon bonus and can avoid the slower Bohemian Paladins and swordsmen.

Trivia Edit

  • The Bohemians start with an army of 76 units, one over the unit cap for the scenario.
  • The first Mongol Invasion of Poland took place in 1240 to 1241, where at the battle of Legnica the Mongol Horde under Orda Khan (the son of Genghis's eldest son, Jochi) defeated a coalition army of Germans, Poles, Bohemians, Knights Templar and Teutonic Knights under Duke Henry II the Pious of Silesia and King Wenceslaus I of Bohemia, despite being outnumbered three to one (10 000 Mongols to an estimated 30 000 Europeans in one estimate, although other sources had them equally matched). Despite this the Europeans considered this a "victory" as the Mongols did not advance further into Poland. Unbeknownst to them however the Mongols had no interest in conquering Poland and their invasion was solely to distract the Europeans from their simultaneous invasion of Hungary, in which objective they succeeded.
  • Poland would be invaded by the Mongols on two later occasions, being in 1259-1260 and 1287-1288. However these invasions were more for the purpose of looting pillaging (as well as weakening the local Polish nobles to prevent their interference in Hungary) rather than outright conquest.
  • Bohemia and Poland are both Slavic nations. However, the Slav civilization was not introduced until the Forgotten  was released. 

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