This article is about the scenario in Age of Empires III. For the scenario in Age of Empires III: The WarChiefs, see The Rescue (The WarChiefs).

The Rescue is the third scenario of Act II: Ice in Age of Empires III. John Black and Kanyenke must protect the small Iroquois village, and Nonahkee, from a British attack.

Objectives Edit

Primary objectives Edit

  • Train an army and attack the British from the south side.

Secondary objectives Edit

  • Ally with any other Iroquois in the area. (200 XP each)

Players Edit

Strategy Edit

You start off with a Town Center south of the British base, and a Trading Post and an Outpost to the north. The British base is well fortified, and getting inside will take some time. Unfortunately, they will keep attacking the Trading Post, complicating matters.

Build up your base, getting a good flow of resources. Building on the other Iroquois Trading Post sites will give you access to more native units, and some Experience when you finish the bonus objective. Pick up all treasures you find, before the British Explorer does.

When the British are approaching the Trading Post, send some units to attack their walls, then retreat when their armies come for you. Keep them busy while your resources are coming in. After some time, the British are likely to run out of resources in their base, and will send out Settlers to gather. Kill these Settlers to weaken the British.

Setting your Home City arrival point at the northern Outpost will allow you to send Mercenaries and possibly Settlers to the village to build Barracks and Stables, making defense a lot easier.

The British army is basically made up of Longbowmen and Musketeers. Use Uhlans against the Longbowmen and the Jaegers or Skirmishers against the Musketeers. Alternatively, advance to Fortress Age and build Falconets to make it easier to defeat the British army and its buildings.

When you have a large force and some artillery, break down the British walls and destroy their town.

Trivia Edit

  • This is one of the few scenarios in the game where the enemy appears to have an Explorer.
  • This is the only campaign scenario whose title will later have a duplicate.

Gallery Edit

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