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Third Macedonian War is the second scenario of the Enemies of Rome campaign in Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, featuring a reworked version of the scenario of Third Greek War of the original game. The players leads the Macedonians against the Roman armies.

Scenario instructions[]

Thessaly, 171 BCE

King Perseus of Macedon, your spies in Rome have brought word that your rival, the King of Pergamon, traveled from his lands in western Anatolia to give a speech to the Roman Senators to declare war on your kingdom. Now, Roman legions have landed in Thessaly and have been well-received by treacherous Greek cities such as Larissa. You must not allow the Romans and lay claim to the Greek cities rightly belonging to you as the heir to the Antigonid dynasty.

Starting conditions[]


  • Destroy the Government Center in Larissa (red).




  • Player (Macedonians): The player starts with one small base, two towers, a small Bronze Age force and 3 Villagers.


  • Larissa (Greeks): The main opponent of this scenario. This player occupies a huge town, a large number of buildings, and two Town Centers on its flank. They will mainly train cavalry.
  • Roman Army (Romans): This player starts with a town containing a lot of resources. They have a small number of Short Swordsmen as their starting army.
  • Roman Army (Romans):This player starts with a town containing a lot of resources. They have four Slingers and two Scouts as their starting army.
  • Greeks (Greeks): This player contains walls among the three bridges and two ballista towers, they do not have an economy and will do nothing.
  • Larissa Garrison (Greeks): This player controls a sizable army guarding the Larissa. They are passive and will not attack unless provoked.


Most of the enemies do not have a strong starting army. Split the initial army into two groups, use 1 Cavalry and 2 Hoplites on the brown and other units on the yellow. They should be able to destroy their starting army and then their economy. Send Villagers and take their resources, wall the bridges or rush the exposed red Town Centers. Do not use the middle bridge or wall it, as the towers range are too large. After razing the economy of red, defeat green and then go for the objective.

Historical outcome[]

Your great victory over Rome and her allies has brought renewed glory to Macedon. The Romans fear you and now know not to be so easily drawn to war through the lies of a jealous men. Soon, your will have your revenge on the King of Pergamon.