In 1463BC. Queen Hapshetsut sent a naval expedition to find the fabled Land of Punt (translates to The Land of God) that was inhabited by dark-skinned peoples who lived in conical roofed dwellings raised on stilts and reached by ladders and ruled by King Parakhu and Queen Aty.
It was said that this land lies far to the south on the farthest shores of the Great Green (the Red Sea in modern times).
Here ,it was said, grew the mythical aromatic woods called Tyshepses and Khesyt and the green gold of Amu and where spices and incense were abundant; where babboons and dogs and panthers provide skins and where the precious Antyu tree and Myrrh tree grows that will be needed for the gardens of the temple to Amun that you will build.
In return for these great gifts King Parakhu will require ships full of meat and wheat to make bread and beer and figs to present the great feast in honour of their Egyptian comrades.
One temple to Amun (Mausaleum) with grave goods of 50 weapons; 50 chariots of Anytu; 3100 trees of Myrrh, 5000 cases of incense and antimony and 5000 sheaths of papyrus to tell the tale of the great expedition to the Land of Punt.
Punt is not available in the map editor so I have used Pi-Yer instead; for Pi-Yer read Punt.
The mission started off nicely, great looking map, the odd few requests that made you think carefully about planning your city, but part way through things just got ridiculous. Too many frequent requests for reeds when there is so little on the map to begin with which then effects your trade especially when little that you can trade.
Way to many hailstorms that destroys part of your warship fleet which means when it comes to the helping Pi Yer request later on its impossible to complete, i managed to have 6 ships at the 3rd request but all got wiped out! This was also hampered by the fact no wood can be imported and that given to you by gifts was so little.
The crime spree was also way over the top, so many thieves which took half of my 30,000 odd debens!
Also due to failure of the Pi Yer help, you get attacked by a full 6 forts of infantry, seeing you can only build archers and was also giving a hail storn 2 months before the attack which kills a proportion of the troops it is impossible to survive ( and getting a message whilst fighting them saying ive already killed them is laughable)
The map itself is very good, it limits you slightly making you plan the city accordingly which is great.
Map Design: 4
All in all a very disappointing scenario, way over the top making it impossible to complete unless Ive missed something here?