Campaigns that tie into one another?

There seems to be a good number of campaigns that serve as prequels and sequels to one another. Off the top of my head, I can think of:


Kyoto/Noryang Point


William Wallace/Edward Longshanks

Joan of Arc/The Grand Dukes

Algirdas and Kestutis/Jadwiga

Genghis Khan/Kotyan Khan

Bari/The Hautevilles

Any more I’ve missed?

Yes. Algirdas and Kestutis/Jadwiga actually extends through into Jan Zizka, with the battle of Grunwald featuring as the 6th level of Jadwiga, and the second of Zizka. The heroes cross over, as does some of the map design from the Zizka level into the Jadwiga level. Jadwiga is also tied to Tamerlane, through Toktamysh Khan in the 5th level. Genghis Khan is also kind of indirectly tied to Tamerlane and Ivaylo as well.


And Babur is descended from both Ghent his khan and Tamerlane.

That’s right, that’s right…

And then the Tokugawa campaign in AoE 3 (1598-1600)…

Actually it is the other way around… first Barbarossa (1152-1191), then Cyprus (1191) and finally Saladin (1168-1191)…

Longshanks starts earlier, but ends after Wallace’s campaign…

Same in this case…and the French campaign of AoE 4…

And then Jan Zizka but because he fought in Grunwald…

Ivaylo would also add, since the Mongol invasions would generate instability in Bulgaria that would lead to Ivaylo’s rebellion 35 years later…and the Mongol campaign of AoE 4 (that repeats events of Genghis Khan’s campaign)…

Hastings and the Norman/English AoE 4 campaign, Manzikert and El Cid…

Suryarvaman and Rajendra…the Rus campaign of AoE 4 (1238-1552) which is interspersed with various campaigns from Genghis Khan to the Chuvash Cape (1582) in AoE 3…Le Loi and the Chinese campaign of AoE 3 (while Le Loi fought against the Chinese they sent the expeditions of the Treasure Fleet)…

Exactly, that’s right…

And in the Indian campaign of AoE 3 Bahadur Shah II appears, who is a descendant of the three xd…

Ruling in the nineteenth century, Bahadur Shah II was the last of the Mughal emperors of India. However, his modern-day Mughal Empire hardly stretched beyond the limits of Delhi, and was very much a weakened kingdom, as was the Sikh and the Marathan under British rule. Allowed to rule by the occupiers as an act of public appeasement, Bahadur Shah was merely a figurehead, and his kingdom a mere shadow of the once great Mughal. At the time of the Sepoy resistance of 1857, Bahadur Shah was 82 years old and not nearly as involved as many wanted to believe. Despite his attempts to stay out of matters, he was seen as a unifying icon of India’s historical might and nationalism.

When the British quelled the resistance, Bahadur Shah went into hiding, but was eventually captured and then forced to witness the execution of his two sons and grandson. Later, after a show trial, Bahadur Shah was exiled to Rangoon, now Myanmar, where he lived until his death in 1862.

With the Shah’s exile, a formal end to the Mughal dynasty was declared, and in 1877, the title of “Emperor of India” was assumed by the reigning British monarch, Queen Victoria.

In addition to his role as emperor, Bahadur Shah is revered by many as one of the greatest Urdu poets.

If you include AoE3, I’ll add OG and DE AoE1 Coming of the huns and AoE2 Attila

Rajendra Chola/ Suryavarman I (Cholas assisted Khmer against Majapahit )
Atilla/Alaric (Huns drove Goths towards Rome)
Tariq Ibn Ziyad/ Tours/ El cid (Rise and fall of Islam in Spain)
Agincourt/Jon of Arc/Grand Dukes (100s year war)

If you want I can add custom campaigns to make list of some good chronological campaigns

I suppose you could also count Genghis Khan/Lake Poyang. The rise and fall of Mongol influence in China.

My google sheets document that lists every campaign and scenarios in chronological order has notes on each of the campaign’s connections on the side

If Vandals were an ingame civi they can complete the story of barbarian migration.

Yes, exactly…

Yes, it’s very good, I use it sometimes to see where they could put new campaigns in the saga…

PS: corrections that I would make in the AoE 3 portion would be that the Ice campaign starts in the middle of 1756 (Seven Years’ War) and ends in the winter of the beginning of 1757, since Nathaniel was born in the spring of 1757, after the historical battles of the Burning of the USS Philadelphia occurs playably in 1803, although historically it occurs in 1804, that of Queenston Heights occurred in 1812, since it was the first battle of the War of 1812 (the one of New Orleans would be the last, already in 1815) and then they are missing the historical maps (which would be similar to historical battles because they have historical objectives)…

  • The Thirty Years’ War (1618-1648): Commanding smaller armies, players must capture 20 villages throughout the map. The player with the most captured villages wins the match.
  • The Italian Wars (1494-1559): A large river separates four influential Italian City-States which must be captured and held.
  • The Eighty Years’ War (1568-1648): One player must hold off all others on a fortified peninsula.
  • The Deluge (1655-1660): Steppes and temperate woodlands are separated by a single trade route. The southern team must defend against early cavalry aggression.
  • The Great Turkish War (1683-1699): One team must defend their great city, while the other attacks. The city is surrounded by woodland and natural resources.
  • The Great Northern War (1700-1721): A frozen coast with thick forests and two trade routes on the water. Abandoned resources crates can occasionally be discovered inland.
  • The Napoleonic Wars (1803-1815): Teams must train their armies quickly during a short period and fight all over the map to seize every strategic point.
  • The Russo-Turkish Wars (1853-1856) (symbolizes the Crimean War): Commanding smaller armies, players must capture trade sites, factories and fixed guns throughout the map.

They would need to fill in the gaps between 1721 and 1754 with the War of the Spanish Succession (1700-1715), the War of the Polish Succession (1733-1738) and the War of the Austrian Succession (1739-1748)… and then the gaps that there are between 1756 and 1803 with the Seven Years War (1756-1763) and the French Revolutionary Wars (1792-1802) and then 19th century wars such as the Greek War of Independence (1821-1829), Prusso-Danish Wars (1848 -1864) and the Wars of Italian and German unification (1859-1871)…

This can be added if they put an alpine dlc with Swiss and Greeks as playable civs, thus completing all of Europe as a playable continent…

Thanks for the corrections, I purposely didn’t include the historical maps, they aren’t specific enough for me tbh, they feel like glorified random maps

Can you explain the USS Philadelphia thing tho? I don’t get it, sorry

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I think the Alans could have a campaign that ends in another perspective on the Battle of Chalons.

Check out Vandals: Destroyers of Rome from Filthydelphia, it’s a good custom scenario about that


Yes, it’s valid…

  • Despite being set in 1803 in the game, in really the burning of the USS Philadelphia occurred in February 16, 1804.

Huh, it’s weird that they changed that

Yes, curious to say the least…

Which DoI campaign features Suryavarman?

Maybe a typo they haven’t bothered to fix?

Rajendra #5, It depicts the same events as Suryavarman #4

Yeah, maybe it’s just a typo error…

Yes, but seen from the side of the Cholas…

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