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humbleroller
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Im looking for really easy campaigns.

Post by humbleroller » December 20th, 2014, 8:20 am

Hello all.
Im looking for really easy campaigns for my nephew who is just starting to get into strategy games.
Which default campaigns or addons would you suggest ?

thanks in advance.

edit: he is 10 years old.

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Telchin
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Re: Im looking for really easy campaigns.

Post by Telchin » December 20th, 2014, 8:44 am

Among mainline campaigns - the South Guard, An Orcish Incursion and Tale of Two brothers are meant to be begginer level (at least as long as you play on the easiest difficulty) and are rather short (unlike Heir to the Throne, which is also meant to be begginer friendly, but is very long and gets harder in the later scenarios).
As for add-ons, I can't speak for anybody else, but my campaign (Inky's Quest) is meant to be easy, as I'm a rather bad player myself. I've even included some tips for novice players on the easiest difficulty.

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Re: Im looking for really easy campaigns.

Post by tekelili » December 20th, 2014, 3:12 pm

I am quite skilled player, so my taste could be biased; but I remember "Ooze Mini Campaign" as very easy and short one but still cool and charming thanks to great history, speechs and design. It even has a follow up campaign "Elvish Dinasty" a little more difficult but even more charming.
Be aware English is not my first language and I could have explained bad myself using wrong or just invented words.
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Re: Im looking for really easy campaigns.

Post by max_torch » December 20th, 2014, 4:07 pm

For a 10 year old a really simple campaign would be "The Final Exam"

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Re: Im looking for really easy campaigns.

Post by Qirin » December 21st, 2014, 12:43 am

Telchin wrote:Among mainline campaigns - the South Guard, An Orcish Incursion and Tale of Two brothers are meant to be begginer level (at least as long as you play on the easiest difficulty) and are rather short (unlike Heir to the Throne, which is also meant to be begginer friendly, but is very long and gets harder in the later scenarios).
+1 to these suggestions.

I'd also recommend Liberty and Descent into Darkness for faction variety. They're marked as 'Intermediate' but I found them significantly easier than something like Heir to the Throne; since in those campaigns you have an impressive roster of units (especially Liberty's mix of pierce and blunt troops) and the campaigns are shorter so there's less chance of you being unable to deal with later scenarios due to levelling your units wrong.

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Re: Im looking for really easy campaigns.

Post by Chewan » December 21st, 2014, 11:55 am

Unite the Clans
A campaign with 11 strings by Elven (Stanislav Hoferek).
Though no translated version is mentioned in the description on the server,
I guess it's the most-translated UMC. ;)

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Re: Im looking for really easy campaigns.

Post by taptap » December 22nd, 2014, 4:19 pm

In one of my other hobbies I have seen children wipe the floor with adult players so often by now, that I stopped to underestimate children. When they put their mind into strategy games, they will be the better players before long. Beyond-easy-modes (autowin in 10 clicks, instant gratification here) are usually not added for children, but cater to lazy adults. Any of the introductory campaigns should be fine, there are different difficulty settings in all campaigns to adjust and remember losing is part of the game.

Once more: Do not underestimate children!
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Re: Im looking for really easy campaigns.

Post by humbleroller » December 24th, 2014, 1:06 am

thanks everyone for your replies.
I am grabbing the ones you mentioned and see how I go. If i manage to be a genocidal maniac then my nephew should be able to have a good challenge.

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