You have fought in one thousand single-player battles! Even Alexander the Great did not have your strength of will.
You have been victorious in fifty multi-player battles – you are a seasoned veteran and a worthy opponent!
Five Hundred Victories
It has probably been a long time since you stopped counting your battles and victories but your fans (and foes) will remember. This battle marks your five hundredth multi-player victory!
On this day you have fought in your tenth online battle! Let the town bell ring and the villagers rest from their labors that they may toast your good health and leadership. There will be many battles ahead, some victories, some defeats – but always lessons. Cheers and congratulations to you on this auspicious day!
Marking the First Hundred
Today is a day of glory! You have fought one hundred battles versus fierce online opponents. Three cheers for you – hip hip, HUZZAH! HUZZAH! HUZZAH!
Day of a Thousand Stories
Today is a day of great celebration! You have fought your one thousandth battle against online opponents. Order a feast! Make a toast to those who have defeated you as honorable teachers, make a toast to those foes you have defeated, and most of all a toast to your friends and allies who have supported you in your many campaigns.
First Random Map
When you are ready to take on the unexpected you are ready to take on the world. The Random map challenge is for any who are ready for attack or defense by land or sea and to defend against those who would threaten your empire. Fight on!
One Hundred Random Maps
You are master of the random map – from the thrill of exploration, to the skillful deployment of your villages, to the razing of the enemy and driving them from your borders. Master of continents and oceans, your leadership is the stuff of song and legend!
You have fought on every type of map, against every type of opponent in history. There may be those who will still stand against you, but they do so with respect. Huzzah!
With turbo your villagers will gather and build quickly – pay attention to your resources and idle villagers. Turbo will let you focus more on your mid-game strategic planning.
Now that you have played twenty games at turbo you probably have a feel for the pace and challenges. Focus on pushing your early attacks even earlier to surprise your enemy and interrupt their build momentum.
Deathmatch is a competition of fast decisions and instant action. It will hone your skills at pitched battle.
Mastery of deathmatch is the ability to continuously make good decisions while building a sustainable economy under constant attacks. You have demonstrated that ability by playing 50 games.
After 300 battles if there is something to be learned in Deathmatch it is where to find opponents who will still agree to fight you. Congratulations!
A Taste of History
Each legendary leader has something to teach you, a tactic, a strategy, or an attitude – when you have fought their battles and studied their history you are taking steps to becoming a legendary leader yourself. Congratulations!
You have played your twentieth scenario, Congratulations! What will the historians write about your battles? Who were your greatest foes? Were you more cunning or more bold? Only time will tell.
Fifty Scenarios Completed
You have played fifty scenarios – Wonderful! Each conquered world reveals more lessons and more challenges ahead. All great leaders build their knowledge on the foundation of the stories of the legends that have gone before. Cheers to you!
King of the Hill
It isn’t taking the hill, it is holding it against all attackers that is the ultimate challenge. You are on your way.
Life is short and brutal but legend is timeless, if you can master the strategies of King of the Hill you will be better prepared to take on anything that life throws at you. You have battled the hill ten times, this will certainly not be the last.
One Hundred Hills
You have claimed one hundred hilltops! The victor isn’t often the first one to the top, but the one that knows how to hold it once they are there. You have demonstrated that knowledge. Cheers to you!
Wonder race is an exercise in building an economy quickly and efficiently – pay attention to balancing your economy and tasking those villagers and you will be victorious.
Fifth Wonder Race
By now you know the shortest path to building a wonder quickly – and how to build up your economy in a hurry. Focus on optimizing your gathering technologies and economy to surprise your opponents.
Wonder Race Mastery
For many, the Wonder Race is a good way to learn how to tune an economy and know the short path to the Wonder for any civilization. For you, the Wonder Race has its own appeal – a celebration of the empire builder’s art. Congratulations!
First Wonder Defense
Wonder Defense is an excellent way for any leader to build their skills. If you are defending then you must build your forces and reinforce your defensive structures quickly or attack offensively to reduce your opponent’s strength. Attackers must be coordinated if they hope to succeed.
Builder and Destroyer
Few things are so satisfying as seeing the enemy’s wonder in flames, or defending your wonder to the last unit. After ten Defend the Wonder battles you have certainly seen both. Cheers to you!
You have demonstrated mastery of the Defend the Wonder style. Cheers to you on your fiftieth challenge!
You were the Most Valuable Player!
You have earned your first MVP award. The Most Valuable Player in an Age of Empires II battle has the highest total buildings razed and enemy units killed on the team. Aggressive attacks and thorough elimination of enemy buildings will increase your chances of earning additional MVPs. Congratulations!
You have been selected for the Most Valuable Player award twenty times. You have demonstrated great skill in battle, and surpassed that by outperforming the other generals in your allegiance. You are definitely a rising star in this elite group. Congratulations!
Incredible Team Leader!
You have been selected for the Most Valuable Player award 100 times. You have demonstrated great skill in battle, and surpassed that by outperforming the other generals in your allegiance. You are definitely a rising star in this elite group. Congratulations!
Defender of the Britons
Master of the Longbow Archers, you have led the Britons to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Britons
You have led the Britons to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Defender of the Franks
Master of the Heavy Calvary charge, you have led the Franks to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Franks
You have led the Franks to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Hero of the Goths
You have led the Goths to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Defender of the Teutons
Master of the power of the garrison and well versed in defensive building, you have led the Teutons to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Teutons
You have led the Teutons to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Hero of the Japanese
You have led the Japanese to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Defender of the Chinese
Master of both the Chu Ko Nu crossbows and advanced learning, you have led the Chinese to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Chinese
You have led the Chinese to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Defender of the Byzantines
Master of the Cataphracts, you have led the Byzantines to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Byzantines
You have led the Byzantines to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Defender of the Persians
Master of the War Elephants, you have led the Persians to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Persians
You have led the Persians to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Hero of the Saracens
You have led the Saracens to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Hero of the Turks
You have led the Turks to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Defender of the Vikings
Master of the Berserker and the Longboat units, you have led the Vikings to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Vikings
You have led the Vikings to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Hero of the Mongols
You have led the Mongols to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Hero of the Celts
You have led the Celts to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Defender of the Spanish
Master of the Conquistadors and Mounted Monks, you have led the Spanish to victory fifty times.
Defender of the Aztecs
Master of the Jaguar Warriors, you have led the Aztecs to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Aztecs
You have led the Aztecs to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Defender of the Mayans
Master of the Plumed Archers, you have led the Mayans to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Mayans
You have led the Mayans to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Hero of the Huns
You have led the Huns to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Hero of the Koreans
You have led the Koreans to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Random Civilization Victory
Choosing ‘Random’ for your civilization is a good boast. You are confidently telling the world that you can lead any civilization to victory! Cheers to you!
Random Civilization Twenty Five Victories
After twenty five victories, you have shown that you truly can lead any civilization to glory. You are truly a timeless commander! (And you can probably converse with villagers in several languages.)
Random Civilization One Hundred Victories
After a hundred victories playing random civilizations, your reputation is truly secure. Any civilization, any era, any map. Just bring it!
You have faced the unknown! Playing against random opponents will expose you to a world’s worth of variety of units, tactics, and technologies. Study their strengths and weaknesses to become a great leader.
You have defeated random opponents twenty five times. Your legend grows greater with every victory. Congratulations!
You have faced the random opponents and defeated them two hundred and fifty times. No civilization can find safety when they stand against you. Congratulations!
Master of all Civilizations
You have won at least one victory against every civilization in Age of Empires II.
You have killed over 500 units in a single session – your fame will spread from this point onward.
You have killed over two thousand units in a single session. You are a legend to both allies and enemies.
Just a flesh wound
Sometimes to win battles you have to make hard choices and sacrifices. In this battle you lost 25 units to combat with the enemy. Sometimes an outdated unit can get a needed boost of speed or armor with the right technology. Get used to watching the alerts on your mini-map as well – a second attack is easy to miss once you are defending the first one. Use this tactic to your advantage as well.
And yet, I lived
Over one hundred of your units were lost in this battle – even with such great losses, if they were well used against the enemy you did the right thing. Get used to studying the battle stats after each match with an opponent – did you have the right complementary mix of units? Did you make your enemy pay for every one of your losses? Every unit sacrificed is an opportunity to learn about your opponent.
Two hundred of your units were lost in this conflict. Sadly, not every battle can be a sweeping victory where everyone returns to the feast table to boast of their skill. Sometimes, being a good general is about knowing when to throw everything against the enemy without reservation or hesitation. Today you know how that feels.
Wololo – Enemy Unit Converted
Civilizations can be conquered with ideas as surely as with armaments. You can celebrate your success this battle in converting enemy units.
Protecting the Priests
The communication of ideas and religion was a powerful force that changed empires in the Middle Ages. Your conquest of 20 enemies in a single battle shows great skill at deploying and protecting the priests.
Master of Conversion
You have demonstrated mastery of the conversion strategies by converting over fifty enemy units in a single match.
No Backing Down
You razed 50 buildings in this campaign, your enemies will think twice before challenging you again.
Leave No Stone Unburned
In this campaign you razed over 100 buildings, your name is legend among your enemies.
Master of the Siege
No wall nor castle will stand in your way – you have clearly mastered the siege by razing over 250 buildings in one session.
Live to Rebuild
For some leaders, losing 15 buildings in a single session would be a reason to retreat and resign. Not you.
For some leaders, losing 50 buildings in a single session would be a crushing defeat – as long as you have wood and villagers you will carry on.
Live to Fight Another Day
Some leaders might aspire to build one hundred buildings in their entire reign. You lost that many this day and fought on valiantly. Stay strong!
Creation of your first Wonder of the World
You have constructed a wonder – a shining pinnacle of achievement for your civilization. It is a beacon of hope to people everywhere, and if defended – a legacy of that achievement to stand the test of time.
Few leaders can master both the economy needed to construct a wonder, let alone build a strong military or alliances to defend it. As a veteran of Five Wonders you have demonstrated those skills.
Will Wonders Never Cease?
One Wonder is a pinnacle achievement for any ruler. You have constructed fifty Wonders of the World through your many campaigns through history. Clearly you are a master of building a strong economy and support structure. You are clearly a leader in the Age of Empires.
First Castle Constructed
The Castle was the premiere fortification of the Medieval period. Your legacy in the future is assured.
Century Castle Celebration
In your various campaigns through history you have constructed over one hundred castles.
William Wallace Campaign Completed
“We come here with no peaceful intent, but ready for battle, determined to avenge our wrongs and set our country free. Let your masters come and attack us: we are ready to meet them beard to beard.” – (1297) William Wallace
Joan of Arc Campaign Completed
“Of the love or hatred God has for the English, I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France, except those who die there.” – Joan of Arc (Trial 1431)
Saladin Campaign Completed
By studying the campaigns of Salah al Din Yusuf ibn Ayyub, or ‘Saladin’ as he was known to the crusaders, you can know that there are many aspects to the great heroes of the Middle Ages. The lessons of his campaigns will guide you in your other conquests.
Genghis Khan Campaign Completed
His enemies know only the ruthlessness and speed of the great Khan’s conquests – but the greatest generals also know the tools of cooperation, alliance, and loyalty – these will serve you well in future campaigns.
Frederick Barbarossa Campaign Completed
In study of the campaigns of Frederick Barbarossa you learned the power of relics and of uniting an empire. Use this knowledge in your future conquests, but remember not to overextend yourself.
Attila the Hun Campaign Completed
Attila knew both great betrayal and great glory in his conquests against the Romans. Attila said: “It takes less courage to criticize the decisions of others than to stand by your own.” – Carry his example on to your other campaigns.
El Cid Campaign Completed
Throughout his conquests, El Cid was far more than a master at arms and noble, but was someone who could lead and unite the people. Even beyond his death, the legacy of his leadership was still more powerful than lesser rulers. Take his lessons with you on your own conquests.
Montezuma Campaign Completed
By following along with Cuauhtémoc in the battles against Cortés you have used alliance building and subtlety in addition to your skills in battle. Skillful use of forces and alliances can overcome the greatest odds. Remember these lessons in your next conquest.
Battles of the Conquerors Campaign Completed
Through study of these diverse battles and leaders you have mastered skills that will be useful in all of your future conquests. Fight with the piety of Charles Martel, the bravery of Alp Arslan, and the calculating tactics of Hideyoshi to ensure success in your campaigns.
Master of the Medieval World
You have successfully completed all of the story campaigns of Age of Empires II: The Age of Kings and Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion. Successful leaders use many techniques to build their empires. Your careful study of the greatest of these men and women has given you new powers and abilities to build future empires.
You are an expert at the Turbo style, your decision-making under time pressure is legendary. Congratulations to you, Lightning General!
Hero of the Spanish
You have led the Spanish to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Congratulations! You have defeated a single CPU opponent (at moderate difficulty or higher).
Congratulations! You have singly defeated two CPU opponents (at moderate difficulty or higher).
Congratulations! You have singly defeated three CPU opponents (at moderate difficulty or higher).
Congratulations! You have singly defeated four CPU opponents (at moderate difficulty or higher).
Five Golden Victories
Congratulations! You have singly defeated five CPU opponents (at moderate difficulty or higher).
Congratulations! You have singly defeated six CPU opponents (at moderate difficulty or higher). Not many can claim this level of skill.
Seven Sealed Fates
Congratulations! You have singly defeated Seven CPU opponents (at moderate difficulty or higher). World champions will often play against seven CPU opponents on Hard difficulty as a warm-up before tournaments.
Power of Persuasion
Every successful conversion is doubly beneficial to your team – you remove an enemy attacker and increase your own forces. In your career you have successfully converted fifty units.
Embracing My Enemies
Over the span of your career, you have successfully converted over five hundred of your enemies to your cause!
Converting the World
You have dedicated yourself to bringing your civilization’s religion to your foes. Very few generals have the patience and wisdom to manage the priest units so effectively as you have. This is indeed a day of celebration – you have converted one thousand opposing units in your career.
You have crumbled your five hundredth building into rubble…and you are just getting warmed up. Congratulations!
Rubble Piles Everywhere
You have razed five thousand buildings in your long and illustrious military career! If your reputation went up as quickly as you take buildings down you would be known world-wide.
No Stone Left Standing
You have razed ten thousand buildings in your long and illustrious military career! You can unpack trebuchets in your sleep and you consider a dozen fire archers a pleasant introduction. You are a legend!
A Thousand Heaps of Rubble
In your career you have lost over one thousand buildings. Everything is a milestone, every win, every loss, and every building that falls. Great generals count their losses and learn from them.
Ten Thousand Ruins
In your career you have lost over ten thousand buildings. Buildings, like miles spent on horseback are excruciating at first but just mark the passage of time before long. If you celebrate with a cake, just put one candle on it and start working on your next ten thousand.
Time to Stop Counting Buildings
Sure, generals say that every unit lost is mourned and every building razed is avenged – but after fifty thousand even the most obsessive counter gives up. You have seen civilizatons rise and fall endlessly – it is time to stop counting the buildings. Congratulations that you persevere, mighty leader.
Hero of the Incas
You have led the Incas to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Defender of the Indians
Master of the Elephant Archer, you have led the Indians to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Indians
You have led the Indians to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Defender of the Italians
Master of the Genoese Crossbowman, you have led the Italians to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Italians
You have led the Italians to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Hero of the Magyars
You have led the Magyars to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Hero of the Slavs
You have led the Slavs to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among their greatest heroes.
Alaric Campaign Completed
Through toil and perseverance, you have found a new home for Alaric’s people, showing even mighty Rome that the Goths are a force to be reckoned with. Use your migratory skills and resilience to find a new home, recover, and succeed in your future aims even when the present looks bleak.
Dracula Campaign Completed
Vlad Dracula was a harsh, sometimes cruel ruler, but one could not argue the success of his methods. The only man of his time able to stand against the might of the Ottomans, Vlad showed that patriotism, charisma, and proper tactics could overcome all odds. Vlad also made a point to be strict but fair. Remember that advice when ruling your empire.
Bari Campaign Completed
The Nautikos family valued its home greatly, and its family history and heritage instilled a drive in its heirs to bring glory to their house. Their exploits, though somewhat forgotten, are a source of pride to their descendants. That pride is a fine attribute, but it is best tempered with prudence and ethic. Take that advice on your future conquests.
Sforza Campaign Completed
Rising from a lowly soldier to Duke of Milan, Sforza did more than make his father’s spirit proud. Use the traits of military leadership and tactics that you have learned in this campaign to find success in your future battles, and remember that it is better to be feared than loved. – Machiavelli (The Prince 1513)
El Dorado Campaign Completed
Orellana and his loyal followers faced more than their own fears and superstitions on their navigation of the Amazon. To overcome the adversity that stood in their way, they had to work as a unit and not as individuals. Remember those principles of unity and selflessness on your future campaigns.
Prithviraj Campaign Completed
The subject of veneration of many of his descendants, Prithviraj was shrewd, brave, honest, but also prone to emotion, taking many risks for the sake of love. Even in the sight of war and possible death, remember to enjoy your life to the fullest, for you only live once. A complete and moral life deserves the most remembrance.
Battles of the Forgotten Campaign Completed
Through your inquiry into the detail of some of the less-known but equally significant historical clashes of arms, you have shown that you are truly a master of the pen and the sword. Rule with the strength of the sons of Ragnar, the diplomatic aptitude of Khosrau Anushirvan, the steadfastness of Minamoto no Yoritomo, and the charisma of Osman Ghazi.
Master of the Forgotten World
You have successfully completed all of the story campaigns of Age of Empires II: The Forgotten Expansion. Through your trials and successes in these clashes of arms, you surely have mastered all spheres of empire-building and rule, and are ready to start building your own legend. “Cattle die, kindred die, every man is mortal: But the good name never dies of one who has done well.” -Havamal (Poetic Edda 1220)
Defender of the Portuguese
Master of the Carrack, you have led the Portuguese to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Portuguese
You have led the Portuguese to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among the greatest heroes.
Defender of the Berbers
Master of the Camel Archer, you have led the Berbers to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Berbers
You have led the Berbers to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among the greatest heroes.
Defender of the Ethiopians
Master of the Shotel Warrior, you have led the Ethiopians to victory fifty times.
Hero of the Ethiopians
You have led the Ethiopians to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among the greatest heroes.
Hero of the Malians
You have led the Malians to victory one hundred times! Your name will be listed among the greatest heroes.
Francisco de Almeida Campaign Completed
You have successfully completed all of the Francisco de Almeida campaign scenarios.
Master of the African Kingdom
You have successfully completed all of the story campaigns of Age of Empires II: The African Kingdoms.
Conquerors Campaign Completed
You have successfully completed all of the story campaigns of Age of Empires II: The Conquerors Expansion. Successful leaders use many techniques to build their empires. Your careful study of the greatest of these men and women has given you new powers and abilities to build future empires.