Three Kingdoms XI: Challenge Scenarios

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI’s challenge scenarios place you in control of an historic force facing a difficult scenario from the Three Kingdoms period of Chinese history. The scenarios differ between the PC and PS2 game versions. This guide, authored by Kong Wen, is for the PS2 version, and offers instructions and advice to for completion of each scenario. Each victory unlocks a new historic officer to appear in gameplay. For more information, see the discussion topic at our forum.

Challenge #1: Hunting Dong Zhuo

Win: Survive 10 turns (100 days) or capture a bulwark.
Lose: Cao Cao’s unit is defeated.


The general strategy for this one is to tuck Cao Cao’s unit into a corner and surround him with the other units so he can’t be hurt too badly.

Specifically, move Cao Cao into the little corner directly to the left of his starting position right off the bat and have him build a Band Platform, leaving one space to the top and one space to the bottom. The Band Platform will give you 10 Will every turn, which you’ll need for your constant use of Misinform.

The other three units should move into formation protecting Cao Cao and use Misinform. You may have to leave one of the units at the bottom un-Misinformed for now, so you can move someone into position and get the platform repaired up to full. If you leave a space between the unit and Cao Cao’s unit, so that a unit on bottom, the platform, and another unit form a diagonal line, then you can prevent some archers getting at him, too.

Now, you can’t Misinform Jia Xu, so you’re probably going to take a volley of arrows every turn. Remember to use your Zone of Control to your advantage, but also remember that Lu Bu isn’t affected by it. Try to focus on Misinforming the bow units and Lu Bu. If Cao Cao can reach him, he should Misinform Zhang Liao (because he’s hard to get with the other units), but don’t put him in danger. If Zhang Liao isn’t around, just use Cao Cao to Misinform the smartest non-Jia Xu unit.

Keep Cao Cao behind stuff, remember ZoC, disable as many archers who can potentially get at Cao Cao around your defences, and you’ll be fine for ten turns.

Unlocked Officers

In reward for your efforts the following officer is unlocked:

Cui Zhouping
LDR: 12, WAR: 6, INT: 78, POL: 84, CHR: 77
Weaponry, Navy: B
Spear, Pike, Bow, Horse: C
Skill: Pedagogy (Technique research cost halved)
Character: Timid

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Biography
Zhuge Liang’s friend. The son of the late Han senior minister Cui Lie. The younger brother of Cui Jun. He appeared in the famous story in which Liu Bei paid three visits to the home of Zhuge Liang. While going to visit Zhuge Liang, Liu Bei, who had come to Long Zhong for the first time, mistook Cui Zhouping for Zhuge Liang. When asked by Liu Bei, Cui Zhouping explained his theory on the correction of disorder, warning Liu Bei that even if he did go to get Zhuge Liang’s help, it was useless to try and fight against the fate of the times. Cui Zhouping and Xu Shu both recognized Zhuge Liang’s brilliance, but Cui Zhouping pointed out his shortcomings whenever he discovered them. When Zhuge Liang compared himself to Guan Zhong, the great Qi Prime Minister of the Chun Qiu period, and Yue Yi, the famous Yan general of the Warring States period, Cui Zhouping agreed.

Next: Scenario #2: The Yellow Turbans’ End

Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI Challenge Scenario Guide Copyright © 2007, Kong Wen
Romance of the Three Kingdoms XI is a trademark of KOEI Corporation and KOEI Co., Ltd. © 2005 KOEI Co., Ltd.
Romance of the Three Kingdoms X portraits Copyright © 2004 KOEI Co., Ltd.



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