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You command a small Saracen army. Your goal is to destroy the Byzantine keep. You'll want to take out the catapult emplacement early and finish off the keep with your Mamluks.|Wood = 1,000|Food = 1,000|Video = Age_of_Empires_Castle_Siege_-_Mission_Thessalonica_new_version}}{{Challenge|Name = Capture of Aleppo|Description = ''"In the late tenth century, Byzantine general Nikephoros Phocas led a major offensive against Muslim military power. First driving the Saracens out of Crete in 961, he invaded Syria and besieged Aleppo in 962. The city was razed and left behind after a short siege. Nikephoros later became emperor of the Byzantine Empire."''
 
You command a small Saracen army. Your goal is to destroy the Byzantine keep. You'll want to take out the catapult emplacement early and finish off the keep with your Mamluks.|Wood = 1,000|Food = 1,000|Video = Age_of_Empires_Castle_Siege_-_Mission_Thessalonica_new_version}}{{Challenge|Name = Capture of Aleppo|Description = ''"In the late tenth century, Byzantine general Nikephoros Phocas led a major offensive against Muslim military power. First driving the Saracens out of Crete in 961, he invaded Syria and besieged Aleppo in 962. The city was razed and left behind after a short siege. Nikephoros later became emperor of the Byzantine Empire."''
   
Your goal as commander of the Byzantines, is to destroy the keep of Aleppo. The battering ram is great at attacking gates!|Wood = 5,000|Food = 5,000|Stone = 3,000|Video = Age_of_Empires_Castle_Siege_-_Mission_Capture_of_Aleppo|Note = }}{{Challenge|Name = Siege of Dorostolon|Description = ''"After usurping the throne from his uncle, Nikephoros Phocas, Emperor John I campaigned to retake Byzantine lands from the Kievan Rus. The Siege of Dorostolon in 971 lasted 65 days and saw extensive use of Greek fire. Sviatislov I of Kiev surrendered the city, which the conquering Byzantines renamed Theodoropolis."''
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Your goal as commander of the Byzantines, is to destroy the keep of Aleppo. The battering ram is great at attacking gates!|Wood = 5,000|Food = 5,000|Stone = 3,000|Video = Age_of_Empires_Castle_Siege_-_Mission_Capture_of_Aleppo|Note = (video is out of date, I am not sure this historical challenge exists anymore)}}{{Challenge|Name = Siege of Dorostolon|Description = ''"After usurping the throne from his uncle, Nikephoros Phocas, Emperor John I campaigned to retake Byzantine lands from the Kievan Rus. The Siege of Dorostolon in 971 lasted 65 days and saw extensive use of Greek fire. Sviatislov I of Kiev surrendered the city, which the conquering Byzantines renamed Theodoropolis."''
   
 
Use your hero, Rurik, wisely to change the course of history by winning at Dorostolon with the Kievan Rus.|Wood = 3,000|Food = 3,000|Video = Age_of_Empires_Castle_Siege_-_Dorostolon_Mission}}{{Challenge|Name = Siege of Constantinople|Description = ''"After Byzantine Emperor Alexios V usurped the throne in 1204, crusaders from the west turned on the Byzantine capital of Constantinople. The siege lasted six days, after which the victorious crusaders sacked the city, terrorizing the populace and stealing many religious relics and works of art."''
 
Use your hero, Rurik, wisely to change the course of history by winning at Dorostolon with the Kievan Rus.|Wood = 3,000|Food = 3,000|Video = Age_of_Empires_Castle_Siege_-_Dorostolon_Mission}}{{Challenge|Name = Siege of Constantinople|Description = ''"After Byzantine Emperor Alexios V usurped the throne in 1204, crusaders from the west turned on the Byzantine capital of Constantinople. The siege lasted six days, after which the victorious crusaders sacked the city, terrorizing the populace and stealing many religious relics and works of art."''
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