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History Channel: Great Battles - Medieval

History Channel: Great Battles - Medieval Achievement Guide

Guide By: THE DEADLY DOG
There are 29 achievements with a total of 1000 points.

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Overview
-Estimated achievement difficult: 5/10 (7/10 if not proficient with RTS)
-Offline: 24/29 (800)
-Online: 5/29 (200)
-Approximate amount of time to 100/100: 15-20 hours.
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 1 per campaign (2 campaigns)
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: No Cheats.
-Does difficulty affect achievements?: No.
-Glitchy achievements: None.
-Unobtainable achievements: None.
-Extra equipment needed?: None.

Introduction
Welcome to History Channel: Great Battles - Medieval, a 2011 History Channel game that introduces some new lifeblood to the History Channel series. Great Battles - Medieval is a RTS (Real-Time Strategy game) that documents one of the most influential wars between the English and the French in the Hundred Years War. As the gamer you will be able to follow the journey of the French and the English, actually able to fight and command on both sides of the same conflict.

This game brings a couple of refreshing new aspects to the table. Aside from the medium length campaign missions, the game boasts a healthy multiplayer system both on Xbox Live as well as against a CPU. Everything mirrors off of the style of gameplay you've learned in the story mode so there is nothing new or surprising there. There isn't much in the realm of originality, and the game tends to run off of the same few ideas throughout the entirety of the story making it repetitive. With these things in mind let's figure out how we are going to tackle the game itself.


Walkthrough
For the walkthrough we are going to go through four different phases in our gameplay. Phase one is the tutorial, two is the French campaign, three is the English campaign, and four is the online play. Let's begin.

Tutorial
The tutorial is absolutely vital to your success in this game. In order to become proficient enough to the point where you won't through the game out the window for it's ridiculous difficultly spikes you need to learn how to become a master of the battlefield. The tutorial is very basic and will really walk you along the ropes giving you a chance to settle in. You will grab the "Let the Battle Begin" achievement for simply finishing the final mission in the three mission tutorial. You can also grab the "The First Step" anytime during the tutorial too, although you will be recruiting plenty of soldiers in your time.

Story Mode Tips

  • Buy "tactician" early on for your general in both campaigns. This will increase the number of cards your general can play to four.
  • The following cards are the best to have your general carry into each battle: 1) Starvation (weakens all enemy units for the duration of the battle) 2) Rally (Brings one routed unit back into the battle when applied to the fleeing unit) 3/4) Good/Bad Omen (Gives a significant moral boost to your soldiers/gives a significant moral decrease to your enemies soldiers.
  • GRIND GRIND GRIND those side missions early on and regularly. Until you have a 16 unit army with the best upgrades, best weapons, best shields, and good perks you aren't done grinding out the side missions. This will only make your time in the later story missions that much easier.



French Campaign
We are starting here with the French campaign because it is significantly shorter as well as a bit easier. The French campaign spans 10 story missions long with a plethora of side missions, which I highly advise doing for coins and exp. What I suggest is playing a lot of side missions extremely early on during your campaign. Unless you are extremely proficient with the game already or have done the English campaign already, you need to really sit down and figure out how the game flows. I spent numerous hours on the first three side missions without even doing the second story mission because I wanted to be safe and make sure I had enough gold, good soldiers, and skill to proceed. What I can say is that doing the missions early on and really grinding them out will give you a leg up as you progress later on through the story. Also note that some of these side missions can be done an infinite number of times, while others cannot (although those that are one time deals yield great rewards).

English Campaign
Really this is much of the same here in the English as it was in the French. You will need to grind out some serious side missions in order to better equip your army, and will need to be weary of getting too far ahead of yourself without making enough back saves. This time around you should be much sharper at the game and some of the tougher difficulty missions may be a bit more approachable. You're looking at sixteen (16) missions this campaign and toward twelve (12) or so will begin to see a significant difficulty spike. Just be mindful and you should be alright.

Online
There is no gaming community left for this game. Best bet is to head over to the Achievement Trading Thread and search for one other person there. Once you find your boosting partner these are your online related achievements:

"Get on the Board"
"Tactician"
"Best 2 of 3"
"Best 3 of 5"
"Conquer the Playground"

Conclusion
Now that you've finished off the story modes and the online play you should easily be able to pick up anything you may have missed. Remember those plethora of saves if you need something like winning with only one type of unit or getting a unit to level 10 ect. You can now chalk this game up to another 1000 and another good game to have under your belt.

[x360a would like to thank THE DEADLY DOG for this Roadmap]



Get on the Board30
Win a ranked match (9) 

This achievement will pop in your course of getting the specific ranked match achievements.
To find a boosting partner post in the Achievement Trading Thread.

The First Step20
Recruit first troop (3) 

See "Power in Numbers."

Let the Battle Begin20
Complete the Tutorial (1) 

The tutorial is very basic and will give you a good grasp on how to play and master the game. Once you finish it you will gain the achievement.

Tactician20
Complete a flanking maneuver (3) 

Although not specifically stating so, this achievement can only be unlocked in online play. Simply work your units to two different sides of an enemy unit and let them attack together. The achievement will unlock when you successfully flank a unit.

Master Strategist25
Win a battle with one of each unit type 

You won't be able to grab this achievement until you unlock the knight unit during the campaign. Once you have this unit unlocked, recruit one and simply complete a battle with one of each unit out on the battlefield.

For God and King30
Win first battle as English (1) 

Story-Based. This achievement represents the very first battle in the English campaign. Complete it and you unlock this achievement!

For the Fleur de Lis30
Win first battle as French (3) 

Story-Based. This achievement represents the very first battle in the French campaign. Complete it and you unlock this achievement! Be weary though because you cannot control Joan of Arc and she can be easily overwhelmed if you do not concentrate your army with her.

Serf30
Kill 500 troops 

See "King."

Knight30
Kill 1000 troops 

See "King."

Knights reach level 1030
Get a knight unit to level 10 (1) 

Units level based on the amount of kills they get in any given mission without fail. Capturing or doing objectives may contribute to their possible exp boost, but first and foremost is the number of kills they get. You will get this achievement when any knight unit reaches level 10.

Mounts reach level 1030
Get a mounted unit to level 10 

Units level based on the amount of kills they get in any given mission without fail. Capturing or doing objectives may contribute to their possible exp boost, but first and foremost is the number of kills they get. You will get this achievement when any cavalry unit reaches level 10.

Infantry reaches level 1030
Get an infantry unit to level 10 

Units level based on the amount of kills they get in any given mission without fail. Capturing or doing objectives may contribute to their possible exp boost, but first and foremost is the number of kills they get. You will get this achievement when any infantry unit reaches level 10.

Archers reach level 1030
Get a ranged unit to level 10 

Units level based on the amount of kills they get in any given mission without fail. Capturing or doing objectives may contribute to their possible exp boost, but first and foremost is the number of kills they get. You will get this achievement when any archer reaches level 10.

Invincible30
Win a battle without losing a unit 

A unit is represented by the entire squad not a single soldier which should make this achievement much more manageable. You must simple complete a mission without having a single unit routed by the enemy. Like always it's probably best done early on in one of the raid side missions. Note. If your unit even becomes shaken you will void this achievement. Essentially your units must remain at the highest moral and must not be almost defeated throughout a mission.

Power in Numbers40
Recruit max number of units 

The max number of units you can have in either your campaigns or free play is 16. Once you hit 16 the achievement will unlock.

Vassal40
Kill 2000 troops 

See "King."

10 Heads are better than 140
Recruit 10 units 

See "Power in Numbers."

Glory to the English50
Win the English campaign (2) 

Story-Based. It will unlock after the 16th mission of the English campaign.

Defender of the Crown50
Win the French campaign (1) 

Story-Based. It will unlock after the 10th mission of the French campaign.

Best 2 of 350
Win a Short Tug of War (3) 

Online related. Although there is an option for playing this offline, you will not get the achievement for doing so as it must be online. That being said there is no online community for this game so the only way to get the achievement is to boost it with a partner. You'll want to start an online Short Tug game and breeze through the opening screens and then simply have your partner forfeit twice.

Find your partner here: Achievement Trading Thread

Best 3 of 550
Win a Long Tug of War (1) 

Online related. Although there is an option for playing this offline, you will not get the achievement for doing so as it must be online. That being said there is no online community for this game so the only way to get the achievement is to boost it with a partner. You'll want to start an online Long Tug game and breeze through the opening screens and then simply have your partner forfeit three times.

Find your partner here: Achievement Trading Thread

Conquer the Playground50
Win a Sandbox Match (1) 

This one is online related but could be done in single player, albeit much easier with a boosting partner. Go in and start up a Sandbox Match, have your partner join you, and then have them quit out.

Find your partner here: Achievement Trading Thread

Prince50
Kill 5000 troops 

See "King."

King60
Kill 10000 troops 

Although it may seem like a lot of kills this will actually come, rather should come, well before you are finished with your last campaign so long as you did a good amount of side missions to rack up cash and exp. If you want to farm this achievement simply go to any side mission during the main campaign and farm the achievement.

During your time playing through the campaign you will not need to "farm" any of these kill achievements. With the amount of preparation you need to do in order to be successful, grinding out side missions for kills is null as you will be doing it for exp and gold anyway.

 
Secret Achievements
 
All Around the World15
Get a unit into each corner of the screen 

This one isn't too bad and can be done quite early on in any of the campaigns. Simply get four units to the four corners of the map simultaneously and then the achievement will pop. It would probably be easiest when you reduce the enemy force to a slow moving unit and have mounts reach the corners of the map.

The Cavalry is Here30
Win a battle with only mounted units (3) 

For this achievement you must win a mission with only mounted cavalry units. This means nothing but horseback soldiers. There are easier missions to do this on, but as a general rule of them the side missions can be very easy when making your army one dimensional like this achievement does.

A method from ruslan74:

For the "Win a Battle with xxxxx unit" related achievements and Invincible I found it easiest to just start a Skirmish session -> Army Camp -> create 2 custom armies consisting of whichever unit related achievement you seek. You will need to modify these armies to work on the other unit related achievements later on.

Then select Sand Box -> look for the Capture Wagon scenario ( far left on map ) -> set on Easy -> Press A to select your custom army and start the skirmish. You units will get hold of the wagon before it even reaches the top of the map and make the unit specific achievements easy as pie.

Knights in Shining Armor30
Win a battle with only knight units 

For this achievement you must win a mission with only knights. This means nothing but non-mounted knights. Note that if your knight is mounted this will void the achievement. There are easier missions to do this on, but as a general rule of them the side missions can be very easy when making your army one dimensional like this achievement does.

A method from ruslan74:

For the "Win a Battle with xxxxx unit" related achievements and Invincible I found it easiest to just start a Skirmish session -> Army Camp -> create 2 custom armies consisting of whichever unit related achievement you seek. You will need to modify these armies to work on the other unit related achievements later on.

Then select Sand Box -> look for the Capture Wagon scenario ( far left on map ) -> set on Easy -> Press A to select your custom army and start the skirmish. You units will get hold of the wagon before it even reaches the top of the map and make the unit specific achievements easy as pie.

March to Victory30
Win a battle with only infantry units 

For this achievement you must win a mission with only infantry units. This means nothing but foot soldiers with swords and shields in either combo no bows/crossbows. There are easier missions to do this on, but as a general rule of them the side missions can be very easy when making your army one dimensional like this achievement does.

A method from ruslan74:

For the "Win a Battle with xxxxx unit" related achievements and Invincible I found it easiest to just start a Skirmish session -> Army Camp -> create 2 custom armies consisting of whichever unit related achievement you seek. You will need to modify these armies to work on the other unit related achievements later on.

Then select Sand Box -> look for the Capture Wagon scenario ( far left on map ) -> set on Easy -> Press A to select your custom army and start the skirmish. You units will get hold of the wagon before it even reaches the top of the map and make the unit specific achievements easy as pie.

Distance is the Best Defense30
Win a battle with only ranged units 

For this achievement you must win a mission with only archers. This means nothing but soldiers who's primary weapon is some sort of bow and are classified as an archer. There are easier missions to do this on, but as a general rule of them the side missions can be very easy when making your army one dimensional like this achievement does.

A method from ruslan74:

For the "Win a Battle with xxxxx unit" related achievements and Invincible I found it easiest to just start a Skirmish session -> Army Camp -> create 2 custom armies consisting of whichever unit related achievement you seek. You will need to modify these armies to work on the other unit related achievements later on.

Then select Sand Box -> look for the Capture Wagon scenario ( far left on map ) -> set on Easy -> Press A to select your custom army and start the skirmish. You units will get hold of the wagon before it even reaches the top of the map and make the unit specific achievements easy as pie.


 
 
 
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US March 15, 2011

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