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The northern campaign is the primary campaign of Age of Darkness, and views the fortunes of China.

  • China's capital is based in Guangzhou.
  • If the human player is playing as China, cp factions except Russia cannot move.
  • More parts of China are under foreign control. For example, France controls Yunnan and Hainan, the Americans Shanghai, Britain Hong Kong, Japan has Formosa and Macao is a Portuguese enclave.

Level 1 - Securing the frontEdit

"As the supreme commander of all national forces, you have been tasked with testing our latest war machine, the National Revolutionary Army. Lead your army to take Wuhan and 3 other cities. Once inside Wuhan, install a barracks, prison, and armoury in order to consolidate KMT control of the city."

  • Objective: capture four of the 8 cities here, including Wuhan, and build a barracks, prison and armoury in Wuhan.
  • Use general Chiang's army to eliminate the rebels and bandits infesting this region, securing your 3 KMT territories.
  • You will be taught basic infantry, artillery and cavalry skills
  • The local Zhili leader, Wu Peifu, has advanced artillery, so proceed with caution.

Level 2 - battle of LongtanEdit

"Our allies have taken the strategic city of Longtan, but are slowly being surrounded and cut off by our foes. You must secure Longtan, and then take the fight to the enemy by inducting the strategic city of Nanjing into the fold, once and for all."

  • Objective: defeat all Zhili forces, and do not lose Longtan (ruled by Bai Chongxi).
  • You will now be tasked with a counter-attack against the Zhili, at Longtan outside Nanjing.
  • The Fengtian allies of the Zhili will send in tanks every now and then until Longtan is taken.
  • Introduces the HED and aircraft (finally!), so you get to experiment with armoured warfare.

Level 3 - the siege of BeipingEdit

"With the Zhili eliminated, we can now concentrate on the last patch of significant resistance to our rule: the Fengtian. Take the Fengtian capital of Beiping, and victory will be yours."

  • Destroy all enemy units and structures throughout the territory.
  • Is a finisher, allowing you to take Beiping.
  • Destroy all enemy factions. Watch out for Fengtian FT-17 concentrations.
  • Set up your forces to take on the Zhili capital, and don't forget to recruit Russian help to get the Po2 and I-16 planes....or recruit the Axis to enhance your ground forces capabilities (Tankgewehr and L3/35 tankette)....both have consequences.
    • Getting Soviet help flags Xinjiang, but increases tensions with Japan.
    • Getting Axis help results in Xinjiang and Mongolia being flagged by the Russians.

BONUS: Capturing Shanghai results in you acquiring Shanghai, and a decision tree where you may lose tribute, but gain alliances with Britain and France.

  • In this map, Shanghai is held by the British, and British warships are active in the river from Wuhan to Longtan.
  • Getting Soviet help flags Xinjiang, but increases tensions with Japan.
  • Getting Axis help results in Xinjiang and Mongolia being flagged by the Russians.
  • BONUS: Capturing Shanghai results in you acquiring Shanghai, and a decision tree where you may lose tribute, but gain alliances with Britain and France.

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