Gilgamesh

Gilgamesh became King of the City of Uruk sometime in the 3rd Millennium BC. The legends of this great warrior are perhaps the oldest surviving written stories and poems. The most complete version of the Epic of Gilgamesh is written on 12 clay tablets in the cuneiform script of the ancient Akkadian language. Though it is impossible to fully assess how much of the accounts are true, they are nevertheless considered among the greatest works of ancient Mesopotamia. In the legends, Gilgamesh is...

Warriors and Strategists

Numerous historic figures have had the label hero applied to them. Of these individuals, many had military careers while others were statesmen or politicians. A number were both. All commanded respect and obedience, inspiring those around them with their courage, charisma, and self-confidence. Heroes in Empire Earth are divided into two classes Warriors and Strategists. From an historical perspective, Warrior Heroes often put themselves on the line, directing their troops and even partaking in...

Gathering Food

Food is the most basic of human resources as it is essential for our survival. Long ago, food was synonymous with power. Those who controlled the sources of food thrived while those who didn't tended to die out. Today, food is just one of several resources crucial to every modern nation. In Empire Earth, food is vital to your civilisation's continued development. Consequently, there are several ways to gather food. Your Citizens can forage, hunt, and farm. You can also build fishing boats to...

Atomic

The tanks and aircraft of the Second World War were vastly superior to those of WWI. The German Blitzkrieg, which relied heavily on the use of modern weapons, rolled quickly over much of Europe in 1939-40, in stark contrast to the morass that had developed in 1915. The Battle of Britain 1940-41 , fought entirely in the air, showcased how much air power had changed between the two wars. The heavy bombing of Germany that followed was made more feasible by the advent of long-range escort fighters,...

Manfred von Richthofen

Manfred von Richthofen began his military career in the Prussian Cavalry. He fought in Russia early in the First World War, but got himself reassigned to the recently-formed German Air Force. In the Fall of 1915, after a few weeks of observation but little actual instruction, Richthofen flew his first solo flight and crash-landed. But in 1916 after just a month of flying in his new Albatros fighter, he tallied 6 victories and was well on his way to becoming the greatest flying ace of the war....

Erwin Rommel

Epoch World War II Type Strategist Erwin Rommel joined the German Army in 1910, before he was 20 years old. During the First World War, Rommel fought courageously as an officer cadet in the infantry. He received several decorations, including the prestigious Pour le M rite, and achieved the rank of Captain. Between the wars, Rommel taught at several military academies and even wrote a textbook on infantry tactics. Rommel commanded the 7th Panzer Division during the invasion of France in 1940....

Orders and Actions

Besides movement, you can order your troops and civilians to carry out a variety of other actions. Orders can be given to an individual or a group all at once, often with a simple right-click of the mouse. Some actions require you to click an Action button first - a list of all the Action buttons can be found earlier in this chapter. ' flim ni5hnce . .ulim-iaibil ' .' i- 53 IIrIrI ' .I r.rm MI IT.M -I . -.r iinn -n - . . . ftnilk 71 r imp'iintai. ah.hl 1 arhuk ac . ih.ujl gt ah r ' ACTION...

Travis Shackelford

Travis Shackelford was born at home near Austin, Texas, and graduated from the US Military Academy at West Point in 1917. His first combat experience came in France during the First World War, just a short time after graduation. Shackelford led a platoon of the 306th Battalion of the US 77th Division. German forces surrounded the 306th and other so-called lost battalions in the Argonne Forest on the 3rd of October, 1918. Shackelford personally led forays against the enemy lines to keep from...

Givan DeVerran

A long-time friend of Joseph Gallieni, military Governor of Paris, DeVerran had pursued a successful career as a civil engineer before volunteering for the army in September of 1914. Gallieni himself swore DeVerran in as a Captain in the Paris militia. DeVerran quickly gathered his scattered company as German forces pressed into France. To halt the advancing threat, he helped commandeer every motorised transport in the Paris metropolitan area, then rushed to the river Marne himself in a milk...