1421 The Year China Discover America This Scenario Presented By Stargate The China History : Early 15th century, Emperor Zhu Di is a wise Ming Emperor at that time, his use foreign trade to make the empire finance to became even stronger, so the Emperor send voyagers led by Admiral Zheng He to extented foreign trade for Ming Empire of China (1405-1433). The Armada Star Fleet which numbered more than 200 ships, sailed on a series of voyages across South China Sea, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the east coast of Africa. The places they had visit are Melacca, Sumatra, Java, Calicut, Ormuz, Zufar, Jiddah, Mogadishu and other's places. The ships returned laden with goods and exotic plants. Also some Civs pay tribute to China for exchange of protection and secure trade. Zheng He's fleet used force on three occasions: in Sumatra 1404 and 1413 , in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) 1410. Mainly againts Chinese pirates and King of Ceylon been captured as prisoners of war to China. The Gavin Menzies New Theory: Now with Gavin Menzies new Theory, the China fleet also cross Cape of Good Hope and continued journey across Atlantic Ocean to the Carribean Islands and reached America in 1421 before Christopher Columbus 1492 ! Theory start when, The Emperor Zhu Di's four great fleets left China for Melacca on the 3rd of March 1421 with around 100 ships. Then they set sail to Calicut (India). At Calicut, Admiral Zheng He (Commander in Chief), returned home via South East Asia and reached China in November 1421. Three admirals Zhou man, Zhou Wen and Hong Bao continued their journey. Admirals Hong Bao, Zhou Wen and Zhou Man sailed in company across the Indian Ocean and up west coast of Africa ,to Santo Antao in the Cape Verde Island. They were to split up in Santo Antao with Zhou Wen's fleet sailing in the equatorial current westwards to the Caribbean. Hong Bao and Zhou Man heading south-west down to Venezuela. Zhou Wen: After leaving Africa and setting Cape Varde, his fleet then crossed the Atlantic and arrived in the Caribbean, whereupon shortly after separating from the rest of other's fleet , nine ships loss in a hurricane in Puerto Rico. The fleet took on survivors and deposited them on Cuba and Rhode Island before heading up the north-eastcoast of America. Some Chinese settlers also make settlement in America land. After that, they set sailed to Greenland and North Pole. Zhou Wen split two yoyager ships , one advancing back home via Azores and Cape Verde island and other's sailed the Bering Straits (North of Russia) back to China. Meanwhile, Hong Bao and Zhou Wan fleets had arrived in South America, and find the passage to Pacific Ocean .They split at the Straits of Magellan. ( nearly a century before Magellan arrived there) Hong Bao courageous fleet set sailed into South Pole and reached south Graham Land. They continued sailed via Weddel Sea to Kerguelen island and Western Australia , landfall at south of Bunbury. But three junks was loss there. After that , they set home via Indian Ocean and South China Sea. Zhou Man meantime took the Humboldt and the south equatorial currents up the west coast of Peru, across the Pacific via the Marquesas and Tuomoto archipelagos and Norfolk Island before landfall in east Australia (north of Newcastle). Then they sailed to south to Campbell Island and loss one ship. Then they reach New Zealand and go back to Brisbane. But loss 6 ships there. Then they went back to China via the Great Barrier Reef. They landed at Arnhem some 250 years before Captain Cook. Zhou Man made extremely step not to heading back home, he sail north-easterly course via Kuroshio (Japanese current) to North America and land in west Canada and Vancouver Island. Then they sailed south to Peru and went back home across Pacific Ocean and returned to China. Yang Qing fleet only sailed around Indian ocean. He trained many astronomers all over Indian Ocean three centuries before John Harrison's invention of the chronometer. Others Civ History: When Edward III, the young king of England, challenged his cousin Phillippe de Valois, king of France, and demanded for himself the throne of France, Valois laughed. However the English were decided to fight for their king, and the result was the longest war ever fought betwee the two nations. The year is 1337, the first year of the conflict. The Byzantines at war with the Ottomans for many years ,the third walled city of Constantinople are build to protect the city from Ottomans offensive new weapon cannon. But the history are not sided with Byzantines, which Constantinople had been captured by Ottomans and the city name change to Istanbul by year 1453. The Scenario : This scenario is a exploration scenario and start at golden age. The game have 56 turns and count in months start at 1405 till 1433. Luiz's earth map 256x204 with 26 civ and barbarians. China Ming Empire is the only player that can play in this scenario. (Optional: others Civs can edit to play with C3C editor) China make voyages to South China Sea, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea and the east coast of Africa. Then cross Cape of Good Hope, across Atlantic Ocean to the Carribean Islands and reach America about 1421. (Gavin Menzies Theory) Travel around the world via Pasific Ocean, Arctic Sea and Antarctica Sea. (Gavin Menzies Theory) Make some sea and ocean trade with new civilizations along the voyages. Tartar and Manchu barbarians are active in the north of China land. But it's a bit save protected by The Great Wall of China. Sumatra pirates in South East Asia and Ceylon pirates in the Indian ocean also make some concern to the China fleet. English at war with French in the Hundred Years war. Turki Ottomans at war with Byzantines with the last city of Constantinople. Settlers can't be build. But given 1 settler to the new world (America) to settle there. (Gavin Menzies Theory) Missions: 1.make 1st voyage to Africa. 2.make 2nd voyage to America. 3.make some voyages around the world. Requitement: Recommended CPU 1.5 Ghz above and RAM 512Mb above. Game software : CIV III , CIV III PTW and CIV III CONQUEST How To Install: 1. Choose the huge file and the biq file to download. 2. Unziped the biq file to CivIII/Conquest/Conquest. 3. Copy the unziped biq file to CivIII/Counquest/Scenario. 4. Unziped the huge file "1421 China Discover America.zip" to CivIII/Conquest/Conquest. Credits: 1. Scenario creator from Stargate. 2. New theory from Gavin Menzies. 3. Map creator from Luiz's earth map. 4. Unit creator from TVA22 5. Map pic and info from www.1421.tv 6. Technical adviser from Colonel Kraken 6. Thanks to all civfanatics.com member and guest who had view, play or give suggestions to my scenario. Download 2 files here! 1. The Huge file 1.2MB (1421 China Discover America.zip) are only download once. 2. The biq file (CDA1.0.zip) is now at version 1.0 , later version will update soon. please give some good suggestions about this scenario, Thanks.