Each player starts with a dock, field hospital, and an outpost,
You play as Spanish against the Germans (you can change that in the map editor).
There are many treasures, and there are 2 treasures close to your TC that are very valuable.
I suggest looking for them as soon as possible as they could save the game for you.
There are also a few cows and sheep lying around the map.
Exploring the water may also be a good idea, although it may not be too safe.
It would also be wise to build several outposts as a defense against enemy ships, as they can arrive very early.
The AI gets an initial advantage which makes his score higher at the beginning of the game.
Since the AI doesn't train fishing boats and other type of ships, I had to add a few triggers to create some ships for the AI every few minutes.
This is going to be a challenging game, but it can be won by an average player.
Please note that I added a trading route to the map but couldn't add a trading post sockets.
Instead there are a few glowing structure that look like ghosts.
Maybe someone can figure out what is going on there and let me know.
To play this map copy the following files to C:Documents and SettingsUSER NAMEMy DocumentsMy GamesAge of Empires 3Scenario.
I also created 2 home cities for this custom scenario and they should be copied to:
C:Program FilesMicrosoft GamesAge of Empires IIICampaignBlood Ice Steel
UPDATE: I have uploaded 3 versions for the "River Map" - easy, meduim, and hard.
Hard level would even be a challenge for above average players