You must be logged in to post messages.
Please login or register

Stronghold and Crusader: The Map Room
Moderated by ericgolf, Lady Arcola, Lord Michael I, Lord_of_Hell

Hop to:    
Welcome! You are not logged in. Please Login or Register.12 replies
Stronghold 2 » Forums » Stronghold and Crusader: The Map Room » The Siege of Archenfield
Bottom
Topic Subject:The Siege of Archenfield
Dexter Fei
Archer
(id: Savage Templar)
posted 09-09-14 05:22 EST (US)         
Hello, this topic is just a heads up about a new map that I am currently working on, that is going to be my first invasion. It will be played as a siege map with the player using Arabian troops and Crusader troops will be defending the castle.

Here are a few pics of what I have so far:



The Barracks



The Armory



The estimated release date is early December, and I will continue to upload pics.

Update: just finished a bridge yesterday but I think it is a bit plain, any suggestions?





Here is a pic showing the hidden drawbridge and also the ruined tower



Here are the Gardens



This is entirely open to criticism, and in fact it is welcomed! I was debating whether or not to add a floor made of lowered walls inside the castle. Would this make it look better? (if so, it would add an extension onto the release date already, because it takes ages)

What I have so far in the castle:



I will also be asking for playtesters at a later date!

Update: Here is the engineers and tunnelers guilds;




And here is the minimap so far;


Dexter Fei
Best Noob 2014 AOKH
"Doors are for people with no imagination."-Skulduggery Pleasant
_____v____v_V___________v______V___v________(\ /) _ (\ /) ____V___v_________v__V__________v___________
(O o) (o 0)
(> < ) (> < )

[This message has been edited by Erskine Ravel (edited 11-18-2014 @ 07:38 AM).]

AuthorReplies:
Duke Chris
Archer
posted 09-09-14 14:26 EST (US)     1 / 12       
Looking good

My Stronghold fansite: http://www.strongholdnation.co.uk
Dexter Fei
Archer
(id: Savage Templar)
posted 09-10-14 07:12 EST (US)     2 / 12       
Thanks Duke Chris,
This is my first invasion, and also my first map using lowered walls. I firstly didn't think that it was worth it, but thanks for the positive feedback!

Dexter Fei
Best Noob 2014 AOKH
"Doors are for people with no imagination."-Skulduggery Pleasant
_____v____v_V___________v______V___v________(\ /) _ (\ /) ____V___v_________v__V__________v___________
(O o) (o 0)
(> < ) (> < )
EaglePrince
Archer
posted 09-10-14 10:30 EST (US)     3 / 12       
Now when you mentioned lowered wall.. Those long stairs look great!
Dexter Fei
Archer
(id: Savage Templar)
posted 09-11-14 07:32 EST (US)     4 / 12       
Thanks EaglePrince,
I wanted the castle to be fluctuating between different heights so that this would inspire different tactics when attacking the castle.

Dexter Fei
Best Noob 2014 AOKH
"Doors are for people with no imagination."-Skulduggery Pleasant
_____v____v_V___________v______V___v________(\ /) _ (\ /) ____V___v_________v__V__________v___________
(O o) (o 0)
(> < ) (> < )
The Dragonheart
Archer
posted 10-16-14 02:47 EST (US)     5 / 12       
That staircase bridge looks familiar. Nice design.
Dexter Fei
Archer
(id: Savage Templar)
posted 10-16-14 05:11 EST (US)     6 / 12       
AAAAHHH! You noticed, I took a lot of inspiration from Requiem for this map. If you want I can change it.

Thanks, Dragonheart!

Dexter Fei
Best Noob 2014 AOKH
"Doors are for people with no imagination."-Skulduggery Pleasant
_____v____v_V___________v______V___v________(\ /) _ (\ /) ____V___v_________v__V__________v___________
(O o) (o 0)
(> < ) (> < )
ericgolf
Earl
posted 10-16-14 13:31 EST (US)     7 / 12       
I like the farms

He who hesitates is.... er....
~~~~~~~~~~~~
Saviour of Lugm Campaign Contribute a Review
Dexter Fei
Archer
(id: Savage Templar)
posted 10-17-14 05:50 EST (US)     8 / 12       
Thanks ericgolf, they are going to be an alternate route into the castle, that is less defended (or is it?)

Will update soon!

Dexter Fei
Best Noob 2014 AOKH
"Doors are for people with no imagination."-Skulduggery Pleasant
_____v____v_V___________v______V___v________(\ /) _ (\ /) ____V___v_________v__V__________v___________
(O o) (o 0)
(> < ) (> < )
Cupboard
Archer
(id: TheCupboard)
posted 10-18-14 22:58 EST (US)     9 / 12       
Nicely done m'lord, great use of boulders in an overall fashion.
Dexter Fei
Archer
(id: Savage Templar)
posted 10-21-14 02:26 EST (US)     10 / 12       
Thanks there, Cupboard.

Funnily enough I have actually run out of boulders to place. If I try placing more; they are invisible, but still take up the space!

I guess this could be useful for subtly restricting certain areas.

Dexter Fei
Best Noob 2014 AOKH
"Doors are for people with no imagination."-Skulduggery Pleasant
_____v____v_V___________v______V___v________(\ /) _ (\ /) ____V___v_________v__V__________v___________
(O o) (o 0)
(> < ) (> < )
Heroesflorian
Archer
posted 11-10-14 08:15 EST (US)     11 / 12       
Very interesting map!

The Bridge looks fine, don't worry.
I really like that there is a hidden, sneaky path at the farms...

And for the invisible stones, try searching the Forums for "1000 Stones trick" or "2000 Stones trick". There's a lot more you can do with those than just restricting areas (although, of course, that is still a proper and interesting application for them).

Some details remind me a little of Requiem, indeed - always nice to see some references to other great maps.
Having said that, it also reminds me a bit of my Ain Ebel Warfare map, although I'd not dare comparing that map to requiem or other maps of similar quality!

Ever expect the unexpected!
Life is a row of mistakes, but avoiding them will not make life shorter!
Every kind of biological life is egoistical, but the human race is the only known one that successfully manages to destroy the living room of its own descendants.

Some of my better creations: The Ancient Knight, Ain Ebel Warfare, United AIV, Dark Skies over Al'Shareed

[This message has been edited by Heroesflorian (edited 11-10-2014 @ 08:18 AM).]

Dexter Fei
Archer
(id: Savage Templar)
posted 11-17-14 05:17 EST (US)     12 / 12       
Thanks Heroesflorian,for the kind words.

I would never be so presumptuous, as to compare this map to the likes of Requiem or your Ain Ebel Warfare map, as I think that they are way to good and out of my league.

Some news; progress has been slow lately, as I have been busy with schoolwork but I have managed to create another map, as a small build-up to this map and will upload it soon, as a teaser.

Dexter Fei
Best Noob 2014 AOKH
"Doors are for people with no imagination."-Skulduggery Pleasant
_____v____v_V___________v______V___v________(\ /) _ (\ /) ____V___v_________v__V__________v___________
(O o) (o 0)
(> < ) (> < )
You must be logged in to post messages.
Please login or register

Hop to:    

Stronghold 2 | HeavenGames