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A Tough Cookie

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Tamburlaine
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Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Hard
This map is designed to provide a tough challenge for seasoned campaigners. It is also loosely designed on the walls of Berwick upon Tweed (which is a lovely, completely walled town in the North of England, where I live - it really is worth seeing).

I hope you will enjoy the seige, do remember to use all the resources at your disposal, and have a lovely time.

Happy hunting!
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Tamburlaine
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I should point out that this map is designed principally to be attacked rather than defended, although you can get a run for your money on very hard.
For attackers though, it provides some unique challenges and I have enjoyed playing it, so I hope you will too.
All comments are welcome and no doubt well deserved.
Cheerio.
HicRic
Rating
4.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions4.0
(Review based on attacking only)

Playability 5: I'm not sure how the designer has done it, but it 'feels' really playable and fun. I'm certainly going to play through again a fair few more tries (perhaps on Very Hard ;) ) and I just really enjoyed playing this. There are several different ways of apporaching the seige even just using the starting troops-and even more if you decide to choose your own force to use.

Balance 4: I found this fairly easy as an attacker, as I managed to win first time on normal. However I have played many seiges and I'd like to think I was fairly good at them by now. ;) As far as seiges go this was quite hard and certainly provides a challenge on the higher difficulty settings. I'm tempted to perhaps give this a 3, because the defending force doesn't have many archers-it can be a little too easy to attack with little casulties because of this.

Creativity 4: I found this to be a nice, refreshing seige to play, with an interesting castle to take on. Quite different to the average seige map!

Map design 3: Whilest it is a nice castle to seige and an attractive series of hills are present under the first wall, a lot of the map is a bit blank and empty. It would perhaps use a little more 'things' around-perhaps a river or a rocky outcrop or something, to fill in some of that grassland. This is just my opinion, though, and I found it to still be a nice map.

Story 4: an interesting story that drew me into the senario and cuahgt my interest. A nice finishing touch to a nice map. I'd definately recommend it! Give it a go!

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Rating
4.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity4.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Statistics
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Size:490.26 KB
Added:11/20/03