Hello Stronghold Fans!
In this scenario the events are mostly triggered by economy and construction efforts. And has more of a Castle Sim feel to it. But there are a couple of invasions to spice things up. The Castle has a very defendable location in the center of a river delta. But this also slows down the peasents because thier are no bridges to cross the wet region.
Portage River Delta is an enjoyable economic/invasion scenario.
What looked to be a fairly easy win with the keep located on a defensible island on the river turned out to be harder than I expected. It is a challenge just to keep the economy going with wolves, bears, fires and the like - plus defending against bandits and the Pig's attacks.
It took me a couple restarts to gain victory in this one - the first defeat surprised me and I was itching to have another go.
Jitz has created a well rounded map. Good terrain modeling and distribution of trees. However the map would have been more realistic with the use of some rocks, shrubs and plants.
The story was brief but gave basic background for playing the game.
The theme is not really so new or unique one but still a nice challenge and a game that I was glad I played. It can be completed in approximately 15 game years.