The year is Anno Domini 1296. Long have you gathered resources and prepared your troops. You have sent letters to Pope Boniface and finally you have received the answer you have been hoping for. Boniface accepts your claim to your ancestral home of Felsburgh and has given you his blessing to retake it from the grasp of your step-father. As your troops arrive on the plain below the castle, you feel a touch of fear, but also a sense of pride: Felsburgh, the castle which defenses your father perfected lies before you. A hard battle lies ahead of you, but you know that God is on your side.
The map is to be played offensive, a defensive version will follow.
Tips: - You may need to change your troops around. - The playtesters have managed to complete the siege, but agree that it's a hard one. Be careful, and be patient.
CREDITS: Playtest: Sulis, littlegloomy
20040401 Note: Something went wrong when I initially uploaded this map. If you have any problems, such as the map being too easy because half the defenders disappeared, pleas contact me?
I played and enjoyed this map, but I did not find it the least bit challenging. First, I won it on easy, with 0% losses. Then, I played it on very hard, and won with 0% losses.
All you have to do is reduce the game speed to minimum, and pack all the crossbowmen and archers into the towers and gatehouse at the first layer of defense.
The macemen and pikemen get mowed down everytime they advance, and then the knights and swordsmen are left stranded, because there is nobody left to fill in the moat. Then you just need to send out the crossbowmen and hunt them down/mop them up.
Overall a very good map, and the terrain is excellent. I can see you spent a very long time making this map. The rivers and hills are espescially good, and I like the little monastery to the south west.