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Forgotten World

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Stratego
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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Normal
Forgotten World

We write the year 1333. Nearly every week there are arriving bad news at King Arthur’s residence, that his royal trading vessels sailing back from the orient were captured by evil pirates somewhere lurking in the Southern Seas outside the Atlantic Ocean. The cargo like gold, diamonds, oriental spices, silk or china totally were robbed. The ships themselves are sunken and the crew partially killed or enslaved. Now King Arthur is compelled to put an end to this devilish doings. So he ordered you, Sire Francis Baltimore, equipped with three privateers and letters of marque to find out those pirates’ nest and to call to account for piracy - dead or alive.

A few survivors of these massacres, who have been sold on the slave-markets, reported on a strange unknown island, somewhere located in the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by a white seemingly impenetrable foggy wall. This mysterious island of course mentioned in many mythic legends was avoided by all sailors for the last two hundred years because of the big epidemics in former times. Actually it’s rumoured that these pirates, leaded by two cruel captains “The Snake” and “The Pig” have chosen this island for base. On this secure location they’re planning their criminal raids. For that case King Arthur has ordered you, being his best man for this task, to find out this island, that nobody drew in any sea chart in those days…

Some excerpts of Captain Baltimore’s log book (in September, 1333)

…After 30 days of wandering in “unknown waters”, we suddenly reached a huge fog-bank passing through for seven days at total calm. Only when the fog disappeared in the morning of the 8th day our look-out announced: “Land is in sight!”….

…Our despairing attempts to drop anchor around this damned island failed and we’ve lost two of our three ships torn to pieces on rough reefs. Finally we’ve found a more flat zone southside, suitable to drop anchor…

On this wet and feverish marshland we’ve built up a small and provisional keep by the planks and beams of our shipwrecks. My spies announced that they actually have found the pirates’ nest of the “Snake” in the northwestern area. The “Pig” and his brutal gang seem to be absent going out for raid. But I think we’ve to be carefully prepared for the forthcoming assaults of the “Pig”. So I’ve sent back our remaining ship “The Good Faith” for reinforcements, hopefully coming soon…

…Likewise my men discovered an old native settlement also occupied by some pirates and hunters and finally some ruins of a former missionary’s station where ferocious wolves took possession of it…

…it’s me, Captain Francis Baltimore, who has ordered my men to drain the swampy meadows around our keep to gain fertile arable land for a continuous food supply. Fortunately there are enough deer, but the wolves, the bandits and fever are threatening us. We’ve learned cruelty by the pirates and we’ll use it, too. From time to time a group of trading natives is visiting us selling spears and maces, urgently needed to defend our lives against roaming wolves in the nights. Besides the natives have just a delicious beverage called “Mate” that is to compare with our “Ale” and it tastes very well…


Note:
This ecovasion is rated as "normal", but I recommend to play it on "hard" or "very hard" for more experienced players.
There is an attached hint-doc you will find in the zip-file if you need.


Good luck and enjoy it!
Reviews are always welcome

Best regards
Stratego
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Stratego
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Hello my friends,

thanks a lot for your splendid reviews so far, I'm glad that you enjoy this map. Thanks, Andy Baz for your detailed statement.

Best regards

Stratego

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Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Statistics
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Size:713.15 KB
Added:07/10/04