Let me add a few tips not included in the readme.txt file and elaborate on what is in there.
You must use the terrain to your advantage. Attempting a straight on charge will be suicidal. Moving your troops in small numbers will keep them safer from enemy fire. Archers, Crossbow Men and Siege equipment are essential and must be used wisely.
Several places on the map require you to knock down structures to range in your seige equipment and protect it from enemy fire.
This is not a 45 minute game. If you're looking for a quick attack map, this one is not for you. I designed this map to allow you several options when attacking. There is always more then one way to clear the enemy.
The path to the final castle makes several turns and back tracks. You will need to attack structures before you reach them to allow you to get in close enough to find cover once you do reach them.
This map can be beaten with 60% casualties on Normal. I built it and wind up with 80% casualties on Hard. I admit, it isn't a walk in the park, but if that's what you're looking for, then you might want to try it out.
Ciervo File Author
Posted on 08/08/04 @ 12:00 AM
Wow, what a review...I am humbled...
I am glad you enjoyed the map. You understood the story is revealed as you play, not just handed to you. Kudos on your observation.
Like I said before, this isn't a 30 minute map. It's a map for those who don't mind investing some time and thought into a seige map.
Tactics are important...no...essential, because a blind charge makes for a quick game...
Thank you again for a tremendous review, and investing the time to play my map to its conclusion. Keep watching for Volume II, Ciervos Revenge...coming soon...
Posted on 01/15/06 @ 03:54 AM
I haven't yet beaten this beauty (then again, I haven't played it in over 2 years), but I just want to speak of how much I love it. A friend and I competed to see how far we could get (it wasn't very far, even on easy). I plan to give it another go and a full review sometime soon.
Posted on 02/27/06 @ 10:48 PM
how do you find the time to do such a review!?
Ciervo File Author
Posted on 03/12/06 @ 04:26 PM
The sequel to this map is out! Look for Ciervo's Revenge in the Siege download section.
Posted on 04/05/07 @ 09:59 AM
So much to do and see, it was amazing
Very well blanced
Quite creative use of bridges, e.t.c.
Map Design: 5
A Wonderous map making an amazing seige
The Story made the seige all the better
This seige is Magnificent, And Amazing in how all of this can be fitted into one Battle.
[Edit – This review has been retracted by staff as part of a retrospective moderation of reviews. This was carried out to deal with the issue of some reviews not meeting the minimum standard. The content of the retracted review has been left to stand as a comment. The author is welcome to contact staff about this. Edited by ericgolf]
[Edited on 12/14/08 @ 10:10 AM]
Posted on 08/20/07 @ 04:33 PM
Very good map. The way the castle was built into the island helped give it a realistic effect.