------------------------------- --------the Story--------- THE GREAT WAR: It has lasted for over 83 years now, your father fought them, your fathers father fought them, and even your grandfathers father fought them. The Clan of duc Truffe. An endless war of minor skirmishes and non-seclusionary sieges, no one knows any longer for what they are fighting for, but they know they are fighting. As you come to the throne you are about to get the upper hand in the war, and preparing for what many hopes is going to be the last siege in this war. But then you hear that the newly arisen king duc de Puce has taken duc Truffes side. Duc de Puces army is giant and doubles your own many times over, but he is not very tactical and his troops are badly equipped. This is your only chanse. Defend you Castle against the massive army of duc de puce while you prepare for the last surpisin charge against duc Truffe... --------objectives--------- achieve population - 80 acquire Gold - 2500 acquire goods: Crossbow - 60 acquire goods: Pikes - 80 acquire goods: Swords - 70 acquire goods: Bows - 120 blessed % - 25% fear factor-pleasant - 5 (do not play this mission on hard ore very hard since you wont have enough armoury space) -------hints-------- -use shield -prepare for the mass attack in 888 -protect your armoury and granary since you can't buildt more of them -you got all the time in the world keep defence as you primary goal, tha objectives only as secondary.
to be continued.....(the siege on duc truffe...) ------updated------ 1. you are now able to biuld chapels churches and cathedrals. hehe 2.you are now able to collect pritch in case you need it 3.you can now sell Iron 4.the map is not locked anymore
A good map to see, however playability seems to have some problems. It may just be me but to win this map was a challenge to me.
Playability: 3 At the start the castle seems to lack a lot of things, so you must build them. However, the resources, weapons and food com very slowly because the castle is far too big and innefecient. The stockpile was on the edge of the castle, if it were me I'd build it on the center. The rest is about the same, however I took that as a challenge and passed over it after some playing.
Balance: 2 The first three invasions come out fine, however from the fourth it starts to get overwhelming. If I had a faster weapon produncing system I would have 50% the chance of winning, but I didn't. I got my ass kicked many times, and when I thought I had a good defense, the Pig comes and haunts me. I barely passed his part while I still needed to reach my objectives.
Creativity: 4 Here comes the good part. There are many eye-candy around and a giant fountain close to the keep. I enjoyed other random things I wouln't see on another person's map.
Map design: 5 While it's not an expert's work, this map is gorgeous! It's nice to see the eye-candy around, the hills and the coastline. I specially enjoyed the river, for some reason I myself don't know...
Story/Instructions: 4 The story is nice and original. But if it had some more details I think it would be nicer. The download page counts with a minimap and the story. I liked.
Overall: NOT FOR NEW PLAYERS, even some average player may have trouble when playing this map. However if you're a good player, you'll have lots of fun with this map, specially when killing the Rat's spearmen. >:D