Mighty Caernarfon is possibly the most famous of Wales' many castles. It's sheer scale and commanding presence easily set it apart form the rest- and, to this day, still trumpet the intentions of it's builder, Edward I. Begun in 1283 as the difinitive chapter in his coquest of Wales, Caernarfon was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace. The castle's majestic persona is no architectural accident: it was designed to echo the walls of Constantinople, the imperial power of Rome and the dream castle, "the fairest that ever man saw", of a Welsh myth and legend. After all these years, Caernarfon's immense strength remains undimmed.
Warning: This mission is on the borderline between Hard and Impossible. The invasions are fairly challenging, but the most difficult is your ecomomy. After a while it will decline rapidly, especially after the period of 6 months containing 7 disasters! Only a true master could beat this on hard, and people like me will have to stay on easy, and sometimes normal.
Keep in mind that this is my opinion only! Personally, it didn't interest me. Only because the player's options are far too limited. There are no natural resources except wood and you can neither buy or produce weapons of any kind - save siege engines and engineers.
The first attack comes well before you can establish any sort of ecomomy at all.
So the ONLY thing for the player to do is to move troups around - and that's pretty much it. It truly IS a challenge, as promised, but lacks the elements and feel that makes a map interesting - the ability to plan and develope a stategy for success. Others may like it - I hope so.
Posted on 06/09/08 @ 12:23 PM
The design is a little off from the real thing, but a valiant effort nonetheless.