you've been hidning out in a mine for the winter you come out with little food, you must get enough food to make it home. the problem is your hiding on the snakes land, and he isn't pleased, you'll have to fend him off as you try and get your food
Playability: Ok and fun to play early but later the game became a situation where you are just waiting out the invasions. If the later invasion were larger or more frequent, or if there were some really nasty events to cripple you as you play, then I think that the map would play better
Balance: I rated this low mainly because the invasions were not challenging in size. When the instructions said that the enemy was not well equipped but large, I expected hordes of spearmen. I beat the map both times I played it and I lost only 6% of my men both times.
Creativity: I liked the idea that you start with all this iron, but you can't get more because the mine has played out. I your not careful you can make all these iron weapons only to find you cant meet the objectives.
Map Design: I really liked the mine/keep. The terrain also made you plan where you wanted to build and there were some really good natural defensive positions. Having multiple entry points for invasions was good, but another one in the bottom right hand corner would have made it harder to defend especially early.
Story: This fit well with the map and the objectives.
Overall a good map to play with some neat concepts but it just wasn't challenging enough.