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Malsborough Castle

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Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Hard
Molsborough Castle

Molsborough Castle was made in 1179 as a border castle, defending the sea front in the way of a checkpoint.
It has a majestic bridge for defense, as a way to not let the enemy pass.
It is a young castle, but it is still one of The Emperor's prides.

The story begins in January 1202, in which The Emperor has announced he will make a clearing in his majestic
schedule, and visit the castle in order to prepare for war on all fronts.
But droughts have ravaged the land and many trees have died, and wolves hunt the deer which you so desperately need of.

He demands the following:

50 Swords in order to equip his knights.
50 Shields in order to defend his knights.
600 Bread in order to feed his army on the way to war.
600 Meat in order to feed his army on the way to war.

If you do not get these materials by January of 1220, The Emperor will overthrow you and strip you of your rank.

But there is an onion in the ointment. The wolf, always a thorn in your side, has decided to make you a fool
in front of The Emperor. He will constantly attack you until you either die, or fail to meet The Emperor's demands.

Hints and Tips:

- Bread can be bought, so use that to your advantage.
- The Emperor does not need bows or spears. Amass a cross/bow army and man them on the walls.
- Use the secret valley path to your advantage, it makes your farmers much faster.
- Use all the possible valley floor to your advantage, and remember, you can always go outside the walls.
- Use the Quarries and Iron Mine hills to your advantage and use them for defense.
- Build up a crossbow army, as some of the last waves use armored brigades.
- Use "The Outpost" to your advantage.

Author's Notes:

This is my first map that I think is good enough to be submitted here. I used some eye candy here and there, and some other stuffs over all around the castle.

I quickly sketched this map over a math class, and I think it went to the computer pretty well.

If you have any suggestions or comments over the change of the map, or just want to have a friendly chat over map matters, email me at

Have fun!

Edit Notes:


-More eye candy
-Fixed farmer passageway
-18 year limit instead of 10
-Attacks every 5 years until 1220
-A little bit more deer and rivers.

Have fun!
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Duc de Noisiel This map is unplayable...

In normal, you must acquire 8470 gold, 25 swords, 500 meat, 30 metal armour, and 400 bread..... (I deducted what you start with...)
All of this within 8 game years...! This with almost an invasion per year!!! And you start with no workers...!

The "secret valley path" can only be used by military units, farmers must go all the way around...

The castle itself is not too bad in its design, but not in its realisation. The landscape seems to have been done quick.

Did you play your map?

Edited 25/02/05: Eye candy is not what import most. Playability and balance is what you must think of. You may also add details to the landscape to make it more realistic... 20 years is a bit short to get 10000 gold as you will need money to hire your defenses or else, and that with this goal, you must acquire a minimum of 500 Gold per year... Play your map before to update it, or ask for it to be playtested before in the forums. I'll be glad to review my rating after playing it with the new settings.
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The landscape was kind of rushed....

Maybe I'll set it for 20 years, and an invasion every 3 years or so. I'll fix the passage and add some eye candy. (A volcano perhaps?)

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