This is the first Chapter in my 12 chapter (hopefully I can cram it into 12 Chapters) epic.
In Humble Beginnings you start out in a small castle with a few troops (and not very good ones either). The enemy Duc Truffe (the Pig) is going to send 1000+ troops at you and you have to defend yourself from them. And before anyone complains I made the gatehouse close to the edge of the map so it'd get destroyed on purpose to make the map a little harder. Your vastly outnumbered and things are looking grim, in fact the only advantage you have is lots and lots and LOTS of pitch and boiling oil...hmmmm guess it's time for a barbeque! But seriously, you MUST be good with pitch and quick with your boiling oil in this map or you won't make it to celebrate victory. There are so many men attacking you that if they break through your gatehouse or towers and you're definitely doomed! But don't worry I wouldn't make it impossible to win :-), and the sight of all that pitch burning is quite fun! (and if someone could email me directions on how to post a screenshot they would be greatly appreciated).
Playability:This map was one of the most fun maps I have played in a while, also you were right watching things burn is fun!!! The Strategy you had to use was very fun and addicting although the spearman couldve been at least on defending stance it was still very fun.
Balance:Now this is where you let us down I was thinking of giving it a 2 but I thought well Ill give him a chance It was waaaaaaaayyyy too easy very far from hard as you said. I played it on very hard and beat with still a good amount of my troops left.
Creativity:The only reason why Im giving you this is because of the fire, Ive seen some scenarios with more fire than usual but this crosses the line!!! It was just too fun to barbecue the enemy troops!!!
Map Design:It was a very small map without very many things it was just average.
Story:The story needs to be longer there needs to be more background, example, why the Pig and your king are enemies and maybe some names? and ect ect.
Overall it was a preety good scenario and Ill be happy to play your other chapters as well.