On September 8, 1311, Robert the Bruce and his army linked up with James Douglas and his men in Douglasdale and the forest of Selkirk. He first raised the lands of the pro-English Earl of Dunbar, and then crossed the Cheviot Hills into Northunberland. From there, in a wide sweep over the plains to Redesdale, he burned and looted the crops that were ripening for harvest, drove south as far as Corbridge, and put it to the torch.
PLAYABILITY: The only somewhat contested spot on the map is the entrance to the bridge - and it is easily defeated. After the bridge is breached, it is easy to flank the rest of the defense and pick them off like dominos.
BALANCE: Out of balance in favor of the Attacker when a human plays as the Attacker. Not enough concentrations of defenders to put up a real fight.
CREATIVITY: Another bridge scenario, but this bridge has some added touches which look quite nice.
MAP DESIGN: Above average, but plenty of room for more detail.
STORY/INSTRUCTIONS: Documentary-type story. Fine for a historical secnario, but I keep waiting for a designer to give us historical background embedded in a real story, instead of giving us the PBS version.
PS (and not scored): "raising farmland" means building or constructing it, e.g: "They raised a barn". "razing farmland" means destroying it.
This scenario is worth downloading and playing, but will not be as strong a challenge as many of Sir Deacon's other maps are.
Sir Deacon File Author
Posted on 03/10/02 @ 12:00 AM
Thanks for the feedback Lord Malibar, but if you played this scenario on hard as I instructed to do in the readme I dont think you would have found it quite as easy to attack. I stated that this scenario could be played on any difficulty level but designed for hard. :)
Posted on 03/16/02 @ 12:00 AM
Why do you assume I didn't play on it "hard" setting? I always play the map on the setting the designer recommends if such a recommendation is made!