Edit: the original review was my first one here and since i've learned alot more about reviewing, here a review that really says what the map is about
This is hard to gudge on a free build map but when you create a good castle and take some time...bring on the invasions! very fun to play
The map is well designed but I think there is to much iron compared to the stone, I had some trouble building my castle really strong becouse I could only (well...only) place 4 or 5 quarries and they were quite far away, this is happening fast on 400x40 maps and becouse of the cliff design wich keeps ememies to climb on the oxens must walk really far in order to bring the stone to your stockpile.
A good idea to make a long eroded valley becouse you can create the defence you've always dreamed with towers and everything
Map Design: 4
The valley was really outstanding with much detail and all sords of landscape but unfortunately the rest of the map is quite plain, not many ground variety (i.e: grass, mud, stones, bushes) and some cluttered trees, the valley makes it a 4, with more work on the plains this can be a 5 easily
A very short story, many details about the family of the lord but further not much special
Additional Comments: Maybe you could have placed the signpost not in the valley but on the athor side of the map, then you can place your keep all the way to the back and create many walls resulting in super defence.
The thing i experienced was that the AI was bad, they just only stood before my walls dying there so maybe that could be solved with replacing the signpost.