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Besieged and in irons

Author File Description
CurlyBuddha
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Number of Players: 8
Balance: Unbalanced
Minimap:
The story
Your lands have been the envy of your neighbours for quite some time. Now they have decided to gang up on you and drive you from them. Fortunately the cliffs of Jalil have been your protected for centuries, and once again they will decide the outcome of an attack against you. You have little space to build, lots of high ground and lots of iron, but unfortunately you also have lots of skillful enemies.

The trader has been a friend of yours for so many years and once more he will travel through enemy lands for you to make sure you have the ressources you need to survive.
Trade well and victory shall be yours for sure, trade poorly and count your deads (that is, if you are still alive to count them.

Strategy and gameplay

You need a good protective shell around your keep to survive as the enemy will pound your walls on the harder settings. You need fast moving troops to sally out and kill their siegeequipment, and you need engineers to build the equipment you will need to bring down their walls too.

The game is best played at the hardest difficulty: Total computer advantage, and as a deathmatch game. This will give them 40000 and you 3000. They will wall up fast and build the castles that you will have a hard time breaking down.
Play with the wolf as all 7 opponents. This gives you a good versatile game, as it wont all be about smashing small puny attackgroups (like the rats and pigs) but changing between defense and offense. When the wolf attacks be alert, or be dead. Lay a strategy and don't worry about loosing men.

Authors notes
I haven't thought much about design, but actually I never do. This is actually the map that I have worked the hardest on. I know my design isn't totally great, but it has it's spots. I have placed a highland oasis, and please notice the sanddunes that has made a barrier where grass can grow. Also my rocks has been placed on the foot of mountains, and my iron is also placed near mountains, but not the enemies iron. I needed a place where it would fit in, but couldn't find a better solution.

I know the story isn't overwhelmingly good, but there is more to it in the in-game mapdescription.

The minimap doesn't do the map justice. Unfortunately I couldn't find a way to show a map where the game has already started.... This would be more describing.

Give the map a chance and download it, and then tell me what you think. I have made quite a few maps already but this is my first upload...
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Rating
4.4
Breakdown
Playability4.7
Balance4.3
Creativity4.7
Map Design4.0
Story/Instructions4.3
Statistics
Downloads:2,146
Favorites: [Who?]0
Size:529.61 KB
Added:11/07/05