"Ahhhhr!" You brought your axe down on the last Arabian attacker. Blood was dripping everywhere, mostly from you. Your small castle had been destroyed, all felt silent. Suddenly you heard some small, timid footsteps.
"Who hides as if we are enemies?" Your wellman came out, and said; "Sire, it is I."
And you to him; "Ahh... I'm sorry I frightened you."
"That is okay my Lord, but we should flee. Before they come back."
"Yes... but where? God look at this!" You surveyed the damage and carnage.
"Sire, if I may redirect your attention to those highlands." Your wellman pointed towards some nearby mountains.
"Yes, excellent idea. First we must gather our supplies."
"Wait! Sire, I hear them, they're coming back!"
A trumpet resinated in the distance.
"Save me my Lord!"
"Wait, those are Crusaders." Two knights rode up, their small force trailing behind them.
"Hello noble knight."
"Be silent! Maceman! Get him and seize that coward!"
"What is this?!" You grunted as you were held back against the wall.
"Spearmen, get the food!"
"Why are you ransacking my manor house?"
"We have been on the trail for months, with little food and rest."
"So you steal?"
"Yes." The spearmen come up and one says;
"He has hardly any food for himself!"
"We were attacked by Arabians moments ago." You motioned to the fallen Arabian swordsman.
You continued; "We were just about to flee into the highlands. Then you came."
"Let him go!" The maceman released their brutish grip.
"I have a proposition for you young knight."
"What do you want?"
"If you protect us, we will raise an ample supply of food for everyone. We will flee together, and you can make your way back to Europe." The knight sat there on his horse in silence, then replied; "Very well. Men! We're staying here! Defend this place, we shall flee and rid ourselves of this ridiculous Crusade!"
Author's notes: This is my first Crusader map, and has been playtested thouroghly. Hope I did well for my first one, enjoy Manor Under Fire! And please leave some feedback if you wish.
Fighting on the ground, only: no gatehouses or stairs. The main task, therefor, is to lead the differenbt unit types according to their main capabilities and speed. A special challenge.
The ratings for landscape are too high. The greenery and trees have been arranged in respect of the intended economic course, too obviously. There's not much modelling of details. And any spots of green life lack along the stream.