Map Size: 400 x 400
Difficulty: Easy (MUST PLAY ON VERY HARD!)
This is a Battle from one of my favourites books the wheel of time. In the book Rand Al'Thor comes and desatroys the army of the Farther of Lies but unfortunatly stronghold dont have a 'Dragon Reborn' character that can obliterate 100 fists of Trollocs so unlucky. Its all up to you.
As any of you have read the books the wheel of time series Tarwin's gap is a gully in the large mountain ranges of the Mountains of Dhoon and the Spine of the World. The only Possible exit for a large Army of trollocks bar 'The Ways' which is far to unsafe. Therefore Tarwins Gap has been the scene of many battles between The Armys of the Dark one and the brave men of Shienar.
This battle however was more desperate, the Shienarians are out-numbered by 10 to 1 with only 10,000 lances and Ingtar and his gaurd away escorting Morraine Sedai, Lan and The Dragon Reborn; Rand Al'thor to the blight on there quest to find the eye of the world, there is little hope of victory but the men of shienar are no cowards they will march to death and glory to defend there people. Everyone from fal dara is back in Fal Moran bar a few brave souls who will ensure that if the battle at Tarwins Gap goes ill Fal Dara will not fall undefended. However this is not your mission yourt mission is to prevent that from happening. There is no Rand Al'thor to turn this battle around, it will take all your tacticle guile and military skill to defeat
PLAY THIS BATTLE ON VARY HARD OR YOU WILL BE DISSAPOINTED !
Map is an enjoyable diversion from routine invasion and sieges. The enemy army attacks right away and you dont have to lure the front lines. If you keep your army in formation and use the archers effectively, then you will be victorious on very hard. If you like action and battle, download this map.
Too easy in current form, but that is stated up front. Im not sure why the author couldnt 'even out' the numbers, maybe because its a accurate interpretation? Time balance is kinda too short, even for me. The enemy crossbowmen sit back and wait for your armor, which makes a small challenge at the end, but horse knights will take them out quick.
Nice looking map that takes a basic idea (two armies facing each other) and makes it work with the book. You feel like you are really fighting in the ranks. Good Job.
Map Design: 4
I was going to give this a three because its actually a kill enemy lord win condition. The goal screen also shows two "Eliminate all enemy units" goals. But because you did such a good job on detailing the sides of the canyon, you earned the 4 with detail.
Normal story with good use of unique names and places. I have read one of the Wheel of Time books, but not in the recent past. Good to draw references from fiction, I like that source for material.
Going with the official Lollard "Thumbs Up" on this map. Its worth the download because Wheel of Time is a good series, and this map is a great battle for a detailed pass area.