Hilly regions of middle-south Illberin have been a place of defence since Xth century. Wooden defences were destroyed during times of partition and rebuilt in stone by Edgar the Wise during 1170's, altough the plans for adding a canal connecting the river around the East side of the hill failed as Edgar run out of money.
Recently the castle have been strengthened with latest design of towers possible - they're round in shape and hard to destroy.
The garrison of Moonfang luckily managed to protect the transport of goods from Ellenoor and has prepared to the siege.Altough duke William Coswooll brought all his man with him and Moonfang once again will have to prove it's strength.
To be accurate with the story, the map should be played as "being sieged" not "sieging that".
When played on very hard, the engineer's tents are disappearing when they go to construct siege equipment, I don't see way how to fix that.
I have also planned to include much more siege equipment than it appears - I know there are limits for this game, but the engineers are there,so the limit of "population" is not reached, they just don't go to build anything.
Funny to play, the AI works out fine and attack properly, although there sure is a lot of engineers left, even when the battle itself is over. And how come all the deers die at the opening?
I played the updated version at Normal, and it was still too easy, only 5% troop-losses, and I didn't even use the pitch or the oil.
A pretty creative map, doesn't feature anything new really, but creativity is hard to judge.
Map Design: 4
Landed on a low 4. The map has a lot of details, which is good, but they're not used quite right, and some things look really odd, for example, the castle lacks a wall around the keep (!) and you can see that the hills have been made with a single click with the hill tool, use Raise Land and the Equalizer tool next time for a more realistic landscape.
Well written, a nice little storty, featuring dates about a fictional castle.
An overall good siege map, which unfortunately still suffers from bad balance.