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Krak des Chevaliers

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Map Size: 200x200 (Small)
Difficulty: Normal
This crusader map participated in the 2nd Historical Castle Competition. It didn't won (i'm not a pro) but I wanted to post it to receive comments, because I need to get better for the next comp...

Krak des Chevaliers was a very important crusader castle in arab lands, but it was never attacked by the forces of Saladin as he thought it would be very hard to conquer.
What if Saladin have attacked this castle?
Your mission is to defend this mighty castle and proove its defensive power!
There are many invasions and many short events so you should be aware.

The oasis is outside the castle so food would be hard to gather.
There is some stone outside the big inner wall of the castle and some more outside the castle.
Iron and pitch are avalaible outside too.
Protect well your inner wall and the entrance to your castle (by stairs as the door is a fake and it's surrounded by the moat) as you can't make stairs or high walls again!
When the invasion come, select your magnolels and put them to attack other units because I think they start attacking the enemy siege equipment and for that you got your ballistas.

Good Luck!

...and post your comments...
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artofmath After a quick peek at your map, I see why it didn't win. This castle was more rectangular, and it had 4 round towers protecting the flanks and 2 on the narrow ends. and, the front part of the castle between the walls had a great pool of water in it. Also, yours doesn't have the bent gates that is common with Eastern stone castles. See the Crusader castles in the History section.
Sir Hugh
Well, I say good try luiguigarac. I do agree the castle you made was a bit raw and needed more cooking. It was not a delicious steak.

This one seemed better made:
Another Krak

There are some tutuorials at Stonghold Knights (here) as well as the articles here at Stronghold Heaven that could help everyone do better. I've learned a few great tips and tricks, and so can you. I hope we both do better on the next competition. Please post some comments about my map Margat. (I don't mean to be harsh.)

Sir Hugh
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You're right, maybe I'll read and get some help... I hope we do better in the next comp, you're already a pro so I guess you need "little details". For me (my first comp and my second map ever) I need more experience...but thank you for the comment.
And I made it based only in the floor plan and I didn't understand some later I'll get some pictures and read more about it
Sir Hugh
Well, I'm not a pro eitehr like Andy or Nat or Warlord. I'm like you still learning a lot. I have made about 12 maps, but have only posted 3.
File Author
I've made like 5 maps and uploaded 3...

Well soon it would be 6 and 4 because I've made another try with Krak (find a book with a great image of the floor plan) but I've made only the castle, without invasion, so soon I'll upload it in the landscape or castle builder section

[Edited on 01/04/06 @ 06:46 PM]

Lord Rushton
Map Design4.0
artofmath Lord Rushton - Ever thought of backing up your opinions in reviews and ratings?

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