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Siege of Minas Tirith

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Hard
Hi all!

This is my first map submitted to SHH.
It was originally submitted to SHK where it recieved very good ratings and comments.

The map is based on the magnificent siege of the white city in the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King.

The goal is to not loose a specific number of units and hold of the attackers until a specific date to win.

The map features a new way of approaching a SHC invasion by using pre-placed invading troops. This intesifies the invasions and gives the maker a bit more control over what happens during the course of the game.

The Orc hordes attack very Aggressively. Usually sending in at least 100-150 troops per wave.

This map doesn't have the charge of the Rohirrim or the Dead Army as they were very hard to implement without hitting the sprite limit.

I tried to get the Castle design as accurate as possible with the rings of the city, the trebuchets on the walls and also the paved roads in the last level with the stairs leading up to the great hall of the steward.

Special thanks to X29, LordAussie and others for their continous support during the playtest stage.
Thanks to Brave Sir Robin for the black orcs.

And many thanks to Stronghold Knights for their immense support during the making of the map and for their tutorials.

I hope you enjoy playing this map as much as I enjoyed making it.

Well then, what are you waiting for?
"Send those foul beasts back to the Abyss!"
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Lord Rushton Playability: 3
i wonted to produce troops but wosent(barrcade is te only producing aear)
Balance: 1.5
i played it and it was so hard that i increase the amount of people dying to lose.

Creativity: 5
i loved minis tirith the map was cool and the bulidens there espcally the 7 rings

Map Design: 4.5
every thing was spot on but the iron nd stone were in a wierd place and you did not put a gatehouse for every ring

Story/Instructions: 5
it was clear on what to do

Additional Comments:
i liked
Lord Rushton this a a roport on the invsiona
Lord Michael I
I'ts here!!!!!
I don't care if I lose one time after another, but I will always play it.
Rating soon!
File Author
Thanks for the reviews everyone.

Please Note:

1.) I have already stated that i DIDN'T include the Rohirrim Charge OR the Army of the Dead because of Sprite Limit Problems.

2.)The map is very much possible to win. It is hard I admit but it is definately not impossible. If you decide to stay put and place units in specific areas, victory will most definately will not be yours. Instead use some strategy. You have a large castle in your hands and use it wisely. here are a few tips:
a.)I would highly encourage moving your soldiers as a group and using hit and run tactics on specific units.
b.)Also, ambushing and using choke points to your advantage is an advisable strategy.
c.)The Cidatel is a powerful position of power due to its size and positioning. Use it as a strong last stand.
d.)Retreating to different levels is probably the smartest trick in your arsenal. Time your troops movements and you can lay the most amount of damage upon the enemy. Also, retreating can also help in staging timely ambushes.

And Finally, at the barracks, you can find some recruits. Closing down some industries and recruiting the units BEFORE the enemy attacks is most advisable.

And remember: "It is not important to have more soldiers than your enemy, Globally. but to have more soldiers than your enemy at the Choke point!" Napolean Bonaparte.

Hope these tips helped.


[Edited on 02/09/06 @ 10:00 PM]

Lord Michael I
I know you did'nt put them because of the size, but at least put 10 or some more crossbowmen in the walls.
Those are nice tips, I nearly won!!
You should put them in a readme when you download the file.
File Author
Yes, I will probably try to make an update but there are no promises.

Glad to know that my tips helped.

Lord Michael I
And if you will be kind enough...
philip5000 i finished it. i pulled all my troops to the cortyard about 100 archers' 20 crossbowman'5 pikemen and 25 swordsmen and put them on the stairs swordsmen in front pikes behind then all archers and crossbowman exept 30 archers and 8 crossbowmen who went in the round towers.

svenjo Wow man that looks great too if its impossible if you leave your troops where they are but if you take them into the inner circle you win easily Nice Map greetz svenjo

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