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Krak Des Chevaliers - By Warlord Designs

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WarLord_Designs
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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Normal
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Greetings Lords and Ladies,

It has been some time since I last created a crusader map, and this one has taken quite some time to prepare, from its humble origin as an incomplete entry for the historical design competition it laid dormant for some time.
However I am extremely pleased to have finally finished the map and even more pleased that it is here for you all to enjoy.

Here's some of the History, the full historical document can be viewed in the zip file.

Krak Des Chevaliers, also known as Crac des Chevaliers which mean Fortress of the Knights in a mixture of Arabic and French acted as the headquarters of the Knights Hospitaller, a monastic order which was first founded after the pope Gregory the Great commissioned the building of a hospital in Jerusalem. The monastic hospitaller order was founded following the First Crusade by the Blessed Gerard, whose role as founder was confirmed by a Papal bull of Pope Paschal II in 1113. Gerard acquired territory and revenues for his order throughout the Kingdom of Jerusalem and beyond. His successor, Raymond du Puy de Provence, established the first significant Hospitaller infirmary near to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem. Initially the group just cared for those pilgrims who made it to Jerusalem but the order soon extended into providing an armed escort to pilgrims. The escort soon grew into a substantial force.

Have fun and good luck,

Alexus.
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Lord Michael I
Staff
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
This map is perfect in every way!
It's abeautifiul and fun map worth downloading.

Balance: 5
Very good gameplay. What can I say? I'm speechless.

Creativity: 5
*Drools* This map is a materpiece i for it's landscape! from the castle design to the crops the map is reallly great!

Map Design: 5
*Speechless*

Story/Instructions: 5
The article is great and the introduction is there, well done!

Additional Comments:
What can I comment...
DOWNLOAD IT!
That's what I can say.
brandonlavoie
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
This map is a perfect gem. When you defeat it you feel as if you accomplished a day at work, or school.

Balance: 5
The balance was excellent. It took me four or five tries to get the right approach.

Creativity: 5
Even though the map has been made plenty of times, i couldn't get over the eye candy in this. Custom Stairs, square towers, two keeps, and large farms, were all a dazzling sight to the eye

Map Design: 5
Crusader is a bit harder to make a map look nice, then in regular stonghold, form my opinion. On your map, this certainly deserves a high five *Snicker*

Story/Instructions: 5
A Nice story, and background information about the castle.

Additional Comments:
This is a must have!! Like i said above, a true gem!
The Rabbit
Rating
4.7
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance3.5
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
Very beautyful flow! Knights attack (allthough futile -grin-), bowman keep there watch and the invaders come in waves ...
In other words: Everything is neatly in place and starts rolling as if it was meant to be ever since.

Balance: 3.5
With the tactics I used (utilizing the advantage of fire balistae having a longer range then any of the defenders) the crusaders (AKA defenders) never stood a chance since no "real" towers existed with no balista. Thus I had to down this a bit. NEVERTHELESS THIS IS THE BEST MAP I HAVE SEEN SO FAR!

Creativity: 5
I could go on for ages on this point but sometimes less is more. Download it and be in silent awe.

Map Design: 5
Must have taken ages... Why is there no "6" in the menu?

Story/Instructions: 5
Beautyful story, great idea.

Additional Comments:
This is the first review I post. The reason? This map is worth it! Period.
Download and enjoy or die unhappy. Your choice!

[Edited on 03/09/06 @ 02:01 PM]

Lord_of_Hell
Rating
4.6
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance3.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Playability: 5
The gameplay is very entertaining and fun, it is always a pleasure to re-play this map, I know it for a long time and it's one of my favorite historical maps.

Balance: 3
The shields, fire ballistas and the player's height advantage is just too much for the enemy. Of course the strategy takes time, but it assures a crushing victory over Krak's king.

Creativity: 5
The map is highly creative, the author has shown an amazingly vast imagination on a historical castle recreation. Everything fits with... everything, lol. As I mentioned in the map design, the castle reconstruction is really formidable and unique, as it is most of the map's aspects. Even the troops are carefully set on a great battle posture.

Map Design: 5
From a corner to the other, from the castle to the custom farms and desert, everything is purely breathtaking. It doesn't matter if you played 99% of all maps in the world, this is like no other. Just the huge custom castle is amazing, no tower is used, only walls, different ground heights, skill and patience and it looks stunningly close to the real one. The surroundings is 'a different story with the same subject' - breathtaking natural looking desert.

Story/Instructions: 5
A considerable effort has been done here as well, lots of information are available for the player to read. There's no room for better job.

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Rating
4.8
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance4.1
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
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Size:2.35 MB
Added:02/19/06
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