This latest change was made after some issues were noticed in the ladder games. The bridge in the center of the map is now not owned by either player. So no benefit will be had by any one side over the other. I hope this helps you all out. Thanks to the original comments by Wraith and our communications, I have modified this map to provide for a much more even play. Improvements include, flat lands closer to the castle, Fjord access from both castles to the grassy island. Removal of towers that will cause trapped armies. I hope you all enjoy the newer map. And thanks Wraith.
This map may be played out in many ways. Start off with nothing and build up your economies and invade, or plan a large assault from the beginning.