Algret Point is the last lookout position that the King has found useful for the protection of his citizens. With all of the turmoil of the region it is important that this small island area be protected, and it has been left up to you and your small group of workers. Can you hold this area.
The land around Algret point has not been farmed for decades, and little fertile land is left. It will be a challenge for you to survive the threats of your enemies and only with careful planning will you be able to satisfy your king.
Playability - 5 - I had fun with this map from the moment I started playing till the very end.
Balance - 5 - At Hard I found this mission challenging all the way through. Various economic challenges at the start and then there was a bit of a suprise later on. I had to replay part of it which is something I rarely have had to do in Economic missions.
Creativity - 4 - Excellent goals and events combined with an attractive map and good story.
Map Design - 4 - An attractive and realistic looking map.
Story/Instructions - 4 - A well written story that clearly explained the concept behind the map.
Posted on 04/16/02 @ 12:00 AM
Great fun. And a big challenge on Normal (for an average player). It is tense from the very start, and you will be busy the whole time. No just waiting around for this and that, you have to be pretty active and organized.
It is an economic mission with a spirited defense, and I found that quite a challenge.
The map is great, each of my many tries to victory I found a few more tricks, a few more places to use that were not apparent right at first. Very realistic map, and well laid out. The best resources are either in harms way or too far away to be practical, and that makes for some interesting choices.
Nice story line. All in all, a very fun map.
Posted on 01/27/03 @ 12:00 AM
I had a really good time working my way through this mission. The bandit attacks made it very exciting, and they forced the player to protect the stronghold. The time limit added pressure to the player, and made the game a lot more fun!
Posted on 03/25/09 @ 06:43 AM
A very excellent eco scenario. A "tough little mission" as the acompanying text says, through its entire course. It is highly recommendable for beginners or average players who seek a challenge in eco strategies. Because the limitations of the small and varied landscape, the threat by events and the pressure of a time limit make the mission a challenge already on the easy level.
Many expensive materials have to be bought, so the right householding at the granary will pay off. Defences must bet set up, too.
Great that, with determination, the mission is playable pretty well also on very hard (score 23.800).
As Gustavia has pointed out, it is stunning to spot which buildings fit where. A church can be placed, too.
Algret Point is a jewel among the SH1 ecos.
Posted on 03/25/09 @ 03:00 PM
I was passing by and noticed the minimap graphic link was dead. So I took the liberty of adding the minimap. In the process I had to guess that the version used was v1.1 (the update form insists that the version is now added)