On your way through the desert you stumble on the ruins of a small arabian village. Some days ago all inhabitants were executed by a handfull of unscrupulous crusaders. Those men without any honor have arranged a real massacre. You and your companions in arms are truly shocked. You rest nearby the village for burying all corpse and fill up your provision.
Beware of the arabian nemesis - I´m sure they´ve heard from the massacre and truly my friend - they demanding repayment...not giveing a damn about from whom. Be very very carefull Fellow...
A very playable map with plenty of interesting issues to manage. Objectives are reasonable - hard but not painfully so.
The start is tantalizing in the build up but eventually the balance swings and then I was on cruise control until the end. I think more aggressive attacks would have made for better balance. Good choice on limited trading and no mercenaries.
Good, basic scenario.
Map Design: 4
Nice valley and hill design, nice stream, reasonable resource placement. Nice ruins although the unmanned well icon was annoying.