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For Lord and Country

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Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Hard
Minimap:
Before you play, make sure you know this is a pretty long map, so be prepared to play for about 45 mins. Thank you.

Story: The year is 1202, England, the land of Northumbria. The once prosperous city of Caelloc fell to the forces of the mighty and terrible Earl of Domon. You slew many enemies along with your loyal men during that terrible night, but your forces were too few in number to mount a successful defense of the city. You did the one thing that would allow you to triumph over your evil foe, you fled. Fled far and wide over vast tracks of land that nigh noone had ever touched. You fled over the mountains, the highlands and towards the lowlands of the south, finally settling in a great valley along the edge of a large meandering river. You gain the support of a lonely group of farmers from the small village of Crickhollow, situated in a great forest. They assist you in building a keep, which they name in your honor. Your keep was placed near a plentiful rock quarry so that you may continue your castle with the few that escaped the cataclysmic downfall of your stronghold. To the southwest of your keep is a small devastated village named Wae, razed to the ground by a bandit gang known as "The Swineherders". They are led by a large mysterious figure only known by his last name "Truffe". Also in the area are a group of skilled archers led by one named "The Fletcher", reputed to be the best archer in England. Your vengeance runs deep, you thirst to remove the Earl, whom you call "the wolf", from his seat of glory. You wish to turn his land into a smoldering pile of ash with nothing of his name left, but the time is not now. You must defend this newfound land in order to save you name from being lost into the depths of history. The Wolf does not yet know you survived the downfall of your castle, let alone that you are constructing a new one. Unfortunately, "Truffe" is believed to be a spy for the Earl and will most likely reveal your position to the wolf before you are ready. Your men must now fight for lord and country, for if they fail here, their independence will be lost forever. You carefully prepare for the onslaught, which you now know is inevitable.



Hope you enjoy this map.

-Lord
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Chaperon
Rating
3.2
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance2.0
Creativity3.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 4
La carte est parfaitement jouable. On dispose d'une place nécessaire pour asseoir son économie (à condition de défricher un peu) Le terrain a été bien prévu pour construire une défense (douves notamment) et l'on ne constate aucun problème de programmation.

Balance: 2
La partie est hélas trop facile (0% de pertes en mode normal !) L'absence d'armes de siège comme les trébuchets ou les catapultes ne permet pas à l'ennemi de percer une défense qu'on a largement le temps de faire solide. Malgré le nombre important d'unités envoyées lors de l'unique invasion finale, on est jamais inquiété.

Creativity: 3
Le scénario est sans rebondissement, mais après tout pourquoi pas. On attend le siège final en peaufinant sa défense.

Map Design: 3
La carte est assez jolie, mais du fait que toutes les ressources nécessaires se trouvent à proximité, on est pas trop incité à la parcourir et à l'explorer. Le terrain est fait de telle sorte que l'on se case dans le coin supérieur droit de la carte, et l'on n'a guère d'intérêt stratégique à en bouger. D'où une grande carte que l'on n'habite pas trop malgré ses dimensions.

Story/Instructions: 4
L'auteur a pris la peine d'écrire un petit texte de "mise en condition" et c'est sympathique.

Additional Comments:
Cette carte pourrait être très agréable à jouer si la difficukté de l'invasion était mieux programmée. Il ne suffit hélas pas de lancer 700 unités pour faire un siège difficile... Dommage aussi que l'on se trouve coincé dans le coin de la carte sans pleinement profiter de son espace.

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Rating
3.2
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance2.0
Creativity3.0
Map Design3.0
Story/Instructions4.0
Statistics
Downloads:344
Favorites: [Who?]0
Size:518.97 KB
Added:11/05/06
Updated:11/06/06