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AZ ViTrAzhAs
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Number of Players: 4
Balance: Unbalanced
Difficulty: Hard
In 1184 king Richard the Lionheart established a union of four greatest European rulers: Duke Wolpe, Emperor Frederick, Lord Phobos and Richard himself. Lionheart also banked a huge mound for his allies to build castles. The mound was a perfect defense against enemies and soon the union was named The Steel Foursome; foes couldn’t even reach the castle walls.
In a couple of years Lord Phobos got stronger than the other three and suggested that he should be the leader of The Steel Foursome. It was a big mistake. Richard banished him from the union and destroyed his castle leaving Phobos without castle or army. Phobos wanted to revenge, to see the blood of those, who betrayed him. Will they feel Phobos’ wrath or dispose of him? It’s up to you…

This is a skirmish version of the map. I’ve done some modifications to make the map a little easier. Now these things cannot be built:
• Mercenary post
• Wheat farm
• Low wall
• Ballista
• Catapult, Trebuchet, Portable shield, fire ballista
• Oil smelter, stables
• Tunneler’s guild
• Square, defense and look out towers
• Large stone gatehouse, killing pits, moat digging and drawbridges
• Hop farm
• Church, apothecary, well
• Tanner’s workshop

Opponents who defend their castles with moat shouldn’t fight in this map. The best way to play is 3 vs 1. You can try these missions:

Very easy: Human vs Rat Duce de Puce
Rat the Stoat
Sultan Abdul (on top)

Gold: Human - 8000, computer lords – 2000 (normal game)

Easy: Human vs Pig Duce Truffe
Marshal Sir Longarm
Abbot of Stirling (on top)

Gold: Human – 4000, computer lords – 2000 (crusader game)

Medium: Human vs Emir Omar(on top)
Pig Duce Truffe
Caliph the Scorpion

Gold: Human – 2000, computer lords – 2000 (normal game)

Hard (original) : Human vs Wolf duce Volpe (on top)
Richard the Lionheart
Emperor Frederick

Gold: Human - 3000, computer lords – 40000 (deathmatch game)

Very Hard: Human vs Wolf duce Wolpe(on top)
Saladin the Wise
Saladin the Just

Gold: Human – 2000, computer lords – 8000 (normal game)

I hope you will like this version of my map.

AZ ViTrAzhAs

AuthorComments & Reviews   ( All | Comments Only | Reviews Only )
Sokrates Playability: 5
No problem, always keep enclosed.
Balance: 4
I know you wrote tactics, but its just difficult as it is.:)

Creativity: 5
Very nice idea.
Map Design: 5
You really worked a lot on it, nice job

Story/Instructions: 5
It's maybe the lesson of history.

Additional Comments:
Nice map, nice story. For other players maybe its not so good, but for me its very nice.

[Edit – This review has been retracted by staff as part of a retrospective moderation of reviews. This was carried out to deal with the issue of some reviews not meeting the minimum standard. The content of the retracted review has been left to stand as a comment. The author is welcome to contact staff about this. Edited by ericgolf]

[Edited on 12/22/08 @ 11:33 AM]

AZ ViTrAzhAs
File Author
Hello Dido. I saw your comment and here's the answer:
It's quite simple:
1. When you created you custom scenario map (banned the buildings etc.) press ALT and , (Alt comma). A table will appear with your map resolution and map types: single and multi.
2. Choose the multi type and save it. But this works only for building availability. Trading, starting goods and other stuff won't work in skirmish maps.

That's it, i hope you understood. Sorry about the wheat farms :)
Dido looooooool the wheat farms it's small problem, because I made a lot of dairy farms and train maceman (my favorite).And...Many thanks to you my honorable ally!I understood it and I'm very excited from it!Once more-thanks! ;-)
AZ ViTrAzhAs
File Author
Macemen are really great melee troops, both fast and efective :) i use them in rush tactics next to arabian and european bows and horse archers (sometimes knights).
AZ ViTrAzhAs
File Author
Has anybody tried to play those missions i suggested? :)
monkcrazy5 I will, and I use maceman, swordman, pikeman and lots...and lots....of horse archers!
for me, that's 450 at most
AZ ViTrAzhAs
File Author
Ah i see you like large sieges moncrazy5 :) so do i.. yeah horse archers are vital in this kind of map. Thanks for playing.. If it isn't too hard, let me know whether you liked it or not ;)

[Edited on 03/21/07 @ 03:47 PM]

peter2008 A fine skirmish mission with considerate restrictions. At least, xbows and macemen are available. So one can take over & hold strategic positions in the valley and get ranged backing in melee attacks against the AI castles.

For a much harder version compare the invasion map "Unwanted".

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