The hill know as Ironfort has been an ancient pagan sacrificial place, where man and animal where slain for the favor of the gods. Later the romans used it as a place to keep away the lunatic and madman. On the dark ages a wicked lord built here a stronghold and tried to evoke the gods of old with pagan rituals, and was pursued by the inquisition, that has made his keep a holy place where the heretics and blasphemers are burnt and tortured to save their soul. When the england army takes hold of the surrounding lands the king asks that the priests stop their bloddy work, but they refuse the british church and the king.
Now the king sent forth an army to take over and cleanse the keep.
I wanted to make a small and solid castle, with a very old swamp used as a moat to slow down incoming troops. The wooden walls around are remnant of the old roman prision (despite being roman it was very badly built). The keep itself was built in the dark ages.
I could beat the map on Normal as usual, but I think that very Hard, both as defender or attacker, is nearly impossible, I could defend on normal with a score of 13500 and attack with a score of 7500 at best. Share your results and strategy, I'm very curious how you might beat this map (not that it's impossible, but I'd like to know :) )
Looks fantastic. Absolutely wonderful in my eyes. Will download.
[Edited on 03/10/07 @ 02:18 PM]
Posted on 02/16/07 @ 12:15 PM
Whats Up with The Last Three Comments??
Well Arhurt, You Do Like Sieges Dont You, Will Dl And Rate
arhurt File Author
Posted on 02/16/07 @ 12:42 PM
Thanks for the compliments all, I look foward to your reviews :)
FroobaChoob, I indeed like sieges as they are easier to make (i.e. you don't need an economy) and I can playtest them pretty quickly.
Posted on 02/16/07 @ 05:01 PM
played it beat on hard but agian i always have to admit when i attack on hard the enemy is somekind of genius not used to it
Posted on 02/17/07 @ 04:24 AM
+ I will play your other maps
Posted on 02/17/07 @ 08:19 AM
Arhurt your maps are in one word awesome they are really great. I'm looking forward to your next maps and I'm sure they will be as good as the last two.
I think you are really one of the best mapmakers in the lovely place called: stronghold heaven.
arhurt File Author
Posted on 02/22/07 @ 06:17 PM
Thanks a lot for your compliments, really they are very welcome. I am truly pleased that you are having fun with the maps, thanks heartly.
I'm uploading my latest map now. An Invasion, but more like a long drawn out siege :)