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Trojan War

Author File Description
Dougleass
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Normal
Minimap:
The Trojan War was waged, according to legend, against the city of Troy in Asia Minor, by the armies of the Achaeans (Mycenaean Greeks), after Paris of Troy stole Helen from her husband Menelaus, king of Sparta. The war is among the most important events in Greek mythology and was narrated in many works of Greek literature, of which the two most famous are the Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer. The Iliad relates a part of the last year of the siege of Troy, while the Odyssey describes the journey home of Odysseus, one of the Achaean leaders. Other parts of the story were narrated in a cycle of epic poems, which has only survived in fragments. Episodes from the war provided material for Greek tragedy and other works of Greek literature, and Roman poets like Virgil and Ovid.

The war sprang from a quarrel between the goddesses Athena, Hera and Aphrodite, after the goddess Eris ("Strife") gave them a golden apple with the inscription "to the fairest" (sometimes known as the Apple of Discord). The goddesses went to Paris, who judged that Aphrodite, as the "fairest", should receive the apple. In exchange, Aphrodite made Helen, the most beautiful of all women, fall in love with Paris, who took her to Troy. Agamemnon, king of Mycenae, and the brother of Helen's husband Menelaus, led an expedition of Achaean troops to Troy and besieged the city for ten years. After the deaths of many heroes, including the Achaeans Achilles and Ajax, and the Trojans Hector and Paris, the city fell to the ruse of the Trojan Horse. The Achaeans mercilessly slaughtered the Trojans and desecrated the temples, thus earning the gods' wrath. Few of the Achaeans returned to their homes and many founded colonies in distant shores. The Romans later traced their origin to Aeneas, one of the Trojans, who was said to have led the surviving Trojans to Italy.



I hope you enjoy my newest map... sort of an experiment. I've always wanted to try making a Troy map. I almost decided not to post this map, mostly because I didn't think the playability worth was high enough...

A little animation that shows the building of Troy. :P


Summary of map:


You have to manage the war outside your massive walls, but you also need to have the economy of the city, running, in order to produce more soldiers.
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arhurt
Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
I had downloaded this a long time ago, and finally got some time to play it, and I must say it: Precious!

Playability: 5
It`s a really tought battle here as you have better foot trops, but your archers are slowly killed by enemy crossbowmen. A really refreshing way of playing a defending siege that`s for sure!

Balance: 5
Flawless, it`s easy on easy and hard on hard. Not much to say here really :D

Creativity: 5
Map Design: 5
Again, not much to say here. The city doeas really look a city, and that`s something hard to do with Stronghold. The great walls are perfectly done and the temple of is precious!

Story/Instructions: 5
Detailed story that brings some refreshings for it.

Additional Comments:
One of the most fun and enjoyable maps I have ever played, great!

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Rating
5.0
Breakdown
Playability5.0
Balance5.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design5.0
Story/Instructions5.0
Statistics
Downloads:2,830
Favorites: [Who?]1
Size:1.27 MB
Added:02/23/07
Updated:03/06/07