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Carthago

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Infernal Angel
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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Hard
Minimap:
Hello everyone this is my first map in "Stronghold Heaven" and im very excited.

I had many different ideas what to submit here and i chose Carthago,because i was reasently in Tunisia and had the wonderful chanse to see the city.First of all I like to say that i managed to make the map as realistic at possible.There may be some small mistakes but I hope that You can help me correct them.

Story:
Who has not heard of Hannibal and this city who dared brave the might of Rome? Now the ruins of both these great empires lay open to the sun and wildflowers.The hill of Byrsa, where in the 8th century BC, Carthage was founded by the legendary Princess Elissa-Dido, is a storehouse of history .Newly restaured, the former cathedral of Saint Louis, which crowns the hill is now a cultural center and the nearby nationalmuseum of Carthage holds an impressive collection of Punic statues, steles and urns . How strange that this breathtakingly beautiful site should have been the theater of such violence, as a Roman historian wrote of the fall of Carthage "the city was then razed and burnt to the ground and the accursed land covered with salt to ensure its barrenness."For a thousand years, Phoenicians were masters of the Mediterranean and over 200 war ships and innumerable merchant vessels were sheltered in the nearby port of Salammbo. At its center the Admirals island still exists and archeologists are reconstituting the pavilion with its shrine and docks. Next to the ports the ancient sanctuary of the goddess Tanit (Tophet) a quiet, shady square of hundreds of funeral steles.The Romans returned to Carthage and built on its ruins a new Carthage resplendent with great buildings, theaters, villas and baths. Carthage became the administrative capital for Africa and its importance can be seen in the Antoinine Thermal baths, one of the largest built under the Roman empire with the "cool room" an amazing 47 meters long and 15 meters high. The Roman theater is still used today for the summer festival of Carthage.

I hope that You enjoy the game as much as I enjoyed building it.If you have any comments or suggestions how to improve the map please write me here or in slayer_sf@yahoo.com.

Thank you!
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Infernal Angel
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hello everyone i have posted this map about a week ago and i cant see any of my other comments,if anyone can please rate my map or comment

thank you

Infernal Angel

(edited by Sulis)

Infernal Angel, I have already emailed you regarding the standard of your posts in the Downloads area: please use the forums to request comments and/or reviews in the relevant threads, rather than cluttering up the downloads area with endless posts such as this.

Thank you.

[Edited on 05/01/07 @ 03:21 AM]

DanLeeDr01 I like the looks of this map. It looks good.

Bud on very hard difficult this is very easy.

Take all the archers to begin wall.

Shoot the first 3 siege towers.

Then shoot the pitch(you can not burn all pitch because there ar not enough torchers up the tower for the archers).

Then when your gate house is destroyed wait for the knights to attack de second gate house ans set everything on fire. To kill every one in a couple second.

See picture: http://img464.imageshack.us/img464/3134/toeasyep5.jpg
Mazeppa Come to think of it, how could it be that a hundred years after the romans destroyed the city and "lay salt on its lands" to prevent it from being resettled again, the romans built the city again and provided about half of the empire's food supply?

Kinda weird if you ask me, so what I ended up thinking was that when the Scipii Romans destroyed the city (as Rome commanded), they didn't lay salt to the land and destroy it. Rome's demand was too much and because the Scipii Romans loved absorbing culture and were interested in Greek culture in particular, they were massive fans of Homer's works.

This was what led a Scipii commander during the destruction of Carthage to have uttered that it was a pity, having to destroy a worthy city in order to honour Rome's command. So maybe, they didn't sprinkle salt on the land and instead lied to the Romans that they did.

It's my opinion anyway, so I'm not pretty sure. o_O

[Edited on 10/11/15 @ 03:57 AM]


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