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Duc de chevaliers-The expansion-Part 1

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Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Hard
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The year 1101 AD a boy is born to the greatest sailor of the time, the child is named Chevaliers is born and thus begins the story of the dynasty named Chevaliers. He was born in a ship as his father was a sailor, his father had sailed the seven seas, explored unexplored and lands, embarked on the most dangerous adventures, defeated monsters never seen before. The sight of his father commanding the fleet and fighting monsters always inspired him to become a pirate or even the captain of the ship. He was fascinated
by the wonders of the sea which made his desire to become a sailor strong .He has traveled the seven seas with his father fighting monsters and pirates and sailing in stormy weathers.

When he was 7 years old his father died fighting with enemy pirates. From that day onwards he dedicated his life to become the captain of the ship in respect to his father’s position as a captain. sailing through the whole world with his fellow friends his sole desire to become the captain of the ship became stronger. He became the captain of the ship in 1131 AD; he was then 31 years old. Having fulfilled his dream of becoming the captain of the ship he visited his father’s burial site in honor. He was very successful as a leader and had full respect of his troops but that didn’t last long, during his voyage at "SEA OF TRANQUILITY”, his ship was caught in a storm. His ship was able to withstand the storm for a day but eventually it broke apart and all the crew died including his mother but chevaliers survived and got carried to the shore of a near by island by the waves. He was rescued by the son of king Grever from the kingdom of "ARAZGHAN”, his son was playing in the beach when he saw chevaliers lying on the beach.

Chevaliers was took care of and fed with royal food because the king respected him as his father had helped the kingdom a lot in difficult times. A long time passed after he had been rescued. Attracted by the respect that the people gave to the ex-military commander of the kingdom a new dream came into his mind "maybe I
should become military commander here the people give so much respect to him and since leadership is in my blood I should make a great commander" he asked the king "Sire, may I become the military commander of your army" the king said "I know that leadership is in your blood but you must prove it to me by defeating the neighboring kingdom with a small army of 20 swordsmen and 20 assassins” Chevaliers agreed and marched off to the neighboring kingdom and skillfully defeated them. Chevaliers returned home victorious he had gained victory the king said " chevaliers I didn’t know that you were this strong as a leader I am ready to make you my military commander" and so he was made the military commander of king Grevers army. The whole empire was in joy of having a new military commander but some were jealous. He served the kingdom for a long time he had won the most difficult battles for Arazghan and had made amazing plans to defend the kingdom against invasions in the worst conditions. From his view he had grabbed the heart of the people as well as the kings but he was wrong. One day while he was walking in the streets he heard one of the people saying “who wants that commander he is such a sucker and we don’t have to fear him when the king is around”

From that day his greed for the throne kept on increasing and finally one day he tried to assassinate king Grever. He failed in the attempt and ran away to deserted lands. He traveled with cruel bandits that raided small villages and stole from the poor. As each day passed his greed for respect grew and finally it turned into a greed for a new kingdom. After 21 years of wandering he got away from the bandits and established the kingdom of 'DUC DE CHEVALIERS’. He was cruel as a king and was font of exiling people. After some years of peace king Grever's son (grever 2) found out about the kingdom of "DUC DE CHEVALIERS" and is back for revenge filled with anger. Chevaliers has defended the kingdom for ten long years and is now dead. Now it is up to you (Chevaliers 2) to defend the kingdom. Looks like you will have to pay for your father’s cruelness, the people that were exiled by chevaliers are back for revenge or is food what they want............maybe..............After every time
they attack the food in the granary disappears mysteriously. To make problems worse king Fredrick is trying to capture your city

Sub story-Chevaliers II was really strong as a king and was able to defend the castle and stop the invaders for now. After 5 and a half years of defending the castle (consider the 55 years as 5 and a half years in real life) Chevaliers II now has a new plan in his mind to expand his kingdom further into foreign lands after hearing about them from visitors that came to his castle. So he ordered his military commander to gather enough weapons to arm the whole army and enough food to feed the army and some gold to pay the soldiers, so the military commander of the kingdom of duc de chevaliers began to gather the required things and get them on the ship and has until now been able to gathered 10000 bread (consider the two granaries on the ship to contain 10000 bread) 18000 weapons to equip the soldiers (consider the two armories on the ship to contain 18000 weapons) ,but now his task has become much harder as the cruel pirates who destroyed the port they had built before are back again for more, with the port in grave danger it is up to you to defend it and collect the required goods in time.

Hello everyone this map has some eyecandys like

The light house

The construction site

The zoo

The graveyards

The special grave in memory of the kingdoms last military commander

The sea side hawker inn which has a stable for the horses of the knights that visit the inn and a extra housing if the inn is full and a chapel and two monks who bless everyone who comes there and there are two pike men guarding the inn.

The ruins are a result of the large invasion by pirates a long time ago and the ruins are being built back.

The shipyard (one of the most important eyecandys in the game)

The ship.

The pirate ship and the tower in its middle from which a pirate takes a look at the sea.

Authors notes-The building between the ruins on the top left side of the map is a construction site which is building the port back to its former self, only the main part of the port and the ship yard have been built back to its former state. This is the first map in the expansion pack of the campaign duc de chevaliers. It is best that you play this map after playing the first part of this map duc de chevaliers-part 1.The goods are being gathered inside the port and then carried to the ship because of the pirate attacks. The ships have an entrance to their inner decks on the backs. The game is about 25 years long

p.s. - if you like my map, Please post a comment and perhaps a rating... I’d really appreciate it.


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AZ ViTrAzhAs I will play your mission in the following days and post a review, i am very sorry for taking your time.
Captain Diablo Hey I've been waiting in earnest for this, it looks like you've taken a lot of time in making it--a review will follow.
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I am looking forward to it captain diablo.
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The map has been updated now it should be correcty balanced to everyone.
AZ ViTrAzhAs Yeah, thats great cause it was impossible to play :/
Map Design5.0
Playability: 5
Wow, that must've been the most intense and long lasting battle i've ever played. There are fires, plagues, never ending armies of the enemy coming, and you have some extremely high goals to achieve, stuff to collect in order to win. Now, this gets a high playability, because there are always things to do. Its really intense. And while you try to solve immediate things like the fires (if you really can call it immediate... they kept coming lol), you have to have in mind that there are goods you need in the end. The replay value which the review guidelines mention, is high!

Balance: 4
I'm really not sure on this one... it gets a 4. I don't know if I suck, or if it's nearly impossible to win this. I couldn't even keep my granary full my first try, and I had to get 4000 bread I think it was. The other stuff is also very high, not to mention a 100% 'drinking ale' population. I barely won on easy...
I don't fully want it to drag down the overall score really, so I give a 4...

Creativity: 4.5
It definately has some nice eye candy. I like the boats alot, and that one boat had someting that looked like a stair going down to the lower deck! It was a nice detail. Though, the shape of the boats could've been better, they have a distinctive shape that I don't really think you managed to do.
Everything else you mention in the map description are also great. The terraining is also really good, and how you managed to make the enemy walk over all the rocks and shallow water to the main land, was a nice little detail. The zoo was a particurarily a striking feature.

Map Design: 5
The terraining on this map is one of the best Crusader terraining i've seen. nuff said...

Story/Instructions: 5
A long, deep story. As I always say... I never say much in this category. But honestly, the coloring doesn't look very good...

Additional Comments:
You really see the designer has spent a lot of time on this map, and the outcome was worth all of the work. (right? XD )

[Edited on 06/27/07 @ 10:28 PM]

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