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Château Gaillard the Historical castle of France

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Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Hard

Title:Château Gaillard the Historical castle of France


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Construction under the Kings of England, Dukes of Normandy

Richard I of England, simultaneously feudal Duke of Normandy, ordered that the castle be built in little more than 12 months, between 1197 and 1198. The goal was to protect Rouen and Richard's duchy of Normandy from the French kings, but Richard died due to an infected arrow wound on his shoulder before the fortress was complete.

The construction of Château Gaillard was taken over by his brother John. The building of the castle continued but for two alterations at John's request. One was to have an extra window built on the chapel's outer wall and the other was to have an extra toilet in the chapel.

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In French hands

The troops of Philip II of France captured it after a long siege in 1203, some 4 years after Richard's death due to one fault in the fortress. During the siege, Philip ordered a group of his men to look for a weak point in the castle. After an extensive examination, they located the disposal chute for the toilet which John requested. They climbed up it and ended up in the chapel, which was locked from the outside, so they broke a window and climbed along the castle wall. After ambushing several unsuspecting guards, Philip's men then brought down the drawbridge and allowed the sum of their army into the castle. John and Richard's supporters and troops, unprepared for such an encounter, were massacred in the surprise attack.

Residence of the exiled David II of Scotland
Following the defeat at the Battle of Halidon Hill in 1333 during the Second War of Scottish Independence, the child-king David II and certain of his court were forced to flee to France for safety. At the time, Southern Scotland was occupied by the forces of English king Edward III. David, nine years old, and his bride Joan of the Tower, the twelve year old daughter of Edward I, were granted the use of the castle by Philip VI. It remained their residence until David's return to Scotland in 1341. David did not stay out of English hands for long after his return; he was captured after the Battle of Neville's Cross in 1346 and endured an eleven year captivity.

Having lost any strategic value, Château-Gaillard was dismantled under Henry IV of France after 400 years of existence.

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svenjo Nice one but it looks very difficult the castle is on top of the mountain.
But i wont care for that and download it :)
AZ ViTrAzhAs Great work, WWE_FAN_CRO! Judging from the plan, the castle seems to be designed very accurately which is quite hard to achieve due to the imperfect SHC editor. I think will give this map a shot, looks very challenging.
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Thanks very much.
drahcir_dier I've downloaded the map. It really is a great map, but are you sure its possible? The pathways up to the gate are all blocked. There is only one path that allows you to get to the wall, but that leads you past all the greedy enemy archers.......Have you played it? im curious to know if it can be done.
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I dont think either that this map is impossible but i have set difficult hard-impossible.That means that the map is not impossible.It depends on player skills.A good player (strategic) can win this map but a beginer cant do it so easy soo....
Its not impossible.---
drahcir_dier I managed to win this map. I did, however, have to make one SMALL ajustment in order to be able too. I had to remove two of the small rocks from the pathway down the side of teh castle. (the one with the lions at the entrance. Once that passage wasn't blocked anymore, i could win the map.
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Hmm i kew it that was somewere a mistake i will check it out thanks

lord dredde Which version of crusader is this made with?

I have1.2e installed and it won't work, it just crashes.

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