"look! Sire!" a young archer said, he points up the hill and on top you see a mill, finaly a place to rest, you sigh. For days you and your hunting party has been chasing a band of raiders that has left a path of destruction though your county, villages destroyed, innocents slain, resources plundered, this isnt going to be let off lightly. Un-touched nearby villages reported that they are heading eastways, towards the closet border of your county they are tryin to run out of your grasp in anothers county. With haste you gathered a hunting party to quickly dispatch the enemy before they leave. As you head up the hill towards the mill a distressed miller's wife bursts out "help!" she shreiks "The barbarians are coming!", you look out across the landscape and realise the barbarians are the ones your seeking and they have been following you the whole time and you also realise your outnumbered, 'Ive under estimated the size of them', you think. 'this is going to be a close one'
this is my first map, i think i might have made it too hard or easy im not sure.
i hope you all notice little things in the map that give this a realistic touch like the peices of wood in the water that may have broken off the mill and the irrigation on the wheat farms. i hope you all enjoy the map and the story and comment anything that you didnt like about it if there is any.
<> changed the sign post to be further away to give more time to reposition troops.
<> added more enemy troops.
<> made a neat little bridge ove the river instead of the ford.
<> shields (no egineers) added at the mill to give cover from enemy archers and one at the little bridge at the mill like a door.
<Note>: sometimes a couple of enemy spearmen will attack the stairs to the bridge going up the bridge and stop the rest of the army going over so i added a small ford further down the river for them to cross if it happens.
While the map was fun, It wasn't a very long map, and it didn't require much skill. I still liked it, though.
The balance was pretty good. A little easy in my opinion, but overall it was pretty good.
I loved the idea of a mill on the hill like that. The minimal defenses made it look as if farmers built it.
Map Design: 3
I loved the look of the hill with the mill and the irrigated wheat farms, but the ground was pretty bare, like someone said before me. add some rocks, dirt, and things, and it will look great.
The story was good, and beleivable, but it could use some better grammar.. but lets face it, grammar isn't really that important..
That's very good for your fist submission. Try making longer and bigger maps. It was a nice break to play a small, easy map, though..