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Unscrupulous Neighbors

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Number of Players: 5
Balance: Balanced
Difficulty: Normal
Antithesis here, with my latest release - Unscrupulous Neighbours. Standard skirmish, 400x400, with one or two perks thrown in.

<---- S T O R Y ---->

The year is 1189. Richard I, better known as Richard the Lionheart, has just been crowned. King of England. However, his crown was hard-won: he had revolted and fought his father numerous times, and only succeeded when he allied himself with Philip II of France. Far away from the turmoil however, in the Holy Land, Jersualem has fallen to Saladin. Scattered pockets of European settlements still remain, not yet consumed by Saladin's juggernaut. Acre has fallen as well, and now only Tyre, Tripoli, and Antioch remain. However, removed from the conflict, lie your lands and those of other minor lords. In the chaos that followed the fall of Jerusalem, the seat of Christian power, power-hungry lords seized the now-vacant lands, believing that God would protect them from the Muslims. Your unscrupulous neighbors have started minor disputes over over land. With no king to govern them, these disputes have snowballed into a small war - and you're caught in the middle of it.

<---- D I R E C T I O N S ---->

Establish your castle and economy as quickly as possible, before the hostile lords catch you cold. It is war now, and no quarter shall be given. Strike out and eliminate the closest lords to you, and expand into their territory. Take advantage of the chokepoints; proper usage of the fords and mountain trails will give you control of that part of the map. Should all go well, you will emerge victorious. But if only Fortune would smile upon us so...

<---- N O T E S ---->
I made this map with one main idea in mind - PLAYABILITY. The lands are divided into five sections by the river, and the only way between them are the fords and mountain trails. This makes for an interesting battle, as instead of creating a massive army and marching over to the castle, each player must fight for control of the fords/trails, and only then go on to the castle. Remember, this is best played 2 v 2 v 1, and also with the two top players allied together. It's more fun with you as the lone player, but if you're a beginner, teaming up is fine. Enjoy!

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Castlefreak I must have been out of the loop for awhile... are you new or have you been here for a while?

nice map you got there.
AZ ViTrAzhAs Pretty, cozy map... great for varying with the number of enemies, skirmishing, but personally, I wouldn't play the map in a multiplayer challenge.. However, great job Antithesis!
File Author
Thanks, AZ ViTrAzhAs! It's good to know a pro thinks my work is good.

And to Castlefreak, I've known the site and downloaded for a long time, but I've just recently started being active, posting on forums, and submitting maps. Check out my other maps, too. ^^

For all who think the ground on the raised area is plain and unterrained, it's actually not; it just doesn't show up on the mini map b/c it's midplain. Just FYI.
AZ ViTrAzhAs Thanks for the kind words, mate... Anyway, I think I'll give Your map ago during the weekend.
File Author
I appreciate it! Oh, and there is a slightly revised version uploaded now, as well. The change was really insignificant, but I thought I'd let you know.

[Edited on 01/04/08 @ 08:13 PM]

surajsubba No doubt an excellent map by an experienced map-maker.
File Author
My thanks for the kind words, especially coming from a veteran! =)

I hope all are enjoying the map!
The Hitman One word - STUNNING!The classical 6-player map with fancy terrain and huge reality... Perhaps one of my favourite maps, love it!Thanks for sharing, m8 :)
File Author
Thanks, Hitman! I always try to make terrain look really realistic; take a look at some of my other maps in my profile! ^^

PS: Erm... don't mean to burst your bubble or anything, but it is erm... five players, not six. :P

Anyhow, thanks for the comment! My utmost appreciation.

[Edited on 01/09/08 @ 07:17 PM]

AZ ViTrAzhAs Hey Antithesis, I will gladly rate Your map, as I've played it during this week, so expect a review soon (thanks for mentioning about my map in the forums dude) :)
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