Pretty tough to play as-is but I won on the first try.
It became very easy on the next time through when I relocated the stockpile next to the keep which I quickly enclosed by knocking down the ship and all the uneeded walls. ;)
Posted on 08/02/08 @ 06:50 AM
Thank you for this map. I enjoyed it very much because it's a real eco mission. The opening situation is great. You "begin with (nearly )nothing" concerning to wood and gold and can try different openings. Further on restructuring the economy is often wanted (from apple orchards to farms, eventually setting the quarries on "sleeping" etc). Almost every building is needed (especially for food production but also for trading) - what a shock when I had saved my first 1000 gold and could not place a cathedral.
Never waited so badly for the wood cutters having sawed up a single tree. Also it was fun to cultivate the land on the other side of the river.
Did you mean fire to be kind of penalty for those not quick enough? :)