The farm build by your ancestors on a large terp in the middle of the sea has grown in to a large town. A town with happy inhabitants and a strong trade position. Eventually the terp became too small so your grandfather had to create a polder to be able to let the town grow. In those few years your town has grown and your house has changed into a complete castle. Your city is located on a large trade route and your army is incredibly powerful. It’s no wonder that the Wolf, the Pig, the Snake and the Rat all want you dead. They have sent their army’s to kill you. The wolf’s army is attacking from his castle with some support from the other three lords. His army is disciplined and it will be hard to deal with them. Out of the pig’s castle comes a small band of raiders whose job it was to attack your army from behind. A small landing party created by the rat and the snake has landed behind your castle. They were supposed to attack your castle from behind. But they underestimated you. About 100 of the snake’s spearmen defected and they told you about the oncoming attack. You quickly mobilized your forces and confronted your enemy’s. The backbone of your army are your citizens. They are very able to use de goedendag and have light armour to protect them. The four lords not knowing this severely underestimated your army thinking that you only had a strong cavalry and lacked normal ground troops. Your cavalry is standing by to crush the pig’s raiding party and half of your citizens are lining up in front of the landing part. They are backed up by a few archers. The main part of your army is confronting the wolf’s troops. They should be no match for you. Some of your troops are still guarding the castle just in case. The rampaging army of the wolf created a flow of refugees towards your castle. They all made it to safety behind your walls. The spearmen are also under your command now so the wolf is severely outnumbered. The enemy’s can’t leave. The wolf’s men will be hung if they retreat. Our ships have destroyed the ships used by the landing party and the pig’s man can easily be outrun by our horses.
This map features a typiccal dutch landscape with a dijk (pronounce: dyke) and flat ground. I placed 2 hills so the landscape wouldn't be so flat as in the Netherlands. I left out the ditches that are used to carry away the water to the sea. They would severely cut your building ground. Also on the dijk are two posts from where the dijk watch can light a torch to inspect the dijk on damage and there is a warning beacon that can be lit by an archer.
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This is my 2nd map I posted here so i would like to know what's bad and good about this map.
If anyone want's to turn this map into a invasion or siege go ahead just don't change the landscape please.
looks quite good, but i don't i see any detail on the plains around the castle.
can't download at the moment so i'll check it out when i get home.
[Edited on 03/19/08 @ 11:41 AM]
strongholder nl File Author
Posted on 03/20/08 @ 07:21 AM
Well there are no details on the plain. That's special about it it's a dutch landscape and 2/3 of the Netherlands are below sea-level so everything is flat. The two hills on the sides are actually the former shores.
Edit: There is one detail. The road.
[Edited on 03/20/08 @ 01:36 PM]
Posted on 03/20/08 @ 09:23 AM
Posted on 03/22/08 @ 03:02 PM
But of course, the dutch landscape wouldn't be COMPLETELY flat would it? I imagine it would have stones of some sort, and a farm would normally have rivers to water it.
[Edited on 03/22/08 @ 03:02 PM]
Posted on 03/23/08 @ 10:39 AM
I rather "imagine" that strongholder nl lives in the Netherlands and knows pretty well what polder type land looks like...
strongholder nl File Author
Posted on 03/24/08 @ 05:03 AM
Yes i live in the netherlands and it's true it's completely flat. The farms don't need any rivers to get water because the farms are located below sea-level so water will come up throught the soil. There are a lot of man-made rivers to drain away the water and there are no rocks of any sort in the landscape. What we do have are a lot of dykes in the polder that were once used to keep out the water but became obselete when there was more land 'poldered' in. I left out these features because you wouldn't be able to build at all. Also just to let you know. If you really wan't to make an authentic village build a lot of dairy farms and make bread.