This is a skirmish map for 7 players. I recommend to play yourself in the bottom left corner versus allied AIs. The six players, located in the desert, have very small oasis, in most can be placed only one farm, there are also a little of stone and iron placed between the castles. In some places it might be unnatural, I made it to be more a "battle" map. The player in the bottom left corner has rather large farmland, enough of trees, stone, iron, deer, he can also easily enclose his castle by using sea as a natural defense. I recommend to play this map 1x6 or 1x3x3.
reminds me of The Dunes, original map in SHC... it has only a little little greenery, but however the AIs work fine on it... or at least for certain duration :D my opinion is for multiplayer only, I do not think we can have a good war using AIs, surely worse than your first, but still it's good.
Posted on 03/23/08 @ 03:31 PM
Clearly this is a "battle map". There aren't any highland and water features, which may affect the playability, a bit more resources (grass especially), would make the map a bit easier, still this makes a challenge - run your economy very well and fight against six lords... Kind of hard but interesting ;)