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Brothers in Arms

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The Hitman
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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Impossible
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Greetings all! My last invasion is released! I've made a trailer, but I still think there's no one, who doesn't knows Omaha beach and it's bloody battle in 1944... I was having big troubles with my super short invasions, they were maximum 10 min, they weren't getting much attention... So this time you'll decide how long the battle will continue. I little change of the plan/history xD Let me "correct" the event - the english instead seizing more territories after securing the hill, they decided to take a refuge on the beach and wait for reinforcements, because they saw that the germans are too much. And you are here, from the "bad guys". You are controlling the axis forces on Hill 331 and it's leader - general von Stauff, who is the main target of the english. By telling this I don't want to offend any english person here, I know you are a lot, but just in this mission, like a mirracle, you will play with the Axis :p So how will you decide your destiny? Well, the enemy leader is Admiral Richard III "the Lionheart", adopted son of the legendary king, who one tryied to capture Jerusalem. You may hold the hill as long as you can and when you want to finish, train an army and kill the camping soldiers on the beach... they will attack you until they run out of army... have one on mind, that you don't have a large army and you can't hold the hill forever.Anyway, to make the atmosphere more military, I've found WW2 names for each of the units in the mission... And here they are:



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- General von Stauff

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- Volkgrenadier

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- Wermacht Sentinel

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- Wermacht Elite Sentinel

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- 13th devision's grenadier

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- Sniper

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- Berlin's special forces

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- Red barrets infantry

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- Volonteer

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- Pioneer

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- Advanced pioneer with oil

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- Grenade thrower

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- Gestapo agent

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- Knight's Cross infantry

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- Deputy General

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- 22th paranormal division captain

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- Sabotageur

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- Colonel von Schpiglitz

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- Kamikaze



Now, military equipment:



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- Armored anti-piercing wall

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- Mine

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- Bazooka

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- Panzer IV

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- M4 Sherman

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- 50.8mm Mortar enhancement

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- MG42 nest

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- 88.1mm AA/AT Flak Canon



You'll can also see: entrenchment with barbered walls, , aliasing field, the residence of the general, secret underground bunkers and a lot more! And finally her majesty - da minimap xD



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For more info watch the trailer, or just try the map :) Feel free to tell me what can be improved and to post reviews... Attention! Do not restart the map or this could cause a direct blast into the skirmish menu!!! Have a nice combat! :)



All the luck,

The Hitman.



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The Hitman
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@benokovacs - please stick your comments to the map ;) the Lionhert is made by converting SAV. file from skirmish game to MAP. file and saving it as an invasion...

@Danilh - lol name, huh? It's from RTC Wolfenstein :D

@SUBINDXSUBIN thanks subin... just to add due to your recent comment... I didn't knew that the maps have copyrights... Anyway only the first two submited maps were not mine, for the others I can guarantee you they were touched only by my mouse cursor ;)

@VonShimdt - cool name of an austrian sniper rifle, mate! xDDD You should like it!

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Geez, how many comments! Thank you all, I appreciate it ;)
Dragol hahaha
The Hitman, rofl!
i love it!!!
the map looks great too!
Hypernova90 Brilliant idea :) I liked the way you told about the units and what they represent.
benokovacs The convert the files with hex editor is ok , but how i convert to invasion??? SORRY
The Hitman
File Author
Thanks for comments AlienLord92 and Dragol!

@benokovacs - I forgot to mention... When you load it press alt+, then choose "single-player" and voila! I'd be slapped for this by ericgolf, boy couldn't you just write me an e-mail?

And the others, does someone wants to give me the pleasure to see a review here?
benokovacs I don't know your e-mail adress . BUT NOT EDITABLE THE MAP. And i don't know, not working the Alt+comma .
The Hitman
File Author
Hokay! So you convert a SAV. from skirmish to MAP. file... well, you can't make it an invasion if you don't make it through the editor... Also if you have version older than 1.1 in Crusader and 1.2 in Stronghold you won't be able to use this trick I THINK ;-/ The command works fine with all my friends...
Hypernova90
Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability4.0
Balance3.5
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.5
Story/Instructions4.0
Playability: 4
I saw this map and thought I had to go for it. It was a lot of fun. The most fun aspect of it is that it is very tricky to siege. What I didn't like was the fact that I didn't have to manage any economical things and that the defense of my castle was way to easy and the enemy was just slaughtered. Attacking was fun, but building up an attacking force was a bit too slow. What I surely liked that the enemy castle has some intelligence. The first thing I thougt: LETS CUT OFF THEIR WOOD SUPPLY's! Well it didn't work because the Lionheart directly builded some woodcutters huts again. These aspects make it a lot of fun.

Balance: 3.5
As said before, the defending was way too easy. The Lionheart kept his forces coming but they were simply slaughtered. I think it would be better if the player could build up the defenses them selfe. The attacking part is really tricky and a lot more fun. Also the fact that I didn't have any siege material with me made it a lot more fun.

Creativity: 5
The idea of recreating World War II in Stronghold in the way you did is very very creative. The way you implented an computer AI is also very clever and nice to see. I absolutely loved it. Also your personal touches of Hitlers cross ( Swastika, it was called I thought ) and the loads of eyecandy was nice to see.

Map Design: 4.5
Map design was great I think. The thing I liked most was the Axis base with loads of eyecandy, and the custom farm fields. Although you set up an AI was brilliant but this ofcourse has it limitations to construct an castle since the computer already does, so I won't punish you for that aspect. The only reason I couldn't give a perfect score was because the cliffs were the Axis base was standing on looked not good when I rotated the map.

Story/Instructions: 4
The story was easy to read and didn't contain any faults as far as I know. It was creative but not exceptional in my opinion and not very lenghty. But still a good job.

Additional Comments:
This is very creative map, and shows how you can implent an AI in an invasion map. Although... I did think that this was more a "SKIRMISH MAP" then it was an invasion. But keep up the good work, this was a very nice map.
The Hitman
File Author
Tha-tha-thanks! A lot... that you give me feedback. Yes, the sign's called Swastika... For a single battle I wanted to make an invasion, but I didn't knew about the unseen fatal effects of the converting... If you see it through the editor that I've added powerful enough attack wave to almost kill or kill the defenses. But after converting this was impossible and I had to left this work to Lionheart, who indicates the english, although he's french xD Sorry for my weird story, last time I wrote something that no one could understand :) Sorry for the design, I've done my best. You couldn't build your economy, cuz it had to fit with the historical event... It doesn't has to be overbuilded, alright ;) I guess I'll make more maps of famous battles in WW2 after my exams... Or maybe not :) Thanks for playing!
Hypernova90 Ok I get the point of the economical ;) Ofcourse it was way too easy if I could build up heavy defenses. If you update your map again and do a little thing about the cliffs I will defenitely give you a 5 for map design ;)

Well still great map ^^

Cheers
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Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability4.3
Balance4.0
Creativity5.0
Map Design4.3
Story/Instructions3.5
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Size:826.29 KB
Added:04/07/08