The Battle Of Isar Stream
So, I thought as I stood in the window of the Duke Inn. It has come to this. Three weeks earlier it had seemed as if the kingdom that you served would forever be at peace. But soon things changed, for the worst unfortunately. The cruel lord Duc Truffe had always wanted power and control over more land, and so, on the 24th of June, 1066 he assasinated many of the nobility and their families, including my wife and son. Fortunately, I was able to survive and was soon able to join up with the king and his armies. I was tasked with dealing with the army that that Duct Truffe had sent East to capture the Western Provinces. And so, leading my army of veterans, I marched through the night, with only the thought of defeating my enemy in my mind,and so we arrived an the town of Ordby. we spent the night there and in the morning we formed up into battle ranks along Isar Stream, and prepared for the inevitable battle...................
A/N: This is mt first map. I believe it to be quite challenging, but that is my opinion. Please review and give comments, as I would love some advice if you have any. Good Luck!
Update: Sorry about not having a picture, but don't not download just because of that. Am working on a new map and am trying to use Grumpy Gills advice
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Romanrook's The Battle of Isar Stream is a clever map, that, unlike most other maps, is set as a capture of time, spread over hours, or a day, not years as many others.
It is enjoyable to play, and although it seems as if all you have to do is mobilise some soldiers, if only you do that, then defeat is almost a certainty it seems.
In this map, you are pitched against a large enemy force, and although your army is not to be laughed at, it will be annihilated if you send them across the river at the position they are located at. The choices here are to group the soldiers and "Charge the Guts" /flanks, or retreat and defend the crossbowmen and lord while you attempt to keep intact your army.
However there will be soldiers that do not engage you, and you must travel up the them to engage, but they will engage due to Agressive stance. I.e. If you defend the south, there will be enemy up north for you to hunt down.
It is a very creative idea to pitch a battle scene, and fight it out, so almost full marks here. An idea, that I didn't encorporate either, would be to use the map template from various Cede missions in the Military Campaign, such as Mission 12: The Ransom, to get ahold of "Time Off" which turns off the date running, food being consumed, popularity falling. Now I think of it, not having a keep did exactly that!
Map Design: 2.5
One of my major problems is that I think the town/village could have been a bit more organised, a bit more centralised. I think it could have been quite brilliant with a manor house, a high street, and then custom farms spreading out. As it was not a building map, and not spreading over time, you could have had a lot of wheat fields using the 1000 stone printing press.
The foliage looked a bit odd, and I think I can identify why. It seemed as if you wanted it all to be equaled out, no part too dense, no part barren. It could have looked good with some slightly denser parts around the creek, or a pond, and slightly barren parts.
The village had no people... hmmm?
But still, overall it is a nice looking map, and definetely downloadable. Heck! I actually downloaded this map!
You had a story, and it had nice elements, giving some form a atmosphere.
A very nice map, very worth downloading!