Emm, I think Faramir is right... Your map Tharaam has fantastic design, but I can't say the same for your most recent maps :( Please don't be lazy, if you work harder you'll get the same success like on Tharaam and even further. Keep trying and, please, don't get offended by our comments, their only purpose is to help you to improve ;)
On a very small map, we have already the keep created. The resources are quite poor, but we begin with some resources. Developing the castle isn't very difficult, even if we can't creating farms at the beginning. But, well, the map is too small and too poor in resources to be very interesting. We don't have a lot of things to do, it's not like in bigmaps, where we can create a citty of thousnads of peasants. Here, just a hundred...
As I said before, we can't, at the beginning, create some farms, because the wood is here. So, we have to buy some goods, producing money with the stone and the iron which are close to the castle. Having some food isn't so quite difficult. We can also doing tne hunting... But, well, I think the marecage must have another fonction that to only prevent us to do some buildings. A production of oil, for instance.
The only original thing I see is the marecage, but, well, the marecage isn't very useful, so the originallity of this map isn't very useful. I think the map can be better without the marecage, and with some decorative elements.
Map Design: 1.5
Quite poor... The marecage isn't beautiful, and there's nothing on thez map. The hill where we are isn't very beautiful neither.
Like all your other works I tried (or almost all your other works), this map can be better with some work. But, on this map, if you want to make it better, you must change evrything, because the only original aspect on thi smap is the marecage, but the marecage is more a problem than other thing, killing the playability of the map...