My first stronghold map, after 2 weeks of working it's finished. Sorry that I didn't write a long history, maybe in my next project I will write something longer. Now something about the map, the nature isn't so great, I wanted to create a great looking fortress. Also you won't get any stone at the start because I didn't want to make a situation when the PC shoots your gate and you fix it. The map I think is hard because you must be fast, you must know when the PC will brake your first lines, 2nd etc., and push your units to the next defence lines.
Hope you enjoy it!
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The map is awesome for a first try, I congratulate you for this! You have large possibilies.
Well, all great here. I had to use my brain again! There was a barrack, I had to recruit crossbowmen and some pikemen for defense. I ordered to the engineers to get pots with oil and prepared for an epic battle. I even amde a second wooden wall over the keep. However when the enemi destroyed my first gate, I ordered to all trebuchets to fire cows onto the ruins, so everyone who passes will get ill. I got so many cows that the first swordsmen wave just disappeared :D That was a good one, but I think it needs much more attacking forces to be at least normal. You marked it as hard, I mark it as easy. I don't give 5, because it's easy, even for me, me who is intermediate :) Still good for beginners map!
Good balance, I didn't had lack of army but didn't had a rush of soldiers too. Though the enemi couldn't get near the second castle ring if you are a good strateg,s till enough swordsmen to make you sweat, IF you forget to use the stinky cows :P
Great castle! Love it's round looks, the trenches outside it and catapults on walls :) I don't think the arrows at the bottom is something realistic, just the great castle compensate it ;)
Map Design: 3.5
I don't want to give you this rating here, but it's like this: the castle design is flawless, but the terrain is... A little bit better than normal. Perhaps some more shrubs, types of terrain and trees should do the trick. As I am sweating down here at 38 degrees, the people of this castle have a cool river, with a bridge, "concrate" path to the castle :D and cool round walls 8-) I saw editor tricks and a bridge too, well done with he castle. It deserves a five, but the terrain lowers le score :(
Well, it's better than nothing. I'll consider you're not english (like me) and it's an obstacle to write a story. Still you have instructions, which compensate this.
Well you could be really a mighty mapmaker, if and only if you learn to make the design better ;) Everything else is fine and worths downloading :) Try downloading some (for ex.) WarLord_Designs' map, view it trough the editor and try to make similar, it should work. Hope we'll see again your maps! Welcome to Stronghold Heaven.
P.S. Sorry for my weird english.