This is a map that I originaly posted for Crusader. I renamed it by adding an X for extreme and adapting it for Crusader Extreme.
The idea behind the map is that your enemies have new technology, blacksmiths, that is denied you. When war breaks out you can only build bows, crossbows and spears. You can buy armor and swords but this does make it more difficult to compete.
In keeping with this concept each keep has one European outpost. All of the outposts produce archers then
either spearmen or macemen. The outposts alternate in producing the spearmen/macemen.
The map is designed for you to take one of the two northern keeps and put your ally in the other northern keep. The other five keeps should be allied against you. Depending on which AI's you choose to play with, the map could play normal to impossible in difficulty. I agree with Hitman that we need more quality maps. I know I spent a lot of time landscaping the original. So this is my way of doing this. In my opinion this map is more difficult than the Crusader version.
Oh, I've played this one in Crusader. Coolies :) In Extreme it would be even bloodier :D
Posted on 07/19/08 @ 02:03 PM
I must say really nice but I won't download it because extreme is no real challenge to me. Not more then normal crusader was. I just fend of the first invasions wich are alwys small and drop 2 bombards on the outposts.
Von Kamstra File Author
Posted on 07/19/08 @ 08:01 PM
You have a point Strongholder but I don't think you will find it that easy to get to the outposts on this map. It takes me a while to win. With the better AI's this map is pretty tough. With most of the skirmish maps that came with the program I too would rather play regular Crusader. I sincerely hope this map is better and somewhat challenging. If you are talking about the special powers I must admit I don't use them, usually I just forget them.