I don't know why but I just love the water usage in this map, the main river, the small streams look so realistic!
Posted on 07/21/08 @ 12:22 PM
This map just once more shows how efficiently the economy of Crusader works. You can feed 500 people giving them full rations (no damage in popularity) - the title of the map really fits. Also the thrill at the start when you recognize that you have to start with 0 gold (How to place enough chapels?) changes into feeling satisfied by the income of taxes. Even at low rates the immense population allows you to get huge amounts. So the restraints of buildings and in trading goods and weapons almost don't affect your progress.
In the beginning I removed lots of hovels to get space around the granary. It is not necessary to use the plateaus east and south-east of the town.
In the end I set the game speed to 90.
It's admirable, TwoDie, to see you probing different types of scenarios.