It's been forever since I uploaded a map, and granted, I don't think that this one is that amazing, but I had a blast making it. Everyone should make historical castles.
In this map, I have tried to bring back the absolute brilliancy (is that a word?) of the original stronghold siege maps. Seriously, try on of them on hard as attacker, they are dumb fun. And, they work both ways, not like some where you can only be the attacker or defender.
Enough with the talking, let's get a screen shot.
If you happen to review this map, please be lenient on the landscape. If you search pictures of the map you get conflicting results, and only the castle. So I kinda just improvised the landscape.
Hey! I remember this castle from Castles II: Siege and Conquest!
Posted on 10/25/08 @ 04:29 AM
Looks great but i think you should upload a minimap too :)
Posted on 10/27/08 @ 06:18 AM
This castle looks both proud and cosy, I just wanna conquer it. Like to watch the diagonal outer walls.
Dumptrailer2 File Author
Posted on 10/27/08 @ 09:28 PM
Glad you liked the map guys. Would anyone mind reviewing it? :)
Posted on 10/31/08 @ 06:33 AM
Hi, now I've played your map and took both sides. After having become familiar with the special weaknesses of the installation I could survive as defender on very hard. Fighting for the gates is great. Sent pikemen outside to stop the rams, took them in again to throw oil on charging maces. Then opened the gate again to get more ranked units fight the masses of hostile marksmen. Few braziers on the walls, so some pitch ditches came out off reach for the archers.
Attacking the big distances also rock. The AI acted well in delaying my progress. In the inner ward I sacrified my knights to clear the way and get some projectiles. But could beat the crew only on normal.
You made a great job. Many things are tricky (units standing idle) and not-just-simple (ditches spread somehow arbitrary, not along the walls or shortest paths).
Posted on 11/05/08 @ 10:38 PM
Make more maps!
Posted on 11/16/08 @ 05:56 PM
[Edited on 12/12/08 @ 11:42 PM]
Posted on 12/15/08 @ 11:23 PM
Very good work dumptrailer2 i like the map are trutly a stronghold master well i am to i find lol i can build some really good ones:D
Dumptrailer2 File Author
Posted on 01/27/09 @ 10:15 AM
Thanks for the comments guys, makes it worth it :)
Anyone mind writing a short review?
Posted on 03/15/09 @ 06:08 AM
After I played this enjoyable map I decided to write-up my scores. Didn't try on all levels but here's the scores:
[ TL = troops lost; S= Score]
All from the first tries.
Easy: 24% TL; S 7600
Easy2: 20% TL; S 8000
Normal:32% TL; S 11800
Hard: 37% TL; S 16300
Very H:58% TL; S 19200
Easy: 57% TL; S4300
Normal: (Forgot to note the score but I think it was about ~80%TL)
On hard/very hard I didn't manage to beat it. So, did anyone else made better scores?