You are the infamous Count Dracula in his castle defending yourself from invaders. The castle is based on real life photos and as accurate as I can make it.
Food will be hard to come by so maintaining a high population will be hard. The castle is very cramped with not a lot of room for anything. Rocks and iron are not exactly near you, so you`re basically starved for everything.
So good luck and have fun ;)
If you want a challenge face two Lionheart.
Potential bugs: the version i build this in is the Crusaders with the new characters from Extreme. I would have thought the version number would be l.2 but the game displays 1.1. Not sure if this would affect anything.
if you have SHC 1.1 already installed before upgrading it with the DVD, the version remains 1.1, luckily for only so the custom maps stay compatible.
Your mission is tough. Played a normal game with full advantage AIs and after a short while got a claustrophobic feeling. The slopes leading downwards are consequently far enough from the keep to stay walled out. Like the Crac des Chevaliers underwent several stages of fortifying I had to add strong towers at the eastern side. Lost 73 troops only, most of them slaves, but uncounted lines of farmers and workers. The palms reproduced quickly leaving few space for farms first.
You found a good and hard way to restrict the player becoming too powerful soon. Thank you.
Perhaps you'd like to rework one aspect. The enemy keeps are placed quite close to the edge. Though the southeastern Lionheart built a small castle, one tower he had to do without.
Noma File Author
Posted on 12/19/08 @ 12:45 AM
lol i agree the southeastern one is a bit close. i made it that way so you're constantly pressured by one of them, which you'll need to dispatch quickly. This map is as easy as I'm willing to make it. I believe in challenging maps and I'm sure ppl likes a challenge, especially for the die-hard fans.