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Mountain Pass

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Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Normal
Made with version: 1.1
Story: After the big battle you have a messege from Richard that he wants to meet you in Tyre. When you went you see nervous people runing to get to they home. You ask Richard what is going on he tells you that large arabian army will atack Tyre and he don't have enough't defence's on the city so he ask you to get controll of his castle in the mountain pass. The arabian's will pass from there. When you arive in you see that arabian patrol is atacking the city. In the same moment you hear news that Richard recuest weapons. You don't have choice but to fight and product weapons in the same time.


1.Wait and kill all enemy unit's
2.Product 15 swords
3.Product 15 armor
4.Collect gold for rebuilding of Tyre

1.Use oil as one of the line's of defence against arabian swords man.
2.Product crop's and sell them to collect fast gold.

First mission -

Enjoy playing

By "PaPaGaLa"

Update 18.01.09 (V.2)
Add a hill in the South-East
Add a small brige
Add a second singpost
Add more rocks in the castle
Edited some of the Oasis

Update 06.11.09 (V.3)
Fixed terrain bug near one of the gates
Removed arabic units infront of walls
Removed some units on the walls and added on the walls that didn't have units
Fixed date of invasions. Added an invasion on the start of the map
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TwoDie Too much of mountains passes... Going to play map.
File Author
I have edit a bug and add a new atack sorry for late fix. Enjoy playing =]
peter2008 Hi PaPaGaLa,

I welcome you sharing maps. Will surely play to find out what's exciting and perhaps new with this adventurous looking castle. Will be a challenge to place there everything I want.

From the first view of the minimap, the mountain range looks very interesting. And the dunes in the northwest have a natural appearance.
I'd like to ask you to spend more time with landscaping. It's not necessary for the fighting but for the eye (Crusader has so beautiful a graphics, though the desert is hard to design). And indirectly the scenery is quite important for the military: by the economy.
Along the river there's no greenery while trees appear in the western desert. Should be the other way round.
Some lines look very sharp and straight (the border of the grass in the east, the canyon in the west). Nature models smooth and fine.

Perhaps you enjoy some articles of the section Mapmaking 101, among them
"Ecosystems 101" (,
"Shrubbery and Vegetation" ( and
"Deserts and Oases" (
Or look around and watch others' Crusader landscapes, e.g. by surajsubba.
Feel free to ask anything you want, to map design and game play. Best wishes.

[Edited on 01/17/09 @ 01:52 PM]

File Author
Thank you peter2008 before i start creating maps i will look some landscapes and i will work even more harder =]
peter2008 Now I've played the map. Had fun and noticed you had fun making it.
Nothing of "place what I want". Your restriction of the wheat and hops chains feels frightening. The oases are shaped in an arbitrary way challenging to detect space for the dairy farms needed for leather armour. Decided to escape forwards and stopped with about 40 hunters and 114 population. The hunter's post fit to the steep terrain. Economy worked fine, that's effective Crusader. Long rows of hunter and wood cutters walked through the gates ...

... even in front of the invasions. Here I'd rate the mission easy (anyhow not hard) for three reasons. You're given very much to prepare and proceed. The invasions are not strong to constitute a real danger (besides raiding in the east). From one signpost they have to charge directly towards the walls. Ended up in deep layers of wooden traps. The rams never made it to the other side of the river. - Sold lots of bows to empty the armoury.
Lol: the single swordsman within the last invasion - a mercenary of the Arabians.

One thing seems to be a terrain bug. Towards the southern terrace the peasants cannot walk through the gate. Had to remove the walls upside the stones (man, was I happy when I discovered the stones that way).

Altogether an original mission. You've made good progress on important levels: restrictions and graded invasions. Congrats and thanks.
(If you'd like to watch a screen shot you may e-mail me.)
File Author
Umm i don't know what is wrong whit the South gate can you help me i tryed to move it but no sence please help to fix this bug =]
peter2008 Behind the gate, at the foot of the slope there's a step too high for the people to cross it. You can fix this by using the Equalize tool in the Height section. :)
File Author
Coming soon " Cyprus Retake ", and please comment and/or review :) =]

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