Note: this is only a small part of the story. The entire thing is in the Story file.
Vaulnar was a small stretch of land situated in the mountains of Caerdalvia. It had little stone or iron; lots of trees, but not much else. There was no fortress or stronghold defending the area, only an unimportant outpost, built for defense against wolves more than anything else.
But then the rebellion came.
Suddenly Vaulnar became a thriving military fort, full of rebel knights and their squires. Smaller outposts were built all over the surrounding countryside, watching for royalist forces. Battles were being fought everywhere. The rebels knew that it was only a matter of time before the king and his powerful armies turned to them.
Hey everyone, this is my first SH1 map. It's pretty simple; just defeat all the invasions and you win! It's actually quite easy if you use the right strategy, but you can have a hard time if you try it a different way.
This map was fun to play, involves a lot of action and ordering troops during the battle. The 2 signposts make it a bit more interesting although they still attack on generally the same area. This was great to play, needs an aggressive and active defender, you can't just sit around and watch the swordsmen reach your walls, many things need to be done and choices made before victory can be achieved.
This map is well balanced, it took multiple tries before I figured out how to deploy my troops and other resources to achieve victory. The inability to rebuild the weak wooden walls make this map exciting, one breach early on and it becomes very very hard, the walls are key here. (There is actually a way to repair a breach though =P
This was a hard score for me to give out, but it came down to the story. The map was creative with the castle design, but the story was not creative enough to supply a better background, it felt hollow.
Map Design: 5
Wow. Great design here. The castle looks awesome and the terraining is excellent. I like the rocky feel of the map, makes it edgy like the ensuing battles.
The story was a real letdown for me. You could have turned this into an epic battle but instead it was chance battle with some sort of rebellion against an Empire, no truly developed characters or background of why there is a rebellion going on, why they chose that outpost etc.
Additional Comments: This was a very satisfying map to play, I am glad I downloaded it. Only thing it is more of a siege than an invasion, can't build much, but still a great invasion none the less. Keep up the great work von Schimdt!!