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The Lost Tunnels

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lloonnee2
File Details
Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Number of Players: 2
Balance: Unbalanced
Difficulty: Hard
Made with version: 1.1
Minimap:
Story: As you dismount from your horse, your band of troops look around. From far, the walls seem imposing and the castle itself appeared impregnable. It would be a challenge, you though, to find your way through the maze of tunnels that lead to the castle, let alone besieging what you saw. To complicate matters, none of the scouts you sent out have returned, and nobody knows exactly how far into the land these tunnels are.
One thing is sure though: The enemy has barricaded himself well and deep, filling the tunnels and his castle with traps. If you are to succeed, you must be patient.

Background: This map was suggested by a friend of mine who is also on these forums. It compiles all the tricks that I've learned into one huge, sprawling map. I spent about 45 mins planning the design, and 2 days to map out the whole thing, so that it can be played against an AI.

First attempt to create a killer castle :D, but of course, Crusader does not have siege it. Invasions give you a small amount of troops, so I thought, why not give the ability to generate more troops right from the start of the game? To compensate for the for that, I did all I could to make this map last as long as possible. Doubtless you will be able to evantually kill the Lord at the end, but how long would it take you?

In total, this map has the following:
-2 main castles for destroying (North East, South East)
-4~5 mini-castles which are relatively well defended
-5~6 outposts, just for fun :)
And for the defender, I'm quite sure he has more than 1.2k crossbowmen spread out over the whole map, so get ready your portable shields!

The only thing which I find lacking in this map is the design of the terrain. Bland and flat, but its quite cramped with troops, so I did the best to edit a few parts. Still, not as well done as other maps I've seen.

Note: For a Select One____________(Good/Really GOOD :P) surprise, use a few fire balistas to burn off every building after you cleaned out an outpost/mini castle. Fireworks are always a good ending to the victory of a battle.

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lloonnee2
File Author
By the way, if anyone manages to complete it, good job :D!
I don't think it is easy to finish this map, but it is possible.

To clarify, completing this map means killing every single unit that there is, and burning all buildings on the map.

Hours taken/Comments
3: Amazing! Pretty much impossible though.
4: Not bad, still a remarkable achievement
5: Average, but at least you did complete it.
5+: Just goes to show how hard this map was :P
ericgolf
Staff
Maybe you might want to use the update button to set the "Difficulty" to Hard then?

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