The idea behind this map was to make a map that was fun but only took 10-15 minutes(gamespeed 52) to play. So the scenario has a clear goal, and there is plenty of action. You will need to focus on the goal, and not waste your energy on the wrong actions.
Map: The map is of medium size. It contains a small stronghold. This will not be efficient to protect the mines. You will have a limited amount of stone as you start, you will need to use that wisely to meet the goals. There is an additional goal of "finnish the castle" - this is mostly done so that the player does not slaughter the stronghold for recunstruction. If you choose to ignore this, its your call, but the idea of the scenario is as said that it takes place under a short time period.
Story: The King has received warning that his northern iron mines will be attacked. He has therefor given you the command of a small Stronghold. There he wants you to save enough iron so that he can build up an army, if this turns out to full war. He does not expect you to hold the mines, as the enemies are to many. Just after your arrival, you take some of your troops out on a patrol of the area. To your surprise you stumble into a enemy scout force. As you draw your sword, and order your men to attack, you realize that this is NOT a god omen. You probably have less time than the King thought.
DO YOUR DUTY !!
Hope you enjoy the map - Please Review... //StenSture
Good work on this map specialy at the scenario part.I loved the time pressure and mostly the fact that if you don`t make the right decissions and you don`t work fast enough this map it`s a lost cause :).
So plyability definetly a 4 because of the well done scenario combined with a good map.
Balance also a 4 due to the fact that if you discover what you must do and how to do it this map is balanced enough to let you win without further more complications (in case you don`t discover that you will surely lose as i lost the first time i played it ).And i must add i liked the fact that if you concentrate only on defending the castle you will lose cause you won`t have the time to achieve the economic goal.
Creativity - one of the maps weak spots (to say that) so a 3.
Map design - also average with some parts of the landscape that will use further more work and also a 3.
Story/instruction - the story it`s good fits well on the scenario.There are also hints on the .zip file that indicates how to win this one so a 5.
Overall - very good scenario that makes this map fun to play :)