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Chateau Pelerin

Author File Description
Arn_AFe
File Details
Map Size: 300x300 (Medium)
Difficulty: Normal
Made with version: 1.1
Minimap:
Hi. This is my first map in Stronghold Crusader. Please rate and comment.



CASTLE

Construction began in early spring 1218 during the period of the Fifth Crusade by the Knights Templar, replacing the earlier castle of Le Destroit which was situated slightly back from the coast. The castle was built on a promontory, with two main walls cutting the citadel off from the land. The outer wall was approximately 15 metres high and 6 metres thick, with three square towers situated about 44 metres apart, projecting out by 12 metres with a level platform on the roof probably for artillery. In front ran a shallow ditch dug at sea level cut into the bedrock. The inner wall was approximately 30 metres high by 12 metres, with two square towers, the north and south each approximately 34 metres tall. As the inner wall was taller than the outer wall, defenders were able to shoot at targets over the first wall allowing greater protection from return fire by the besiegers. Part of the design of the castle included a protected harbour on the south side of the promontory. It also had three fresh water wells within its enclosure. The castle was capable of supporting up to 4000 troops during a siege, as it did in 1220. The settlement of Atlit developed outside the castle's outer wall and was later fortified. The castle's position dominated the north-south coastal route, and surrounding countryside allowing it to draw revenue from tolls and rents, going some way to pay for the running costs of the castle; as well as providing protection for pilgrims. The castle probably got its name from pilgrims who volunteered their labour during its construction.

The castle was under the control of the Knights Templar and was never taken in siege due to its excellent location and design and its ability to be resupplied by sea. It was besieged in 1220 by the Ayyubids, under the command of al-Malik al-Mu'azzam. It came under siege by the Mamluks under Sultan Baybars in 1265, during which the settlement of 'Atlit was destroyed. With the fall of Acre and collapse of the Kingdom of Jerusalem by the Mamluks under Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil, the Knights Templar lost their main roles of defence of the Holy land and security of pilgrims to the Holy Sites. The castle could now only be resupplied by sea, so the castle was evacuated between 3 and 14 August 1291, the last crusader outpost in the Holy Land.
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Coll hello :) map looks nice from minimap going to try it out. see here
http://stronghold.heavengames.com/cgi-bin/forum/display.cgi?action=t&fn=17

where you can review your map to all heaven guys and ladies so more people see it ;)
Legolas220 nice map, i`m going to download it
Arn_AFe
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Thanks ;)
WL_D Alexus Wow that looks very very good!
Downloading now. :)
TwoDie
Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance4.5
Creativity4.0
Map Design3.5
Story/Instructions4.5
Having a lack of Reviews? :]

Playability: 4.5
Almost havent did something very straticigal in first attempt but it was fun to play.
Fires like always reduce enemy army, by A LOT. I even could win if not those archers and slingers which have stucked and was firing to my lord or somewhere in that direction.
Becouse most of arabian swordman was killed one by one on top of the keep. There was about 12 swordman which was defending my top of the keep.

And allowing to build walls, in not quite realistic as you undersiege. Maybe its just was made for making not same as in other maps thing. But using them in this map would be cheating and you could easily survive the invasions by closing the narrow passages. Which was made by Nature.

Balance: 4.5

Huge amount of troops attack you. About 1:20. but you can survive it quite easily if you experienced player :]

Creativity: 4

Nothing to new in this Histrical Castle Prebuild in the game but as its historical map/castle... So its almost forgivable.

Map Design: 3.5

In your own style was made..
Lines or rocks all around the land...
A bit boring... No sand flowing to ze sea. Rock ramps.
South west corner looks quite nice. Trees, grass, hill.

Castle cuold be more on a hilly landscape. As you can see in pictures which you had added. It would look much more better :P

Story/Instructions: 4.5

Story is story, but some instructions would be cool.
And that reading file in zip is not readable (havent reader for that type of file), better write text to text document which have to in every Windows OS :P

Additional Comments:

A bit too long invasions seasion but you can find some fun here :P
Renew your creating maps style. And we may Rate your creations higher mark.

TwoDie

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Rating
4.2
Breakdown
Playability4.5
Balance4.5
Creativity4.0
Map Design3.5
Story/Instructions4.5
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Size:594.90 KB
Added:11/21/09