I intend to design the aiv for all character in stronghold. From now on, it just include the Sultan, Richard, rat, pig, snake, sheriff, federick, caliph and abbot.
Most of them is traditional Square castle ( with 2 wall, when the first wall took down, the building inside the core wall still run ). The castle may look not strong like other people but instead i focus on the productivy of each character, so that they can making money and product as fast as they can. You can play with them on normal mode, crusader mode...
I would like your advice to improve them better.
( I often add more woodcutter so that they can build faster and also add population to get more money )
Have you seen a pig with 400 army, frederick with 500 army, abbot with 600 monk ? If you can let the ai living long, they can product that amazing amount.
Some picture of my aiv, there are a lot more in my pack. Having Fun ^^. I'm Just stick with square castle because it have the better area, and add a lot of building.
Good work, but some more variety in castle design would be nice. Why not try a round castle? Square fortresses are full of weak spots and easily scaled/leveled.
I don't understand why you place so many woodcutters in the castle design when the AI creates them itself, but it doesn't seem to hurt anything.
If you are trying to make a challenging AIV then you should make one for The Wolf. He is the only AI that produces archers, crossbowmen, pikemen, swordsmen, horse archers, and arabian archers. I'd like to see what kind of menacing he'd generate using one of your AIVs.