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unbalanced - Multiplayer Skirmish Map
Map Designed by Merle Hofmann
aka: "Merle_the_Conqueror" at Stronghold-Knights.com
aka: "Lord Hofmann" at stronghold.heavengames.com
Two mountain towers overlook this fertile valley which is fed precious water by two rivers that flow in opposite directions. Feeling that they have a tactical advantage; the two mountain top leaders, who are consistantly at odds with each other, have each tried to impose their will upon the leaders within the valley. By virtue of their actions they have inadvertantly united the kingdoms of the valley against both of themselves. The mountain kings will now have to destroy the valley kingdoms just to feed their people and to obtain enough iron in order to be able to produce their weapons of war. Who will prevail, one of the oppressive mountain kings or the united kingdoms?
Map Designer Notes:
This map was designed as a 1 vs. 1 player game with 6 AI's united against the human opponents, but it can also lend itself to many other interesting scenarios. My son-in-law and I play this map, as stated above, on "Deathmatch" settings with the advantage to the AI's (ie; 40,000 gold to the computer players). Then again, we seem to play all of our 1 vs. 1 games that way.
Other play options could include letting a weaker human player ally with the AI's in a 3 vs. 3 game. In a 4 vs. 4 game you could allow two weaker human players to ally with each other.
This is the second map that I have created and if I must say so myself, it is a beautifully done work of art :) ! I was a little upset that the animals I had placed moved from where I had originally placed them over the course of the two days that it took me to make it. So lesson for you fellow designers, always add your animals last ;) .
Our local group of players in Quincy, Illinois have played many of the custom maps from this site. Many are very good and I need to make more of an effort to rate and comment on them. By the same token, if you would like to rate/comment on my maps please do.
This map has been available for download on the Stronghold-Knights.com website for quite sometime now. This map has been downloaded and played by many members of that site. I do hope that it becomes just as appreciated here on the Stronghold Heaven website.