Year 1143 anno domini. Rozvrat the Rat was defeated. His castle Hruda wil be no more recourse of the burglars and slayers. After this siege sent king Jakub II. The Lynx the rest of his troops to protect demaged castle Slavin and join them with the Allies forces over there. He´s is still gathering enought power for the final strike against Ctiber the Fox. King travels with a small group of riders to his capital castle Hviezdicka to last out the long winter. This castle was build on foothill of the great White mountains in the place, where the crystal water from the evermore snowcapped mountains is falling in to the deep valley. The name Hviezdicka come from the firs star on the sky, when she is mirrored in the water after the sunset. Hviezdicka castle was made finaly in year 1018 anno domini, after 20 years of works and become to be a capital stronghold for the kings. Tales speaking, that this castle is indestructible because of his position and fortification. But this time, the tales become to be real. At the end of the winter, scouts reporting a moves of the enemy in the east. The threat become to be real in spring. Ctiber the Fox used the rest of his army from his castles and joint them with a troop of tritors. Using the deep forests he disguise the movement of his second army – direction castle Hviezdicka. Ctiber knows that that king is unsuspecting for this strike without his army and Allies forces. This time he dont want to repeat the defeat from Slavin.
Hi again my frends, after long time of passivity (to much work) I am sending another map. I hope you will like it and enjoy it. Think about your battle strategy, any mistake will be fatal for you. I am waiting for your comments and maybe some review. Lord of Hell, hope you are still here :). One more time try to play all my maps like a story 1. Castle Slavin siege (The Rescue), 2. Jerusalem (Crusader), Castle Hruda siege (Hunting for the Rat). I will try to continue and work on some new maps, this time with story of lord Martin the Raven from the second part Crusader.
There is an issue with the scripting, the win conditions require that you kill an enemy lord (who does not exist), and there is no lose condition. This doesn't affect the gameplay, just means you don't get the cutscenes or anything at the end which is a little disappointing after a hard-fought victory.
The typical massive Pig invasion against a mighty fortress. You can be overwhelmed even at normal unless you put up a tenacious defense.
This castle is very well laid out, it is defensive but looks like a fully functional castle- its not just a big stone turtle. It looks blocky from the minimap but in game view the different elevations make it look very good. I really like how the cathedral is set away from the rest of the fortress.
Map Design: 5
Mountains offer some of the most breathtaking scenes in Stronghold and this is one of them. Capturing the rugged ridges, the streams sweeping about the castle and under the bridges to water the valley, this map is one of those that is worth downloading just to look at.
Deep and intriguing story above. It would be good to include as much as you can in the in-game text, though.
As I said, just download it to look at it, or download because it is a real challenge that will test your ability to hold strongly!