First of all, I like the overall concept of the castle very much.
But Sultan's hunter huts won't be very useful to him: On most skirmish maps there are no deer to hunt, especially on bigger maps the efficiency of hunters is very low and the chance that the hunters get killed before returning to the castle successfully is quite high. And the "ability" of hunters to attack military units in invasion scenarios won't work on a skirmish map.
There should be at least 1-2 fire thrower spots on Sultan's keep as a burning campfire is always a great method of getting rid of a huge mass of heavy armored hostile units.
You placed 12 dog cages, but Sultan (or any other character or even human players) can only have 10 at a time, so 2 of them (usually the last-placed ones) won't be built. Think of that and maybe replace 2 dog cages in the back (where usually less enemies approach) by communal gardens.
Oh and I just realized that you placed another 8 dog cages outside... so you have to decide which ones are the most important to you and just delete/replace the others with pitch ditch, gardens or just leave that place free.
The idea of providing a second layer of walls for Sultan and the free space with a massive pitch ditch which Sultan's fire throwers can light is quite cool in my opinion, same as is the usage of fire ballistae, trebuchets and dog cages.
Some further improving could be done by including big round towers with mangonels/ballistae/both on, adding some poleturners and an armoury for making some gold, or adding a moat. (Sounds ridiculous as everyone knows that Sultan usually has no moat and doesn't recruit any units to dig a moat? That's correct. But if you include a moat in his aiv, he will recruit 2-3 slaves to dig the moat (and replace them if necessary). I already used this behavior in some castles for Sultan.)
Overall a nice castle.
If you plan to construct more castles for Sultan, maybe try some kind of moon+star next time (the way it looks on the Turkish flag)?
bill hammond File Author
Posted on 07/02/10 @ 05:25 PM
thaks for your advice yeh i added a few hunter spots just to create a bonus of food if there where any deer i might edit it and put more good things in there.
i created this castle to be orignal without large round towers. in the future i will create some more sultan castles that have large round towers and different shapes.