This is my fist I've uploaded so please any tips or criticism would be nice.
I've made the map so that you can build a large or small defensible castle, (or you could do both). Each castle location has a different resource avalibility around it (depending on whether you expand across the river).
Your on the right track and a nice attempt for a first. For a suggestion I would improve the look of the water area and mountains to make them look more natural. It is surprising how much look can do to a SHC map.
Put Rocks, boulders etc.
A good idea is to look at other well made maps around the place with high ratings (Everlasting Waters made by myself has a mountain that I put a large amount of detail in it just for an idea)
[Edited on 07/11/10 @ 11:57 PM]
Posted on 11/06/11 @ 10:29 PM
Not bad for a first-timer. But you need to refine your map designs a bit. I would head to Mapmaking 101 if I were you. ;)