Before I say any thing, I took out the auto-win around 1185. My review is based on the modified version. I would suggest taking that out then updating the file.
Please note when I say easy or simple, I don't mean that I beat it in 5 minutes, it was easy in that all a had to do was train lots of troops and wear down the defenses.
With the large castle before you, it seems hard at first, but with no restrictions as to building and an endless supply of traveling fairs, it was simple to win.
Like I said before, with no restrictions was a bit too easy.
As your first map, the enemy castle was nice. the rest of the map was a bit too heavy with large portions of goods available to the player. The fortress behind a mountain wall makes for a good hard fight.
Map Design: 3
Huge army + huge mountain do defend them = hard fight!! Resources were a bit too plentiful though.
I give a 1.5 cause its your first. but not really any instructions.
Good map for your first!!! I liked the bandits coming to help too, you dont see many maps with that in it.