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Suceava Stronghold

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Normal
Made with version: 1.1

Suceava Stronghold


Greetings! It's been a while since my last map and I decided to get back on the track with a scenario unlike my others - an economical map. The map is based on a real Romanian castle but the actions and events are fictional. Shortly, the player has to conquer the castle (quite easy) and within 10 game years to solve the following tasks:
- Population 300
- Gold 25,000
- 500 wood
- 50 metal armor
- 50 swords
- 300 bread
- 25% blessed
- 50% drinking ale.

There are no invasions, the events are scripted by conditions and the market trade is very limited. I suggest saving often, Have fun.

Castle history

In 1388 Petru Musat I (1375-1391) moved the capital of Moldova Province from Siret to Suceava. He was married with Vladislav Iagello (1386-1434)�s sister, the king of Poland. The Suceava Stronghold (u gorodea Soceavea') is mentioned for the first time in an official document dated from 10 February 1388, when Petru I is asked for 3,000 silver coins by the King of Poland, who gives the Pocutia domain as guaranty. The stronghold is also mentioned in other documents from 1393 and 1395.

Stefan cel Mare (1457-1504) was the one who understood the necessity of building more strongholds to defend the lands against the Turks, Hungarians or Polish men. Also he was the one who improved Suceava by building an extra wall outside the castle, as a ring. In summer 1476 the stronghold was attacked by the Turkish forces led by Sultan Mahomed II, Suceava was damaged but the ottomans were forced to retreat

The castle has never fallen during any siege, holding off even the strongest forces. In 1538 however, the ottoman army (having around 150,000-200,000 troops) led by Soliman The Magnificent himself invades Moldova with thoughts of conquering everything. In the same time, tribes from Crimeea attacks from east and the Romanian troops together with Hungarians from west. As they arrived to Suceava, the ottomans get the help of local barons, unhappy by the political authority of Petru Rares. The ruler is forced to retreat in Transylvania and on 14 september 1538 Soliman The Magnificent gets Suceava at his hands with no resistance at all. Macarie writes �The army of barbarians are having a terrible war with Moldovlahia, robbing the houses and enjoying themselves. Then the beautiful Suceava Stronghold fell at Turkish knees and they humiliated it, getting their hands over endless treasuries.� In the end, the Turkish forces have retreated to their lands, naming a man Stefan Lacusta as ruler, who was assassinated in 1340 for his betrayal.

In 1563 The stronghold withstands another siege, this time from Stefan Tamsa, a siege which takes 3 months and ends up with severe damages upon Suceava.


You are leading the Turkish army in a campaign to bring Europe to its knees. Horse spies are reporting that the nearby stronghold, Suceava is not fortified enough to withstand a brute assault. Take a bunch of men and kill the ruler, the men alive will join your army, but your main task is to gather resources and supplies for the main Turkish army which is now preparing to invade over the Polish kingdoms as well.

Updates include:
- More tree types.
- Fixed the "rushed" side of hills by totally redesigning them.
- Fixed the iron placement by adding stones nearby.
- Erased the tree fungus event as it would make the whole forest map look bad.
- Fixed the disappearing troops at the beginning.
- Added more marsh.

Enjoy the map and good luck, Lord_of_Hell.

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palat I've edited my review to match the updated map.
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