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The call of the King

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Hard
Made with version: 1.2
''In the event of an attack by the tyrant, by signing this document I will formally undertake to provide military aid
Sir Geoffrey, Baron of the King''

The document that you just saw was signed by all the nobles loyal to the King, about twelve years ago. At that time there reigned a solid and lasting peace, and no one ever imagined having to fulfill that promise. But they were wrong!

The first signs of an impending war were seen almost immediately. Some explorers reported looted villages and farms burned. At first the King thought it was only the bands of brigands, but over time he had to reconsider. The attacks took place in succession, and they hit the villages supplying the royal castle. In addition, not robbers were never seen in those places. When it was understood what was happening, the war council was convened. From all over the kingdom came the nobles who had sworn allegiance, worried by the events of recent days. During the meeting they examined the possibility of an attack, but many said they think there was no danger. For others, there was a serious possibility that the war began. The assembly was divided into two parties, who accuse each other. You, shaken by the cowardice of the nobility, leave the room and return to your home. The days passed and one morning a messenger came to your castle, which informs you that the war council it was decided that there was no danger of a war. You are angry, are you sure that soon will come and destroy all enemy armies, since there is an army.
Meanwhile, continue to get news of a great shift of men,of villages burned and looted castles. It seems that the enemy is going to the castle of the king. Your worst fears are realized one afternoon, when a knight arrives breathless at your castle. <<The King is in danger, the castle is under siege, and the general sent me to call for reinforcements!>> At first you think you do not go to spite the King, but you think back now. Prepare the army and marched towards the royal palace ...


The king's castle consists of two parts: the walls that enclose the city and the hill where stands the royal palace. Deep ditches give additional protection, and drawbridges are located at strategic points. For the fortress there are two entrances: one is the bridge that connects the palace to the city, the other is behind the fortress, after a system of ditches.

The enemy will come at once, so you must hurry to raise the drawbridge to gain time. The time gained will serve you to position your troops, arriving from the south-east. The enemy army is very numerous, and consists mostly of archers and armored units. You must use the ditches and pitch flammable. Use wisely engineers with pots of boiling oil.


The only objective is to resist to the hordes of enemies, but will not be easy, since the royal castle is virtually helpless!

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palat Hey Legionhero, nice map you've made :)
It's overflowing with eyecandy tricks. You must have spent quite a lot of time on those.
Lord_of_Hell Hey, you're improving fast, nice map. Keep up the great work.
File Author

Thank you, I hope it's also fun to play :)
File Author

If someone has the time he could make a review to see what there is to improve the map:)
palat Ok, I have some spare time so I'll post a review soon.
File Author
thanks palat, I will wait it
palat For now, I played on Very Hard: score 19600, 54% troops lost.
I played on normal difficulty before that, but the invasions didn't work efficiently so I switched to VH.
Here's a screenshot:
I had to retreat many troops back to the keep area on VH, but not in normal.

Review coming, but I can't write a long one.
more exams *sigh*

[Edited on 06/27/11 @ 03:48 PM]

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Palat wow, you're really good o.o

I've tried several times to play on that map, I try it with friends, but we were always low scores, with 80% of troops lost (I mean very difficult), so I thought it was quite hard but ... you amaze me ...

This means that I will have to invent maps very difficult to put yourself in trouble ;)
palat Well, for this map, winning on Very Hard shows an understanding for defensive siege tactics.
I used a lot of shields to protect my archers from those nasty xbows.
You could disable buildings too, I got many bonuses through buildings ;)

[Edited on 06/27/11 @ 04:22 PM]

Lord_of_Hell I also took the time to play the map, and I can say it had a really awesome siege atmosphere.
Playing it on Very Hard for the first time, my score was 42% troops lost.

If you want the picture I can send it by e-mail - the image hosters seem to work slowly for me this night. Overall a very nice map so I'll write a review tomorrow.
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