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Acre(Akko) Stronghold

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

Acre(Akko) Stronghold - "Inside struggles"


This is a recreation of the Acre Stronghold as a map with economical targets. The city map on which I recreated it was from the end of medieval times however so any siege would've been fictional. I have made it within two days (less than 12 hours altogether) but I think it ended up quite nice. The player has 16 years to achieve the following tasks:
> Population 500
> Gold 25,000
> Blessed 25%
> Ale coverage 100%
> Fruits 500
> Iron ingots 500
> Swords 300
> Armors 300

In this map, GOLD is the key to success because the iron mines are far too few to supply the development of 300 swords and armors AND 500 iron ingots stored fast enough therefore the player has to buy iron constantly, which we all know it's not that cheap. Taxes and a good food production is also requied. The events are scripted by conditions and not by time.

I also wrote a couple of hints, I suggest reading them after you played the map at least once (unless you win it from the first try).

Middle-ages Castle History

Following the defeat of the Byzantine army of Heraclius by the Muslim army of Khalid ibn al-Walid in the Battle of Yarmouk, and the capitulation of the Christian city of Jerusalem to the Caliph Umar, Acre came under the rule of the Arab caliphate beginning in 638. The Arab conquest brought a revival to the town of Acre, and it served as the main port of Palestine through the Umayyad and Abbasid Caliphates that followed, and through Crusader rule into the 13th century.

It was captured by King Baldwin I of Jerusalem in 1104 in the First Crusade and the Crusaders also made the town their chief port in Palestine. Around 1170 it became the main port of the eastern Mediterranean, and the kingdom of Jerusalem was regarded in the west as enormously wealthy above all because of Acre.

According to an English contemporary, it provided more for the Crusader crown than the total revenues of the king of England. It was re-taken by Saladin in 1187, and unexpectedly besieged by Guy of Lusignan reinforced by Pisan naval and ground forces at first, in August 1189. But it was not captured until July 1191 by Richard I of England, Philip of France, Leopold of Austria with what was left of the German army and the rest of the crusader's army. It then became the capital of the remnant of the Kingdom of Jerusalem in 1192. In 1229 it was placed under the control of the Knights Hospitaller. The Crusaders called the city "Acre" or "Saint-Jean d'Acre" since they mistakenly identified it with the Philistine city of Ekron, in northern Philistia, now southern Israel. It was the final stronghold of the Crusader state, and fell to the Mameluks of Egypt in a bloody siege in 1291.

CREDITS: History taken from

As the ruler of Acre, your main task is to supply Jerusalem with more goods, and this summer's request is quite large, based mainly on heavy weapons and iron. Will you gather everything in time or be taken away off the king position?

City historical map

Present satelite view

Scenario citadel

Improvements include:
- Added more trees
- Added camels
- Added some sand dunes
- Beach visual improvements
- Lose event condition changed from 1 stone to 5 stones. (this means the castle can suffer some modifications, but not too many)

Enjoy the map and good luck


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fayez2010 Lord_of_Hell, the great castle designer!!!
fayez2010 Make more eco-maps. I like them.
Achieving economic goals in a already made castle is far a challenge as players don't want to modify that beautiful castle. Nice struggle to keep the castle's shapes and beauties.

[Edited on 07/03/11 @ 08:04 AM]

File Author
Hey, thanks for the quick comment.
I appreciate that you like it :)
palat Sweet beautiful desert stronghold!
Much alike the castle layout.
Well done LoH.

[Edited on 07/02/11 @ 02:52 PM]

Lord_of_Hell hey, I recently downloaded stronghold crusader, and I can not wait to try this map. It looks really nice;)
File Author
Thanks for the comments. Looking forward to hearing your thoughts :)
fayez2010 Hi Lord_of_Hell!
I want to review this map but I don't know how to review (you can see from my profile). Can you review my map(s) "For Swords or "Woody Wood"? (For Swords recommended). Please reply me. Please!!! I've recently sent a request on reviews requested page. Review Guidelines couldn't help me in reviewing other maps.

[Edited on 07/04/11 @ 11:46 AM]

File Author
I am sorry but I cannot play your map because I don't have version 1.2 and the game crashes.
fayez2010 But installing V1.1 crashes my game!!!
Can't make maps in V1.1. Any solution?---)

[Edited on 07/05/11 @ 01:24 AM]

saw959 [Comment removed-

saw959 please check your mail.

edited by ericgolf]

[Edited on 07/07/11 @ 03:53 PM]

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