The castle in this map is a very detailed and accurate remake of one of the aiv's for the Pig in Stronghold Crusader. I have added many extra men to garrasion the castle as if i had the exact amount then defending this castle would be impossible. Not sure if this has already been done but i though it would be a good and intresting idea
Long story short: the map is perfectly playable as both attacker and defender. The problem is that the map is absurdly easy; I won on very hard as defender with about 30% casualties, and playing as attacker is as simple as breaking down the gatehouse and steamrolling the keep. The Pig isn't the hardest of AIs, but surely he could put up a better fight.
That's not to say the map isn't fun. I had fun, and anyone who downloads it will probably have fun too.
As I said before, I thought the map was too easy--and I'm awful at seiges. Funny thing is that I can't put my finger on why it's too easy. I think it's the sheer number of troops for both sides. Small castles like these are better suited for small scale wars with maybe 20-30 units apiece. Add some knights for the Pig to take out seige equipment and the sides would then balance out, making for a much longer game.
Never played a recreation of Crusader AIVs within the original game, and I sincerely hope you make more.
Map Design: 3.5
Simple and functional and pretty. Perfectly sized too, good work. The landscape could use some detailing and some bits looked unnatural, but overall the map design is fine.
Well, the map was sans story and instructions, so it's hard to grade.