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Tough Times

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Map Size: 200x200 (Small)
Difficulty: Hard
Made with version: 1.1
Tough Times- eco invasion

I remember better days as I sit here writing this, the sun would come up and nurture our crops, bright red juicy apples gold stocks of wheat enough hops to keep every one silly all the time, the castle was busy with traders, people even entertainers.

As war came to our world all of those great times came to an end, our castle now in ruins the lands ripped bare of crops only sand and wind and the burning sun remains over our heads, we were pushed back to this dry little knoll, a few carts of stone some wood little food, a few gold coins not that their much good out here, but we will need troops and supplies to keep us going.

With a keep set up and hops started and only one hut, getting the necessary ale going and feed our people and still get enough troops to defend the little we have left will be a challenge, I'm sure the Lord Knows what to do with all that stone we hauled here with us from the old castle, our enemies are sure to be showing up soon.

I guess by now you've figured out that times will be tough, I gave you a little some thing to deal with on this map, 4 pikes will come calling and in six months add one more pike and add one more every six months till the end, 5 years to reach the goals of 20 ale and 100% silly! Or if your prefer inebriated or just plain drinking ale.

By Sir_Vet

HARDER- I tested this map many times, won with feeding my people bread and selling the cheese and adding the Inn late, and with putting in the Inn early and not making bread, but feeding my people cheese and selling the cheese. After testing every way I could think of I swapped the pikes for Arabian Swordsmen, then after about a dozen more tests I found I could not win the map any more. So I went back and swapped the pikes for European Swordsmen and that would be impossible, next I went with Macemen and that was to easy.

So I give you 2 versions to play, Hard with Pikemen and Harder with Arabian Swordsmen. Feel free to change the pikes to European Swordsmen for the hardest challenge or email and I will send it to you!
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Lord_of_Hell Uh, where is the map details box and the minimap?
File Author
OK, I made a new mini map and updated the file twice now and I still get the same meta data error, there is nothing wrong with my upload, but I have noticed that there have been meta data errors since you guys put in the SH3 download section.

Maybe someone could look into this problem!


Thanks Ericgolf, I've updated the info and it all looks good now:-)

[Edited on 02/19/12 @ 10:23 AM]

Hi Sir_Vet,
I managed to do the updates for map data and mini map at my second attempt. Please adjust my guesses if needs be. It might take a couple of tries. :)
riderwinz Tough times harder

I really enjoyed playing this. Regular attacks kept it interesting. I played it a few times to perfect my strategy and achieved Victory July 1214.

I'll email you my walkthrough in case you want to make it 'harder'.
riderwinz Tough times harder

Can anyone beat my new Victory Nov 1213?
File Author
Hi Riderwinz, thanks for playing my map and giving a goal to beat, maybe someone else will be patient enough to try and beat your time.

peter2008 Good old ...

- mapmaker, Swordsman Sir_Vet, who keeps on serving us entertaining puzzles.

- Stronghold complexity with popularity as a core where you can twist many bolts.

I played the two versions and found it a great pleasure to be busy outside and - more crucial! - inside the walls.
January 1215 and May 1215 were the victory dates. Relocated the stockpile and detected a previously hidden spot for another dairy farm.

- intensity of Crusader micromanagement.
Stimulated by riderwintz' challenge, I finished TT Harder in August 1213.
Could still be undercut. So ... ;)
riderwinz Well done Peter2008.
However, I've now improved my victory to April 1213. Can you equal/beat that?
peter2008 Haha, great fun - for our mapmaker as well.
Maybe I gonna dive into that map again, some time.

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