This tale is set in a dark time, when superstition is rife and mothers tell their children of the dark creatures that roam the world, preying on the unprepared. Chief among the feared monsters of the nether-world are the ‘Wolven’, also called werewolves and lycanthropes: men who become crazed and fearless beasts, unable to tell friend from foe in their blood-frenzy – rumours abound of an army of these shape shifters, led by Lord Wolfgang Lupine II, known to his enemies as The Wolf.
This fiend has taken one of your coastal bastions, Castle Silverton, by force; breaching the walls and putting your subjects to the sword. One lone survivor rides hard to the capital to report this outrage, spluttering his account through gouts of foaming blood before dying of his wounds.
Brooking no delay, you muster an army to retake the castle. The sight that greets you is one of horror and devastation; your people are being hacked and burned by The Wolf’s men, whilst his lupine minions gaze on. Even now, more of the evil Lord’s forces are marching to bolster the garrison – you have limited time.
On regaining possession of Castle Silverton it is imperative that you take steps to prepare for a counter attack. Repair the breach in the walls and begin manufacturing crossbows and silver-tipped bolts, then repair the crumbling walls and towers ready to face the combined forces of men and wolves.
My first attempt (yesterday) to take the castle ended in disaster (had almost no men left when I finally took control), so I didn't finish it, but decided to have a second go at it today, and I just won easily. ;-)
No, I got a shaky economy going, and just managed to repel all attacks. My castle walls were like swiss cheese at the end, but no enemy was even close to the inner keep at any time.
It's a very hectic scenario, too hectic to be truly enjoyable for me - like not being able to enjoy the landscaping, which you obviously spend some time on - but it was very satisfying to win! :-)
Aside the above, I can highly recommend this fine scenario to anyone who wants to deal with pressure. The player is forced to act fast from the very beginning of the scenario, and mistakes will not be forgiven!
PaultheDubious File Author
Posted on 04/16/12 @ 11:45 AM
Thank you! Much appreciated :)
PaultheDubious File Author
Posted on 08/26/12 @ 11:00 AM
Thanks for your review, Leto, great to get extensive feedback.
Yes, the pikemen recruitment issue was definitely an oversight, I'll fix that at some point! (I hadn't noticed at all!)
Glad it captured a gloomy atmosphere, that's what I was hoping for.
Posted on 11/21/12 @ 01:12 PM
omg that was hard on normal but totally awesome
I mean that was the Wolf of my nightmares not like in the campaign.
Thanks for not activating the fires in the game.