For 2 to 4 players. Teams are best made as North (Dark Blue & Light Blue) vs South (Red & Orange).
A little bit of moat water in the center slows down an initial rushing player (North to South, but not East to West).
Resources are not as plentiful in this map, so good resource management is a must. Also, the map is slightly asymmetric in that the northern quadrants have access to a little more ore and stone, while the southern quadrants get pitch !