3-player skirmish map
**marked as unbalanced**
Following the Third Crusade, much of the coastal plain and coastal ports were recaptured from Saladin's forces, ensuring a lifeline for the pilgrims as supplies were free to be transported and troop movement was possible with minimal interference. In an effort to extend their borders, you have been approached to set up a fortification further inland. It is likely you will see conflict here as the area lies close to the borders of the Muslim controlled lands. Forge a strong walled castle and ensure that this crucial outpost remains in the hands of the Crusaders.
The three keep bases have different advantages and disadvantages. Two are on higher terrain and offer defensive qualities, with access to stone and iron, but limited oasis grass that can be controlled effectively. The third keep is surrounded by oasis grass and food will be the natural choice for generating income. Each keep has characteristics that may or may not appeal, although when designing this skirmish map, the lower keep was the preferred location.
Please also refer to the small readme included in the zip file for additional information.