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Mapmaking 101 - Wooden Platform Bridges

Wooden platforms can be altered to create bridges. Here is how to do it:



Step 1 - Begin by placing a wooden wall next to where you want to place the bridge.


Step 2 - Place a wooden platform next to the wall. This technique has to be done right to left, due to the location of the stairs in the platform.


Step 3 - Place a stone tower over the stairs.


This is a flattened view of Step 3.


Step 4 - Delete the tower. The platform and the remaining stairs on the side can be seen.


Step 5 - Place another stone tower on the side stairs.


Flattened view of Step 5.


Step 6 - Delete the tower. The platform will remain.


Step 7 - Place another wooden platform next to the first one, and repeat the process of placing the tower on the stairs and deleting it.


Step 8 - Repeat the process until the bridge is the length you desire.


Step 9 - Delete the wall on the side of the bridge.


Step 10 - Finish off your bridge with a way to get on and off! This picture shows a complete wooden platform on one end, and a partial platform with heightened terrain on the other. Be sure to send an archer or other troop over the bridge in both directions to make sure it can be traversed!


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~Kester*