Welcome to Stronghold Roulette
wherein I retrieve a random number between 1 and the number of Stronghold Invasion files in the downloads section and play whatever I happen to land on, after which I relate my experiences here!
Today's number was
#198 - Hibernia
So you open this map and read the map description, and look at the mini map, and it doesn't really do a good job of setting up your expectations for just what will be happening during the scenario. Or, maybe it does, but I didn't hang around the scenario selection screen long enough to properly process what was about to happen.
When play began my senses were pretty well assaulted by all sorts of sights and sounds.
After that I spent some time telling my trebuchets to launch cows and rocks at the enemy, and wondering what on earth I should even be doing. Kill the enemy lords which are sitting out in a field, right. Okay, so, but you see, there are enemies everywhere, they all just kinda showed up. Ummmm. What to do, what to do. I have a lot of pitch here but it's all connected. I don't know when I would want to use that since I only get to use all of it once.
Also this one particular wolf decided to be a real pain. Come on man, just leave the guy alone, he just wants to go to the keep alright?
Meanwhile I try to move what I have apparently made into my version of the Elven Guard mentioned in the story toward the enemy lords. All the errant knights seems to take notice at this point, and they are very happy that they finally have something that they can run toward and wipe off the field. But, that doesn't work out too well for them, and I come out of it with my forces largely intact. My sincere and heartfelt thanks to the pikemen. Despite that, more is on the way, so I decide to see if the macemen alone can't hurry up and finish the job
Wow! So, that was definitely a very fast-paced, action-packed map. I am sad that I didn't have more time to actually look at the castle and the landscape. Since everything starts right away there is hardly any time for pondering. I'm also not sure how it was that I was intended to hold out against these invasions for 17 years. Maybe once I was more familiar with the castle setup I would be able to do that, but, sneaking around the enemies on the field of battle and assassinating the lords seems like by far the easiest path to victory.
Thus ends my first foray into randomly-chosen maps.
"DOOMBRINGER, make a parking space IMMEDIATELY!"
"DOOMBRINGER declares it to be SO!"
"DOOMBRINGER, I command you to lay siege to THE ISS!"
[This message has been edited by Timballisto (edited 12-23-2021 @ 12:34 PM).]