Posted on 07/11/08 @ 02:50 PM
Hi, this is my first map. I made some practice maps before, but I think this one deserves to be shared. It took me about one week. I'm planning to make several versions of this castle, to perfect it, so you reviews are more than welcome.
Story in the map. I just want to mention that the real cathar stronghold was completely destroyed after the siege and the surrender of the castle. It's presumed to have been a small forified village of about 500 people. The enemy army was about 10.000, so you are a little overwhelmed :)I used the ruins that remain today for the map. Quote from wikipedia: "The present fortress ruin at Montségur is not from the Cathar era. The original Cathar fortress of Montségur was entirely pulled down by the victorious royal French forces after its capture in 1244. It was gradually rebuilt and upgraded over the next three centuries by royal forces. The current ruin so dramatically occupying the site, and featured in illustrations, is referred to by French archeologists as "Montsegur III" and is typical of post-medieval royal French defensive architecture of the 1600s. It is not "Montsegur II," the structure in which the Cathars lived and were besieged and of which no trace remains today."
The siege of ten months lasts about ten years in the game, to give it the proper temporal dimension.
I will update soon. I'm from Chile, South America, so I apologize for any error in my english.
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Despite I'm a Crusader designer, I must admit that your design looks really nice, especially the river curves, it looks very natural! What is more, hills near the stream create a geographically accurate aspect of landscape formation.
Posted on 07/11/08 @ 05:53 PM
[Edited on 07/12/08 @ 03:16 AM]
Wow awesome first map.
Posted on 07/11/08 @ 05:57 PM
did you know that your name means: That´s funny dude.
Yeah, I know what means. By the way is the last name of a famous german composer of contemporary classical music. ;) thanks for noticing.
Posted on 07/11/08 @ 06:04 PM
And thanks for the comments guys
Looks like a good first map. Too bad I don't have SH1 :(
Posted on 07/11/08 @ 11:12 PM
(id: lord dredde)
Great looking map,going to download it,welcome to strongholdheaven!
Posted on 07/13/08 @ 06:23 PM
Thanks!! I hope you comment it later. ;)
Posted on 07/13/08 @ 06:43 PM
Wow, thanks! Your review is very accurate, and very useful to improve mi efforts. One thing; I did not find any map or plan of the real access to the castle, an the way to it trough mount Pog. I just imagined how it was. Can you tell me where I can find info about it? Do you know the real route of the attack? I want to make a really accurate map, so any info is welcome.
Posted on 07/17/08 @ 07:18 PM
And I'm glad you liked it. :D
(id: lord dredde)
Dear lachenmann,the best place to look are local libraries,and specific sites* on the internet.*one that focuses solely on castles,if i remember there are links on this very site.As for the castle i do know- (sorry i can't remember the route to the keep but your interpretation seems right)-of it and sometime ago there was a documentary on either the history channel or one of the discovery channels.hope that helps.LD
Posted on 07/17/08 @ 07:54 PM
[Edited on 07/17/08 @ 07:57 PM]