I did not enjoy playing this scenario. The player starts off with a large base (accompanied by a fairly large military) and huge quantities of resources. This is in stark contrast to the enemy player who starts with large groups of villagers. The player is ordered to kill a number of princesses, who curiously enough are already locked up in a small prison of some sorts. It was fairly easy to use my massive army of trebuchets to "defeat" them.
As stated before, the scenario is terribly unbalanced. The AI has no chance at defeating the human player. Calling this scenario easy would be an understatement.
The file lacks creativity at most points. Though the Sinaï is in fact a desert, I am sure it is not entirely level sand with no variation. I have to give the author credit for the creation of the region in which the scenario takes place. One can recognize the Red Sea and the modern state of Egypt.
Map Design: 2
As stated earlier, the map is based on the real life version of the region. It is a simple representation of the place, nothing more. The map design severely lacked any detail. The bases given to the human and AI players were bland and uninteresting to look at.
The author included some basic instructions, but that is about it. There was no information whatsoever on why Saladin would be interested in murdering three West-European princesses or why the invaders were there to begin with. Some backstory would have been nice.
The file shows some promise and I would encourage the author to download some of the high-rated scenarios from the Blacksmith for learning purposes.
Bedo Salama File Author
Posted on 06/16/12 @ 08:31 AM
I fixed the some bugs that was reported to me, see them by downloading the file or seeing the next comment, See you
[Edited on 06/16/12 @ 08:54 AM]
Bedo Salama File Author
Posted on 06/16/12 @ 08:52 AM
I fixed the bugs I saw they're possible in the update:
1-I removed the princesses.
2-I removed some building and decreased others.
3-I decreased Villagers of the enemy.
4-I changed Sinai terrain into desert.
5-I decreased defensive measures on the border.
5-I removed a castle and moved the other.
6-I decreased all the stockpiles for all the players by 89999 points.
Thanks for reporting bugs to me.
Oh! Saladin started war with Invaders )Crusaders( because they killed women and kids of Quds.
For more history search the internet or read a historical book.
[Edited on 06/16/12 @ 09:00 AM]
Posted on 06/16/12 @ 11:27 AM
Suggesting that this scenario is even remotely historically accurate is a terrible misconception. If you used any books in your research for this scenario, I'd like you to to post their titles.