This map is best played as Team vs Team (Top vs Bottom). The map has a river that divides two team lands. The only way across is to cross a large land bridge.
If the land bridge is secured early in the game. It makes for an interesting scenario. Because both teams will battle for control over the bridge. It kind of reminds me of the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae. A friend of mine says "Every time I play this map, it reminds me of Constantinople and their last fight against the Ottoman Turks."
This is a fun map that has had some improvements over the other versions here at HG. This version has more natural resources for better RM games, it has better relic distribution and the bridge is much wider, almost double the width found in version 4. I have kept them as separate downloads because game-play on this map is different.
So if you want to try a map that is very different and fun. Try this map, you won't regret it.
(Updated Feb 1 2016 to fix minor script issues in V6 and v7 also now includes version 8)
I have revised the map and will be uploading soon. The new revision has reduced the amount of elevation as you requested. The food and relics are better placed for each player. To allow for better RM games I had to reduce the number of mountains, elevations and wood supply on the map. Over a period of three days testing the map online in AOK HD and Voobly I think I have got a better balance.