Huge campaign about the first to the seventh crusades over a decade of two centuries.
All Scenarios according to the historical Events.
Beginning in 1095 lead your crusader armies to palestine. Take the role of the defenders and try to hold Jerusalem and Damascus against the western barbars. Raise armies of pilgrims in arms and lead them to crush your enemies. Become involved in the political struggles of Konstantinople, Genua and Venice. Try to conquer Egypt. Build strongholds.
Visit the medieval Akkon, Jerusalem, Damascus, Konstantiniole, Venice, etc...
Take the role of Peter of Amien, Hugo of Lusignan, Barbarossa, Zenghi, Nur-ed-Dinh, Richard Coer du Lion, Salah-ad-Dinh, Enrico Dandolo, Pelagius, Ludwig IX., Sultan Baibars, and many more...
Become the "Stupor mundi".
This reviewer has selected 8 well spaced apart scenarios out of the 57 scenario long campaign to gain a base sample size. These 8 maps are represent a 15% slice of the campaign, and would on their own constitute one of the longer campaigns that the blacksmith offers. Its unreasonable to demand that any player play all 57 scenarios before forming an idea of the quality offered, and potential downloaders of such campaign should have an idea of what content is contained within.
Quite dull and slow paced gameplay. The gameplay is a bit of fixed force or B&D but its much, much slower going than a random map game.
Its neither challenging nor broken in silly ways. Or atleast thats what i thought at first, until i stumbled into some maps with 90,000 gold, etc etc later on.
Its entirely simplistic. Theres little integration of gameplay mechanics or tropes you would expect to find when you fire up any 4 rated crusade scenario here on the smithy.
Map Design 2
Its a random map quality. I did find atleast two maps with enormous blank terrains.
The objectives and hints were done well enough. There is not much story ingame, like characters going on a journey with questing or adventuring. There isnt alot of history being provided here.
Final thoughts: I recommend the author to search for some Mark Stoker scenarios, or other high rated scenarios covering the crusades. Its tough to even find where to begin to offer criticism to improve a campaign of this magnitude.