I personally made this map not for other people but for myself. This is a tribute for the movie LOTR 2 towers and for the game stronghold 2. First I was playing stronghold 2 then a few hours I got bored so I tried map editor and gave it a shot if can create something different but it takes time to imagine a map. Then helms deep pops up, I tried to make one but it was very hard so I stop and search for pictures for reference and made a sketch first. I tested every part of the game like the attacking force, the reinforcements (elves, rohan riders), their formations, AI behavior (attacks any part of the castle) the timing, building availability, resources, events. If it will all goes well. Even while sleeping I can't stop thinking about what did I miss and map designs inside and outside the castle unstoppably pops up in my brain every night. I dunno what happened to me or what did I eat to make this. I uploaded this to share my piece of art to stronghold 2 players. I hope everyone will enjoy playing this same as me xD
Helm's Deeph is said to be the unbreachable castle of Rohan is at war against a massive army of 10,000. Rohan king believes that the fortress could withstand any attack like the previous battles. with only 700 troops, you must help him defend the castle and it's people. Just like in the movie, you must hold the enemies till aid comes.
This 2 mission map primarily focuses on how you're going to defend your castle against an army of 10,000 and survive till aid comes using only 400 men plus 500 elves with selected building availability and resources.
Men: lords, pikemen, spearmen, crossbowmen, outlaws, armed peasants, engineers, warrior and fighting monks, horse archer and cavalry.
Elves: bowmen,swordsmen and the leader knight.
Enemies: Berserkers, axe throwers, mace men, Pictish warriors, assassin, ladder men.
First you need to survive or fight your way to reach your castle. On this mission you have the time to prepare your defenses. You need to gather stones for the engineers for them to repair walls for incoming sieges. Position your troops in the walls, specially walls that has higher possibilities for ladders. Don't forget that you have limited units like engineers so use them wisely. You will be reinforced with 400 units. (assume that this are the elves)
This is the time where the army of 10,000 arrives and attack your castle. All you have to do is survive by any means necessary till help comes.
You can also change the followings:
the model of each unit if you want.
replace soldier speeches and music gameplay with "battle for middle earth"
Doing this will add more realistic feeling closer to the movie and for greater enjoyment. It's really all up to you.
Please leave your comments and suggestions about the map if there is any problem or maybe I forgot or miss something so I can fix and update it immediately. This will inspire me to create more maps.