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Helm's Deep v2

Posted:
23rd Jan 2014
Game:
Stronghold 2
Category:
Custom War
Views:
9,391
Downloads:
825
No of Estates:
1
Difficulty:
Hard
Map Type:
Large
Balanced:
Balanced
Missions:
2
No of Players:
1
File Size:
124.31 MB
Made With:
v1.4
Updated:
18th Jun 2021 16:09
Updated by:

By Black King

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.

Missions

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.

UNITS

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 mission

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)

Second mission

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.

preview images:

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.

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Comment
22nd Nov 2014

I would like to, but they are not mine. I just downloaded them and combined some of their armor, weapons, shields to other skins. And also it took me some time to edit each unit and I can't remember anymore what part I changed and did not, so to be sure I'd copy the ''units'' folder in the stronghold 2 file directory found in my computer ''C:\Program Files\Firefly Studios\Stronghold 2\meshes\units'' and I don't know if it is possible to upload such big file which is around 80mb here on this site XD

22nd Nov 2014
I would like to, but they are not mine. I just downloaded them and combined some of their armor, weapons, shields to other skins.

As long as you compliment the original author, there's absolutely no problems with submitting their work - providing they know of course.

I don't know if it is possible to upload such big file which is around 80mb here on this site

It's 128 MB currently, it will be changing to 512 MB before the end of the year.

Fair enough, it's your choice :)

22nd Nov 2014

OK I'm uploading it now to the miscellaneous section. I hope the codes are correct lol

17th Dec 2014

why can't I update any of my file? so sad.. :(

17th Dec 2014

Sorry - fixed :)