This map is played just like any other battle, except that you must be wary of a dragon, and the wild beasts. You may also be tempted to "Run for the Money" that is guarded by Smaug.
There are many different factors in this map. For one, the player who controls Smaug gets to play only with wild animals at the start of the game. This has been done to prevent total annihilation of the other players. Nevertheless, Smaug has a countdown timer till he arrives. Supposing you got impatient and went to go steal all his treasure, you would activate him prematurely in the game. Smaug is actually an enlarged Dragoth with excessively increased health and begins at his highest ability. In addition, the palantir powers have not been removed from the "Smaug" team, which in turn, causes that player to be impossible to ignore. If Smaug, all lairs, and the arkenstone are destroyed, Team "Smaug" is destroyed. However, if Smaug dies and not all of these conditions are met, he will return after a given period of time.
(Top left(Smaug) must be Isengard)
***Please note that although possible,the map experience will be far better with non-AI players.***
***Please note that this map will nearly impossible to play properly with a computer player as Smaug. (Top left)***
Please let me know of any bugs or problems and I will work them into V2 of this map. This is my first submission, so go easy on me ;)
UPDATE: Bug of neutral goblin lair has been brought to my attention.
UPDATE: Again! AI cannot play as SMAUG. I highly recommend LAN or online play!
bug: the Player on the mountain can move the builder (if he is fast enough)
-> nice map/work :D
bozoderek File Author
Posted on 04/04/13 @ 12:16 PM
Thanks for the comment, For whatever reason, I can't update the page at the moment, but bug has been noted.
Posted on 07/20/13 @ 11:34 AM
how do keep the ai as smaug?
and, by taking dwarves in the 'smaug team', you can create you fortress using the power points.
The fortress can make builders, whom you can use to create an entire 'on-ground' army
bozoderek File Author
Posted on 08/04/13 @ 09:39 PM
Thanks for the comment. I haven't checked back in a while so I apologize for the wait. The Smaug Team must be Isengard. As stated in the description, the Smaug player cannot be an AI team. I highly suggest LAN on this map. In addition, the Smaug team should be Isengard so that fortress building is not an issue. If anyone has an idea on how to make the AI use team Smaug properly, I will be open to suggestions