HOW TO PLAY:
-!!!Play on the Bottom spot!!!
-Choose the color (it can't be changed by any scripts)
-You should restart the game before and after playing to avoid coding errors
-Choose a custom hero
-Have fun !
This map is compatible with both BFME 2 and ROTWK but it has only been tested in bfme 2 so the map might
not be balanced in ROTWK (I don't think so but i prefer telling you).
Flawless Gameplay, no bugs or issues of that kind. Enemy waves arrived when they were supposed to arrive, and the patrolling troops kept their routes.
Overall the Invasion of Umbar is challenging and fun, a good strategy is of essence here. In the first gameplay the first division of troops is quite weak and dies off especially quickly, but the reinforcing troops make up for it in diversity and strenght. The naval battles were balanced too and a well trained naval army had no greater difficulty with dealing with the Umbar naval units. Later in the game you get great number of naval reinforcements, including nearly half a dozen elven bombardment ships. The issue here is that once you you destroy the naval defense of Umbar including the havens the range of those bombardment ships allows you to attack every enemy building from the sea. This is quite enjoyable because one has never done it, but makes an assault on land unneccessary because the devastating strenght of even two of elven bombardment ships was enough to win the battle of Umbar. The enemy units on land near the fortress of Umbar are quite strong, which makes the assault through land units challenging. In addition to that there is no need for the use of powers in the map, as I was able to finish the first gameplay with no powers.
The enemy base design is fantastic and the enemy counter attack is highly enjoyable. Of course there were limitations on what enemy troops one could implement in this map since it was the city of Umbar you could not use Goblin and Isengart units but also this issue was solved well.
Map Design: 5
The map is great and the texture are carefully crafted. Well-designed sea and beach areas make the coast area beautiful.
Instructions are clear, but especially in the beginning you might think that you have to somehow conquer the Umbar city with that very first division of troops because nothing else is told. Apart from that, the effort has really paid out and the remaining instructions and storyline is very clear and precise.
The great thing about this map is its very creation; not only is the Assault of Umbar not mentioned in the movies, but the map design is unique and custom created which indicates an great amount of effort. Fantastic map with an rewarding naval warfare scenario.
[Edited on 08/01/17 @ 07:48 AM]
Posted on 10/09/17 @ 04:46 PM
No issues with gameplay.
Far too many bombardment ships makes it a bit easy to attack.
Brilliant idea for a map, really enjoyed it, the enemy counter attack was great.
Map Design: 4
Only reason I didn't give 5 was because it appears to be the EA map, but the additions you made and edits were great.
Apart from the start, which I got a bit confused because I thought I had lost straight away, rest was fine.
Additional Comments:Really good map overall, had fun