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Darkwood Forest

Created by NinjaNic (all)
Went public on 2/7/2017
Number of ratings: 182
Average rating: 3.0769 / 5
84 territories, 20 bonuses, 3 distribution modes

Description

The Caradon River rushes through Darkwood Forest, making a clear dividing line between the two halves. Settlers fight over this valuable land, but stay away from the center sanctuary. Who will emerge victor of this forest battle?

Reviews

Review by Nathan on 2/8/2017.
More classic Nic! I like maps that have something of a backstory.
Response by map creator NinjaNic on 2/16/2017
Thank you!
11 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
Review by daftpunk on 3/1/2017.
Enjoyed playing this, good job!
Response by map creator NinjaNic on 3/2/2017
Thank you! I enjoyed drawing up the map!
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review by Lord NiMH on 7/4/2019.
You get to manage the western opponent easy. Once that done, you stand NO chance against the other.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review by JerkFace on 10/10/2019.
Not sure if it was a glitch but my first two tries the enemy to the north got almost 200 armies on the second turn
6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.
Review by Jason Lee Webster on 2/4/2020.
294 armies on my border at turn 2. ooookkkaaaaaayyyyyyy...... sure, my 15 a turn can handle that? dumb.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review by jfairfield on 2/9/2020.
Ths is another game which is totally messed up.
Lumberjack #2 is too get 14 reinforcements according to script, but in turn 2 gets over 400 armies and continues to get over 400 each turn.
5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
Review by Dr. Stupid on 3/4/2017.
I didn't even know this NinjaNic map existed and then boom. It's map of the week! Congrats!
Response by map creator NinjaNic on 3/4/2017
Thanks so much!!
5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
Review by Purgatory on 8/3/2019.
impossible
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review by crasy on 9/29/2019.
trash, nothin more
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review by alotapower on 11/20/2019.
Awful!
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review by colossus on 12/10/2019.
rubbish rubbish rubbish
4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
Review by redtail on 12/20/2019.
stupid
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by A on 4/1/2020.
Not possible in single player
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by Old19Dog on 4/20/2020.
how do i gett out of this
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by Sherman Dye on 4/25/2020.
Thanks for creating yet another unbeatable level. Even worse, it seems I'm locked in. It won't let me skip it.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by Ottavio Dagnino on 5/7/2020.
this level is pure garbage, too difficult to win
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by Joseph Woollon on 1/6/2020.
Has anyone ever completed this level and if so how.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review by Captain Ercoupe on 3/28/2017.
Great map.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
Review by Letitive on 6/2/2020.
NUL A CHIER
Quel intérêt de faire une map de ce genre ?
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Mike Panek on 8/6/2020.
I was wrong! I thought another map was the worst. Nope, this one is. I played it 3 times and each time on turn 3, hundreds of enemy armies MYSTERIOUSLY appear. This map is a waste of time!
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by captainlove on 9/6/2020.
I'll be generous and give you a one star on this one just because I like lumberjacks. Pretty dumb gameplay though, the map is soooo small and you can only use half of it ? Why cut it off since it's so small to begin with. SMH. For all those people wondering about the "mysterious addition of 100's of armies" it isn't a mystery. The western AI is one piece away from a reinforcement card when the game starts. You must not let the western AI take 1 of your territories, or it's game over for you. That being said, by wasting your armies on the 1st 3 turns taking out the western AI, you allow the eastern AI to build up enough to end your game very soon after you beat the western AI. So this is a pointless map that you have NO CHANCE of winning in 1 player mode, just play until you get the skip is my advice. Don't stress out over it just like the many other maps that are unbeatable on the chain, skip and forget.
1 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Olkani [PG] on 2/13/2017.
4/5 I like this map
4 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
Review by Petrolhead13 on 2/3/2018.
Interesting map
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review by OgreZed on 4/10/2018.
The default setup doesn't work well. The winner will most likely be the player that happens to start out without any nearby neighbors. In the game I just played, one continent had 2 players while the other had all the others but one.
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review by wateryvirus on 4/20/2018.
fun map for quick matches and condensed play
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review by thismapsucks on 5/19/2020.
Another 'just follow steps without thinking much' map, but small enough to be fine, I guess.

Turn one: place two troops to advance toward top river crossing, everything else to hold the line. Pile troops into wall, finish with charges into lumberjack to break combo. Finish up there and dash west. Just make sure eastern lumberjack never gets the 4 point combos and you'll out produce him quickly.
1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review by Erzherzog on 5/26/2020.
visual very nice. looks a bit like you're playing on a kids drawing =)
I think, it fits well on 2player/team games
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by PolyMad on 7/4/2020.
Another really stupid tricky map.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Fonzie on 7/30/2020.
unbeatble
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by spame30 on 8/4/2020.
Why even play this map.... zero skill. Just be full retard like the creator.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by KiRByTheAverage on 9/2/2020.
Like the map, hate the setup. Why in the hell does an AI get 100's of more units when there is no reason for them to. Way out of balance. Needs to be tweaked or removed from the chain. Need to have an easier way to skip these blatantly broken setups. This is garbage.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by michele on 9/15/2020.
what am I supposed to do?
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Steve Kean on 10/16/2020.
yet another pointless game where bonuses overwhelm you
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by gespa on 11/4/2020.
bullshit
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Tobias Kjær Iversen on 11/19/2020.
kinda fun
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Mitigator on 1/30/2021.
You need to wipe out the West AI without losing a territory (otherwise West gets 100 reinforcements), then beat the Eastern AI before turn 15 (when East sometimes gets 100 reinforcements) otherwise you are toast. It took a good number of tries to find the right combination of aggression and ambush (and luck?) to save enough armies to make the effort on the East side. Good Luck!

The map itself is reasonable, but I find it a bit of a waste not being able to get to the north. Maybe lower the blocking to 30 to make it hard to get there, but at least that offers another (but expensive) victory path.

I don't like the fact that I couldn't see the opponents had almost complete reinforcement cards. When first starting the game, the armies come out of nowhere. No cards show played on the orders screen, and there is no option to view that the enemy has cards. It feels like the game is broken and a waste of time without that info. going in.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Bob on 2/12/2021.
Another real stinker of a map. Massively overwhelmed by the opposing forces
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Papa Smurf on 2/21/2021.
difficult, but not impossible, the reinforcement card of the enemy made it tricky
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by Picunia on 3/6/2021.
Not very enjoyable.
0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
Review by JK_3 on 6/4/2019.
Great map, only thing it lacks is a way to make a comeback after a small mistake has been made.
0 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by rishon on 7/3/2019.
gg
0 out of 1 person found this review helpful.
Review by Matt Schwartz on 5/13/2020.
easy but fun
0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review by Daryle on 2/16/2017.
nice map need to play multiplayer as one on one is too easy
1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.