A 4 player L-sized map, balanced for multiplayer LAN. Can be play as a FFA or 2v2 (Humans/Highmen vs Undead/Dark Elves).
This map uses a lot of new decorations which are only available in AoW Evolved and Ziggurat Engine Mod.
There are also a few unique units on the map only found in AoW Evolved, these will cause errors without it.
The map can be played in both mods but playing it in Ziggurat requires removing a few units from the map first.
As the map is balanced for LAN over PBEM, it is recommended to play the map with AoW Evolved installed.
Lore: In 1147 LIR, 127 years after Heartwood Forest was burned down by the Goblins and Orcs, The Undead have since washed over the land uncontested. In their conquest to claim the living realm for their own The Undead have taken control of Heartwood Forest, corrupting it with their very presence. Once lush forests have become a place of death and decay.
One year ago, the High Men arrived and stopped The Undead advance. Since then they have been fighting alongside the Alliance and the Humans to remove The Undead from the lands. The High Men have arrived at the newly dubbed "Blackwood Forest" to wipe out the Undead infestation and restore it to its former glory. Joined by the Humans, they have now begun their assault.
Lurking in the shadows however, the Dark Elves, who have refused to ally against The Undead, wish to capitalize on their current weakness and retake these lands for themselves as is their birth right.