Foresthold - 108 Early Spring by timmeh

Map Description:

Well... I got the baroness and her baron consort. I also got the tax collector and the hammerer. I had rooms prepared for the noble, with the hammer's room situated conveniently near the base of the cistern.

I've had several more deaths, one I cannot find the cause of, a wood-crafter, and the other a mechanic, beaten to death for failing to produce nickle mugs for the mayor, with our non-existent nickel supply...

I've also finished the outer wall, and survived another goblins siege, although I almost lost this time, as about half way through the fight half my soldiers left and I had to draft the woodcutters to fill in while they ate/drank/slept. I've since had enough backbaks and waterskins made to supply 75 troops, and ordered all my millitary to carry 2 rations of food and some water.

I also raise the towers one z-level, and will probably try to get them a fair bit higher this year.

3D Pictures:

Point of Interest: 4. The Ground Level

This is probably one of the busiest parts of the fortress. A smaller, all-glass statue garden sits on the glass roof over the main statue garden in the south-west, and while most parties are held elsewhere, my soldiers like to hang out here whenever they aren't sparring. There are four towers, one in each corner, that all hold extra munitions and supplies in case of a siege, as well as two other towers near the entrance that serve as access to the gate-house.

The small wooded bridge in the south goes over my 2-tile wide "moat", which is fed by the brook. The animals on the right are chained in breeding groups, and are one of my largest sources of income. The farms between the southern towers and the gate-house towers are my only source of outdoor foods, and are typically growing strawberries.

The refuse piles, kennels and trade depot can all be seen here, along with the lower level of the keep that serves as one of the two main barracks in the fortress. The only other thing of note is the small hole near the glass pump, that is filled with water as a visual warning if a goblin steps on the pressure-plates near the edge of the map. - timmeh

There are 7 comments for this map series, last post 2009-05-09

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Submitted by: juice - 2009-03-19 to 102 Early Spring

Lookin good so far. What's with the logs in the river?

Submitted by: Jurph - 2009-03-20 to 102 Early Spring

I really like the spiral staircase design!

I suspect that the logs in the river fell in during moat construction: trees prevent channelling, so the trees were ordered to be chopped... then channels were designated before the logs got hauled off. I wish dwarves would move logs/stones away from the dig site like they do when placing workshops!

Anyway timmeh, it's a good solid aboveground fort. If I were on this map I'd be very worried about trees growing to block my wagon access. Are you planning to build a road? Will it be lined with watch-towers, or will the edges be sprinkled with traps?

Submitted by: timmeh - 2009-03-24 to 103 Early Spring

@juice - Thanks!

The logs are, like Jurph suggested, from loose logs being on the tiles when they were mined.

@ Jurph - Thank you! I'm considering using a smaller version for the towers.

I've started a road (thanks for the reminder!). I plan to get some watchtowers along the road, probably connected to the fortress by underground tunnels, and with no other way in/out, to prevent unwanted access through the tunnels.


Thanks again, to both of you!

Submitted by: Maggarg - 2009-04-04 to 105 Early Spring

I like your eight towers along the road, perfect to impress those barbarian humans and elves.
I don't particularly like the smoothed floor tiles for this tileset though, they look too raised, if you know what I mean.

Submitted by: Phazer - 2009-05-07 to 110 Early Spring

Damn i like those curved walls, Really nice work youve done to youre fort.

and you got to love whats left of those youve thrown down from youre death tower.

Submitted by: timmeh - 2009-05-08 to 110 Early Spring


I've got the tileset on the wiki, if you want it.

[Message edited on 2009/05/08 at 10:14 by timmeh]

Submitted by: Markavian` - 2009-05-09 to 110 Early Spring

Its so... flat, at least on the surface! Very cool space you've sealed off though, and everything is building down towards an epic fort.

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