Shoveknives is probably my proudest moment in terms of fortress defense.
Here is the actual "front door" to the fortress: moats and walls ensure that this is the one and only way to get into the fortress proper, and thus to the areas "behind" the fort such as the meeting area and my secure lumber yards. This is also where my 24 Macedwarves are stationed during a siege, but the Marksdwarves on the Bridges of Death ensure that they see little action. The bridge is part of an Elf trap: if they bring me nothing but cloth one more time, I'll open it, forcing them to go through a spike-filled maze. - LegacyCWAL
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Submitted by: Markavian - 2009-01-22 to 216 Late Winter
That some grand fortifications you've got there, I like what you've done with the valley entrance and defences. Good work :)
Submitted by: ScottH - 2009-01-22 to 216 Late Winter
Is it just me or do those channels in the east look like they could someday be used to flood the valley :P
Edit* Didnt notice there was a moat.. haha
[Message edited on 2009/01/22 at 04:32 by ScottH]
Submitted by: magic dwarf - 2009-01-22 to 216 Late Winter
Yeah those are some kickass fortifications. I also like how you've claimed the center of your map with walls
Submitted by: Silfurdreki - 2009-01-23 to 216 Late Winter
I really like the way you've claimed the whole valley. Also the bridge over the whole thing is awesome.
Is it just me or is it possible to enter the secure lumber area and the meeting area from the south?
Submitted by: Maggarg - 2009-01-23 to 216 Late Winter
Into the valley of death rode the six hundred!
Like the bridges very much.
Submitted by: LegacyCWAL - 2009-01-23 to 216 Late Winter
I'm glad that everybody likes it =)
Silfurdreki: It's secure, but I admit it does look open at first glance. Look at the cul-de-sac from 1 z-level up though, and you'll see the moats that cut it off to the sides, with the remaining ramps down there either shaved off or else cut off by moats of their own. I'll probably wind up walling it off sooner or later, but my dwarves almost never go down that far =)
[Message edited on 2009/01/23 at 12:09 by LegacyCWAL]