Arrowpoint - 1057 Early Summer by CSFF

Map Description:

The idea with this fortress was to create a large pit, and then build the whole fortress around it. One reason for the design was easier defense - the main, and only, staircase for the fortress is located in the middle of the pit, and is unreachable if the bridges are retracted. The design also lets light in to lower levels, and while DF considers the balconies around the pit to be underground, the bottom of the pit is considered to be outside.

Since I am lazy, parts of the fortress are rather haphazardly build, and there's stone everywhere. I generally tried to expand the fortess downward, around the central core, instead of spreading it out horizontally. As a result, most rooms are clustered around the pit balconies. One exception is the habitation level, which stretches further out in order to accommodate more dwarves.

Point of Interest: Defensive tower

The highest structure in the fortress compound, the tower is meant to be a high vantage point from which crossbow-equipped dwarves can shoot at pesky goblins, and other such undesirables. Unfortunately, the top floor wasn't exported... - CSFF

There are 4 comments for this map series, last post 2008-06-23

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Submitted by: Markavian - 2007-12-30 to 1057 Early Summer

Goal 1 acheived: you've created a large pit. I like the layout so far. give a courtyard feel to ever level. I though, also, gives a useful place to dump all the spare stone you collect.

Submitted by: Krash - 2008-01-10 to 1059 Mid Summer

A tip, instead of building a bridge 3 spaces wide, build 3 one space wide instead. Saves you a lot of trouble if your dwarves begin to experience homicidal tendencies towards architecture.

Submitted by: Dakira - 2008-05-31 to 1061 Early Summer

I agree with your sentiment about "Dwarven Military".

I like the pillbox idea you've got going on, and I'm working on a secondary wall myself. Hope yours fares better than mine has.

Submitted by: Charrat - 2008-06-23 to 1066 Early Spring

Wall is great. I like how you mixed the stones you used, makes it look more authentic and interesting.

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