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Vanhaldenhof - XL Vampire Count Map with Town
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Feb 8, 2017 @ 4:11am
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Vanhaldenhof - XL Vampire Count Map with Town

This map is made at maximum size allowing major battles and features a large town. Several forests gives ample opportunity for ambush. The towns can also be used to hide a flanking party, or as a defensive position.

Vanhaldenhof is a small town deep within the forests of Sylvania. The life of a Sylvanian Peasant is hard, and will make a turn for the worse as two large armies decide to fight it out on the fields outside of town.
(Yes it is a real place in the Warhammer world)

There are a lot of options for different tactics. You could move for the town and use it as a defensive position, or as a cover for a small flanking troop. You can also choose to ignore the town all together and fight on the open fields outside it. The central parts of the map also contains two hills, perfect for placing your artillery. You can of course place them further back, but defend them carefully because you do not know what enemies the forests might hide... Make sure to use Flyers and other mobile units to their advantage to scout the enemy movements, there are a lot of opportunities for an ambush or a flanking maneuver.

Also pay note to the smaller alleys in the town. While to small for larger units to move through efficiently heroes and smaller units should have no problem using them for extra mobility.

This is a first version, please comment with suggestions, and tips. The map is more or less finished, but if you have any points about balance and have found one side to be favored I will try to change that a little. Balance is not so much an priority as for the map to look and feel good, but preferably it should not favor one side to much.

Despite it's size and detail I have found no sign of performance problems.

(If you want to you can pay extra attention to the details. I have made sure to add doors to buildings that would have been missing them. I've also built up long fences at several places were the fit and tried to combine new buildings to increase variety. If you find any clipping errors or such you can tell me and I will fix them!)

This map is also available in a siege version with different deployment zones, as well as a few extra barricades:

If you like this map you should check out my other maps:
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Girion  [author] Apr 20, 2017 @ 11:57am 
Just made revisions to all my maps. Nothing major but several details have been improved. I have added a few more AI hints, also the grass should look better on a few maps.

Some details have also been added on individual maps. There are now lit braziers in the towers of Helmgart and I have improved the water in the Seven Lakes map.

Some update on maps for the campaign. There is a big campaign map project currently going on which I've become a part of, my Varenka Hill map have been added. It seems uncertain for the other maps though. The problem is that most of my maps feature very substantial settlements. They might be a bit to large as compared to the other minor settlements for it to feel uniform. Varenka Hill is not actually representing Varenka Hill but a Major City Siege. I have hopes that at least my Norscan map will be added as well. If you have not checked out the project, you really should!

Also, a big thanks to everyone who is making comments in the comment section!
Girion  [author] Mar 30, 2017 @ 11:55am 
Check out my latest map: Varenka Hills
Featuring a dwarven settlement built over several large hills with lots of tiers. There's also a large river crossed by 4 bridges. Otherwise the main focus of the map is the city, which covers most of it.
Girion  [author] Mar 19, 2017 @ 4:49pm 
I've also sent out messages to the various map packs (for the campaign) if they want to add this map, still waiting for a reply.
Girion  [author] Mar 19, 2017 @ 4:49pm 
I have released another map: Assault on Heimseter. You know what to expect, large map, and extensive mountain range (were you can fight), a Norscan settlement and a large sea.
Girion  [author] Feb 17, 2017 @ 5:48am 
@pandom_ Thank you very much for your kind words. While its great fun making these maps, its even better when I hear people enjoy them!

@Chiftain Marian while the offer is really flattering (Thank you! :) ) I'm probably sticking to these maps for now. Never heard of the game though and I will check it out!
pandom_ Feb 16, 2017 @ 4:12pm 
This is just amazing.
The replayability of these battles are second to none. What these maps do for me is trigger those "Epic Battle moments".
These moments are the ones you have for all games. "Remember when we were holding down that fort against 3:1 odds, whilst your tired troops raced from a reinforce point?"
"Remember when your Gorebull shattered the Dawi lines as a last ditch attempt to break through the choke point?"
Thank you. To think we have so many more Armies and content ahead of us is exciting
Jack Greedy Feb 16, 2017 @ 12:24am 
Hey i have idea for You! With your talent and some free time , can You make serie of map from old Warhammer game - DARK OMEN ? You see im editor of Black Battalion Steam group [ was on pc breakdown but returned ] and to the end of next week i will release our website again. Nevermind. Pack of Maps inspired and taken from that cult game , will let older players [ and i can guarantee there are tons of them ] to refresh memories of that great campaign.

Second thing! On Black Battalion website and forum [thus our Steam Group ] ive arranged series of MINI CAMPAIGNS played online by group of players divided to the LIGHT and CHAOS / DARKNESS groups. Each campaign had strong lore background and each own had their own special rules. If You have wish , you can be Author and Campaign Director of Black Battalion.

Girion  [author] Feb 15, 2017 @ 5:03pm 
Good News Everyone!

I have remade the deployment zones of this, as well as my other two maps to allow to play them like sieges. For this map I have also added a few make-shift barricades at a few places to allow for an easier time for the defender.

Have a look at:
This one and the Seven Lakes have been renamed to Eschen and Quenelles since I have hopes to add them to the campaign as settlement assault maps (Helmgart is already a settlement on the map and no change of name were needed).
Girion  [author] Feb 15, 2017 @ 3:31pm 
Did you enjoy this map? Do you enjoy XL maps? Then you will certainly like my latest map:

The city of Helmgrad guards the pass between the Empire and Bretonnia. You can fight in the 3 tiers of the city, on the field outside it. The mountain features small paths and lookout points that can prove valuable, especially in larger battles.

Girion  [author] Feb 15, 2017 @ 2:26pm 
I hope to put this one into the campaign as a settlement siege, yes.