Hill Country is a landlocked map, as there are not even ponds, so fishing and naval battle are completely out of the question, making this an excellent map for civilizations with a weaker navy.
Wood here is mostly found in temperate forests (and some palm forests). The notable feature of this map is the elevation, with many rolling, grassy hills. Apart from that, there are also some rough, rocky cliffs that provide chokepoints. Depending on the starting position of the player, it might or might not be a good idea to turtle, mostly by walling the chokepoints with nearby forests.
Otherwise (if a player isn't privileged with these chokepoints), it is recommended to rush, especially with cavalry, as the map can prove occasionally to be surprisingly open for a hilly land.
Similar maps Edit
- Mongolia (the AoE II version, a landlocked map with hills)
- Arabia (another landlocked map)
- Highland (another landlocked map from Age of Empires)