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|Stronghold is the first game of the Stronghold series published by Firefly Studios in 2001. Stronghold guides us to the Medieval Britain, where a group of rebel lords, led by the Wolf, betrayed the English King and started a civil war across the country. The last hope of the King, Sir Longarm and the player must gather their forces and fight back the Wolf and his evil underlings.
In this 2D real-time strategy game, build an enormous force, manage your castle and crush your enemies to your liking with mighty battering rams and catapults, while defending your empire from the invaders with pitch, strong towers and siege engines! Read more...
|Stronghold Crusader is the 2002 successor of the original Stronghold game. This game replays the Crusader campaigns of Europe's big empires against the defenders of the Arabian empires and the Holy Land. In the campaigns, the most notable rivalry occurs between the noble English warmonger, Richard the Lionheart and the kind-hearted but ambitious Arabian conqueror, Saladin.
Crusader brings a twist to the gameplay with the introduction of Arabian units, as well as 8 AI characters with unique strategies and tactics. Most buildings get a recolor and new textures, while the base gameplay concept remains unchanged. Crusader spawned an expansion pack, Stronghold Warchest (2003) and a sequel, Stronghold Crusader Extreme (2008). Read more...
|Stronghold Crusader Extreme is the 2008 sequel of Stronghold Crusader. It can be viewed as an expansion for Crusader, but it was released separately from its prequel.
Crusader Extreme focuses on tweaking the Crusader gameplay further rather than the storyline. It has a 20 mission campaign trail and introduces Crusader's 8 AI enemies, with another 8 of them from Warchest. It brings new elements in gameplay by the Lord's special support powers, the endless unit producing outposts and an increased 10.000 unit cap. Read more...
|Stronghold 2 is the 2005 sequel of Stronghold. The game is set in the medieval Britain, where Lord Barclay arranges a revolt against the King of Britain, creating chaos among the country. The King's most loyal knight, Sir William stands up for his cause and on his side, Sir Matthew Steele (the player) emerges from the turmoil. However, he also seeks success. Will he serve his aids, or betray them?
Stronghold 2 is the first game in the series to use a 3D-engine, ragdoll effects and brings a complete overhaul to the game concepts, including military, siege warfare and economics, with the addition of the honor and ranking system. It also features a Peace and a War campaign, a new Siege mode and 12 computer opponents to beat in Kingmaker mode. Read more...
|Stronghold Legends is a standalone sequel released in 2006. It is set in the fantasy world of Europe, featuring legendary people of the Middle Ages. Three campaigns introduce the world of British chivalry with King Arthur and the Round Table, the frozen and creepy world of the Baltic with Siegfried the Dragonslayer, and the evil world of Transsylvania of Vlad Tepes (Dracula).
Legends is based on Stronghold 2 gameplay and engine, with a tweak by the introduction of fantasy units, new siege engines and the option to choose of three factions: Ice, Evil and Good. Each faction has access to various units, unit powers and buildings. Read more...
|Stronghold 3 is the latest game in the Stronghold series released in 2011. It is set 10 years later of the Stronghold storyline, where the Wolf, believed to be dead, returns from the void and prepares his vengeance against the player. Will the Wolf be able to complete his revenge?
Stronghold 3 features a 3D engine with more realistic physics and sophisticated building placement. A war and an economy campaign introduces several missions to beat, as well a siege mode and a multiplayer mode. The gameplay has also seen a tweak, with the introduction of day and night mechanics and a new housing and popularity system, while highly retaining the style of Stronghold 2. Read more...
|Stronghold Crusader 2 is the 2014 sequel of the original Stronghold Crusader, now bringing the arid desert and cruel warfare of the Crusades into 3D. With improved graphics and better performance over Stronghold 3, Crusader 2 also revamps the dynamics and detail of the gameplay with countless newfound units and events.
Stronghold Crusader 2 features many recurring characters, such as Richard The Lionheart and Saladin, but also introduces new faces, such as the rebelling Sultana or the easy-going, but confident Shah. Four downloadable contents are available with more AI characters and campaigns to enrich gameplay experience. Read more...
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|18th February, 2017: Announcement - site restructuring|
|A lot of pages are going through major changes, which affects page elements and possibly reader experience. While there is no certain deadline, I am working hard on the resolution. Read more about the rework here. Ixsc15(talk) 20:57, February 18, 2017 (UTC)|
|14th February, 2017: Stronghold sales|
|Firefly has dispatched some sales on Steam. Stronghold HD and Crusader HD is sold for half price, while the Stronghold Collecttion and Stronghold Legends: Steam Edition is for -33% off. The promotion holds till the 20th February. Ixsc15(talk) 00:15, February 14, 2017 (UTC)|
|8th February, 2017: New lord quotes|
|The quotes of some Crusader 2 characters were added to their wiki pages. See the quote pages for the Rat, the Wolf and the Caliph. Audio files and the rest of the characters are to come. Ixsc15(talk) 01:31, February 8, 2017 (UTC)|
|2nd February, 2017: Monthly sitrep #1|
|The wiki has seen a number of improvements in January 2017. We got new buttons, a new structural plan has been initiated, and obviously, we got new content! This month's highlights are visible on the mainpage slider. Read more in this month's sitrep post. Ixsc15(talk) 01:38, February 2, 2017 (UTC)|
|22nd January, 2017: Crusader 2 in Humble Bundle|
|Stronghold Crusader 2 is featured in Humble Bundle's weekly offer, at the tier of average price. The bundle is active till the end of the month, including other famous titles such as Shadowrun:Hong Kong or Rust. Order on this link. Ixsc15(talk) 23:24, January 2, 2017 (UTC)|
|2nd January, 2017: Happy New Year, sire!|
|Another year passed, another year has begun. 2016 was fairly silent in the Stronghold franchise, but there are new things to come. With renewed vigor and after a long break, I return to oversee a reconstruction and major clean-up on the wiki. My plans are numbered, but I hope to involve as many people as possible to make them real. See more details on my blog! Ixsc15(talk) 23:24, January 2, 2017 (UTC)|
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|Русский сайт по играм серии Stronghold. Здесь вы можете найти интересную информацию и факты, а так же увидеть качественные изображения.|