|Available in||Stronghold games|
|Usage||Oil storage, defense|
The oil smelter is a defensive structure.
Hot oil is a devastating means of defense - this is what the smelter is for. It is a big cauldron, storing oil for engineers, who can pour it on enemies. Engineers can resupply and take another pot of oil away, as long as there is oil in the pot. An engineer must be on duty to give other engineers their portion of oil and to resupply the smelter, by taking pitch from the stockpile. Defenders who depleted their supplies instantly run to the smelter to take another pot of oil. The smelter can store 10 units of oil.
Although the smelter is a fairly durable building, it spreads fire when destroyed, even if there is no oil being boiled in the pot. The small rally area where engineers assemble can immediately catch fire, severely damaging and roasting any unit around the perimeter.
- The smelter is the only building that requires iron to place in the Stronghold games.
|Stronghold Crusader Buildings|
|Castle Buildings||General||Wall • Tower • Barracks • Mercenary Post • Armoury|
|Military Buildings||Engineer's Guild • Mangonel • Ballista • Stable • Tunneler's Guild • Oil Smelter|
|Defenses||Gatehouse • Drawbridge • Wardog • Pitch Ditch • Killing Pit • Brazier • Moat|
|Industry Buildings||Stockpile • Woodcutter's hut • Stone Quarry • Ox Tether • Iron Mine • Pitch Rig • Market|
|Farm Buildings||Hunter's Post • Dairy Farm • Apple Farm • Wheat Farm • Hops Farm|
|Town Buildings||Hovel • Chapel • Church • Cathedral • Apothecary • Well • Good Things • Bad Things|
|Weapons Buildings||Fletcher's Workshop • Poleturner's Workshop • Blacksmith's Workshop • Tanner's Workshop • Armourer's Workshop|
|Food Processing Buildings||Granary • Bakery • Brewery • Mill • Inn|