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Stronghold 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...

Strongholdc 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...

Strongholdce 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...

Stronghold2 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...

Strongholdl 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...

Stronghold3 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...

Strongholdc2 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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5th September, 2019: Stronghold Warlords Alpha footage
The next Stronghold has been featured on Gamescom 2019, where Firefly hosted a short gameplay session for every wannabe fighter. Aaron from Firefly narrates a 25 minute long video, granting insight in the yet maturing game, here!
9th August, 2019: 100 SH Warlords questions
Firefly Studios answers one hundred questions of the fans! Nick sat down with senior developer Matt Smith to provide feedback on various topics. See the conversation here. Ixsc15(talk) 06:38, August 9, 2019 (UTC)
11th June, 2019: Stronghold Warlords teaser
The upcoming member of the Stronghold series is teased on E3. Bound to be released in 2020, Warlords brings the sim combat to Eastern Asia along with a new Warlord system. Learn more here. Ixsc15(talk) 06:14, June 11, 2019 (UTC)
21st December, 2018: Steam Christmas Sale
Winter is coming! Stronghold titles are available at a huge discount for the Christmas breaks on Steam. Downloadable content for SHC2 is on sale with a 90% discount. Firefly provided a summary here. Ixsc15(talk) 18:23, December 21, 2018 (UTC)
26th October, 2018: Halloween comes to the castle, my lord
It is soon this time of the year again, and Firefly brought the evil to test our mettle! Stronghold 2, as well Crusader 2 and Legends gets a Halloween-themed reskin for a short time. Check out a teaser of the new theme here. Ixsc15(talk) 19:18, October 26, 2018 (UTC)
16th September, 2017: SH2 Steam edition release date announced
Firefly Studios has announced that Stronghold 2 will be available from October 5th, 2017 on Steam! Those who own the original game or the Stronghold Collection on Steam, will automatically receive the game as an update. Firefly article. Ixsc15(talk) 14:38, September 16, 2017 (UTC)
29th June, 2017: SH2 Steam edition inbound
A long planned move from Firefly, Stronghold 2 is about to get its reboot on Steam. Along with reworked graphical assets and achievements, the long dead multiplayer service is going to restart as well. Source: Firefly video. Ixsc15(talk) 21:07, March 21, 2017 (UTC)
21st March, 2017: Monthly sitrep #3
Spring has come and so did new plans for the wiki. The transition phase kicked in, which are detailed in the usual monthly report. Read it here. Ixsc15(talk) 21:07, March 21, 2017 (UTC)

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