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Stronghold Showcase – Episode 8

This week we return to our fan-favourite series Stronghold Showcase. Firefly’s very own Aaron Hayden takes you through five different sieges, scenarios and battlefields across our legacy titles from Stronghold HD to Stronghold Crusader 2. This small selection of community maps is intended to give you some fresh options in your multiplayer and single player sessions.

Travel to Ancient Greece in ‘300 Spartans’, Slovakia in our very first Eastern European community-made castle ‘Spis Castle’ or even Australia where everything is trying to kill you, Lords and wildlife alike!

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Stronghold Showcase – Episode 7

While you wait for the next entry in the Stronghold series Aaron delivers another five choice custom maps in our latest episode of Stronghold Showcase. Returning to completely original player maps and scenarios after our recent forays into Middle Earth and Westeros in previous episodes, this week’s Showcase once again delivers the medieval goods. From feudal urban warfare and holiday resorts to the Black Sea and monkey eating islands, there’s something for everyone regardless of which Stronghold game you load up this weekend:

Henn Dommen (By Unikunok)
Requiem (By The Dragonheart)
The Black Sea (By Dovahkiin)
Cold Harbour (By The Geko)
Monkey Eating Island (By kevinsogo)

Do you have a multiplayer battlefield, siege scenario or cosmetic map you think deserves to be in a future Showcase? Then comment and let us know! We’re constantly on the lookout for cool fan-created content and love spotlighting lesser-known creations that go under the radar, so show us your moves!

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Stronghold Showcase – Lord of the Rings

With Stronghold players flocking to get the best Game of Thrones based maps from the last episode of the Showcase, we thought it fitting to embrace the other titan of both fantasy and custom Stronghold maps – The Lord of the Rings. With the likes of Helms Deep and Minas Tirith already covered in previous episodes of the Showcase, we head to other hot spots within Middle Earth. The City of Osgiliath, Pellenor Fields, and The Westfold are all available to download now for players wanting to recreate castles and battles from Tolkien’s epic world:

Osgiliath

War in the East

The Westfold

Middle Earth

Four Castles

Do you have a multiplayer battlefield, siege scenario or cosmetic map you think deserves to be in a future episode? Comment and let us know! We’re constantly on the lookout for cool fan-created content and love spotlighting lesser-known creations that go under the radar.

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Stronghold Showcase – Game of Thrones Edition

This week we celebrate the Game of Thrones Season 8 premiere with a special edition of the Stronghold Showcase. Spanning two decades of Stronghold, from Stronghold HD to Crusader 2, we explore five different recreations of (in)famous Westeros castles and keeps. So if you’ve ever desired to defend The Wall against a horde of Wildlings, or simply looking to conquer the entirety of the continent to seat yourself on the Iron Throne, we’ve got you covered in this Game of Thrones edition of the Stronghold Showcase. Continue reading

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Stronghold Showcase – Episode 2

This week we’re back with another episode of the Stronghold Showcase! This new series sees Firefly Studios highlighting hidden gems from Steam Workshop, Stronghold Heaven and other Stronghold fan sites giving new life to classic titles. Whether you’re seeking a fresh Crusader skirmish map on which to battle friends or a brand new siege scenario to test your mettle in Stronghold we have you covered! Selecting maps from Firefly Studio’s legacy titles with active map making communities and easy access via Steam Workshop or Stronghold Heaven, Aaron showcases a series of awesome custom maps to dig your teeth into until Stronghold Next surfaces:

Do you have a multiplayer battlefield, siege scenario or cosmetic map you think deserves to be in a future episode? Comment and let us know! We’re constantly on the lookout for cool fan-created content and love spotlighting lesser-known creations that go under the radar.

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Stronghold Halloween Update

Rest in peace Nick… Today our Marketing Manager sacrifices himself to bring you Halloween updates for three separate Stronghold games! Celebrating this most unhallowed time of year your peasants have been cursed in Stronghold Crusader 2, Stronghold Legends and Stronghold 2. In Crusader 2 they have been reduced to little more than dust and bones until All Hallows’ Eve, these lifeless subjects wandering decrepit castles in a dire state of disrepair. Tomb stones, rotting pumpkins, cobwebs and more adorn once magnificent castle structures, along with corrupt colours and unholy flames in the workshops of your medieval minions.

The return of the Stronghold Halloween Update and corruption of Sir William also means the curse once again falls on Stronghold 2 and Stronghold Legends! Terrify your workers with horrifically impractical and yet somehow perfectly balanced pumpkin-head peasants or purge them from your castle with green wildfire. Keep them working to fight back against the curse or cower and wait for the horror to pass after Halloween has ended. Continue reading

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Stronghold Showcase #1

This week we debut a brand new series on Firefly Studios’ YouTube channel suggested by you – the players! Introducing the ‘Stronghold Showcase‘ in which we flaunt five awesome user-created maps from our five favorite Stronghold games for your viewing pleasure. Each episode’s collection of community made gems will be available to download immediately via the game’s Steam Workshop page or on Stronghold fan site Stronghold Heaven.

So while you patiently wait for more Stronghold Next info and gameplay, why not dip into our legacy titles with Aaron’s cherry picked array of sieges, skirmishes and economic scenarios? Watch as we take you from the realms of Legends to the lush green fields of Stronghold 2 and the deserts of the Crusader series!

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Top 5 Custom Maps

This week Aaron guides you through another edition of Firefly Studio’s favourite Stronghold user made maps! We travel from the sandy beaches of Crusader 2’s Westeros to Avatar’s Earth Kingdom in Stronghold 2: Steam Edition, leaving a trail of sieges and battles in our wake. Treading new paths in some hidden jewels from the Steam Workshop, these are some of the best maps that Firefly recommends for all those who have battled through every title of the Stronghold series:

1. Legend of Green Man
2. Oasis Duel
3. Earth Kingdom, Avatar
4. Fair Trade
5. Westeros Central

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Stronghold on Console

Today we announce that our favourite 3D castle game Stronghold 2 will be making its way to the SEGA Dreamcast on April 1st 2019! A fully realised demake of the original title, Stronghold 2 for Dreamcast will run at a crisp 640×480 retaining all the game’s original features and online play. In today’s gameplay reveal franchise stalwart Maxwell Chuggerton runs us through this exciting new announcement, confirming that the original castle sim will soon join a rich and variety heritage of console games. Already up and running, powered by the platform’s rare Windows CE operating system, Stronghold 2 for Dreamcast is the first of Firefly’s castle building games to arrive on console. Continue reading

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Top 7 Custom Maps

Have YOU already beaten Stronghold Crusader 2 or one of the new and improved Steam Editions of Stronghold 2, Stronghold Legends and Space Colony? Are YOU sitting there right now thinking “I know and love these games. If only I had a few extra maps to try out!” while staring at the wall waiting for Stronghold Next to come out? Well it’s safe to say that with this week’s video your prayers have been answered.

Today Nick runs us through seven of our favourite custom maps currently available to download and play in seconds on Steam Workshop, assuming you’re not still running a 56k modem and waiting for your parents to get off the phone line… We picked seven of the best Stronghold community maps from the Workshop pages for our games, even throwing in an enjoyable Space Colony scenario for you Stig fans out there!

Credits to Sir Gareth the Ganjagrinder, Sebastien Le Hardi, acv55555, -V-, MooSSiah, Amir P, Impaa and Spinnx!