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Lore of Stronghold #4

Our latest ‘Lore of Stronghold’ video covers series antagonist and growling fan favourite – The Wolf! The characters and history of Stronghold form the building blocks of our core story and our lore series dives deep into years of backstory for our castle sim. This new series provides fans with two things: A cinematic summary for players who have never played a Stronghold title in their life and a few hidden details for those looking to start their umpteenth playthrough!

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Lore of Stronghold #3

Our latest ‘Lore of Stronghold‘ video series covers the characters and history of Stronghold, as well as the core building blocks of our central story. Delving deep into the annals of Firefly’s design and writing, shaping the narrative of our castle sim series over the years, this lore series intends to provide fans with two things: First a cinematic summary for players who have never played a Stronghold title in their life and second hidden details, for those of you looking to start your umpteenth playthrough!

This week we turn to Duc Truffe, who came to be known as The Pig. A brutish, cruel man with a tragic past, in today’s video we learn about his journey from the gutter to Dukedom, cracking skulls and breaking bones along the way. In addition if you haven’t caught our previous episodes in this series, then be sure to check out lore behind The Rat and fan favourite The Snake.

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Lore of Stronghold #2

Our ‘Lore of Stronghold‘ video series covers both the characters and history of Stronghold, the building blocks of our core story. Delving deep into the annals of Firefly’s design and writing, which have over the years shaped the narrative of our castle sim series, this lore series intends to provide fans with two things. First a cinematic summary for players who have never played a Stronghold title in their life and second a few hidden details, for those of you looking to start your umpteenth playthrough!

Today we look at Duc Beauregard, otherwise known as The Snake, studying his place in the world of Stronghold and impact events in Stronghold 1. Discover how this conniving two-faced coward, hiding behind a literal wall of of gems, jewels and gold, had a decisive role to play in the uprising of The Boy and his eventual defeat of The Wolf.

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Lore of Stronghold #1

The Lore of Stronghold video series will cover the history, stories and characters that make up the Stronghold world. Delving deep into the annals of design and writing which shape the narrative of our games. Intending to give both a cinematic summary for players who have never played a Stronghold title, while also unveiling hidden details for players who are looking to start their umpteenth playthrough!

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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 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!