Stronghold is a combination of a building simulation and a real-time strategy. Build and conquer castles, populate lands with your peasants and defend your country from invaders. The game has two principal modes, simulation and invasion. In simulation, you just build castles and villages, without troubling yourself with wars. In invasion mode, you have to use tactical combat to defeat your enemies. Your opponents are Duc de Puce, Duc de Beauregard, Duc Truffe and Duc Volpe, also called the rat , the snake , the pig and the wolf , respectively. They all have different personalities and styles of combat--of all of them the wolf is the most difficult to defeat.
Play two missions from the full game with four difficulty settings in the demo version.
The game slowly introduces techniques to you, as you learn how to set up a stable economy, and ballance food production against fortifying your castle and bolstering your army. Defeat the Rat, the Snake, the Pig and the Wolf, as you regain controll of great britain. Do battle with enemies in attacking, defensive and economic missions, and gain a good insight into medieval military tactics. In my opinion, the best and most adictive castle sim you'll ever play.