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Journey Eastward

Besiege Great Khans, Imperial warlords and Shōgun commanders in Stronghold: Warlords, the next RTS in Firefly Studios' classic 'castle sim' series. The first Stronghold to recreate the castle economies of East Asia, Warlords lets you take command of Mongol hordes, imperial warriors and samurai clansmen as you lay siege to Japanese castles and fortified Chinese cities. Besiege historical rulers using new gunpowder-fuelled siege weapons, classic units and a completely new way to play Stronghold.

Recruit Warlords

For the first time ever Stronghold: Warlords allows you to recruit, upgrade and command AI lords across the battlefield in the form of in-game ‘Warlords’. Each warlord under your command boosts your strategic prowess with unique perks, characteristics and upgradeable abilities. Put them to work for your industry, fortifying borders, forging weapons or team up for a pincer attack! Each campaign mission, skirmish game and multiplayer battle means a fresh set of warlords to command and new strategic depth to discover.

Rewrite History

From 3rd century BC China through to the coming of the Mongol Empire in 1200 AD, Stronghold: Warlords allows players to relive famous historical battles and sieges from across the Asian continent. Starting with the kingdom of Âu Lạc in Vietnam, players will take part in the founding of the Qin dynasty, Japanese shogunate and eventually the arrival of Genghis Khan on the world stage. Recruit warlords to your cause and conquer each kingdom using Imperial fire lancers, Mongolian bowmen, disciplined samurai and classic laddermen.

Latest News

The Stronghold Show
June 4, 2021

Today we unveil our brand new Stronghold community series, The Stronghold Show! This project is a quest to reconnect with our older titles and the players who loves them now that Stronghold: Warlords has been released on Steam and GOG. We’ll be covering everything you need to know about the Stronghold series, including all the wonderful community and creator content that supports it. So if you wanted a one-stop show for all the latest castle sim news… This is it!

For now we’re hoping to produce one episode per month, keeping fans well informed about everything surrounding both the Stronghold series and our non-Stronghold titles. So whether you’re looking for a new map in Stronghold 2: Steam Edition or the finest tactics from top strategy gamers, make sure you stay tuned for future episodes.

See the full story here: The Stronghold Show

New DLC & Update (v1.3)
May 18, 2021

Happy update day! Today we release version 1.3 of Stronghold: Warlords, along with the launch of our first DLC campaign for the game ‘The Art of War‘. Available now on Steam and GOG, The Art of War Campaign adds six missions to the base game, along with two brand new warlords and achievements to earn.

Beginning in the ashes of the Western Zhou dynasty and culminating in the Battle of Boju, The Art of War Campaign is designed for series veterans and skilled warlords alike. The six new missions feature fresh challenge and historical conflict, with players experiencing several years from Sun Tzu’s legendary exploits, new tactical scenarios and strongholds. Face new challenges as Sun Tzu’s story progresses with new maps, gameplay and the addition of two brand new warlords.

New Post-Launch Q&A
May 14, 2021

We have just released our first post-launch Stronghold community Q&A, covering both Stronghold: Warlords and other past, present and future titles in the series. Today Nick runs a gauntlet of both our most common post-release questions and a series of dastardly challenges, posed by resident Firefly Videographer and celebrity chef Aaron Hayden. So if you’ve ever wanted to see us inhale a bowl of spicy noodles, draw fellow Firefly staff or impersonate classic Stronghold characters then boy we do have the video for you! As always please enjoy watching us embarrass ourselves while simultaneously answering your questions about the future of Firefly, Warlords and the Stronghold series.

Got a question not featured in today’s post-release Q&A? Worry not! We’ve taken the liberty of including all other community questions (to which we currently have answers) in the video’s description, to ensure no voice goes unheard. If you have further questions having watched today’s video then please head over to the official Stronghold Discord, where developers and fellow players will be happy to discuss the series. You can also sign up to the Firefly Studios newsletter for the latest Stronghold news and inclusion in other initiatives such as player surveys, giveaways and beta invites.

History Behind Warlords (Sun Tzu)
May 11, 2021

While we finalize our v1.3 update and first DLC ‘The Art of War Campaign’, both coming to Stronghold: Warlords on May 18th, we’re taking some time to dive into the complex history of skirmishes and battles surrounding its protagonist Sun Tzu. So to ensure you’re the most studied strategist out there before loading up the new six mission historical campaign (or diving into our upcoming free map pack) please enjoy this crash course in ancient Chinese history!

Our tale begins with the inception of Wu during the Spring and Autumn period, running all the way through to the epic Battle of Boju. Sun Tzu was not only one of the most fascinating (and controversial!) figures of Chinese warfare, but also the supposed author of a military strategy guide which has survived and enduring through the ages. Our new DLC is based on his operations within the war of states Wu and Chu and related exploits worthy of digital recreation. After all who says you can’t learn some exciting world history alongside optimisations, new maps and quality of life updates for your games?

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