Slender road is only way to reach castle.Player don't have many capture way.
Offence Army are weak.
Many ladderman is good idea,but weak army can't kill all archer.
Play Deffence is easy even very hard.
By reason of Slender road,CPU can't make Heavy weapon on offence.
I think remove Ballistas,limit and delete offence heavy weapon,and rebalance.
Game is simple.
Map Design: 5
The sea shore,lokks like spider or club,is so suitable for this castle.It is conspicuos even minimap,you should upload map graphic,
My Japanese version STRONGHOLD can't read english story in game,I regard story is similar file description by reason of short sentence.You should write here,too.