I made several icons for Stronghold Crusader, so I decided to make a Stronghold 1 icon as well! My dilemma was how this icon should look like, so my first attempt was shield with tower on it, but it wasn't looking nice. Few days ago I decided to make icon that is consisted of red shield with golden lion and all these for several reasons... Icon of Stronghold Crusader is white shield with red cross - a typical shield of crusader swordsman! A typical swordsmen of Stronghold 1 is having a shield with white lion, and the color is depending of players color. Shield on my icon is red symbolizing bravery, but also for this icon to be similar to my Stronghold Crusader icon, and color of the golden lion symbolizes royalty!