Although it really exists and the map based on it, the map is not a model of Altenburg. The construction is in parts is complete fictional.
Sorry, no history. Again there exist several castles called "Altenstein", and as this map is older, I have forgotten which it was.
As the AI of Stronghold canâ��t handle large castles as an attacker very well, I recommend to take the part as the attacker. However this won't be easy. The castle ownes several fortifications . (There are generally 22 fortifications possible, most of them are my own developments. But no castle has all of this 22, because this would generate invinsible castles, and this is no fun.)
During the proceeding you will get extra - bowmen,If you don' want or need them, delete.
I think it could be more intriguing, if my castle – maps are simply siege- maps,so I will upload in future mainly exactly these.
But they are not pure siege maps, so be prepared. You Not only you are supported in the way of bow – men, your enemies will get support to. Wolves could appear, and, if you are the defender, your enemies could burn your castle down.
I recommend to play as attackers. The quite poor AI can’t handle large castles very well, exspecially if there are several courtyards in connection with high fortifications. The actions of the AI are sometimes more than stupid ….
And again, be careful. Some castles are very easy to defend, others are very tricky. It will be not enough, to kill the Lord. You have to kill all of your enemies. And the towers and buildings are build in several levels. If you, for example, only use trebuchets, could it be, that you can’t reach some of your enemies and you will loose, because all ways are destroyed..
It’s your choice, if you use a small or a mighty army. You can use the extra – bowmen or delete them. ….. Good luck!