Although it really exists and the map based on it, the map is not a model of Beilstein. The construction is in parts complete fictional.
I recommend to play as attackers. The quite poor AI can not 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. But 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.
It’s not enough to kill the Lord. You must defeat all of your enemies, and this needs good tactics .
Defending: Quite hard Attacking: average
Defending: If intruders are coming, destroy the stairs at the main portal. Defending will be far easier.
Attacking: Already in the beginning you will be under attack. Leave the waypoint,
Otherwise the bowmen will not appear
There are again several castles called Beilstein. You will find this one in Germany, in Hessen. There are some remains of the palais and low walls of some of the main buildings, connected through low walls. A futuristic building is set in the walls of the palais.
In the 12th century Construction of the first castle, of which nothing remains..
1226 Rudolf von Beilstein sold his share. Rudolf von Beilstein is the first detectable gender.
1129/41/95 mention of the men v. Beilstein.
1230 Beilstein came to the Counts of Nassau, which renewed the castle.
1350 Creation of the palace and the shield wall (now the site of the castle). .
1556 the castle came into the sole hands of Count Johann III.
.1607-18 the castle was rebuilt.
In 1620 the family moved their residence, following the death of a brother, to Dillenburg
In the 18th century The castle fell into disrepair.
1812 was still partially inhabited as official residence. It was then sold for breaking.