Way back in 2003, after getting Stronghold, I put together some maps. This was long before I had any notion of how awesome you could make a level with time and effort. Looking at one of them now, its design is very simple, two areas of high terrain with a wall in between, sheltering a keep, and a tower on one side of the wall. To make things interesting, I added a staircase up to one of the cliffs, protected only by a wooden gate. What the heck, I'll play it again, I thought. To my surprise, it was actually quite fun. I decided to take the map's concept and re-imagine it in a more well-crafted form.
In this download you will find both the original and the new version. Enjoy, and be sure to watch the back entrance as well as the main wall. For the most fun, I recommend playing on Very Hard for both maps. Good luck!
The original I intend to leave as-is. However, suggestions for improvement on the second version are welcome!