Although it really exists and the map based on it, the map is not a model of Grub. The construction is in parts complete fictional.
On Grub sat liege men of the counts of Poigen in the Middle Ages. Their descendants remained up to the middle of 14th centurie in the possession of the castle. From 1372 to 1465 Grub belonged to the senechals of Grub. These lords developed more and more to predatory knights and fortified the castle. 1373 besieged dukes Albrecht III during four weeks the castle, until the besieged capitulated. The lords of the castle had led feud before without legal basis . In 1441 emperor Friedrich III got after recent infringements of the lords too much. Reinforcements of the city of Vienna put an end to the dreadful state of affairs.
You are the commander of these reinforcements and have the order to eliminate the robbers … all of them, and you have to care for the castle no one should ever live again at this place.
If you miscarry it, the castle will own a far longer history…
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 .
Attacking: quite hard
Hints: After some time, little groups of bowmen will appear. But be aware: the countryside is dangerous.