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Crusader Frequently Asked Questions Compiled by Ztolk

First things first, read the Stronghold FAQ and Chancellor's FAQ and see if your question is answered there.

Crusader specific questions:

Is there a hotkey for the mercenary post? There wasn't one listed in the manual.
What do the exclamation marks above my assassins mean?
What do the dots above an AI Lord's head mean?
What do chickens do?
How do I beat historical mission X?
How do I beat skirmish mission X?
How do I make teams in skirmish or multiplayer mode?
I started an invasion or skirmish map, but now I want to make it a freebuild. Is there any way to do that?


Is there a hotkey for the mercenary post? There wasn't one listed in the manual.

Press N to select the mercenary post.

What do the exclamation marks above my assassins mean?

When an assassin has an exclamation mark above it head, he is visible to enemy units.

What do the dots above an AI Lord's head mean?

The more green dots he has, the stronger a unit that lord is. The more yellow dots, the weaker he is.

What do chickens do?

Chickens allow you to skip a skirmish trail mission. You only get three, but a chicken is restored when the mission you used it on is completed.

How do I beat historical mission X?

You can find walkthroughs here or ask in our forum here.

How do I beat skirmish mission X?

You can ask in the forum here. Try using the search feature to see if your question has already been answered.
We will be adding walkthroughs in the near future.

How do I make teams in skirmish or multiplayer mode?

On the player setup menu, there is a picture of a round table. Click on it, and you will see a list of all the players. Drag their icons over each other to form teams.

I started an invasion or skirmish map, but now I want to make it a freebuild. Is there any way to do that?

No, sorry.

The Stronghold FAQ's may be found here and the Chancellor's FAQ can be found here.


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