Castles of Wood, Men of Leather

These are the results of the Castles of Wood, Men of Leather held in July through to August 2004

When we think of castles we think of massive stone constructions like the Crac des Chevaliers, Chateau Haut-Königsburg or Caernarfon, but before there were stone castles there were wooden ones. Before there were armoured knights, there were the lowly spearmen and archers.

Stronghold Heaven is presenting another mini-competition scheduled for the summer holidays: Castles of Wood, Men of Leather.

What we’d like you to do is build us a scenario, of any type, featuring a wooden castle or fortress, in a setting of your choice. The stronghold should be one of the two wooden ones and no stone may be used in it’s construction. Troop types should be limited to archers, crossbowmen, spearmen and macemen.

We are expecting a fully fledged scenario, as it will be judged on the castle, its setting and associated story.

The contest will run from July 2nd to August 31st.

The Original Thread
The Winning Entry: Saxon Burgh
The Runners Up

Back to the Competition Page