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3rd Campaign - Mission 41 - Bloodshed in the Taunus Mountains

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Map Size: 400x400 (Large)
Difficulty: Hard
Made with version: 1.2
Mission briefing:

Eppstein Castle, October 1288. Duke Beauregard has finally received his just punishment. In addition, you were able to seize the territories on the left side of the Rhine River from the Pig's hands. You now cross the Rhine River with a large army to bring the Pig's spacious northeastern provinces under your control. In these mostly tree-covered regions, Duke Truffe maintains a number of heavily guarded fortresses. It is vital to capture them before sieging his main castle further to the north by the Rhine River. Eppstein Castle, a strongly secured hill castle with numerous defence walls, is nearest. A strong garrison of the Pig is currently on the way to the fortress. Cut off the garrison's way to the castle before they take up quarters there. Then capture the stronghold, but only destroy it to the degree necessary, as you will still need these walls.


I appreciate the depth of strategic thinking Stronghold requires from the player, and even more, the world editor, which allows you to design a map to the greatest level of detail and reflect nature's beauty in it.

Acknowledging the great work many authors have contributed to the Stronghold Community here, I created a set of 66 missions to conquer medieval Germany. The missions have been grouped into several campaigns and feature dozens of real-life maps, including dozens of original German castles, based on their original footprint/construction plan. The missions also include a number of fictional maps reflecting Germany's scenery.

The remaining missions will be uploaded in stages within the coming weeks once I have completed my test run.

At 'very hard' settings, most of my missions are hard but feasible. However, like in real life, you will need to build your castles wisely. Build at least two walls, two gatehouses, and incorporate an outer ward to repel the enemy.

I am using Stronghold 1.41.
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amnesiak Hi,

For some reason this map starts to lag, just right before the plague event. The fps drops to 6. After a while it goes to normal, than fps drop again. Only happens with this map.
File Author
Hey - awkward. Sorry about that, not sure what causes this. I didn't experience that when running through this map. Anyone else having this experience?
amnesiak No worries.
I figured out what was the cause. Weird as it seems, but one of small gatehouses was causing the lag.
I build it after capturing the castle. As soon I demolish the gatehouse, lag is gone. Maybe it is something with unit pathfinding, don`t know.
Anyway thank you for great maps.

[Edited on 03/17/23 @ 08:05 AM]

File Author
Thank you - appreciate it. Also glad you found what caused it.

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