Last and final update! I extended the amount of time at the end to win. Also there is now a timer in the upper left corner of the screen. This should make it more fun to play. Thanks to everyone for their feedback. Look for the sequel coming soon.
A noble you be, but what good has it done for you? Twentieth in line for the throne, by your count, and no land of your own. At least you are a commander in the King's army. For ten long years now we have been at war, and it is starting to take a toll on the kingdom. Since ancient times we have relied upon the old trade route for much needed goods. Now, however, that trade is threatened. The trade route passes through the lands of Duke Truffe, also known as "The Pig". The gluttonous Pig has raised tariffs so high that we can no longer afford to feed and equip our army. Diplomacy has had no effect, so the King has decided to take further action. Supplying you with as many troops as can be spared, the King tasks you with securing the trade route. You must also gather supplies to requip your army, so that you may journey to the Pig's home castle and finish him. All lands seized from the Pig will fall unto you. Your birthright, nay, your destiny, awaits you! But be careful, you are not the only one who wants these lands...
If you fail to take over the castle during the initial seige and all your troops are killed the game will not end. This is due to "phantom engineers". Only way to fix that is to start over, so if this happens just restart the game.
You might not be able to build next to the large stone gatehouse. I do believe this is a known bug in Stronghold, and not specific to this map. If that happens, just delete it and rebuild.
Please note: In order to take the castle, you must kill all of the Pig's troops BEFORE the reinforcements arrive. If you do not, the castle will not cede, and you will lose.