Stronghold(s): Dead Animal Ammo, Beta

The Stronghold news is twofold:

1) You can vote for the type of dead animal ammo for trebuchets to be featured in in Stronghold 3 just here. The choice is between a senile donkey, a cage of rabid otters, a retired dancing bear, or a sack of diseased badgers. Internet: you decide!

2) The Stronghold Kingdoms MMO is now in beta. You can play it if you wish.

Stronghold! I might change my name to Stronghold. “Stronghold Rossignol” has a certain ring to it. That is not news. I am just being flippant.


  1. the wiseass says:

    Rossignol already hace a nice ring to it, reminds me of a flamboyant swashbuckler, ready to conquer the hearts of damsels in distress by swashbuckling his way through hordes of enemy swordsmen, with his trusty saber and a dirty limerick on his lips.

    • stahlwerk says:

      “So it is you again, Rossignol,” the Cardinal said, twirling his thin moustache with gloved fingers “you will never find the Spaniards gold, en garde!”

    • icupnimpn2 says:

      Call me a traditionalist, but I’m fond of good ol’ Jom Rissignol.

    • Kommissar Nicko says:

      Couldn’t you be Jim “Stronghold” Rossignol, the Master Rook, the Brickiron Bastard?

  2. Jonathan says:

    The only good animal ammo is a dead animal ammo.

    • the wiseass says:

      Monty Python thought us that the only good animal ammo is a cow.

    • Altemore says:

      I disagree. I mean, what is better, a dead dancing bear which may, if you’re lucky, crush someone? Or a live bear on PCP which will land, hopefully on a person, then go on a drug-fuelled rampage of utter destruction?
      I think the choice is clear.

    • Jonathan says:

      Good luck getting your PCP-bejobbered bear to sit on the catapult.

    • Altemore says:

      What if we, uh, put it into a round cage or something? Damn, you’ve got me beat. I thought I was the new oppenheimer for a moment there…

    • clive dunn says:

      ‘Now i am become otters, the destroyer of worlds’

    • stahlwerk says:

      We need the right to arm (our catapults with) bears.

    • DrGonzo says:

      You put the bear on the catapult and then give it the PCP obv.

    • Jambe says:

      Clive, that was funny.

      That is all.

      Well, wait. Yay for two kindsa Stronghold.


  3. kikito says:

    What? No Cows? I’m outraged.

  4. Pijama says:

    Cows, definitely.


  5. noobnob says:

    How about using the corpses of your fallen enemies as dead ammo instead?

  6. Toby says:

    Hnnnng, I want Stronghold 3. Been playing the alpha of Kingdoms for a few months too.

  7. jti says:

    They totally missed the Monty Python moment there. I has a sad.

  8. mandrill says:

    How about wooden rabbits?

  9. Junior says:

    Oh god, how do they expect me to make that kind of choice?

    I might have to see if I can vote once for each and see if they put them all in…

  10. frags says:

    You have to pay money to have a freakin’ build queue ie to be able to build more than one structure.

    • D says:

      I agree with the above statement, but will add explanation: Stronghold kingdoms is not really worth your time, unless you’re a big fan of the Travian style webbrowser games.

    • A-Scale says:

      Stronghold Kingdoms != Stronghold 3, for the record.

    • Maykael says:

      I stop playing during the tutorial because of this dick-move… Hell to monetize an online experience…

      Excited about Stronghold 3 though.

  11. Spatula says:

    now -if it were a sack of diseased and ANGRY HONEY BADGERS, then methinks there’d be no competition

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  12. A-Scale says:

    Thank GOD They are going back to the old art style. It looks beautiful! I love Firefly!

  13. Jahkaivah says:

    “…his name?”

    “They call him… Stronghold Rossignol”

    *The room fills with frightened whispers.*

  14. Navagon says:

    No small yapping dog option? Small yapping dogs should only ever be used as ammunition!

  15. Neil says:

    The writing is awful. Commas and apostrophes are thrown in haphazardly but are mostly omitted where they should be used. Sentence structure is laughable, and even spelling is poor (“dependant”).

    This level of illiteracy is a big turn-off. Seriously, can no one in the office write above a 5th grade level?

    Game seems to be standard Travian-style with nicer graphics and a castle-building element.