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- Stronghold Legends Walkthrough
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• Win: Capture Keep.
• Lose: Vlad Dies.
Available Troops: None
Available Buildings: None
Number of starting Troops: 65 Archers, 61 Men-At-Arms, 10 Laddermen, 6 Stake Hurlers, 3 Cats, 2 Manlets, 1 Siege Tower
You need to take the castle in this mission - and it's rather easy to destroy it and take it - however, before you go diving in killing enemies you don't need to - all you need to do is capture the village hall at the top of the hill. And there are two bonuses achieved by not killing enemies when it isn't needed; firstly, you save troops, but secondly, at the start of the second mission, you are any enemy troops are automatically converted to your own troops. So the question is now, where to attack that will cost the least amount of lives? Well, that part is simple as well! At the start of the mission, send your archers to the left of your cats and wait for several moments - several enemy archers are patrolling exactly where you need to be, and you can kill them before they get in range otherwise several of your spearmen will die (at least).
Once they have been killed, send your troops directly to the left of where you are to the trees, and then straight up the map. Don't send them to the second location first, or they will take the lazy way out of cutting the corner and get killed by the troops on the castle walls. Next, send your stake hurlers further forward and take out all the troops on the wall to the far left. Once they've been killed, send them back - you'll need them for the next mission.
Now, send all your laddermen in towards the corner you cleared out along with your siege tower. And almost instantly, send your archers into the wall along with your spearmen. These will help to make sure your laddermen don't get picked off. Next, time your cross from the wall so that the patrolling macemen do not attack your troops.
However, you could also send your stake hurlers in further and take the enemy stake hurlers out - this would greatly reduce the casualties that you experience. Apart from that, just charge at the keep, and you'll easily capture it! But remember - the less enemy troops you kill, the more you will have at the start of the next mission!
You can download a saved game of this mission here in the downloads section.