New Stronghold: Warlords’ Gameplay Shows Off Customisable Castle Defences

Eradicate attackers with explosive gunpowder, apex predators, archers and more!

London, UK — July 2, 2020 — Firefly Studios has just unveiled 10 minutes of fresh gameplay for their upcoming feudal RTS, revealing six customisable siege defences available in the game at launch on September 29th. Living up to the series’ legacy as a ‘castle sim’, today’s reveal has everything from caged tigers to gunpowder traps and frontline barricades:

Check out the new castle traps -

To defend against the 16 unique troop types and 10 siege weapons in Stronghold: Warlords, players will be able to customise their walls with traps and bolster outer defences. From classic Stronghold staples to new gunpowder-fuelled defensive traps unique to this new entry in the series, Stronghold: Warlords will give players plenty of options for dealing with an approaching siege force.

New defensive options range from proximity traps to those players must trigger manually. So while a tiger will break free from its cage and attack approaching troops (and your own if you’re not careful!) gunpowder trails must be set off by arrow fire or other incendiary triggers. Used in tandem, players can decide how and when their web of traps will  most effectively disrupt enemy siege attacks.

Wooden defences will also be included in initial campaign missions and early skirmish mode play, giving players cheaper options for erecting a quick defence early on. These include Arrow Towers, castle wall Hoardings and wooden Barricades, all of which serve as excellent secondary defences for those inclined to turtle during a mission or multiplayer match.

However they decide to customise their castle, players will be able to do so with even more defences and traps available at launch on September 29th. Scheduled for release via Steam, players can find out more about Stronghold: Warlords by visiting the game’s official website:

About Stronghold: Warlords

The latest 'castle sim' RTS from Firefly Studios, Stronghold: Warlords allows you to recruit, upgrade and command AI warlords across the battlefield. Each warlord under your command boosts your strategic prowess with their own unique perks, characteristics and upgradeable abilities. Use them to boost your industry, fortify defences or team up for a pincer attack! Each campaign mission, skirmish game and multiplayer battle means a fresh set of warlords to command and new strategic depth. Stronghold: Warlords is Firefly's first game to recreate the castle economies of the Far East, allowing you to command Mongol hordes, imperial warriors and samurai clansmen as you lay siege to Japanese castles and fortified Chinese cities. Besiege historical warlords using new gunpowder-fuelled siege weapons and a completely new way to play Stronghold. For the latest news on Stronghold: Warlords visit
About Firefly Studios

Firefly Studios is an independent PC games developer specializing in real-time strategy and MMO titles since 1999. Formed by Simon Bradbury and Eric Ouellette of Caesar and Lords of the Realm fame, the company has brought to market many high profile and commercially successful strategy games. These include the Stronghold series with lifetime sales of seven million and Stronghold Kingdoms, which currently has over seven million registered players. Firefly has offices in the UK and US with around 30 full and part-time staff. For more information visit their website at or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.