For every village and capital in Stronghold Kingdoms™, there is also a castle. The castle is where all defensive structures and units are placed to fend off, or at least attempt to fend off, any incoming attacks. In the centre of the screen is the keep, which may be upgraded by researching Castellation. The keep is the target for attacking armies, who will try to reach its centre in order to complete their missions.
The white square border around the castle shows the build zone. All defensive structures and troops, except Tunnellers' tunnels, must be placed within the build zone. Likewise, attacking troops may only be placed outside this border at the start of an attack.
Building a Castle
The castle is built in much the same way as the village. Once the required structures are placed, click the confirm button, found at the bottom of the interface to right of the screen. If you wish to cancel the buildings that were just placed, click cancel. Building castle structures takes time and requires resources from your village. Deleting castle structures before they are completed will return the resources required for building. Deleting any structures once they after completion will not return the resources.
TIP: Build time may be significantly decreased by playing certain strategy cards, such as Master Mason.
TIP: An unenclosed castle incurs a -13 popularity penalty in your village, so do make sure it is enclosed at all times, particularly after attacks.
TIP: When placing Towers, Gatehouses and other castle buildings over already existing walls, there will be a gap in your walls until the building is completed. Be sure to take this into account when expanding your castle!
TIP: After an attack, repair your castle by clicking the building status button in the interface to the right of the screen, then click repair. Please see the image to the right.
The Advanced Options function allows you to memorize and restore both troops and castle structure placements.
Once you have placed castle structures click on Memorize Infrastructure. Then if those structures are destroyed in an attack clicking on Restore will place them again exactly the same, presuming you have enough stone/wood/iron to place them.
Once you have set up your troops in the way you want them click on the Memorize Troops button. Then if those troops are removed by you to attack or killed in battle you can click on Restore and as long as you have the troops available in your barracks they will be placed back in the same positions.
The White Line
You will notice a square white line around your keep. This line signals the start of an attacking force's countdown timer for both pillages and ransacking. This line also sets the area within which all castle structures are built. You may place castle structures and troops up to this line; however, tunnels may be placed outside it. During attacks, the number of troops crossing this line will determine the size and or amount of buildings being ransacked or pillaged.
TIP: It's a good idea to make the area immediately behind the white line as heavily-fortified as possible; the further away from the keep you can keep the enemy, the less damage they'll be able to do.
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