Can You Pet the Dog in Stronghold: Warlords? 80+ Community Questions Answered in New Q and A Video!

Can You Pet the Dog in Stronghold: Warlords? Over 80 Community Questions Answered in New Q&A Video!

New rapid fire Q&A answers community questions on war dogs, release date, economic campaigns, AI behaviour, map sizes, price, Steam exclusivity and more!

London, United Kingdom – December 18, 2019 — Firefly Studios teased new features, modes and units in a rapid fire Q&A video featuring over 80 community questions. Senior Programmer Matt Smith discusses everything from hot keys and talking peasants to the final unit count and DLC. He even addresses the central question of whether you’ll be able to pet the (war) dog in Stronghold: Warlords:


Watch the full Q&A:

After 20 years designing RTS titles, we have a good feel for what players want from Stronghold,” said Nick Tannahill, Marketing Director at Firefly Studios. “That doesn’t mean we can say yes to everything, but as a handful of devs working with our own engine we can at least try to add some of what the community asks for. Whether that’s something small like removing unit caps or a larger ask like adding a new type of campaign, we can adjust during development and really deliver for the fans who have been supporting us over the last two decades!


Firefly’s newest development diary update answers many of the latest Stronghold: Warlords community questions taken direct from the official Stronghold Discord. With queries surrounding the groundbreaking Warlords system, new city builder gameplay and eccentric cast of characters, Firefly’s latest entry in the legendary castle-builder series is set to be the most ambitious yet.


Covering a variety of topics, this new video reveals fresh details about the game and hints at upcoming events in their Discord:


  • An expected release on Steam mid-2020
  • Cow names
  • Modding through day one Steam Workshop support
  • Warlord recruitment and abilities
  • A possible new single player economic campaign teased
  • Units and AI characters featured in the game
  • Multiplayer details including map sizes and matchmaking


Scheduled for release on Steam in 2020, players can find out more about Stronghold: Warlords by visiting the game’s official website: and store page on Steam.


About Stronghold

The original ‘castle sim’ Stronghold combines the city-builder and real-time strategy genres, allowing you to design, build and siege historical castles. Now almost 20 years old, Stronghold has become a multi-million-selling franchise and household name for strategy and simulation gamers worldwide. A passion for large scale castle sieges, memorable characters, and British humor has earned Stronghold its enduring status in PC gaming as an RTS classic. Alongside six core titles selling seven million copies worldwide, the series has recently expanded to include free-to-play and mobile titles with over six million players of Stronghold Kingdoms, Firefly’s most successful entry in the series to date. For the latest news on Stronghold: Warlords visit or follow @fireflyworlds on Twitter.

About Firefly Studios

Firefly Studios is an independent PC and mobile game developer specializing in real-time strategy and MMO titles since 1999. Formed 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 five million registered players from over 100 different countries. Firefly has offices in the UK and US with 20 full-time staff. For more information visit their website at