HOW TO: Blackstaff DLC Mission #4: Rat’s Revenge
After taking Silverback’s castle the three rats move on you to try and take back this keep. They come from all angles as you desperately try to pump out as many archers as possible.
- Defending Siege -
At the beginning you will be given a hand full of archers and a hand full of swordsman. Take your swordsman and move them along the sneaky eastern path you exploited in the last mission. Just camp them at the most northern part of it (before you turn east) and they will catch all of the archer spawns that try and pick off your lord.
Now, to castle improving. There is only one real weakness in your wall, there is a single skirt that is unconnected to the castle, delete the skirt and replace it with a wall. You will find this skirt along the eastern side of the castle in the south. If you fully wall off your castle along the eastern front it will bug out the AI so they will attack north.
You will want to make two mangronel towers. You do this by going to your tower building section and create two siege towers. These siege towers can have either mangronels or ballistas mounted on them. Mangronels will deal area of effect damage and decimate his armies.
From here continue to produce fletchers to increase your archer producing abilities and continue to mount the wall with archers. Eventually a southern flank will open which is answerable by having some archers on the old giant tower that the rats had in place.
At no point should the rats be able to break down any walls because archers on a wall out range catapults.
With this basic setup you should be able to beat this level