Defender of the Crown Guides and Walkthroughs
The game is set in England in 1149 during the Middle Ages, where following the king's death, different factions are fighting for territorial control.
The player takes on the role of a Saxon (Wilfred of Ivanhoe, Cedric of Rotherwood, Geoffrey Longsword, or Wolfric the Wild) and tries to fight off the Norman hordes wrestle for control of England. Eventually, the player must fight for control of all territories, potentially those controlled by other Saxons, if they have become hostile. The player must amass armies and fight for control of opponents' fortresses. The player may engage enemy armies in battle and loot or lay siege to opposing castles. Territories can also be worn in periodic jousting contests. The player may strive to rescue a damsel in distress from time to time and can appeal for help from the legendary bandit Robin Hood.
The game's strategy boils down to a war of attrition as the player tries to amass larger armies than his opponents and manages to attack their territories at the right time.