The Military School provides the new defensive weapon Bombards, which 'fires randomly' and lacks accuracy but deals splash damage. We can now own more castles.
The limit on the number of castles be can control is increased with the latest update from Firefly, and armies gain faster speeds, and in-game Factions are disbanding.
“With the Age system it has always been our intent to provide each game world with a sense of progression. In previous Ages this meant changing the gameplay rule set to keep Kingdoms fresh for players and evolve the design according to their feedback. With the Fourth Age we have once again introduced new gameplay rules, but for the first time ever the game has also taken a step forward in time," explains Firefly Studios.
"Today’s update adds the Fourth Age, introducing the Military School as well as several changes to the core gameplay rule set. Gunpowder has been introduced with Bombards, a new defensive castle structure unlocked through the Military School. This new weapon fires randomly and therefore lack a certain degree of accuracy, however it makes up for this with the ability to deal splash damage! We’re very excited about this new addition to players’ defensive armoury and are keen to hear feedback on how it can be best used to obliterate their foolish attackers.”
A full changelog of the Fourth Age for Stronghold Kingdoms is available.