I bought a copy of stronghold a week ago. I hoped the updated rules would be included...but they were not.I guess this is a copy from Essen convention. Portal games announced that they will send the rules to the people who bought these copies. The question is...when? This question has been asked again and is still not answered. Another issue is the "Skip the text,watch the tutorial" inducement on the first page of the rules. Is that a joke? 45 days from Essen and they did not find a couple of hours to make the video?
The rules, supplement, and FAQ are currently avaialbe for download: Stronghold 2nd Edition Rules - if you bought your copy at retail and the rules were not updated, I apologize. It is very likely that this was an Essen copy.
We will be providing rulebook replacements for anyone that purchased the game at Essen. They will be a Free item in our webstore and should be available as soon as next week to order.
The video is currently in production. This will be a series of videos as it is a great deal of material to cover and takes us much longer that a few hours to produce. The first video in the series will be posted next week as well.