The Smith is a lengthy piece that was ultimately hacked into 2 parts for use within the game, and consequently the continuity of this piece was somewhat lost. It is amongst the only new battle music in Stronghold 2. For those of you who played the original Stronghold you most likely were very aware that we reused much of the music from Stronghold. Needless to say this was simply an issue of time. I would have loved to compose entirely new music but it just wasn’t possible given our schedules. Instead I concentrated on creating mostly new peacetime tunes. The Smith was an exception and has plenty of drama as well as suspense (good to play this one LOUD!). I have recombined the 2 halves of this music into a composite, as it was originally intended to be heard.