Kick off is upon us! Every year First Robotics unveils a new challenge, this year it is Stronghold. Inspired by medieval combat, this years game teams must attack the opponents castle to weaken its defenses and take over. In the way of opposing teams are 5 defenses, 1 of which that is picked by the audience and same with the opposing team's defenses. In addition to the defenses there are secret passages from which you can move boulders to the outer works, and spies who observe the enemy team's robots and court yard from their side. This years game is harder than any other for the robot operators with over 10000 possible combinations of defenses. From kick-off we now have 6 weeks to make our robot and prepare to siege our enemy's stronghold.