I remember looking at this set in the year 2000’s catalogue, and I thought that it might be fun to play with, especially if I had a friend opponent, and I would siege his castle. That was 6 years ago, when I was 13; now, I wouldn't dream of buying this set for its own qualities. I would buy it for minifigs (although there are pathetically few of them), for the parts, and for the prison section of the main vehicle. In itself, the set is hardly worth anything, especially if it has less minifigs than vehicles. The vehicles are quite well designed, but I don't like the colour scheme and the wheels' new design, it looks much worse than the old design. The main vehicle looks rather flimsy, and unsteady, and it seems unsuitable for its purpose; however, its prison is quite good, and would be useful in Lego castles and MOCs. The ballista is very juniorised, it's like an anti-aircraft missile launcher, and is the only siege engine I dislike in there.
Like the set we reviewed a couple of weeks ago, the coloured knights' fort (a wall section with gates and three defenders), this set lacks a counterpart.
Playability: 9/10 (provided there is a fort to siege)
Nostalgia: 2/10 (it was slightly after my time)
Average score: 6/10
Not a great set, very mediocre.