|Battle of Xin Castle|
|Meng Da's forces||Wei|
|Meng Da||Sima Yi|
The Battle of Xin Castle or alternatively known as the Xincheng Rebellion was a conflict between Meng Da, who had recently defected to Shu, and Sima Yi of Wei. Zhuge Liang attempted to collaborate with Meng into making joint attacks to Wei's western provinces, but Sima Yi defeated Meng Da before he could join up with Shu.
Role in GamesEdit
The stage appears in Dynasty Warriors 5: Xtreme Legends as the Legend mode stage for Sima Yi, Cao Pi and Xu Huang, with the latter two scoffing at Meng Da's wavering loyalties. As soon as the stage starts, Sima Yi notices clear reluctance in Meng Da's men, so he orders that the enemy generals simply be defeated in order to convince Meng Da's soldiers to desert their lord. While the Wei forces are attacking Meng Da's generals, a messenger reports that Zhuge Liang and Shu reinforcements would arrive soon to assist the rebellion. Once all four of Meng Da's generals are defeated, Xin Castle's gatekeepers will open the castle, allowing the Wei forces to slay the treacherous general. If the Wei forces take too long, Shu reinforcements will begin appearing, and they will delay the defection of the enemy gatekeepers. If the Shu troops arrive, Sima Yi will order that the access points be taken to keep any more reinforcements from arriving. If Zhuge Liang appears, then the victory objective changes to defeating both him and Meng Da. Once Meng Da is slain, he insults Sima Yi for harbouring personal intentions, but the strategist snidely replies that he must still bide his own time until he is ready.