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The Barracks is the ultimate protection for your colony. Each Barracks can hold multiple Barracks Tower within its structure. The Barracks Tower (unlike the normal Guard tower ) will employ and house one Guard for every level built, for a total of 5 Guards per Barracks Tower ! Each new Guard will need a bed in a Residence House in order to spawn. However, once they are hired at the Barracks Tower , that becomes their new residence and the bed in the house will open up for another new citizen. Currently, all official-style Barracks contain 4 Barracks Towers for a total of 20 Guards per Barracks for your colony. However, custom styles can have more or fewer than 4 Barracks Towers. Colonists like feeling safe, so building Barracks close to colonists' work and homes can improve their happiness.

Building LevelMax # of Barracks Tower Max Level of Barracks Tower

Note: The Barracks has slightly higher border expansion than other buildings. See the border system page for more information.

Barracks GUI

Main tab of the Barracks it's GUI

The first tab of the GUI is the main interface.

  • Header:
    • Building Name: Shows the name of the building, including the level of the building.
    • Pencil: Allows you to rename the building. The level of the building will always be listed after the name.
    • Current Barbarian Position and Last Barbarian Spawn: A tracker system for Barbarians. Note: you can only see the current barbarian position if you have hired spies (see below) during the current raid.
  • Controls:
  • Footer:
    • Info Button: Some huts have an in-game guide. Press the ? button to access it.
    • Inventory: Here you can access the hut block’s storage, where the worker at this hut takes and deposits materials. They will also use any racks that were placed in the hut when it was built or upgraded, so be sure to check those as well!
    • Chest Icon: Click this button to see all the items in the hut’s storage (including the hut block’s inventory and any racks that came with the hut). Clicking the ? button next to an item’s count will highlight the storage container it’s in.
Hiring spies tab of the Barracks it's GUI

The second tab of the GUI is the hiring spies.

Before each raid, you are able to hire spies for 5 gold per raid, these spies will go out into the world and if barbarians are spotted, the spies will tell you exactly where the barbarians are.

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