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Guard tower


The Guard Tower will employ and house one Guard to protect your colony. The new Guard will need a bed in a house in order to spawn. However, once they are hired at the Guard Tower, that becomes their new residence and the bed in the house will open up for another new citizen (child or recruit). Colonists like feeling safe, so building Guard Towers close to colonists' work and homes can improve their happiness. Additionally, if you place Guard Towers near your colony border and level them up, your border will expand.

The Guard will patrol a set distance around their tower, which is based on their tower's level.

Building LevelMax Patrol Distance
180 blocks
2110 blocks
3140 blocks
4170 blocks
5200 blocks

Guard tower GUI

Main interface tab of the Guard tower 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.
    • Assigned Workers: Tells you the workers assigned to this building.
  • Controls:
    • Manage Workers: Lets you change which workers are assigned to work at this hut. Note: this only works if you have turned the worker hiring mode, in the Town Hall or in the hut itself, to manual, otherwise citizens will be hired automatically.
    • Recall Workers: Recalls the workers at this building to the building. You might use it if they are stuck somewhere, you want to see what they have, or want to give them something directly.
    • Build Options: Lets you create a build, upgrade, or repair build order for this hut. To learn more about the building system, please visit the Builder Builder Builder Builder Builder Builder Builder Builder Builder Builder Builder Builder page.
  • Request System:
  • 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.
Minimum stock tab of the Guard tower it's GUI
The second tab of the GUI is the minimum stock.

Use this button to tell the Guard tower to keep a minimum stock on hand. Set items will be displayed above the button.

Guard tool tab of the Guard tower it's GUI
The third tab of the GUI is the selection tools.

Click the Obtain Tools button to get the Guard Scepter. Right-clicking on a block with the Guard Scepter will set it as a guard spot or a patrol point.

Hostiles list tab of the Guard tower it's GUI
The fourth tab of the GUI is the hostiles.

You can tell the Guard which mobs to attack and which ones to ignore. All hostile mobs are set to **on** by default.

There are also two controls on the page:

  • The black box at the top is a search field.
  • Reset to default allows you to reset everything to on
Settings tab of the Guard tower it's GUI
The fifth tab of the GUI is the settings.
  • Task

    This is where you can choose if you want the Guard to patrol, follow, or guard.

    • Patrol

      The guard will patrol an area you designate in Patrol Settings.

    • Guard

      You can set one area for the Guard to stay in. When you click “Set Target”, you will be taken to the Selection Tools tab, where you can get the the Guard Scepter and designate the guard location.

    • Follow

      The guard will follow you around as your personal bodyguard, protecting you or fighting alongside you. They will even go outside the colony when following! You can designate how they follow you in Follow Settings.

    • Patrol Mine

      The Guard will patrol the level of a Mine . You must also assign that level in the Mine GUI.

  • Retreat on low health

    Here you can choose if the Guard will attempt to retreat when they have low health.

  • Hire Trainee

    If there is a vacancy at this tower, a new Knight or Archer can be hired from the respective training facility ( Archery for Archers Archers Archers Archers Archers Archers Archers Archers Archers Archers Archers Archers and Combat Academy for Knights Knights Knights Knights Knights Knights Knights Knights Knights Knights Knights Knights ) instead of an unemployed colonist. This setting only matters if Assign Colonists to Jobs is turned to Automatic in the Town Hall GUI.

  • Patrol Mode

    This is where you can choose how you want the Guard to patrol.

    • Automatic

      The Guard will patrol from hut to hut and back to their tower. They will only patrol huts within the patrol range of their tower.

    • Manual

      You can set the patrol route when you click on Set Positions. You will be taken to the Selection Tools tab, where you can get the the Guard Scepter and designate patrol positions for the Guard to patrol between. To delete patrol positions, simply get a new Guard Scepter and click a new patrol position. The old ones should disappear.

  • Follow Mode

    This is where you can choose how you want the Guard to follow you. If you choose Loose Grouping, the Guard will stay close to you, but not as close as if you choose Tight Grouping.


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