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Note: The Barracks cannot be built until you have a level 3 Guard Tower (or three level 1 Guard Towers, or another equivalent) and have finished the research in the University.

The Barracks is the ultimate protection for your colony. The Barracks will hold 4 Barracks Towers within its structure. The Barracks Towers (unlike the normal Guard Towers) will employ and house one Guard for every level built! Each new Guard will need a bed in a 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. Each Barracks Tower can house and employ 5 Guards for a total of 20 Guards for your colony. Colonists like feeling safe, so building Barracks close to colonists’ work and homes can improve their happiness.

Barracks Level Max # of Barracks Towers Max Level of Barracks Towers
1 1 1
2 2 2
3 3 3
4 4 4
5 4 5

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





Barracks GUI


When accessing the House’s hut block by right-clicking on it, you will see a GUI with different options. You start on the main tab:

  • Pencil: Allows you to rename the building. The level of the building will always be listed after the name.

  • Barracks Level: This tells you the type of hut and the build level of the building you have selected.

  • 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.

  • 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 page.

  • Hire Spies: This option is only available after the hut is level 3. Here you can hire spies during raids.
    Hiring Spies

  • Inventory: This opens an inventory space where you can store anything you like, as the citizens staying in the hut don’t use it.

  • ?: Some huts have an in-game guide. Press the ? button to access it.

  • A chest icon: Click this button to see all the items in the hut’s storage (including the hut block’s inventory and any racks in the hut). Clicking the ? button next to an item’s count will highlight the storage container it’s in.

Minimum stock GUI

The second tab of the GUI is Minimum Stock. It has one button:

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

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