Note: The Combat Academy cannot be built until you have a level 3 Barracks (or three level 1 Barracks, or another equivalent) and have finished the research in the University .
The Combat Academy is where your Knights in Training will train to become Knights. This also allows them to level up without a risk of dying to mobs. A new Knight in Training will need a bed in a house in order to spawn. However, once they are hired at the Combat Academy, that becomes their new residence and the bed in the house will open up for another new citizen (child or recruit).
The number of students that can be trained at a time depends on the level of the Academy.
|Combat Academy Level||Max # of Students|
The Knights in Training require a sword and shield to practice. They will attack the practice dummies, a pumpkin on top of a bale of hay.
The Knights in Training are not actual Guards even though they will be dressed as Knight Guards. They will not help defend the colony.
Combat Academy GUI
When accessing the Combat Academy 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.
Hut Level: Tells you the type of hut and the build level of the building you have selected.
Assigned Workers: Tells you the worker assigned to this building.
Manage Workers: Lets you change which worker is assigned to work at this hut. There can only be one worker at each hut. Note: this only works if you have turned the worker hiring mode in the Town Hall block to manual, otherwise your citizens will be hired automatically.
Recall Worker: Recalls the worker at this building to their hut block. 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 page.
Pickup Priority: You can set the priority that a Courier will visit this hut and pick up items (when the worker at this hut issues a request), or you can tell Couriers to never visit this hut to pick up items. You can also tell a Courier to do a pickup now using the Request Pickup Now button. (For the pickup priority, 10 is the highest.)
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!
?: 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 that came with the hut). Clicking the ? button next to an item’s count will highlight the storage container it’s in.
The second tab of the GUI is Minimum Stock. It has one button:Use this button to tell the Combat Academy to keep a minimum stock on hand. Set items will be displayed above the button.