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The Guard Tower is a building which can be placed anywhere on the landscape to give an advance warning of an enemy attack. Any follower placed inside the tower will sound a warning bell whenever an enemy follower approaches. Pressing the space bar will then zoom to the tower. Since the Guard Tower does not need to be constructed next to an existing building, it can also be used to begin a new settlement.
Because of the height of the tower, any follower placed inside has improved abilities:
- The Shaman, Firewarriors and Preachers have their range increased
- Braves extend the look-out range
- Warriors can call for help, if the player presses B (http://web.onetel.net.uk/~lapinskas/strategy/interface.htm)
- Spies can unmask enemy Spies and hide all buildings and followers in their range from world view
Building the Guard Tower on top of high ground will extend these ranges even further.