Once the blacksmith has been erected, the barracks are ready to be built. It will cost $400 in supplies and $30 in raw materials. There is no limit to the number of buildings you can have up at once. They cannot be destroyed except by an enemy attack or natural disaster.
The building process is simple: Build a house, then go to work on another one. You can only have one barracks at a time, so when you are done building one, go ahead and build another one farther away from existing structures.
You need to gather some stone before starting to build your barracks. You can find good-quality stone near all permanent rivers out in the wilderness. When selecting a site for your barracks, look for ground that is level, free of trees, and close to a river if you want to harvest wood for fuel. Avoid building next to existing structures; these people might not mind if you rent out their space, but they will never want to live next to a barracks.
After choosing a location and clearing away any trees or bushes, it's time to start building. Go to your barracks and click "Build a House". The house will be constructed quickly using the resources available at the site. Once it's finished, the house will become yours.
Barracks provide additional soldiers for your army. There are different types of barracks, which affect how many soldiers they produce. Barracks can only be built in certain cities or on certain land. Each country has a limit on the number of barracks it can have active at any one time.
There are three types of barracks: infantry, cavalry and artillery. An infantry barrack produces 500 men per year, while a cavalry barrack produces 200 men and an artillery barrack produces 100 men.
To determine how many units of each type of barracks you need, divide the total number of soldiers by the number needed per unit. So if the total number of soldiers is 7,500 and each unit requires 50 men, you would need 3 artillery units, 6 cavalry units and 9 infantry units.
For example, let's say you want to create an army of 20,000 men. You would need to build 20,000/50 = 40 barracks. 60% of the buildings are infantry barracks so you should build 24 of them.
The primary function of barracks is to segregate troops from civilians and to enhance discipline, training, and esprit de corps. They've been dubbed "army discipline factories." In modern armies, barracks usually consist of small single-story structures with a roof that is either flat or hipped. There may be as few as three rooms per barrack or as many as eight, depending on the army's needs. Each room is designed for certain activities; for example, one room might be set aside for sleeping while another serves as a kitchen or dining area. A bathroom usually consists of a shower or bathtub divided by a curtain into two stalls.
In addition to housing soldiers, barracks also provide them with protection from the elements. Most have roofs that can be raised or lowered using crankshaft mechanisms called "draw hooks". This allows the commander to regulate how high the soldiers must build their shelters. Barracks can also have walls that open or close in order to control how much sunlight enters the structure.
There are several types of barracks. Troops who are being trained for specific tasks or locations are assigned to company-size groups called "battalions". These units often have separate barracks for officers and men. If there is enough space, battalions can be split up among several barracks.
While there are some limits and high standards for cleanliness, barracks life may be similar to apartment or dorm living, providing military members with a quiet room to unwind, hang out with friends, play video games, and more.
Barracks have four to six rooms each with its own bathroom and kitchen. They usually stand alone but some campsites have been built into forests near other military facilities for security.
There are also family barracks that can hold up to 12 people. They are usually divided into two separate rooms with a common area in between. One parent stays in one room while the other parent stays in the other room with their children. The parents' rooms have two single beds and a desk, while the children's rooms have three bunk beds.
For those who prefer privacy, trailers are available for rent. Each trailer is about 20 feet long and 6 feet wide with a ceiling height of about 10 feet. They come with their own bathroom but you will need to bring your own food and water because there are no restaurants or stores within walking distance at any camp site.
The standard pay rate for soldiers is $0.50 per hour; however, certain positions may be paid more. There are also additional bonuses for those who serve for certain lengths of time.