Fortifications

Bailey
Works: Ditch and Rampart 3, Palisade 3, Gate -2,
Simple Gateworks 1
Cost: £ 10
Defense Value: 5
Upkeep: 1 1/2

Ditch and Rampart
Works: Ditch and Rampart (3)
Cost: £ 3 per two acres
Defense Value: 3
Upkeep: £ 1/2
A palisade is usually erected atop the rampart.
Note: A palisade requires at least one Gate for a two-acre enclosure

Gate, normal
Cost: £ 0
Defense Value: -2

Gate, postern
Cost: £ 0
Defense Value: -1

Gate, large
Cost: £ 0
Defense Value: -3

Gateworks, simple
Cost: £ 2
Defense Value: + 1 to a gate

Gateworks, complex
Cost: £ 4
Defense Value: + 2 to a gate

Moat, Wet
Work: Wet moat
Cost: £ 2
Defense Value: +4 to ditch
Upkeep: 1/2

Motte
Works: 30’ tall mound
Cost: £ 5
Defense Value: 4
Upkeep: 1/2

Motte, Double
Words: 60’ tall mound
Cost: £ 12
Defense Value: 6
Upkeep: 1

Motte, Fortified
Works: Ditch 2, Palisade 2, Postern gate -1, Gateworks 1
Cost: £ 5
Defense Value: 4
Total Defense Value including Motte: 8
Upkeep: 1 1/2

Motte and Bailey Castle
Works, outer: Bailey 5
Works, inner: Fortified Motte 8, Large Wooden Hall 2 = 10
Stronghold: Fortified Wooden Hall = 2
Cost £ 10
DV : 5/11/2
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-Rings of Defense: The motte and bailey castle has a unique feature among all these fortifications. Note that the motte defense (normally 8) is raised by the fortified hall (2). It contributes because the area of the motte is so small that defenders in the hall can help the defenders at the motte wall with archery and observations.

If the motte is successfully stormed, the hall still remains as a last-ditch defense. It acts as a concentric holdout. This feature becomes important and widespread in Late Phase castles. No other fortifications in the Early Phase work this way.

Palisade
Works: Palisade (3)
Cost: £ 5 per two acres
Defense Value: 3
Upkeep: £ 1
Note: Requires at least one Gate for a two-acre
enclosure

Wall, Curtain
Cost: Not applicable
Defense Value: 5
Note: Thanks to their height and structural integrity, curtain walls require a smaller professional garrison.

Wall, Rock
Works: Rock wall (3)
Cost: £ 10 per two acres
Defense Value: 2
Upkeep: 1
Note: Requires at least one Gate for a two-acre enclosure

Tower, Wooden
Cost: £ 15
Defense Value: 1 alone; 2 as part of larger works
Upkeep: £ 1

Tower, Stone
Cost: £50
Annual Maintenance: £1
Annual Glory: 5
Defense Value: 5

Town Enclosure, good
Works: Enclosure
Cost: £ 20
Defense Value: 4
Upkeep: 2

Fortifications

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