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The Fortress is a defensive building of the Industrial Era from the War Machine scenario in Civilization VI: Gathering Storm. It is built in the City Center district.

  • Effects:
    • +300 Outer defense

Strategy[]

The Fortress raises the strength of your outer defenses to withstand all but the most concentrated assaults.

Civilopedia entry[]

When cannon came to combat, those old, high, straight city walls didn’t stand up very well. Thanks to the unrelenting warfare in Italy during the Renaissance, military engineers there devised the “star fort” (more properly, the trace italienne) in the mid-15th Century AD. The design of a star fortress is evident from any sketch: a flat, low- and thick- and slope-walled structure composed of many triangular bastions, so positioned as to provide covering fire for each other, all surrounded by a glacis to deflect cannonballs and a ditch to deter infantry. Star forts were used by Michelangelo in his defensive designs for Florence, and later the concepts were refined by the engineer Peruzzi (for Siena) and by the author Scamozzi. Against the oft-invading French and Hapsburgs, Italian cities soon dispensed with traditional fortifications and surrounded their cities with star forts. The efficacious design spread out of Italy in the 1530s and 1540s to become the standard across Europe by the time of the great military engineer Vauban.

Trivia[]

Civilization VI Buildings [edit]
City Center Buildings PalaceGranaryMonument (Old God Obelisk3) • Water Mill (Palgum1) • Ancient WallsMedieval WallsRenaissance Walls (Tsikhe R&F-Only.png) • SewerFlood Barrier GS-Only.pngFortress2Headquarters2Nilometer2Obelisk2
Campus Buildings LibraryUniversity (Alchemical Society3MadrasaNavigation School1) • Research Lab
Theater Square Buildings Amphitheater (Marae GS-Only.png) • Archaeological MuseumArt MuseumBroadcast Center (Film Studio)
Holy Site Buildings ShrineTemple (Prasat1Stave Church) • CathedralDar-e MehrGurdwaraMeeting HouseMosquePagodaStupaSynagogueWat
Encampment Buildings Barracks (Basilikoi Paides1) • Stable (Ordu R&F-Only.png) • ArmoryMilitary Academy
Commercial Hub Buildings Market (Sukiennice1) • Bank (Gilded Vault3Grand Bazaar GS-Only.png) • Stock ExchangeGuildhall2
Harbor Buildings LighthouseShipyardSeaport
Industrial Zone Buildings WorkshopFactory (Electronics Factory) • Power PlantCoal Power Plant GS-Only.pngOil Power Plant GS-Only.pngNuclear Power Plant GS-Only.png
Preserve1 Buildings Grove1Sanctuary1
Entertainment Complex Buildings Arena (Tlachtli) • Zoo (Thermal Bath GS-Only.png) • Stadium
Water Park R&F-Only.png Buildings Ferris Wheel R&F-Only.pngAquarium R&F-Only.pngAquatics Center R&F-Only.png
Neighborhood Buildings Food Market R&F-Only.pngShopping Mall R&F-Only.png
Dam GS-Only.png Building Hydroelectric Dam GS-Only.png
Aerodrome Buildings HangarAirport
Government Plaza R&F-Only.png Buildings Ancestral Hall R&F-Only.pngAudience Chamber R&F-Only.pngWarlord's Throne R&F-Only.pngForeign Ministry R&F-Only.pngGrand Master's Chapel R&F-Only.pngIntelligence Agency R&F-Only.pngQueen's Bibliotheque GS-Only.pngNational History Museum R&F-Only.pngRoyal Society R&F-Only.pngWar Department R&F-Only.png
Diplomatic Quarter1 Buildings Consulate1Chancery1
Walled Quarter2 Buildings Keep2Mass Grave2Plague Hospital2
1 Requires a DLC2 Specific scenarios only • 3 Secret Societies mode only

R&F-Only.png Added in the Rise and Fall expansion pack.
GS-Only.png Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.

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