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The Observation Post is the Gunpowder Age Gunpowder Age upgrade of the Lookout and serves the same purpose: it lifts the fog of war within a reasonably long range, making it an important early warning system. It also detects invisible units (such as Spies) within its line of sight.

Compared to the Lookout, it comes with +40 hit points and a significant increase in building cost, while all other stats remain the same: it is still a fragile structure as it has no armor and cannot attack ground units. It does have the ability to attack enemy air units by shooting arrows at them; however, it's the same fairly weak, low-ranged attack it's predecessor has.

Note that the building's line of sight does not increase with the upgrade - instead, it increases with each level of Science Science technology researched by +3 tiles.

Observation Posts are automatically upgraded to Air Defense Guns in the Industrial Age Industrial Age. This greatly improves their ability to combat upcoming aircraft while retaining their surveillance functionality.

Nation powers Edit

  • The Indian Power of Majesty: Observation Posts rise in cost at half their normal rate.
  • The Lakota Power of the Plains: Can build Observation Posts anywhere except in enemy territory.
  • The Maya Power of Architecture: Observation Posts have +25% hit points and are built 20% faster.