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This article refers to the adventure map location "Garrison", not the similar sounding hero "Gurnisson".

Horizontal Garrison Vertical Garrison
Vertical and horizontal garrisons as seen on the adventure map.

Garrison is a defensive location on the adventure map, generally used to guard a terrain ‘bottleneck’ on a map.

Up to seven stacks of creatures can be deposited in a Garrison. Players owning the Garrison and allies can travel through it without fighting the Garrison's force. However, an enemy must first defeat the Garrison's force before they can pass it. Garrisons without defense not belonging to the player or its allies should be flagged prior to passing, i.e you cannot figure out the route to a map object standing beyond that garrison, until you conquer it (which may cause misleading situations in which something important appears to be inaccessible or requiring long travel, while in fact it is close to you). Heroes cannot occupy a Garrison.

With the exception of the Anti-Magic Garrison (no spell may be cast during combat there), Garrisons do not give special defenses like walls, moats, or arrow towers.

Check Box: Troops Are Removable[edit]

This checkbox can only be used after installing Armageddon's Blade. It only appears in the map editor.

Removing troops from a Garrison is set by default, but can be unchecked to ensure that the creatures stay in the Garrison. If the map-editor does not want a player, human or computer to take the troops from a particular Garrison, then the map-editor can simply uncheck this box and the troops will remain there until they die in a combat. New troops can be put into such a Garrison by a player, but can't be taken back once added.

If the troops in the garrison are removable, there will be a flag on the first slot of the garrison. Otherwise, the troops are irremovable.

Horn of the Abyss[edit]

New appearances of Garrisons were added:

  • (removed in HotA v1.7.0)
  •     - for water terrain


See also[edit]