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How To Demolish Your Own Buildings
by Fabs & Tullia
Why Would I Want To?
You might be wondering “Why would I want to demolish my own buildings?”.
Well, you only get a certain number of build plots in each village, so later on in your game you may find you need room for a new building, but have no spaces left.
You may wish to delete obsolete crannies once you have got rid of your farmers, or you may want to destroy your academy once all researches you want have been made to give you extra room for more warehouses or granaries.
You don't get any resources back for demolishing things though, so this is not a reason
What Can I Get Rid Of Safely?
The following buildings can be destroyed once you have researched everything you want from them, without losing any upgrades they provide:
The following buildings can NOT be destroyed unless you are prepared to lose the bonuses:
- Flour Mill/Bakery
- Sawmill/Brickworks/Iron Foundry
- Tournament Square
- Trade Office
There is also the issue of demolishing your Residence or Palace. You can demolish either of these, and you won’t lose the villages you founded from them, but remember that they are a vital part of your defence against being conquered, and don’t get rid of them without a very good reason!
You can destroy your embassy and you don't get automatically kicked from the alliance or anything like that, but if you leave your alliance for any reason you won't be able to rejoin unless you rebuild it.
How Do I Do It?
There are two ways to demolish a building which will be outlined in this guide. Whilst one is quicker, it could also potentially cause problems and may also not be possible to do in all situations.
The two ways are:
Destruction via the Main Building
Destruction by Catapults