|“||Reports nearby enemy movements to players with Radios equipped.||„|
|— In-game description|
The Watch Tower is a reconnaissance defensive structure that constantly scans the surrounding landscape for any entities, hostile or friendly, and reports their location through Map Intelligence. It has a scanning diameter of 160 meters. This diameter is reduced to 120 meters, then to 80 meters, depending on the intensity of the Rain storm which is determined by the Weather System
Watchtowers provide the bulk of Map Intelligence over the course of world conquests. Watchtowers are a crucial element of logistics infrastructure as they provide Intel coverage over expanses of land too large for effective fortification. The construction, reconstruction and upkeep of watchtowers within the back-line of a World Conquest is typically in undertaking addressed by logistics personnel operating individually.
It is relatively flimsy and can be easily destroyed by heavy machine gun fire or Heavy explosives: e.g. 3 HE grenades or less than one magazine of 12.7mm machine gun.
Watch Towers cannot provide Map Intelligence for areas within 150m of a region border if the border is contested (red line).
The lifespan of a watch tower in the Rapid Decay Zone is 5 hours and 20 minutes.