|Available in||Stronghold 2|
The guard post is a civilian building in Stronghold 2.
The guard's responsibility is to prevent crime around the castle. Every so often, workers will turn into criminals and attempt to steal food from the granary. The guard will only run to stop the criminal when he started closing in on the granary, provided a courthouse has been built. He will then lead him to the dungeon.
Guards can also randomly uncover enemy thieves' disguise by passing near, immediately converting them. Discovered thieves will immediately draw fire from ranged units.