Mods / Bulwark (discontinued)

Category: #Other #Tweak
Author: Lastelle
Side: Both
Created: Nov 1st 2023 at 8:01 PM
Last modified: Dec 19th 2023 at 6:19 PM
Downloads: 2567
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Latest file for v1.18.15: 1-click install

Looking for modders interested in continuing the mod


This mods adds a new way of claiming area: Strongholds

  • Strongholds are bound to a flag that has to be placed at the surface (by default maxium 10 blocks under world generated ground)
  • They prevent player from placing other blocks than siege equipment in 96x96x96 area
    (ore bombs, gabions and Rusty Shell siege gun are considered siege equipment)
  • They send notifications to its members when needed (when attacked, captured or lost)
  • They require high quantity of food to be kept active (up to 4 containers containing food can be placed around the flag)
  • They can be captured by other players if they capture its flag

As well as logistic posts

  • Logistic posts allow to bind multiple food storages to a single flag, even cellars
  • They have to share the same banner as the flag's, capturing them will therefore stop supplying the stronghold

As well as barricades

  • Barricades are cheap blocks that can be placed even in enemy strongholds
  • They need to be broken multiple time before actually disappear
  • They are unstable and cannot be placed one on another


  • It is the player that captures the flag that owns the stronghold.
  • Flags can be swapped during capture (most colours are supported but there is not available motif yet)
  • They can be named by their claimant using /stronghold name <name>. It allows more in depth notifications as well as displaying a HUD notification to players when they enter it
  • Its claimant can grant access to a single player group by using /stronghold league <group name> and revoke it using /stronghold stopleague <group name>
  • By default, 1 food satiety allows a stronghold to hold for 0.0001 days
  • Breaking blocks or killing a player in one of its (or group's) stronghold increases its siege intensity which requires to supply even more food to maintain it, allowing to conquer a town or fort by cutting its access to food
    This is also applied by Sabre au clair mercenaries and tamed locust
  • By default, stone-based blocks all require at least a copper pickaxe to break, metal-based doors at least a bronze pickaxe, board-based doors at least a copper axe and crude door a stone axe.


Mod config :


claimDurationPerSatiety (float)    = 0.0025 (duration in day per satiety in the cellar)

undergroundClaimLimit (int)        = 10     (how deep can a flag be raised underground)

allStoneBlockRequirePickaxe (bool) = true


What to expect

  • Siege ladders that can be pushed away
  • Stronghold upgrades (healing buffs, notifications about nearby players movement or actions)
  • Compatibility with RustyShell
  • Ability to capture players

Version For Game version Downloads Release date Changelog Download 1-click mod install*
v0.0.8 962 Dec 19th 2023 at 6:19 PM Show Install now
v0.0.7 354 Nov 20th 2023 at 8:25 PM Show Install now
v0.0.6 191 Nov 19th 2023 at 8:21 PM Show Install now
v0.0.5 306 Nov 14th 2023 at 6:35 PM Show Install now
v0.0.4 309 Nov 7th 2023 at 8:18 PM Show Install now
v0.0.3 151 Nov 5th 2023 at 8:46 PM Show Install now
v0.0.2 134 Nov 4th 2023 at 9:18 PM Show Install now
v0.0.1 160 Nov 1st 2023 at 8:02 PM Show Install now

20 Comments (oldest first | newest first)

💬 LastelleAuthor, Jun 19th at 7:27 AM

Cantos I've added the link to the repo, in case you want to use it

💬 Cantos, Jun 19th at 2:02 AM


Are you still looking for a modder to take over this mod? I'd like to experiment with this mod on a server, but I'd need access to the code to try and update it.

💬 LastelleAuthor, Apr 19th at 6:54 AM

I've updated the names and descriptions, thank you so much by the way!

💬 Marlim, Apr 18th at 1:02 AM

I heard that you have ended your activities as a modder on Vintage Story and are offering the mods.
It might be better to make this clearer by putting up a warning, or a “discontinued mod” banner, so that people are aware and might want to continue their mods.
Personally, I love your work on Vintage Story.


💬 Mohandar, Nov 24th 2023 at 12:34 PM


The idea as said is awesome in concept, likely the best and most accurate; but if you haven't some NPC that represents those citizens(or guards) you're basically "making it up" that they are there and exist, kinda like an immaginary friend.
I don't think that adding a random  number  of NPCs from Sabre au Clair tho is the definitive solution because they need to be proportionate  to the food rations you're giving at your stronghold  to maintain it.
Something like X food = X npcs, X+1 food = X+1 npcs (food needed is proportional to the number of npc and vice versa).
We don't even need a fancy A.I. for the NPCs either, they can be client side holograms for what it matter for  a simpler implementation, but they have to be there somehow to back it up the core concept of the whole thing.
Of course if they (or just some of them,  like 50% [additional guards]) also have a role in the defense system may be even better.

💬 LastelleAuthor, Nov 24th 2023 at 11:43 AM


The idea behind using food as material is both realism and balance. You can't just make an unreachable fortress without a single parcel of farmland and still hope to be safe without a single member logged in and therefore not a single food consumed by players. Players have to maintain and protect large agricultural areas to maintain their stronghold. NPCs can be added using Sabre au Clair which is has some compatiblity features with this mod, but anyway, almost everyone part of a city or stronghold are / were non-fighters

Thanks for the suggestions

💬 Mohandar, Nov 22nd 2023 at 4:12 PM

"They require high quantity of food to be kept active (up to 4 containers containing food can be placed around the flag)"


are the strongholds full of NPCs that maintain it? otherwise using food as resource to maintain them results to be almost silly; its members already provide for their food.
With some NPC guarding the strongold it would be  instead an awesome thing, other than a  pretty accurate one. And in that scenario, the more NPC you want to have the more food you must provide.
Otherwise other materials for maintenance should be considered as wood and stone as a simplier fix.
Or even more simple if the food requirement is disableable by the config.

btw for the siege mechanic;  even cooler would be if the siege must be triggered as a whole event when the invaders choose to commence.

💬 Samino2, Nov 12th 2023 at 2:50 AM

Heya, after some multiplayer testing here a feedback:

-Peoples can't see the flag going up
-The flag go directly down after being up

-Say there is no more food even with container full of food aroud it

💬 Samino2, Nov 7th 2023 at 9:34 PM



Thanks a lot, sorry for all the trouble I will try to experiment this ^^

💬 LastelleAuthor, Nov 7th 2023 at 8:38 PM


Here's an example (for oreblasting bombs)

Check for more informations

{ "file": "game:blocktypes/cloth/oreblastingbomb", "op": "add", "path": "/attributes", "value": { "siegeEquipment": true }}
💬 Samino2, Nov 6th 2023 at 9:56 PM

Is there a place where I should add the "siegeEquipment: true" exactly or at the end of the attribute list is fine? If I do that server side player don't need the mod file with the patche? I'm trying to add the siege gun from Rusty shell and some woods block, sorry to ask you all of that I'm not really familliard wit tweaking thing in file other than configs ones ^^'

💬 Samino2, Nov 5th 2023 at 10:14 PM

Lastelle Thanks a lot for all the information it will help me greatly to make my server ^^

💬 LastelleAuthor, Nov 5th 2023 at 8:47 PM


A really stupid mis-typing was causing that haha, this is fixed!

Thank you for the feedback and crash report!

💬 LastelleAuthor, Nov 5th 2023 at 8:25 PM


A log would be great!

Allowed blocks can be added easily via patching by adding an attribute : "siegeEquipment: true"

About leagues, they are simply a reference to a given vanilla groups (/group)

💬 Samino2, Nov 5th 2023 at 5:10 PM

Hi, I got a crash when right cliking Gabion do you need log?

It's just an idea but is it simple to add a config file to add allow block to be placed inside claim? Same about the claim size?

how to join or add someone in a league?

💬 LastelleAuthor, Nov 2nd 2023 at 8:44 AM


Thanks! Mainly making sure group features actually work (access granting, siege notifications) since I could only test features that didn't involve multiple real players, as well as finding exploits

💬 McTaco, Nov 1st 2023 at 11:15 PM

Super Interesting, What do you need from us to help you with this?

💬 RuneScholar, Nov 1st 2023 at 10:05 PM

This looks very promising.

💬 Wandour, Nov 1st 2023 at 8:58 PM

wow this can actually create an awesome kingdom based experience

💬 CrAsYsTaR, Nov 1st 2023 at 8:23 PM

This sounds pretty fricking neat!
Interested to see how it develops further :D

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