Please forward this error screen minecraft style games vm1083. We of course realize the medieval style has been adapted, changed and mixed with various other styles throughout many fantasy worlds, whether it’s in books, movies or other art forms.
Castles Medieval castles often had specific features in common. Most of us will have no problem imagining a medieval castle and all of its features, though translating that into minecraft could be a little tricky. Castles often have a few specific parts which are part of most castles, like a tower for example. Geographical placement Castles are always build on strategic positions, like on top of a mountain or cliff, or in the middle of a large lake. By building your castle in minecraft on such a strategic position, your castle will immidiately look more authentic and often more epic.
Walls Castles often have huge, thick walls which are both meant to withstand attacks from siege engines and prevent the enemies from simply climbing up the wall with ladders. The walls were often made out of the same type of stone, which could make it look plain in minecraft, so try to add some details. Perhaps adding some small windows, or by making parts of the wall stick out every 4 blocks. Note that most castles didn’t have large windows, especially not in the sides of the wall, so try using slabs or stairs to create smaller window holes. You can also add arches or columns to your wall, which will make it look stronger and often more epic.
Most castle wall had some form of crenelation, which are the alternate openings and stone formations at the top of the wall, through which archers can fire their arrows and hide behind. The crenelations are easy to build in minecraft, as you simply alternate between placing a block and not placing a block, though many more, often better looking versions can be created. Ward Many castles had a ward, which is basically a second wall within the city walls. The ward is often part of the castle itself, and was the place where the barracks and other important, military buildings and rooms were build. It also acted as another line of defence, in case the soldiers had to fall back. Building a ward in minecraft isn’t too difficult, it’s basically the same as building the normal walls.
However, because the castle and other buildings are often part of the ward, I tend to build those buildings first and then simply build the wall as closely around it as possible, often replace the building walls with ward walls. Towers Towers were often rectangular, which is perfect for minecraft. However, they can also be round, which is difficult, but possible in minecraft. If you want round towers, please refer to our seperate guide on how to build circles, right here. Towers also have crenelations, which can be a bit tricky to build on a round tower. However, I find that simply creating a crenelation every other block usually does the trick, especially if you make the overhanging version, as seen in the image below. Housing The medieval houses often used a technique called timber framing.