Combine Watchtower

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The '''Combine Watchtower''' is a watchtower platform found throughout City 17 and other Combine-controlled areas, usually placed on the sides of defensive structures. It is set up to give the  Overwatch|Overwatch units a better view of the surroundings and to offer a good position to shoot from.

==Overview==
The Combine Watchtower consists of a metallic stem, featuring a City 17 logo, tin roofing, and a short, level platform. It is usually manned by a single Civil Protection|Metrocop, who may fire a flare once a reasonable force of Resistance is spotted as a signal to call backup, or an Overwatch Soldier. Although most watchtowers are inaccessible by normal citizens, some Resistance members climb up onto them during the City 17 uprising using ropes and drop supply crates found there down onto the streets for other citizens.

Watchtowers can be also found along the rim of the compound surrounding the Citadel.

==Behind the scenes==
In the WC mappack, an early http//developer.valvesoftware.com/wiki/Brush brush Watchtower is often seen near a Combine Smart Barrier the scenes|Sensor Gate. Most of the time, it has a Metrocop stationed there. As seen in "combine_gallery_002.vmf", the cabin can be lowered to the ground for the officer to get into. It can be found in the Depot, Combine Factories and City 17 Trainstation maps.

==Gallery==
===Pre-release===

FileWatchtower close.jpg|The early Watchtower.
FileWatchtower down.jpg|The early Watchtower, lowered.
FileWatchtower up.jpg|The early Watchtower, lifted.
FileDepot 1 guard tower.jpg|An extended variant of the early Watchtower featured in the early Depot map "depot_1".
FileLeak d2 coast 070002.jpg|A newer version of the Watchtower in the leak Bridge Point.
FileLeak d2 coast 080009.jpg|Ditto.


===Retail===

FileD2 coast 070027.JPG|Combine Watchtower seen through the missing roof of one the Bridge Point buildings. 
FileD2 coast 070020.JPG|Combine Watchtowers at each side of the Bridge Point bridge, with an active Force Field in-between. 
FileD2 coast 070025.JPG|One of the Watchtowers.
FileBridge Point watchtower1.jpg|Ditto.
FileBridge Point watchtower.jpg|Ditto.
FileD2 coast 080037.JPG|Ditto.
FileD3 c17 070005.jpg|A Watchtower in City 17.
FileD3 citadel 010001.JPG|A Watchtower seen near the Citadel.
FileD3 citadel 010020.JPG|Ditto.
FileOverwatch post.jpg|A Watchtower seen in the ''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' map - Overwatch (multiplayer map)|Owerwatch.
FileEp1 railway combine checkpoint.jpg|A Combine Smart Barrier flanked with a Watchtower above the railway near the Technical Trainstation.
FileCity 17 logo retail.svg|The City 17 logo featured on both sides.


==List of appearances==
*https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ycFteRUQPM ''Half-Life 2'' at E3 2003 Barricade {{1st}} {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2''
*''Half-Life 2 Deathmatch'' {{Nc}}
*''Half-Life 2 Raising the Bar''
*''Half-Life 2 Episode One''

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