Siege weapons may be constructed during a siege on the Siege panel. They provide a method of attack against the settlement fortifications, allowing the walls to be breached and the settlement to be taken.
- Different siege weapons are used to attack different parts of the settlement defences during battle.
- Rams are used to breach the gates, towers and ladders to scale the walls, and artillery can target both.
- Siege weapons can take many turns to build, during which the attacking army must maintain the siege.
- Artillery pieces and monstrous units may be used against the settlement in battle, negating the need for a protracted siege.