Battle for Wesnoth – Turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme

Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans

The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a fantasy theme.

Build up a great army, gradually turning raw recruits into hardened veterans. In later games, recall your toughest warriors and form a deadly host against whom none can stand! Choose units from a large pool of specialists, and hand-pick a force with the right strengths to fight well on different terrains against all manner of opposition. Each unit has its own strengths and weaknesses.

Wesnoth has many different sagas waiting to be played out. You can battle orcs, undead, and bandits on the marches of the Kingdom of Wesnoth; fight alongside dragons in the lofty peaks, elves in the green reaches of the Aethenwood, dwarves in the great halls of Knalga, or even merfolk in the Bay of Pearls. You can fight to regain the throne of Wesnoth, or use your dread power over the Undead to dominate the land of mortals, or lead your glorious Orcish tribe to victory against the humans who dared despoil your lands.

Features include:

  • 6 factions to choose from:
    • Rebels
    • Knalgan Alliance
    • Loyalists
    • Northerners
    • Undead
    • Drakes
  • Campaigns are sequences of battles with a connecting storyline:
    • A Tale of Two Brothers
    • The Rise of Wesnoth
    • The Eastern Invasion
    • Northern Rebirth
    • The South Guard
    • An Orcish Incursion
    • Liberty
    • The Hammer of Thursagan
    • Descent into Darkness
    • The Sceptre of Fire
    • Son of the Black Eye
    • Heir to the Throne
    • Under the Burning Suns
  • Play campaigns multi-player over the LAN/internet
  • Fully orchestrated sound track

Battle for Wesnoth

The developers have also produced a package for OpenPandora. It runs on BSD distributions such as FreeBSD, OpenBSD, NetBSD, and DragonFly BSD.

Developer: David White and many contributors
License: GNU GPL v2
Written in: C++, Lua

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