The Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high 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 whom none can stand against! 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.

Wesnoth has many different sagas waiting to be played. Fight to regain the throne of Wesnoth, of which you are the legitimate heir... step into the boots of a young officer sent to guard a not-so-sleepy frontier outpost... lead a brutal quest to unite the orcish tribes... vanquish a horde of undead warriors unleashed by a foul necromancer, who also happens to have taken your brother hostage... guide a band of elvish survivors in an epic quest to find a new home... get revenge on the orcs by using the foul art of necromancy...

There are at least two hundred unit types, sixteen races, six major factions, and hundreds of years of history. The world of Wesnoth is absolutely huge and only limited by your creativity — make your own custom units, create your own maps, and write your own scenarios or even full-blown campaigns. You can also challenge up to eight friends—or strangers—and fight in epic multiplayer fantasy battles.

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Wesnoth 1.12.0 Linux (OpenPandora)

Wesnoth 1.12.0 Linux (OpenPandora)

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Nearly three years after our previous milestone, we are now proud to present The Battle for Wesnoth 1.12.0, the first release of a new stable series bringing...

Wesnoth 1.12.0 OS X (10.5+)

Wesnoth 1.12.0 OS X (10.5+)

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Nearly three years after our previous milestone, we are now proud to present The Battle for Wesnoth 1.12.0, the first release of a new stable series bringing...

Wesnoth 1.12.0 (stable):

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The Battle for Wesnoth is a Free, turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme, featuring both single-player, and online/hotseat multiplayer...

Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.6 Windows Installer

Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.6 Windows Installer

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The Windows installer for Battle for Wesnoth version 1.8.6

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shroomman Jan 26 2014, 8:30pm says:

funny that no add on stuff is created (released) on ModDB
as this game is

1. open source
2. optimal add on updater
3. seems easy to edit
4. Oh and its a realy good game concept

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DerrickBird Nov 1 2013, 6:04pm says:

Fans of Fire Emblem will eat this right up. And with all the extra downloadable content ( mostly scenerios but a few others) makes for a truly great FREE game.

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Hamletchickencrisis Sep 15 2013, 8:20am says:

Good game but one of the frustratingly rng games I've ever played.

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Bladeanddeath000 Sep 13 2013, 9:14pm says:

Gah, Glad I decide to play this! but I'm gonna get stressed with this! but don't worry I still like it!

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thorgrim103 Aug 7 2013, 6:31am says:

The guy who works on this game has updated it recently so I'm not for sure if this is the legitmate newest version.

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____FlashMan____ Jul 28 2013, 12:11pm says:

Downloading.. this game is good?

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wolkenwand Aug 4 2013, 4:32am replied:

yes, this game very good. quite surprising for an open source game.

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CursedSigma Apr 2 2013, 8:04pm says:

Man, if I knew I could get this game on Desura I would have been a member ages ago. Used to play this back in 2008, the good old days.

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sephiroth1993 Mar 9 2013, 7:53pm says:

and the linux client? i want the linux client IN desura, no in the official page

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Battle for Wesnoth
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Released Oct 1, 2005
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One of the best Free and Open Source turn-based strategy games around - Hell, it bests commercial offerings at every turn, unless you're looking for the latest 3D graphics. A long development history plus a comprehensive toolkit means that there are tons of campaigns for you to play, all for free! Download to your heart's content new campaigns that contain new artwork (much of it anime-style), units and more. Up for a multiplayer session? Play online in multiple configurations; lots of races and…

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