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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Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.6 Windows Installer

Battle for Wesnoth 1.8.6 Windows Installer

Nov 15, 2011 Full Version 0 comments

The Windows installer for Battle for Wesnoth version 1.8.6

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Allergore Feb 25 2013, 5:51pm says:

sudo apt-get install wesnoth

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Painrinya Feb 1 2013, 1:49pm says:

I knew i can download from Ubuntu repo but it would be good to have Linux version here :)

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lodwkeef Nov 3 2012, 3:56pm says:

this ******* game was awesome

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Rikkano Dec 9 2012, 2:23pm replied:

Actually it is a game about fantasy warfare, not *******. :)

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hamishwilson Oct 24 2012, 1:36pm says:

Still waiting on a Linux Desura release?

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HeavyMetalBreadLoaf Jul 28 2012, 3:00pm says:

Couldn't help noticing the latest version uploaded by the team here on ModDB is considerably outdated (almost by a year) :/

It has been long since the last time I used Linux, I've pretty much forgot everything about putting stuff together in it, so I'm unsure if this is of use or not.
The url DOES say "BinariesLinux", and it is for the 1.10.3 release though...

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cyberkiller40 Aug 1 2012, 11:46am replied:

To be true - Wesnoth is in nearly every distro's repository, and they got usually the newest version. Just install it from there.

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cyberkiller40 Jul 19 2012, 7:36am says:

So much time has passed and still no 1.10 for GNU/Linux.

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Velho_P Jun 14 2012, 4:30pm says:

Linux version please! =|

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aljesco May 14 2012, 5:58am says:

Yeah, why there's no Linux version on Desura?

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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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