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)

Nov 25, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

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+)

Nov 24, 2014 Full Version 0 comments

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):

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

Nov 15, 2011 Full Version 0 comments

The Windows installer for Battle for Wesnoth version 1.8.6

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hero1900 Feb 2 2012 says:

thx so so much for the linux version . i was waiting for this here

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Grickit Feb 2 2012 replied:

You must have downloaded the Linux version when it was accidentally public. That version is known to be broken. A working one is coming "soon".

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hero1900 Feb 2 2012 replied:

for ubuntu 11.04 i had to download
and also change some libraries version numbers to be same as what the game request :

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hero1900 Feb 2 2012 replied:

sorry for this again but if you will not copy all libs inside game and update the script for runing the game then you need to run the game as admin using sudo for me
so i guess its better to include all regarding dependencies within the game folder

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Bl00dyHell Feb 1 2012 says:

Battle for Wesnoth also have a Linux versiyon, but why can we just install Windows version from Desura?

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jakfrostpt Feb 1 2012 replied:

Linux support is coming soon.

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letseatmushrooms Feb 1 2012 says:

this game is great! i just did the tutorial and i think im going to like this a lot.

whats the story with this game? is it new or old or what? is more features coming? i need info!
i havent played enough to see if i can do a skirmish or be different species or what.. reminds me a bit of old heroes of might and magic.. am excited to see more

would have been happy to pay for this

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zentju Feb 1 2012 replied:

hello there,
here is the wiki link to the game.

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VonHamster Feb 1 2012 says:

When linux version?

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Nuun Jan 31 2012 says:

Yeah it's here! Game of the Decade!

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makson96 Jan 17 2012 says:

Not working on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. Needs to recent libs.
I think it will only work on Ubuntu 11.04 and above.

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Highest Rated (5 agree) 10/10

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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