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Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based fantasy strategy game. Various races - humans, elves, dwarfs, drakes and undead - and various factions battle for the control of the land of Wesnoth in various eras.

The strategic gameplay is similar to games such as Master of Monsters and Warsong. The players, represented in game as high-level commander units, recruit new units, who then fight, advance in experience and eventually turn to another units.

There's both a multiplayer mode, which typically involves wiping out the enemy (or at least their commander). For single player games, there are several campaigns as well as ability to play multiplayer mode against the computer. Also included is a map editor and a scripting language to construct new campaigns.


The Battle for Wesnoth Linux This is you, Konrad.
The Battle for Wesnoth Linux Galdrad, one of your allies, engages a battle.
The Battle for Wesnoth Linux Preferences screen
The Battle for Wesnoth Linux Title screen

Promo Images

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The Battle for Wesnoth Screenshot
The Battle for Wesnoth Screenshot
The Battle for Wesnoth Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Battle for Wesnoth HD" -- iPad title

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Critic Reviews

Softpedia Aug 31, 2011 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Linux For You Sep 01, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Abandonia Reloaded Aug 04, 2005 4.5 out of 5 90
neXGam May, 2011 9 out of 10 90
The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only) Nov 20, 2004 5 out of 6 83
Cyber Stratege Mar 11, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Game Tunnel Apr 15, 2006 7 out of 10 70


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The game was originally designed by David White and a first version was released in July 2003.

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