Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based tactical strategy game with a high fantasy theme. Players in Battle for Wesnoth 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. The Land of Wesnoth is generally divided into three areas: the northlands, which are generally lawless; the kingdom of Wesnoth and its occasional principality, Elensefar; and the domain of the Southwest Elves.

Battle For Wesnoth Key Features

Choose Your Faction -The Dwarves and Elves fight side by side here against the orks and humans. In most campaigns, you will mostly control units from one faction, but often you will have a recruit list with units mixed in from other factions, and will not have some units from a faction available. Basically, your recruit list is determined by the plot of the campaign, not by a predetermined ruleset. Sometimes factions make alliances with others, so you may face more than one faction in a scenario.

Amazing World - The Kingdom of Wesnoth lies in the center of the land. Its borders are the Great River to the north, the Lower Hills in the east and south, the Green Swamp to the southwest, and the Ocean to the west. Elensefar, a once-province of Wesnoth, is bordered by the Great River to the north, a loosely defined line with Wesnoth to the east, the Bay of Pearls to the south, and the ocean to the west. There is no government of the Northlands. Various groups of orcs, dwarves, barbarians and even elves populate the region. The northern and eastern borders are not defined, the southern border is the Great River, and the western border is the Ocean.

Open Source - Anyone can continue development on the game and add new features! Players can create new maps, units, races, scenarios, art, music, and even entire campaigns; remember you can always ask for assistance and collaborate with fellow content creators on the Wesnoth forums.