Battle for Wesnoth
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Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a 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 against whom none can stand! 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 out. Fight to regain the throne of Wesnoth, of which you are the legitimate heir... step into the
What's New
Version 1.11.11 (1.12 beta 2):

Campaigns:

  • Eastern Invasion: Updated maps for scenario 8, 11, 12, 14, 16 and 17a.
  • Under the Burning Suns: Fixed broken unit type appearing in The Final Confrontation.
Language and i18n:
  • Updated translations: German, Italian, Slovak.
User interface:
  • Non-team labels no longer remove team labels that were present in the same hex.
Miscellaneous and bug fixes:
  • Units can no longer be moved in linger mode (bug #21450).
  • Labels are now removed when shroud/fog is removed, rather than waiting for a new turn (bug #21434).
  • Percent signs show when describing traits that increase damage or attacks by a percentage (bug #21577).

Version 1.11.11 (1.12 beta 2):

Campaigns:

  • Eastern Invasion: Updated maps for scenario 8, 11, 12, 14, 16 and 17a.
  • Under the Burning Suns: Fixed broken unit type appearing in The Final Confrontation.
Language and i18n:
  • Updated translations: German, Italian, Slovak.
User more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later





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Battle for Wesnoth User Discussion (Write a Review)
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PeterG2862 reviewed on 10 Feb 2014
This right here is the shit! Man, what a game. I'm still in awe. Addictive as hell and fun all the while, Battle for Wesnoth is a classic in my books. It was kinda tricky to learn at the start but I love it, nevertheless. Its free and has a good storyline. Mr.Developer take a bow!
[Version 1.11.9]


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Penguirl commented on 13 Aug 2012
Despite the listed system requirements of 10.5 Leopard, v1.10.3 works fine on my USB 2 iMac running 10.4 Tiger. Though it might not be a bad idea to hang onto the previous version just in case.
[Version 1.10.3]


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Penguirl reviewed on 16 Feb 2011
Dungeons & Dragons meets LOTR. Wesnoth is fun, addictive, and challenging, it will keep you engrossed for a long time.
[Version 1.9.3]

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Penguirl replied on 16 Feb 2011
Oh, and a big thank you to all the people who have contributed their time and effort in making Wesnoth such a fantastic game!
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Archmission commented on 07 Nov 2010
The developer has created an addicting game for strategy player. I have found myself quite enamored with the level of complexity and fun this turn based "war" game. There is another game that was quite addicting for me and that was the game Close Combat that was bought and destroyed by MS. The game play was fun and exciting. I wish the author of this program could make one similar to that game but more updated than the original. I know that they still have some of these available, but it is seen only in the Windose world.
[Version 1.9.2]


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Jawamac reviewed on 06 Jul 2010
Back in the late 80's early 90's, there were a series of games for the PC called Warlords. This game is a close cousin, updated quite a bit. If you remember and like Warlords, you'll love this game.

As everyone says, it's addictive. It combines the concept of "leveling up" and traditional fantasy themes usually seen in RPGs with turn-based strategy. If you play games like CIV for the battles, you'll really like this game a lot. It's all battle strategy.

You use units (varied, all from traditional fantasy) and move them around in a similar fashion to board games like Risk or Axis and Allies. Of course, these are much more sophisticated, akin to CIV, where each unit has different strengths and weaknesses, impact on other units, skills, movement points, etc.

Best of all, you can "level up" characters to a certain degree, and keep them from one board to the next within a campaign. It's rich and robust. I can't believe gameplay this good is available free.
[Version 1.8.3]


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Themtb reviewed on 24 Jan 2010
I love this game. Its the only good turn based strategy game for the Mac I know of.

If anyone knows of any other turn based strategy games (not real time) let me know.
[Version 1.7.12]

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Star-Affinity replied on 10 Mar 2010
The Might and Magic Heroes V perhaps?

http://freeverse.com/mac/product/?id=6002
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Eric Brunstad reviewed on 30 Dec 2009
Try it. You'll love it.
[Version 1.7.11]


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Peter Balcon reviewed on 22 Apr 2008
This is an outstanding example of a free, open-source game. In every aspect that really counts, it excels.

The AI is extremely good, head and shoulders above many expensive strategy and fantasy RPGs. The 2D graphics have matured markedly since its earlier versions, and a lot of effort has gone into balancing the various creatures you can play and fight.

Be warned, this game is not easy, and is extremely addictive! Regular saves will save a lot of grief!

A very big well-done to the development team for this one.
[Version 1.4.1]


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philsh reviewed on 07 Mar 2008
Most fun I've had in a RPG!!!
[Version 1.4]


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ozean reviewed on 07 Mar 2008
I have to chime in with others here and tell you that this game has always been great fun. Playability is excellent and you can use different styles of play to accomplish your goals. In the recent versions, however, this game has also become very refined in terms of its user interface, the sounds and the music and practically all other aspects of the game. If you have at least a little fun with strategy games, you must try this one!
[Version 1.4]

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Gaoshan replied on 07 Mar 2008
You said it. This is really an outstanding example of this sort of application. It gets better and better as they move along in developing it. Development is consistent and steady, changes are always for the better, not for the bloat. I love this game!
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Archmission had trouble on 26 Aug 2011
I have had nothing but crashes since switching to Lion. It always crashes when I switch to full screen mode. Does anyone else have this problem.
[Version 1.8.6]



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LeonBe;mont2070 rated on 24 Feb 2014

[Version 1.11.10]



adrianosc rated on 18 Nov 2012

[Version 1.10.5]



Panlw rated on 18 Jun 2012

[Version 1.10.3]



Mariner8 rated on 14 May 2011

[Version 1.8.6]



Sarutter rated on 14 May 2011

[Version 1.8.6]



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xati-ba rated on 02 Mar 2011

[Version 1.9.3]


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Type:Games : Strategy and War
License:Free
Date:09 Mar 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Battle for Wesnoth is a turn-based strategy game with a 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 against whom none can stand! 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 out. 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... 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.

200+ unit types. 16 races. 6 major factions. Hundreds of years of history. The world of Wesnoth is absolutely huge and limited only by your creativity - make your own custom units, compose your own maps, and write your own scenarios or even full-blown campaigns. You can also challenge up to 8 friends - or strangers - and fight in epic multi-player fantasy battles.


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