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Thumbs up Battle for Wesnoth

Anybody ever try Battle for Wesnoth?

http://www.wesnoth.org/

I first stumbled across this free, open source wargame about a year ago. Regrettably, it quickly got bumped off my playlist by other titles. However, as I recently sat around waiting for the Fallen Enchantress beta to start, I remembered this game that ultimately put Elemental: War of Magic's tactical combat to shame. So I headed back and downloaded the latest build...and now I am hooked again. It really is a fun game:

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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.
Definitely worth checking out.
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Never tried it, but I hear it's very good. I will have to check it out.
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Installed just, glad that it has Linux version too...
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DLd and lost about 2 hours to it last night. Fun game and its put together pretty well. But then again I am a sucker for the fantasy setting not to mention campaigns and advancing your seasoned troops.
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I hate to say it, but I am still finding it to be a better experience than Fallen Enchantress. I just wish this game had Elemental's graphics because the 16-bit stuff gives me a headache after awhile.

BTW: If you want a game like Wesnoth with better graphics, check out Elven Legacy. I'm gonna pick it up when the base game and all the expansions go on sale.
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its a really fun game
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I've been playing it for a couple months, and I recommend it too.
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Okay so you guys can recommend it. Have either one of you played the multiplayer successfully online? I've attempted it three times with a friend and the game aborted on turns 2,3, and 4 with and error messqage on his screen. My two attempts to play with strangers ended on turn two and I got a the same message on my side that I now controlled their side.

Is your experience similar with the multiplayer server.....is hotseat the only way to play multiplayer (two or more).
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Sorry, I haven't tried multiplayer.
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