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Battle Brothers





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Battle Brothers





Battle Brothers is a turn based strategy RPG mix which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign.

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Free DLC Released

The Lindwurm DLC has just been released to every current and future owner of Battle Brothers for free. Challenge your mercenary company against a fearsome Lindwurm, an adversary of legend, home to the wild parts of the world and fiercely defending its hoard of treasure!

Read all about the content of this free DLC in the accompanying dev blog here. It’s not necessary to start a new campaign in order for any of the additions to appear in your game.

Alongside the DLC, the game has also been updated to version with a couple of bugfixes that we’ve collected over the past few weeks.


  • Fixed game potentially freezing after combat ends under specific conditions.
  • Fixed 'Reset Equipment After Battle' option not working properly for specific combinations of equipment.
  • Fixed damage bonus from eating mushrooms not being displayed properly in some skill tooltips.
  • Fixed tooltip from a necromancer that himself has been raised from the dead not showing properly.
  • Fixed damage inflicted to a Direwolf's natural armor not being displayed in the combat log.
  • Fixed various minor issues.

Battle Brothers is a turn based strategy RPG mix which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign. Do you have what it takes to lead them through bloody battles and to victory?

The game consists of a strategic worldmap and a tactical combat layer. On the worldmap you can freely travel in order to take contracts that earn you good coin, find places worth looting, enemies worth pursuing or towns to resupply and hire men at. This is also where you manage, level up and equip your Battle Brothers. Once you engage a hostile party the game will switch to a tactical map where the actual fighting takes place as detailed turn based combat.

Key Features:

  • Manage a medieval mercenary company in a procedurally generated open world.
  • Fight complex turn-based tactical battles with historical equipment and brutal injuries.
  • Permadeath. All characters that die in combat will stay dead – unless they return as the undead.
  • All characters come with their own background stories and traits. Want a stuttering ratcatcher, a greedy witch hunter or a drunkard disowned noble?
  • Character development without a restrictive class-system. Each character gains experience through combat, can level up and acquire powerful perks.
  • Equipment that matters. Different weapons grant unique skills – split shields with axes, stun enemies with maces, form a spearwall with spears or crush armor with a warhammer.
  • Diverse enemy roster. All enemies have unique equipment, skills and AI behavior.
  • A dynamic event system with atmospheric encounters and tough decisions outside of combat.
  • Three late game crises – a war between noble houses, a greenskin invasion and an undead scourge – add a looming threat.
  • Two full hours of orchestral soundtrack.
  • 70 Steam Achievements and Steam Trading Cards.

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Overhype Studios
Overhype Studios
Strategy, Indie, RPG
Overhype Studios
Monday, April 27, 2015
Digital PC Download
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Minimum Requirements
  • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Processor: 1.2 Ghz
  • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL 3.0 compatible video card
  • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
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Really well made mix of Darkest Dungeon, Jagged Alliance and XCOM in low fantasy world with reasonable learning curve. A must have for players who love to be punished for mistakes and forced to adapt quickly to various tactical conditions. Best served in Ironman mode to add this aditional weight to joices you make. Feels suprisingly complete for an early access title. 90/100 beacuse there's always a room for tweaking and adding more content. Nevertheless, it's great as it is.

One of the best early access games I've played


Battle Brothers is a strategy RPG that puts you in charge of a mercenary company where you will recruit soldiers, decide what contracts to take, outfit your soldiers, and try to keep everyone alive as a death in battle will kill that character. When you start a new game a map is generated for you with different locations for settlements and terrain types. You start with a brief introduction and three characters with a trait of being the ones who started the company. Hiring more men will require you to pay their wages and different backgrounds of your hirelings may give them different positive or negative bonuses or might change some interactions during events. Your soldiers will level up in battles against humans, goblins, orcs, and the undead (each with different tactics, mechanics, and equipment) and you will be able to teach them new abilities and increase different passive skills. The graphics are simple but it's easy to understand how things work and the UI is the next thing that they plan to improve on. Battles take place on a hex grid where how you position your fighters and what weapons they are using is very important. The game may still be in early access but this is an early access title that people were able to enjoy from the beginning, and one that gets frequent excellent updates. A lot of content has been added since it released and the plans for the future should only make the game even better (main story, factions and reputation, more factions moving around the map with their own goals, etc).

Great game


This is a great strategy and RPG game. Even though it is in Early Access, it is highly polished, has a ton of content and the price is justified. The game is stable with no bugs. The mechanics are solid and fun and the game does not get repetitive or boring. The graphics are very finely created and the art style is awesome, as is the music and sound. You start with few mercenaries and the game is up to you to hire, kill and loot. The game is easily one of the best indie games. Defintely worth every penny, 10/10

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