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Battle Brothers walks the woad to war with Warriors Of The North

Fantasy merc management RPG Battle Brothers has expanded again, now into pseudo-viking territory with the Warriors Of The North DLC. Unlike the previous Beasts & Exploration expansion, which bulked out the existing world map, this one extends the game up into the frozen north, filled with barbarian tribes and some big hairy monsters. It also opens up the option to play as other factions, including…

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Battle Brothers expansion Beasts & Exploration is out today

Gritty fantasy merc-manager Battle Brothers is a brutal and uncompromising game, but most of the foes your troops faced were humanoid and predictable - undead at worst. Today's launch of the Beasts & Exploration DLC changes that, bulking out its world of perils with new places to adventure, new quests to undertake, and a few giant boss-class monsters to get eaten by. This is the…

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How Battle Brothers builds a team

Many of my mercenaries have died under arms, but Meinolf's death was the only tragedy. While collecting a reward in the town of Birkenstrand, my band were approached by a townsman who insisted the kid was such trouble their best option was to foist him on me. My band, the Stalwart Standard, had a vacancy: the swordsman of the crew had died to a ghoul,…

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Battle Brothers survives gauntlet of early access

Sound the horns, ye scoundrels. Battle Brothers [official site], the turn-based strategy full of pointless deaths and bad decisions, has emerged from under the pile of corpses that litter the early access battlefield. After almost two years of mercenary mischief, the full release was today. If you’re not familiar with the man-hiring and hexagonal tile-based killing of the game, don’t fret. They’ve got a wee…

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Premature Evaluation: Battle Brothers

Every Monday we find Brendan sulking in a tavern and recruit him into our brigade of early access mercenaries. This week, the tough, turn-based strategy of Battle Brothers [official site]. The life of a sellsword is not a forgiving one. But don’t take my word for it - ask José the Dog Whisperer, who has just been pushed into a narrow hole by a gang…

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Jagged Alliance With Skellingtons: Battle Brothers

Mercenaries are great. I've never met one in real life, mind, and don't think I'd want to, but they're invariably great when they pop up in games. Perhaps part of the appeal is that their apparent amorality lets us play soldiers without considering politics or aftermath - whatever the reasons may be, I'm usually glad to see a band of guns/swords-for-hire. Whether they're a shortcut…

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Battle Brothers Is Like A Medieval Jagged Alliance

Battle Brothers is what we call Adam and John when they get into the crawl space together and start causing a ruckus. But it's also the name of a turn-based strategy game which takes its cues from Jagged Alliance and XCOM. You lead a squad of mercenaries around a procedurally generated worldmap, get in fights for money, and level up your squad. It's still in…

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