Battle for Wesnoth

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 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… 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 utilising the foul art or necromancy…

Battle for Wesnoth is also available for Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Get it at


  • 200+ scenarios in 15 campaigns — more than 100 hours of gameplay!!
  • Over 200 unit types in six major factions, all with distinctive abilities, weapons and spells.
  • Gorgeous, detailed terrain, units, and unit portraits.
  • More than 90 minutes of original composed music.
  • Experienced units gain powerful new abilities as they advance.
  • Multiple levels of difficulty for all players, casual to expert.
  • Redesigned dialogs and user interactions to feel natural on a touchscreen.

Version History

v1.0 — Released 08/31/2011