Warbanners: the turn-based, tactical strategy game with role-playing elements that lets you manage a squad of mercenaries, and survive 42 campaign missions. Your goal? To earn a place among ancient legends!
Recent Reviews:
Mostly Positive (21) - 71% of the 21 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mostly Positive (146) - 78% of the 146 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Oct 18, 2017

Sign in to add this item to your wishlist, follow it, or mark it as not interested

Buy Warbanners

Downloadable Content For This Game


Recent updates View all (21)

March 21

Warbanners version 1.2.1 Selectable RNG

New in this version, you can now choose (in the "Options" menu) from three different types of Random Number Generators, which determine your hits and misses. The three types are:

"D100" 1 virtual die with 100 faces is rolled. This can lead to unpredictable results.

"5D20" 5 virtual dice each with 20 faces are rolled. The extreme highs and lows are much less likely with this type. This is the default system.

"Tokens" This version has no virtual dice, instead each attack is given a unique set of 20 virtual "tokens", based on the chance of success in the battle, and with the higher chance of success, more tokens will be white. So, for example, if an attack has a 60% chance of success, the unit will be given 12 white tokens and 8 black ones. Each time that unit tries to hit, one token will be selected, if it's white, the unit hits, if it's black, the unit misses, and the chosen token is removed. This continues until all tokens are used, then another 20 are created. This means that in a long engagement, if the example unit attempts to hit 20 times, they will hit exactly 12 of those 20 times.
6 comments Read more

March 15

Warbanners v1.1.9 and announcing ‘Death Speaker’ DLC!

Added a visual effect for assistant Set-Shamar.

Added a Morale mechanic:
- When a unit dies, all allies in the radius of two hexes lose an additional 2 Morale. All other units lose their Morale as before (for example, the loss of an ally affects people more, orcs less).
- When a unit panics, all his allies lose 2 Morale. All allies in the radius of two hexes lose an additional 3 Morale (total loss of 5 Morale).

We don’t necessarily suggest memorizing all the nuances of changing Morale -- just remember that it affects almost everything that happens on the battlefield.

Another very important change is that we have eliminated most of the irritations of truly random calculations! The game no longer rolls virtual dice. In this new iteration each attack is assigned a unique set of 20 black and white digital tokens. The higher the chance of success, the more of tokens will be white. An attack with a 60% chance of success would for example get 12 white and 8 black tokens.

The game would then chose a random token for the first attack. A white one would translate to a hit, whereas a black one would be a miss. Thus, out of 20 attacks conducted with a 60% chance to hit there will always be 12 hits and 8 misses, as each following attack with a 60% chance from this set would access the same token-pool, but with one less token. When the tokens run out, the game will pick up 20 new ones. This type of calculation applies to all enemies, player units, and allies.

Periodically complaints are received that there are too many enemies, and they literally crush by their number. I decided to count the number of player units (together with allies) and the number of enemies in the first 12 missions, at normal difficulty level. So:
Mission 1. Player and allies: 9 units. Enemies: 5
Mission 2. Player and allies: 7 units. Enemies: 8
Mission 3. Player and allies: 7 units. Enemies: 6
Mission 4. Player and allies: 8 units. Enemies: 10
Mission 5. Player and allies: 13 units. Enemies: 8
Mission 6. Player and allies: 8 units. Enemies: 8
Mission 7. Player and allies: 9 units. Enemies: 9
Mission 8. Player and allies: 14 units. Enemies: 15
Mission 9. Player and allies: 10 units. Enemies: 11
Mission 10. Player and allies: 17 units. Enemies: 21
Mission 11. Player and allies: 26 units. Enemies: 27
Mission 12. Player and allies: 11 units. Enemies: 16
At the "hard" level, total enemy units are increased, and decreased on the "easy" level (naturally).

Not everyone knows that the game has a setting that allows you to reduce the health of all units (player units and enemies) by 30%. This setting can be turned on or off at any time and will kick in at the start of the next fight! For example, you can go through 3 missions with the setting turned on, then 2 with off, then 4 more with it back on – if you think that the battles are too tight, boldly turn on the setting!

The release of Warbanners took place on October 18, 2017. Since that moment, we have released a total of 19 updates!

Major changes made since launch:
- Added the "Undo move" button.
- Added the "Arena" area to the world map, where you can earn gold and experience.
- Added the new "Halberdier" unit.
- Resurrection of units has become virtually free of cost (the player receives compensation for losses in battle).
- Corrected some units, spells and skills.
- Improved balance in almost all missions (first by making the "easy" level easier), with major balance changes implemented for a trio of missions.
- Fixed issues with ultra-wide monitors and features, fixed a few small errors.
- Thanks to the efforts of volunteers: added localization in 5 languages! Translations for French, Spanish and Italian are currently underway.

I am happy to announce that our work on DLC “Death Speaker” is nearing completion. Death Speaker - is the first (and, probably, the last) paid DLC to Warbanners. In Death Speaker, the player will be led by an orc clan. The campaign consists of 8 missions and is completely linear. Approximate duration of the passage is about 5 hours. The release of the DLC is scheduled for either later this month or in April. The price will be $ 4.99.
Death Speaker

Thank you for all the support!
27 comments Read more


“Warbanners is challenging, tough, and occasionally frustrating. But each victory is as satisfying as it is hard-earned, and well worth the struggle.”
8 – Bonus Stage

“Warbanners is tough — but in a great way!”
Big Boss Battle

“Definitely worth a try.”
8 – RPG Italia

About This Game

Warbanners is a turn-based, tactical strategy game with role-playing elements. Managing a squad of mercenaries, the player will experience the story campaign's 42 missions, battle through a meticulously crafted fantasy world, and achieve the ultimate goal: become a true legend!

Key features:
• Create and modify your unique, well-prepared army; hire and equip soldiers, develop their fighting qualities, and learn new exotic skills.
• Hire assistants! They will not participate in battles themselves, they never engage in dangerous activities, but they will provide you with several bonuses and options. Expect a catapult, poisoned enemies, increased morale, and much, much more.
• Immerse yourself in a multi-faceted battle system that takes into account a variety of factors, including landscape morphology and lighting, each unit's field of view, morale, and even fatigue.
• Manipulate the battlefield environment to gain tactical advantages! Freeze rivers, chop down and burn trees, dig trenches, construct bridges and barricades, and so on.
• Choose the optimal level of difficulty for your tactical fantasy RPG experience; from easy for beginners, to nightmarish for sophisticated tacticians.

With every step you take in Warbanners --each and everyone marked by blood and iron-- an invisible but deadly threat will become more tangible. Darkness itself, brooding in the corners of your soul, shall become ever more palpable.
Who said earning your place among ancient legends would be easy?

System Requirements

SteamOS + Linux
    • OS: Windows XP or newer
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 Mb
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
    • OS: All distributions
    • Processor: 2GHz
    • Graphics: 512 Mb
    • Storage: 250 MB available space
Customer reviews
High Volume of Reviews Detected:
Exclude  or  View Only
Review Type

Purchase Type


Date Range
To view reviews within a date range, please click and drag a selection on a graph above or click on a specific bar.

Show graph

Display As:
Review Beta NEW!
When enabled, will sort reviews by new Helpfulness score. Read more about it in the blog post.
Show graph
Hide graph
Review Helpfulness Beta Enabled
There are no more reviews that match the filters set above
Adjust the filters above to see other reviews
Loading reviews...