Take on the role of a fallen lord on his journey back to become one of the mightiest in the realm. Make your banner strike fear into your opponents and challenge the multiplayer ladder in action packed skirmishes.
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February 21

Releases now!


Get ready to battle!
We are extremely happy and excited to say that Bannermen now is available on Steam! A big thanks to all of you that have supported our development! But the journey has just begun - now it's time to head into battle!

Watch our launch trailer!

Patch notes
Major
- All game modes fully enabled.
- Game now available in 8 different languages.

Minor
- Production queues now not visible to enemies.
- Creeps no longer trigger announcer notification.
- Fixed rally-point, Hero Throne.
- Fixed desync errors.
- Fixed network errors.
- Added damage sounds for buildings.
- Added victory/defeat music in multiplayer games.
- Improved matchmaking.
- Now possible to join game lobby via Steam Friends List.

Balancing
- Worker cost wood, 90->50
- Worker repair rate, 20->15
- Gathering base cost, 375->300
- Jester cost wood, 90->110
- Jester move speed, 480->470
- Convict cost wood, 140->110
- Convict upgrade cost wood, 160->50
- Convict upgrade cost gold, 240->50
- Convict upgrade time, 90->30
- Convict move speed, 320->360
- Berrian Charge mana cost, 60->35
- Berrian time before attack, 500->433
- Berrian time after attack, 820->700
- Berrian base attack dmg, 15->16
- Temple cost wood, 140->100
- Temple cost gold, 130->100
- Boar xp, 100->70
- Salamander xp, 100->70
- Wolf xp, 100->70
- Dear xp, 50->45
- Scorpion xp, 750->400
- Scorpion hp, 1000->2000
- Blood Rush now requires Academy.
- Flaming arrows now requires Academy.
- Footman Sprint speed, 800->500
- Footman Sprint length, 1011->1300
- Footman Sprint active time, 1,5->2,5
- Karthor Drain now stuns.
- Karthor Drain hp amount base, 50->40
- Karthor Fear duration, 3->2
- Karthor Fear base dmg, 25->15
- Karthor Fear base dmg per level, 9->5
- Berrian Grand Slam base dmg, 25->20
- Berrian Grand Slam dmg per level, 9->5
- Vanya Bounce Arrow dmg per level, 9->5
- XP per killed hero, 100->50+50*Level
- Time before able to revive dead hero, 30->10
- Heroes now regen percent hp if out of combat for 5 sec.
- Heros now collect xp a short time after killed.
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February 20

Release information


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Countdown available at: Bannermen.net/Countdown/

Release in less than 23 hours!
Bannermen will be available for purchase Thursday, 21 February 2019, 17:00 (CET).

We now have translations in; English, French (Français), German (Deutsch), Polish (Polski), Russian (Россия), Simplified Chinese (汉语), Spanish (Español) and Portuguese (Português).

New gameplay Trailer!
Tomorrow we will also upload a gameplay trailer on our YouTube channel, so subscribe today to stay updated!

Reviews
We have been in contact with reviewers and game magazines so expect those articles to be available tomorrow.

Matchmaking
We have decided to keep the *MMR score gained from the Beta to make matchmaking more fun for newcomers as well as more experienced players. To appear on the ladder, you need five wins, or one win if you already placed in the Beta.

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Discord.gg/Bannermen

Watch the Streams
https://www.twitch.tv/directory/game/Bannermen
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About This Game

Bannermen is a real-time strategy game that takes place in the semi-fantasy medieval realm of Valtoria. While staying true to its roots, Bannermen takes the best elements from the genre and adds its own unique flair to it.

GAMEMODES

  • Singleplayer Campaign; take on the role of a fallen lord on his journey back to become one of the mightiest in the realm.
  • AI Skirmish; battle it out with an AI and fight for humanity.
  • Ranked Matches; climb the online ladder either alone or as a duo to prove who is the best commander.
  • Unranked Matches; try out new strategies or take it easy while still finding online matches easily.
  • Custom Games; choose your own team composition and map with up to 8 players.

STORY

Having suffered a crushing defeat in the Battle of Beckron, you, Lord Berrian must now regain former bannermen that have surrendered to Lord Karthor. The days of chasing glory are over, as terror spreads and forces ever greater sacrifices to hold Lord Karthor’s men at bay. Without a home and much time to spare, you must travel the vast lands of Valtoria to obtain supplies and convert soldiers to your righteous cause.

GAMEPLAY

With a strong focus on unit control, battling for map control and performing well in enemy encounters are vital. Take manual control over each unit and use its abilities wisely. To become a successful commander, you also need to manage your resources well and establish your bases strategically. Each map has unique nature powers, which are spells that can be cast to cause your enemy tremendous damage. Unlocking these nature powers is a constant struggle as you have to build and defend temples, which can only be erected in holy spots that are located on strategic positions on each map. Other than this, you also have a hero unit under your command, which can be levelled up to become stronger and unlock powerful spells.


Besides online matches and custom games, Bannermen features a full-length singleplayer campaign, that lets you dive into the realm of Valtoria as its hero. Command troops, free prisoners, infiltrate strongholds, manage resources and construct buildings in order to achieve victory in the great war. Learn to fight in many vastly different environments; use sandstorms to hide your advance, set up traps against incoming attacks or why not blow up your enemies with an explosive barrel? With creativity, you must use your surroundings to gain an advantage.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

This product contains frequent graphic violence and gore, due to the fact that it displays semi-realistic medieval warfare.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-4340 / AMD FX-6300
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: System requirements are not yet fully tested and may change.
    Recommended:
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system

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