Shieldwall Chronicles: Swords of the North is a gripping, tactical RPG that lets you build a powerful band of adventurers and partake in a grand adventure.
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Very Positive (12) - 83% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (52) - 80% of the 52 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Dec 16, 2018

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February 13

Patch 1.46 Details

New Content:
  • 3 new random encounter levels added set in the ruins of the lizardmen temple. These are unlocked once the player reaches the lizardmen ruins in the campaign.
  • Ambermage and Gatekeeper magic item set added. Each item adds a new ability for its wearer and other stat bonuses. These items are available as battle rewards and in the shop.
  • Added a new cinematic scene that plays after the final campaign level.

  • Unit stat and terrain stat screens can now be moved to any position on the screen. The position is saved once the player presses the end turn button.
  • Reduced the zoom out during the enemy turn.
  • Reduced the size of close buttons so that they appear less blurry.
  • Added names of character classes below the portrait on team re-select screen.

Bug Fixes:
  • Fixed the bug where overwriting an existing save slot and then creating a new team but not completing selection would result in a save slot with an empty team.
  • Abilities that boost damage no longer reduce minimum damage below starting value once the ability's duration ends.
  • Unit portraits in the inventory screen no longer overlap each other when all characters can use a selected / highlighted item.
  • Removed incorrect information in Game Rules and Game Difficulty explanation text.
  • Unit life indicators now project correctly on the carpets in the tavern and other interior levels.
  • Panic labels no longer appear twice when panic is triggered.

Balance Changes:
  • Increased Tree Spirit poison, stun and bleed resistance values.
  • Increased Tree Spirit starting life values and life regeneration per turn.
  • Reduced Tree Spirit armour value.
  • Reduced the movement AP cost for Tree Spirits to allow them to move further per turn.
  • Morale reduction from missile attacks to those units adjacent to the target reduced from 0 - 15 to 0 - 8 per attack.
  • Removed the bonus XP awarded on Hard difficulty.
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February 6

New Magic Items Preview

The next update will include some new magic items in one or more sets. The Ambermage item set has been completed and is a nature-themed set suitable for wizards and healers. The items have health and strength buffs and all grant one new ability. These abilities are nature-themed and consist of summoning wolves, heals, boosting melee strength and so on.

Hopefully, the next update will include at least one more set of magic items that will be more suited for a warrior class. The next update will also include more random encounter levels and the usual round of improvements and bug fixes.
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About This Game

In Shieldwall Chronicles: Swords of the North, you lead a mercenary band into the perilous and cold northlands of Tarren. Your search for fortune will see you pitch blade and spell book against a host of enemies including the undead, demons, and lizardmen and many other creatures. In a battle that is part game-book and part tactical RPG, you will build a powerful band of warriors and wizards and tilt the balance of power in the northern kingdoms.

Key Features

  • Take part in deep, turn-based combat. Combat is realistic and incorporates details such as weapon range, damage effects, and counter attacks without slowing down gameplay. Players will also have to use cover and line of sight effectively to be successful.

  • Build a party from among 15 different classes. Choose a party of six heroes that range from scholarly wizards to hardened warriors. Using each character type to their fullest is vital to securing victory as most excel in only certain tasks. Wizards have massively destructive magic but will fall quickly to a simple spear thrust while great warriors can hold off a horde if properly supported.

  • A unique morale system adds an entirely new tactical layer to the combat. Warriors will fight far better if they believe the tide of battle is on their side and will begin to panic if they believe otherwise. Watching a friend fall or an enemy leader slain drastically affects morale. Arrows and spells, even when they miss, will affect the courage of both friends and foes in their area of effect. Finally, the bloodlust mechanic means certain warriors will find new sources of energy for each foe they slay.

  • Collect hundreds of powerful magic items to equip your party. Each character can equip up to nine items from swords, shields, cloaks, rings to helmets. Each item can range from a common item that grants only a small benefit to legendary items that can both boost stats and grant entirely new powers to its bearer. Fighters can equip magical rings that can allow them to conjure fireballs or summon undead guardians, for example. The magic item system allows you to customize your party even further and develop entirely new tactics and battle plans.

  • Enjoy over 50 hours of gameplay in the campaign. Your journey will see you lead your party across snow-covered wilderness, through dark caverns, ancient ruins and the bloody streets of great cities. Battles can be replayed at various difficulties and no level cap provides no end of enjoyment for the die-hard player.

  • Delve into a gritty, realistic world that blends dark age history and culture with fantasy races and monsters. The northern kingdoms of Tarren are places where men fight in shield walls with spear, axe and sword against elves, dwarfs, goblins and even dragons. Wizards and monsters are powerful but can still be defeated with sound tactics, armour and courage.

Mature Content Description

The developers describe the content like this:

Shieldwall Chronicles features medieval combat against humans and fantasy creatures. The violence is from a top down perspective and not overly graphic.

System Requirements

    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 7 & Later, 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel Core i3-3217U or AMD A4-5000 APU
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Memory
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card
    • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
    • OS: Windows® 7 & Later, 64-bit
    • Processor: 3GHz Quad Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB ATI Radeon HD 7970, 2GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 770 or better
    • DirectX: Version 10
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX compatible sound card

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