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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Release Date:
Dec 16, 2018

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March 8

Upcoming Dwarf Gunner Class Preview



Here is a quick WIP of the Dwarf Gunner class, tentatively called Dwarf Bombardier. However, we may change it to something more fantasy-esque such as "Gate Warden" or something similar. If you have a good suggestion, please share below or in the community discussion.

The male version will be heavily armoured and armed with a hand-cannon and tower shield. It will be a front-line unit but one that relies on a powerful missile attack to actually kill his enemies. He will have various defensive buffs and artillery weapons such as oil bombs and perhaps be able to summon a mechanical ally of some kind.

The design for the female variant may be a slightly longer range missile unit that replaces the tower shield for a long rifle. She will be designed to be a more mid-range shooter with greater accuracy. If you have thoughs, please share them as her design is still in the early stages.
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March 1

Patch 1.5 Notes



The 1.5 patch contains two new playable characters as well as several improvements and bug fixes.

New Content:
  • Male and female Centaur classes added to playable character list bringing the total character selection to 32.
  • New combat mechanic called "Charge Bonus" for fast moving flyers and cavalry units (including the new Centaur class). This mechanic provides a combat bonus whenever these units move 5 or more tile in a single move.

Improvements:
  • The shop instructions now appear only when you first enter the shop.
  • Players can now close the game directly from the game menu.
  • Players can now change the names of any of their characters in the camp site menu from the "Manage Team" menu.
  • Increased the amount of magic items rewarded from winning a battle.

Bug Fixes:
  • Players can no longer leave the shop if they have picked up an item.
  • The game now rewards more magic items when the player completes a level on extreme difficulty.
  • Fixed the incorrect text on the Book of Saric item.
  • Fixed a bug where the music would play twice in the shop.
  • Fixed several minor bugs.
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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

    Minimum:
    • 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
    Recommended:
    • 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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