Amazon has whacked our affiliate account. Hosting Donations/Commitments $2063 of $1920 (Sept 13/18). In Hand $1466 (Lump sum payments minus paypal graft). Paypal Donation Link Here

Battle Brothers (Indie TBS)

If it's a video game it goes here.

Moderators: LawBeefaroni, Arcanis, $iljanus

Post Reply
User avatar
dbt1949
Posts: 20670
Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 12:34 am
Location: Hogeye Arkansas

Re: Battle Brothers (Indie TBS)

Post by dbt1949 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 10:28 pm

A couple of months ago I started using their editor and was finally able to start holding my own. It's a little tricky to use and hard to get the really good equipment but it's good enough for me now.
Ye Olde Farte
Double Ought Forty
aka dbt1949

User avatar
Archinerd
Posts: 5823
Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:18 am
Location: Shikaakwa

Re: Battle Brothers (Indie TBS)

Post by Archinerd » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:57 am

NickAragua wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:22 pm
I'm already seeing 12 mods on NexusMods: https://www.nexusmods.com/battlebrother ... +this+week
Alp nerf & Hexen nerf both look good to me. Those will still be tough battles even with those changes.
Tryout Talents also looks like a nice improvement. The tryout option wasn't really worth the gold for the amount of info you got before.

User avatar
Archinerd
Posts: 5823
Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:18 am
Location: Shikaakwa

Re: Battle Brothers (Indie TBS)

Post by Archinerd » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:41 pm

Another DLC announced, Warriors of the North.
Here’s the rough list of features we’re aiming for:

-A variety of new human opponents with their own fighting style and equipment, providing a fresh challenge at every stage of the game, including the late game
-Different origins to pick for your company, each with different starting characters, equipment and circumstances, as well as special rules that impact your campaign from beginning to end
-New nordic and rus inspired banners, armors and helmets
-A new legendary location
-New contracts
-New events
No release date yet, but they anticipate it being out in "a few months".

I'm excited.

User avatar
NickAragua
Posts: 4394
Joined: Mon Feb 23, 2009 5:20 pm
Location: Boston, MA

Re: Battle Brothers (Indie TBS)

Post by NickAragua » Sun May 12, 2019 12:50 am

I picked the Warriors of the North DLC up and started up another company. Well, three companies that got massacred within a couple of days of starting out, then one more company ("Reaper's Due") which actually did pretty well. Lasted about 80 days, then took a caravan escort job south-to-north. Mostly nothing happened until a whole shit-ton of barbarians attacked us, two separate groups.

First, a bunch of Chosen. Barbarian Chosen are heavily armored, and love their two-handed weapons - axes, giant skull clubs, etc. "Just" five of them, against my twelve (nine battle-hardened veterans and three fresh meat). I get into my standard enclosed shield wall formation, and two of the Chosen charge up the front, while the other three run around the south and north. It starts off well, one of my crossbow guys gets a leg injury in on one of them, slowing him down. Then they start hitting us. One swing from an axe, and two of my guys are down to near zero health. One of the guys swinging around the south gets a two-fer on the caravan guards, while the guy in the north shrugs off the ineffectual attacks of the two caravan guys and takes their heads off. We manage to kill the two beefcakes attacking our front line, then the other three, but we lose four guys, with three more heavily injured.

Then the regular barbs attack, with their dogs and the no shirts. We have no chance - gaps in the formation, etc. The company rallies around the sergeant's banner, falling one by one, but in the end, we get overwhelmed. The sergeant and the last of the three founders are the last to go down, the founder picking off three dogs with the heavy crossbow, while the sergeant stabs at least four guys to death with that flag.

User avatar
Archinerd
Posts: 5823
Joined: Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:18 am
Location: Shikaakwa

Re: Battle Brothers (Indie TBS)

Post by Archinerd » Mon May 13, 2019 9:13 am

I've started a new merc company too, using the Peasant Militia start.
Only 3 days in but we're doing all right. One of the crappy guys got eaten by a spider and a Barbarian Thrall gave another of my bros a chest wound but the company is starting to cheer up and everybody has a weapon now.

Hopefully this does well enough that they will do at least one more DLC. I'd like them to flesh out the non-combatant support roles a bit.

Post Reply