“Drums of War” - is a turn-based tactical strategy game boasting well developed combat system and interactive environment, providing wide opportunities for tactics.
You play the role of a hero-leader. As the campaigns unfold the size of your armies can increase by up to 16 varied units. By participating in battles, all of the units become more experienced while naturally getting stronger. Players have the ability to hire new recruits, buy potions and distribute artifacts obtained in battles between fights. Each unit can be outfitted with one artifact and two potions. In addition to common units the player's army can include up to three unique heroes.
The turn-based fights take place in field divided into traditional hexes. Just as in role-playing games, each unit is an independent fighter with their own skills and outfit.
Besides unit features the battle system takes many different properties into consideration:
- status effects (buffs) of units.
- sight type and lighting intensity of a certain part of the battle field.
- units placed on specific land types (walls, swamps, fords).
- unit sides (front, flank, rear) which is being attacked.
- passive skills of units.
- enemies or allies being within easy reach.
Almost every environment object is interactive – one can chop down a tree, set it on fire, or even turn it into an ally using magic. Even rivers can be frozen and one can move across the ice.
It’s important to know that the abilities of each unit depend on the sight type and lighting intensity – if one fights at night against night creatures (against skeletons or vampires for instance) they should stay close to fire.
Each unit has its own action points which can be spent for any action – movements, attacks, spells or active skills. The player can randomly move units during his turn.
With each unit the player has to make important tactical and strategic decisions. There is no need to remember a great number of each units properties or make complicated calculations – the player should rely on their personal assessment of the current situation. Should I draw the mages out from under the hostile attack of archers or have a cast a fireball spell? Should I freeze the river and cut into the enemy's rear with my cavalry or try to push the enemy into water? Should I feed reinforcements to the opposite wing to hold the combat formation or just draw back? The player will always have a choice.
For most of the actions only one mouse click is enough – directing your army is easy and comfortable.
- 2 campaigns spanning 30 missions each.
- 4 available races, 50 unique characters.
- An interactive environment.
- Attack castles with siege ladders and catapults.
After months of beta testing, Drums of War is now out of the woods! This strategy game set in a fantasy world with magic potions, spells and weird creatures, will grab your attention thanks to its tactical freedom. Indeed battlefields are completely interactive, and you will be able to use the environment to play nasty tricks and ambush their enemies. Almost every item on the map can be turned into a lethal weapon.
Drums of War features two campaigns that will see you step into the shoes of a hero-leader. You will be able to fight with the Orcs to gain supremacy over the kingdom of Crasleen, or join the Humans to help them survive against the attacks from other factions. The wide range of actions available will allow you to devise creative tactics in order to prevail against their diabolical opponents.
In Drums of War, only your imagination is the limit. Thanks to a comprehensive and user-friendly in-game editor, the community will be able to build and share new campaigns with original storylines and customized rewards. Also offering a hotseat multiplayer mode, players will challenge their friends and try to surprise them with unconventional maneuvers!
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