Battle Brothers 2021 - Face it, you're already dead inside.

Barbarus

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For those unaware there is a game by the name of Battle Brothers, in which you run a mercenary company in a turn based world with violence, a bit of fantasy and some pretty fucking bullshit plays by certain enemies. (Looking at you spooky boys routing all my army)

Battle Brothers is a turn based tactical RPG which has you leading a mercenary company in a gritty, low-power, medieval fantasy world. You decide where to go, whom to hire or to fight, what contracts to take and how to train and equip your men in a procedurally generated open world campaign. Do you have what it takes to lead them through bloody battles and to victory?

The game consists of a strategic worldmap and a tactical combat layer. On the worldmap you can freely travel in order to take contracts that earn you good coin, find places worth looting, enemies worth pursuing or towns to resupply and hire men at. This is also where you manage, level up and equip your Battle Brothers. Once you engage a hostile party the game will switch to a tactical map where the actual fighting takes place as detailed turn based combat.
This is a pretty okay video on the topic if you want a good rundown on the game and see how it plays

So why am I telling you about this? well the answer is simple. I want to create a game as I have a bit of spare time during the day now, similar to the DF games we have had in the past, where you are the company and named characters, who will be commanded on the hardest difficulty by me in trying to survive and become something great if there is enough interest in this.

Some things of note:
- This is not going to be a video to watch, but more of a report on a day (1-3 hours) of gameplay of the life of a company.
- This will be played by me, however what we do will be decided on the whole by you. I am not sure how I am going to do this just yet. Either through the poll system or posting here
- This will be on the hardest difficulty, which as anyone who plays this game knows, there is a high amount of bullshit in this game
- You're probably going to die, all characters will be fresh, stats will be locked in as soon as you are chosen to be a character, there will be no re-rolls and the baseline looks of that character will be you.
- If you become MVP of a particular battle or do enough for the company, as voted by the community, you will be given a nickname.
- Seed will be hidden
- Funds will be set to high for the start to get as many people in as possible from the get go.

In game:
This will be rebuilding a company scenario, which is essentially the campaign.
- The company name and banner will need to be decided
- Perks will be chosen by me if you do not care that much, how this will be done, depending on how much you want to be invested in your character, will be stating if you want to be one of 4 types of character, weapon of choice if you care, and if you care even more and are that autistic, what specific perks you wish to go down.
- Upgrades will be handed out by me, food will be bought for the purpose of keeping the company in one piece for as long as possible.
- Stat increases will have to be done by me as well, based on what you choose character wise at the start.
- This will be an Perma destruction campaign, so towns and cities will be demolished during the game. (You can lose the game by everything being destroyed, fun eh?)
- The Late game invasion will be random if we get that far. (I will go into more detail when we find out what it is)

Limits!
I will be honest, you need to have at least a little mix and match in this harder difficulty, having 20 archers is not really going to work out in any battle at all unless we get EXTREMELY 1/100 chance lucky. So keep in mind what your main role you want to be is, and what you wouldn't mind doing as well. If you only want one sort of specialisation you may have to be shelved for a little bit until either a slot fills up in the group, or we have the correct weapon for you.

- Once you are dead, you're dead!
- Once we have no more people interested or have quite literally ran out of users (which is a very high possibility as fatalities I expect are going to be quite high) we will lose once all dead.
- There will be a waiting list from the moment we start providing there is that many people as you start off with three characters in this scenario and you have to take into account wages and food, weapon and armour costs.

I will add more when it comes to it.


What I need from you!

If interested I will need one or two things until the dead line if there is enough interest.

Copy paste this, edit out the shit and fill in the choice, or if you want a random character or want whatever just post that you are interested and not bothered by the choice.

Interested
What you wish to do:
Skirmisher, Melee (damage dealers), Shieldboy, Backliner and Archer.

Your weapon of choice and specifically what. for example, 2 hand melee spear :
Thrown, 1h melee, 2h melee, crossbow, bow, multiple tile melee
 
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Barbarus

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Bumblino
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Waiting list

Memorials, F in chat.
 
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Bumblino

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Gimme that sweet sweet fucking front-liner role. I want the riskiest place in your army, don't mind weapons, just put me in coach.
 

Looney Troons

DRINK!
True & Honest Fan
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I love the DF threads. Definitely interested in this. This game rules and everyone should give it a go.


Shieldboy, sword (or stick) and board
 

Not Vordrak

I'm not Samuel Collingwood Smith
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GREETINGS BATTLE BROTHERS I AM NEW. *HOLDS UP BOLTER* MY NAME IS SERGEANT ARGUS BUT YOU CAN CALL ME BATTLE BROTHER. AS YOU CAN SEE I AM VERY LOYAL TO THE EMPEROR. THAT IS WHY I HAVE COME HERE, TO MEET OTHER BATTLE BROTHERS WHO ARE LOYAL TO THE EMPEROR LIKE MYSELF. I AM 127 YEARS OF AGE ( PRAISE THE EMPEROR) I LIKE TO PURGE HERETICS AND XENO SCUM WITH MY BATTLE BROTHERS ( I LOVE MY BATTLE BROTHERS, IF YOU DO NOT LIKE THAT THEN DEAL WITH IT) IT IS OUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT LOYAL TO THE EMPEROR. ALL MY BATTLE BROTHERS ARE LOYAL TO THE EMPEROR TOO OF COURSE, BUT I WANT TO MEET MORE LOYAL SERVANTS OF THE EMPEROR. LIKE THE EMPEROR ONCE SAID, THE MORE THE MERRIER. I HOPE TO BOND WITH A LARGE AMOUNT OF LOYAL SERVANTS OF THE EMPEROR SO JOIN ME IN PRAISE OF THE EMPEROR. FAREWELL.

FOR THE EMPEROR!!!!!!!!! <--- ME PRAISING THE EMPEROR FAREWELL BROTHERS!!

PRAISE THE EMPEROR

- BATTLE BROTHER -
 

Kane Lives

Peace through power
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YES. YES. BATTLE BROTHERS AAR.

Give me a 2H zweihander and by god I will be the one to take heads for the company. Death is more likely, obviously.
 

Foxxo

OH LAWD HE COMING
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Second top review:

A conceptually good strategy game somewhat dragged down by many questionable dev decisions.

Battle Brothers has quite a few good aspects, and just as many issues.
By far the biggest problem I can point out is its rocky development history.
In the past, Overhype has made several attempts to redesign and re-balance certain aspects of this game, which have had unvarying degrees of no real success. Devs have previously been obstinate and even outright spiteful/hostile toward any player community involvement in the dev process, even going as far as to change the game simply because people figured out how an aspect of it works. This combined with their previously questionable balance decisions and numerous enemy redesigns leads me to think that Overhype struggles to even understand their own game.

Another big issue I could point out is that Battle Bros is not intended to be fair or even challenging. It wants you to lose and die, and isn't shy about sending the player into fights they have actual zero chance of winning at any point in the game.
If you're not willing to savescum relentlessly or restart countless times, you're unlikely to even reach the point where soldiers begin to develop interesting abilities and the mechanics of combat become deeper.
While the game claims that loss and recovery are part of the experience, the vast majority of losses are unrecoverable and simply send the player into a downward spiral toward eventual defeat.
Often I find that the only people who achieve victory in Battle Bros are those who invest unreasonable amounts of time learning to abuse every system, scenario and interaction to their advantage. This ultimately boils down to figuring out which missions and scenarios aren't designed to trick you into getting yourself killed.
The enemy AI is downright malicious and is less concerned with victory or survival than making sure you lose as much as possible in every encounter. It's also yet another strategy game with percentile hit chances that seem like outright lies.

I've spent a lot of time trying to find the fun in this game and I'm convinced it just isn't there.
Past that, the way the devs conduct themselves has soured this game's image for me.
I doubt I'd be inclined to support their work even if I did like the game.
 

Barbarus

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*Edit, this will also include our first proper mission before we take off into the world.

This is simply the beginning, Just to get the first characters in, complete the first mission so we can actually name people and show you a tiny bit of what you are expecting.

Boowoo, our resident archer for the moment, misses every fucking shot like a retard apart from one risky one which I almost regretted taking.
Bumblino almost gets demolished not even 1 battle in, however pulls back and removes someone's head.
Bad Gateway, in an inspiring turn of events, tanks a little stabby boy, kills someone and comes out the better. Shocking!

We then move to town to bring in a few more users, I am currently doing them at random, but I will be moving on to a waiting list soon when money becomes a problem, We have a decent amount stockpiled at the moment so It should not be a problem.
So our current list so far we have:

On the front line at the moment
@Bad Gateway
@Bumblino
@Looney Troons y Troons
@Prophetic Spirit (dunno if you were interested, if not Ill get you shanked like a cunt)
@BooWoo
@Kane Lives
Here is p2 where I get the rest of you in

However... on our first mission...
 
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Prophetic Spirit

"I'm a sex symbol. You gotta deal with it!"
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This is simply the beginning, Just to get the first characters in, complete the first mission so we can actually name people and show you a tiny bit of what you are expecting.

Boowoo, our resident archer for the moment, misses every fucking shot like a retard apart from one risky one which I almost regretted taking.
Bumblino almost gets demolished not even 1 battle in, however pulls back and removes someone's head.
Bad Gateway, in an inspiring turn of events, tanks a little stabby boy, kills someone and comes out the better. Shocking!

We then move to town to bring in a few more users, I am currently doing them at random, but I will be moving on to a waiting list soon when money becomes a problem, We have a decent amount stockpiled at the moment so It should not be a problem.
So our current list so far we have:

On the front line at the moment
@Bad Gateway
@Bumblino
@Loony Troons
@Prophetic Spirit (dunno if you were interested, if not Ill get you shanked like a cunt)
@BooWoo
@Kane Lives
Man, i can't simply pay $20 dollars converted in my local currency for a game i'm not interested.
So kill me in a honorable way, son. But good luck of all of you.
 

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