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Blowing with the wind of nostalgia.

<span class="bold">War Wind</span> & <span class="bold">War Wind II: Human Onslaught</span>, two classic fantasy RTSs bursting with gruesome battles and stealth shenanigans, are available now, DRM-free on

In a world not unlike ours, where the most enlightened and powerful nation rules the other three with an iron fist, anarchy is about to break out. The first War Wind carries with it the battlecries of the four diverse races, fighting for resources, building their strongholds, and leading their armies of upgradable units through 28 different scenarios.

By the time the War Wind II: Human Onslaught starts blowing through the land of Yavaun, the power struggle between the four races has evolved significantly. The arrival of Humans upsets the balance even further, resulting in a cataclysmic war that will be decided by the fragile alliances and proper use of stealth skills that your units possess.

Promote and manage your army, and fight for supremacy in an alien world scorched by <span class="bold">War Wind</span> and <span class="bold">War Wind II: Human Onslaught</span>, DRM-free on
Andrey82: can produce vehicles, but you need troops to sin in them to use.
mistermumbles: American teen simulator. ;)
:) Well, it was word sit, but really, they can sin all the way they want after that. :)
ikrananka: Watched a few YouTube gameplay videos and looks like the games could be fun to play. Wishlisted for now - will wait for more reviews and a sale.
vicklemos: Link me the vid, man! Please! :)
Here you go:

War Wind - [url=][/url]
War Wind 2 - [url=][/url]
de_Monteynard: These games seem familiar to me (and not only because of their visual similarity to WarCraft), but could a fan explain to me what makes them so great? I have been itching for a good fantasy RTS for a while now and so I might buy these.
The races are very original and very diverse and charming. You will find something truly different from the well-trodden path. The strengths and weaknesses of the factions will make you play differently. The easier campaign is the one of the overlords, the most difficult, that of the workers inspired by misticism in order to free themselves from their masters. That of the thugs who serve the masters in in between.

EDIT: The races are very charming, especially the original ones in WW1. In WW2 you get two human factions and the ability to create interesting special units as suits your gameplay.
Post edited August 18, 2016 by Carradice
vicklemos: Published by GOG ;)
Trilarion: Must have bought the rights. Good idea.

I remember playing these and I remember I wasn't good at them.

But that reminds me... why isn't Dune here and who owns it now?
Probably some heavy rights IPs issue, man ;(
vicklemos: Link me the vid, man! Please! :)
ikrananka: Here you go:

War Wind - [url=][/url]
War Wind 2 - [url=][/url]
Thanks a lot, dude! :)
Post edited August 18, 2016 by vicklemos
Ah yes, I remember playing both War Wind (owned on CD at one time) and War Wind II: Human Onslaught. Very nice to see it here on I remember reading that some called it a Warcraft clone, but it definitely wasn't. The gameplay is unlike anything for RTSes. You don't just build units, but instead need to hire them or find them (the former in most cases). You can upgrade them individually and eventually you can evolve them into more advanced units. Very specific/special conditions are required to do that. You can't just build the most badass unit either. You have to advance an existing unit to that most advanced unit (requirement meaning you actually must have a certain number of that same unit type depending on race). To even accomplish that, you must upgrade all stats on that unit. Before it is possible, you must also research that technology (which involves sending a worker into the tech building). Workers can be upgraded to build more advanced structures. Shama'li were very interesting in the regards you have to use a special ability called 'Insight' to research the most advanced tech. That ability would also sacrifice that unit (usually a templar).

You can also hire mercenaries at inns like you can with workers. This might've been one of the first games where if your leader dies, you lost the whole game. Vehicles are interesting because anyone can steal them. There is also wild life that can kill you. This game has so many features that it is also rather complex for an RTS. Now, the single player portion is definitely hard. You can get screwed easily on most missions, but at least you can upgrade your favorite units and keep them as you progress through the campaigns.

As for owning War Wind, we used to own it until our CD exploded back in 2003 while I was playing it. I thought I heard a balloon pop until I ended up with a BSOD (which was common if a game's CD was not in there back in the Windows 9x days). That's when I discovered the CD exploded to shreds. My father had to get the CD-ROM drive out and take the bits out of there. Thankfully, it didn't kill the CD-ROM drive.

Because of that, I might think about getting War Wind along with it's sequel for some time. :D
Yay, War Wind. It's ages that I played this game. I still own the disk version, but I'll surely add this to my digital library sooner or later.
Post edited August 19, 2016 by DeMignon
I've never heard of War Wind before. It looks interesting though. I'll wishlist it for now.
Nice, more GOG published games.
Why so excited? these games have the worst path finding I have ever come across, poor AI and the second game is completely unbalanced. I doubt GOG was able to fix the games without source code either, so expect completely random crashes back to the desktop too.

The games offered interesting characters and world, but single player was too flawed. I assume the multi-player was better, but I doubt that even works anymore.
Kirben: Why so excited? these games have the worst path finding I have ever come across, poor AI and the second game is completely unbalanced. I doubt GOG was able to fix the games without source code either, so expect completely random crashes back to the desktop too.

Anyone with the GOG versions that can add their views on these issues?
Kirben: these games have the worst path finding I have ever come across, poor AI completely unbalanced.
True, but enough about the forum, what is the game like?
Huge thanks for this. Have not been able to get my CD copies to work in years.
Nice releases. Good to see good old games still being added ;-)
These games look decent. Wishlisted for now.
OMG YAY! I love the War Wind games, warts and all, due to their fantastic settings and what not. I own them on disk but will GLADLY double dip.