Dev Blog #115: Nordic Equipment


Dev Blog #115: Nordic Equipment

It’s Friday again! This week we’ll take a look at some of the new nordic and rus inspired equipment and player banners coming with the ‘Warriors of the North’ DLC. Just keep in mind that things are still in active development, so we can’t show everything that is to come just yet, and things may still change. Onwards!

New Banners

Coming with the ‘Warriors of the North’ DLC are two new player banners. One is more inspired by scandinavian vikings, the other by rus vikings. Of course you’ll be able to paint your shields with the motif of these new banners as well.

Many of you supported us beyond the asking price of the ‘Beasts & Exploration’ DLC by getting the Supporter Edition. We’re very thankful, and your support has shown how much you appreciate us creating more content for Battle Brothers. We’ll also be offering a Supporter Edition for the new DLC as well. There’ll be more details at a later time, but for now, here’s a preview of the bonus banner and painted shields that’ll be included.

New Wardog

The harsh climate of the northern tundra and hills is home to a hardier breed of wardog, the warhound. Bigger and stronger than its southern brethren, it can bring a grown man down on its own, and take more of a beating, but it is also slower and therefore less suited for chasing down runners. You’ll face the warhound in battle, and you’ll also be able to purchase your own at northern settlements.

New Helmets

If your mercenary company operates in the north, and perhaps if it even hails from the north by virtue of choosing the ‘Northern Raiders’ company origin, you may want your men to look the part. The DLC will introduce various new helmets inspired by historical nordic and rus designs. Most of them will also come in extra fancy named variants to hunt for.


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  • drew1988west
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 15:51 pm

    fantastic stuff – this game is oozing with potential, i’ll be grabbing that supporter edition for certain

  • RusBear
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 15:58 pm

    still think I paid too little for this game…

  • Abel
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 17:05 pm

    Great art, as usual :) !

  • ZXY44
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 18:04 pm

    Great work, but it would be really nice if you also added some new banners to noble houses.

  • Grutos
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 18:33 pm

    I can’t wait to play this part. Very good idea to add Nordic Lore in your game : it fits pretty well imho.
    I can feel a Skyrim influence in all of that.

    Great art, as usual !

  • Christophe
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 18:59 pm

    Very a good job and new ideas !!!

    I try to share a suggestion for this new DLC :
    It’s possible to update the skill “Knock Back” to represent this function of the shield.
    Could you add for this skill :

    Damage : 25-45
    Ignores armor : 15%
    Armor damage : 100%
    Daze effect : +75%

    In same time could you modify the “Shield Mastery” and add skill build up -25% fatigue ?

  • Nobal
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 19:14 pm


  • Quidman
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 19:56 pm

    I love it!

    My varanguian band will just look perfect now. It’s more than a dream, it’s just that I ever wanted and much more!

  • jpinard
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 20:35 pm


  • kem
    Feb 22, 2019 @ 23:50 pm

    Paints to match the banners?
    Paints for armor.

  • Asterix_von_TWC
    Feb 23, 2019 @ 3:03 am

    Really beautiful shields and dogs lads. Looking forward

  • Ioci
    Feb 24, 2019 @ 10:33 am

    Nice helmets!

    So, the Norsemen were the one who founded the ancient empire or they were just some Varangian elite at the time?

  • Ieuan Mawr
    Mar 1, 2019 @ 18:07 pm

    The banner art is fantastic. One of my favourite banners from the original set was the norse trefoil. These are great additions.

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