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RAVENMARK: Mercenaries

By Witching Hour Studios

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Build your mercenary army and raise your banner to epic heights in a broken, ravaged world. Wage head-to-head battles against other players in the finest turn-based strategy wargame, RAVENMARK: Mercenaries!

**** Selected as the App Store's Best of 2013 for Indie Games in Singapore! ****

RAVENMARK: Mercenaries is FREE TO WIN! The game was designed such that you do not need to spend real money to defeat other players, only your wits. However, certain options to customise your army, which are not required for enjoyment of the game, may be purchased with real money. Additionally, the game is ad-supported. If you prefer a seamless play experience without ads, please consider supporting us by purchasing the Collector’s Edition IAP to remove ads.

Mercenaries delivers an evolution of the turn-based strategy mechanics that won critics over in the original 2011 wargame, RAVENMARK: Scourge of Estellion. Mull over strategic troop placement in the Command Phase, before committing your orders into the “we-go” Battle Phase where friend and foe move and attack in the same phase. Conquer your foes with grit and tactical superiority!

Challenge other human players to asynchronous battles, or embark on mercenary contracts to sharpen your skills on your own and gain favour with each of the warring nations. As your mercenary company grows rich in silver and renown, be prepared to face off against tougher challengers in multiplayer matches.

Acquire the services of diverse Brigades of mercenaries, each with their own history and combat styles. Mix and match these Brigades together to form your own style of combat! As you gain experience in battle, experiment with Commander Traits to embellish your style of command, and hire Advisors to reap greater bounties from your battles.

Stalwart combat features like Standing Orders and Formations return to offer expanded tactical options for players, while new features such as Zone of Control and the Standard Bearer throw game-changing twists into battle! Observe the satisfying progression of your mercenary company as your Brigades harden with battle experience.

In the events of Mercenaries, set six years after the events of the original RAVENMARK, the world of Eclisse has been scarred irrevocably by the vendetta of Estellion’s vengeful new ruler, the Scarlet Empress. Players may delve into the world’s rich lore and discover the evolved power struggle between the three warring nations: once-glorious Estellion, the fledgling Varishah, and silent but stern Esotre.

RAVENMARK: Mercenaries requires a network connection to play. Also, please note that the game is a constant work in progress. Certain aspects of the game involving multiplayer combat may be rebalanced from time to time to improve the player experience.

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What's New in Version 1.151

Updates and bug fixes relating to iOS 9.


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Customer Reviews

My most played IOS Game

I really enjoy this game. Some the of the reviews talk about how they could never move first and the game is imbalanced etc. and I felt the same the first time I played it. Came back to it later and dived into the strategy (buy nisshonen or mallicos madmen as your first brigade) and now I can't stop playing it. Like chess, stratego, and army men mixed together. 5/5


I really wanted to like this game, as the idea of managing a customisable army of mercenaries in an open game world sounded really appealing. But after a few battles I found myself more irritated than entertained. Why do the enemy units always move first? It makes my movements irrelevant. Why do their units move so fast, and mine crawl along? I was forever getting flanked. Finally I think the interface isn't really suited for the iPhone, buttons were just a bit too small.

This is for armchair strategists.

One of the greatest strategic games out there, some devs should take note (ahem ,games workshop).

RAVENMARK: Mercenaries
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.151
  • Size: 476 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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