Battle Brothers Hits Early Access


Thanks for those tips @jpinard. Very helpful.


You may not want to do this. Reason being is you want to get as good of relations as possible, as quickly as possible with the factions and towns. This lowers prices of things you need to purchase and raises sale prices. It makes a huge difference in your profitability in the long run. Which leads me to a large database I made. When you get items you may be wondering… is it worth repairing before selling or do I lose money on it?

Tier 1 weapons, you pretty much always lose money. Tier 1 are the first types of weapons you can use. Basic shortsword, first spear, miners pick etc. The most important stat here is the repair cost per tool.
As you can see in the database there’s a surprise in which non-famed item is the most profitable of all - the heavy crossbow. Also some surprises of what is not worth repairing before selling - hunting bow.
Nearly all armor is not worth repairing, only the most expensive armor, and that’s if you have the large number of tools available to do those repairs.

There are two worksheets. You can sort columns.


Oh man you just know the game is good when it requires spreadsheets to play. I’m not even joking.


I forgot to mention I didn’t even put tier 1 weapons nor low value armor in the list since they were all going to lose money. Would have just made the database larger making it harder for someone to find the item they need to check its value. So if it’s not on the list it’s not worth repairing.


Anybody playing this on a Dell XPS 13? The game crashes every time I launch a new campaign. It never used to that when I bought it when it came out of EA so I don’t know what’s changed.


Barbarian units:

Dev Blog #118: The Barbarians, Part II
—Battle Brothers Developer Blog

“Following the introduction of the barbarian faction in part one, this week we’ll take a look at the first three of their unit types and some general combat mechanics.”


The game is rock solid so it must be the hardware. I peruse the reddit sub forum, their official forum and steam forums everyday and not seen a report like that.


Yeah, I’ve tried all their solutions. I’ve reinstalled the game. I’ve sent them an email with my game log and dxdiag. We’ll see if they get back to me.


If the driver does not support OpenGL 3.0 you’ll probably be out of luck.


Probably just don’t use the Dell drivers.


One more day til the next reveal. Come on!


Yes! New music! And its’ really good (as always). Read how they decided to do the music going for vocals over brass.


I’m plunking along in my current game on Beginner economy / Veteran battles. Day 65, 14 guys ranging from level 3-7. I decided to try without Ironman for a while, but accepting moderate losses and only reloading in case of near-total wipeout.

It seems to be pretty slow going trying to ally with a noble house. I’ve freed and returned two prisoners and have spent the majority of my time running the circuit of affiliated towns doing every available contract, and the relationship is still barely “open” and they still aren’t offering missions in the fortified cities.

Not sure if there’s something else I should be doing at this point. It seems like when I take detours or accept missions to leave this territory, the faction relation decays too much to be worth it. And I have an objective to go clear out a wilderness site, but they seem to do the Skyrim thing of getting stronger based on your own strength. There’s one brigand site that I’ve attempted on three separate occasions and each time the mix of enemies has gotten much stronger and stayed ahead of what I could beat at the time.

Oh, is it worth hanging onto direwolf pelts and the like? They have a nominal value of 400, and I’ve been wondering if I’ll find a city somewhere where they’re in demand and I can get close to that amount, but it always seems to be in the 50-70 range everywhere I look.


A real expert can verify, but Noble Houses are mostly interested in your Fame, so completing personal quests is the quickest way to get their attention. After reaching appropriate Fame, I think you may need to choose the Ally with Noble House for it to fire?


It is if you have a brother with a tailoring background. There is a random event where he will make you some nice direwolf armor at some point. So, I always hang onto 2 pelts, just in case.


Thanks to both of you, good to know. I don’t think I have a tailor, so I’ll just sell off the pelts. And I guess I just have to keep trying to complete the site-clearing personal quest I’ve been stuck on for the past 30 days.


Yeah, did they ever make it so you can change your personal quest? That has derailed my games a couple of times. Make the wrong choice and it can really retard your progress.


I think I saw an option to abandon the quest. I haven’t availed myself of it because A) I didn’t realize how important it was or that it was gating access to more interesting contracts, and B) I kept assuming that pretty soon I’d be strong enough to tackle a battle site, not realizing how much those battles scale to stay ahead of your power level.


@Thrag do you have the DLC. If you do, don’t sell them! They are extremely valuable as you can take 3 and make a pelt armor add on. Attach that to armor and it increases its durability and adds fear to anyone that can get afraid when you engage with them.

Are you taking actual Noble House quests vs, town quests when you’re there? Also, finishing 2 and 3 star quests makes a much better difference to Noble houses. 1 Star Noble house quests does very little. When the first conflict thing triggers you’ll get a ton of rep for helping defeat other houses, skewed, or orcs depending on which one you end up with.

Also, which economy difficulty are you using? Hopefully Beginner/Easy as that may make a difference too in how much rep you get for each quest as it also adjust how much money you get.


Uh oh, the barbarians get to bring unholds to battle.