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Get your 4x Warhammer strategy gaming on, as Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War from Proxy Studios and Slitherine Ltd is free to claim and keep until June 1st. It has Native Linux support and is Steam Deck Playable.

What is it? "Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War brings you to a world of terror and violence with the first turn-based 4X strategy game set in the Warhammer universe. Face challenging AI or cooperate or compete with friends and strangers across the globe."

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Features:

  • Play as one of four iconic Warhammer factions (Astra Militarum, Space Marines, Orks or Necrons), each with their own unique playstyle and technology tree. Explore a randomly generated world filled with special features and threatening wildlife that can crush your troop's morale. Secure control of powerful ancient artefacts to grant you an edge against rival factions.
  • Construct cities, buildings and fortifications to expand your empire and produce an army to vanquish your foes. Harvest resources and research new technologies to fuel and upgrade your machinery of war.
  • Progress through a different storyline with each faction as their destiny on Gladius Prime, a world tainted by the warp, unfolds. In the end, when all the dust has settled, only one faction can emerge victorious.
  • Command a wide array of devastating weaponry, issue city edicts and deploy tactical operations. Recruit hero units that possess distinct special abilities and can be equipped with items, ranging from advanced grenades to mighty relics of the past. As they become more and more powerful with each rank, they turn into true champions of your cause.

Not only are they giving it away, but they also just released a new free upgrade and a Firepower Pack DLC to go with it, that adds in 10 whole new units to the game.

Free to keep until June 1st. You can grab it on Steam.

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5 comments

Purple Library Guy May 26, 2023
After watching the trailer, two things. First, don't name your peaceful planet "Gladius"--you just know something will go wrong. Coulda called it "Agricola" or something, but nooo. Second, the old Tolkien story: "Too deep they delved . . ."


Last edited by Purple Library Guy on 26 May 2023 at 8:01 pm UTC
Klaas May 27, 2023
Quoting: Purple Library GuyCoulda called it "Agricola" or something
An risk being stuck in a Uwe Rosenberg game?
tuubi May 27, 2023
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Quoting: Klaas
Quoting: Purple Library GuyCoulda called it "Agricola" or something
An risk being stuck in a Uwe Rosenberg game?
I mainly knew Agricola as the guy who wrote the first Finnish language ABC book in the 16th century, so Purple's reference was quite confusing. Then I remembered once reading about the Roman general with the same name, and realised that the name probably means "farmer" or something along those lines. Made me feel slightly less dumb. Still missing the actual reference, most likely.
Purple Library Guy May 27, 2023
Quoting: tuubi
Quoting: Klaas
Quoting: Purple Library GuyCoulda called it "Agricola" or something
An risk being stuck in a Uwe Rosenberg game?
I mainly knew Agricola as the guy who wrote the first Finnish language ABC book in the 16th century, so Purple's reference was quite confusing. Then I remembered once reading about the Roman general with the same name, and realised that the name probably means "farmer" or something along those lines. Made me feel slightly less dumb. Still missing the actual reference, most likely.
No, just because it means farmer. I personally learned that from Farmer Giles of Ham, one of Tolkien's smaller and more amusing stories.
trev0r May 27, 2023
How is coop in this game?
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