The Iron Oath official artwork with the logo

[Update]: My review for The Iron Oath is now out, and in short it's a promising turn-based strategy, though still quite rough around the edges.

As is tradition for the genre, the upcoming The Iron Oath is all about building up your team, exploring the world in search of treasure and secrets, and naturally, resolving most of your disagreements through good ol' fashioned turn-based combat. However, instead of having just one team you need to take care of, The Iron Oath will task you with managing and financing an entire mercenary guild through the ages!

As time goes by your mercenaries will age, retire or simply become incapacitated, so sticking to just one winning strategy won't get you very far. Instead you'll need to cultivate a diverse roster of mercenaries, foster political relationships with the factions you believe most likely to stand the test of time, and ideally pick and choose contracts that won't make you the least popular person around.

What this looks like in actual gameplay, that you can get a pretty good idea of through the recently posted trailer. Have a gander, The Iron Oath really is quite charming:

While The Iron Oath will be launching onto PC this April 19th, you don't actually have to wait that long in order to give it a try. In fact you can play it right now, or rather a portion of it, as The Iron Oath has a free demo available on Steam!

Have fun messing around with the demo, and once the full version arrives I'll make sure to let you know. Until then, I'll leave you with a couple of teaser images to help set the mood:

The Iron Oath screenshot of the huge world map

The Iron Oath screenshot of the turn-based strategy combat in action

The Iron Oath strategy game screenshot of one of the cities