The following Iron Brigade Guide is a culmination of the efforts of Ben Fisher, John Laster, Steve Melton, Todd Schlickbernd, and Zac Lace. Special thanks goes to Double Fine for their advice and guidance.
Update: We have changed only the title of this guide to Iron Brigade. The rest of it still uses the game’s original name, “Trenched”. We have added the Rise of the Martian Bear DLC to the guide at the bottom.
Trenched released on Xbox Live Arcade on June 22, 2011, featuring a hybrid action tower defense style of gameplay and Double Fine’s unique blend of humor. If you haven’t purchased the game yet, we highly recommend checking out our Trenched review. Make sure to bookmark this page once you have downloaded the game for your go to source for all things related to Trenched.
Unlock Guides: We have worked with Double Fine to document every single weapon, emplacement, trench part and clothing item in the game. Not sure how to unlock Mr. Pancakes, wondering how the Gungnir compares to the “Fighting Wolverine”, or if you have the best possible emplacement? Check out our unlock guides:
Level Guides: One of the biggest drawbacks to Trenched is the lack of a minimap. We have alleviated this problem to the best of our ability. Our level guide include a labeled, top down aerial map along with a wave guide that details every wave of enemies and where they spawn in each level. We have also included Do’s and Don’ts that will help you complete each level. If you’re having a hard time getting gold make sure to check out our strategies for each level:
Achievements: If you’re stuck on any of the achievements, we have a detailed Trenched achievement guide.