In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!Read full description
In a land torn asunder by incessant warfare, it is time to assemble your own band of hardened warriors and enter the fray. Lead your men into battle, expand your realm, and claim the ultimate prize: the throne of Calradia!
Mount & Blade: Warband is the eagerly anticipated stand alone expansion pack for the game that brought medieval battlefields to life with its realistic mounted combat and detailed fighting system.
Graphical overhaul: Support added for HDR, FSAA, depth of field, soft particles, tone mapping, and many other effects
New models with greater detail and high-quality textures
Multiplayer battles with up to 64 players. Multiplayer modes include Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Conquest, Battle, and Siege
A campaign allowing you to become the ruler of a faction and convince lords to become your vassals
The ability to upgrade your companions to vassals by granting them lands
The ability to marry a lady of the realm for romance or cold political gain. Try to win a lady’s heart through poetry or bravery
Improved mechanics for soldier morale: Soldiers will break and run away if their morale gets too low
Pick any projectile off the battlefield for use as additional munitions
New motion-captured combat animations
Numerous improvements to the combat system: Your shield will still stop arrows even if you are not actively defending
The ability to play multiplayer matches on random maps as well as hand-designed ones
Multiplayer equipment system: Earn money by fighting opponents or accomplishing goals
The ability to use most throwing weapons in close combat: Switch to using a javelin as a short spear when the enemy gets close
Spend gold on more powerful equipment, using a carefully balanced system that will make combat more exciting without giving too much of an advantage to the leading team
This game is awesome. I don't really know how, but it's really fun. Start with you and a few people, run around fighting bandits and recruiting villagers and build your army how you want. Prefer a fast, mobile archer force? No problem. Want a bunch of spearmen and archers to brawl? Go for it. Heavy knights that will crush anything in your path? Get ready to grind that out but have fun. Running around the map and being a noble, trustworthy ally is great, even when sometimes the king you're working with turns out to be an asshat. But it you'd rather, you can dash around being a complete knob to everyone you meet. Play this game. 10/10
This is one of the most replayable games I've ever played, probably due to the sandbox and the way the game changes depending on what stage you are. Also, you can choose very different playstyles, like a horse archer in one, or a knight in another, or even concentrate on having great leadership skills and little fighting aptitude. You can also decide to be a ruthless, cruel leader, or a honorable, good samaritan, which will determine which lords and companions will put up with you. Add to that some amazing mods that either expand or overhaul this fairly old game, and you'll probably end up going back to it every so often, like I do. i simply Couldn't recommend this more.
One of the more expansive RPG's, with an excellent melee combat system. The various factions offer a variety of play styles if you are willing to specialise. However, it's often more rewarding to take a hodge-podge of units from 2 or 3 factions. The castle combat is not incredibly deep, or interesting. It is, in fact, one of the weakest parts of the game. It bears little relation to actual siegecraft, and very little in terms of actual strategy. Compared to the open field combat, there is very little to it. The politics in the game is interesting, but really the game only opens up when you strike out on your own. Making alliances to wipe out the annoying faction who keeps attacking you will make you feel like a master strategist, and it is absolutely glorious. In general, the companions are more annoying than useful, but they are all unique and interesting characters with their own backstories and motivations. It is a pity that they level up slowly, and you when you pick up a new one they are invariably low level and a hindrance in battle. Even with its many many flaws, this is still one of the most amazing games ever made. Buy it, and you will not be disappointed.
Mount & Blade was the first PC game i have bought. And Warband was the second game (multiplayer, more realistic combat, more mods) +Mounted combat +Bows, javelins +Blades, spears +Training +Tournaments +Army vs army combats (with mods you can make it like 100 vs 100) +Lots of mods. (for example: lotr, game of thrones, hundred years etc) +More realistic combat +Not only level system but also combat weapon experience system too. +Better multiplayer game modes (for example: castle sieges with real players or open world games like persistent mod) -You can not feel outside like the elder scrolls. (when at outside villages or combats it goes to 3rd person map view) At last: Give it a try. You will LOVE it!
Lost over 1400 h playing this game mods napoleonic wars and sword of damocles there where more bbut napoleonic war sweet dam if you like linefighting and charging into enemy lines with byonets then this is the game for you join a regiment and start playing you wont regret it i didnt
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