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A thread for discussing Mount & Blade series.
Which game do you play? Do you have favorite mods? Are you active in multiplayer? Do you roleplay? Tell us about your characters and their adventures!


I really loved Prophecy of Pendor, I'll play bannerlord when there is something like that for it and I don't have a potato computer


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Recently I started (and already stopped) playing Warband again, Aut Caesar aut nihil mod. Really good, set during reign of emperor Nero. There is a system of gradually making your way up through Roman society, rather than simple adventurer => noble => king as in vanilla warband. Also has most of Viking Conquest features.
Although instead of staying in Rome, I roleplayed an escaped slave, started by repeatedly attacking Roman patrol to get my relationship with them to -30, and run away to Germania, where I made my living as trader and hunter.
I wanted to have as much realistic roleplay as possible so I gave myself whole bunch of restrictions:
>has to sleep at night
<by default can carry only food + 1 item (as long as it isnt too heavy) in inventory, more by either getting more people in the party (1 for each) or by getting pack animals (1 item regardless of weight for donkey, 2 for mule and horse)
>as female character in patriarchal society, I cant hire anybody or get any quests until my renown is sufficiently high, with exception of hiring women, and even then it has to be actual female warriors, because camp followers arent signing up to be frontline infantry
<when defeated, lose everything, all money, equipment, stuff in inventory (exception if you get away from your captors by them getting defeated by another party, in which case you get to keep what you were wearing)
>hunting doesnt take in-game time, so if I hunt I fast-forward whole day, and also if I get injured during hunt go to arena during next visit to town and get myself smacked around, because the game restores your health after hunt
And couple other minor rules, mostly pertaining to character roleplay, like never hunting deers because they cant fight back, not taking slaves, not buying armor I think looks ugly, etc.

I really loved that mod during my first playthrough, but then I tried making different character and realized the mod isnt made for anything other than honorable mounted archer/knight. That takes away the freedom which made Warband fun.


gekokujo was nice. though m&b is a grindfest it was at least nice to play as some japanese mercenary band larping as ronin


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My heart breaks that the only two modern day/World War mods I've found are hopelessly busted and no longer being worked on. (The Red Wars and Das Parabellum)


I mean the game engine isnt really made for modern warfare. Have you tried Between Empires? Havent played it myself, but heard good things about it. Has guns, machineguns, cannon, even tank I think? Also technology research and political systems. Basically Warband Victoria 2, starting in 19th century up to WW1 era.


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New start of Aut Caesar aut nihil, same rules as before, plus new one - not being able to visit healer to fix a wound sustained in battle I lost (so -1 to a stat permanently). Over 500 days in, just now managed to scrape together 50 renown, because a single loss means loosing everything and back to square one. Recently got attacked (well I attacked and didnt count on enemy having reinforcements) and surrendered, so no equipment, but I do have my renown, meaning I can take quests from Guild Masters. Only in Britain though, thats where I made most of it fighting their deserters, who have high level and good stats, but are poorly armored so you get good renown/risk ration fighting them. Good way of making money is being a cattle thief, lot better than robbing peasants. Also trading spice and silk from east, but getting there is dangerous. Rome conquered most of Mesopotamia, Parthian empire has only one town and is their ally. Only parts of the world free from Roman yoke are Germanic tribes east of Rhine, eastern steppes and Britain. Recently they expanded into Dacia and around Black Sea.


Any mod recommendations for mods where you can build and manage your own cities/castles/settlements? For either warband or the original.


Nova Aetas?


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1300 days in. Because for some reason year in this mod is roughly 1/3 of what it should be, my character, who started as 18, is now in her 30s. Despite leveling I keep loosing stats to injuries and random events, so I am far below my starting attributes, with exception of strength, which I managed to keep 16. Got completely wiped repeatedly, I have nothing now, no renown, no money or equipment. Romans are expanding into Germania and Britain, and the constant fighting results in those areas being infested by looters, deserters, and Roman armies, who keep robbing me of everything, prevent me from getting back on my feet. I need over 10K denarius to get decent equipment + shitty horse to solo looter bands, and even then fighting bigger ones gets too risky. This might be the first Warband game I just straight-up lost, if Romans manage to take over Germania I no realistic path out of being just a wandering tramp.


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Oh hey, did you know you can get negative skill points when you loose intelligence? Just found out.


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And done, Im giving up. This is the second longest Warband game I ever done I think. Longest one was Viking Conquest where I got over 3000 days.


at least you fought the good fight anon. the romans time is numbered


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Starting another character, this time in Viking Conquest. Actually my first time playing it unmodded, previously I always used Balance Patch mod.
My character is a young Norse woman names Dagný with a dream to become a famous warrior. The mostly same rules as >>31445 playthrough, with some changes to accommodate VC, such as being allowed to use healer even if you sustain injury in loosing battle, because unlike Aut Caesar aut nihil, there are no ways to rise your attributes in VC. Another problem is a donkey/mule to carry stuff, they dont exist in VC, the cheapest alternative is a pony for 6k. So I am gonna just accept it, although I am going to treat lame/swaybacked version as normal for roleplay purposes, because this is way too expensive. But I can carry unlimited amount of items sailing from port to port, I just cant walk with it.

So anyway, I started by deleting my starting money and honey, so my initially I had nothing but a clothes, bow, dagger, and a single coin to my name. I started in Norway, made some money by working in homestead, lumber camp, and hunting boars. Hunting is fun in VC, you have to organically track the herd on overworld. After putting together small capital, transitioned to trading goods,mainly iron and soapstone, between villages and Norways only city.
Just moving around is quite dangerous, the country is absolutely infested with bandits. Although good thing is they are contend to collect "toll" when they catch you instead immediately clubbing you to death.

I dont think it is. Germanic tribes actually managed to briefly unite and sack couple of their border fortresses, but then Romans peaced out with them one by one until only a single tribe remained in war, which they conquered.


>I dont think it is.

I meant in the long term heh


Yeah, I suppose I could play 457AD.


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My first kill. A lone bandit I attacked. And I remembered that in VC, outlaws are a faction, meaning fighting them lowers the relationship, and when it gets low they no longer offer you chance to pay for free passage, they just attack you outright.

So I put together some coin to buy tar in Norway and ship passage to Bebbanburh in Norsemen occupied Britain, to make hefty profit. Traded some wool with nearby villages, put together enough money to buy myself mid-tier equipment. Right now I am farming renown and exp hunting down small 2 men bandit parties.

I cant emphasize how much I love the aesthetics and atmosphere of this game. Particularly the music score, and the ruined Roman cities meshed with Dark Age cottages. What actually made me replay it was this thread on /siberia/ https://leftypol.org/siberia/res/467582.html


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