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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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post your favorite knight drip


the things i would do to Harlaus if this game had a sex mod


I saw a random YT video about 'Gangs of Glasgow' it looked kinda funny and you can side with the rioting workers in it. But looked too janky to actually play.

Also holy shit the guy playing it had incredibly bad/slow reading comprehension, stay in school kids


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already checking it out


>you can side with the rioting workers
based, I'm tired of always having to side with the lords and not the people when I do a quest in mount and blade, take taxes from this village, escort my serfs who ran away, loot this monastery.


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too bad i can only boot up the remastered version, even when it crashes every 10 minutes


Sorry man, I should have said that when I googled it the results seemed to say it was broken. Though the streamer was playing it so idk


I bet those buckets are empty

That's fucked up though anon sorry


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good news everybody, the game has a sex mod

i downloaded native: gold edition which is a bit broken, faces can become white when you go too far, other than that it contains a mod called dickplomacy reloaded, which is the diplomacy and sex mod I'm talking about, you can make a brothel in this game

i started my campaign, named myself Alunya and surrounded myself with hired thieves, farmers, cutthroats and mercenaries from towns and liberated peasant women from other brigands I attacked, after amassing a huge army i chose to attack harlaus head on until i capture him, failed at that because his army is at 800 and cheated by using the Ctrl+Alt+F4 combination until i got him, then went to camp and take a walk around your camp, now he sits in my cage, my next stop is finding a companion that looks like Grace and making her a part of my degenerate army

tldr; i became alunya and fucked harlaus


Currently playing a Sturgia campaign in Bannerlord . I like having the ability to actually command the bulk of a kingdom's army (AI is terminally retarded) but starting your own is insanely hard. I tried this in my last campaign but by the time I had enough cash to fund myself the map had been carved up by a Battania, Aserai, and Kuzhaits. I was a small fry and while I was able to hold out for a while, beating them was damn near mathematically impossible. I also only got as far as I did by scooping up a bunch of landless lords from the Northern Empire as it was collapsing. I've heard that its possible to become the ruler of an existing kingdom, but how does one go about this?



Nude mods are something expected. But a sex mod? Based.


it even comes with pegging



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which faction in Vanilla Warband's calradia is our guys? so far the kingdoms we're talking about are an arab caliphate, a Mongol khanate, russian Rurik kingdom, classic french kingdom, a genoan "republic" and a vikang realm


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Are there people who unironically prefer Warband to Bannerlord? Why?


>Don't Be a peasant


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nostalgia glasses or simply not being able to boot up the latter due to ass computer


Honestly Bannerlord is an exemplary sequel. It kept all the great things about Warband and either improved on them (especially graphics and UI/quality of life) or simply gave us more content (bigger map, more factions, more mechanics like civil wars and rebellions etc).


Hm, gaming in Syria doesn't look that bad.

Meanwhile, SEGA fucks game modders over by adding DRM.


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Anybody every use the Diplomacy mod for Bannerlord? It adds a lot more depth to diplomacy and politics like military alliances, non-aggression pacts, coups, secessions, and civil wars. However sometimes it produces some wacky shit like here where some clans seceded from the Northern Empire to form a new kingdom, and then some more clans seceded from the secessionist kingdom producing this monstrosity.

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