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Release Date: Dec 11, 2014

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Viking Conquest: Reforged Edition

______________| VIKING CONQUEST: REFORGED EDITION |______________


We're glad to present the next version of Viking Conquest, the Reforged Edition. It represents a huge step with new features and content added such as minigames, new minor quests and a new short questline.. It's been reforged.

Although old savegames will be 100% compatible, some of the new features will only be available in new campaigns.
Viking Conquest: Reforged Edition is coming to all owners of the DLC very soon. Check out the awesome new features in this thread(link)!

Features

The Last Tuatha De Danann

Hofs Of the Nordic Gods

Dog Companion

Leader of a Faction

Hunting

Working Minigames

Ambush System

Companions

Roleplay

Improved Atmosphere

New Set of Items

Breakable Equipment

Kingdom Improvement

Mutiplayer Improved

Inmersion

Customization

About This Content

Reforged Edition

Viking Conquest Reforged Edition is a completely free update to all owners of Viking Conquest, which adds a host of new features and content as well as re-balancing and fixing previous issues with the DLC. Play through an all new storyline set in dark, mysterious Ireland, befriend a canine companion and master the art of fighting with the unpredictable Berserker units. Rekindle your passion for Viking warfare and reforge your path in this much improved version.


  • The Last Tuatha De Danann
    All new story, set in dark, mysterious Ireland where nothing is what it seems and truths are hidden...
  • Hofs of the Nordic Gods
    Visit the holy grounds of the Nordic Gods. Make sacrifices and recruit powerful yet unpredictable Berserker troops into your army.
  • Dog Companion
    A loyal canine friend who will stay by your side, even on the battlefield.
  • Start As Leader of a Faction
    Skip the rise to power and get straight into Reforged Editions expanded kingdom management.
  • Crouching and Hunting
    Feed your men a better variety of food by hunting wild boar but beware, startle these creatures and they're liable to attack.
  • Working (minigames)
    Out of luck and out of pennings. Commit yourself to an honest day's work in a quarry, mine or farmstead.
  • New Ambush System
    There is no greater weapon than the element of surprise; catch your enemies off guard with an ambush attack. Though you must keep your wits about you, or you could be the target of an ambush yourself.
  • Adventuring Companions
    Companions that leave the player's party from discontent may now strike out on their own as adventurers, gathering their own forces and making their mark on the world.
  • New Quests and Roleplay Events
    Discover assassination plots, interfere in affairs of religion and more with these new sandbox quests.
  • Improved Atmosphere
    New ambient sounds and scene contribute to a richer experience in historical Dark Age Britain.
  • New Items
    Dozens of new weapons and armours as well as updates to old visuals.
  • Battles
    Improved enemy AI, incorporating tactics and formations add a new dimension to battles. Shock troops such as the Berserkir fight like animals but in the heat of battle may not distinguish friend from foe.
  • Kingdom Improvements
    Customise your kingdom's colour, ransom prisoners to the enemy and raise your peasants as a levy army in times of need.
  • Expanded Multiplayer
    New scenes and Raid game mode. Improvements to the UI and additional options for server admins to take control of the invaders in Invasion mode.
  • More Immersion
    Special player traits and the ability to spread rumours to influence people throughout the land. More lively scenes with domestic animals walking around. Extra information about your companions and the option of a second player outfit for use outside of battle, as well as much more roleplay and many more immersive features.
  • Customise Your Level of Difficulty and Goals
    Set your own goals to become an Infamous Raider, Strong King, Beloved Warrior and more. Customise your difficulty options to cater your own experience and challenge.

Viking Conquest


From the creators of the popular “Brytenwalda” mod, “Viking Conquest” is a brand new DLC for Mount & Blade Warband! This single and multi player DLC brings Mount & Blade to historical Dark Age Britain, complemented by authentic scenes and cultures. The DLC features a story mode with a complex plot, where choices have real consequences, as well as a standard sandbox mode in an all new setting, with expanded options and controls. Online battling also takes on its own flavour, with special modes like Coastal Assault and Warlord.

  • Living world that evolves around you, with historical and random events, as well as the actions of the player all contributing.
  • More than 300 new cities, castles, villages and special scenes to discover, explore, conquer and plunder.
  • More than 200 historical characters and 100 extra NPCs: Kings, Lords, Ladies, bards, priests and many others. Meet legendary figures like Ivar the Boneless or his bother Sigurd Snake-in-the-Eye, royalty like Harald, later known as FairHair, or Aelfred of Wessex.
  • A story mode where the player will be part of a complex plot involving political conspiracy, during the time the sons of Ragnar were leading their Great Heathen Army through Britain. An immersive game style with choice and consequence, romance, betrayal, moments of greatness and ruin.
  • A sandbox mode, the classic Mount&Blade system, where goals are determined by the player, but with all the richness and options offered by the new setting.
  • More than 15 possible companions, with deep interaction and different personalities. Sometimes their conflicts will force you to use cunning and diplomacy.
  • A complex religion system with two faiths, The Norse Gods and Christianity, with monasteries, special NPCs and parties. Religion will be a important factor in the game that will affect the player's interactions even within their own party.
  • Naval travel and warfare, a key feature to really make the setting complete.
  • Battles can range from simple robbery to massive naval conflicts between huge fleets laden with warriors, all in dynamic battles where you can pilot your own boat, adjusting for factors such as wind, waves, and weather.
  • The option to build your own refuge, hire staff for it, and populate it with the wives and children of your troops...
  • Detailed siege warfare system, with options to reduce a defender by hunger or morale, or by direct assault. With hard choices, plagues and famines, coastal assaults.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 3GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.8 GB available space
    • Video Card: Graphics card (256 MB+) (does not support integrated graphics card)
    • DirectX®: Directx 9.0c
    • Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
    Strong:
    • OS: Windows® XP, Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.8 GB available space
    • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600, ATI Radeon HD 2600, or better (does not support integrated graphics card)
    • DirectX®: Directx 9.0c
    • Sound: Direct X-compatible sound card
    • OS: OS X version Mavericks 10.9, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M / ATi Radeon 2400 or better
    • Hard Drive: 1.8 GB available space
    • Sound: Standard audio
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Steam OS
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT / ATi Radeon 2400 or better
    • Hard Drive: 1.8 GB available space
    • Sound: Standard audio
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Posted: June 29
Its good, it has more content and context than the base game, to be expected, theres still a few bugs floating around and i mean just a few. Combat feels tougher here, but you feel better for achieving more. Well worth buying.
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AL2
Posted: June 28
When i first saw this DLC i was very happy.Beacuse i love Vikings.I read about there history from their gods to their food,from their leaders to battles.I am just in love with Vikings and i loved Mount and Blade Warband so i thoght this was the perfect DLC for me.

But then i read the reviews and it was awful.People said it was just trash.So i didnt buy it for a long time.
But i just recent looked at the reviews again and people said it was fixed, its everything that you ever wanted from this DLC.
And i just instantly bought it

They were right.I love this DLC.Worth it for a Blood Eagle...
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Sore loser
Posted: June 28
Nice and spicy.
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Æthelwulf
Posted: June 27
First of all, Warband is basically the best game i've ever played in my life. Im saying that after about 20 hours played. I'm 27 and have played games my whole life, so that's really saying something.

Viking Conquest makes this game even better... The fact that its a real life map and scenario makes it SUCH an immersive experience, and there are all kinds of starting options for super realism/simulation. You feel truly accomplished winning your first battle, getting your first horse, etc.

This is basically like a viking simulator, but there are actually a few cultures to play as, and you can also be christian obviously.

If you're a fan of this period in history, it's a must. It's a one of a kind experience.
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sammy2807
Posted: June 27
A good game but very buggy i have a bug where after a while when i load up my save game all of my inventory has disappeard and my character is bald. it does it in sandbox and story.
plus side though i love the formations especially the sheild wall playing in first person really makes you feel imersed in the battle.
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Kiru Hakekyu
Posted: June 26
Everyone looks like vikings.
ten outta ten was not immersed
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Gaming Grandpa
Posted: June 26
I'm never going to the pharmacist with my mom ever again.
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Gerack
Posted: June 26
If you liked Warband's singleplayer, you'll love this. Great, deep campaign in and acurate recreation of the Dark Ages. I didn't think Warband could become this much better. "Viking Conquest" is just awesome.
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Teddy Roosevelt
Posted: June 26
I mean its a bit fun but its not even close to the vannila game.
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Tony Griffin
Posted: June 26
gud gam for hot bab
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29 of 30 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 10
When I discovered that the team behind the Brytenwalda mod for Mount and Blade Warband were behind this DLC I purchased it almost instantly. Instant game purchases are a rare thing for me, but for a product of the Brytenwalda team I made an exception. For those who don’t know Brytenwalda is a (heartily recommended) free mod for Warband set in the dark ages of Britain and Ireland. The sense of place, historical care and top-notch world building set it apart from other mods – and I’ve tried quite a few. Indeed I think I’ve probably spent far more time playing the game with the mod than without it. Getting another rich world from the Brytenwalda team to play in was a pleasant surprise, and I jumped at the chance to see what they’d come up with.

Unfortunately initially their offering wasn’t in a great state. On launch Viking Conquest was a bug-ridden mess that quickly convinced me I’d wasted my money and should take the whole experience as a sort of parable in ‘buyer beware’. Then, some months later, Viking Conquest relaunched with the ‘reforged edition’. Normally I don’t think much of such relaunches, but I thought that I’d give the game another try. I was happily surprised to discover the relaunch was actually warranted: the original bug ridden mess had been fixed up massively and some needed new content was added in the interim. The result – the game you get for your purchase – actually manages to live up to the expectations all those happy hours playing Brytenwalda raised in me.

The first thing you get with the DLC is a new setting, about as good a recreation of a healthy chunk of northern Europe in the Viking age as can be within the Warband engine. The engine, despite being used to do some new things in this DLC, is actually remarkably well-behaved during normal gameplay. Naval battles – a new feature – work surprisingly well and the larger number of troops possible on the field won’t cause you any trouble if you have sufficient hardware (though do consider restarting the game every now and then, elsewise you start getting FPS problems).

What sets the mod apart though – as with Brytenwalda – is not the technical side of things but the mod’s ability to put you in a different place and time and make you feel like it’s a place worth exploring and conquering. Vanilla Mount and Blade always failed to do this for me due to the generic nature of the factions and characters and the abject lack of anything but samey villages and towns on the map. Viking Conquest’s characters on the other hand, both the real and fictional ones, are actually very interesting and make the world feel populated while the map itself features a variety of interesting places to explore beyond the towns and villages (which have been rebuilt themselves).

This much I expected from the Brytenwalda team – they’ve done this sort of thing before – what I didn’t expect them to do was also implement an engaging story. This was difficult to do due to the sandbox nature of Mount and Blade’s signature gameplay and, while the story-driven and sandbox parts of the game don’t always get along as you play through the story, they usually live together in far more harmony than the story’s protagonists. The story itself is also pretty good; a personal drama told against the backdrop of rich history in which you do have to make some interesting choices and can hurt yourself through foolishness. You can ignore it all if you want, but it’s worth a play-through.

Some of the combat mechanics have also been modified a little to improve playability. Given the prevalence of spears in the game’s setting, the addition of an overhand strike with the weapon is a welcome improvement. The side-quests you chance upon are also much better than anything I ever found in vanilla.

If you like Brytenwalda, you’re pretty sure to like this DLC just as much and if you’ve ever noticed the stale nature of the gameworld in standard Mount and Blade you should give either or both a try. The game is also safe to play now, after some major improvements since launch. Happily recommended.
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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 17
The Viking conquest DLC, is a must own for any fan of the single player campaigns in the Mount & Blade franchise. Especially if you like vikings, for obvious reasons. A new map, new factions, religions, and boats for sea combat and travel, and so on. Make it fresh all over again.

I purchased the DLC some time ago and did not get around to playing it until recently. I read several reviews before writing this one and it's safe to say you can disregard any thumbs down reviews based on low fps, lag, bugs, or any other technical issues. They either never existed in the 1st place, or have since been patched out.

Like M&B? Like Vikings? If yes, then what are you waiting for?? Get the game!

10/10 Would start out as a Pagan and sack monasteries to please the all father again.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 24
I've played this game a long time ago at a friend's house, and I need to say: It was a trash. Lot of bugs, crashes, troops stopping to fight, etc. I saw it in promotion and saw it was updated, so I bought. Now, the game is wonderful, they corrected the bugs and even added more stuff and campaign. If you liked warband, buy this. If you played long ag, before the update, play it again.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: June 7
>bought this dlc
>wasn't expecting much due to reviews
>launch the game
>start a new game
>"oh ♥♥♥♥ there is a campaign and you can choose to play as a jarl or king? sweet"
>chooses campaign
>put onto a boat with other people
>aparently i was on my way to the kingdom of the frisians
>learn basic combat and a bit of why i chose this journey
>i have a friend named bodo which almost sounds like frodo
>we end up getting spotted by vikings
>we board eachother and we end up dying but in the most heroic way, charging head first into battle with a warcry
>wake up, learn that everyone on the ship was apparently killed and my mother was presumed dead.

i'd write more but i can't greentext too much on steam. i've put 20+ solid hours into this. this dlc has been fixed and it is so much fun to play. i recommend you get the game as it is worth the full price. there are a few glitches here and there, for example: when you progress quite far into the game and you join the anglo saxons, you are given a task of capturing a fort and you are to hold it for 20 days. well i was heavely out matched when i fought (10:1) but some how i survived due to my soldiers being veterans. although i captured the village, i had to retreat due to the fact that i was low on troops. i went back to my allied borders, got more troops and healed all of my soldiers. came back to the fort and it was apparently taken back by the enemy, i went to attack it again because it only had 100 troops and i had roughly around 200, i could not enter the fort or do anything. i waited for a few days but nothing happened.

this game expansion is great and i sincerely hope you purchase it for the singleplayer experience.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 25
Used to have a lot of bugs but its perfect now. Finished campaign with no bugs whatsoever.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 16
This DLC adds much more content campaign wise than the vanilla game. You can have sea battles and seiging is far more detailed than before. There are many new functions that would have been great in the vanilla game but still works well here. There are many new factions and religion is even a factor in how relations go. As per usual there are many glitchy problems with this game that likely exist because the engine can't handle everything too well. (i.e. sea battles. seiging) The biggest issue I find is that the game is far too hard to play as it is next to impossible to upgrade troops before they're killed in battle and money is a pain to keep up. Playing without cheats would require far more grinding than what the vanilla game needed.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: June 22
Do you enjoyed watching Vikings show? Do you want to meet Sigurd "Snake-in-the-eye"? Do you want to feel like a real Viking? This game is just for you!
I played many free mods from Nexus and steam workshop and i can say this one is very balanced mode (like Floris mod) in every aspect of the game also is very fun to play. By the way, dont mind negative reviews, mostly it refers the version before Reforged edition.
People complaining about slow leveling of the troops, high weekly cost, high cost building of ships and equipment etc etc. Indeed game is harder than vanilla. You lost more when you losing battle, leveling your character and troops takes more time, limited equipment (guys its 9th century) but it doesn't justify to give negative review... you can change difficulty.
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1,490 of 1,607 people (93%) found this review helpful
580 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: January 24, 2015
Come back everyone, it works now.
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1,143 of 1,284 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,664 people found this review funny
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Posted: January 1, 2015
After several hours of pillaging, killing and Stealing in England, nothing feels better then returning home and sitting down to play some Viking Conquest.
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365 of 386 people (95%) found this review helpful
117 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 27, 2015
The poor reviews are out of date. This is a superb Viking game. If you like Mount and Blade, and you like vikings, this is for you. Raid, plunder, sell villagers to salt mines and stand as the speartip of the Norse Invasion. Or the shield against it.

Or, you know, wander around Ireland doing manual labour and looking for a dog.
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