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!
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Release Date: Mar 31, 2010

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Includes 5 items: Mount & Blade, Mount & Blade: Warband, Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars, Mount & Blade: Warband - Viking Conquest Reforged Edition, Mount & Blade: With Fire & Sword

 

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April 4

Viking Conquest Reforged Edition source and 2.023 patch

2.023 Patch for Viking Conquest Reforged Edition is now live!





Along with the mod, we are releasing the source code for modders to use, along with addition assets. Links and terms of use for these, can be found over on the Viking Conquest Downloads Page.

For the server hosters and non-Steam users, you can get the latest version from the Viking Conquest Downloads Page.


Changelog 2.023


Fix rescue slave from village scene
Fix port attack stutter
Remove testing trigger
Fix duplicate ship getting renamed
Add more landing points for faster Norse invasions
Rearrange adventurers' AI trigger to avoid unnecessary AI interruptions (bouncing around at sea)
Change all ti_on_hit to FIRST test if inflicted agent is active (battle red text)
Return to "update all notes" for faction relation changes
Fix suspected critical constant for alliance system
Add check for bad party to script_party_set_ai_state (red text)
Fix wrong dialog option for Trainer in player's refuge.
Fix and document missing prisoners.
Fix refuge dialogs.
Fix refuge training. Limit it to produce only up to L3 troops and have it stop automatically.
Allow refuge items to be refreshed. Have them be from the player culture.
Include attachments when inflicting damage to party from siege event.
Avoid problems by prohibiting companions from being captured by player.
Fix quest dialogs, results.
Update game notes regarding shield taunt.
Take dead player's troops out of scripted mode (frozen skirmishers).
Show when player is mercenary on character report.
Track and test for last town to pay siege tribute (to avoid paying again).
Avoid spawning recruitable dog during village quests.
Move troops and ships from demolished camp.
Alter price adjustment formulas to avoid player from making money just by buying/selling a single item over and over again.
Add script_encounter_calculate_fit to "Charge Villagers" so player gets full party.
Restructure torture dialogs.
Except bandit lairs from icon changes.
Routed parties get ship icons.
Marchoc's polearm skill fixed.
Siege tributes posibilities balanced.
Now you can named only 7 ships, the rest will be random names.

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Modules on Steam Workshop

You can now download, rate and get automatic updates to mods on the Steam Workshop! Go to the Mount&Blade Warband Workshop to try out the mods there. This is still a new feature so please let us know what you think and give us your suggestions, in our discussions forum.

If you are a mod maker and you are wondering how to get your mod(s) on the workshop, then take a look at our instruction thread: http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,307509.0.html

About This Game

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

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.0 GHz or AMD 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card with 64MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 100 MB available space
    • Sound: Standard audio
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP or greater
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200, ATI Radeon 9600, or better
    • Hard Drive: 100MB available space
    • Sound: Standard audio
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X version Mavericks 10.9, or later.
    • Processor: Intel Mac
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M / ATi Radeon 2400 or better
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound: Standard audio
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, Steam OS
    • Processor: Intel Core Duo 2.0 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 3600+
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 6600GT / ATi Radeon 2400 or better
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound: Standard audio
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Buddyluvpeanut
47.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
My personal experience with this game,

-Start as thief
-Everyone hates me
-good start
-Gather army of 30 people
-hellyes.jpg
-bandits attack me
-kill half my men and take rest as prisoner including me
-take me to other side of map
-I escape
-filled with rage I attack all 25 by myself
-kill all of them by myself and take my men
-declare myself as lord of the land
-good stuff

10/10
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[68th] Seán
670.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
It's ok.
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Lord Habberdasher
59.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
I enjoyed this a lot. The combat is solid and the battles are great. It's a game which captures and implements strategic battles without viewing the battle from the air. It puts you on the ground, you're responsible for your troops both in and out of battle, which can makes the game more realistic and fun. Plus, you can become king and conquer the entire land, what's not to love?
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BreadBin
20.4 hrs
Posted: August 28
Forever been wanting a game with big battles that I could take part in upclose and finally found one. Would defiantly suggest buying this if you're into RPG's
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fr0zeN^G
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 28
I havent played an rpg like this before. I like it alot.
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boglin
174.6 hrs
Posted: August 28
swordf
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kila mail cap
196.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
Set in the medieval times, Mount & Blade: Warband claims the title as one of the best medieval games I have ever played. The ability to ride horses, use almost any weapon you want, and the huge map makes this a fun and long game. If you manage to take over the entire map, then there are hundreds of other mods that you can play. The multiplayer has potential, but I would definitely stick to the singleplayer because the multiplayer combat just feels like it isn't fully complete. Overall, I would recommend this game.
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HannasAnarion
16.5 hrs
Posted: August 28
Game-breaking bugs.

I want to love this game. I really do. But after putting 15 hours into my first character, starting to have some real fun, a bug appeared wherein the game crashes whenever you enter the character or inventory screens. A google search revealed that this bug has been known for years, and the devs still have not fixed it.

I therefore cannot recommend this game. The experience is great, until technical problems force you to abandon all of your progress and start over.
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somewhite9uy
268.0 hrs
Posted: August 28
-became a vassal for the Nords
-planned on rebelling and making my own kingdom once I was badass enough and had some land
-Ragnar gave me 4 fiefs, all other lords said I had enough for my achievements
-Ragnar keeps giving me land
-start to think Ragnar has a crush on me
-up to 15 fiefs, almost all castles and towns
-Ragnar finally refuses me a castle I captured
-finally rebel, taking over half of his kingdom with me

10/10 would not sign prenup again
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ToxicTiger
23.7 hrs
Posted: August 28
11/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
416 of 448 people (93%) found this review helpful
334 people found this review funny
Recommended
180.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 1
>buy game
>get info
>"playing as a female peasant is the hardest way to start the game"
>k
>play as female peasant
>name her Lady Troublesome
>lose to bandits many times
>know the pain of humiliating defeat
>escape, and start my quests anew
>seek to be a vassal of the swadian king
>he says no, they will think he has been bewitched
>k
>fight many more battles, and win
>seek to be a vassal of the nords
>he says yes, even gives me a fief
>"i am a nord now"
>go to war with swadia
>destroy the swadian king's forces at his last hold
>he knows no trouble except for the lady for which it is named
>experience true victory, crush the man who crushed my dream
>100 trust with kingdom of nords
>crush the vaegirs, very troublesome indeed
>my warband loses morale as the days go by, they need war
>my warband runs on war
>rhodoks want some trouble
>we end up losing much land due to traitors and defectors
>lady troublesome is angered
>the war is over
>our faction is splintered
>my hope wavers
>"no, i cannot abandon ragnar, for he never abandoned me"
>lady troublesome stands with her liege even if the other lords will not
>war starts up again, it feels like ages since the last one
>sarranids starting some ♥♥♥♥
>"♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ sand people"
>crush the sarranids, they are too squishy to stand up to a wave of troublesome
>war is over, too soon
>war starts up again, it feels like ages since the last one
>khergits talkin some mad ♥♥♥♥
>crush the khergit khanate
>"khan you feel it"
>war is over
>rhodoks attack one of our caravans
>anger combines with troublesome
>war, but i am more than ready
>begin by uniting the nordic homeland
>re-unite the vaegirdom
>take back suno and praven, and then the rest of swadia
>crush the resistance in the desertlands
>i am king ragnars champion
>sweep the curtain in front of the rhodok mountains
>we own everything except the rhodok homelands
>capture every rhodok lord i can get my hands on
>lock them up in a dungeon
>deny their ransom, so i have less lords to fight
>lose honor
>i do not need honor
>i seek victory
>whittle down their defenses
>the last town is yalen, then i will have won
>war ends as soon as i am at the gates of yalen
>"you have known trouble, but you will soon know troublesome"
>build and train my forces
>nords, always nords
>wait outside of yalen for days at a time
>waiting for war
>i am war

as of yet, war has not come, but when she does, she will bring lady troublesome with her
10/10 would kill countless men again
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256 of 264 people (97%) found this review helpful
239 people found this review funny
Recommended
144.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
"Your money or your life!"

funny cause the game takes both
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93 of 106 people (88%) found this review helpful
90 people found this review funny
Recommended
196.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 5
- Spended days in real life to assemble my mighty 180 men strong army, all well trained and experienced fighters.
- Sees a group of 20 deserters
- feeling very confident
- attacks them
- Heroicly charge up front
- gets rekt by lance
- men drag me out of battle
-charge again (less heroic) with almost no health
-horse gets rekt by lance
-faceplant.jpeg
-gets trampled by a horse
- men drag me out of battle
- I order a charge without me
- army gets rekt several times
- gets captured
- whenever I escape I attack them by myself in pure anger
- fail every time
- each time they take some of my loot
- after many in game days I only have a sword, my gloves and my pants
- Stop playing this game for 1 week
-repeat

∞/10



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86 of 102 people (84%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
278.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 14
-Be me
-Huh, reviews look good
-Download
-Wtf is this game.jpeg
-Join Nords because they are the coolest
-Help them conquer all of Calradia
-King Ragnar does not even give me any castles
-Are you serious right now.jpeg
-Convince people to abandon him and help take over his kingdom.
10/10 would backstab again.
Seriously though, this game is so incredibly amazing. I have had more fun in this game than in most AAA games like Fallout 4 or others.
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63 of 70 people (90%) found this review helpful
58 people found this review funny
Recommended
999.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Terrible Game... Not worth more than 5 hours of gameplay.











In all seriousness, this game is one of my favourites. Certainly, it is the game I have spent the most hours playing. Before I explain everything that is right about this game, I will say that the graphics are a little dated. You will not be playing this game for it's graphics.

Now that we have established the long list of problems;

-This game features a unique blend of genres, featuring third person combat, real time strategy, and open-world sandbox.

-Play as a trader, a tournament champion, a robber, a messenger, or when these things become boring: a vassal, a... KING.

-Recruit peasents; level them through their respective faction-based troop trees. This process features complete equipment changes, allowing for visible progression.

-Excellent mod support. In my experience, the number of working Warband mods are near to the number of Skyrim ones.

Finally, you can trust in players like myself who have spend hundreds (or thousands) of hours playing this game. It is very replayable.


11/10 Would destroy the king of Swadia's army of 250 men with my own 32.
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59 of 67 people (88%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
Recommended
77.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
-Entered a tournament for the first time because why not
-Doing well, my character wasn't very good and I was still new to the combat but still could win a one on one pretty easily against the AI
-My ranged attacks were terribly innacurate at the time, had to get right next to anyone to hit anything (especially on horseback)
-Manage to trap a guy against the wall, others join in attacking me or him
-Soon half the tournament participants packed into one corner shooting each other and swinging wildly with swords
-Chaos ensues
-Manage to survive and be the last man standing
-Tournament not over yet, final round
-Me vs some random guy
-Both on horseback with lances
-I had never used a lance before
-IhavenoideawhatI'mdoing
-AI doesn't really know how to use it either, doesn't realize it does 0-1 damage from point blank range
-Chasing each other around the arena trying to hit each other, even if we do line up for a jousting situation it either gets blocked by a shield, misses, or gets messed up and does little or no damage
-Cue Benny Hill theme
-~10 minutes of chasing each other around until I finally figure out how to use it
-Kill him in two hits after that
10/10 would chase a dude around in circles for 10 minutes again

Seriously though, it's a great game. Don't be turned off by the older graphics, it's a ridiculous amount of fun, and there's so many different ways to play between the DLC, mods, and the base game itself.
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
135.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
Easily one of the best games I've ever played. Pretty much any computer can run it. You can literally do ANYTHING from being a famous arena/tournament brawler to the emperor of Calradia. 1658/10 a must for all PC gamers.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
408.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Best game evvah :3

Of course I recommend it.. What a silly question!
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
111.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 3
It looks like a low budget Playstation 2 game, the game engine is janky as hell, the combat is kind of awkward and the shooting is pretty much luck based at distance but this is still one of the most fun times you can have in a multiplayer game on Steam. The 100+ player battles are something else.
The Napoleonic Wars DLC is reason enough to pick this game up, it's unintentionally hilarious (i think) and there's nothing else quite like it out there.
I love this game.

Also i have over 100 hours played and i am yet to touch the single player, that has to be some kind of achievement.
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