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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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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Lord_Locus
( 105.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Warband is an open-world actiongameset in midieval times. Considering it's releasedate it has pretty awesome graphics. Of course the engine is outdated, but that dosen't matter too much. You can of course vreate your own character, let him join the other factions (or make your own) equip him with cool gear, take over castles and cities or just ride around and dominate the battlefield. You can recruite your own troops (how many you can recruit depends on your leadership-skille level and some other factors as well). That was all that i found remarkably great in this game.

Of course it has some downsides.-->

It has some bugs, which are of course pretty annoying, but not game ruining.
The AI is very poor, both your team and enemy team.

What could they have done better in this game?:
They could have added more siging options (like in "with fire and sword") Instead, some cities you tahe with only ladders on the walls and some, you take witha siegetower, not even letting you choose whihc one you would like to use.
They could have improved the AI.

But all in all a very enjoyable game, no questline, no lore-knowlegde in-game (except the obvious).
But still the good aspects of the game overrule the bad ones! HUGE thumps up from Denmark!
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Barbarossa Bey
( 50.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Original game is not as interesting as Vikings Reforged DLC.. repetitive game experience and still laggy.

These communists have nothing better to do than check out reviews and downvote them when instead they could be improving their game... how pathetic..


For people considering buying this game I strongly suggest you to have a $5000 computer with compatibility for extreme gaming.. it is fun game for a high processor; otherwise be ready to face the ultimate lag experience. Make sure you get a $10,000 computer when M&BII gets released.


PS. commies. fix your game(s) instead of waste time on downvoting on Steam. Very pathetic of you.. seriously.
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Lermonade
( 9.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Killing time simulator
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Liam
( 50.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Yeah its good, but you already know this
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semi-pro
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Product received for free
very nice
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Atlantikz
( 74.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
This game gets a lot of positive reviews and it thoroughly deserves them. I like most things about this game but the best thing? It's SIZE!

This game takes 15 minutes to download. That's all. It isn't even 1GB. This makes it PERFECT for people out there with older operating systems. And let me tell you, this game is in no way short. People have spent thousands of hours playing this and I can see why. Plus when you're done with the campaign there are loads of mods out there that make tweaks, changes or completely overhaul the campaign.

All in all it's cheap, fun and very much a case of less is more. Buy it.
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GianniCJ
( 254.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
Were did my life go?

Its was this game that were
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Jingqian
( 96.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Mount & Blade: War band plays like a modern indie game. Not so well polished graphically, game play, or in general but it keeps on bringing you back for more.

With Vinilla providing 6 faction, each representing empires from medieval times and diversity in units and combat formation it reminds me of Total War RTS combat assuming you are the general and charge into to battle without having a major risk of possibly dying.

Story wise is there isn't any worth noting. You are your own story. You can either serve for a king and become a warlord with castle.under your name, betray your kingdom by taking out the king and becoming it's ruler, or forge your own kingdom and dominate the land. The story is only as effective as your army power to do it however. From the get go you can start your own kingdom if you have enough man to start a war with an faction. Mission can get repetitive but all of them are optional.

Pros
Diverse factions, weapons, and units
Music is fitting
Not too hard to pick up and play
Progression is satisfying

Cons
Graphics feels dated
Combat is wonky
War is a must to survive in this game.

In all in all I can truly recommend this game
MSRP: $19.99
Recommend pick up price: $19.99

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Shed㋛w
( 99.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Very good game. With DLC Napoleonic Wars is it better then Nativ. 10/10
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Hot Tub Foot
( 55.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Download Deus Vult Crusader mod
Raise your army of heroes and dress them in the latest fashions
Procede to purge the holy land of heretics and godless heathens
Bask in the light of your lord
Cry when you realise you'll never join the crusades in real life
10/10 emotional rollercoaster

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214 of 229 people (93%) found this review helpful
139 people found this review funny
Recommended
285.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
My story:

Play with Floris Mod (2.54) installed
Join Vaegirs, enlist in King's Army, continue to buy land in capital city.
Stay loyal until becoming a fully-fledged two-handed-mallet-wielding horseman.
Upgrade Prisoner Management to 3 and decide it's time to desert.
"Some of your friends in the army wouldn't mind deserting with you."
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All of the low-tier grunts of the King's army join me, accumulating to 104 warriors.
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Become a mercenary for the Vaegirs and begin searching for companions.
Accidentally bump into King of the Nords.
Nord King gives task to collect taxes in his capital city.
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Proceed to collect taxes and never return the money.
Receive payment from the invested land and mercenary fee from the Vaegirs.
Buy epic weapons and armour for me and my companions.
Suddenly realise, you're playing early-game, already have top-tier gear, have over 100 men, while all other lords are still struggling with 40-70 men

104/10 would cause a grunt uprising again.
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112 of 119 people (94%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Recommended
647.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
This is quite the game, possibly being one of the best games ever made.

Its so good that i am unsure of how to write this review.

Well then, lets start with the base game.

Mount and Blade: Warband is many things. In this game you can start an army, recruiting peasants from villages and training them into one hell of an army, an army that will conquer the world. There are 6 nations in the base game, each with different units and weapons.

They are (from top to bottom) the Nords, an infantry based nation specializing in axes and throwing weapons with mediocre archers and no cavalry. Their top tier infantry is the strongest in the game. They are historically based on the Norse

The Vaegirs, a somewhat well rounded nation with fantastic archers, their infantry uses mainly two handed weapons. Their top tier archers are the finest non crossbow units in the game, though they arent suited for long engagments due to how fast they use their ammo. They are historically based on the Slavs.

The Swadians, again, a well rounded nation, this time specializing in cavalry, they use traditional medieval western european weapons like crossbows and two handed swords. They have the best cavalry in the game and are a bit of a community favorite. They are historically based on Germans.

The Khergits, a VERY cavalry heavy nation, almost all of their units are cavalry, they use shortbows, sabres and hafted blades (similar to the japanese naginata). They arent particularly good as far as cav goes, they are the only nation with horse archers which makes them excellent for kiting, though as far as facing a professional army, they arent going to do well. Would recommend for getting early game cavalry. They are historically based on the Mongols.

The Rhodoks, a very defensive nation with fantastic crossbows, they use cleavers, spears, crossbows, warhammers and picks (i particularly like the Glaives). They have the best crossbows in the game but lack cavalry and have somewhat bad infantry. Would recommend mixing crossbows with Nord infantry, they make a mean seige army. They are historically based on the Venetians and the French.

And lastly, the Sarranids, Jack of all trades but master of none, they use scimitars, shortbows, maces and axes. All around quite balanced. They are historically based on the Arabs.


I wont go into the mechanics, there are quite a few guides about them, and also plenty of lets plays.


And now we get to the big thing. Mods.

There are tons of enhancment and total conversion mods for this game, even a few multiplayer ones.

Want to play in feudal Japan? There is a mod for that, its called Gekokujo.

Feel like some crusades? Quite a few mods for that, Sands of Faith for instance.

Like yourself some light fantasy? Perisno and Prophecy of Pendor have your back.

Dark age Britain? Brytenwalda.

Fantasy Warhammer? Warsword Conquest.

Multiplayer RP with a somewhat cancerous community? Persistent World.

Plus many many more.
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91 of 111 people (82%) found this review helpful
90 people found this review funny
Recommended
113.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
- Bought game
- Waited approximately 2 hours to download
- Made new character
- Made a female character for laughs and giggles
- Skipped tutorial
- Skipped the tutorial quest as well . . .
- Heading towards a village
- "No one is interested in following you"
- Tries another village
- "No one is interested in following you"
- Head towards another village
- Ambushed by 20 Forest Bandits
- Got my @$$ kicked
- Sold away into slavery

420/10 Would be a victim of sexism again
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72 of 86 people (84%) found this review helpful
64 people found this review funny
Recommended
345.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
-instantly start a new game without tutorial knowledge, die
-collect 5 men
-see them die
-go to tournament
-met a guy who instantly yells "i will drink from your skull!"
-got rich and bored
-finished played native, thought it was fun..
-discover mods
-played mods
-discover more mods
-play with a mod set in 1257ad until i got bored
-decided to take a break and go to 16th century and got bored again
-go to war of the third coalition and got bored
-♥♥♥♥ around with tolkien's story
-♥♥♥♥ again but with game of thrones
-go to sengoku era japan
-go to a world where you make your own knighthood
-invaded england while you have so many companion traitors
-play more mods
-go back to previous mods
10/10 would ♥♥♥♥ with history again

-MULTIPLAYER PART-
-played persistent world, got robbed by a chinese that speak empty fonts
-got backstabbed by a guy
-played full invasion and become a cowboy versus uruk hai in a japanese fort
-died to a naked dude with a greatsword
10/10 would play multi again

OVERALL
11/10 would play this historical, naked swordfight simulator again
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45 of 48 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,170.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
Mount and Blade: Warband is one of the most addictive on the Steam cilent you can get, Yeah it maybe rough around the edges (aka the graphics) but at it's core contains so much charm. The game is based on a medieval contient in which you're thrown in to do, well, whatever you want really. Become a king of the land, a loyal vassel, a peaceful merchent, a traditor, and more. It's truly open-ended with you choosing the story that you want for it. The game also contains one of the best combat systems with sword fighting in awhile. It's simple with it's up, down, left, right fighting system but laborious to master. Timing your attacks and blocks in the exact right order as you predict your enemey movements is not as easy as you think. Now, onto my favourite part of the game, the modding. The modding is extremely talented and large. With anything you could think of. Romans, check. Samurai, check. The First World War, also check. Greco-Prussian Wars, check and so much more. Also, the mulitplayer is damn fun with a large varity of gamemodes that will have you hacking and slashing other players for hours on end as well as a pretty freindly playerbase. Now, onto the pros and cons to sum up this review

PROS
-Amazing Combat System
-Great Modding Community
-Open-Ended
-Addictive
-Great Mutiplayer
-Replayabilty

CONS
-Graphics

Overall score for this game is a 9.9/10. One of the best games I've played in years.
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34 of 35 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
62.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Warband is a unique type of rpg: it has no story at all. The sandbox nature of Warband allows you to freely juggle between all of its gameplay aspects at will. 

You can: trade as a merchant, serve as a vassal in 1 of the 6 medieval kingdoms (and change your allegiance as you desire), fight at tournaments for glory and gold, court noble ladies in secret, in hope of gaining influence in high society, guard caravans and work for guilds, own productive enterprises, become a lord of villages, castles and even cities, dedicate your life to protecting poor and defenseless, serve as a cynical mercenary, killing without question or hesitation, be a cunning and power hungry  manipulator, starting civil wars and pulling the strings from the shadows, become a renowned marshal, known for his military prowess and tactical genius, rob villages and caravans as lawless brigand, become a confidant to powerful lords and kings, or, if you re truly worthy, ascend as an emperor of the known world yourself. 

The best part is that you can be all those things AT THE SAME TIME. Role playing in warband is more of a metaphysical concept that in most RPGs, meaning that you don't just play a role in a given situation or a plot, but rather create the situation for role playing yourself.  I struggle to remember a lot of games with this level of role playing  freedom and immersion. 

The combat is something else entirely. Deceptively simple, frighteningly realistic: it takes skill and practice to win a fight against superior number of foes. 3-4 is manageable, 7-10 is a suicide. 

The customization is as deep as the ocean: one handed arms, two handed, pole arms, shields, bows, crossbows, throwing weapons, battle horses, the list goes on and on...

Rpg system is robust and flexible: horse archery, tracking, knowledge of medicine or siege weaponry, trading or tactics...

There is no story in warband. No predetermined path. Except the one that you create for yourself. You are the master of your own fate. And what a glorious fate that is!
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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,630.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
After consulting with the peers of the realm, King Harlaus has decided to confer the fief of Jelkala on King Harlaus
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31 of 33 people (94%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
98.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This is one of the best RPG games i played in my whole life.
If you like---> Shooting people with bow and arrow---> Buy this game
If you like---> Epic sword fights---> Buy this game
If you like---> Being a lord in the medieval times---> Buy this game
If you like---> Epic fights on a large scale---> Buy this game
If you like---> Fighting in a arena---> Buy this game
If you like---> A big open world to conquer ---> Buy this game
If you like---> A game that has a good support for mods---> Buy this game
If you like---> A game that has many possibilities and ways to go---> Buy this game
If you like---> Character progression---> Buy this game
So PLEASE just buy this game---> You wont regret it.
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37 of 46 people (80%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
41.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I WILL DRINK FROM YOUR SKULL
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13 of 14 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
694.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Cons
- needs mods to polish/ include features that should be there.

- the AI Lords cheat on the main map (not in the battles)

-Sieges are fun for a while but become tedious fast

-AI soldiers can't use spears effectively. Players can, but AI can't figure it out.

-Game slows down once you become a powerful lord in the game. Becomes tedious at times.

-Game feels like it needs more features even though it is full of cool and interesting features.

Pros
-The combat is extremely difficult and extremely fun. There's a reason many new games copy the M&B combat style.

-The game is as difficult as you want it to be. It's a very custimizable game. You can change the difficulty of pretty much everything in this game.

-While it sucks that mods have to make the game as good as possible, the mods in this game are amazing.

-Taleworlds, the creators of this game, love the community. They want to give players what they want.

-Commanding soldiers in battles feels really, really good.

-The economics in this game are surprisingly deep. So deep that I can't really easily describe it.

-The multiplayer is really good, a lot of fun.


Summary: While Warband has many flaws, mods get rid of those flaws for the most part. All in all, this game is one of my favorite games of all time. If you love medieval strategy, kingdom management, politics, and combat then there's no game out there right now that does what Warband does. There's a reason this game made in 2010 is still extremely popular. Can't wait for Bannerlord to come out.


Mods that I recommend

Floris: Its Warband as it should be. It includes a lot of amazing new features, items, and improves combat.

Prophesy of Pendor: The most popular fantasy mod. It's pretty good, but doesn't include as many features as Floris.

Of course, theres also a WARHAMMER mod, a Lord of the Rings mod, Chinese/Japanese mods, a historical Europe/Middle East mod, and multiple Game of Thrones mods.
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