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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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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hannahfreddi
2.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
This game annoyed me so much. I'm glad I didn't pay full price for it, though the fact that I payed anything for it is something I completely regret. It's not as open world as it leads you to believe. The game is like a slightly more advanced Oregon Trail with an even worse gaming experience.

I started it up and the music was generic, though not awful. Where I started seeing problems was in the tutorial. The game sets your character in a practice field where they teach you how to attack and block, archery, riding a horse, and using a weapon on a horse. The first practice I went to was for attack/block. It was fairly simple; it was just moving the mouse and left/right clicking, so no problem there. Next I went to archery table. The man near the table told me pick up the bow and arrows, so I use [F] to equip them. By this time I was holding a wooden staff, with a sword and bow and arrow on my back. I walk to where I am meant to practice archery and there is a yellow arrow pointing where I have to aim, and there is a tip box telling me to click the left mouse until the aiming circle becomes small. I was still holding the wooden staff, so I checked with the controls I'd taken a picture of before playing, which said the way to equip different items was to use 1-4 on the numberpad. #1 made the characters hands grab the bow off their back, but it went immediately back on the character's back and I was left with just fists. I tried pressing #1 longer, same thing. #2 and #3 equipped the staff and sword and #4 did nothing. So I tried dropping the other weapons and still couldn't use the bow. I checked again with the control page, and preceded to press just about every button on the keyboard, and I learned how to kick and call all the activity teachers to my side and make them do things, but not how to hold my bow for more them half a second.

I left the tutorial and restarted it, skipped over the fighting bit and went straight to the archery portion, hoping that was just a temporary glitch. Exact same thing happened. I was still optimistic, thought 'oh, the tutorial is just kinda crap, I'm sure the full game is better,' so I went the horse riding part, hopped on my horse, went to the horse track and after a minute I was riding the horse like a pro. There were horse riders on the track shooting arrows at targets, and since I still couldn't access my bow, I just quit the tutorial hoping I could figure the rest out in-game.

I started the main portion of the game and customized the character's face and abilities and gave them a backstory. That part went very smoothly, no issue there. Then, I was given the option of heading to different kingdoms and I chose the Nords. In the next bit, I began hating the game. I was dropped into an alley and met by a bandit. I could tell that my character had a crossbow and what appeared to be a shield, though it was hard to tell, since the character continued to hold it out in front of them for half a second, then put it on their back for half a second, then hold it out in front of them...continuously. The bandit approached, shooting at me as I was confused by what was going on. He knocked me out within a minute, and I was told my character was rescued and woke up in some man's home. The awful sheild thing continued, so I decided to drop it on his floor. I talked to the man and he told me to avenge his brother.

I left his house and the next screen was a map. The only way the travel in the game is click on the name of a town or castle and your party will head there. I clicked on a nearby town and a screen told me I was met by a party of eight who wanted to fight me. I was given the option of fight or surrender, and since there was no way I'd win, I surrendered. They took my horse much of my money. I was taken right back to the world map and headed to the next town. I was met with another screen with text on it saying the town was neutral toward me with options like 'trade' and 'hire party members.' I brought party members and went back to the map to head toward a castle. At castles, you can ask for an errand from the lord and talk to him and not much else. Next place I went, I was met by 14 people who wanted to fight me, and with my party of 4, I decided to fight.

This was the only time since I was in my rescuer's house the I could actually move and use my character. And again, the sheild thing happened. I thought that leaving the sheild on some guy's floor might have made the sheild disappear from my inventory, but unfortunately not. I threw it on the ground, and tried to fight. A screen told me that I had lost one party member and had two others and myself injured. There is nearly no game play in this; it's basically Oregon Trail with better graphics and some bad fighting scenes.
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x_Th3Aback_x
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
I have played more then 2000 hours of this, (before i got it on steam) let that sink in.
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Din0gam3r
424.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
I have hundreds of other games I need to play yet I'm just sitting here playing more Mount and Blade
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noskcajkcirtap
371.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
this is an amazing game that simply never gets old as long as you have a little bit of imagination.
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Solsios h8 yasuo
90.2 hrs
Posted: August 26
This is simply put a amazing and unique game.

Yes you could say it's just another sandbox but beneath the surface its suprisingly polished. Diplomacy works better then most startegy games, you can actualy do classic medieval stuf like tournaments and marrying for diplomatic reasons. The battles almost never get old, and making your own ideal army is so satisfying.

For all you PC-purists out there this isn't a casual game either, yes you can't die but make one mistake and the progress of a few hours can dissipate before your eyes. Joining a faction and leaving one has real impact and you have to manage several social aspects like: controversy, honor and right to rule. And once you finally start making your own kingdom its a real strugle but when you succeed it must be very satistfying (i haven't managed yet).

Finally i could give this game a 7 or 8, but that wouldn't do it justice its unique and the few cons that it has are petty seeing how some games dont even grasp some of the great features and polish of these games. You won't find this experience in any other game and i give it a solid 9/10
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Armadylean Wuff ♥
167.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
With the surprising lack of hype for bannerlord, I thought I aught to review this, given that when bannerlord comes out there will probably be some kind of sale on this.

Warband doesn't change too much from the original mount & blade: same factions (with one added) similar map, ect.. However, these seemingly minor changes completely change the game experience, making it far more varied and interesting. While there are some factions that have an easier time than others (swadians always seem to get wiped out quickly due to their positioning, unless the player allies with them), you can certainly win as any faction, and each has a unique fighting style with different strengths and weaknesses. The somewhat unique combination of strategy, RPG and FPS/3PS lets you play the game how YOU want; be it as a trader, benevolent or evil lord, or even King/Queen of your own nation.

As one final note, there are plenty of amazing mods for this game, from minor graphical improvements to complete gameplay overhauls. For any lover of medival games, this is a must have.
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LordOfPotatoes
440.6 hrs
Posted: August 26
Product received for free
i think my game time speaks for itself.
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-Awesome-
5.9 hrs
Posted: August 26
Great game
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Pilgrim
988.5 hrs
Posted: August 26
Help me i cant stop playing it
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DeadManPizza
31.1 hrs
Posted: August 26
Mound and Blade: Warband is a fun (yet ugly) game. The combat system works well, and the amount of things there are to do in the single player is quite amazing. Arguably the game's biggest flaw are it's graphics. For a game that came out in 2010 it looks awful.
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400 of 424 people (94%) found this review helpful
288 people found this review funny
Recommended
224.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
They razed my village,
I razed their kingdom.
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381 of 412 people (92%) found this review helpful
306 people found this review funny
Recommended
176.0 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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222 of 230 people (97%) found this review helpful
199 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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86 of 98 people (88%) found this review helpful
83 people found this review funny
Recommended
194.6 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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76 of 91 people (84%) found this review helpful
33 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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55 of 63 people (87%) found this review helpful
35 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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41 of 46 people (89%) found this review helpful
39 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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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
406.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Best game evvah :3

Of course I recommend it.. What a silly question!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
133.0 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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13 of 16 people (81%) 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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