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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September 5

Viking Conquest Reforged Edition 2.025 Patch Released

- have player refuge always be in player supporters' faction
- apply player kingdom color to refuge, landed ships, quarters
- add player kingdom color change function to camp menu
- ensure NPC in party does not become adventurer
- overhaul duel system, mainly to set opponent properly
- deactivate player kingdom properly, using the script for that (NPCs on mission and prime minister now return)
- fix mission trigger time and make mission reports the priority
- have npc_mission_seek_recognition embassy_results include the other three logical outcomes
- drop missions that have no dialog in case a companion somehow ends up with one
- override prisoner escape chance properly
- rewrite auto-defect trigger
- add cultural considerations to new faction pick
- prevent random event losses for raiding villages during siege when not actually doing so
- remove lovers' system that was making all ladies adulteresses
- use correct title strings for Scots/Irish and fix other inconsistencies and omissions
- fix ask peace dialog
- fix ambiguity in player/faction relations (removes ability to threaten own kingdom's caravans)
- add Mod ID string
- place sound controls in mission templates to make sure loop tracks are killed
- add ambiance to lair interiors
- fix refuge chest
- fix logic of child count dialogs
- fix bard improve relations with lady
- fix behavior of rescued lords
- fix behavior of ambiance neutrals during jailbreak
- fix "hole" in recruit permission dialog when already have it
- move recruit permission update from triggers to script
- player loses permission to recruit in center that gets new owner
- fix fiefs string for lord select for fief
- remove player picture from refuge menu
- fix troop training management
- unset g_encountered_party when it is removed (invalid party bug)
- add proper conditions to Hadrian Wall dialog and kill experience reward exploit
- fix tutorial message for Roman Baths ruins
- adjust pricing formulas (attempt to prevent changes from buying/selling same article)
- disable some monastery options when learning to read (early exit exploit)
- disable scouts (and their loss) at sea
- shut down random events at sea
- exclude non-normal villages from lute search (quest was blocked when village inaccessible)
- allow slaughter of non-quest cattle after cattle delivered
- correct standard bearer report on Camp Menu
- allow only one town recruiting run from whatever menu (recruit picking exploit)
- clean up event_triggered dialogs, particularly for returning party members
- check spiral death cam is finished before attempting to leave scene
- attempt to eliminate sometime corruption of refuge text
- make immersive default ship names
- reinitialize item info (wiped out in someone's save game by unknown cause)
- fix craftsmen names
- test slot_faction_political_issue properly (has two default values, which rendered the system inoperative half the time)
- fix debug message producing false commander mismatches
- fix and improve mutiny duel trigger
- add backstop at automenu trigger to ensure campaign death after mutiny duel loss

- process just one faction at a time
- adjust rate of restorations to about 1/month at end of game
- produce no more than one "Possible Rebellion" message (if no rebellion), and have it escalate with number of walled centers
- remove player-based all-or-nothing phaseout
- make lord defection dependent on current king relation
- make sure faction leader joins resurgent faction
- avoid giving money to undefined troop
- fix the growth of the rebellion, include adventurers
- bring in supporting lords if rebellion threatened (to avoid stranding them if faction is destroyed AGAIN)
- avoid auto-war with player

- fix dog interference with army orders (order ALL bug)
- fix hire refuge armorer
- allow visit village leader at night from menu
- prohibit battle panel by down player (leading to crazy camera)

- Viking banner textures (fix some white backgrounds)
- scn_caravanatacada.sco
- scn_castle_37_exterior.sco

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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:,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

Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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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65 of 76 people (86%) found this review helpful
60 people found this review funny
171.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
-get money
-get captured
-lose everything
-rage quit
-turn cheats on
-become ruler of the earth
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89 of 115 people (77%) found this review helpful
90 people found this review funny
936.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Before I played Warband
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33 of 34 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2,132.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Seems like it has been 3 years since I reviewed this game... Now I have got 2000+ hours in the game (and counting) And I can truly say I have played this game to pieces, not only have I became a melee "god" I have also acomplished many things within the community... Things include:

-Lead a succesful 90 man regiment
-Finish 4th in a regimental based tournament
-Taught English to many of my friends I have met along my journeys
-Participated in many melee tournaments and finished high-up

If you are looking for a game; to play singleplayer, this is your game.
If you are looking for a game; to play multiplayer, then you must consider a lot of things. Playing the multiplayer to join in public servers is a waste of time unless you are trying to get good at melee. Joining a clan is certainly the best option you could take, although I would reccommend the Napoleonic Wars DLC for that. The reason why I would ensure this is because you meet lots of people and take part in lots of community hosted events.

Ultimately, there is a lot to achieve in this game if you are willing to give it a go and the time that it deserves and needs.

10/10, seriously best game going around right now.
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38 of 46 people (83%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
373.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
King Harlaus has gotten his ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥ kicked at the Battle of Uxkhal by a bunch of ♥♥♥♥ ant Rhodok barbarians fighting with nothing but sticks, long loaves of bread, and their own ♥♥♥♥.

After fleeing Vyincourd like the inbred cowardly ♥♥♥♥♥♥ that he is, Harlaus then got his ♥♥♥♥ kicked in by King Graveth. The engagement lasted approvimately thirteen seconds and resulted in the entire collapse of the Swadian economy and the complete annihilation of its armed forces.

Reportedly, Harlaus made the classical strategic mistake of not doing a single intelligent thing and instead chose to take his entire cavalry force away from the battle to steal a few cooking pans from the Rhodoks camp while King Graveth tore his army apart. After witnessing his entire infantry and crossbowmen killed by a bunch of mountain savages in the middle of bum♥♥♥♥ nowhere, Harlaus ♥♥♥♥ his pants and fled the battlefield like a little girl.
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25 of 26 people (96%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
56.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
This game completely ruined my life at one point. I was constnatly berated for having no social life, on edge because my castles were being attached by filthy communists and my troops kept dying in battle because they kept walking into each other like a massive cluster♥♥♥♥. I lost many valuble hours of sleep and at one point I began to develop a existential crisis and start to question my life. I would completely recommend this experience to anybody.

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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2,073.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
What are you waiting for? The game is not gonna buy itself! If you haven't played it yet you should definitely give it a try as it has one of the best combat systems in the gameworld and one of the most sophisticated multiplayers as well. If you haven't seen one naked guy wielding a sword winning against ten foes because of skill so far, then you are going to see it in this game as skill is everyhting needed to success, regardless of your equipment.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,047.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
I can safely say at 1,000 hours that this game is for any medieval fan. This game may look tacky considering people's standards have risen... However, if you love a challenge and medieval combat, this game will take over your life. I strongly suggest going on duel servers online if you wish to embark on big events or mods. If you are slowly getting bored of the single player or online sieges/battles, i strongly suggest the Persistent World mod. Just make sure you are good atcombat and you should do just fine.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
46.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
"After consulting with the peers of the realm, King Ragnar has decided to confer Tahlberl on King Ragnar."

You cheeky son of a ...
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
102.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
Mount & Blade: Warband is an amazing game, but I think the vanilla game is a bit too slow-paced even though that might be a good thing since realisticly no one can become a King or a Queen in a day.

I do like the native version of the game, but getting captured by bandits or deserters in the early game can be a real pain in the ♥♥♥ and the ammount of gold you get from missions can be quite small. Of course if you get enough renown you can become a vassal, but that just means you are working under a King who wont give you towns or castles untill you have a ton of renown. (And that can take alot of time, depressingly so.)

"Why did you give this game a thumps up then?"

Well, there IS a thing called cheats in the options before you start the game, so that's one way to make the game more enjoyable, but you won't be able to get any achievements.

I do personally perfer downloading a custom mod from the Workshop or the Mount & Blade: Warband Nexus.

My personal favourite mod from the Workshop is the Vexed Native Mod by Vechs. The mod basicly speeds up the training time of troops, gives you more gold and renown from missions and adds a few more practical options into town and castle menus.

In the end the Native version is a solid 8 for me, but adding cheats or a mod that helps you progress through the game faster ups it to a 10.
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120.6 hrs
Posted: September 28
Great strategic game and super addicting. 8/8
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38.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
-Visit some woman in a hijab twice, read her a few poems
-Asks me to marry

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121.3 hrs
Posted: September 28
it is a boss game
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174.8 hrs
Posted: September 28
Thought i reviewed this the first go around. Im not entirely sure when i bought it to begin with, could probably narrow it down somehow but not the was fun then and i just reinstalled again last night and 8 hours later, can confirm, game still fun!
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2,761.9 hrs
Posted: September 28
as i get closer and closer to 3000 hours i have realised that buying this game was a mistake, I havent talked to my friends in over a year, my younger siblings are moving out of the house and i hardly move outside of my room and my father doesn't look at me. Apart from that it has good face customiser and a decent substitute for a real life with a very mature online community 6/10.
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57.4 hrs
Posted: September 28
Once I got the hang of it became an immersive game that I really enjoyed.
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Kristjan (K. Bear)
161.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
its a old gem and i still love it
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8.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
an epic turd
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284.6 hrs
Posted: September 27
GREAT game. never get tired of it. My favorite moments are when you killed up to hundreds of enemies and your armor and every single pice of weapon you have are red with blood, reflecting the sun, with bodies around you. AMAZING GAME! Awesome modding community coming up with great mods like a song of ice and fire. awesome!
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22e_Cad_Leman Russ
47.7 hrs
Posted: September 27
Does not have graple hooks i give it a 0/10
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