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Release Date: Apr 19, 2012

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Buy Mount & Blade Warband DLC Collection

Includes 3 items: Mount & Blade: Warband, Mount & Blade: Warband - Napoleonic Wars, Mount & Blade: Warband - Viking Conquest Reforged Edition

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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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Napoleonic Wars is a multiplayer DLC expansion pack for Mount & Blade: Warband featuring the final years of the French Empire’s struggle to remain the dominant power of Western Europe in the early 19th century.
Experience the thrill of Napoleonic warfare first hand - Take part in the invasion of Russia or fight the French at Waterloo from the front line! Side with one of the five supreme European powers from the era and choose from more than 330 unique units to play. Fight on battlefields across Europe in of one of the most accurate and detailed Napoleonic war games ever!

Key features:

  • Accurate early 19th century weapons, uniforms and environments
  • Massive multiplayer battles with up to 200 players
  • Five nations with more than 330 unique units to choose from
  • A wide range of artillery pieces ranging from field cannons to mortars, capable of firing a variety of missiles such as canister, explosive shells and even rockets - all fully controllable by players
  • Finely crafted game balance ensuring player skill is the hero of the battlefield, not the gun or the sword
  • Construct barricades, dig trenches, and rig explosives with the multi-purpose Engineer class
  • Special musician units with drums, fifes, bagpipes or trumpets, able to play historically accurate tunes; all recorded and played by award winning musicians
  • Lead squads of soldiers against each other in the new commander battle mode
  • More than 40 classical background music tracks
  • Experience thrilling Naval battles on one of the games Frigates, Schooners or rowboat
  • Destructible environments; players can use a range of artillery and explosives to destroy various buildings, bridges, walls and other structures.
  • Wage war on more than 70 maps, ranging from the Russian steppe to the Spanish Peninsular.

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: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.2 GB available space
    • Video Card: Graphics card (128 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: 2GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.2 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: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M / ATi Radeon 2400 or better
    • Hard Drive: 1.2 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: 1.2 GB available space
    • Sound: Standard audio
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Supernerd
Posted: August 26
Would have been good if they made this singleplayer as well, but the limitation to multiplayer only drops short what could have been an amazing DLC.
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McSwerve
Posted: August 26
What, what is this right now? It strays away from the core gameplay of the original game way too much. It turns Mount and Blade into a multiplayer shooter game set during the French Revolution. ?????? Why doesn't it add anything to the actual game
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ShadowHawk
Posted: August 26
how do i download the mod after u buy it
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Hawksm278
Posted: August 26
This game is absolutely great. Its that game you havn't really heard much about. That hidden gem. There are still multiple servers that are well populated. Its mainly only multiplayer, however it does have a custom battle mode to fight bots just like in warband. I'm enjoying it much more than warband, even though I was never really into the whole colonial era. There's a particular server that interested me, in which all players are on one team, while bots are on another, which has fun co-op gameplay.
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(nr3 ) mark mcphee
Posted: August 26
best game ever you need to buy it if you dont your missing out in all the fun and all the groups (aka regments ) that you can join
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General Jordy
Posted: August 26
The best Napoleonic game ever. commander battles are amazing telling your troops what to do JUST GET IT FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS
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BoooooootyBandit
Posted: August 25
10/10 would bagpipe into hostile fire again
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reshiramdude16
Posted: August 25
Somehow this manages to be the most enjoyable multiplayer experience of any game I have ever played.
BUY. NOW.
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emperor123 - Of Kings and Men
Posted: August 25
Don't think just ... BUY IT!
Strongly recommend!
I played since it was for free, but it's still worth it's price!
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Posted: August 25
If you want to play in a toxic community full of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and idiots, Napoleonic Wars is perfect for you. If you are a troll/♥♥♥♥♥♥/russian/german/virgin/trump supporter the 15th YR might be perfect for you.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 23
290 hours of my total Warband playtime must have been spent in Nap Wars so far. One of the best and most versatile multiplayer games ever.

You will find many servers for many specific modes and maps, with numbers of players as high as 120 - 80 on a few of them.

In a nutshell-

Modes:
-Siege
-Bot Survival
-Deatmatch
-Commander Battles
-RP

Maps:
-Hundreds of creative, realistic, well designed siege maps
-Hundreds of creative and very fun bot survival maps
-Fun as ♥♥♥♥ pirate themed maps for the deathmatch servers with working boats and fixed naval artillery
-Randomly generated maps for the bot survival servers that makes every new map something slightly different than before (best ones are the desert mountain maps to rain artillery on bots from below).

Classes:
-Infantry armed with muskets with bayonets or rifles
-Cavalry armed with sword or lance or flintlock
-Artillery (howitzers and mortars and cannon)
-Standard bearers and musicians armed with drums, flute, trumpet, even an accordian to give morale and fighting spirit to the men at the front (in the form of buffs) and a jolly battlefield atmosphere - also some pianos on some maps
-Sappers who can construct forts and defenses for their team out of various items allocated by build points (sandbags, barricades, giant plank towers, dirt mounds, cav traps etc), lay TNT, etc

Weapons:
-Musket, flintlock, matchlock, bayonet, spear, axe, sword, club, fists, etc
-Cannons, mortars, naval artillery, small cannon emplacements, etc

There's no other multiplayer experience like it, not even native Warband can compare. The use of somewhat innaccurate muskets and rifles means that the gunplay is completely different from that of more modern era games, and using a sword or bayonet and even just your fists is just as viable against an enemy player. Theres tons of replayability across all these modes, and maps especially bot survival where theres always a new fort to be made at the start of the next round (or made hastily and rekt by AI cav charge).

In Nap Wars you won't find any of the ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t that plagues modern multiplayer games these days like experience points, level ups, unlocks, hand-holding behavior and UI clutter (though you may run into some butthurt power-hungry admins who need to chill the ♥♥♥♥ out with their gestapo social justice crap that doesnt belong in a Napoleonic Warfare era game). All the weapons take skill to use and don't have any attachments or sights (except a good ol' bayonet). You can git gud with everything over time, even the ♥♥♥♥ing mortars which are hard as ♥♥♥♥ to aim.

And if you get bored of 14 rounds of the same godamn Waterloo map on the RP server you can head on over to the Deathmatch pirate server to blow some steam or play some comfy Bot Survival and wait for the last 3 players to die while they huddle being the tiny sandbox fort taking potshots at a group of 90 AI riflemen standing 20 feet in front of them.

Also forgot to add - you can cheer- press C.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: July 31
the reason i got steam
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 5
Mount and Blade: Napoleonic wars, in a nutshell: drummers and fifers collaberating with the enemy team, annoying female prussian officer voice spam, getting trolled by an allied sapper by having your boat sunk via tnt, tnt spam, plank spam, sky bridges, God ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ on the Kaiser, blee, and getting kicked to death by a group of sailors because you happened to not be half naked. 10/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 23
This game is fun because it provides a very unique experience with a setting you don't see outside of strategy games. Most people would just pass by this and think that controlling an individual soldier in musket era warfare would be boring, but the complexity is kind of what makes it tense. Whether carefully taking a shot at an enemy with your one shot or having a bayonet duel, it's a feeling you don't get from mindlessly running around with an assault rifle. There's also plenty to do around the battlefield like operating cannons and playing instruments.

Besides messing around in public servers there are weekly organized line battle events if you join a regiment.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 1
Cav is cancer!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 6
There are very few things that beats a 100 vs 100 game with NO MODERN TECH... This is AWESOME!!
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 12
This is one of the most incredible DLC's ever made
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: August 25
Somehow this manages to be the most enjoyable multiplayer experience of any game I have ever played.
BUY. NOW.
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: August 24
I shot a gun in Mount and Blade.
10/10
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357 of 365 people (98%) found this review helpful
325 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 28, 2015
My second or third match ever.

There was an artillery breach on the fort walls.

The enemy was shooting everything that went through.

Allies were hesitating to go in.

I had a drum.

Started playing and walked calmly into the breach.

Everyone follows me, guns ablaze and bayonets fixed.

Some guy comments on chat: "this drummer is really an inspiration, standing his ground and playing amidst all the bullets"

Everyone on my team gets murdered around me.

I'm the only one left, still playing the drums in a corner.

An enemy flautist joins me on the concert at the corner.

We played for two minutes while everyone murdered each other around us.

We died at the end.

-10/10 Go buy this game, now.
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