The latest standalone expansion for Mount & Blade!
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Release Date: May 3, 2011

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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

 

About This Game

In an open sand box world you choose your allies, your enemies, what provinces to conquer, what castles to siege and what quests to embark on. With Fire & Sword builds and expands upon the highly regarded combat system from Mount & Blade: Warband. Firearms have been introduced to the battlefield. Additionally, muskets and pistols can now be used as sidearms in hand-to-hand combat to quickly drop your foes. In addition to the enhanced singleplayer mode, With Fire & Sword also provides a host of original multiplayer content including the new game mode: Captain.

Key Features:

  • A storyline based on the cult novel, "With Fire and Sword", from Nobel-prize winning author Henry Sienkiewicz.
  • A new century of warfare that brings pistols, muskets, grenades, and other advanced weaponry to the battlefield.
  • Fully customizable armies; players can outfit their soldiers with each piece of weaponry & armor.
  • Additional quest types. More political intrigue with colorful factions. More adventure in a new land.
  • Multiple endings to increase re-playability.
  • Deeply researched historical component encompassing every aspect of the game's assets.
  • Ferocious new multiplayer action, bringing players the thrill of pitting old technology against the looming threat of firearms.
  • 3 Main Story-driven quest-lines for the player to delve into once they've become known in a particular faction.
  • Additional quest types.
  • Implementation of firearms, adds a whole new layer of strategic depth to the franchise's proven combat model.
  • New Siege options to choose before besieging a town or castle.
  • New multiplayer Maps and new multiplayer mode, “Captain Team Deathmatch”

System Requirements

    • OS: XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.1Ghz or higher
    • Memory: 1.2 GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 900 MB
    • Video Card: 128 MB+
    • Sound: DirectX Compatible Sound Card
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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Toxic Wolf
( 24.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Brought a gun to a sword fight. Somehow lost to the swords, but I fired back. :3

Anyways, <3 this game, 10/10
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jasonpanda
( 49.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
Great game with good content. Looking forward to Bannerlord
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james007
( 90.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
velvet, oh so precious velvet. So Soft. so silky. Must get MORE. BUTCHER, KILL, BURN! I KNOW THOSE PEASANTS ARE FINDING MY PRECIOUS! It's ok, my sweet velvet, I'll keep you safe...
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St eam Santa
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Just another review saying play warband and warband only. Good game but guns are lame and all. Warband- better mods - more balanced and skill based gameplay and hell its all medieval times. Gotta love a tournament. Im honestly amazed at what they fit in that tiny download
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EpicKingJames
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 26
K, what was this game suppose to be? sure it's fun and all but i seriously have seen mods as good if not better then this, thats how good the modding community in the mount and blade franchise is.
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Tsunami
( 10.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
taught me how to behead my mum

10/10
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Happy Man Battalion
( 102.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
I mean it's okay












If you want your life to get ruined.
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Gleghis Khan
( 198.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
This game, in my opinion, is better than it's predecessor Warband. Nothing beats the feeling of riding the steppes with your fellow cavalrymen, charging into the enemy's line, and immediately dying to a cheeky Janissary who felt like being Lee Harvey Oswald and shot you right between the eyes. 3/5 of the main factions have storylines (Polish Commonwealth, Muscovy, Cossack Hetmanate) and there are 2 other factions that you can join as well. (Sweden, Crimean Khanate) The storylines themselves are really buggy though, and can be permanently failed at many points in the game.

Each of the factions are very unique and have their own elite troops. The Swedes have their reiters, who are clad in the best armor in the game, ride the finest horses and fire their fine pistols from horseback. The Poles have their legendary Winged Hussars, who are armed with lances so long that I reckon they could kill you from the same distance as a musketeer! The Russians have some ♥♥♥♥♥♥, unremarkable elite cavalry troops that lack both lances and pistols, favoring the bow and arrow instead. The Cossacks, like the Russians, have armored cossack horsemen who also favor the bow over the useful weapons. The legendary Crimeans employ the revered Ottoman Janissary infantrymen, who are the best marksmen in the game, and also have heavily armored lance cavalry on top of some of the fastest horses in the game.

Overall, this game scores a 9/10 on my scale. And remember, the sun never sets on the mighty Crimean empire!
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NardHipple[Strippers]
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Game was cool and addicting. Played for a total of 8 hours then the game stopped working. I scoured the forums for Tale World and Steam and there are many other people with the same problem and no fix to the issue. I have written the Devs and got no response. This problem stems back over 3 years and not one solution has been made to fix this issue by the Devs. I have requested a refund from Steam but I am guessing that is highly unlikely because I have past the 2 hour mark for refunds. On that note, ♥♥♥♥ you Steam and ♥♥♥♥ you Taleworld, you guys suck ♥♥♥!
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ToxicBullet
( 16.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 20
Mount & Blade games never fail they are the best this game you can fight the same old way like in warban blades or arrows but this fire & sword you can use a musket. Its a great game and takes a little bit more combat skill I think. I can't wait for Mount & blade 2 to come out highly recommend if you like semi-realistic medievil games.
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-=LCS=- Arab_Guy
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
This game is like a more tactical version of Chivalry. The levels and teams are very historically accurate, from the way they look and sound, right down to how the weapons handle. This is not a very fast-paced FPS shooter, it's more of an antique combat simulator. Mount and Blade really belongs in its own special category of tactical FPS. When a server gets going with a good team on both sides, it can be a lot of fun. I also enjoy skirmish mode. I have never found much time for the campaigns. Buy it on sale, and it's some of the most unique fun you can have for the money.
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Adamlicious
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
The realism makes each fight exciting. You might take a random shot to the gabba!
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Liquid Touch
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
DIS IS THE DE BEST GAME IN THE WORD SHOT weed the bow kill the peoplez damn son that was good kill your king on cheats
+ cheats
+multiplayer
+killing
-idk
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Blackmirror6
( 86.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
nice game
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OpBananaCrackerz
( 39.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Gets shot in the head by a musketeer while falling off a horse going at 40mph then being pummeled to death by horse hoofs

"knocked unconscious"

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The Zodiac Thriller
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 17
it was a movie
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[79thCH]-_BluBlee_-
( 47.8 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
If you want a bit of a hard start to the game and you're keen with every enemy having a slightly unfair advantage over you, Go with the Cossacks..
If you want an average start to the game with little to no advantage (besides those winged hussars, GOD DAMN!!), go with the Polish.
If you want to have an all round warband, go with the Russians (the Muscovite Tsardom)
If you want to be an annoying prick, go with the Crimean Khanate.
And if you want to ♥♥♥♥ING WRECK BALLS WITH LIFEGUARDS, SWEDISH REITERS AND THE BEST ♥♥♥♥ING PIKE MEN IN THE GAME, GO WITH MY ♥♥♥♥♥S, THE SWEDES!!! HOOAHHHHHH!!!!- Er, I mean, yeah. Go with the swedes if you want a pretty good infantry and musketeer advantage, the cavalry is Meh, but they can get the job done.
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OLWER
( 111.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
I have new computer and i can't download it. :( This game is nice but i want play it on this computer!
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Holydarkness
( 66.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 13
Amazing game would reccommend
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horburya
( 136.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
fan-bloody tastic. I have spent 680 something hours on warband (plus mods) and another 100 something hours on this and counting. warband with new factions, maps, guns, new armor, minus the annoying romance stuff, plus more war. TONS of fun, would recommend to anyone.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
102.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I mean it's okay












If you want your life to get ruined.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
128.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
Good about warband: Your pc doesn`t have to be from nasa to use it on the best settings.
You can spend much time on it before it gets boring, then you have the mods.
Cheap.

Bad about warband:
Old
Lack of realism sometimes
Bugs ( not gamebreaking, but there are some)
Everything is small /holdings armies) compared to reality.

Mount and blade warband compared to fire and sword:

Mount and blade:
Much more worked on
More active servers
More and frequent updates

Fire and sword:
HUSSARS!!!
Cheaper

If you prefer to play in a fairytale world , there you go.
But I think that it is much funnier playing in a historical world, with real troops and factions.

The idea of fire and sword is really cool, but they haven`t worked on it enough, and the developers have left it to it`s own fate. If fire and sword had been worked on for as much as warband was, it would be epic. It lack the features warband has, and the graphic.

Fire and sword has guns, this is a +. But can be frustrating gettin randomly one shot, and killed.

If you are: Polish, Lithuanian, Russian, Crimean, mongol, ukrainian, swedish. Or you syphatize with any of them, You will love fire and sword (for a time)

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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
66.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
Amazing game would reccommend
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
taught me how to behead my mum

10/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
47.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
If you wanna play Mount & Blade, stick to the original or Warband as this game is just a Warband mod with a number of the features that could have been added not in the game, don't get me wrong I enjoy the setting of the game and the addition of guns and other more modern weapons but it doesn't make this standalone game worth it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Despite what people may say.. I personally think it's really good.


Some of the Pros is that they have firearms. Outfits look really nice, HUGE map, and have a few story modes you can partake in (I believe it's Sweden, Russia, Commonwealth, and Crimea). Plus you can actually feel like you're in a line and if you know the commands.. Can win a battle in a single volley. Just as Carolus Rex, I was outnumbed in this battle against Russians. -4 Battle advantage. Didn't look promising for me. But I had a strong musket infantry line. And as Cavalry charged, most went down. And then the infantry came. Took out a large portion of them in two volleys.


Now there is cons.. You can't create your own kingdom. Apparently the economics are bad(I haven't noticed, looks the same to me), can't recruit from villages(as far as I can tell), the huge map makes you look like an ant. So if you zoom out, you're gonna lose yourself. Or where you're trying to find.

Though overall, I love the game. Very fun and unlike the Custom Battles for Napoleonic Wars of M&B, the AI can actually shoot their guns. The rating I give is Recommend and a 7/10. I think they could've done more to Fire and Sword. But it's still a good game. Don't buy into the negative "The economy is ♥♥♥♥♥♥" or "Glitches everywhere". Because I haven't found a single glitch yet. Or at least one I haven't noticed.

EDIT - After playing for WAY more, I'll edit the review some more.

The Story modes are The Polish Commonwealth, Russia, and The Cossaks.

And you can technically "own" a kingdom. You just can't name it, or be for one paticular side. The fief you capture will be called the land you took it from with "Rebels" at the end. (For example, if you conquered Warsaw, it would be "The Polish Commonwealth(Rebels)". Though, unfortunately, you can't do anything with it besides own having it for yourself. Regardless, it's still very fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
I love this game !
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
I thought this was CoD
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
225.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
>multiplayer
>take musketeer
>a regular pistol
>headshoting from spawn to spawn
10/10 would snipe again
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
10/10 for about giving me a heart-attack when I looked up into the sky during a battle. (He's watching you)
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
89.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
I loved M&B: Warband and really liked With fire and sword when I started it, as someone that likes to create my own adventure and has a lot of Warband I didn't read guides, just started playing. I started to make my fortune by trading, got up to almost 500,000 thalers, good gear, all the needed companions and a good core army when I wanted to start joining factions for the combat experience and found out I can't, somewhere along the way I randomly started a "main quest" of a faction I don't even like which cannot be canceled and forbids me from joining any faction or taking up any merc work, more than 10 hours of trading and building wasted...

With fire and sword has a interesting concept however due to bad optimization, bugged quests and randomly denying parts of the game I can't recommend it, if you want the M&B create your own adventure experience just stick with Warband...
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
A is for ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s it is what you are
B is for Bloodbath that which i create
C is for Cancer that is so fun
D is for Destruction for what i hath made
E is for Explosions i make those a lot
F is for Failures that which you are
G is for Gargling blood in your throat
H is for Hell which is where you will live
I is for Idiots that which I hate
J is for Jesus whom i command
K is for Kill which i do love
L is for lies for which god is
M is for malichious that i am
N is for Nefarious that religion is
O is for Open Wounds that i make fester
P is for Paper cuts that I invented
Q is for Quieted souls that I have made
R is for Repulsive that all of you are
S is for Sinful that gods are
T is for Tapeworms that infest you
U is for Ugly just like your mom
V is for Vile people like you
W is for Wicked just like the witch
X is for Xat that i will put your head upon
Y is for Yearning for your death
Z is Zack that inspired me to do this
I am so loved by this game
Solid 9/11
this game isnt cancerous
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
98.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
My friend played as crimea and shouted allahu akbar. Still I wrecked them as mother russia on a multiplayer battle. FOR THE MOTHERLAND!!!!!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Its not as good as mount & blade warband but it is like mount & blade warband with guns and bombs
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
Start playing the original one (Mount & Blade), got addicted.
Now with guns.

The cons of this game was no arena just like the first one (where you can bet or join yourself).

*Seriously rip english*
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153 of 164 people (93%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
Mount and Blade is the secret handshake between PC gamers in the know. It's the last revelation of a secret society. Everything that makes PC gaming great is here. Unique gameplay that would never sell on a console, History nerd heaven, MODS out the Kaiser, and fun mulitplayer.

With Fire and Sword is also an amazing entry in the series. The new weapon types shake up gameplay in wonderful ways. The setting is unique for players too. If you are not playing any of the Mount and Blade series, you aren't living properly.

I would say that With Fire and Sword may not be the perfect introduction to the series for a new player. Warband, then Napoleonic Wars will acclimate you to this game.
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60 of 71 people (85%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,044.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2015
You know, i dont know how many reviews says get Warband instead.

I wanted to begin with With Fire and Sword, and do Warband later.

But if you are looking for modding directly. Then go Warband directly.

Just make sure first to play With Fire and Sword if you like the time period, atmosphere and nations, if you like those, this can be the best of MB serie for you,

with true to life Euro-asian nations and etnicities. Whole game is very ethno...

Interesting and funny wars. Also challenging achievements.. All broken.

This game is little buggy. But most bugs can be overcome

with enough persistance and patience. Persistance and patience, are key to its gameplay too,

as 90% of the game, you will travel as a courier, riding around with foods.

If you have patience for all that, you will never give up on this game,

you will enjoy it even more. It is a personal preference.

11/10
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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
444.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
This game is fantastic. I've put hundreds of hours into it, and I'll likely put hundreds of house more into it. Takes place in the real world in mid-17th century Eastern Europe. There's 5 factions; Muscovite Tsardom (Russia), Sweden, Poland, Crimean Khanate (Crimea, which is a location in the game), and the Cossacks. You'll meet people from these areas as well as Spaniards, Frenchmen, Germans, and even Scotsmen. There are muskets, and because of the time period, they come in a variety of flavours. Home made, matchlock, wheel lock, and Miquelet (flintlock) are the main ones, in order of quality. Accuracy is in short supply of course, but I do believe there are some rifled muskets in the game, however they are VERY expensive, and not something you can give normal soldiers. Only your own character, and heroes.

You amass your own Army, there are many different endings, and there are many different ways to fight. Personally I like to position my cavalry to the side, while my infantry takes 10 paces in front of my marksmen to defend them from enemy cavalry, while my own cavalry does the same. If the enemy bowmen/musketmen get too close for my liking, I'll send in my infantry to charge them, make them switch from ranged attack to melee, so that my own musketman can help quell them while they're busy with my infantry and cavalry.

Works very well for me so far, as you can tell it's all basically revolving around my musketmen, but the infantry and cavalry certainly have their place. Without one or the other, I would feel vulnerable. You can cavalry if you like, or perhaps just stick with infantry and musketmen, or even exchange the musketmen for bowmen but you best have some DAMN strong bowmen with some DAMN strong bows because as troops come with heavier armour, those arrows quickly start doing less and less damage, however muskets will always do a lot of damage... when the shots hit. Thick shields and thick armour combined can really lessen a musket's effectiveness however.

There's lots of quests, lots of cities and towns, lots of different methods to take in order to secure victory, the replay value is VERY MUCH present, and as many battles as I take part in, it never seems to get old. The tutorial is entertaining enough, complete with voice acting, but it's not something that drags out annoyingly long. It puts you in the action quite quickly, and then you're free to go, Eastern Europe is yours to explore! Though there are some muskets that are so accurate you'd think them rifled, there's always bullet drop, so you'll have to learn to compensate for that. It just adds to the gameplay however, which though simple, is difficult to master, and I'd have it no other way. Like Call of Pripyat with Misery mod (and The Armed Zone if you REALLY want to be overloaded with firearm selection), and like Red Orchestra II/Rising Storm, I expect to ultimately end up with 1000+ hours in this game as the years go by. Sure it doesn't look particularly pretty, but there's a unique appeal to it that I've yet to find in any other game or mod. An experience in and of itself.

The process of leveling up, improving my various aspects, getting better gear, customizing ther Mercenaries available for hire at Mercenary Camps, training them up from Recruit, to Experienced, to Veteran, to Elite... it's so much fun that I've lost count of how many time I've restarted the game. A clean slate starting at day 1, my current playthrough is over 450 days in-game, over a year's worth, my Army is at a max of about 87-88 troops, however when I put the coin down for Mercenaries with ALL the best equipment I can give them, then train them together with a few of my heroes to work them up to Veterans and Elites, my less than 90 soldiers feels more like 150-200 or more, usually depending on how many muskets the enemy is bringing to the battlefield. If none, it feels like I've got 300 troops, might even be gutsy enough to take on 350 if all they have is bowmen, but that might be reaching a bit too far. All the same, there's such a wide range of armour, melee weapons, bows, muskets, horses, troops, and so on... the variety is amazing. Ultimately though, we all know that muskets would come to rule the battlefields in the 18th and early-mid 19th centuries, so although most of the muskets in the game are primitive matchlocks, it can only be expected that they'd ultimately be superior.

That said however... armoured, well trained, and well equipped bowmen vs unarmoured, untrained, and ill-equipped musketmen? I'd put my money on the bowmen any day of the week. You don't pick up a musket and you're suddenly invincible. If you see a hussar barreling at you on horseback with lance couched, as of yet untouched on the battlefield, a single musket ball will likely do little more than ♥♥♥♥ him off, you'll want a second one to finish the job, but if he gets you with that lance, musket or no, you're equally dead both ways. Some say that cavalry with muskets is all you need, but cavalry can only use carbines of pistols, and not only that, firing on horseback isn't as accurate as firing on the ground, so not only does fool soldiers with muskets have more accurate firearms that cause more damage, they also have the advantage of firing on the ground.

However once they have to be forced to use melee, the shooting stops, and if the enemy is still shooting or firing arrows, then you're at a heavy disadvantage, which is where the infantry comes into play. Troops trained in melee combat, often given better melee weaponry, have them positioned to protect your musketmen, just as pikemen had done before the advent of the bayonet. If the fighting becomes stagnant though, with the musketmen a mere 50m away, sending in volley after volley, order the infantry to charge, get up in their faces so they can't keep their muskets spitting, but keep your men firing lead balls into them. Yes, just like chess, there are many ways to attain victory. Find your own way, your own troops, your own tactics, and take 17th century Eastern Europe for your own! HUZZAH!
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Recommended
5.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
Not as good as original game, but if you liked the original and wished for more content this game is for you.
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