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Cooper
21-06-2011, 08:58 PM
Ok, recently got around to reading Quinns' write-up of Fire & Sword.

I was most struck by the 'general-being' in the last bit, of forming lines, using formations, tactics etc.

This is something I found really missing from the first one, the only one I have played.

But I'm not convinced about the setting for the most recent version.

So quick bit of advice:

Are there any decent mods to bring this kind of formation / tactical stuff to the first game.

And do these things exist in warband, so is it worth picking that up.

Basically, is there anyway to make the game feel a bit like Total War, but you're on the horse not hovering in the sky...

Norskov
21-06-2011, 09:07 PM
It's already there in vanilla Warband(as well as the original IIRC). And there are some mods which improve on what you can do.

I'd take a look at Native Expansion (http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,173191.0.html) which adds to the basic feel without changing too much or some of the other mods if you want another experience.

Warband Mods (http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.php/topic,159016.0.html)

Lukasz
21-06-2011, 09:12 PM
gotta ask:

what's wrong with the setting?

Oak
21-06-2011, 09:40 PM
You are basically describing Mount & Musket.

http://www.moddb.com/mods/mount-and-musket-battalion-mod

Norskov
21-06-2011, 09:42 PM
You are basically describing Mount & Musket.

http://www.moddb.com/mods/mount-and-musket-battalion-mod

That's multi-player only isn't it? And I thought by him disliking the setting he meant the guns, but I might be mistaken.

Oak
21-06-2011, 09:47 PM
It is. But if he wants to feel like he's on the ground in a Total War game, he should try an organized line-battle in M&M.

archonsod
21-06-2011, 11:49 PM
There's some improvement in Warband, and a bunch of mods which add it.

Also they're on about expanding it in WFaS too; the latest patch adds the ability to volley fire and I expect more will be forthcoming.

soldant
22-06-2011, 02:23 AM
Warband is the one to get, it's basically Mount and Blade++, the only reason for the original M&B is pretty much the mods, like the Star Wars one. As for muskets, M&M is the only one I know of which is any good. WF&S isn't that bad but I agree that it feels a little different, probably because there's more direction and story than the others, which were largely freeform.

TheLastBaron
22-06-2011, 04:07 AM
Warband is the only game of the three I play these days, I got fed up with randomly getting shot in the head in WF&S while winning a battle and I also prefer the setting of Vanilla/Warband

SabreLime
22-06-2011, 08:10 AM
Warband with the Floris mod pack.

lunarplasma
22-06-2011, 08:18 AM
I really wish there was a mod that made Warband have a multiplayer campaign!