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Mount & Blade: Warband

6 months ago

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The best RPGs to play on PC

The best RPGs have always found their home on PC, but it's a big genre and it can be difficult to know what you should play next. That's why we've put together this list.

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1 year ago

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Podcast: The best horses in games

 To experience this #content, you will need to enable targeting cookies. Yes, we know. Sorry. Manage cookie settings Horses, that’s this week’s topic. Big galloping buddies full of teeth and flies. Brush ‘em, ride ‘em, put ‘em in your videogame. The RPS podcast, the Electronic Wireless Show, will appreciate it because this episode the pod squad are talking about their favourite saddlepals from the…

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Modder Superior: Mount & Blade Warband – A Clash Of Ice & Fire

And as the dust settles over King's Landing (and your TV), the Game Of Thrones concludes until George R. R. Martin finishes writing his own take on the finale. Where does that leave a fan desperate for their next hit of medieval grimness and scheming? Fan-fiction, probably. Or, thanks to the wonders of modding, interactive self-insert fan-fiction!Today I'm taking a look at two massive Game Of Thrones…

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3 years ago

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Medieval mayhem in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord’s multiplayer captain mode

The third death was probably the most painful. Not pain in the normal sense - I can’t feel what the little armoured swordsmen of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord [official site] feel - but the pain of a shameful defeat. I’ve just had a go at TaleWorlds’ upcoming swordfighting-meets-strategy-meets-RPG at Gamescom. Sadly the singleplayer was off limits, but I did get to do some medieval…

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4 years ago

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Have You Played… Mount and Blade: Warband — Napoleonic Wars?

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.There's some eras of warfare that seem impossible to recreate in a first-person shooter, and the idea of standing in rows and exchanging volleys with another group of gents also standing in rows seems like one of them. Yet, Napoleonic Wars [Steam page] is…

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Feature: 19 of the best bargain PC games right now

Our Steam Sale Picks, Round Two

We already chose 13 of our favourite games in the current Summer Steam sale, but more games have been discounted since. So, based on the entirely correct hypothesis that you all have completed every single one of our first round games and are now thirsting for more, here are 18 more to throw your spare change at. Everyone on the RPS team has picked three…

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Feature: The Old Motte-and-Bailey

Mount & Blade II Has Gaming’s Greatest Castles

At the intersection of Total War, Crusader Kings and the Elder Scrolls, there is Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord [official site]. Incorporating siege warfare, with hundreds of characters on-screen at a time, as well as diplomacy, roleplaying and strategic simulation, it’s a living world in which the player can act on the periphery or work their way into a central role. At E3, I saw…

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Feature: How to be a medieval con artist

Yes We Khan: My Rise And Fall In Mount & Blade

Mount & Blade: Warband is an old game to be writing about. But despite its age and flaws it remains surprisingly popular among fans of medieval jousting and RPG politicking. And with a sequel somewhere on the horizon now is as good a time as any to revisit that world, which is exactly what Brendan has done. Read on, serf!

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Feature: A foundation for the future built on the past

A Living World: Mount & Blade II – Bannerlord Interview

Mount & Blade: Warband is one of my favourite games but I haven't played it for a long time. In part, that's because I've been waiting for the sequel, Bannerlord [official site], since it was announced four years ago. After over half a decade of development, details about the game have started to emerge and I spoke to Armagan Yavuz, CEO and Founder of developers…

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8 years ago

You’ll Be Blown Apart: Mount & Blade – Napoleonic Wars

Edit: added details on the Mount and Musket mod!Napoleon was most likely of average height rather than being the tiniest man in the world and I'm sure that's been taken into consideration during the making of this expansion for Mount and Blade: Warband. Weapons, uniforms and even military musicians playing authentic songs of the period are all in place, as the hooves and hacking are…

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9 years ago

Feature: Mod News

Mods And Ends: Prophesy Of Pendor

Mount and Blade: Warband is about as fine a Mount and Blade game as I’ve played to date. I prefer it to With Fire and Sword but that may be partly because I’ve not really given the newer title a chance because I’m playing Warband with two lovely mods that I can’t imagine doing without. The first is the simplest of mods, all it takes…

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Pitched Battle: Mount & Blade Glasgow

I'm not sure how we managed to miss this. I'm also not entirely sure that we mightn't have been better off continuing to miss this. Gangs of Glasgow is what happens if medieval warfare sim Mount & Blade was transposed to modern Glasgow, Scotland - or at least an exaggerated version of it where the extreme football hooliganism, rioting and assorted other urban violence is…

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Mod News: All the Questions

More sites should interview mod-makers, I feel. If one of this week's picks is anything to go by, they can have some interesting things to say. Modding might not usually be quite as huge a process as making a full-on indie game, but as a modder you face your own unique problems, ones we don't always get to hear about. Maybe we should take note…

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10 years ago

My! My!: Waterloo In Mount & Blade

I woke up to Fredrik Wester's twitter about the Waterloo event for Mount & Blade. Which is actually based around a load of people playing Mount & Blade: Warband with the Mount & Musket mod, which sounds like the sort of thing we should encourage. Also, linking to the last post, it strikes me that the most RPS mod in the world would be someone…

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The Forsooth Saga: Part The Fourth

Lookit! Despite RPS selling out buying in, things Carry On As Before. Like our Mount & Blade: Warband warband, complete with our own server, voice comms and everything! It was the second of our 'proper' Training Knights last night and once again our 64 player server was impressively full. EG may have taken our ads responsibilities, but they'll never take our freeee-dooom!Once again a huge…

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The Forsooth Saga: Part The Third

You may already be aware that we've started running an RPS Warband, er warband. After a successful induction earlier in the week, Thursday evening saw the first of what I hope will set the trend for our Training Knights, the turnout was formidable, the bloodshed biblical, the organisational chaos... inevitable. Full details after the jump.

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Warband: The Forsooth Saga

Gird up your loins noble squires, I'm issuing a call to arms! The multiplayer regions of horse 'n' biff game Mount & Blade: Warband are just begging for a band of RPS' merriest men (and women) to take to the field and win the favour of comely maidens (and... mendens?) Yes, that's right, we're looking to set up an RPS Warband warband, and we need…

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Band Of Gold: Mount & Blade: Warband Trial

We mentioned it was released earlier this week, but Mount & Blade: Warband now has a trial version (Or here). It's basically the full game, which you can advance your mounted, bladed one up to level 7. After that, you'll need to pay to unlock the full version. Honestly, if you've never played Mount & Blade, this is an ideal chance to start with its…

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Mounting Up: Mount & Blade: Warband Out

Just a quick post about this, I think. Previous MUCH CELEBRATED RPS GAME Mount & Blade's expandalone was released today. Mount & Blade: Warband's primary attraction is its focusing on multiplayer, allowing 64 players to bash the flax of out of one another, but there's much more which is worth of comment. Graphical upgrade is promising, but additions to let you rule a faction and…

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