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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord rides into early access in March

One Gamescom tradition is that a lucky few get to play a new Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord preview build, then developers TaleWorlds lock up their medieval warfare sandbox fight-o-RPG for another year with nary a word of when the rest of us might get to play it. Well, Gamescom is here again, we have another appointment to play a preview build there, and... wait!…

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Feature: In the clink

Have You Played… Mount and Blade: Warband?

The Elder Scrolls games delight zero-to-hero fantasists by introducing you as a prisoner in every installment. Shackled on a ship, locked away in a keep, transported to the block on a prisoner’s cart. It’s a nice tradition, the reincarnation of the world-saving pluralist nobody, always in chains. But these games lack true resolve. They set you free immediately, after serving practically no time at all.…

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Feature: Everybody's raven about it.

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…

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Feature: A twenty minute misadventure

Mount and Blade II: Bannerlord’s single player campaign is full of thugs and bog men

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord is the medieval war ‘em up that often pops up to say: “Hello, I still look good.” We have seen its sieges, its horse archers, and even played some of its multiplayer sword-clashing. But at this year’s Gamescom, I played some of the single player campaign. And oh yes, that’s the good stuff. I played as Valtis, an athletic sword-swinging…

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Feature: Swift axe to the head

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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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord’s horse archers are mean

We’ve seen much of the swords ‘n’ shields of medieval strat-RPG Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord [official site] over the past year. But you know what we haven’t seen much of? Horse archers. Angry hordes of arrow-launching Steppe nomads who absolutely hate using their own legs to walk places but absolutely love using their hands to kill you. Oh look, here they come now.

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Feature: Ready, Fire!

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]…

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Mount & Blade II Gameplay Vid Shows Siege Defence

The last we got to see of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord [official site] was a castle siege, and what a grand siege it was! Now developers TaleWorlds are showing off their medieval sandbox action-RPG's sieges from the other perspective, with a new six-minute gameplay trailer showing defenders fighting back as siege towers roll in and cannonballs rain. It looks pretty swish and a big…

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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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Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord Shows Off Siege Gameplay

Nope, we still don't know when Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord [official site] will come out. If that's the news you had been hoping for out of E3, hey, maybe you'll still be cheered by this seven-minute new gameplay trailer showing off castle sieges in the sandbox medieval warfare RPG. Catapults! Destruction! Battering rams! Ladders! Murder holes! Fire! People tumbling off ramparts! Good stuff right…

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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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Warbanding Free: Mount & Blade 2’s Overworld Map

What a Christmas miracle it would be for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord [official site] to arrive just in time to be a holiday escape! I mean, it would be. It hasn't and it won't. I'm sorta sorry if I got your hopes up? This is why I only receive coal every year (but I'm a practical sort and value useful gifts over trinkets and…

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Mount & Blade: Warband Is Free On Steam This Weekend

For the rest of this weekend Mount & Blade: Warband [official site] is free on Steam, finally bringing an answer to the question on everyone's lips: "What is free this weekend is it Mount & Blade?" It is! Along with all its expansions - Mount & Blade: Napoleonic Wars and Viking Conquest Reforged Edition are also both free. Imagine me bellowing this information to you like…

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Follow The Flagduke To New Mount & Blade II Videos

I think of Gamescom as the most PC gaming-friendly of the major games conventions, which may largely come from being hosted in Germany, the land of oddball simulators. One of the most PC Gaming of PC Games is Mount & Blade, the open-world sandbox action-strategy-everything-RPG about building armies and ruling lands in medieval kingdoms. If you could sweep its dirt streets yourself and compose for…

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Mount & Blade: Warband’s Viking Conquest Relaunched

When Mount & Blade: Warband's [official site] pillaging add-on Viking Conquest launched in December, it was low on content and high on bugs. Developers Brytenwalda (named after the famous Warband Viking mod they made first) have been fixing it up since then, and today it's deemed done enough for a relaunch. A big update has brought great gobs of new content, along with a new…

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Mount & Blade Viking DLC Isn’t Quite In Ship Shape

Roughly a week ago, the lads behind the Brytenwalda mod released the Viking Conquest DLC for Mount & Blade Warband. Replete with hundreds of cities to burn down and hundreds more people to bother, Viking Conquest promised a Dark Age Britain that is supposed to contain authentic scenes, scheming companions, bickering religious people, and... stuff.

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Mount & Blade’s Viking DLC Looks Brill, Rubbo, Brill Again

The Mount & Blade games offer more freedom than your average RPG, allowing players to live all kinds of different lives within their sprawling open worlds. The price for that freedom, and those densely populated siege battles, is that the games are more clumsy and basic in terms of animation, physics and model detail. While watching this impressive trailer for Viking Conquest, a new expansion…

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Magnus & Blade: Warband Viking DLC Announced

Mount & Blade II is looking awfully fancy, but don't expect to play it any time soon. If you want more armies and more lands to conquer now, now now now, now now now now now now now, stop stamping your feet and pouting as more are coming "soon". While creators TaleWorlds are focused on the sequel, they've drafted another mod team to create another…

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Feudal Fingerpainting: Mount&Blade 2’s Level Editor

Our last post about Mount&Blade II: Bannerlord was one year and four days ago. That won't do at all. Oh look, here's a new video from developers TaleWorlds showing off some of the game's engine and its level editor. That's the level editor we hoi polloi will get to use too, creating our own huge landscapes and castles for sandbox feudal fun. It supports that…

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Mount & Blade: Warband Saddles Up Steam Free Weekend

Mount & Blade: Warband is so very PC Gaming. Whatever that term means, whichever disparate games it tries to bind together, M&B is It. Or That. Or one of Them. You know what I mean. An action-RPG where you also control and equip an army and ride horses and swing swords and it's sort of an RTS too and mods add everything from Skaven to…

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