If you're a fan of the Mount and Blade series, then brace yourself for an expansive adventure – because Bannerhold's map is filled with opportunities. The world has been opened up to reveal neighbouring kingdoms and factions which means your travels will be both longer in distance, as well as offering more varied foes than ever before! So get ready to explore this new realm - draw sword or mount horse; it's time for some action-packed adventuring across Calradia!
The mysterious woodlands of Battania are home to the proud and skilled Kingdom, where King Caladog reigns over its sturdy Celtic inhabitants. Renowned for their superior archers who specialize in forest warfare tactics, this nation offers a unique bonus that lets troops traverse terrain with 10% less speed penalty than others. A force to be reckoned with both on- and off-screen!
Brought to life by the fierce and dynamic leader Monchug, the Khuzait Khanate is an Eastern powerhouse on Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord's map. Made up of steppe tribes renowned for their lightning raids and expert horsemanship, this faction boasts a specialism in powerful mounted archers who are granted a 10% speed boost when travelling across realms – enabling swift manoeuvres that keep enemies guessing!
The isolated Sultanate of Aserai is a force to be reckoned with when it comes to warfare. Led by the wise and powerful Sultan Unqid, they are renowned for their harsh desert terrain tactics which pair infantry troops with mounted cavalry in devastating combinations. Trade has long been integral here as well, offering caravans 30% cheaper than any other faction – all at a fraction of the usual trade penalty.
The icy kingdom of Sturgia lies far to the North, isolated from its neighbours by a freezing and hostile sea. Prince Raganvad rules over this barren land with an iron grip, commanding armies that are feared even amongst seasoned warriors for their deadly mastery of both axe and sword combat. To guard against the cold biting winds in winter months, soldiers marching under Sturgian banners enjoy a 20% speed bonus while on wintry terrain - so beware!
The Kingdom of Vlandia, located in the west and inspired by the Normans, has an advantageous defensive position with its back to sea. This feudal kingdom is renowned for their formidable heavy cavalry that can easily move throughout Calradian continent. As bonus benefit troops serving under King Derthert gain 20% extra XP after a victorious battle - making them even more effective on the battlefield!