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User Info: Kharillle

Kharillle
4 months ago#11
Winter sale on gog. I think its 5 USD for the pc version. The various mods all make for very interesting games.

I personally love cavalry. Tend to ride off on a fast courser to divide up the enemy and then let my cavalry loose. If they're up against half the enemy force they do pretty well. Also some major advantage in terms of being able to engage quickly, and disengage when they're wounded.

Still can barely hit anything with my sword, especially on horseback. But I love the game for so many features such as looting, the way battles end up, the leveling and all.

Also I recommend pathsmanship. Lets you decide whether or not to engage. Goes great with cavalry. Swadians, Khergits or Saranids.
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User Info: Flamechamp2333

Flamechamp2333
4 months ago#12
thanks for all the answers. Got a question.

I have done 2 tournaments so far and won both of them. I have around 10k money right now. I want to join an army but its not letting me. I just want to be in huge battles and help some lord for now.

What should I do so this happens? My army is made up of militia men and no calvary and I don't really know how to equip everyone with top heavy armor gear. I repeat, I just want to join some lord and be in huge battles. I'm currently not pledged to any lord so I don't really know where to go from here, but at least I have 10k gold.

User Info: SinisterSlay

SinisterSlay
4 months ago#13
If you want to be a mercenary, find a Lord and ask them for a quest. One might offer it.
Alternatively, go to the king of the realm you want, and offer yourself to become a vassal. He'll probably reject you until you have a lot of renown.
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User Info: KillerTruffle

KillerTruffle
4 months ago#14
Flamechamp2333 posted...
I have done 2 tournaments so far and won both of them. I have around 10k money right now. I want to join an army but its not letting me. I just want to be in huge battles and help some lord for now.

What should I do so this happens? My army is made up of militia men and no calvary and I don't really know how to equip everyone with top heavy armor gear. I repeat, I just want to join some lord and be in huge battles. I'm currently not pledged to any lord so I don't really know where to go from here, but at least I have 10k gold.

When I played, most of my early fighting was just with me and my men running quests for various lords, guild masters in towns, etc. Often dealing with bandits and things.

After you run (and successfully complete) a few quests for a lord, they may start trusting/liking you enough to give you more responsibility. One of the lords is actually like basically the general or army commander or whatever for the king of the region. If you get on his good side, he may ask you to declare allegiance (or something along those lines), and become available for him whenever he calls for you. That means you're much more likely to end up in battles alongside possibly multiple allied lords. You can participate in sieges once they begin, etc.

Also, if you're traveling and see a lord in battle, you sometimes will get the option to join the battle and assist - that's another case you'll be working with more units than just your own.

As for upgrading your soldiers, I don't think you can upgrade footmen to cavalry or knights or anything. You CAN upgrade your soldiers though - every battle earns them experience. When you have one or more soldier with you that can be upgraded, you'll see a little + symbol beside the name on the right. Click on the button for that particular troop, and you'll see the upgrade options in the middle of the screen. Some troops can initially be upgraded in one of two directions - for instance, Nord recruits can be upgraded either as footmen (melee) or huntsmen (ranged). From there, with enough experience, footmen can upgrade all the way to Huscarls (some pretty badass foot soldiers), and huntsmen can eventually become veteran archers.

Note that when you upgrade your troops, there's an initial cost, but it also increases their monthly cost, so make sure you're earning enough money to pay them. Upgraded troops become stronger, better armored, deal more damage, etc. I don't recall being able to manually equip your troops. I believe you can only manage inventory for your companions.

There's also a skill - "Trainer" or something, that allows you to passively give experience to all troops in your party that are lower level than you, even outside of battle.

If you want cavalry, my experience is you'll need to check around in taverns for mercenaries. They're much more expensive than the volunteers you get in villages, but they're also much tougher. Actual cavalry are very good, but you can also find other cavalry type units for hire in taverns - manhunters for instance. All of these can be upgraded with experience as well.

It's actually a pretty complex game - you can get troops from lots of different places (hell, you can even recruit prisoners you're escorting). And the battle system, reknown, honor, and all that... is all pretty complex.
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User Info: Murderinc89

Murderinc89
4 months ago#15
I want this game but I'll wait for the winter sale

User Info: lilcruz254

lilcruz254
4 months ago#16
Do missions for lords which are part of the army you wish to join. Build reputation with them, you'll need it later for persuasion. If you can find him, work for the king. Eventually they'll offer you a merc contract. Then after some more reputation gain you can swear fealty. Also talk to everyone in the castle after you win a tournament, you should get bonus rep from them.

I get most of my money from trade. Tournaments are a close second once you are decent in combat. Once you get a decent sized army the weekly cost will be really high so keep stakin' those denars.
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