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Author Topic: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord  (Read 77409 times)

nenjin

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Re: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #885 on: October 05, 2021, 11:49:07 am »

If it's anything like Warband, you'll declare independence and every faction in the game will hear the dinner bell ringing and come to take a bite. I tried that all of once in Warband and was like "fuck this, I don't have two years to work on this campaign."
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Re: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #886 on: October 05, 2021, 12:08:19 pm »

@Scriver: No, I haven't tried independence in Bannerlord yet. Very curious to see how it works out for you, though, as I am in a similar situation (my holdings are all in and around Southern Vlandia).

It's a very Battannia-friendly environment, what with the vast forests of the Galen-Jaculan-Sargot stretch.

Also very nice since the Rhodoks were my favourite faction in the first game/s and that is Rhodok country (my first conquest was even Veluca castle and village, which has to be what becomes Veluca in the future. God does it bother me that they named Sargot Sargot though)
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Re: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #887 on: October 11, 2021, 05:40:36 pm »

Damn, Caladog really wanted to marry my sister. He gave me literally all of his money (60K or so) for her hand in marriage.

I'll miss having her running around being a merchant, but I think she just paid for herself.

In other news, I'm finally trying a go at Jaculon. Last war we fought I spent the entire time fending off armies from Sargot. This time we crushed their first army quickly and have pivoted to go on the attack with a 900 strong army I'm leading.

We'll see how this goes.
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Re: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #888 on: October 11, 2021, 06:16:14 pm »

This has been my problem. Every time I'm ready to go after Jaculan there's other things going on or I'm defending my own fief from 1.2 million Vlandian lords with parties of <100. Too small to catch with a fully formed siege army, too big to ignore.
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Re: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #889 on: October 11, 2021, 06:27:55 pm »

Yeah, really wish I could I coordinate with the other armies. At the very least give them suggestions like "Hey, I think Ochs hall would be a good target" or something. Forcing the Vlandians to split their attention would be a huge boon.

If this assault doesn't pan out I may try to take Ochs hall myself next. See if we can give them a target to try and take back that isn't in the south so I'm not spending all my time on the defensive.

At least taking Charas for myself was a good call. It hasn't been assaulted once in the past few wars since I've kept their attention on Sargot. Which means someone else's town is the one that's been sacked and retaken a few times while my holdings are allowed to prosper in peace.

Oh, does anyone here know how governors actually work compared to the player's Stewardship? I'm assuming all my holdings that are left without a governor just use my bonuses, but I can't seem to find any good confirmation on it. Just lots of conjecture.

Given that I have a stewardship of over 150 now, I'm assuming that I am better off not having governors.
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Re: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #890 on: October 11, 2021, 08:48:46 pm »

I thought they didn't get any Steward bonuses. You don't passively earn Stewardship just because you own fiefs, so.....

I took Charas and intentionally didn't try to claim it for myself, on the hopes that it'd make my bid for Jaculan easier and I wouldn't have constantly watch the SW approach to it.

But of course, the Battanians that won it couldn't hold it for more than a season or two. Should just said screw it and taken that army to Jaculan instead.
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Re: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #891 on: October 12, 2021, 12:12:18 am »

I wonder if Stewardship has an effect while you're waiting in a town you rule (the incomplete wiki says that this is one way to boost the skill) but I'm pretty sure the perks marked (Governor) only apply for followers you've specifically assigned - you don't passively grant them to your governor-less fiefs.  I could be wrong though.

And it sorta sucks if some of the perks you can take as a player do nothing at all, or only work while you're camping a fief.  Particularly when the other perk choices are so important as an army leader.
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Re: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #892 on: October 12, 2021, 10:59:00 am »

The only real function of Steward for the Army Leader is if they're serving as Quartermaster in the party. That's the best way to get the skill up.
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Quote from: Viktor Frankl
When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.
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Its kinda silly to complain that a friendly NPC isn't a well designed boss fight.
Quote from: Eric Blank
How will I cheese now assholes?
Quote from: MrRoboto75
Always spaghetti, never forghetti

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Re: Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
« Reply #893 on: October 12, 2021, 11:55:15 am »

Yeah, I've quartermaster of my group and that's raised my stewardship really high.

Hmm, didn't realize that the governor perks don't work for the player. That kinda sucks, then. I'll have to play with it, see if I can figure out how to make the best use of my fiefs.

I really wish there was better documentation in the game on how stuff like this works.

In better news, I've got Jaculan now! It was a rough fight, but most of the enemies were militia so we didn't lose nearly as many of our own as I'd feared. In a big stroke of luck, one of the AI armies took the castle just north of it right after I grabbed the town, so I even have a buffer fief to help protect me.

Now I'm back dealing with the Western empire since they are pushing in on our borders to the east. I took one of the southern castles and beat back several armies in that area, but they've taken some territory to the north of me that I may need to go help take back.
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