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Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« on: January 30, 2009, 11:43:04 am »
Updates every Monday and Friday.

Episode List:

Episode 1 - Many Paths
Vote Result:

Swadia - No Shame
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Rhodok - Rising Star 4 (16.7%)
Nord - Out of Retirement 11 (45.8%)
Khergit - Khan Artist 3 (12.5%)


Episode 2 - Humble Beginnings
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Meet with Nord Lords     - 8 (80%)
Buy Mercenary Cavalry    - 1 (10%)
Find more Captains    - 1 (10%)

Episode 3 - The Horsemen of the Apocalypse
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Meet with Nord Lords 1 (10%)
Buy Mercenary Cavalry 1 (10%)
Find more Captains 8 (80%)


Episode 4 - Tracking Down Help
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« Last Edit: February 06, 2009, 09:55:31 pm by Mr. Wizard »



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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2009, 11:43:39 am »
Swadia - No Shame

Alberic was a squire of a Vaegir Knight. He served his knight faithfully for many seasons, but his ambition lead him to murder. Now a masterless Noble, he has decided to try to gain power in the Swadian Court.

Swadia is situated in the center of Calradia. It is the largest kingdom,
made up of the most populated cities of the old Calradian Empire.
Their military is formidable, Swadia is known for the fearsome charge of
their heavy cavalry.
_______
Rhodok - Rising Star

Royce is a peasant, and has grown up at the mercy of the lawless brigands in Swadia's Forests. The Lords of Swadia ignored the plight of the villagers, secretly they feared fighting the brigands in the forests, where their prized heavy cavalry were useless. Royce decided to move his family across the border to Rhodok lands. His family never made it, they were ambushed and killed. Only Royce made it to the Rhodok lowlands. No longer is he content to the life of the peasant, he has picked up a sword and shield and now fights for every peasant.

The Rhodok lowlands are a peaceful valley. Its People,
however, are anything but peaceful. Having recently
successfully rebelled against Swadian rule, they are
now an independent kingdom. Their military is
comprised entirely of Infantry. Their pikemen can
stop a Swadian Cavalry, and their Crossbowmen are
without equal in all of Calradia.
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Nord - Out of Retirement


Myrddin was once a mighty Captain in service to the Swadian King.
He has marched upon every kingdom of Calradia, and has faced
every kind of foe. He is retired now, but his experience has made
him the perfect Instructor for young Lethwin Far-Seeker, heir to
the Throne of the Nords. Lethwin's Father understood the
shortcomings of the Nordic methodology, and seeking to make
the Nords a larger player in Calradia, sent his son abroad to study
and understand other cultures. He hired Myrddin as his instructor
in all things military. Upon Lethwin's Return however, he found his
Father had died and an usurper sat on the throne. Now Myrddin
has come out of Retirement, to protect his pupil in his great
challenge.

The Nords came from across the sea in longboats.
Though their tactics were clumsy and brutal, the
old Calradian Empire did not expect them and lost
many of their sea bordering cities. Though it has
been a long time since they have had contact
with their brothers from across the sea, the Nords
of Calradia have changed very little. They charge
into battle on foot, each man out for his own glory.
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Khergit - Khan Artist

Qwyndorf is a missionary for the Holy Swadian Religion. He seeks to convert the Khergits, and to do this he has endeavored to become one of them. The lifestyle of these southern men have changed him, and now he only seeks a higher place amongst them. Using his guile and persuasive ability, he seeks to rise and become a Khan of the Khergits.

The Steppe plains are the domain of the Khergite Khanate.
Their nomadic peoples have only recently settled down in
villages and cities to till the land. Their military keeps with
their nomadic roots, and the lightning quick assaults of the
Khergit Horse Archers and Mounted Lancers can decimate
any army.

Choose the story that will unfold.
« Last Edit: January 30, 2009, 02:40:50 pm by Mr. Wizard »

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2009, 11:56:56 am »
very cool wiz...cant wait to see more

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2009, 11:59:29 am »
Rhodok - Rising Star
is the one i want its got alot of murder sounding in it ;P

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2009, 12:02:45 pm »
i think swadia would have more pointless murder and peasant slaughtering :P

wich means easy money >.>

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2009, 02:18:30 pm »
NO, Swadia is the shiz.
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2009, 03:11:59 pm »
Best Heavy Cavalry:  Swadian Knight
Best Melee Infantry: Nord Huscarl
Best Medium Cavalry: Khergit Lancer
Best Crossbowmen: Rhodok Sharpshooter

Just some info that may help you decide.
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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2009, 04:06:14 pm »
Time to come out of retirement. Let's give em' the business end of a mace.

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #8 on: January 30, 2009, 04:11:10 pm »
Nord is the way to go.

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2009, 04:47:55 pm »
Viva la nord.I love mount & blade.I hope I'm not the only one on this forum that plays it.

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #10 on: January 30, 2009, 04:54:22 pm »
Of course not, go to PC gaming theres an entire thread.
No, no, he did. In the everything else section, at least. Officially, this makes him king.

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2009, 01:58:08 am »
Oh hi ho the vikings go, to plunder all the land. Oh hi ho the vikings go enjoying women and wine. Never fearing no remorse the vikings charge and cut apart the men in front with more in the back.

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2009, 03:43:54 am »
Khergits all the way, they're my favorites :)

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2009, 12:55:15 pm »
We will follow the story of Lethwin and his mentor Myrddin in the struggle to become King of the Nords.



"A retired captain stays retired, or he becomes permanently 'retired'." That is the policy of Swadian King Harlaus. Too many historical precedents to risk a highly experienced commander going rogue and conquering half a kingdom.

I now risk that capital punishment, by my offering of aid to the rightful heir to the Nord throne. Truthfully, this was in part the Kings plan, to divide the North into two warring factions, each with half the might of the full northern kingdom. Then, Swadian Cavalry can fall like a hammer blow, and the North will become part of Swadia.

I wonder how his face will look when he learns that I do not plan to leave the castle gates open for his treacherous soldiers?
Such things will come in time. For now, my pupil needs me.

The Nordic Kingdom is comprised of three major cities: Wercheg to the East, Tihr to the West, and the Nord Capital Sargoth in the middle.

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The Nords in the west are peaceful, as much as a Nord can be peaceful. Tihr is a wealthy town whose primary export is fish. It is this city that feeds the Nord armies. The Lord Aedin controls Tihr, I know him to be a kind and charismatic man. He was often sent as a diplomat under Lethwin's Father. Aedin is descended from a line of Calradian nobility who betrayed Tihr to the Nords in order to become the ruling family.

Wercheg is the most militant of the Nordic cities. Their soldiers have raided many Swadian and Vaegir villages, their love for war is the main back bone of the army. Wercheg is controlled by Lord Irya, I know him to be a fierce and cunning soldier. The Black Sword banner was the one that drew the first blood against the old Calradian Empire, while it was the banner of Irya's great grandfather, Asger the Mighty.

Sargoth is the heavily defended capital. It was once the home of King Eric the Red, Lethwin's Father. Now a pretender sits on the throne. His name is King Ragnar, and his Black Raven Banner flies over Sargoth's walls. He has betrayed all treaties his predecessor honoured, and is once more laying waste to Swadian villages.


Taking stock of our current resources, I have sold all my previous possessions, except for my 5 body guards. We also still have Lethwin's Guards. A full listing of resources will come later.

There are several actions we may take, all will will help us, but we can only do one at a time.

Our first option is to go to each Lord of the Nords, and ask them to either side with us or fall with Ragnar. We can quickly build up the rebellion and have some real soldiers at our disposal.

The second option is to build up our cavalry. Although Allies are nice, if we cannot support them adequately in battle, we may lose them. With my lessons still burning in his mind, Lethwin should agree that our main advantage will be cavalry when we face Ragnar on the field of battle.

The third option is to find more captains. Although I am a capable tactitian and soldier, we lack a tracker or even tradesmen to help us manage the armies. We could look in taverns for trackers, tradesmen and physicians, who will ease the burden of managing and caring for the army.


Time to choose wisely.


Our current resources:
Treasury: 22,980 gold.
Food: Approximately 2 weeks worth.
Soldiers: 36 men
--1 Swadian Captain(ret.)
--1 Rightful Nord King
--10 Mercenary Cavalry
--14 Nord Huscarls
--5 Nord Archers
--5 Swadian Sharpshooters (Crossbows)
« Last Edit: January 31, 2009, 01:17:34 pm by Mr. Wizard »

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Re: Mr. Wizard's Mount & Blade Metagame
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2009, 01:16:55 pm »
we need to get them lords because they will increase the army size the fastest

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