Mount and Blade: Warband Napoleonic Wars update adds ten maps, releases full source code

Tom Senior

The latest update to Mount and Blade: Warband's Napoleonic Wars DLC releases the full source code into the wild, which should give Mount and Blade modders plenty to get their gnashers into. Warband's been a great platform for modders, and the extra units and features added by Napoleonic Wars has only put more muskets in the toolbox. The addition of new units, more swords, longer swords and better saddle textures can only help. The ten most popular maps from a recent community map contest have joined the rotation, and there are a bunch of balance fixes to boot.

The full update notes follow, plucked from Steam .

New features:

  • Added “Litovskiy Ulanskiy Polk”, Lithuanian Lancer Regiment, to Russia.

  • Added new swords for British Musicians and 95th Rifles, Austrian Infantry and Jägers.

  • Added new wall scene props for mappers - in desert and wood styles.

  • Added more destruction stages for some walls (that are commonly used in custom siege maps) and improved their textures.

  • Added new French Officers pants.

  • Pioneer earthworks can now be removed by using the shovel in alternate mode (accessible by press X).

  • Added the top ten community maps from the mapping contest.

  • Released full source code for modders.

General Changes

  • Remade all equipment for Russia: Cartridge bags, belts, etc.

  • Remade Austrian battle flags.

  • Players are now forced to walk when surrendering.

  • Improved textures of British and Austrian saddles.

Balance changes

  • Reduced the length of the bayonet slightly.

  • Increased the length of all cavalry swords.

  • Made the readying animation for the upper stab slower.

  • Upper stab chamber attacks are now not blockable anymore just like the lower stab.

  • People getting bumped by a horse now stay on the ground a bit longer before getting up.

  • Removed the damage a rider would receive when his horse dies.

  • Horses don't rear up anymore when hit by a bayonet to their front.

  • Reduced the amount of bullets and damage of the Musketoon.

    Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to spawn objects on the map.

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to spawn with multiple firearms.

  • Fixed an exploit that allowed players to spawn naked.

  • Fixed a bug that made upper stabs unblockable when in crouch-mode

  • Fixed a bug that when a rocket launcher is picked up whilst someone is using it the player using it would get stuck.

  • Fixed small historical errors on Russian uniforms.

  • Fixed the mirrored banners above players.

  • Fixed stones not spawning near the walls that got destroyed.

  • Fixed some upside down texture errors on roofs.

  • Fixed some cases where you would not be able to spawn explosion crates.

  • Removed riding skill from pioneers.

  • Fixed several specular and normal map issues.

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