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Update on new factions, the future of the mod and release date!

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Hello!

We are proud to announce the eastern lands above the lower steppes are now alive, complete with three new appropriate major factions and a new land to explore.

- The Nihohei Shogunate: A nation that has taken great pains to modernize itself, and aims to conquer the entirety of the east, and wipe out their eternal arch-rivals, The Kingdom of Chengdao. But also a greater enemy is on the horizon, the westerners threaten to take everything from the Shogun and his ruling class.

- The Daehan Empire: They are a powerful nation that thrives on trade with the westerners, the western support they recieve and the vast wealth in their banks has made them a powerhouse that can challenge Nihonei's claim to the great east. Their cavalry are considered the most powerful and best equipped, they gallop across the land, trampling all that stand in their way.

- The Kingdom of Chengdao: They are a decadent nation that prides itself on it's rich culture, which has been to the nations detriment. The Imperial Dynasty desperately attempts to fight back against western influence, though the Emperor's generals welcome the changes with open arms.

Along with that, we also have overhauled the male and female faces (Credits go to Iboxtal and Thel for their great open source resources), added several new types of bandits and manhunters, and eventually we intend to add some new shaders to enhance the visual side of the game. As for town, fort and village scenes, several have already been completed; Though I do not think we'll be able to finish them all any time soon.

We are close-ish to the first release of 1870, bugs will, of course, be omnipresent throughout, it is Mount & Blade after all. But the game will largely be playable, so keep an eye out for an update on a possible release date.

Finally, your input has been excellent, the suggestions many of you have thrown at us has helped a lot in developing the mod.

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ArcticArachnid
ArcticArachnid

I'm really excited for it.

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ReinholdMessner
ReinholdMessner

Cool!

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SausageSpirit
SausageSpirit

Will there be treaty ports in Chengdao?

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fdkill
fdkill

Ehm, the title of this is "Update on new factions, the future of the mod and release date!", but the release date is NOT mentioned in this update, just the fact you are close to the release date.

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Kriegtooth
Kriegtooth

Eh, I think "soon" is good enough :P

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wildtexan
wildtexan

just be patient we will release as soon as we can but this game is 3 times the size of imperial age but the team is still the same size so its going to take a while

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h.sterling
h.sterling

I think breach wall sieges would be the best option. I have faith in you and would love freelancer and diplomacy in this mod. Thanks for your work!

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Felix_Maximus
Felix_Maximus

Year Later

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bloodandironfpw
bloodandironfpw

Sounds good

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texclint
texclint

great news awesome !!

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Son_of_Fenrir
Son_of_Fenrir

So hyped! Thanks so much for such a great mod!

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Kriegtooth
Kriegtooth

Awesome! Sounds really interesting! Will they have a coastline?

And that reminds me, a M&B modding overall question, is it possible to make the map loop, like you could move troops from the west coast to the Nihohei Shogunate?

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leldy22
leldy22

Don't think that's possible with M&B Engine

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kylongtoe
kylongtoe

Can't Wait!

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Sir_James_Douglas
Sir_James_Douglas

Really excited for this mod

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soldier006
soldier006

Pppleaseee....My win rar 7zid all broken....Try an Mount andd blade engine Or an Wizard or an EXE I dont care but please....I´ll cry

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Guest
Guest

asd

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joseph88
joseph88

waiting the game.....................

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AnalPulverizer
AnalPulverizer

cant wait anymore

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commissar197
commissar197

Still excited for it

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junior14750
junior14750

5555555+

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notoriousnostalgia
notoriousnostalgia

I always liked Artimenner as a companion, hope to see him in the mod soon.

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