Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord
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Reworked Imperial and Vlandian troop trees based on historical equipment used by the Eastern Roman Empire and the Normans.

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A rework of the arms and armor used by Imperial and Vlandian troops to make them more closely resemble their historical counterparts c. 10th - 12th centuries.

Save Game Compatible 
Works for both the player and the AI

Empire (Eastern Roman Empire/"Byzantines")
  • All infantry units use javelins and the top tier units wear legionary mail, rather than lamellar armor which was only worn by elite units like the Palatine Guard and Bucellarii.
  • Archers wear hats, trained archers wear gambesons and cone helms, and veteran archers wear mail armor rather than eastern armor.
  • Vigla recruits are equipped with leather armor rather than scaled armor.
  • Equites wear mail armor and carry javelins.
Vlandia (Normans)
  • All infantry, knights, and crossbowmen wear the iconic cone-shaped helm. 
  • Swordsmen and Knights carry an almond-shaped kite-shield rather than heater shields. 
  • Knights wear long chainmail and leather pauldrons.
  • Vanguards, infantry, footmen, and sergeants use a mix of swords, axes, and maces. 
  • Footmen and recruits receive shields. 
  1. Unpack the Normans_and_Eastern_Romans.rar
  2. Copy and paste the folder to "C:\Steam\steamapps\common\Mount & Blade II Bannerlord\Modules"
  3. Enable the mod under the "mod" tab in the game launcher. 
  4. Load a save (or start a new game) and the reworked troops will appear.
  5. If you have any questions or suggestions leave them in the comment section!