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This mod attempts to reflect the reality of 13th century Europe. The starting point of the journey is year 1257 AD and attempts to be as historically accurate as possible. From this point on the player and NPC lords shape this land and fight for supremacy and control of the continent.

You may not use any part of this mod without obtaining permission from the original author in any works, free or commercial, unless otherwise specified.
The mod currently requires Warband 1.143-1.153 and it is to be considered in beta stage. Bug reports and suggestions are welcome!

-All of Europe, featuring 42 factions
-Hundred of new historical, region based troops.
-More then a thousand new items, armors, weapons, all historically accurate for XIII century.
-Buildable castles.
-Manor system, with the ability to build custom settlements (build buildings that appear in the scene!)
-Realistic combat system, with taunts, formations, realistic horse archery and many other.
-Custom battle scenes, realistically depicting each region of Europe.
-Weather system, including desert storms, blizzards, rain storms
-Play as one of your soldiers after your death, with our made auxiliary player feature (can be turned off in the mod options).
-Crusading system: Go crusading to the holy land a crusade or start a new crusade yourself!
-Join a crusader order as sergeant or a knight!
-New lance recruitment system, aiming to emulate medieval feudal recruitment system.
-Companion system improved and remade
-Sea battles and sea travel
-Many new scenes for castles, towns and villages. A good number of them - are historically based reconstructions of real places!
-Many other major and minor features!

Available factions:
1. Teutonic Order
2. Kingdom of Lithuania
3. Golden Horde
4. Kingdom of Denmark
5. Polish Principalities
6. Holy Roman Empire
7. Kingdom of Hungary
8. Novgorod Republic
9. Kingdom of England
10. Kingdom of France
11. Kingdom of Norway
12. Kingdom of Scotland
13. Gaelic Kingdoms
14. Kingdom of Sweden
15. Kingdom of Halych-Volhynia
16. Kingdom of Portugal
17. Crown of Aragon
18. Kingdom of Castille
19. Kingdom of Navarra
20. Emirate of Granada
21. The Papal States
22. Roman Empire of Nicaea
23. Crusader States
24. Kingdom of Sicily
25. Mamluk Sultanate
26. Latin Empire
27. Il-khanate
28. Hafsid Dynasty
29. Kingdom of Serbia
30. Kingdom of Bulgaria
31. Marinid Dynasty
32. Republic of Venice
33. Jotvingians
34. Prussians
35. Curonians
36. Samagotians
37. Welsh
38. Republic of Genoa
39. Republic of Pisa
40. Guelphs
41. Ghibellines
42. Kingdom of Bohemia

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A new and final (this time really final) version of the mod has been released. The new version mainly contains various fixes: for scenes, script errors and so on. In other words, some of the last holes was filled.

This version should also be compatible with 1.11 version of the mod. However this is untested, so use at your own risk. It is generally recommended to start a new game with every new version of the mod.

This is the last version of the mod with no plans to continue development anymore. Thank you all for your support and contributions over these years!

Anno Domini 1257  - Angry peasant edition(v1.11) released!

Anno Domini 1257 - Angry peasant edition(v1.11) released!

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Anno Domini 1257 - Angry peasant edition has been released for Warband 1.158 and up.

Final version of 1257ad

Final version of 1257ad

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This mod attempts to reflect the reality of 13th century Europe. The starting point of the journey is year 1257 AD and attempts to be as historically...

Anno Domini 1257 0.97 beta released

Anno Domini 1257 0.97 beta released

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It's finally here! A new release after two years of waiting!

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1257AD version 1.13

1257AD version 1.13

Full Version 52 comments

Full installer for Anno Domini 1257. Mount and Blade Warband 1.153 or higher is needed to play.

Anno Domini 1257 1.11 patch for 1.10

Anno Domini 1257 1.11 patch for 1.10

Patch 56 comments

A patch for Anno Domini 1257. This will update your mod to 1.11. Requires full 1.10 version of the mod. Save game compatible.

1257AD version 1.1

1257AD version 1.1

Full Version 95 comments

Main installer for Anno Domini 1257, version 1.1. Warband version 1.158 or higher is required.

Anno Domini 1257 version 1.03 installer

Anno Domini 1257 version 1.03 installer

Full Version 123 comments

The main installer of 1257ad for Mount and Blade: Warband v1.158.

1257AD 0.97.1 patch

1257AD 0.97.1 patch

Patch 69 comments

This is the patch for 0.97 version of the mod. Just extract the rar in your mods folder and play!

Anno Domini 1257 version 0.97 Beta installer

Anno Domini 1257 version 0.97 Beta installer

Full Version 82 comments

The main instal of 1257ad for Warband v1.143-1.154.

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Can Orthodox countries join/create a crusade? If so, how? I don't see the option when I speak with my king. I even tried speaking with the Pope, even though that makes no sense and obviously, I didn't find any option to start a crusade.
Also, are there any Orthodox Crusader orders, or will I have to settle with the Catholic ones?

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As far as I know there weren't any Orthodox military orders, also Byzantine Empire (at the time actually still known as Roman Empire) only really took part in the first crusade (which at the time btw was called "armed pilgrimage") when they expected crusaders to give their territory back which they instead took for themselves, so they didn't even actively helped in the following crusades.

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Well, maybe not at the time of the game. But like you said, the Byzantine lords did in fact join some crusades and they (as a country) did constantly tease the west with joining and supporting the crusades.
The Orthodox Church didn't like the idea of fighting for the religion, as it's contradictory to the teachings of Jesus (especially after the forth crusade when the so called Christians sacked Constantinople and established their own little Latin Empire), but nontheless they (Orthodox) should at least have the option in game to join the crusade, like any other Christian lord.
So, to answer my question, you are saying there is nothing about crusading system that can be used by an Orthodox player? A shame. I guess I'll just let muslims destroy Crusader states and take Jerusalem...

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Join the crusade? you stypid or something? they don't really want any of the holylands for them selfs as they dont see it as neccesity for them, unlike the christians urge to get it back to christian control for some reason, and the byzantium's only reasons of joining any crusade would be solely only to claim some land for themselfs and for the profit westerners might pay them for helping. but to join officially a crusade? what next cathars joining the christian crusade against cathars? huh

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I'll tell you who is stupid, how about the idiot that can't spell. Orthodox are Christians as well, you dumb ******* illiterate moron.
Learn English, then come here to make a comment.

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@IllusiveSerb Nice shot, Legolas!

@Anromind Learn your facts. They want the Holy Lands, not solely because of religious reasons, but just because they want more lands, like every country wanted back then. They even called the first crusade, again, not because of their religion, but because they needed help against the muslims, and they wanted the first conquest of the crusaders, Antioch (if you didn't know, as the pleb you are), for themselves. As the crusaders wanted to claim it for their own, the Byzantines became unfriendly with the crusaders, refusing to help them for a long time.

@mcskatkat You're a child, the fact you say that to other people in a random comment chain you weren't even involved in like it's an insult and the fact you have 'mc' (minecraft I guess) in your name (a biased game with the most popular servers filled with trolls, lazy admins and hackers, if anyone didn't know that) provide enough evidence.

PS: Didn't the Catholic Church start a scouring of the Cathars with the accusation of heresy for their riches?

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You're a child

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can you please add a feature where you can start as leader of a faction

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I think the Hungarian Destrier horses are missing textures or something. Their all white in battle.

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Coursers are all white too, hunters are all brown, warhorses all have the same grey chainmail with a black horse underneath, chargers have red and grey chainmail with, again, a black saddle horse underneath, steppe and sumpter horses all are grey. They don't miss textures, they only have 1.

PS: some modders try to get some variety in the units by giving knights/mounted units multiple horses with almost the same name but a different colour/texture as a whole (i.e. if the courser has a black color, it could have name 'Black Courser', if it's white, it could have the name 'White Courser'.

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Highest Rated (20 agree) 10/10

I have to say this mod is one of the most successful mods I have ever played. It needs some polishing, it's still alpha, but yet feels like closed beta. I can't wait for a final version. The mod itself feels like a total new game. The map is just outstanding as in size and in factions. The soundtrack is beautiful and fitting. Combining AD 1257 with Warband Battle Sizer will give you the most amazing experience you ever had in M&B. Numerous times I felt like in the movie Braveheart on the battlefield…

Dec 9 2012 by cassian220v

Lowest Rated (5 agree) 1/10

Run time crashes constantly. I was really excited to play this too.

Aug 8 2011 by Cstriker01

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