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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

For full list of credits, visit our official forums:

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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

News 37 comments

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 83 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 124 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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Sorry, some questions here, I have 2 villages, so, can I have 2 castles?
And there are some problems about troops name, I want to fix them, do you guys know about these things?

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Great mod, but how come the units don't follow orders like in Native or other mods? I find it kind of difficult to command an army that just stands there, even using F1 etc.

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Please Help!
Once downloaded I try to open with WinRAR but it says it is in an unknown format or damaged!:( annoyed cus this mod looks amazing:( anyone got any advice, would be greatly appreciated.

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Use a download manager.

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great mod but they crash a littel bit to many time :P but its still a very nice mod :D

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is there a way to use native battle formation, or just make both sides charge at each other from the start of the battle?

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A really brilliant interpretation of the middle ages. Can almost not point a finger on anything, though a few bugs. Talking of bugs I am not really sure where to post bugs so I simply did it here.

There is an issue when trying to charm on ladies in castles(at least for crusader castles), if the charming had a negative outcome and then try to load save, the game crashes. This occurs both if the lady's father does not know/accept me or if he likes me and betrothed her to me.

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I played mount and blade different mods but this is amazing mod with great soundtracks and realistic history medieval time is well present in this mod , i m very impressed. Well done folks , i hope for more like this mods or continue of this regards to all .

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I started to play this mod is amazing , Just please i nedd litle help when fighting my units just staying i don't know how to sett them automatically charge all like on other mods warband please if anyone can help me and explain how to make this work .....

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Press F1 and then press F3

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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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