Blood and Iron is back with a brand new update in the works! We are working hard to make this next update more memorable than Napoleon himself. We hope to create the best Victorian era experience for you, better than the time four-o-clock tea was introduced to cupcakes with pink icing.

There are lots of goodies in progress for this next update. One of the most exciting is the addition of a whole host of awesome scene props which will help to create dynamic maps. The new props will help to immerse you into the world of the late 19th century, as you battle for the control of the field against your opponents!

The developers also hope to inspire new and old mappers to jump back into the map editor, and create some more wonderful works of art. We are adding over 100 new scene props that you will be able to use to create some fantastic scenes for everyone to enjoy!

As the team has learnt a lot from the previous B&I releases, and other mod releases and life spans, we are trying our hardest to give Blood and Iron the justice it deserves. We are trying our utmost to make this the best update to ever happen to a NW mod!

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One of the most noticeable changes which you will see when the next version of the mod comes around, will be the updates and improvements to the current artillery pieces, along with an introduction of a few more big guns.

Firstly, we would like to announce the replacement of all Napoleonic Wars guns, there are no more swivel guns, mortars, cannonades; this also means the removal of almost all static artillery pieces. We have replaced those guns with full functional field guns, which will be used by the new factions.

Armstrong Field Gun

(above: Armstrong Field Gun)


In addition to this, all of the guns, with the exception of two, have been changed to breech loaders. It is now much quicker to reload these masters of the battlefield owing to modern late 19th century technological advancements. It is alongside the fantastic invention that was breech loaded artillery, that we have removed the recoil from the guns of this time period. During the late 19th century, through improvements in gun carriages, firing mechanisms, and just general "making things better" engineers were able to ensure that cannons remained roughly where they stood when fired. This cuts down the time between shots greatly: unleash your new and improved artillery upon the field of battle!

Furthermore, thanks to rifling it was impossible to use cannister shot anymore. The mod now reflects this by replacing cannister with explosive shells. The choices for gunners are now between solid and explosive, both have their advantages and disadvantages.

parrott

(above: Parrott Rifle Field Gun)


Let's break down the new artillery a bit! I'll list out the new guns, their type (field or static), and who they belong to/are used by.

  • Reffye 85mm breech loading field gun - used by France
  • Krupp breech loading field gun - used by Prussia
  • Parrott Rifle muzzle loading field gun - used by Great Britain
  • Armstrong breech loading field gun - used by the United States and Japan (purchased from the US)
  • Naval Armstrong breech loading static gun
  • Dahlgren muzzle loading static gun for use in fortifications
  • Gatling machine gun - used by the United States and Great Britain (purchased from the US)

gatling

(above: Gatling Machine Gun)


reffye

(above: Reffye 85mm Breech Loaded Field Gun)


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A quick update to let you know that the next update to Blood and Iron is being worked on and progressing well.

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GaryHi
GaryHi

I hope this one includes anglo zulu, chinese boxer rebellion, india vs british colonists, and arabs vs french foreign legion like in the movie legionnaire. Oh and add them mexican freedom fighters vs french like in the movie cinco de mayo please, love you.

-Gary

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Guest
Guest

I appreciate you taking your time to make a great mod, I am confident this version will be an active mod for a long time.

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clock105
clock105

Oi! We're dying waiting out here! Any news on the new update release?

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ExParrot2 Creator
ExParrot2

it's coming along nicely! give it about three to four weeks at the most, if not sooner

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Guest
Guest

We're waiting man...

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Guest

Be patient.

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scthomp74
scthomp74

So ready for the next update!

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Sir_James_Douglas
Sir_James_Douglas

Same, anyone know when about its being released?

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scthomp74
scthomp74

No clue!

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GaryHi
GaryHi

samurais!!! Holy guacamole!!!

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