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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The Next update to Blood and Iron

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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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Blood and Iron Age of Imperialism

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This is the download for Blood and Iron Age of Imperialism, the latest full release version. Look for the Bal_Official_sever, hosted by St3fans Server...

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TheEmperorOfMankind
TheEmperorOfMankind

Hey can you do me a favor, and take a look at this mod, and all thats its lone developer has accomplished: Moddb.com If you guys got together you could have a campaign! I mean a true and blue CAMPAIGN!! All you would need to do is combine forces, imagine what you guys could accomplish! A Franco-Prussian war campaign, and a Napoleonic campaign!!

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Warlock12345
Warlock12345

L'Aigle was made as a mod for Native, Blood & Iron is a mod for Napoleonic Wars... This would be a interresting situation if they tried...

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TheEmperorOfMankind
TheEmperorOfMankind

My idea is for them to port it, if L'Aigle was able to be built in the campaign, then why can this not be? This wil never be as popular as it should be.

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cabarry771
cabarry771

Just found this while looking for some alternative to North & South, now I'm on pins and needles waiting for both NaS and BaI.

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LoLsNiPeRz
LoLsNiPeRz

is there any mod like Early Japanese Empire..... or First Sino-Japanese War...

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Argeomer
Argeomer

for the normal warband yes but it isnt multiplayer, only singleplayer but its fun, the best one is Gekokujo

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Prinskoen
Prinskoen

Can you please ad new firing sounds, i hate the current version

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RockyBrown
RockyBrown

Singleplayer?

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TheEmperorOfMankind
TheEmperorOfMankind

It can if they port this stuff over! Take a look at the L'Aigle mod: Moddb.com If the developers fro both parties could create some collusion we could have a new campaign for both Napoleon, and the Franco-Prussian war!

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jakemiller
jakemiller

No, Nw cant play singleplayer

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Csatádi
Csatádi

Installer doesn't start it misses Napoleonic Wars even tough I have it and it works.

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usnavy30
usnavy30

Just join a regular NW server and it should fix the installer not being recognized.

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