Dark Ages in the British Isles were a fascinating, dismal time of constant wars, in which people fought for survival. A dark age with a deep blend of cultures. The 6th and 7th centuries were a time when invaders (Saxons, Angles and Jutes) tried hard to forge their destiny in a new world with the steel of their swords, shields and spears. The ancient peoples tried to resist, while they saw their kingdoms defeated and conquered by the “barbarians”, and sorrowfully saw how their beloved world slowly disappeared off the face of the earth. But other people must not be left unmentioned, like the Picts, who have always inspired great interest. Or to the west, another island as complex as Britain: Ireland in which many people were fighting for a piece of land, their clans, livestock and supremacy. In short, it is a world we know little about, yet a magnet for history lovers: a time of war and great deeds, where few kings (almost none) died in their beds.

Review RSS Feed Makkano11 says
10 Makkano11

Jul 17th, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

This mod is simply amazing. It changes the game totally. It is perhaps one of the best modification for the game so far I have not yet found a modification that beat Brytenwalda so a big thanks to the developers :)

Napoleon_Born2Party says
9 Napoleon_Born2Party

Jul 17th, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

Because my name is Danilo the douche... This mod be great for mz meat in my head u now, that pink ting. Spirs and sords ar veri gud end dey ar veri efisent bekaz dey kil fest end put an end tu mizeri end maj nejm iz Danilo, DAca hu iz veri veri bed et dis gejm end i vud lajk tu lrn mor.

Putinator says
9 Putinator

May 4th, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

This mod is very good made. It contains beutiful models and the atmosphere is very good. I think, that there are a few factions too much, but this has to be due to the historical correctness

Cyrano7 says
9 Cyrano7

Apr 19th, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

A very well polished and fleshed out mod. Its a completely new experience compared to vanilla Warband. Still a couple of little bugs here and there, but nothing game breaking though :)

volker911 says
10 volker911

Feb 25th, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

This is really a great mod.
I think everyone who likes history and especially the history of England
will enjoy this mod.
I think it is a bit better than a Clash of Kings.

mcpacey says
9 mcpacey

Feb 19th, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

Great mod keep up the good work!

goaere says
10 goaere

Jan 30th, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

Great mod, historically accurate, has a lot of add-ons and features, really challenging, has personality and it's quite playable, just perfect.


Jan 22nd, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

Enormous map,upgrade trees,abilitie to execute lords,new kingdom management options,abilitie to choose starter race,different religions,larger and more realistic towns,ships...

grimskaal says
9 grimskaal

Jan 16th, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

One of the best mods i ever played for warband.

Many new features that adds "realism" to the game, some examples are, construction of your own fortress, the religion, sea travel, sea battles, injuries, random text event, change the name of your party (with high enough renown), neutral places where there's a little adventure. The list of pros is too extensive to write tho. The AI is dramatically changes, for the best, combat is more deadly and dificult.
There are a couple of things that bother perhaps, like maybe the dena bandits are too powerful or that if you choose to be a woman everyone refers to you like a man.

Either way one of the bests mods out there for warband. Specially if you like hard mods.

JimmyBlonde says
3 JimmyBlonde

Jan 12th, 2015 0 people agree 0 people don't

The models and textures in this mod are very nice and the scripting is quite good, it runs well and the map has very diverse and well researched factions

Unfortunately the gameplay is utter rubbish. I've heard it called the "realism mod".

Realism my arse.

Brytenwalda confuses realism with making the game impossibly hard. It basically ***** the player over with cheap tricks and gives them to recourse.
Raider mobs annihilate anything sent against them, unless you have a better than a 10 to 1 advantage raiders will annihilate you until you get high enough in level to pick them off yourself. Also, there are basically no weak mobs to help the player to level their troops, it is this and the fact that levelling troops takes a month of Sundays that ruins this mod.

The only way I could get good troops was to wait until I found a band of raiders with a lot of prisoners but low fighting strength. I would hide my soldiers and ride in to pick the raiders off 1 by 1. This is bad handling of the Warband campaign system and being forced to play like this makes the game tedious.

Raider mobs also spawn with absurd stats and basically all of them have chainmail! This is meant to be Dark Ages Britain FFS, if you had chainmail in this age you were probably royalty, nobility or so incredibly good at fighting that you killed some nobleman and got away with it (and his armour). So why the **** are these Dena and Frankish raiders who are running around Britain in an King's Ransom worth of chainmail mindlessly attacking me and my useless idiot army? The Vassals even worse, they get incredibly generous helpings of ridiculously over-powered units and the get reinforced at a rate that makes it impossible to compete with them.

I gave this mod a 3 because even though it's well made, it's not worth playing. It's not worth playing because there's no viable way to win without making the game a tedious grind. You should be able to win games with skill and persistence, not mindless repetition. I'd happily give it a 10 if the author fixed the ridiculously powerful raider mobs, balanced the vassal armies to better represent their historical counterparts and got rid of the stupidly slow troop leveling system

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