Iron Europe is a World War I mod for the Mount&Blade; Warband Napoleonic Wars DLC. Our goal is to immerse players in the brutal battles of WWI. Players will have the opportunity to fight it out, for France or for Germany, in the trenches and in no man's land. Play as an expendable rifleman grunt, a brave officer leading from the front, an artillerymen supporting comrades from afar, or an elite assault trooper, spearheading attacks. Use bolt-action rifles, machine guns, and pistols to take down enemies from a distance or close in and engage in brutal hand to hand combat with knives, clubs, and the trusty bayonet. A host of features, including whistles, bleeding, bandaging, and grenades have been added to bring the WWI experience to life. To get the latest version of the mod, first install 1.0 and then the 1.21 patch.

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Today's Developer Blog will talk about the team's work over the week on Patch 1.2 and show the new French Sentry and Rifle Grenadier classes.

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Today's Developer Blog will talk about the team's work over the week on Patch 1.2 and show the new French Sentry and Rifle Grenadier classes.

The biggest priority was, of course, to figure out a solution to the lag issues that have been plaguing servers reaching more than 80 players. Thankfully, the FSE team took the time to help us identify the issue and we're fairly certain that it has been fixed. However, we plan to test it extensively to confirm this. Additionally, we have reworked our BRF files, major reorganizing has been done and unnecessary resources have been deleted. This should further improve performance. If the testing goes well, 100-200 people playing on a server should no longer be a problem.

As well, we've worked to flesh out our current factions. New classes, weapons and uniforms have been added. Two major things that'll be shown in this blog are the French Sentry and Viven-Bessiere rifle grenades.

Many have requested a French sentry to counter the German one so here it is. This one was a bit more difficult than the German one as French experiments with body armour were not as successful as the Germans. However, doing some research, I've found some types of French armour that wouldn't be completely unlikely to be seen on a French lookout in 1916-1917. He wears a chest plate, an Adrian stomach guard and Adrian shoulder guards. All of these were produced and issued in large numbers but were typically discarded due to the discomfort they caused.

French Sentry Uniform & ArmorNew French Sentry Class

Here's the Viven-Bessiere rifle grenade that the French Rifle Grenadier class will be getting.

French Rifle Grenadier Equipment Render

The VB grenade was the most widely used French rifle grenade of the war. A cup launcher was attached to the rifle to hold the grenade in place for the bullet to strike it. Unlike many rifle grenades at the time which required blanks, VB which could be fired with a normal round, which avoided the problem of nasty accidents happening when the wrong ammunition was used. It was a very effective weapon, significantly boosting the firepower of infantry units, and had a significant impact in shaping French late-war infantry tactics. There may be concerns that France is getting too many new toys this update, but don't worry, Germany will have some surprises of its own either in the 1.2 patch or the next.

French Rifle Grenadier

Unfortunately, I don't have an exact date for the patch release, but I can say that it's going to be soon. We are aware that server population has gone down quite a bit since the release but know that this will not stop the team from periodically improving the mod. Hopefully, the 1.2 patch and subsequent updates will help the situation. However, the team alone cannot keep the mod alive. We need you guys, the community, to continue supporting us as you have the in past, spreading the mod and simply playing it. Thanks for joining us on this Dev Blog!

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SantaofDeath
SantaofDeath

Well, I shall continue supporting this mod by leaving my corpses strewn about the battlefields of the First World War!

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Hurrahh To The Dev Team!!

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