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.

Report RSS Developer Blog #3 - Revival Plans, Iron Europe 2.0

Hopefully, the lack of new information hasn't given the impression that the mod has been abandoned. The team has been hard at work improving the mod, taking into consideration the suggestions and criticism we have received. All aspects of the mod will be refined and some widely requested new features will be added. These changes will culminate in a large update called Iron Europe 2.0. This developer blog will cover a small portion of our overall plans for the update.

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Hopefully, the lack of new information hasn't given the impression that the mod has been abandoned. The team has been hard at work improving the mod, taking into consideration the suggestions and criticism we have received. All aspects of the mod will be refined and some widely requested new features will be added. These changes will culminate in a large update called Iron Europe 2.0. This developer blog will cover a small portion of our overall plans for the update.

More dynamic gameplay is one of our main focuses. An issue that lots of people have reported is that on each map, the factions will always capture and hold the same flags, round after round. Due to the respawning of defenders and lack of cover, it is almost impossible to capture points, leading to repetitive gameplay. A start to fixing this is to lock spawning on flags where combat is happening. This will remove the frustrating moments when you're trying to cap a flag and get shot in the back due to a spawning defender. As well, our current maps will be reworked to provide more cover, allowing for easier movement between flags. New maps will also be made with this in mind. As a result of these changes, game-play will be much less repetitive and more tactical.

As many of you have guessed, the United Kingdom will be making its appearance in IE 2.0. A big thanks to Docm, his contribution of a Canadian Uniform gave us a huge head start.

We have plans to add different regiments to each faction, meaning that you might see Scottish, Canadian, Australian and other Dominion troops as part of the new UK faction as well as the Foreign Legion and Bavarians for France and Germany, respectively. However, depending on how we progress in the coming weeks, they may or may not be part of the upcoming update. Still, if there is a particular regiment you would like to see in the game, let us know and we would be happy to consider your suggestion.

More info on our plans for Iron Europe 2.0 will be released in future developer blogs. We believe that an update of this size will be able to revive the mod as there is plenty of room for improvement and NW still maintains a sizable player-base. If you enjoyed playing the mod when it was populated, please help us to rebuild the community so that you can do so once again upon the release of IE 2.0. As always, thanks to those who continue to support us.

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Dethorath
Dethorath

Might there be Russians in the future? (possibly even bolsheviks?)

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Rigadoon Author
Rigadoon

It's very possible.

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MarcusFlaviusAquila
MarcusFlaviusAquila

Good to see Canada isn't forgotten. Keep up the good work!

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Chris*101*
Chris*101*

Finally, this is what we've been waiting for. :)

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Puttzy
Puttzy

I hope to see servers, last time i played was upon release and the Arty was crashing the servers left and right.

Was the arty issue ever fixed? it has been a long while.

Well for the Central Powers I hope to see some Austrian-Hungarian units I'm not too picky on the specific unit.

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Rigadoon Author
Rigadoon

I'm pretty sure the artillery issue you're talking about has been fixed for 1.21 already. In any case, we are going to make sure 2.0 is as polished as possible upon release.

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Mr.Nuke
Mr.Nuke

To be honest, I think people would of liked it more if you started with the UK instead of France, But great to see this coming back!

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asakill
asakill

I jizzed in my pants

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SantaofDeath
SantaofDeath

I saw the possible addition of Bavarian troops, and I am most definitely happy. Just keep at it, because we the players will be behind you ready to play and praise your work!

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Rigadoon Author
Rigadoon

If there is any specific Bavarian unit you have in mind, let us know. ;)

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SantaofDeath
SantaofDeath

Well, now that you mention it, I am partial to the 3rd Bavarian Infantry Regiment, since it fought in the opening Battle of the Frontiers and then proceeded to fight on all fronts throughout the war. That would give historical plausibility to any potential opponents they would face in the mod. It was a well respected formation, well deserving of a place in the mod. I could give you a hand with some research for it, if you would like.

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Rigadoon Author
Rigadoon

That sounds like a good choice considering that they fought at both Verdun and the Brusilov Offensive. Research assistance would be great. Especially useful would be a description or image of the unit markings they wore during the Battle of Verdun or Brusilov Offensive.

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Thesid42
Thesid42

Not sure if in the future you will be adding Americans or not but if not please consider adding the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines of the US Marine Corps (possibly added in with the french due to their fighting alongside them) this unit was part of the battle of Belleau wood which was a huge turning point in the war for the allies and this unit played a decisive part of the battle.

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Rigadoon Author
Rigadoon

We don't have Americans planned yet but if we ever start working on them, we'll consider your suggestion. Thanks.

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Wulfburk12
Wulfburk12

Nice, glad to hear brits are coming!

And hey Rigadoon (1st epi right?)

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Rigadoon Author
Rigadoon

Yup.

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Stannis_Baratheon
Stannis_Baratheon

Glad to see Brits and the like are in the works. I love the mod, and I'm glad you guys are so passionate about this. I just have one question; when's 2.0 being released? Do you have any planned date or time frame? Thanks.

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