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.
Sorry for the long silence! We're working on some big things that we can't wait to show. While you're waiting for them, enjoy these WWI knives!
Posted by Rigadoon on Feb 7th, 2013
The team has been working hard on many big things. Unfortunately, they aren't quite ready to be shown. However, it's been far too long since the last update, so I cooked up a little something for you guys. Consider it a little treat for your patience. ;) Thank Diplex for these incredible looking preview layouts!
The Lebel bayonet was something that was shown before but I discovered that the references I used were of a pre-war model. This is a more WWI appropriate version, with a removed quillon. The blade has also been improved, now having a cruciform, which create wounds that were very difficult to heal. A popular nickname for the bayonet was Rosalie.
The Poignard-Baïonnette Lebel M1886/14 was developed by Lt. Col. Coutrot of the French Army, who saw the need of knives in trench warfare. A Lebel Bayonet's blade could be turned into three Poignard-Baïonnettes.
The Couteau Poignard Mle 1916 was a much deadlier trench knife produced later in the war. It was called the Vengeur(Avenger).
Now to the Germans. The main bayonet the Germans used during WWI was the Seitengewehr 98/05. Because of its distinctive shape, it was often called the Butcher's Blade by Allied soldiers
Last is the German Nahkampfmesser fighting knife.
There are some things that still need improving but they're done for the most part. Stay tuned for the next update! Like I said, big things are on the way. :wink: