Knights and Barbarians is a total conversion for Age of Empires III and both its expansions. Command armies from one of fourteen medieval powers in detailed, intense battles to defend or expand your kingdom. The timeline of Knights and Barbarians stretches from the twilight of the Roman Empire to the infancy of the Italian Renaissance. New content includes unique gameplay mechanics, units, factions, maps, music, and much more.


Detail. Hard work. Innovation. Quality. Knights and Barbarians.
Look for the Quintessence release in 2014.

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3 comments by AOE_Fan on Jan 24th, 2014

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We know a lot of you aren't very enthousiastic about the use of AoE3's Fort models to represent medieval Castles in K&B. Nor are we, to be frank. The elephant in this particular room is of course the very obvious presence of cannons on the Forts' towers, something we've attempted to fix in K&B by retexturing them, but obviously that wasn't much of a solution, and did little to fix the underlying issue. However, we now believe to have fixed it properly:

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The new Southern European Castle.

Yes, it's a new model. Its primary feature are the wooden hoardings, cunningly shaped so as to completely hide the cannons from sight, and thus make the Castle look significantly more medieval. However, since we needed a new model, we figured we might as well add some proper parapets to the walls, and for no particular reason we also added the tower/balcony arrangement at the back. Just a note: The textures are still work in progress. The texture of the Castle itself hasn't been altered much since adding the attachment, something we do intend to fix. Oh, and similar setups for the Middle Eastern Castle, as well as the new ones for the Quintessence, are also underway.

In other news, our resident portrait and icon creator Persian_Fusilier has been busy creating new artwork for K&B's mercenaries:

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New mercenary icons. Click on the picture to see the larger portrait versions.

Please comment!

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This week, in an event utterly unrelated to K&B, Pepp got very angry at (or possibly about) a famous Walloon detective:

Pepp wrote:Poirot! How dare you leave me in this country?!

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K&B salutes... super7700, for evidently being very good at linking K&B's religions to their appropriate icons.
K&B refutes... Ukraine's president Viktor Yanukovich. Not content with being a mere puppet of Vladimir Putin, his stubbornness now literally causes the destruction of Kiev...

- Quoted from peugeot407

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K&B Installer

K&B Installer

Feb 8, 2014 Installer Tool 0 comments

Installer tool for easier install of Knights and Barbarians Prologue.

Prologue 1.00

Prologue 1.00

Mar 31, 2013 Full Version 21 comments

First version of Knights and Barbarians, the Prologue! Includes a lot of new content and pretty much medievalizes Age of Empires III completely. Please...

Walking in the Forest

Walking in the Forest

Jun 1, 2008 Music 0 comments

Title- Walking in the Forest Time- 02:17 Album- Knights and Barbarians Score Artist- Fredrik Eriksson

Knights and Barbarians Theme

Knights and Barbarians Theme

Jun 1, 2008 Music 0 comments

Title- Barbarian & Knights Theme Time- 01:29 Album- Knights and Barbarians Score Artist- Fredrik Eriksson

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lordoflinks
lordoflinks Sep 8 2014, 5:00pm says:

Is this mod no longer being worked on? :(

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primocavaliere
primocavaliere Jun 8 2014, 1:56pm says:

Use Spc modloader to install the mods without overwriting the original aoe 3.I have installed improvement, k & b, the Napoleonic era, North American Theater v3.30.
Aoe3.heavengames.com

Youtube.com

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Ivenend
Ivenend Jun 4 2014, 11:20am says:

Any chance to download the patch without the Install tool? I can't connect to the sever of your Install tool.

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cinco
cinco Jan 24 2014, 8:37pm buried:

(buried)

with witcher 3 coming up and a combat alpha coming out 6 months for kingdom come, why would anyone ever bother with this?

*shakes head*

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Guest
Guest Feb 3 2014, 7:36am replied:

And what the **** does witcher 3 have to do with an age of empires mod? You, sir, are what they call an idiot. *shakes head*

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Colleseum2
Colleseum2 Nov 20 2013, 6:31am says:

yup but i fixed it now

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Guest
Guest Oct 24 2013, 9:15am says:

Good day. I tried to install K&B. I didn't want it for my game. I don't know how to remove it cause it just replaced my original files so I uninstalled AOEIII and its 2 expansions. But when I installed it again, the K&B is still there. PLEASE HELP ME! I WANT TO PLAY THE NORMAL GAME!

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AOE_Fan
AOE_Fan Oct 26 2013, 5:59am replied:

A complete reinstall should remove all the K&B files but since this doesn't seem to be the case for you, check this: Forum.agecommunity.com
Basically remove your AOE III folders completely, delete AOE III registry entries with CCleaner and install the game.

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AOE_Fan
AOE_Fan Oct 16 2013, 10:45am replied:

You mean the loading screen when Aoe3 is launched?

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