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.

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Friday Update: Castles and Mercenaries

Friday Update: Castles and Mercenaries

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We really should put more effort posting all the Friday Updates here as well, I know... Hopefully this'll compensate a little bit, although you can always...

Friday Update: Improvements to Prologue civilisations

Friday Update: Improvements to Prologue civilisations

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It's been months since the previous Friday Update but we're finally starting to make progress again! This update features a new, upcoming model for City...

Friday Update: Order of Montesa

Friday Update: Order of Montesa

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A brief Friday Update about one of the new Knightly Orders, Order of Montesa.

Friday Update, Map Showcase: Alps

Friday Update, Map Showcase: Alps

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It has been ages since the previous Map Showcase so we decided to make one about Alps.

Friday Update: More things from Spain

Friday Update: More things from Spain

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This Friday Update shows unique Spanish building, Fortin and the inspirational Alférez unit.

Friday Update: Mongol units

Friday Update: Mongol units

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Another Friday Update which simply shows another Mongol unit, Iron Sparrowhawk, with the texture based on spangopola's beautiful concept art!

Friday Update: Moors

Friday Update: Moors

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Once again I try to catch up with previous weeks' Friday Updates, so I'll post two at the same time again. This Friday Update explains the different bonuses...

Friday Update: New Models

Friday Update: New Models

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An another non-posted Friday Update showing new models for Spanish and Mongols, plus a cool concept art by spangopola!

Friday Update: Artillery Special

Friday Update: Artillery Special

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First of all, I'm extremely sorry of forgetting to post all Friday Updates here as well, but I'll do that now. This update shows you some new artillery...

Saracens (Salah-al-Din's Dominions)

Saracens (Salah-al-Din's Dominions)

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Civilization Outline for our Saracen faction. Includes everything you need to, and probably want to know about them: includes Unique Units, Bonuses, Historical...

Byzantines (Byzantine Empire)

Byzantines (Byzantine Empire)

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Civilization Outline for our Byzantine faction. Includes everything you need to, and probably want to know about them: includes Unique Units, Bonuses...

Turks (Seljuk Sultanate and Ottoman Empire)

Turks (Seljuk Sultanate and Ottoman Empire)

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Civilization Outline for our Turkish faction. Includes everything you need to, and probably want to know about them: includes Unique Units, Bonuses, Historical...

Crusaders (Kingdom of Jerusalem)

Crusaders (Kingdom of Jerusalem)

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Civilization Outline for our Crusader faction. Includes everything you need to, and probably want to know about them: includes Unique Units, Bonuses...

Italians (Most Serene Republic of Venice)

Italians (Most Serene Republic of Venice)

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Civilization Outline for our Italian faction. Includes everything you need to, and probably want to know about them: includes Unique Units, Bonuses, Historical...

Friday Update: Muslim civset

Friday Update: Muslim civset

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As the last Friday Update about civsets, here's all the info about features of Muslim civs.

Friday Update: Crusading civset

Friday Update: Crusading civset

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This Friday Update covers all the information about the features of Crusading civset.

Friday Update: European civset

Friday Update: European civset

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This Friday Update covers all the information about the features of European civset.

Friday Update: Invasion

Friday Update: Invasion

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This year's first Friday Update is about a new gamemode, called "Invasion". It's certainly something new compared to existing Aoe3 gamemodes with both...

Friday Update: Improved textures

Friday Update: Improved textures

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It's been a while since the last Friday Update but I hope you enjoy this one. We have retextured most of the units and it was definitely worth it. Sadly...

Friday Update: Civ Strategies

Friday Update: Civ Strategies

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It's a few days late, sorry for that, but this Friday Update shortly describes strategies for each civ.

Friday Update: Basic unit roster

Friday Update: Basic unit roster

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In this Friday Update we'll tell you what our basic are (in case you don't know them already) and describe where they are useful.

Friday Update: Qal'aat

Friday Update: Qal'aat

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This Friday Update shows the Qal'aat, a unique building for Muslim culture.

Friday Update: Ingame view of Chapter House

Friday Update: Ingame view of Chapter House

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This Friday Update features an ingame view of Chapter House, the unique building for Crusading civs, accompanied with some Barbarian tech icons.

Friday Update: Crusader age-up system

Friday Update: Crusader age-up system

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Although it's well over Friday, we hope you still enjoy this update of age-up system for Crusading civs.

Friday Update: Feudalism system

Friday Update: Feudalism system

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Let us introduce our Feudalism system for European civs in this week's Friday Update, written by a new team member!

Friday Update: Gameplay video

Friday Update: Gameplay video

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Instead of regular Friday Updates with showing just a few pics, we did something different this time: the first ever K&B gameplay video!

Friday Update: Mercenary units

Friday Update: Mercenary units

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This week's Friday Update shows three Mercenary units, all textured by Pepp.

Friday Update - Barbarian units

Friday Update - Barbarian units

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Some pics and a cool concept art image about two of our barbarian units: Steppe Pony and Sudanese Warrior.

Friday Update - Chapter House units

Friday Update - Chapter House units

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Some info and pics about three Chapter House units: Ritterbruder, Canon of the Holy Sepulchre, Templar Sergeant.

Friday Update - Diplomacy

Friday Update - Diplomacy

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You have always wanted diplomacy in Aoe3, right? Well, you don't need to dream about it any longer, we have it in K&B! This update explains how it...