L'Aigle (The Eagle) is a singleplayer and multiplayer total-conversion mod for Mount & Blade: Warband set during the 1809 War of the Fifth Coalition fought between Napoleonic France and the Austrian Empire and their allies.

Main Development Thread at Taleworlds

The mod will feature the following, among others:

-Several detailed factions, incl. France, Britain, Austria, Russia, Prussia, Spain, Italy, Holland and Warsaw.
-Battle Formations, including anti-cavalry square
-Military ranks earned in battle or purchased by commission
-Hundreds of thoroughly-researched and historically-accurate uniforms and weapons
-Campaign for mastery of Europe on a massive and detailed map
-New hand-crafted battle scenes including Naval Battles
-Tournaments and Arenas redone to include shooting, fencing and prizefighting
-Earn fame and glory by capturing enemy standards and presenting them to your regent
-Military Depots where one can purchase weapons and uniforms or hire trained specialists
-Graphical overhaul including new horse, textures, effects and buildings
-Hundreds of new troops, with such famous regiments as the Old Guard, 95th Rifles and Polish Lancers
etc

We are now accepting donations of any amount to help support the the development of the mod.
This is completely optional and the mod is and always will be 100% free.

If you choose to donate to the mod's development, the money raised will be used to offset the cost of software, hardware, web hosting and caffeine, ect, purchased to create the mod. Donators will be rewarded with their name added to the credits in the mod (Make sure to PM Docm30 here or on the Taleworld forums with the name you want credited and details of your donation), and a sense of superiority over non-donators, who you are free to consider heathens.

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15 comments by Docm30 on Aug 4th, 2013

'Lo,

Today we'll take a look at Chevau-Legers Polonais de la Garde Imperiale, some the most elite cavalry in the French army.

Originally created in 1807 by Napoleon to serve as an elite bodyguard recruited from the Polish nobility and landowning classes, they were unquestionably the most famous cavalry regiment of the era and frequently cited as one of the greatest of all time. The Polish Chevau-Legers proved their incredible aptitude for combat time after time at several of the period's major battles.

Their most famous exploit was probably at the 30 November, 1808 battle of Somosierra Pass, where the Spanish had set up a desperate last attempt to halt the French march on Madrid. A single squardon of the Polish Chevau-Legers charged the Spanish army, artillery and all, head on and captured all four of their batteries. Though half the squadron was killed or wounded in the charge, they carved a permanent name for themselves in the annals of history.

In the 1809 war against Austria, they saw action at several of the major battles of the Austrian front, including Aspern-Essling and Wagram. The most noteworthy battles of the war.

In the mod they'll be available to French officers recruiting in Poland. They were only armed with lances (thus their better known name, the 'Polish Lancers') after the War of the Fifth Coalition, so they serve as light cavalry in the mod.

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Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoy.

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Jorgamoundr
Jorgamoundr Aug 7 2013, 10:46am says:

I think you'll find that he was referring to final part of your comment, in which you talked about the naming of the muskets, his point probably being that they're muskets and the naming doesn't really matter. So why don't you follow your own advice and read what he says properly before commenting back? Or perhaps you could at least try to not be a complete *** for no reason, if you want people to look at your comment properly.

As for the accuracy of the rifle in the DLC, I find it quite easy to consistently kill with from a decent range now that I've practiced and adjusted my technique some. Maybe you should try to learn how to shoot?

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stenny833
stenny833 Aug 6 2013, 5:48pm says:

Hey, I don't know whether you're this far into the mod, but I have one request that is very important to me. In the official dlc for Warband the first thing that ****** me off was the inaccuracy of the rifle, which, suggestingly has a rifled barrel. It should be so much more accurate. Please,please, please make rifles accurate in this mod. After all, in the Sharpe series, the baker rifle has a butt compartment which stores greased leatherpatches which grip the rifling more effiecently. one more thing. if you can, seperate the names so its not just "infantry musket" for all factions. The British has brownbess and baker rifle for example. If not, atleast have it so the factions name come before the items name. eg Austrian rifle.

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OttoFIN
OttoFIN Aug 7 2013, 3:46am replied:

They are muskets.. What you expect?

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stenny833
stenny833 Aug 7 2013, 10:14am replied:

Can you not read? I said rifles, not muskets. Rifles have a rifled barrel, therefore giving the bullet spin. Muskets have a smoothbore barrel. The bullets in a smoothbore barrel are just launched forward. So, how about before commenting, read first? Thanks.

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OttoFIN
OttoFIN Aug 7 2013, 11:16am replied:

The are really same for me, just taking longer reload.

And 1800s rifles arent for sniping. They take time to learn to shoot.

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RaidenRising
RaidenRising Aug 9 2013, 3:27pm replied:

@OttoFin you are a disgrace to napoleonic fans everywhere

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stenny833
stenny833 Aug 7 2013, 12:22pm replied:

Facepalm. Just watch this.Even though they are tanks, the same concept applies. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8ODXkYaJo8

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Zirkhovsky
Zirkhovsky Aug 7 2013, 12:36pm replied:

Rifling does indeed increase accuracy, however, the ammunition used in the Napoleonic Wars were round balls of lead. These balls do not have the best of aerodynamics, and thus an extremely accurate level is still not possible. Rifles only start to get more accurate after the invention of the Minie ball.

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stenny833
stenny833 Aug 7 2013, 12:57pm replied:

But, I also mentioned greased leather patches, which the ball is wrapped in, therefore gripping the rifling. Dont get me wrong, I totally support your point, but the rifles should be more accurate than muskets when using patches, or even if not.

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halloman1111
halloman1111 Aug 6 2013, 3:17pm says:

I just can say... It's gonna be legendary!!!

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