This mod was originally made in 2011 inspired by the film Kingdom of Heaven. But until 2019, this mod has relaunched and remastered. Well, much older than Mount&Blade 2: Bannerlord, isn’t it? Fortunately, it will be releasing much earlier than Bannerlord though :P
In 1187 A.D, two major religion has clashed in the Holy Land once again. Baldwin IV of Jerusalem was pass in young age, and Guy de Lusignan become a new king of Jerusalem. While Saladin, founder of the Ayyubid dynasty, start to launch his Muslim brother, aims to reconquer the Holy Land and push the crusade out once for all. Will you fight for salvation or Allah? Or, would you like to end the misery of the Holy Land by your own way?
Kingdom of Jerusalem (The County of Tripoli is included)
Principality of Antioch
Principality of Armenia
Sultanate of Rum
Cyprus (Greek faction, WIP)
Features (What has been done so far)
Realistic siege system:
Siege weapon remaster: there are multiple ladders during siege instead of one, so you can flood enemy’s castle with your superior number. But be careful, the castle wall are no longer the single wall that made in Native, but it is based in historical figure that are deployed in scientific and efficient way, you will be attacked from multiple direction once you entered the castle. So, just like the real warfare, it is not an easy job to siege a well defended castle. There are number of weapons you can use in this mod.
- Battering ram: Just like Bannerlord, you can break the gate with battering ram, and your man can rush into the castle directly.
- Siege tower: The siege tower has been remastered, it is taller, stronger, and you can even put your rangers on the top and shoot the enemy.
- Siege from the ocean: There are some towns and castle use sea as their natural defense. But don’t worry, you can attack them from the sea! Unlike Viking conquest DLC, there is a massive siege tower on the ship.
- Ballista: You can destroy enemy’s siege weapon or give mass damage by this deadly weapon.
More siege weapon WIP
Realistic fight and logistics: Lance will be break from great shock damage, and cavalry will get injured from falling on the horse. Except food, water and oat are also essential supplies for your troops. If you don’t have enough water, your troop will get tried; if you don’t have oat, your horses will starve.
Loot system: After a great battle, you can clean the battlefield and collect your loot, the looting time is depending on your skills and number of loots. While in freelancer mod, you can loot anything from battlefield, including the horse you get from the enemy!
Troop exhaustion: Your troop can not stand from long time march. You need to rest or set up camp when your people get tried. Otherwise, your troop will suffer and there might be a chance of rebellion!
Caravan raid: You can assault caravan in ambush, it would be the best if you can raid the rich merchant. If you killed innocent poor people, you won’t get any coin from them, and you will have some more troubles.
Sandstorm: In the desert of holy land, you may have chance to experience sandstorm, this will harm your moral and reduce moving speed.
Hunting system: The holy land has plenty of opportunity and danger. Poor peasant from Egypt may ask you to kill their local wolf and crocodile. You can also shoot down the eagle on the sky.
Massive and realistic battlefield: The battlefield is not random generated; they are all made by hand just like Bannerlord. It looks massive and immersive.
Historical system: You can start as a lord, have their own fief and relationship network. Crusades is always hostile toward Ayubbid, and if you are a pagan (either Muslim or Christian), you can not join hostile troop or become the lord of hostile kingdom.
Caravan system: You can start your business in the holy land. Find the guild master and organizing a caravan, you can get loads of profit from trade. But don’t forget that business always involve risks!
Feudal system: Like in 1257 AD Mod, the only way to recruit regular army is from your fief. But you can still looking for mercenaries from towns and castles.
Freelancer: You can become a soldier under a lord, gain experience and prestige from battles. You can also get equipment from troop or loot. [Note: The Tripoli region is the best place for warmonger]
Beautiful scene: There are many scenes that are made based from historical figure. It is still WIP as there are too many of them need to do.
More siege weapon: Catapult, trebuchet
More scenes: Towns, castles, villages, fight scene, camp, and some special scene
Intractable scene: Quest, fief management, and eastern egg :D
Quest and stories: Brand new NPC system that shows the story of the holy land
In-depth logistics and management system