The Old World is a fan made mod project for the game Mount & Blade: Bannerlord. This project is 100% unofficial and in no way endorsed by Games Workshop. We do not accept donations nor do we receive any money from this project.

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"Awake O Dead, for there can be no rest for ye beneath the earth. Let the splintered bones burrow from the grave pall. Let cold fingers grip time-worn blades, and unseeing eyes survey the fields of slaughter. For your time has come once more. And the dead shall walk."
- Motto of the Sylvania Press

Hail brothers and sisters, welcome to The Old World!

The Old World is a Mount and Blade: Bannerlord modification set in the age of Karl Franz’s ascension to the throne.

The Setting:

We aim to capture the grim dark nature of the Warhammer Fantasy world with the intention of delivering the best possible experience for the player. The Old World will have the player meeting and fighting (Or WAAAAGHING!!) alongside legendary characters such as Karl Franz and Grimgor Ironhide, as well as exploring well known locations such as Karaz-A-Karak and Castle Drakenhof.

The Inner-Circle:

What started off as a small team with immense passion for both Mount and Blade and Warhammer Fantasy has quickly become an ever-growing project filled with a mixture of dedicated people.

What we plan to release:

The overhaul will be released in different stages. The first stage will include the Empire of Man, the Vampire Counts and the Dwarfs. From this point forward we look to expand upon the Old World itself and include as many of the factions and significant locations as we can with time.

The overall end goal is to recreate the entirety of the Old World within Bannerlord, ensuring all factions and locations are lore accurate and immersive while maintaining the sandbox elements that make Mount and Blade so enjoyable.

You can read up on our planned features over on the Talewords Forum.

The Empire Wants You!

Expanding and looking for help, you can play your part too!
If you would like to see if there is a role that suits you, head over to our discord and check the applications channel.

Of course, you can also join just to follow our progress and be a part of the community. All are welcome to settle Grudges!

"Hi ho hi, it's off to war we go..."
- Dwarf Marching Song / @TheOldWorld (Twitter)

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Another big monthly update for everyone along with some very exciting news! We have continued to make solid progress across the board and are steadily working out way towards a playable beta for everyone to enjoy!

For this month we have yet another very nice mix of models, assets and concepts to show you! As well as some exciting videos being done to showcase our work, so keep an eye out for that!

Now lets dive in!

First off, to enjoy browsing/reading through our article here´s a little music to listen to.
Composed by Faco to get you all in the Warhammer mood!


This time starting with the Empire, we have some new armour and weapon sets to show off. Starting with the new Free Militia and Halberdier!



Of course, what is the Empire without the Church of Sigmar? We have a nice set of armour to accompany the Warhammer that was made last update!


Lastly, we have our first Brightwizard staff with animations in progress!


Next up we have our new additions to the Vampire Counts, starting with the menacing and incredibly dashing Mannfred Von Carstein.



We also have our first monster-like unit ready to show, Cairn Wraiths and some very wicked Scythes to cleave apart the living.




A very uncanny valley mount for the most wicked of Vampire Counts!


Colour Variation

Someone called for some cannon fodder?



We also have a new selection of weapons for our Vampires, Grave Guard and even a Necromancers staff!






Furthermore we have some shiny new blades for the Bretonnians


Last but not least a nice suite of great assets for our sceners & map makers to play around with!

First up, two amazing statues!



Troubles waking up to get to work? These bells will help you get up in time to get those trading carts moving!





Where there´s light there is also shadow!





Always interesting to see what the neighbors are doing. Some brand new windows for you to peek through


And a brand new Vampire House for the sceners to have their fun with!

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We are very excited to show you a nice sneak peak of our map progress! Building out and experimenting with our Beta area as we bring the Old World to life.



Our sceners have continued work on battle maps and more! We have some nice shots of grim Sylvania.




We also have the village of Biberhof and some nice new shots of Leicheburg!



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Whats life without a bit of cheese huh?



As ever our 2D department has been churning out amazing concepts, we have new hats and uniforms!





Our first Bright Wizard concepts!



And of course a Templar of Sigmar to round it off for the Empire.



The Vampire counts also have an array of weapon concepts! The mighty lances of the black knights and some greatswords.



As well as a good look at Banshees and zombies!





Our coders are still working on the foundation for our overhaul but a lot has been accomplished already! Battlesystems such as crumbling, regeneration, preventing the losing faction from routing (only applicable to the vampire counts of course) and more! Though what would the Warhammer world be if it wasn´t for some good old magic? Ranging from spells such as fireballs to those a little more devastating e.g. winds of death. We are also looking into changing the GUI and adding some more features to it!

This all thanks to our little skaven coders working in the dark? These guys deserve the highest form of praise!

Voice Actors:

Speaking of skaven, here´s a little something to show off what our skaven pack has been up to so far:

We think SirSeaGhoul, Delaitre, RichieDe and Trench Dog have nailed it! Hope you all like it as much as we do!


The loremasters have been helping with the map! Doing descriptions as well as coming up with many mechanical concepts that we would love to feature in the future. So very much like our coder friends, our loremasters have also been working their magic in the dark!

We are still looking for talented artists such as a VFX Artist, 3D Artists, Sceners and C# Coders. If you are interested in any of these roles, or any of the others, feel free to head over to our #applications channel on the discord! Everyone is welcome!

Monthly update March

Monthly update March

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It is time for our next monthly! We have another nice big update with lots of progress to show across the project, we have even included some insight...

Monthly update February

Monthly update February

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It’s been some time since our last update but that is because we have been saving up for something big! We have a lot of work to show off and we are...

Newyear's update

Newyear's update

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The Newyear's update covering December and half of January.

Monthly update November

Monthly update November

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The monthly update for November. Featuring the work done the past month and plans for December.

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New to modding bannerlords. How do I download this mod because I love warhammer and this mod looks INSANE!!!!

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RoyRob Creator

we all have to wait :(

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The true vonCarstein!

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WOW! Everytime you guys drop an Update, my jaw drops a little more. Faco did an amazing job with the music. The Character designs are incredible and espacially the town and city scenes are beautiful!!!

And then the Skaven Voice Actors, it's just perfect!

I can't wait for a playable beta. You guys are doing gods work here and i wish i could support it somehow like a patreon or something.

Love you and best regards!

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Kysaro Creator

Thanks for the kind reply! Also as mentioned we dont accept donations though we do appreciate the gesture!

We love you too ;)

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These updates are amazing! Will the Reiksguard have both the mounted Reiksguard Knights, and the Imperial Foot (dismounted Reiksguard Knights?) Or just the mounted ones?

Thanks for your hard work!!

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Kysaro Creator

Thanks, we are glad you like it so far! Our unit roster is still being flushed out though I reckon both will make it into the game!

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May the four gods of chaos bless you

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This looks awesome! But can you realize monsters like vargulfs? i dont say about vargheists or terrorgheists cause i think it's impossible

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Kysaro Creator

Thanks bud! Also as soon as TaleWorlds allows us to implement custom skeletons, most monster units will probably make an appearance.

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