Mount and Blade Warband Parabellum: A WWI Mod with Tanks, Planes, and More
Mount and Blade Warband is a popular medieval sandbox RPG that lets you create your own character, join factions, recruit troops, fight battles, and conquer lands. But what if you want to experience a different era of warfare What if you want to witness the horrors and heroism of the First World War
That's where Mount and Blade Warband Parabellum comes in. Parabellum is a mod that transforms the game into a WWI setting, with new factions, weapons, armor, units, scenes, sounds, music, and features. You can choose to join one of the two coalitions fighting for supremacy: the Entente (Rhodoks, Balion, New Albion, Nords) or the Central Powers (Swadia, Sarranids, Helvetia). Or you can remain neutral and join the Vaegir Soviet Socialist Republic or the Khaanate of Khergit.
Parabellum is not just a cosmetic change. It adds new gameplay mechanics that reflect the technological advancements and challenges of the Great War. You can buy tanks and armored cars in towns, and use them to crush your enemies on the battlefield. You can also buy warplanes (bombers and fighters) and use them to fly over the map and drop bombs or shoot down other planes. You can even buy howitzers that will fire from outside the map, using fragmentation shells or poison gas shells.
Of course, you can also use more conventional weapons like rifles, pistols, machine guns, shotguns, and grenades. The mod features automatic weapons that are not bugged, unlike some other mods. The weapons have realistic sounds and animations, taken from Battlefield 1. The mod also has new battle voices from Battlefield 1, especially on siege scenes.
The mod also has new scenes for castles, towns, and villages. Some of them are based on real locations from WWI. The mod also has new assault maps with random artillery explosions that add more chaos and danger to the sieges. The mod also has ports and sea travelling from Red Wars mod (the mod that Parabellum is based on), as well as trains that can transport you across the map.
Parabellum is a mod that aims to recreate the atmosphere and experience of WWI in Mount and Blade Warband. It is still in development and has some bugs and glitches, but it is also one of the most ambitious and impressive mods for the game. If you are a fan of WWI history or just want to try something different in Warband, you should give Parabellum a try.
Parabellum is not a perfect mod, however. It has some bugs and glitches that can affect the gameplay and immersion. For example, some users have reported that naval battles are missing and everyone is fighting in the sky. Others have complained that planes are still present in the mod, even though they are broken and unusable. Some have also noticed that lords do not wear the proper uniforms for their rank, making them hard to distinguish from regular soldiers.
Another issue with Parabellum is that it can be very challenging and unforgiving, especially for beginners. The mod does not hold your hand or guide you through its features. You have to figure out everything by yourself, from how to recruit troops to how to use tanks and planes. The combat is also brutal and realistic, with enemies wielding deadly weapons that can kill you in one shot. You have to be careful and strategic in your battles, or you will end up as a corpse on the ground.
Despite these flaws, Parabellum is still a mod worth playing for fans of Mount and Blade Warband and WWI history. It offers a unique and immersive experience that no other mod can match. It lets you explore a different side of Calradia, one that is torn by war and technology. It lets you create your own story and roleplay as a soldier, a commander, a merchant, or a rebel. It lets you witness the glory and the horror of the Great War.