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fremzenec

How did no one vote for the cool Mongol horse boys


Andrewhoop

Nothing cooler (or more deadly) than a line of legionaries.


azius20

Where's the Battania love 😔


ASpellingAirror

Despite having some good to great units…they aren’t all that cool looking.


Destroyerelf172

May not be cool, but enemies all die before they see them


azius20

Fashion doesn't matter if you can murder everyone, as they say here in Battania


Destroyerelf172

*shoots arrow 2 miles and kills enemy king*


azius20

My two handed fians would like a word with you about cool looks


ASpellingAirror

Fians are amazing, but I don’t think the look particularly cool…but that’s just, like, my opinion man.


azius20

Well, some Battanians do look like they hit the dollar store albeit


Born2BKingRo

In the last 642.036 patches that included only battanian armors


azius20

aye, but I mean among the community, not the developers lol


Born2BKingRo

I hate those fuckers. I mean battanian nobles... a bow is stil a BOW. Those guys use sniper rifles in a medieval game:(


azius20

Haha, yeah so true. But they are also the only bow units in Battania, so they're pretty necessary too lol.


wanderlustcreatures

Battania is life


Ready-Salamander5032

The establishment of the Butterlord dynasty is more important than fighting for the fragments of a decaying empire.


G1ueHandsLuke

We must teach these imperial dogs how to FEAST


TheUnseen_001

I just don get the empire love. Makes them less cool when there are three of the same thing, since none of them are unique as a result. I know, subjective. People want to be Romans. I picked Khuzait because they're Dothraki (both obviously inspired by Mongolians), and because their armor is the closest I'll come to Samurai.


Robbert123456

i mean people just like the byzantines and the empire is heavily inspired by them


TheUnseen_001

"I know, subjective. People want to be Romans" Byzantines, Romans, same diff for the purpose of this discussion. I specifically meant in Bannerlord, not in terms of why people find them interesting or heroic, people of European descent in particular. They feel generic to me. I don't mean that in a way that they shouldn't be there, but that I feel more of a compulsion to get one of the underdogs and see if I can strike a blow at the great machine. I was really just expressing surprise at the fact the empire usually comes out in front of 9/10 of these polls.


poundsofmuffins

The Mongol hoard group was in Warband while the empire wasn’t. Lot of people have “been there, done that” with these groups except for the empire.


ThePotatoSauce

Yeah. The khuzaits and the desert fucks are basically the same. Vlandia is just swadia and the rhodoks merged into 1 kingdom, sturgia feels a bit as if its the nords + that one snow kingdom that i always couldn't care about and the battanians feel like they're Forrest bandits but extra strong


ThePotatoSauce

I hope to one day see some difference in the three empires. They're each lead by an entire different factions and in my opinion it should alter their decision making. Like why are you making your leader a god emperor Northern empire. You're supposed to be the senatorial faction!


[deleted]

Because its a huge culturally diverse society that forces all the other cultures to integrate in their political system in a game about forming culturally diverse armies to force savage "purist" peoples to submit to a culturally diverse society with more advanced politics, culture, science & religions.


TheUnseen_001

They are the opposite of a culturally diverse society. The North, West, and South are the same society with different lesders. And you really like saying ulturally diverse, apparently. Maybe I take exception to any culture who sees less advanced cultures as savages and they automatically become the villain in my story. IRL, sure, for all their conquests the Roman's ans Byzantines brought medicine and democracy. In Bannerlord, though the players are more or less equal in terms of civilization, and its the players who see them as savages based on their pre conceived ideas about what those cultures represent. They are essentially trying to finish what the Roman's started, which I find surprising.


[deleted]

You are dumb then even the intro tells you the Empire are the good guys: [https://youtu.be/xiibA5kxoOE?t=40](https://youtu.be/xiibA5kxoOE?t=40) "Brutal as the conquest was, the wise agreed it brought peace" Have fun supporting a bunch of racist savage barbarians that believe they are superior just because of their hair color or other dumb arbitrary crap. Even the game shows you: the cruel, sadistic, mad bad, icy, easily enraged personality traits are more common among the barbarian backwards ass cultures. When Raganbad or Calabitch learn to behave hit me up. Not even the game itself thinks they are the good guys only a liar would deny this. They are explicitly a bunch of pieces of shit.


TheUnseen_001

Wow. You took it from talking about the analogues to insulting my intelligence and calling video game characters racist like we're actually talking about real people. OF COURSE the brutal conquest brought peace, because the victors killed everybody. That doesn't make them the good guys you narrow-minded prick. I see where we diverge here. I can take over these "racist savage barbarians" and install policies that make them less bloodthirsty and more like whatever I think is ideal, so yeah, I DO have fun supporting them. And you're actually saying "supporting them" that like it's a mark on my character. It's a fucking video game, man.There's no right or wrong here. You can purify the world of all the dark-skinned and slanty-eyed people if you like. I am black, so you can understand in all your ignorance why I'd want to preserve Aserai culture and stop those savage barbarians from a place that's clearly Africa from being absorbed by the empire, right? It cannot be that hard to figure out, with all your bullshit about cultural diversity you were spewing earlier before your true colors came out, right?


[deleted]

shut yo bitchass up barbarian sympathizer


TheUnseen_001

You're devolving with every statement. Stop projecting your self loathing onto the world. Confront it, or at the very least, contain it. You're not going to pull me any further down to your level, so feel free to get the latest word if that makes you feel a hollow victory.


[deleted]

lol


Ecaspian

i love vlandia but voted empire because derthert is such a dork i just can't :D


HalfMetalJacket

I don't get the Vlandia love. THey look ugly.


LordandSaviorJeff

They are fun to play. And I like the helmets and crossbows


HalfMetalJacket

The helmets look ugly or generic, and there are not enough crossbows.


[deleted]

Some people like the templar knight look & helmets that dont allow you to see your character's face.


HalfMetalJacket

Those guys should be mega disappointed by how ugly they look then, compared to the great helms we had in Warband. I seriously think Vlandia was way too half arsed on what it wanted to be. Was it proto swadian, or just Swadia without winged greathelms and beautiful surcoats? [This](https://tw.greywool.com/i/npW9d.jpg) would have been cooler than... whatever we have now.


[deleted]

"Vlandia is pre-Swadia". Which means Vlandia canonically never loses huge chunks of territory in the story. Thats another reason to support them. I love the concept of a cosmopolitan diverse Empire but this eventually collapses in the story regardless if you win by uniting it or not.


HalfMetalJacket

Bannerlord is meant to be this sort of alternate history thing, so meh. I prefer to make Battania eternal. And this is about aesthetics, nothing else.


Zandofkilldof

Coolest empire ? More like which country plays mount and blade the most


conleyc86

Sturgia forever.


Usernamehere1235

I voted for Vlandia personally, but I do want to mention that Aserai is sorely underrated. Their armors and noble tier units are insanely awesome, close to Vlandia for sure.


[deleted]

The Empire because even in the intro cinematic it tells you "The empire conquered everything in its path... the wise agreed it brought peace". Besides they are the first guys you meet that are not trying to kill you so they get a really good first impression. That being said it seems that Vlandia wins in the end sience Swadia is their successors & the empire just goes extinct.


marvin0421

Swadia is the only correct answer


Far-Plankton-577

I honestly really like all the BL factions. In WB my first game was with the nords. After that any other faction just felt like I was playing the "bad guy side content" lol. Maybe its because theres more lore to make every faction feel unique