Hey there, everybody. This is Beau again.
I just wanted to do a fun little show and show you guys kind of the different battle
techniques for how to build your armies and different methods for using your [private]
character. So in this case: the leader of the army to benefit the entire army. Now,
what you see here is… this is the initial beginning where I still have a bunch of Swadian
recruits. Now, I go with Swadian recruits for a couple reasons. Swadian recruits are
incredibly difficult to kill compared to most others. You can upgrade them fairly quickly
and to a decent foot soldiers. And then, ultimately, what we’re trying to shoot for is going from
foot soldier to [man in] arms, which is basic mountain cavalry. And then, ultimately, to
the Swadian knight. The Swadian knight is a freakin’ death house on wheels. He will
go through and annihilate everything. And the best part is– the Swadian knights get
on the war horses, so they get charge damage. They have incredibly high hit points. Their
armor and weapons and all that are just ridiculous. You can see here: I finally got 2 [something]
arms. You can see the difference immediately. You can see these guys have armor, like, they
have chainmail. Their horses are armored. The guys in white are what they look like
before they get upgraded with all that armor, and you can see there’s a huge difference.
[Man in arms] can take a ton more hit point plus that javelin [fuse] there or that [double
sided something]. It gives them a huge amount of–what is it? If you do a crouch attack–
the lance. You can add, like, 400% damage to a damage attack. And if you have an entire
army of these guys running right through the front ranks of people, it is ridiculous. So here I am. I’m just clearing out a little
forest bandit hideaway, and this is the opportunity I like to use for working on precision archery.
Well, precision is key. It’s really easy for boosting your points as well as getting the
basic archery skill up. And it’s kind of working on how to get used to that rose. So after
referring to the aiming rose in the middle, it gets smaller and smaller. And then how
to place the shots to give them maximum effect. You want to try to get these guys down– right
here, I’m just side strafing every time I shoot, just to kind of give myself a margin
of not getting hit even though it’s really not necessary. But it doesn’t hurt because
he’s going to shoot the same as I do. When all else fails, now I’m getting a ton more
men in arms. This is, I think– I’m just progressively playing it and recording the battle as I go
so I can show you guys the progression of the army. So you see a lot more foot soldiers
are now on– okay, so the guy on the left there is a slave trader or man hunters. I
try to go pick those guys out too. I want an entire army of mounted cavalry. At least
mounted troops. It gives you a faster run speed on the map because all your guys are
not walking. They’re all on horses. 2: it makes you incredibly fast on the ground. Like,
this for instance: I can just chill out in the back, hold my guys because I have a wall
of cavalry ready to go. And I can just send them in at anytime. So I just like sitting
here, taking pot shots at people. I have a couple of crossbowmen too. Uh, I don’t have
a whole lot of them. I don’t really like running with a whole lot of archery just because that’s
not usually how I set up my armies. I like all cavalry because it’s crazy. The only one
thing that sucks is when you start doing castle raids, you can start running into issues because
your knights will get destroyed because they get up to the top of the castles. But for
right now, because we’re just starting out, we haven’t started to get into a faction yet.
I want to have a decent army so that way we can start mass renowned. So what we’re doing
here is we’re on– if you look at the map, we’re on the far west, up in the [Vaegers]
area. So we’re killing the sea raiders. Sea raiders have great gear. They drop, you know,
really good helmets, chests, and decent two-hander, and even shield weapons. I use those for upgrading
my NPC army. So NPCs are– if you go to a different– like
a town…and you can go into a tavern, and there will be NPC characters. These are guides
that are kind of like a player character, the exception being that the player character
that I’m referring to as far as in the taverns… you can equip the with items, and you can
also figure out what skills you want. It’s a great opportunity for me to have [mule]
characters or NPCs get all of the non-combat skills so I can focus 100% on combat on my
main guy here. Okay, just real quick: see these archers. Look at the wall of cavalry
coming down on them right now and watch for the blue text. It’ll start popping up really
fast. Okay, here we go. There it is, see? The cavalry annihilate everything, and I don’t
even have– I think I may have one Swadian knight. The rest of them are all men in arms,
and they reduce people good. They shred people like crazy. So when you’re starting the game,
my suggestion is go with the Swadians because the Swadian arms are just, oh– I mean, I
played this game the last 4 or 5 years. The only one potential good one is the– I’m going
to butcher the hell out of these names– the [kerganite]…Kerrigan kerganite. Haha. They’re
the mounted archers, and they decimate people just from a distance. And you can’t touch
them. They�re super fast. Uh, they are crappy when it comes to being a knight, but if you
want a whole team, I would suggest getting those guys if you want archers. Also, if you
want your cavalry, get Swadian knights. And then for archers, get the [kargan kurganite].
I’m pretty damn sure someone’s going to correct me on that, which is great because my pronunciation
is on par with some guys that take the short bus. Hahaha. You’ll notice my voice is a little
bit messed up. I apologize. I’ve had a cold lately. No better time than to boost my army
than when you’re fighting an illness. So as you see, blue text everywhere. As soon
as I started getting my man in arms…there’s no wandering army that can touch me at all.
It is just a rape fest. It’s just– ridiculous damage, ridiculous amount of demolishing.
What I like to call it is “the ball of death”. You see those little groups on the left and
on the right, and they’re balling up around these people. And there’s nothing they can
do about it. As soon as the ball has you, you’re dead. You’re gone. And I really like–
I freakin’ love the– like, the cavalry because they mow people down, knock them down. So
it gives you more opportunity to hit them. Like this for instance: nice, open field.
I have all my guys just chilling because I have no reason to run. They don’t have any.
See, they’re throwing axes. Whoop-de-do. I’m just gonna go, what? F1, F3, charge, and then
you’ll see this. Here comes the ball of death, just *growls*, rolling through people. Very
cool. Very, very cool. And you see I’m taking some shots at them. Again, the ball of death,
now– I mean, if you can see the men in arms… it’s waiting. As well as the slave drivers
and mercenaries cavalry. I think I picked up a couple. Every once and a while, the sea
raiders will have prisoners, so I usually pick up all the prisoners that are cavalry
units because I don’t care as long as they do damage and upgrade really well actually.
It’s a free mounted unit. This is why I absolutely love doing, like, rescuing people from wandering
armies. It is the easiest way to get a decent group together. All right, so the ball of
death. [Can’t hear this part at 9:35 because of game sounds] But the lengths of these battles are getting
miniscule, at best, now. And people were talking… the battles are taking 10 to 15 to 20 seconds,
and these are usually armies of 12 and 20 people. So you can see that if you just do
them right, start a small army, upgrade them, get yourself some Swadian knights, get mounted
cavalry, it’ll be dang sweet. Again, your problem turns out when you start doing castle
raids ’cause generally you want to have some archery units to take care of all the people
on the– take care of folks that are on the, you know, up on the fort. But I don’t really
care at this point. Yeah, watch the ball come– the ball of death. Watch it here, shooting
into the crowd, getting some points. But then the wall comes, and the blue text will start
flying very fast. Did I get one? I still get one. Oh, crap. Did I get one? Get this guy?
All right, too much to ask. Yeah. This must’ve been a great battle. 2 or 3 kills. Generally,
my guys annihilate everybody. See? Son of a bitch stealing my kill again. Haha. But
look at that: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. That was a pretty epic shot. I like that one. But,
again, I can’t– because my knights get in there so hard. The opportunity for me to get
a shot in– the blue text is flying in. The one thing I will caution is that as your [something
that you] every week, keep fighting every damn week that you can get your hands on and
get your [training] skill up because you’re going to be fighting lots of it. [I think
the total something of my something right now– I think I’ve got] 35, 36 people in it.
AS you can see, they’re pretty all damn NPCs or player characters, and it’s mainly 8, 900.
So as long as you make 8 or 900, you’re fine. I just want to show you some [something] tournament.
This is what your character can do to make a shit load of money really easy. Bet on yourself
in tournaments. You can bet 100 Denar, whatever. I can’t say it. Top gear USA, you’re going
to have to correct me on this one, brother. You can bet on yourself, so I bet 100 every
single time. And then if you win, you get, like, I can’t remember quite honestly. So
the tactic for this is: you hit them once, they walk, and then they go in for a recoil.
And you just keep hitting them, just mow them down. It’s really not hard. And when a new
group comes, just get back. [something here can’t hear] ball of death. You do not want
that happening in a tournament if you have no armor and get this shitty little weapon.
[missed this too] keep plowing out, and your weapons change every time, so I can’t say,
“Use your shield every time.” What I can say is, “You just need to focus on one guy at
a time.” Back out, start backing away, keep your guard up, and wait for the other to start
plowing him like he does. Get in there, take a shot, keep yourself up, health. If you lose
your health, I mean, you lose all the money you’ve been betting up until now, which totally
sucks. So you only really want to bet on yourself [missed this bit too at 14:10]. Oh, yeah,
I think it’s the last lady. Oh, yeah. Crack, crack, crack. This one has the weapon reaps
advantage for sure on that one. And it’s the final one. Just quick. So if you guys liked and enjoyed this kind
of thing and you want a more informative ‘how to make armies in Mount & Blade’, let me know.
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