Mount & Blade: Warband
Mount & Blade: Warband is a standalone expansion pack of the Mount & Blade action video game. The game was announced in January 2009 by Turkish company TaleWorlds Entertainment and released on March 30, 2010 by Paradox Interactive. The game is available as a direct download from the TaleWorlds website, through Steam digital distribution software, as a DRM-free version from GOG.com, or as a DVD with required network activation. MacOS and Linux versions were released on July 10, 2014 via Steam.
Warband expands to the original game by introducing the Sixth Faction (Sarranid Sultanate), increasing political options, adding the ability to start one's own faction and incorporating multiplayer modes. Game reviews were generally favorable, with praise for multiplayer. The game focuses on fighting on a horse and giving orders to someone's war belt in the field, such as say shooters to hold position or infantry to use blunt weapons.