So I hear you ask, what have I been doing with the rest of my time since my last post ?
Well, I've been almost continually playing 'wargames' on my game console, namely "Bannerlord" or to give it its proper name "Mount and Blade II, Bannerlord", a fantasy medieval-type fictional world.
As I have a games console, rather than a PC, I've had to wait two years for it to appear, but it was, imho, well worth the wait,
Like any cross-over from PC to any games console there are still minor bugs to be sorted, all of which have taken hours of downloading 'patches',
So what exactly is "Bannerlord" ?
Here's a look at the world and bit of what goes on in it.
|The huge world map on which your character will interact|
|A zoomed-in image on the map above, beautiful terrain imo,...|
|...and zoomed in even more. The single horsemen are 'armies', the chap across the river has 263 men |
|The action leaves the main map to fight on a large version of the terrain your force is in|
|Infantry, cavalry and your character fight as individuals, man to man (and it's brutal)|
|It's not all open field battles either...|
|..and all the towns and castles aren't all made from wood.|
|It's not all fighting and sieges, you can take a stroll around the streets too...|
|...or maybe take your chances in the arena.|
There is so mych more to the game than just fighting, there are bandits camps to attack, looters to ride down and a whole economy you can interact with and of course any castleor towns you own , have to be run too. The whole world is alive with activity and there are a lot of villages that feature on the map along with all the activty of the villagers, the trader caravans etc - it just goes on,
Battles take on average about about 3 to 5 minutes, but are generally very bloody and over fairly quick, so much so that you can fight many of them in single hour long session. (or you can just sned your troops in without your character and watch the casualty count come in, in table form.
And this is what has been occupying my time over the last month or so (and probably much of the next month too).
That's it then for this week, thanks for taking the time to visit and of course your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.