We can easily say that one of the most special representatives of the total war is Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. As there are many dynamics regarding the gameplay of this production, managing an army on the battlefields is among the most important of these dynamics. In the article you are reading, we will begin to give you answers to the question of how the army is managed on the battlefield. If you are ready, let’s take a look at how to use this system, which distinguishes Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord from many other games.
We’re on the battlefield with Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
As seen in many action and role-playing games, the personal strengths of the characters controlled drive that game. However, in the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord game, although our character’s personal skills are not very superior, an important progress is achieved with a good army management. In other words, a commander who successfully leads his army continues on his way as a successful player in the aforementioned video game.
For many, leading an army in a game may seem a bit complicated. In Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, like other strategy games, the army is not managed in a bird’s eye view and with the help of the mouse. Our character, who will command his army, is on the battlefield and tries to direct the army by being in the war. At the start of battles, the enemy is not immediately face-to-face, and there is ample time to issue a command.
How are army units selected?
In Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord, there are base classes of the people we build our army. Even if we cannot select our soldiers individually, we have the opportunity to move them according to their base class. Making the right moves to the base classes is one of the key points of winning the battles in this game. The classes of the soldiers in our army are selected by the numbers on the keyboard.
Accordingly, on the keyboard; The 1 key selects the infantry, the 2 key selects the archers, the 3 key selects the melee cavalry, the 4 key selects the horsemen who can shoot arrows, the 5 key selects the hunter classes and different classes are added to this system. When you press the zero key on the keyboard, all units are selected. As you take part in the battlefields, you will more easily remember which class these numbers belong to. On the other hand, you can adjust these classes from the clan menu.
How are commands given on the battlefield?
Although it may seem a bit confusing at first experience, control of battlefields is something that is learned over time and keeping the correct order in mind. This is when the game most closely resembles the real-time strategy genre. With the right order, the management of the armies can be achieved. If you wish, let’s evaluate what kind of system we are faced with by explaining what we need to do.
After choosing the entire army on the battlefield or a class as we explained above, you can start managing these units. Army management is provided by keys such as F1, F2, F3 on the keyboard. The point that will confuse the minds a bit here is that when we press these keys for the first time, a menu is opened, and then the key to which the move will be made is selected.
Namely, pressing the F1 key once will switch to the army movement menu. After that, the keypad in the F row starts to detect the commands that will enable the army movement. In other words, pressing the F1 key once opens the move menu, while pressing the F1 key once again means a move. If you wish, let’s write how you can provide army movements in order.
What commands change the location of the troops?
As we mentioned, when you press the F1 key once, the action menu appears. In this menu, when you press the F1 key once again, you can select a point with your mouse and direct your unit to this point. In short, if you want to transfer your unit to a region quickly, it will be enough to press the F1 key 2 times in a row. Then you select the region and the selected units will switch to that region. Of course, you have to choose the class you want to move with the number keys first.
When we open the movement menu with the F1 key and then press the F2 key, we can command the selected unit to follow us. When the F3 key is pressed, the unit goes directly to the attack. With the F4 key, we can move our troops one level forward, and with the F5 key we can move one level back. With the F6 key, we give the command to our troops to stop. F7 is the command to escape from the battlefield. In summary, we see that these are the movement operations in the menu opened with the F1 key.
On the other hand, when we press the F3 key, we see different formation systems. Here, you will see that the F series keys have different arrangement types, respectively. By looking at the interface that appears on the screen, you can choose a formation to the extent you want from here, and place your army unit in accordance with this formation. Let’s end this article by reminding you not to forget to choose the class of your unit with the number keys at the top.