One of the most basic mechanics of the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord game, which also includes a preview article on our website , is the recruiting system. We have prepared a guide for those who want to use this system in the best way and make it useful. On the huge map of Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord; We recommend that our readers, who ask how to recruit soldiers, what are the features of the recruiting system and what are the tactics of this system, read the article below.
We stand with our soldiers in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord
Before starting the early access process, some details were given by TaleWorlds Entertainment about the troop recruitment system in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. If you have experienced the older games of the Mount & Blade brand, you have partial knowledge about this system. Even if you said hello to this brand with Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord, we will explain the situation to you in the easiest way in the guide article you are reading.
First of all, let’s say that the recruiting system in the aforementioned production is presented with a very easy and useful structure. We can tour settlements to include soldiers in our clan and army. From the moment they leave our character, which we control in the game, to the open world, we can stay in touch with this mechanic. When we enter the recruit soldiers option in the menu on the left side of the screen in a settlement area we enter, we can add the soldiers here for a fee.
Also, when we come out victorious from the wars we entered, we can capture the members of the army against us. We have the opportunity to make these soldiers, called prisoners, fight in our own army. Also, in some missions, our clan is given soldiers to train. We may also benefit from these soldiers for a certain period of time, but we will not get a long-term solution. After talking about the dynamics in the recruiting system, let’s take a look at how we should make the most logical moves in these operations.
How do we recruit the best soldiers?
We have said that the simplest method of recruiting soldiers can be carried out from residential areas. We can buy soldiers from the characters in these settlements and controlled by artificial intelligence. Here, especially at the beginning of the game, low -ranking soldiers can be given to us. In order for us to have higher-ranking soldiers, we need to have a high level of relationship with the people from whom we will buy that soldier.
For this, we have to fulfill the tasks given by the people in the regions we go to, if any. The worst part is, doing the duties of some of the people we can recruit may reduce our level of relationship with other people. For example, we can give quests that we buy a merchant’s materials and sell them outside the city. While our relationship level with the merchant who gave us the quest will increase, our relationship level with other merchants in that city and some others will decrease.
For this reason, it is useful to take a look at the soldier types of the people in the settlements while performing the tasks given in the game. Doing the tasks given by the people who have the soldiers that you think will be useful for us will allow us to gain an advantage in the game. At the same time, let’s say that we need to be careful about this. If we are not able to fulfill the tasks we have received, our level of relationship with the person for whom we have taken the task will decrease.
How is it possible to create an army from bandits?
Another way to increase the number of our soldiers in Mount and Blade 2: Bannerlord is to evaluate the units we take prisoner in wars. At the beginning of this production, we can fight the prisoners we will take from the bandits we will encounter often as soldiers. However, there is an important point here that we need to learn a skill before we can turn these bandits into regular soldiers and increase their rank. The talent we are talking about is the talent called disciplinary.
This ability is located in the leadership section of the social class that we encounter when we open the character development screen. The sad thing is that in order to gain the disciplinary ability , we need to unlock the previous ones as well. In addition, the disciplinary ability is not among the first learned skills. To learn this ability, we need to unite and lead armies and keep our party morale high.
If you follow bandit groups in certain regions, you can get prisoners with different characteristics in this region. For example, steppe bandits consist of cavalry units. They are formidable, but the mounted bandit units you get from here can be of use to you. Similarly, among the bandit units, especially in the northwest of the map, you can find units that stand out with archery. By the way, we need to reckon with the battles that we will leave in defeat. We must not forget that we will lose important units of our army at any moment.