Mount And Blade 2: Bannerlord Developer Diary: Campaign Logistics Explained

Scorched earth tactics now completely possible in the game.
The latest developer diary for Bannerlord details campaign logistics and how they have been revamped for the game.
The latest developer diary for Bannerlord details campaign logistics and how they have been revamped for the game. TaleWorlds

The newest developer diary for TaleWorlds’ Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord has dropped, and now we get to see some insight into campaign mechanics and logistics.

It has been more than a week since TaleWorlds has announced their presence at Gamescom this year, and the company is bringing the first ever playable build of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord for convention attendees to enjoy. The developers also promised to drop new information with regards to the game before and after their Gamescom appearance, which hints (I hope) to a release some time in the near future, probably within the year.

That said, the new developer diary released for Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord talks about how logistics come into play during campaigns.

To further make the game more detailed and realistic, TaleWorlds has revamped the party inventory in Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. As fans of the series will know, the party inventory is where you find all your stocks of food and other resources that are needed to fund your army and prevent them from leaving their posts, dying out, or maybe even rebelling against you. Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord will add more resource types to this party inventory system, to make it feel like more than just feeding your troops. This should add another level of detail for the game.

The size of your army also now dictates how these logistics come into play. Smaller armies sometimes don’t even need food stocks, as you can live off of the land. The larger the army grows, however, the more needs they have, which in turn is dictated by the variety of your troops – horses, mules, livestock, and tools for siege weapons become rather important as the size of your army grows.

If you ever find yourself on the other end, and in a situation where you need to defend yourself from a siege, just remember that scorched earth tactics work now. This means that you can destroy your own food stores and deny your enemy the chance to take it away from you, but at the cost of an angry populace and lost resources for yourself. Such is the life of a conqueror.

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord does not yet have a release date, but TaleWorlds will debut a playable version of it for Gamescom 2019. Check it out here for more details.

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