"The great questions of the time will not be resolved by speeches and majority decisions—
that was the great mistake of 1848 and 1849—but by iron and blood".
- Otto Von Bismarck
Blood and Iron is a modification for Napoleonic wars set mainly between 1870 and 1880. The aim is to accurately represent the era while creating a fun and balanced mod. The mod features 3 main factions, Prussia, France, and Great Britain, as well as units from several other nations including the USA, Sweden, Austria, Russia, and more.
The late 19th century was a period of great change. New empires and nations formed, Imperialism and militarism rose to new levels, while stereotypes and hunger for empire remained the same. Old alliances were broken and new ones were formed. Great Britain was making large strides on increasing her colonies, Germany formed as a new nation, France finally became a republic and broke away from Emperors, and the United states was recovering from the civil war to become a major world power to challenge the old rulers.
Hundreds of Historical period uniforms.
Dozens of different firearms, swords, and pistols.
James Grant for support and advice.
Galadhion for support and advice.
DanP346 for his pickelhaube.
Willhelm Parade for managing the Moddb.
Blame_Canada for research, historical advice and signature.
Crozade/Fabio for music
Blitz_craig, used some of his maps
CaseofInsanity, bayonet fixing animation
Gokiller, Mapping help
Betaknight, General advice
Azrooh, Bayonet script
Oscar XI Hederlööf for resources
Friedrich for maps
Comrade Temuzu for maps
Candide and Jordan, doing a lot of models and textures for me which save me time
Austro's British revolver
Hinkel, for letting me take anything from NaS and helping in other ways
1866 Western mod for their western resources
Danyele for coding help
Everyone else who i am probably forgotten, please remind me.
Server Files coming soon
If you have played Blood and Iron before, please delete your existing module before installing the new one, while not completely necessary it reduces the risk of a conflict or problem. The mod uses the Napoleonic wars installer, and there seems to be a bug where it names the mod folder after the last mod you installed, to stop this when the installer asks what directory you want, check the end of the path and make sure it says "Blood and Iron", for example, "C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\MountBlade Warband\Modules\Blood and Iron". If it is not "Blood and Iron" you won't be able to see servers. If you've already installed just go to your module directory and rename the folder.
If you have problems with your NW key (NW is not installed), please do the following:
- Right click on Mount & Blade: Warband on steam and select view CD key.
Copy the Napoleonic Wars serial code or keep it open.
- Click Start > Run
- Enter regedit, right click to open with administrative rights
- A new window will open, browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > MountAndBladeWarbandKeys
- Search the entry, serial_key_nw,
- If it doesent exist, make a string value with that name and enter your cd key there.
- make sure that the value is the same as your CD key. Also make sure that the key is separated correctly. Double click the entry and modify it until it is correct. Watch out for invisible spaces in the CD key.
- If you are done with that, close the Registry Window and start the installer, and have fun playing!