Mount & Blade 3: Just like IRL
Tired of using a broad range of weapons each having distinct playstyles? No problem! Just stab at him with a spear as rapidly as possible!
Had enough of composing interesting armies with various elite units that each fulfill a different role on the battlefield? Just give a bunch of pointy sticks to your peasants and pack them as tightly as possible!
Frustrated by bows that reward players for being able make those tricky shots with additional damage? No more of that! Now we only fire in volleys and are useless against anyone who is not a raging burly norseman with his shirt off.
Ever wanted to feel like a lowly peasant forced onto the battlefield? Wanted to feel that surge of adrenaline when you get to strike your first foe? SIKE! You just got ran over by some up-his-arse highborn with his pimped up pony!
the point about warfare in history is that there;s nothing that's really op, everything is relatively balanced or it would be outdated and replaced by something useful. think about it, countries invested vast amount of resources into warfare, u think they'll justs let opponents cheese them with abusive strats and go in using pitchforks? what i'm basically saying is the more historically accurate things are the more balanced it becomes.
Sure, perfectly balanced, everything has a counter, outdated equipment gets thrown out. MY ARSE! Peasants with pitchforks were being abused for ****ing centuries along with their imtimidating big brothers - levies with ****ing advanced pointy sticks standing in a tight formation blindly stabbing in the general direction of the enemy.
Spears are a really ****ing long topic, but in short just have a look at this quote from wikipedia: "As a weapon, it may be wielded with either one or two hands. It was used in virtually every conflict up until the modern era where even then it continues on in the form of the fixed bayonet, and is probably the most commonly used weapon in history."
The game is far from balanced at this point, but the general balance between weapon types is already there.
There is generally a lot in yours post that makes no sense and I really am not going to waste any more time on this, because it's probably going to bounce off your damn helmet plated with hollywood and exaggerated stories, but the last thing that bugs me the most is:
amazing accuracy due to its super high power.
Power doesn't help accuracy, in fact, slower arrows can be much more stable in flight and many modern people practicing archery use bows with really low draw weight to avoid getting tired, flinching etc.