Let's share your best battle tactics

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JunKeteer

Veteran
F6, single button (default is everyone anyways). Far more efficient for me to just focus on killing as many vs micromanaging/fussing about the unwieldy command UI (slightly better if you have the slow down option on).
 
i win a ton cuz i studyed war stratagy as a kid
ive won a 200 v 1200 battle and only had 57 casualtys
Now that's a story I want to hear about. Best I can boast of is defeating 800 Vlandians with ~600 of my own, and it was by taking advantage of the bottleneck by the beach in the battle scene near Geronter Castle (west of Ortysia City) and having more high quality troops once the initial enemy wave was defeated lol. Otherwise I prefer the Sun Tzu approach of always outnumbering my enemies and avoiding any battle I'm not fully certain I can win lol. EDIT: Well, now that I remember, I did defend Quyaz with a few hundred city defenders against a couple Vlandian armies ranging from 1-2,000 lol, but that's because the A.I.'s easy to exploit by shooting their sides as they come down the stairs on the city side of the wall rather than me being clever. In other words, it's like thwacking guys on the head at the top of the ladder in Warband; it's just set up to be played like that lol, highly favorable to defenders. I ultimately lost to the third group that decided to ram the gate because, once it got to a straight up melee, we stood no chance! Very painful defeat lol, got arrested and everything even as a monarch! Couldn't force a peace until I was RNG'd out of jail, just in time to prevent Ain Baliq Castle and my own Senala City from being attacked.

I suspect lots of people who play games like this have studied tactics to some degree simply because... if you like the idea of leading troops into battle and roleplaying as Zhuge Liang or Shingen Takeda or Carolus Rex, you probably know at least one or two things about some unit tactics.
 

Cullam

NotBlunted
Regular
They're how you order your troops on PC. From what I've watched on YouTube, I'm pretty sure F1 is how you open up the ordering menu while F3 after that is "all charge" and, I think, F6 is "delegate." Basically, their advice is to just auto-pilot the game lol.
Yep, that´s right.
 
Now that's a story I want to hear about. Best I can boast of is defeating 800 Vlandians with ~600 of my own, and it was by taking advantage of the bottleneck by the beach in the battle scene near Geronter Castle (west of Ortysia City) and having more high quality troops once the initial enemy wave was defeated lol. Otherwise I prefer the Sun Tzu approach of always outnumbering my enemies and avoiding any battle I'm not fully certain I can win lol. EDIT: Well, now that I remember, I did defend Quyaz with a few hundred city defenders against a couple Vlandian armies ranging from 1-2,000 lol, but that's because the A.I.'s easy to exploit by shooting their sides as they come down the stairs on the city side of the wall rather than me being clever. In other words, it's like thwacking guys on the head at the top of the ladder in Warband; it's just set up to be played like that lol, highly favorable to defenders. I ultimately lost to the third group that decided to ram the gate because, once it got to a straight up melee, we stood no chance! Very painful defeat lol, got arrested and everything even as a monarch! Couldn't force a peace until I was RNG'd out of jail, just in time to prevent Ain Baliq Castle and my own Senala City from being attacked.

I suspect lots of people who play games like this have studied tactics to some degree simply because... if you like the idea of leading troops into battle and roleplaying as Zhuge Liang or Shingen Takeda or Carolus Rex, you probably know at least one or two things about some unit tactics.
So i had a party of roughly 200 vlandian crossbow men
i was takeing enemy castle after enemy castle
i just took a castle with 30 defenders and had no casualtys
then a army of 1200 aserai pull up and start seigeing me
i used 4 catapults and was able to rack up some engenering skill
i took down their battering ram and one of their seige towers so they only came in tru one area
my crossbow men were mowing them down and eventuly too many of them got in and we fell back and heald a hallway
any enemy that walked in the hall was mowed down by my crossbow fire
it took about 38 mins to win the battle and 57 of my men died
 
So i had a party of roughly 200 vlandian crossbow men
i was takeing enemy castle after enemy castle
i just took a castle with 30 defenders and had no casualtys
then a army of 1200 aserai pull up and start seigeing me
i used 4 catapults and was able to rack up some engenering skill
i took down their battering ram and one of their seige towers so they only came in tru one area
my crossbow men were mowing them down and eventuly too many of them got in and we fell back and heald a hallway
any enemy that walked in the hall was mowed down by my crossbow fire
it took about 38 mins to win the battle and 57 of my men died
That's how castle/city defenses tend to go in Bannerlord provided the attackers haven't managed to overwhelm the defenders. As I recalled in editing my post, I had something similar happen when defending Quyaz (if I said "Ortysia," I meant Quyaz) from the Vlandians, and ultimately failed when King Erdurand himself decided to just ram the gate and be done with the wall nonsense lol since, at that point, my squishy Aserai archers and Mamluke Palace Guads just got overwhelmed in the melee and I couldn't organize and effective kill zone to exploit the attackers' exposed flanks.
 
That's how castle/city defenses tend to go in Bannerlord provided the attackers haven't managed to overwhelm the defenders. As I recalled in editing my post, I had something similar happen when defending Quyaz (if I said "Ortysia," I meant Quyaz) from the Vlandians, and ultimately failed when King Erdurand himself decided to just ram the gate and be done with the wall nonsense lol since, at that point, my squishy Aserai archers and Mamluke Palace Guads just got overwhelmed in the melee and I couldn't organize and effective kill zone to exploit the attackers' exposed flanks.
they did begin to overwhelm us at the walls, so thats why i retreated back
 

Minhundlaban

Recruit
My army end-game is usually 20% archers, 10% horse archers and 69%cavalry and then 1% infantry.
I usually go up alone and taunt enemy cavalry with javelins and try to get them to charge only to see them killed by my archers and if the enemy have many cavalry units I counter-charge with my cav but usually I kill their cav which leads to them charging to me in a stupid maner while I can just kite them and slowly murder them all before charging with everyone. Works like a charm
 
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