1) Only applicable if you installed a prior version of PBOD: If you are updating from a previous version of PBOD and it covers a patch/version change, first delete the PreBattle O&D folder within ...\Mount&Blade With Fire and Sword\Modules\ Your savegame data, etc, will be untouched.
2) Download the .exe Installer
3) Run the Installer...which should identify your WFaS installation from the registry, even if you have Steam.
4) After starting WFaS, select the PreBattle OD module from the launcher and play!
Adds the following to Native WFaS:
-Pre-Battle Orders (give troops orders before the battle starts, so they spawn with those orders)
-Pre-Battle Deployment (choose which troops spawn with you as the battle starts)
-Ability to split 1 troop type into 2 divisions
-Battle continuation with mouse-operated death cam
-motomataru's formations (including formations for the AI)
-'Expanded' PBOD features (some of which may not be the best for the WFaS context): lancer/pike weapon usage fixes, damage tweaks, weather-based ranged proficiency losses, bodyguard companions, new battle orders: weapon type/shield usage, skirmish mode, volley fire, pike bracing, etc
For the full details, change log, etc, see the primary, Warband version's thread.
Source code ModMerger Kit included in the installer.
DISCLAIMER - This is a port of the Warband mod. I took some time to be sure that the order keys from the expanded PBOD orders and formations did not conflict with the new WFaS orders and that any references to factions, etc, were adjusted accordingly and that there shouldn't be any slot/variable conflicts. I did not alter the behavior/coding of any of the features to work better in the context of WFaS and at this time do not have any plans to do so. If there are incompatibilities/conflicts, I'll happily correct those, but if a feature that makes sense for Warband (the way skirmish is coded, the adjusted lance/spear-use AI, AI for pike bracing, or motomataru's formations, etc) does not make sense for WFaS, my recommendation would be to not give that order and disable the corresponding setting in PBOD Mod Options (in the camp menu). The core features--pre-battle orders & deployment, the splitting of troop types into two divisions, battle continuation--work as desired.
for With Fire and Sword 1.143