Five mods that will change the way you play
Mount & Blade is one of my favorite games on PC. It's an open-ended world that allows just about anything. If you want to be a traveling merchant, a mercenary for hire, a thieving bandit king, or the champion general of an entire kingdom, it's probably possible.
On top of its freestyle gameplay, it's also very friendly to mods. Better yet, it's easy to have multiple mods installed with Mount & Blade. I've rounded up a few of the most interesting ones here for you to try out. Feel free to install them all, but just expect to stay up until 3:00am tonight.
Note: Some of these mods are for Warband, while others are only for Mount & Blade (M&B). I've marked each of them after the title.
How to install a Mount & Blade mod:
Star Wars Conquest (M&B)
I started off as a Twi'lek working for Jabba the Hutt. On Tatooine I got a mission from Jabba to hunt down and kill some guy. After visiting the cantina for a hand of Pazak and recruiting some wookies to fight for me, I took off in my ship for other worlds. The game map has been changed to a map of space, and you fly around and visit planets. As soon as I left the Tatooine, I was boarded by pirates and after a brief battle, I was captured. So ended the career of Bubba Foo.
Star Wars Conquest is surprisingly well put together. It's limited by the Mount & Blade engine in what it can do, but it's a heck of a lot of fun. I highly recommend that you check this one out.
High School of the Dead (M&B)
Wastelander The Rift (M&B)
This is my preferred mod to use when playing Mount & Blade. I love the accurate setting and it's easier to get into than the made up stuff from the base game.
You have to set up an account in order to play, but don't worry -- it's all free and they don't spam your email with crap. It's merely so you can keep track of your characters and they can keep away the cheaters.
This is the type of mod that relies on other people using it to make it worthwhile. Thankfully, most of the current multiplayer matches out there use this.
While there are tons of other mods out there for Mount & Blade, I feel like these ones are the most interesting and worth your time. I may come back and revisit the series in the future and bring another round of mods to you. Feel free to share any mods that you use in the comments!