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The Kingdom of Swadia is ruled by King Harlaus, and the claimant to the throne is Lady Isolla of Suno.

Unlike in the original Mount&Blade, Swadian lords in Mount&Blade: Warband are called counts.

Swadia is the oldest faction in the game, as it has been around since version 0.202.

As a starting point the Kingdom of Swadia is profitable as it is close to all of the other factions. This means that you can easily venture into any other nation and buy Goods, then return and sell them in any Swadian town. The downside of starting in Swadia is that it has no specially priced goods of its own.

RulersEdit

King Harlaus

King Harlaus

Initial ruler

Lady Isolla of Suno

Lady Isolla of Suno

Claimant

VassalsEdit

Lord Beranz Portrait And Banner
Lord Clais Portrait And Banner
Lord Delgan Portrait And Banner
Lord Delinard Portrait And Banner
Lord Delvian Portrait And Banner
Lord Despin Portrait And Banner
Lord Grainwad Portrait And Banner
Lord Haringoth Portrait And Banner
Lord Klargus Portrait And Banner
Lord Meltor Portrait And Banner
Lord Mirchaud Portrait And Banner
Lord Montewar Portrait And Banner
Lord Plais Portrait And Banner
Lord Rafarch Portrait And Banner
Lord Rafard Portrait And Banner
Lord Regas Portrait And Banner
Lord Rochabarth Portrait And Banner
Lord Ryis Portrait And Banner
Lord Stamar Portrait And Banner
Lord Tredian Portrait And Banner

TacticsEdit

Also see Kingdom of Swadia Tactics.

StrengthsEdit

  • Excellent shock and heavy cavalry.
  • Reliable heavy infantry.
  • Strong at defense and offense.

WeaknessesEdit

  • Unreliable crossbowmen.
  • Very limited cavalry-fighting infantry.
  • Expensive troops.

SummaryEdit

The Kingdom of Swadia is similar to the Kingdom of Vaegirs - both having almost identical troop progression. Swadian armies are usually more expensive to support than those of the Vaegirs, and are usually not as strong in numbers. At the beginning of the Native Campaign, the Kingdom of Swadia is the strongest faction in the game, although its central starting position means that it is usually tied up with wars on numerous fronts.

Swadian melee troops prefer to wield swords, heavy maces, and voulges. Swadians also use crossbowmen instead of archers, yet it seems the bow is a common Swadian weapon among its forest bandits, arena fighters and hunters.

Swadian Knights are the most powerful cavalry units in the game, rivalled only by Sarranid Mamlukes. Swadian troops rely mainly on the strength of their Swadian Knights to power through all enemy formations.

Swadia also has some decent infantry, but not as good as Nordic infantry. Swadian infantry resembles a mix between Vaegir and Rhodoks infantry.

They can also train crossbowmen, although their crossbowmen are outmatched by those trained by the Rhodoks.

Troop treeEdit

Swadian troop tree

Swadian troop tree.

Swadian Troop Tree
Lvl. 1 Swadian Recruit
Lvl. 2 Swadian Militia
Lvl. 3 Swadian Skirmisher Swadian Footman
Lvl. 4 Swadian Crossbowman Swadian Infantry Swadian Man-at-Arms
Lvl. 5 Swadian Sharpshooter Swadian Sergeant Swadian Knight

Note: Swadian Militia upgrades to either Swadian Skirmisher or Swadian Footman and Swadian Footman upgrades to either Swadian Man-At-Arms or Infantry.

TerritoriesEdit

The territory of the Kingdom of Swadia contains the following towns, castles, and villages:

Territory of the Kingdom of Swadia
Towns
DhirimPravenSunoUxkhal
Castles
Derchios CastleHaringoth CastleKelredan CastleReindi CastleRindyar Castle
Ryibelet CastleSenuzgda CastleTevarin CastleTilbaut Castle(WB)Vyincourd Castle
Villages
AmereAzgadBalanliBurglenChideElberlEhlerdahEmirinGisim(WB)IbiranIyindah
NemejaNomarRdunaRulunsRyibeletTadsamesh(WB)TahlberlTosdharTshibtin
UshkuruVeidar(WB)YalibeYaragar

Note that, over the course of the game, other kingdoms may besiege and take over these lands and the Kingdom of Swadia may gain more. However, these places are the only places from which you can recruit Swadians. There are Swadian recruits in Swadian villages and mercenaries in taverns

InspirationEdit

The Kingdom's name is likely a play on the "Duchy of Swabia", one of the most powerful German duchies throughout the Middle Ages. In this tradition, the names of the Swadian lords sound uniquely French ("Delinard", "Mirchaud", "Montewar") and German ("Beranz", "Haringoth", "Stamar").

Swadia resembles Western European kingdoms, including England, Scotland, France, and Spain. Their frequent use of cavalry shows similarities to the mounted knights of France. Their relative military balance and propensity toward knights (as well as their being the original faction) further shows them to be the most generically "Medievalist" faction in the game.

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