The old thread died so I figured i'd make a fresh start on a new one, heres some copy and paste from the last thread which died
I absolutely love this game, it's really epic and I've been playing warband quite a bit, using mainly Sarranid troops (mamlukes rape).
Warband is a standalone expansion for Mount&Blade, it adds the new faction called the Sarranid Sultanate and the graphics have been heavily upgraded. The player can now marry, create their own kingdom, and give land to their companion who is then able to lead their own army. Calradia has been redesigned and many factions have seen their troops revamped as well as new armour designs and the ability to use throwing weapons in melee, and multiplayer was also added.
I'll add more to the OP later on. (Thanks to Superkill/Jizzler for some of the content)
Links and useful stuff
List of heroes: http://mountandblade.wikia.com/wiki/Heroes
Confusing as shit companion chart:
For warband I think everyone should get the Diplomacy mod, it makes managing fiefs much easier
A mod that makes the game look nicer and includes several mods too: http://forums.taleworlds.com/index.p...,148140.0.html
Here's some pictures of warband