Mount & Blade: Warband Preview

Another hands-on preview of TaleWorlds' multiplayer addon for Mount & Blade has made its way to the web, and this time it comes to us from GDN. A snippet:
The battles are intense. You have to pay attention and a rider can fly up behind you and drop you with one strike. In fact it seems like a lot of things can drop you with one strike if you're not careful. The world is a dangerous place and war is hell. This certainly shows you how hard life can be in a warzone but not really at the expense of fun.

The game is fairly polished already as it's up to version 0.701 and I think that it will certainly be ready soon. The graphics are a little flat and some models are almost completely two-dimensional. And yet I still don't care and want to stop writing this and go back to it. So I think I shall.
47 seconds of gameplay footage and a few new screenshots are also included.