Bit-tech.net has cranked out a two-page preview of Mount & Blade: Warband after trying their hand in the ongoing beta testing of the multiplayer expansion pack.
Taleworlds has also taken the opportunity to add in a number of adjustments to the game, such as additional weapons and armour.
That's not to downplay the more detailed textures and other enhancements though. The new scenario editor looks to be especially excellent, allowing you to the change the weather conditions, causing the AI to act accordingly. The latter function in particular means more dynamic gameplay and greater replayability. It's worth noting though that, while the graphics have been improved, Mount & Blade still isn't much of a looker even with the Warband enhancements.