Forming an army is the only way to compete with other kingdoms in Mount & Blade II. Check out this guide to find out how to form an army in Mount & Blade II Bannerlord. This way you can roll around with 400-500 units instead of 100 or so.
How To Form An Army In Mount & Blade II Bannerlord
If you are in your own kingdom, you will have to form another party. The more parties you have, the more parties you can recruit to your army. Ideally you want as many out as you can afford to constantly have extra parties running around. When a second party out, look on the bottom right of the screen in the over world map. You should see three tiny flags that you can scroll over or click. If you own a kingdom, you can recruit any extra parties you have out in the field. They have to have over half their units remaining to join you though. Watch the cohesion bar when they join, when it hits 0 the army disbands.
When you are a vassal it is the same thing except you can invite other clans in the kingdom to join you as well. The main difference is that this will cost you influence. While you do lead the army, the castles still go to a vote. Still you can’t expect the AI to get much done alone, if you are in a kingdom this is the way to go. Just remember that you don’t always control the entire army on the field. Same with the above, once the cohesion hits 0 they disband.
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