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For the factions of other Mount&Blade games, see Factions.

Approximate areas of the five nations in With Fire & Sword.

There are five nations in With Fire & Sword that occupy Eastern Europe. They are constantly at war, trying to take over each others' territory and fiefs. Additionally, each faction is distinguished by a different style of army: some have excellent infantry, others excellent Musketeers/Archers or cavalry, or a combination of these.

Each nation has a monarch and his subjects, as well as a claimant to the throne who waits for someone (the player) to champion their cause. The claimants can be found in random towns. In various taverns you can ask a traveller for information on their locations, at the cost of 30 thalers. Unlike in other games, claimants can be found in taverns of the nation that they are the claimant for.

In With Fire & Sword, you are not allowed to make your own faction, you can only join a nation (starting out as just a subject) or you can start a rebellion by capturing one of the fiefs of the nation you want to rebel against.

The five nations in the game are listed below. For more information on each, go to their respective pages.

Two minor "factions" should be mentioned here as well: Bandits and Mercenaries.

List of Nations[]

Banner Name Color Ruler Claimant
Cossack shield.png Cossack Hetmanate #d76363 Hetman Bogdan Hmelnitski Ivan Barabash
Crimean shield.png Crimean Khanate #54bf7c Khan Islam Giray Mehmed Giray
Tsardom shield.png Muscovite Tsardom #add451 Tsar Alexei Mikhailovich Stepan Razin
Polish shield.png Polish Commonwealth #e6bf61 King Jan Kasimir Janusz Radziwill
Sweden shield.png Kingdom of Sweden #75bbd2 King Carl Gustaf Former Queen Christina


  • In the code, nations are still referred to by the names of factions from the original Mount&Blade.
Classic/Warband Factions
With Fire & Sword Nations
Napoleonic Wars Nations
AustriaFrancePrussiaRheinbundRussiaUnited Kingdom
Viking Conquest Factions
AileachAlbanAlt ClutBrycheiniogConnachtaCornubiaDanmarkEast EngleFriese
OsraigeUladhWest Seaxe
Bannerlord Factions
AseraiBattaniansEmpire (NorthernSouthernWestern) • KhuzaitsSturgiansVlandians
Minor Factions
Beni ZilalBrotherhood of the WoodsCompany of the Golden BoarEleftheroi
Embers of the FlameForest PeopleGhilmanHidden HandJawwalKarakhergit
Lake RatsLegion of the BetrayedSkolderbrotvaWolfskins