Command of the troops is one of the main mechanics of Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord. By recruiting new soldiers and improving them, your army becomes stronger and stronger, and you begin to become an important person in Calradia.
Recruitment of new soldiers.
You can hire new recruits in the villages. All you have to do is visit one of the many villages on the map and choose the appropriate option from the menu. Of course, sometimes they don’t exist at all. The better your relationship with this village (e.g. by completing a mission for a village elder), the more people you can recruit. On the other hand, if you have looted this village, there will be no volunteers willing to join your party.
Upgrading the soldiers
After each battle, your party gets experience points. The number of points depends on the size of the battle – the more enemies your party kills, the more experience your group gets. When a soldier has the required number of experience points, you can upgrade to the next level. Its maintenance will cost you more money, but the soldier will have better equipment and be more effective on the battlefield.
The morale of the party
Morale affects the effectiveness of your entire squad. The lower the morale, the worse your soldiers’ performance on the battlefield. To ensure a high level of morale, often win battles and provide yourself with food of good quality.