How do you increase movement speed on the map in Mount & Blade
I just bought Mount & Blade off steam yesterday. On the overland map (with all the cities etc.) I see parties with speeds much higher than mine (like the 'steppe bandits' going at 7.1), is there a character attribute that's linked to this? If not, how do I increase my parties speed?
There are 4 ways that I remember off the top of my head, but I haven't played for a while, so I won't be much more help.
A hero with high pathfinding skill (remember, if you have this skill and your companion also does, you get a bonus)
Extra horses in your inventory
Amount of "infantry" and "mounted" troops, armies with more of the latter move way faster, so there are a lot of benefits of having your army composed entirely of cavalry, not even mentioning how strong it generally is.
Thanks, that explains why all those points in horse riding weren't doing anything!
Also, Control + Space speeds up in-game time on the world map, whether moving or stationary.
Don't know when this was implemented (works as of Warband 1.134), but I wish I'd had this functionality years ago.