The 1257 Edition of MountBlade is a realism mod that grounds the games original setting more firmly in the actual history of the native versions starting date: 1257 A.D. Mount Blade offers realistic mounted combat with equipment drawn from the Middle Ages, but the original setting presents a hodge-podge of over 500 years of history, mixing Viking-Age segmented helmets with Renaissance plate armor. The 1257 Edition offers a more authentic experience.