Book of Engineering achievement in Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War

Book of Engineering


Book of Engineering+0.8
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How to unlock the Book of Engineering achievement

  • SpectreSubZeroSpectreSubZero377,598
    27 Aug 2009 27 Aug 2009 28 Aug 2009
    21 2 5
    There is question and differing opinion on every site on how to achieve this. The 4 books you have to 100% to be safe is sword, horse, bow, and spear. Just 70% the rest. There is a whole story line that goes along with this also which will be in the link provided. I am 100% positive you have to 100% the book of spears, since the book of spears is part of the story line to getting the book of engineering.

    The best solution I found was posted by Botafogo007 on:


    Alright I just unlocked the achievement. Here is what you will have to do. You don't need to 100% horses like everyone says. You need to 100% Swords, Spears, and Bows. When you 100% a book, you will receive a silver weapon for that book. Once you get a silver sword, spear, and bow, the Avatar of War will appear and say "you are the one with the silver bow, silver sword, and silver spear..." He will then grant you the book of engineering. I've seen some who have said you have to beat one of every enemy type. I don't know if this is true, since I beat the game before going for this achievement.

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    MtldI'd like to add that for me, magicians were the hardest to find. I finally found some to kill with Christine de Pizan (she's french) on a mission involving William, the coward mercenary (part 2).

    You can't get the book of engineering if you don't complete the spears to 100%, so this is absolutely needed.
    Posted by Mtld on 08 Dec 11 at 20:34
    Skanker irlI could not find magicians either. I was about to give up and start over, however, I then found out that once you start a battle you can look under "Unit Info". I then chose an English side, and found Christine de Pizan on the battlefield. She always fights with about 8 magicians. This could be done for any unit type provided you know the famous person that uses that type. Hope that saves someone some time.
    Posted by Skanker irl on 25 Jul 12 at 06:53
    SpectreSubZeroGreat addition, thanks for the info
    Posted by SpectreSubZero on 25 Jul 12 at 11:24
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  • N0TH THA G0DN0TH THA G0D3,066,950
    20 Sep 2012 20 Sep 2012
    4 0 1
    Yeah these guys' things are cool and all. But I just unlocked it and this is exactly what you have to do.

    100% Swords, Spears & Bows.
    70% Everything else.

    That's it.
    I never seen a Chariot in my playthrough, so that's that defunct. I also started the game by specifically 100% those 3 catagories and then systematically working my way down throught the list from top to bottom, levelling everything to 70% and moving on. This is usually around level 33-36. I did explosives last and as soon as it hit 70% the Avatar of War showed up instantly in the Tavern and gave me the book, cheev unlocked after convo.

    To reitirate;
    100% Swords, Bows & Spears.
    70% everything else.

    That's it. It's pretty easy to do, just time consuming. (My playtime was just under 76 hours).
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    Wet JuneIt should be noted that you cannot get the silver weapons until you trigger "The Legendary Warriors" event.
    Posted by Wet June on 22 Feb 16 at 06:59
  • Lil PipsLil Pips793,873
    01 Jul 2008 27 Aug 2009
    8 7 4
    A (perhaps) more comprehensive checklist:

    1. You need 100% research on Sword, Horse and Bow.
    2. You need 70% research on all other books.
    3. Don't forget you need 70% with Explosives as well.
    4. You need to have commanded or defeated EVERY TYPE of unit in the game. (check stats for this)
    5. You must have the Silver Sword, Silver Spear, and Silver Bow.

    After all this is completed, you should get a Tavern visit from the Avatar of War (may take a few fights to appear).
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    Lil PipsPerhaps 100%'ing both Spears and Bows would guarantee it then, since it seems there is some confusion about this on other sites. The rental has long since been returned, or I could pop it in to check. I do remember that I had 100%'ed a few more books than were required (as I was slow in finishing the storyline) before I got this last achievement.
    Posted by Lil Pips on 28 Aug 09 at 15:15
    Mtld100% Bows, Spears and Swords.

    Not Horses.
    Posted by Mtld on 01 Dec 11 at 18:05
    Team Bissetmaxing horses makes no sense you need to max the three that make you legendary as previousily stated everything else is just 70%
    Posted by Team Bisset on 28 Aug 12 at 20:33
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