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Which of them do you think would declare grudges?
Cao Cao versus Yuan Shao would be the big one at the start. If Lu Bu is a playable warlord, then you'll definitely have to overthrow Dong Zhuo (the Palpatine to his Vader) at some point. The game mechanic also allows grudges between characters to grow organically throughout the campaign, so by the time you unite China you'll probably end up with a list of interpersonal rivalries longer than the Dammaz Kron.
But which of them will accept nothing but "SATISFY THE GRUDGE!"?
Much of Creative Assembly's historical Total War content is on sale at Humble Bundle right now.
Continued my coop campaign today and the Old World is screwed◊.
The Empire actually managed to make one last hurrah by confederating with the remaining elector-counts. They drove back the Norsca player's armies besieging some of their settlements and even wiped out one of his smaller armies - then Boris Todbringer got himself cornered and killed by the Vampire Counts down in the Reikland.
Despite that, the Empire still clung onto life for a a while, essentially forcing me to run interference with Archaon - I kept sending him back and forth to raze the smaller settlements and assist sieging armies that were at risk of being potentially attacked by another army. After having been interrupted at least once the other player finally took Altdorf◊.
The last imperial city to fall was Middenheim. Middenland came back into existence for a few turns after a rebel army took one of the Vampire Counts' settlements, but the Norsca player wiped them off the map while still in the area.
Then the Vampire Counts called us into the war with Bretonnia, at which point I decided to finally field a second army under Kholek. At the moment it only consists of him, a sorceror and a ton of basic marauders, but that's fine - they're mainly there to assist Wulfrik's army, while Archaon accompanies the other Norscan stack in the area.
Bretonnia got wiped out almost entirely - they've been at war with the Wood Elves for a while, but as soon as we and the Vampire Counts jumped on them, they pretty much collapsed. Louen Leoncoeur is now hiding out in a Dwarven hold with the last standing Bretonnian army◊.
While Norsca got to make peace with the Wood Elves a while ago - and the Vampire Counts peaced out recently as well - they still refuse to make peace with me. So I decided "screw it". The Vampire Counts are between me and the Wood Elves anyway and the latter are stuck in a war of attrition with the Greenskins - who are also at war with the Dwarventide. The stunties apparently took over most if not all of the Badlands and recently launched an invasion into Sylvanian territory◊. As of now they're being driven back because they made the same mistake Mannfred made earlier in the campaign (which alloed the Dwarves to invade him in the first place) - they overcommitted. The Vampire Counts just marched most of their armies back east and started rounding them up.
The Dwarves still hold a bridgehead in Sylvania, but Vlad's been pushing into the Silver Road.
Meanwhile we're in the process of invading Ulthuan. Tyrion actually managed to get out of the settlement we besieged first and now it's the bridgehead for our ongoing incursion◊. Wulfrik and Kholek will go south along the eastern coast. As soon as Archaon and the generic Norsca general are done with Bretonnia, we'll send them over as well to attack through the Phoenix Gate.
One tragedy happened earlier, though - Surtha Ek died in battle against the Empire and somehow vanished from the other player's lord list.
Edited by DrunkenNordmann on Oct 28th 2018 at 8:15:23 PM
He's riding chariots with Khorne now
That's so apocalyptic, I love it.
And I haven't even seen what's going on in most of the Badlands, Lustria or Nehekara yet.
As soon as I get access to more agents, I'll send someone south to figure out what's happening down there - all I know is that all four major Tomb King factions are still around.
Another thing I found funny - the Tileans apparently decided that they had it with these damn ratmen, so they invaded Skavenblight. It's now their last settlement after the Greenskins took over Tilea.
ToB's asking for feedback. On 3K, they're boasting 3K's units will move more realistically in battle, REGION TRADING IS BACK, while also CA is now on the polishing phase of 3K's development with more marketing content from 3K coming after Vampire Coast's arrival.
(...and there's something about swapping abilities for high tier units in Arena I guess if you're into that)
Edited by VutherA on Oct 29th 2018 at 12:23:21 PM
Liu Bei devblog confirms some form of horde gameplay.
Before he was a god, his beard was still better than yours - CA's take on Guan Yu.
Edited by VutherA on Nov 2nd 2018 at 12:55:28 PM
Historical Total War sales on Fanatical.
...and Curse of the Vampire Coast? Funnily enough, I'm pretty sure it's still cheaper on directly on Steam anyway.
Edited by VutherA on Nov 3rd 2018 at 1:19:50 PM
Maaaaan, the only way Dong Zhou could look eviler here is if he had glowing red eyes.
I now have all the games from the Rome: Total War to Napoleon: Total War. Here is what I have in all of those games.
Rome: Total War- I'm playing as the Scipii.
Medieval II: Total War Kingdoms- I'm playing as colonial Spain, Wales, the Byzantines, and the pagans.
Empire: Total War -I have three saves: Prussia, the potentate that would become extinct until the 1910s because of the "-ia"s, and the Marathas.
Napoleon: Total War- I have three saves: Austria, Peninsular Spain, and Peninsular Albion.
Does anybody have any helpful ideas for these games?
Edited by fredhot16 on Nov 11th 2018 at 5:58:35 AM
I have played basically none of those aside from starting a game in Empire as Brits and finishing a Penisular campaign in Napoleon as Brits.
I cannot help ya there.
Ma Chao, insert a macho pun here at your own expense.
Edited by VutherA on Nov 12th 2018 at 6:01:02 AM
Push it, to the limit.
And here's Liu Biao.
Edited by VutherA on Nov 14th 2018 at 4:00:14 AM
So I'm disappointed that character page lists what happens to each Vampire Coast legendary hero in epilogue EXCEPT Cylostra She gets invited by The Nameless
Something, something, to win without fighting.
Also hey the Han Empire is a vassal of Dong Zhuo with Huangfu Song as its leader.
YES ACTUAL DIPLOMACY CHANGES BY SIGMAR YES 3K HYPE METERS AT MAXIMUM OVERDRIVE
If you have the base games for Napoleon, Empire and Medieval II, you now have all of its additional content.
-Already bought most of the major content for all of these-
On the upside I was recently able to mess with Empire's game files so that I could get the game to Ultra graphics.
Edited by theLibrarian on Nov 20th 2018 at 6:45:05 AM
I got Medieval 2 and Empire for like a buck each way back, but I still can't bring myself to actually play their campaign. M2's UI just looks... hopelessly outdated to me, and while I enjoyed Empire's naval combat, the land battles feel super unwieldy.
Oh yeah, Medieval 2 didn't age well in a ton of ways. There's a lot of little niggling details that make it way less fun to play for me now, particularly how the recruiting system works.
I would be happier about that news if it included some bug fixes, especially for Empire.
Still, I appreciate the thought.
The programmers would probably hiss and leave the room if you mentioned fixing Empire to them.
Edited by VutherA on Nov 20th 2018 at 9:50:39 AM
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