New Faction Revealed!

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#1 Posted by MocBucket62 (1989 posts) -

Today, The Creative Assembly has just announced their newest faction for Rome II and it is Macedon! Here's an image of what the Macedonian phalanxmen will look like in the game.
 

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From what I've read about Macedon, they are an army that is mostly comprised of strong infantry and cavalry units. They are also known for having a weak navy, but they are suppose to be strong against barbarians (who should be revealed sometime in the near future). Anyways this looks awesome and can't wait for this game to come out! You can read the wiki or watch the latest Rally Point to know more info!
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#2 Posted by SirOptimusPrime (2049 posts) -

I was personally most excited when they released the Rome faction.

Seriously though, I hope this is the TW game to hook me in. Still haven't quite "gotten" it yet.

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#3 Posted by JZ (2343 posts) -

Euro trucker faction

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#4 Posted by Galiant (2237 posts) -

These games are amazing, but I doubt I'd be more invested in any other setting than feudal Japan and they already did that amazingly well.

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#5 Posted by BBAlpert (2647 posts) -

The real question is whether you can still send naked guys and flaming pigs into battle.

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#6 Posted by Arabes (744 posts) -

@Galiant: I couldn't get into Shogun Total War but I've loved every other Total War game that's come out and still play Empire now. Does Shogun change as the campaign progresses - you know random events or specific changes like new factions appearing? I think the big problem that I had with it was the progression across the map was pretty linear as opposed to other total war games where you could go in a variety of directions and visit different parts of the world. I also loved things like the black death and Mongol Invasions in Medieval 2.

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#7 Posted by Subjugation (4970 posts) -

@SirOptimusPrime said:

I was personally most excited when they released the Rome faction.

Seriously though, I hope this is the TW game to hook me in. Still haven't quite "gotten" it yet.

This is purely anecdotal evidence, but it was the original Rome: Total War that hooked me and hooked me hard. I still have a deep reverence for that game. You haven't lived until you've marched columns of legionnaires in testudo formation, completely nullifying the typically devastating archers.

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#8 Posted by Galiant (2237 posts) -

@Arabes said:

@Galiant: I couldn't get into Shogun Total War but I've loved every other Total War game that's come out and still play Empire now. Does Shogun change as the campaign progresses - you know random events or specific changes like new factions appearing? I think the big problem that I had with it was the progression across the map was pretty linear as opposed to other total war games where you could go in a variety of directions and visit different parts of the world. I also loved things like the black death and Mongol Invasions in Medieval 2.

No, it was the battles that interested me. The campaign map I thought was tedious unfortunately =/

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#9 Posted by gaminghooligan (1824 posts) -

This game is the reason I got a new graphics card, can't wait.

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#10 Posted by Funkydupe (3613 posts) -

@gaminghooligan: I might have to buy a new card for this. /cry

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