|Posted by Spritty on March 17, 2015 at 2:10 PM||comments (0)|
On today of all days, a Celtic Invasion! We’ve announced new factions for Total War: ATTILA.
As the skies darken, Rome’s grip on the Brittanic isles weakens. The native tribes sense that their hour of emancipation is at hand; the time is right to expand their rule by axe and fire. From the mists at the very edge of the world, the Celts rise!
Playable for the first time in ATTILA, the Celtic tribes of the Ebdanians, Caledonians and Picts specialise in swift and deadly warfare. Every unit in the Celtic roster has the Guerrilla Deployment trait, enabling them to deploy almost anywhere on the battlefield – even behind enemy lines.
The Celts are a raiding, looting and sacking based culture type. Each faction benefits from its own unique traits, but all share Celtic cultural traits that vastly increase their income from these activities. An all-new Celtic roster is available for recruitment, alongside new units unique to each faction.
Also included are new objectives, skills, tier-5 buildings, ancillaries and a new narrative event-chain.
Check out the trailer here:
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|Posted by Spritty on March 14, 2015 at 10:00 AM||comments (0)|
We caught up with ThePrussianPrince for an interview to see his toughts about A:TW and get some insights about the multiplayer aspect from one of probably the best player there is.
Fixer: Hello ThePrussianPrince, first of all can you introduce yourself for our audience?
ThePrussianPrince: Hello. I'm Radu, but you may know me online as ThePrussianPrince. I live in Bucharest, Romania and I'm part of the Aggony clan. I was in a lot of clans before finally settling in Aggony (which was in 2012), but I'm very happy to have finally found the clan that suits me.
Fixer: How did you came into contact with the Total War series and witch game you like the most?
ThePrussianPrince: I first played, I think it was, the first Medieval Total War, but that was just briefly. I started getting more into the Total War series when the first Rome came out, though I didn't really play multiplayer until Napoleon came out. Once Napoleon was released, though, I pretty much played multiplayer almost exclusively, and since then that's still the case. My favorite's got to be Fall of the Samurai, though, I think in terms of the multiplayer aspect that had the best balance in the beginning, most tactical depth, and was also most fun for me. It's still the case even now I'd say, I'd take the multiplayer of FotS any day over Rome 2's or Attila's, in a heartbeat.
Fixer: What do you think about the multiplayer aspect of A:TW?Do you think CA made a better job at the launch of A:TW compared to the launch of ROME 2:TW?Do you have any suggestion on improvements that CA can make?
ThePrussianPrince: The multiplayer of Total War: Attila has not really been overhauled in terms of features, bug fixes and such when compared to Rome 2. However, it is better in 2 ways: balance, and it's way more fun for me. I also think they really had a good release with Attila, it was a much better one than Rome 2's at least.
Fixer: What is your opinion about the competitive community ?General aspect, what would you like to see,etc.
ThePrussianPrince: I would like to see a website that is the main "hub" of competitive Total War, currently there are a few ones trying to do so, but because of that reason the community is split up. We don't have something like StarCraft 2 has (TeamLiquid), for instance. I'd say the competitive community is not in a bad spot right now, but things could definitely be improved in that regard. One thing's for sure though: more tournament games need to be streamed and casted, at the moment very few are which is a bit unfortunate.
Fixer: Do you have a favourite A:TW faction ?
ThePrussianPrince: As you know, I like OP factions so I'd probably go with Eastern Roman Empire or better yet, something like Ostrogoths. Langobards/Burgundians are up there too. Though, if by favorite you mean which is most fun, that would probably be the Sassanids.
Fixer: Can you give a couple of tips for the new players out there that love Total War?
ThePrussianPrince: For new players that love Total War (multiplayer specifically), you should definitely check out the following YouTube channels: mine (which is ThePrussianPrince), Maximus Decimus Meridius, milkandcookiesTW, Theokoles of Rome, Wolf of Remus and Heir of Carthage. I probably missed some other good ones, in that case I'm sorry.
Fixer: Lastly , do you have any shoutouts or anything you would like to say to the community?
ThePrussianPrince: I would like to give a shoutout to my clan, Aggony, as it's great to be part of it and all the people in it are amazing. I'm not talking about how good they're at the game here (some of them definitely are really strong though), I'm talking about how they are as people. I would also like to give a shoutout to the RTK and IDE clans, they definitely provide a lot to the community.
You can see ThePrussianPrince in action tonight in our first tournament that’s going to start from 18:30 London Time and you can watch it at http://www.twitch.tv/therebelking_ .
Thanks to Fixer and ThePrussianPrince for the Interview!
|Posted by Spritty on March 14, 2015 at 8:05 AM||comments (0)|
|Posted by Spritty on March 13, 2015 at 6:10 PM||comments (0)|
Total War is 15 years old. Creative Assembly has released a video to celebrate that fact. It's a round-up of scenes from the history of the series. It also briefly suggests something new, which, based on previous revelations, is likely a Warhammer game.
Total War: Warhammer was prematurely revealed in a Total War art book. While still not officially announced, it's almost certain that that's what the video's teaser is about. At around 2:32 a purple haze is revealed, and an inhuman roar echoes.
From the video's description:
"2015 will be our biggest year yet, and this latest trailer will give you a hint of what’s to come. Digital and tablet title Total War Battles: KINGDOM, 10v10 team strategy in Total War: ARENA, and more..."
Hopefully we'll find out about the "and more..." soon. In the meantime, check out Dan's review of the most recent game of Total War's 15 year history: Attila.
|Posted by Spritty on March 13, 2015 at 9:40 AM||comments (0)|
Our first Attila Tournament Starts on 14.03.2015.
The Tournament have 16 Slots!
Check the Forum for more Details!
|Posted by Spritty on March 13, 2015 at 8:50 AM||comments (0)|
Total War ATTILA – Longbeards Culture Pack
About the DLC:
The Longbeards Culture Pack brings three new playable factions to Total War™: ATTILA. The Langobards, the Burgundians and the Alamans may be used in Single or Multiplayer Campaign modes and Custom and Multiplayer battles.
After centuries facing the threat of Roman dominance, these three formidable and warlike Germanic kingdoms are ready at last to sweep forth in expansionist campaigns from their tribal homelands. The Western Roman Empire lies to the South, her border territories weak and ripe for the plunder. With their unique blend of new buildings, battlefield units and faction traits, The Longbeards are poised to exploit the chaos of the age.
In history, these factions would go on to found some of the great empires of the medieval period. Will you marshal their might to forge those empires yourself?
Cultural trait (Barbarian Kingdoms)
New Kingdoms: Building conversion rate -50%
Unique narrative event-chain: The Lay Of Ybor
Playing as these factions will present you with a new series of linked narrative events. The Lay Of Ybor is delivered in the style of a Germanic Saga, in which you direct the actions of a fabled hero through a series of branching narrative choices. As the story draws to its conclusion, Ybor himself becomes available as a general for your armies, complete with traits that mirror the choices you made.
Unique Faction Traits
These factions bear unique traits which differentiate their play-style in the Total War™: ATTILA Grand Campaign.
The Burgundians: Bred For The Hunt
Icy Determination: +10% unit replenishment
Harsh Sustenance: +15 food for every region with poor fertility
The Alamans: Germanic Unity
Frontiersmen: 15% increased melee attack versus romans.
Royal Splendour: +50% to general’s radius of influence in battle.
The langobards: Godan’s Chosen
Emancipators: Number of men recruited from defeated enemy forces is doubled.
The Fury of Our Maker’s Hand: +10% unit morale when fighting armies of other religions.
Unique mission objectives
Players waging a campaign with the Langobards, Burgundians or Alamans will receive a unique series of mission objectives over the course of the campaign. Among these is a new optional objective which offers you a substantial injection of wealth to abandon your settlements and become a true migratory faction.
Complementing the Germanic barbarian unit roster, The Burgundians, Langobards and Alamans each have access to a number of unique units in battle:
• Barbed Skirmishers
• Barbed Javelinmen
• Scattershot Hurlers
• Elite Scattershot Slingers
• Burgundian Mounted Axemen
• Barbed Lancers
• Royal Lancers
• Burgundian Axemen
• War Hounds
• Bejewelled Nobles
• Alamannic Scavengers
• Elite Alamannic Scavengers
• Chnodomar's Raiders
• Protectores Defectors
• Captured Cheiroballistra
• Young Wolves
• Godan's Chosen
• Horse Hewers
• Horse Slayers
• Langobard Clubmen
• Scaled Clubmen
• New ‘Curing’ building chain: Curing Shack -> Smokeshed -> Salt Warehouse
• Court of Countless Kings: level 5 upgrade to Hall of Elders
• New ‘Gem’ building chain: Gem Deposit -> Gem Cutter -> Gem Setter -> Gem Connoisseur
• New ‘Freedman’ building chain: Emancipation Ground -> Freedman Commune
• Beheading Copse
• Court of Godan’s Dance
The Longbeards Culture pack features several new ancillaries with which to bolster the skills and abilities of your campaign’s key characters:
• Pforzen Buckle: Siege defence bonus.
• Sacrificial Dagger: Cheaper religious buildings and stronger religious influence
• Godan’s Inspirer: Increases damage and melee skill at the expense of armour
• Benevolent Swindler: Increases money gained from embezzlement.
Although occupying the eastern part of central Europe in AD98 and surrounded by other tribal societies, archaeological and linguistic evidence suggests that the Burgundii originated on the Baltic Sea island of Bornholm. By the first century AD however, the Burgundii were active in mainland Europe. As the centuries progressed, they solidified their position as a power in the north and east of the continent. Although defeated by the Romans and surrounded by enemies, as the 4th century begins and the authority of the Western Roman Empire wanes, many tribes have pushed further into former imperial territory. As such the Burgundii now have the chance to move across The Rhine and take their rightful place there – in a world free from the shackles of Imperial Rome!
As the spirited successors of the Suebi the Alemanni intend to forge a new life for their people away from the nomadic terror of the Huns and their ilk. Regarding themselves as Rome’s nemesis despite several defeats – notably at the battle of Lake Benacus – they have nevertheless stripped the empire of much of its western territory and have the collective will to carry on the fight. Led by a tribal confederation of greater and lesser kings, princes and chiefs who claim royal blood, the Alemanni levy a diverse range of Germanic troops to fight for them. Their destiny, however troubled, lies in greatness beyond The Rhine; their tenacity and sheer bloody-minded determination will see their ambition realised!
When the small yet noble Winili tribe faced the vandals, their god Godan declared he would give victory to the tribe he saw first on the day of battle. Seeing the Winili with their women warriors, he asked “who are these long beards?” and awarded them victory. The tribe were from then on known as the Langobardi. Now they live along the river Elbe, far from their roots. Led by their king, who shares power with his people wherever possible, they are a determined tribe who have weathered many storms to achieve greatness. Langobardi history is marked by struggle and bloody conflict, and their future doubtless holds more of the same. Yet the Longobardi will emerge victorious, with renewed strength, to face anything the gods can throw at them!