It's out today, I preordered the Limited Edition (Steel Book Case and Strategy Guide) with birthday vouchers and I'm having all four of my wisdom teeth out today too, so I have the rest of the week off work to recover with Total War
I chose the Empire on Easy. Was following the advisor's ... advise and am getting owned. I can win the first battle against the rebels, then in my first playthrough some other prick attacked me while I was starving out the town haha and I was surrounded and beaten and Karl Franz died, second playthrough again I won the first battle against the rebels, took over the town this time, then a mission popped up telling me two groups of rebels were meeting (I like how both playthroughs started completely differently), I ambushed the first group easily enough, second group came, I got bored waiting for them so sped up time a bit nek minnit "close defeat" wtf? damn it
I am a bit of a Total War newbie. Have the original Medieval (retail version) but can't get it to work on Windows 10, and I have Napoleon that I got for cheap but haven't played much of (classic Steam sales). I can't seem to find a proper tutorial mode in Warhammer? There's a lot of info thrown at you and I'm not sure what to do (especially in the strategic screen). Like can I upgrade buildings? Build new buildings? I tried to create a new army when I captured the rebel town, but then I couldn't move that army?
Yeah Warhammer has taken a LOT from Rome 2 in how it has connected regions now. There's actually a lot here lifted from Rome 2 (even voice acting) but they've then put a few more touches on top to suit the Warhammer universe.
Each faction begins at war with one neighbour: Vampire Counts have Templehof; the Empire have Empire Secessionists; Greenskins have Red Fang; and for Dwarfs it's Bloody Spearz. Your first battle against them will be simple, but then the survivors flee. If you have enough movement left to pursue and attack again, absolutely do that. If you don't they'll either fortify a settlement or regroup alongside that opponent's other army, which is usually nearby, and attack you. I lost Azhag The Slaughterer by turn two thanks to this, which is just embarrassing.
I've fought the rebels at Grunburg twice. Two decisive victories. Their leader is dead, and I've captured the city.
The basics of battle I understand. I have my swordsmen and spearmen up front, my archers behind, and I use my cavalry to sweep around the back and take out their archers. I then flank them with my archers and shoot their army in the back
I've recruited a Lord and given him an army. So now I have the cities of Altdorf and Grunberg, and two armies. A million possibilities of where to go/what to do next. And I still don't understand buildings and technology and that side of things yet. This is where I get stuck so I've stopped playing to do some more research
I also want to bust out my old Battle Masters board game:
I also need to stop getting suckered into "Oooooh shiny!" when missions pop up. They don't appear to scale depending on the level you're at. A bit like Dragon Age: Inquisition where you have all these rifts that need closing that you can see but can't actually do anything about yet.
This game is available through Humble Bundle for $12. Insane value. Even if you cancel the subscription straight away you still get to keep the game. Humble Bundle Monthly is the best deal in gaming at the moment.