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    Default Total War Saga: Thrones of Britannia (new game)

    Theme confirmed, not much else about release date, price, factions and so on... Spring is the earliest possible date, but I'd guess June.

    The subject leaves me uninterested, but those Game of Thrones animations and music made me smile.




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    This looks pretty cool, eager to hear more about it.
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    So Viking Invasion 2, starts a bit later though (VI was 793-1066)

    England 878
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    But VI used 1 year per turn. I doubt this will.
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    Well the FAQ says its 878-1066 (but no fixed end & obviously no Bills' Invasion)
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    Apparently it's an RTS, not a TBS.
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    I think wherever you got that from misunderstood/knows nothing of TW.

    From the FAQ
    What is A Total War Saga?

    Total War Sagas offer the same additive mix of turn-based campaign strategy, real-time battle tactics with hundreds if not thousands of hours of gameplay as a regular Total War game, just focussed down on a distinct moment.
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    Not to mention that ALL TW promotional material calls it an RTS series.
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    I remember somewhere that they compared this to what Fall of the Samurai was.
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    I have to admit, I'm pretty psyched for this one. Reading the novels of Bernard Cornwell's excellent Saxon Chronicles really got me into this period, and I've long hoped it would get the Total War treatment. Can't wait!



    Quote Originally Posted by lars573 View Post
    But VI used 1 year per turn. I doubt this will.
    One of the CA people (I think it was Jack Lusted himself, but don't quote me on that) said it was going to be four turns per year.
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    https://www.totalwar.com/blog/throne...itannia-878-ad
    So Jack, why 878 AD?

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    When you think of Viking Britain, two dates really come to mind:

    793 AD: The first major Viking raid on the monastery of Lindisfarne
    865 AD: The Great Heathen Army, also called the Great Viking Army and supposedly led by the sons of the legendary Viking Ragnar Lodbrok, arrives in England

    Both of these are sort of seen as heralding the arrival of different phases of Viking activity. The first leads to the era of constant raiding of the coasts of Britain and Ireland, the second to their eventual settling in England after a lot of fighting. But both of these to a degree are a start, a beginning of something, and I think what happens next is just as interesting.

    Total War: ATTILA and Total War: WARHAMMER both feature large invasions by marauding forces, as did the Viking Invasion expansion for Medieval: Total War, but they don’t delve into what comes next. What happens after the invasion? How do countries and people pick themselves back up and adapt to the new reality they’re faced with?

    This aftermath is as fascinating to me, if not more so, than the invasion itself as it’s here that the consequences play out. How do the different cultures cope in areas where they’ve merged together? The Great Heathen Army has been defeated, but the fighting hasn’t really stopped. What does that mean for agriculture, and the need to support armies all the time? What will later Viking raiders think of the ones who’ve already settled, will they look on them as brothers or treat them as another target?

    The Treaty of Wedmore, signed after the Battle of Edington in 878 AD, is a great time to jump into to look at answering those questions. The Great Viking Army has settled in the old English kingdoms of Northumbria and East Anglia as well as the eastern half of Mercia, the areas that would become known as the Danelaw. Alfred the Great has carved out a kingdom, but it’s still fragile, and lots of English lands lie under Viking rule.

    In Wales, king Rhodri the Great has died after uniting the lands, his territory divided amongst his sons who each look to follow in the footsteps of their father and rule as King of the Britons, but also deal with a resurgent Wessex.

    To the north in Scotland, the Gaels have overtaken the Picts and the two branches of the Alpinid dynasty vie for control of what is known as Alba. To the west in Ireland, the lands are as divided as they’ve ever been, between Gaelic Kingdoms and new Viking settlements now dotting the coast.

    This brief moment of peace after the Treaty of Wedmore, this little bit of calm, is a perfect starting point for us because it represents a crossroads in time. History unfolded in a way that defined what Britain is today, but at this exact moment, the future is wide open. It is perfect for Total War, and the sandbox nature of our campaign gameplay. History only happened the way it did because of the decisions of people alive at the time. What happens when different choices are made, another path is taken? In Thrones of Britannia, we want you to make those choices, and decide who will rule the Isles.
    Side point I've noticed Shogun & Med1 (incl VI) are on Steam now & very low price special right now, currently downloading & looking forward to some early reminiscence with VI
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