Total War: Rome II Chronicles The Addition Of Macedon
The official Total War wiki continues to be updated with new, and relevant details about the upcoming Rome 2: Total War. The latest update on the website reveals facts about the Macedon, a playable faction in the game. A previous update chronicled the ‘unmaking’ of Carthage.
Set in classic antiquity, players will be able to assume the mantle of the leader of Macedon. In case the name doesn’t ring any bells, Macedon’s the nation that a little known guy known as Alexander the Great lead to, well, greatness.
At the period in which the game is set, the nation has lost all of its territories and it’s up to the player to restore Macedon to its former, Alexandrian glory, by conquering its Hellenic rivals and taking on the barbarian hordes beyond the borders of Greece.
The following snippet describes how the faction is expected to play:
“As a Successor State, Macedon gains advantages when fighting other Hellenic factions, and enjoys improved income and provincial growth from every client state owned. Experienced warriors, the armies of Macedon also have an advantage when fighting against barbarians.
Under the leadership of Antigonus Gonatus, they are gracious rulers and shrewd tradesmen, enjoying bonuses to income and population happiness. However, the other Hellenistic states find it hard to forgive Macedon’s hegemonic tendencies, and as such, the Macedonian player will have a harder time winning their trust and allegiance.”
Rome 2: Total War is set for release on the PC later this year.