Total War: Rome II Introduces The Suebi Faction
The Suebi is the next faction to join Total War: Rome II‘s lineup of playable factions. The Suebi is described as an indomitable Germanic culture hailing from the north east of Gaul. They are not a single people, but rather a gathering of numerous tribes who share the same language and religious beliefs, who also share in their love for raiding their Gallic neighbors across the Rhine river.
Their armies rely heavily on infantry and ambush tactics, making the terrain their ally as they conduct regular raids upon their neighbors. Lightly armored and lightly armed, most Suebi warriors equip a javelin-like weapon called the framea, which they use to charge into battle.
The Suebi organize into small bands of Berserkers, which are said to cast fear into the hearts of even the strongest Roman legionnaires.
Here’s a snippet describing how they perform in the game:
Under the right leadership, The Suebi have the potential to unite to a single purpose, and Britannia, Gaul, and Iberia could easily be swept away under the weight of their numbers…
Like other Germanic factions, the Suebi are masters of forest warfare and plunder. Stemming from a confederation of smaller Germanic tribes, they have a diplomatic edge when dealing with other barbarians and excel at fighting lesser tribes who dare to stand in their way. They feel disdain for outsiders, civilised cultures and other barbarians alike, and must contend with considerable resistance from those whom they conquer.
Further details of the Suebi faction can be found on the game’s official Wiki. The game’s out for the PC later this year.