News Archives - November 2007

New Empire: Total War Q&A

by | 11/28/2007 7:47 AM

Creative Assembly have released a second Q&A, giving some more details on such things as factions, technological advancement, rebellions, and how overseas colonisation will be handled.

Read the Q&A and discuss it on our forums.

The original post at Total War Blog can be found here. Many thanks to TinyPiesRUs for spotting it.

RTWH Forum Party X Report

by | 11/27/2007 18:14 PM

Just a wee report on how Sunday's forum party went...
Friesian then came online after winning millions in an online poker tournament and Barbarian Prince's tourney finished up so we attempted to start a big 3v3 but gamespy wasn't having any of it and when a number of people had to leave, we had to settle for a 2v2 with myself & hannibalbarc on one team and Friesian & Tenthlegion on the other. The screenshot shows the battle loading. I was SPQR to the left and hannibalbarc was Brutii to the right. We had the hill but time was pressing and hannibalbarc couldn't wait so we attacked the other two who were quite happy to let us make the first move.

Come visit the Forum Party Thread on the forums if you want to read the full report and see the pics.

RTWH Toons Update

by | 11/26/2007 17:55 PM

It's a new week and it's time for new toons which you can find here and here. My favourite is the sneaky general from Godfried Van B:

The full selection of photos submitted is:
Sneaky general - Godfried Van B
Look behind you - SubRosa
Decius the wit - EnemyofJupitor
Pigs can fly - EnemyofJupitor
Red sky at night - EnemyofJupitor
Nice sword - EnemyofJupitor
This is where we fight!! This is where THEY die!!! - Godfried Van B
Com'on men, we can take them!! - Godfried Van B
Ancient bullet time - Godfried Van B
Our arrows wil block out the sun!! - Godfried Van B
Snow monster in Blizzard - EnemyofJupitor

We also have four new game screenshots from hannibalbarc, which you can view here, here, here and here.

If you have any good toons that you want to send in then email me with your efforts. In the meantime, come join our community on the forums to discuss your favourites.

Congratulations Andrew Dunn and SubRosa

by | 11/25/2007 16:23 PM

Congratulations to our two newest Cherubrim: Andrew Dunn will be filling the position of Empire: Total War News Contributor and SubRosa will be filing the position of Rome: Total War Content Contributor.

Please give them a warm hearty welcome here.

Silmarillion: Total War (For M:TW)

by | 11/23/2007 5:08 AM

apocalypsis of the Fourth Age modding team has dropped in to let us know about a mod for the original Medieval: Total War game. The STW team are currently recruiting. Check out the thread in the modding forum to find out more but first, some screenshots.

The House of Beor attack:

North-west of Map:

Necrast area:

Remember the days of taking those castles wall by wall?

Rome: Total War Forum Party X - Sunday 25th November

by | 11/22/2007 4:50 AM

It's time for another RTW forum party. Pack away your muskets and dust off your hoplon in the attic because the legions of RTWH be in the lobby waiting for you. Check into this thread to see what time it's on at and who else will be going.

RTWH Toons Gallery Updated

by | 11/15/2007 15:18 PM

It's been a while since we had toons so it was well past time to kick-start them again. Have a look at the fresh batch that have been submitted by our forumers here and here. My favourite is this one from SubRosa:

The full selection of photos submitted is:
Had enough beans? - SubRosa
We are the Borg. Resistance is futile - SubRosa
Oops wrong statue - blasterfodder
Greetings from Rhodes - blasterfodder
Let's get 'm boys! - Hussarknight
Bob felt the odds were stacked against him but he didn't know why - Scud

If you have any good toons that you want to send in then email me with your efforts. In the meantime, come join our community on the forums to discuss your favourites.

Empire: Total War In The News

by | 11/15/2007 11:13 AM

Total PC Gaming magazine feature an exclusive Empire: Total War preview this month. Within their Empire-covered pages is an interview with lead designer James Russell and some great screenshots. As it is an exclusive preview, you'll have to get your hands on a copy of the magazine. did release the following update though:
We have one amendment to their printed release date for Empire: Total War. The game is not scheduled for release in March 2008 and isn't currently 75% complete, as their Complete-o-meter indicates. Stay tuned to for the official release date at a later time!

A March 2008 release would have been just heavenly but sadly we'll have to wait a little longer than that. Drop into our Empire: Total War Forum to give your say on the latest news and when you think it will be released.

Creative Assembly interview with Pro-G

by | 11/2/2007 16:42 PM

There's a very interesting interview with Creative Assembly's Studio Director Mike Simpson and Lead Designer James Russell about Empire: Total War on Pro-G. It gives more information on what we can expect in the released game and how the developers are progressing with it.

A few snippets:
There is also a greater emphasis on range weapons and cover, so for the first time we have battlefield buildings that you can send units into, who will take up positions at windows and fire from and to other destructible buildings.

We're maybe 50% of the way through, so over the next year we'll be gradually showing you more and more as we get through it.