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Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2014 10:37 a.m. PST

Is there a game similar to the Total War series that's recent? I love the games but they're getting dated and support is falling to fans.

Personal logo HUBCommish Supporting Member of TMP07 Sep 2014 4:34 p.m. PST

Total War: Rome II is newish and regularly updated.

Rebelyell2006 Inactive Member07 Sep 2014 8:07 p.m. PST

Total War: Rome II is newish and regularly updated.

Rome II is a bugged monstrosity filled with awkward mechanics and absurd limitations and graphic interfaces. It was either a rushed crapfest or an intentional turning point to force the Total War series into a new direction. I tried multiple campaigns, and the only redeeming feature in my mind is the ability to have semi-customized army names and an in-game means of tracking an army's history (and cutting out the need for pen and paper tracking for roleplaying purposes). Automatic replenishment is nice, but reducing an entire faction to recruiting three units a turn is ahistorical and insanely annoying considering how quickly Rome could replace destroyed legions. If you are not careful diplomacy will be quickly reduced to a group of two or three alliance systems, and it will all fall apart like World War I (with Rome and Carthage posing as Germany and France). It is the only Total War game I regret buying.

The closest I can think of a similar game series would be the AGEod series, but they are primarily of the Blackpowder era, and focus more on resource micromanagement and less on battlemap micromanagement.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP08 Sep 2014 3:03 a.m. PST

No True total war game.

If you just want battles there are a few games you can try.

Histwar Napoleon, is out, with sevral big updates, play napoleoinc battles with up to 500 000 soldiers, no 2000 soldier armies fron total war here. A single brigade usualy got more soldiers then a whole army in total war.

How ever I would recomend you wait a few months. if you have steam to to "greenlight" and search for histwar, there you can vote to get it on steam. It's called histwar austerlix.

I would wait for it to either get on steam, or the next big update comming this vinter, it had MASSE grapghical upgrade both the soldiers and animation(right now soldiers are square and stiff) The new update will make the soldiers up the rome 2 standard.
But when that update(or upgrade if you like) comes we don't know, some time late fall early winter.

But if you can't wait for that in a few weeks another big update will be added, that ads true brigade and divisjon command(right now you mostly give command to whole corps, giving you less command and control feel)
It's a good game now, by chirstmas it might be an epic game.

The game has 3 map sizes, two for piched battles, another "campaign" map thats hundreds of square km. were you have to use cav to find and fix the enemy ect.

The game comes with Order of battle editor(make your own armies) So far you have Russia, France, Sweden, Austira, and the corps of Prussians that fought at Eylau. As well as "minor" states like Polen, italy, denmark ect.

All units are historical, so you can add the 13e legere to your army ect.

It also comes with map editor thats easy to use, and doctrine editor.

It's quite epic seeing a cavarly mele of 20 000 troopers and horses.

Right now you have the choice of 1:10 or 1:2 scale figures. But a 1:1 is coming to, letting you play eylau with the full 160 000 soldiers. Lots of cool detalies, like if you add the 17th Line to your 1806 army, it will have the white uniforms they used for that short period.

Another game is Scourge of war gettysburg, again just battles. same style of game as histwar but more polished. and ofcourse sett in the ACW, but those guys are comming out with a waterloo game next year.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2014 10:54 a.m. PST

Ps. Rome II is now kinda playable, if you use alot of mods

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