There’s been heaps of DLC already for Total War: Warhammer, but if there’s one thing it’s been lacking it’s new playable factions. A total of six are playable in the base game (two as paid DLC). Well down compared to a typical Total War game, although each faction is wholly unique. However, fresh life is being breathed into Creative Assembly’s strategy epic this February with the honourable Bretonnia marching into view. And the best bit? They’re going to be totally free.
In February 2017 Total War: Warhammer - Old World Edition launches, packing in the original game alongside an exclusive novella and the aforementioned Bretonnia race. Don’t worry though you won’t have to fork out for a new copy if you want access; CA is making Bretonnia available as a free download for all at the same time.
The Bretonnians are likely to play quite similarly to The Empire currently included. Hardly the most exciting of races considering just how close to The Empire they are, but hey, they’re free so who are we to complain. At least it'll add a new starting location and make for some great co-op play between two human forces.
Bretonnia are a race formed of imperious knights and vast swathes of peasants to take the brunt of attacks on the frontlines. They’re led by a trio of new Legendary Lords - King Louen Leoncoeur, Alberic of Bordeleaux and the Fay Enchantress.
I’m not entirely sure what the purpose is of boxing the game up as an entirely new edition but hey ho. I did think at first that perhaps Creative Assembly was bundling in all of the release DLC as a Game of the Edition affair, but from the looks of things the only bonus in this new version is the exclusive ‘The Prince of Altdorf’ book from Total War writer Andy Hall.
Along with this news we also get an updated expansion roadmap for Total Warhammer, teasing upcoming content. I’m particularly intrigued by the prospect of “An Old Friend…”. It’s hard to make out much from the picture but it looks to be a wizard’s tower or something of the sort.
Between now and then it looks as if we can also expect a new Legendary Lord, a couple of new Heroes, new Lores of Magic and of course Grombrindal, the Legendary White Dwarf. He's available right now if you pop into a Games Workshop, but he'll also become generally available as DLC is the next few months.
What do you think Creative Assembly has lined up for us next? Who could 'an old friend' be? Pleased to see Bretonnia gets its dues? Let us know!