Welcome to Total War Center's Wiki.
Total War: Three Kingdoms - RELEASED!
Creative Assembly's epic addition to the Total War franchise was released on 23rd May 2019. The new game is set in ancient China in the Three Kingdoms period starting at 190 AD.
Total War: Three Kingdoms introduces two different modes of campaign play, a 'Classic' version based on the Records of the Three Kingdoms which aims for greater historical accuracy, and a new 'Romance Mode' based on the novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms which portrays generals and faction leaders as powerful heroes with special powers.
Generals and leaders seem to be more important than in older titles, and the game includes the ability for the traits and abilities of up to three generals to be used in one army. Diplomacy has been re-worked and is intended to be a more important part of the game introducing concepts such as 'obligations, reciprocity, and trust'.
Members of the Total War Center have geared up for the release of Total War: Three Kingdoms with a badge competition to bring an Oriental theme to the forums. The winning set by Katsumoto is now in use and includes this Citizens badge:
Also on TWC the Total War: Three Kingdoms discussion area includes:
- A remarkably informative historical information thread.
- Brigs "steam valve" (Humour Thread) - now a tradition on TWC for new releases!
- The start of getting Pack File Manager support for modders.
And much, much more! Visit the forum to discuss the new game.
Westeros: Total War
Inspired or frustrated by that ending to the long-running TV series? Decide who wins the Game of Thrones for yourself with the Westeros: Total War mods for M2TW. Play the WTW v1.0 beta mod version released last year and you can storm or defend the Red Keep in King's Landing. Unfortunately, you won't be able to recruit any fire breathing dragons, but you could find some wildfire to throw!
Check out the Hosted Forum for the earlier, ever-popular v0.53, and its expanding selection of sub-mods.
Would you prefer to deal with more than just the AI during your attempt to capture the Seven Kingdoms? The Westeros mods have spawned a series of Hotseat Games.
Post of the Fortnight
The Post of the Fortnight Competition is a new feature on TWC, it is the place to see how the best debaters post and present their ideas and positions. The Competition aims to recognize the best posts and reward the authors with well-earned medals.
Dick Cheney who won the first ever PotF with Significance of Teutoburg Forest, has had another success with his recent tie for first place with Who was Alexander's greatest teacher? multiple candidates are discussed but perhaps the most interesting is:
- No one - The maverick pick. Alexander was a historical outlier. An adolescent, angry, genocidal, war-mongering megalomaniac and momma's boy who should give all the credit in the world to his incredible good fortunate. No alcoholic drunk, reckless gambler, or psychopathic prince has ever benefited so much from outcome bias...
Read more here
Another winner with a military theme was Cyclops with Why was flanking so effective?, here's a taster:
- Getting men onto a field to kill one another is no mean feat. You do it by bonding them socially, emotionally and militarily. Less centralized ("civilised") societies bring warriors to the field when each individual decides to come. Complex societies have conscription and other forms of coercion, material rewards, intangible rewards , religion and so on that allows masses to be mobilised and moved. Part of these systems is practicing in formation, and the line of battle is a very old and successful institution.
Read more here
Find the Best Total War Mods
For latest release news please view Modding News and Announcements on TWC.
For a compilation of the News Team's modding announcements see Modding News Front Page Announcements 2019 or Modding News Front Page Announcements 2018
"Find a Mod" - Sortable Tables:
Released Mods with Wiki Pages:
Total War News
For latest news please also view Total War Gaming News and Announcements on TWC.
Total War: Three Kingdoms will have an all-new spy system, find out more in this video.
Biographical and playstyle details have been released of the eleven legendary warlords you will be able to play as, including the female warrior Zheng Jiang described as "The Bandit Queen", "A fierce warrior and anarchist bandit, she lives to burn down the corrupt Han Dynasty". Read more here.
"A Hero's Journey" shows legendary hero Zhuge Liang wandering ancient China searching for a worthy master, the video showcases the varied landscape of the game's territory.
With diplomacy set to be a major factor in Total War: Three Kingdoms two blog posts and videos have been released describing the new system. Find the links and discuss the implications here.
Thrones of Britannia - Steel & Statecraft
The Britannia Saga has recently had an update titled the Steel & Statecraft patch with an additional bug-fix issued on 14/1/2019. The patch focuses on improvements to Estates, Traits & Recruitment but also includes new Buildings and two new Settlements. The full patch notes can be found here. Discuss the patch on TWC here.
Rome: Total War!
Surprised to see good old RTW in the 'news'? No, it's not a misprint! Feral Interactive have released Rome: Total War for Android and iOS. Unfortunately, the mobile versions aren't currently moddable, so mod lovers may need to hold on to their old PC versions too. Discuss RTW on TWC here.
Warhammer II - Festag Beta
Will we get an update to the update to the update? The Festag Beta Update has had its own update, see the full details here. The Festag Update is an opt-in beta which contains changes to Skills, Buildings, Balancing & Abilities. Discuss your experiences with Warhammer II and the update here.
More about the Total War Center
In addition to in-depth coverage of all the Total War Series games, modding and mods, TWC is home to a lively Discussion and Debate area including the notorious and well named Political Mudpit. Occasionally also the scene of heated debate, The Curia governs a unique system of Citizenship and encourages users to discuss ways to improve the site.
The Scriptorium is a place where the Total War Center's most popular and well-written articles are stored.
The Picture of the Week and Video Competitions are held in the Screenshot Galleries.
The Graphics Workshop is home to some great artists who as well as showcasing their works are happy to provide help and advice and might even make a signature or avatar for you!